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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.


We are getting the changing rooms, ground and facilities ready for the start of the season on Saturday 24 March, and again on Saturday 7 April. Lots to do so need plenty of volunteers. We start at 10am each day.


The junior summer programme starts on Friday 13 April, with sign-up starting at 5pm. Registration continues of 20 and 27 April. Year 3 & 4 train 5.30-6.30, year 5 & 6  6.30-7.30, and years 7-10 from 7-8.30pm.

U13s matches start on Friday 20, U11s on Sunday 22 April and U15s on Monday 23 april. U9s and u12s matches are being scheduled for midweek evenings.

All Stars Cricket for 5-8 year olds

The All Stars programme for 2018 is now open for registration, and 11 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 start on Tuesday 10 April and Thursday 12 April at 6pm til dark, and continue every Tuesday and Thursday to September. Details from Mike Hill on 07894961530


The season starts on Saturday 21 April, with the 1st XI at home to Heyside, and the 2nd XI away at Friarmere. It finishes on 23 September. 

The delay in finalising Sunday cricket has allowed us to enter a 4th XI into the league. This team 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