THE SENIOR LEAGUE IN THIS AREA IS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEW TEAMS

The North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Premier Cricket League is looking for new teams to join them. As an accredited ECB Premier League, with an excellent administrative structure, good playing facilities, umpires panel and more, it sets the standards for local clubs and their players throughout the area. We already have clubs from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire and would welcome other clubs from those areas.

Between the end of the 2014 season and the current campaign, the league lost two clubs (4 teams) from their numbers when Leek Moorlands CC and Norton CC resigned for various reasons – Leek Moorlands CC due to shortage of players and financial considerations – Norton CC due to a dispute with the ground owners. Fortunately, Norton CC merged with another of our members to form Bagnall Norton CC and the new club is now settling in well. However, this left Divisions 3A and 3B operating with only 10 teams when previously the league had 8 successful divisions of 12.

The league has been considering its options to bring it back to full strength, and would now like to hear from any club within the area and its surrounding districts to register an interest in joining. Please contact Keith Tunnicliffe, League Manager, by e-mail as soon as possible, but no later than 10th August 2015 if interested. His e-mail address is Tunnicliffesport@aol.com