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Whalley Range CC, Manchester

Welcome 2018

Welcome to the Whalley Range Cricket Club News Update

We are an inclusive club which supports and caters for a community of cricket lovers. Fun is enhanced by winning. An amateur club with a professional attitude and approach.

Please note: the club (and ground) is available to hire for social functions and by cricket teams from £100. Late licenses can be applied for. For further details please contact Chris Battle on 07908234583.


The 1st XI lost a tight game against Bury, failing by 16 runs to chase down 192, despite another cultured 50 from Sully Malik. he 2nds, however, chalked up their first win of the season at Oldham CC. Azfar Zeeshan and Adam Smith starred with both bat and ball. On Sunday, the 3rd XI allowed Werneth to rack up 220, showing once again that dropped catches make all the difference, and we scored a commendable 195, with Ghazanfar Ali scoring 91.

The junior sides once again shone. After a weakened U13s side lost to Didsbury in the cup on Thursday, a back-to-strength side disposed of Ashley on Friday night, with Ismail Azfar and Sam Raaj both retiring on 30. That same evening, the U12s pairs side beat Wythenshawe comprehensively, and then did the same to Bramhall on Monday evening in the glorious Bank Holiday sunshine.


The junior summer coaching programme and registration continues on 11 May. Year 3 & 4 train 5.30-6.30, year 5 & 6  6.30-7.30, and years 7-10 from 7-8.30pm.

All Stars Cricket for 5-8 year olds

The All Stars programme for 2018 is now open for registration, and 42 kids are already signed up for the Whalley Range CC programme on Tuesdays, from 6.30-7.30pmfrom 15 May for 8 weeks.

This year EVERY CHILD will get a free ticket to the Lancashire v Northants T20 Blast match at Old Trafford on Sunday 8 July, and one adult can get a ticket for just £5!!!!

They also get a backpack, bat, ball, personalised shirt with name , cap and activity book, and re-registered kids get a set of stumps too.

Please go to to sign up


Outdoor nets at the club are from 6pm every Tuesday and Thursday to September. Details from Mike Hill on 07894961530


This season, we have started a 4th XI team which  will allow us to develop our 13-16 year olds alongside mature players.

For more details, please contact head coach, Mike Hill (07894961530).


New players always welcome. We are particularly keen to recruit people who can keep wicket. We pride ourselves on providing cricket for all tastes and abilities, and now includes our new Over 40s team, playing Wednesdays in a league.. The 1st XI and 2nd XIs play a very high quality of cricket every Saturday, taken very seriously; the 3rd XI and now 4th XIs play on Sundays, is slightly less serious and is a proving ground for new players and aspiring juniors, and the Midweek XI and Sunday Friendly XI is for those who just want to enjoy an evening or afternoon's cricket in a semi-competitive environment, followed by a drink in the bar.


Normally £20inc p&p, now just £10inc p&p. And all profits go to help fund junior sport at WRC


Please send cheque for £10inc p&p made payable to Whalley Range CC, and address it to Mike Hill c/o WRC & LTC, Kingsbrook Road, M16 8NR. Please remember to include a postal address.

Two England cricket captains, three Olympians, a famous music composer, a sprinkling of county cricketers, international rugby players, a prolific author, a renowned amateur astronomer, and the cream of the country's lacrosse players are just a few of the stars who have graced the club from Whalley Range down the years. One of the oldest clubs in the area, with cricket dating back to 1845 and tennis first staged in 1881, Whalley Range truly boasts a most colourful and illustrious pedigree, and this volume charts the first 100 years, from its early existence on College Road, its brief tenure at Hough End, through to its current residence on Kingsbrook Road, where it benefited from a rich influx of talent from the nearby William Hulme's Grammar School. The book is as much a social history of this area of Manchester as a sports book and recounts the many ups and downs and the devastating heartbreak caused by the wars, as well as stunning performances, record scores, and regular appearances at Old Trafford.


We are looking for sponsors who want to help us continue to improve our facilities and junior coaching. If interested, please contact chairman Mike Hill on 07894 961530.

Whalley Range CC is Clubmark accredited

The club also has a Tennis section: if you are interested in joining the tennis section, please visit