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ESTABLISHED 1874

FOUNDER MEMBERS OF THE GREATER MANCHESTER CRICKET LEAGUE

Future Fixtures

Sat 7: 1st XI vs Egerton (Home)
Sat 7: 2nd XI vs Deane & Derby (Away)
Sun 8: 3rd XI vs Whalley Range (Away)

GMCL T20 Final

The club are delighted to announce Clifton CC 1st XI have reached T20 finals day on Sunday 25th July and offer our congratulations to Gareth and his team and wish them well on the day. To top that off we are proud to have been asked to host the finals day by the GMCL, all we need to do now is pray for the weather.

 Access to the ground will be via the only entrance on Manchester road and the entrance fee will be £2 for adults and £1 for Juniors and OAP’s. There will be no parking on the ground other than players and officials and we ask you all to be mindful of our local residents as parking will be on the main road. Cash will be taken on the gate.

As we all know times have been extremely difficult during the recent pandemic and we urge everyone to be cautious as we enter the “getting back to normal” times. There will be a catering van on the carpark to enable food to be purchased all day as well as an ice cream van. We will have a beer tent up at the top of the ground selling bottles and cans which will be cash only and the bar will be open serving from the function room only and will be a one-way system in and out with payment by card only.

We would ask you all to queue in a sensible way still following social distancing guidelines within the club. This will also be the entrance for the function room toilets so please give way to people wanting to enter. The toilets and disabled toilet will also be available in the members side but there will be no bar service from this side.

Have a great day and enjoy the cricket.

Schedule:
10.00 am: Clifton Kingfishers V Moorside Mavericks
01.30 pm: Heyside Hyenas V Edgerton Earthquakes
05.00 pm: Final

David Robins

June, Zandra, Graham and all his family would like to thank everyone for the many messages of sympathy and fond memories received during their sad loss.

Also our heartfelt appreciation for the generous donations in his name for the North West Area Ambulance Service.

A lovely man greatly missed R.I.P.

DAVID ROBINS – 1941 TO 2021

David Robins, who has died aged 79, was the current president of Clifton Cricket Club and a devoted and loyal servant to the club all his life. David served as treasurer for 35 years from1974 to 2009 during a period of huge transformation for the club - both on and off the field. As the business and turnover grew each year, he provided safe and reliable handling of the daily finances, in the days when all was done by hand. Regularity and accuracy were his watch words, ensuring the club gained a reputation as a good employer of stewards, bar staff and cricket professionals. The accountants appointed to do the annual audit of the ‘books’ always commented that this was their easiest job of the year due to the pristine nature of the accounts. David demonstrated immense dedication to duty and loyalty to the committee, where he was an ever-present contributor to meetings during all of his years in post.

David was made a life member in1986 and was elected president in 2017 - the two highest honours the club can bestow. He was one of the three trustees of the club and was still a serving member of both the general and finance committees.

David Michael Robins [D.M. Robins in the scorebook] followed his grandfather, Herbert, who was vice chairman for many years in the 1930’s, and his father, Arthur Robins, who served as both chairman and second team captain until his premature death in 1961. David began to appear in the second team in the early 1950’s as a right-handed batsman and made his first team debut in 1962, which the Journal newspaper reported at the time as ‘being given gradual first team experience and being second top scorer with 35 against Walkden Moor Meths’. A batsman with a correct technique and a solid defence, David would not give up his wicket easily, eventually becoming a first team regular by the early 1970’s. Despite his substantial frame, David stroked the ball rather than hitting powerfully. However, he recalled many times the occasion when he completely surprised himself by hitting opening bowler and Pakistani professional Anwar Khan clean over the scorebox at ‘long on’ with pure timing.

Between 1937 (when Clifton re-joined the Bolton & District Cricket Association) and 1983, the club won ten trophies. David Robins featured in seven of those achievements: he was a member of the 1959 second team which won the Halliwell Shield; the 1966, 1967 and1971 second teams which won the Hardcastle Shield; and he was a member of the first team who won the 1973 Cross Cup, and again in 1977. He played in the championship winning side of 1983 when the first team claimed their first league title, where he made a solid contribution in the middle order and which was undoubtedly the pinnacle of his playing career.

When his playing days were over, David - along with his wife June [also a life member] - were avid followers and watchers of the game: especially the first team. He became a valued and respected member of the selection committee for many years, using his vast experience and knowledge of the game. He was a keen supporter of the move from the Bolton Association to the Central Lancashire League in 2006 and as a league representative forged strong relations at club and league level. He continued in this role when the club became founder members of the Greater Manchester Cricket League in 2016, made even more enjoyable for him when he visited new grounds as club president from 2017.

He watched his last game at Clifton on 1st May sitting on his usual bench, wrapped up against the cold, enjoying the cricket and his first pint of Guinness for many months, whilst keeping an eye on the Wanderer’s score. For seventy years he had been a dedicated member - a quiet example of continuous service and loyalty. He will be very much missed and our sympathy is with June, Zandra and all of David’s family.

NEW DRINKS ORDERING APP

If you are visiting the club, you need to download the app

ClubOrder to get served at your table or bench. We suggest you download before you arrive. 

 

If you tick 'save your details' you will not have to do it every

time you come up.

 

TheClub Code is 0609

 

You have to remain seated whilst drinking.

 

The clubhouse is now open but when walking around 

please wear a mask. 

 

All other rules ie 'signing in via NHS app', 'social distancing', must be adhered to.

 

Look forward to seeing you soon

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