Christmas Opening Hours

Wed 15 Dec 2021

The club is open at the following times over the Christmas period:

  • FRIDAY 24TH       3:00PM – 11:00PM
  • SATURDAY 25TH    12:00PM –  3:00PM
  • SUNDAY 26TH      12:00PM – 11:00PM
  • MONDAY 27TH       3:00PM – 11:00PM
  • TUESDAY 28TH       2PM – 11:00PM
  • WEDNESDAY 29TH    7:30PM – 11:00PM
  • THURSDAY 30TH     7:30PM – 11:00PM
  • FRIDAY 31ST       3:00PM -  2:00AM
  • SATURDAY 1ST     12:00PM – 12:00AM
  • SUNDAY 2ND       12:00PM – 11:00PM
  • MONDAY 3RD        3:00PM – 11:00PM


Tue 26 Oct 2021
Tickets for fireworks night have SOLD OUT, so please don't turn up if you don't have a ticket. For those of you lucky enough to have purchased tickets we look forward to welcoming you on the night. Please arrive in plenty of time from 1745 onwards next Saturday, with your tickets ready to show on the gate. For those of you that live local please walk wherever possible, and those driving please note there will be NO parking at the venue due to health & safety reasons, please be considerate to local residents when parking. 

On the night there will be a variety of fairground attractions, and outside stalls, as well as food and drink places to keep you occupied. Please ensure you bring plenty of change with you as all these stalls will be CASH ONLY. The inside bar will be open for drinks, but food & drink should be consumed outside, and of course like any event of its kind, the entertainment takes place outside so please wrap up warm for the occasion. Please be considerate to fellow spectators whilst moving around at the event, so everyone can enjoy the event safely. The professional fireworks display by Atom Fireworks will be taking place around 1945. The stalls, fair etc will be open till much later into the evening.

Lastly, we hope you all have a good time and enjoy the event. 

Tommy Morris 1937 to 2021

Sat 2 Oct 2021

Tommy Morris who has died aged 84 had been a member ofClifton Cricket Club for 68 years. He joined the Club in 1953 and quicklyestablished himself in the second team as a very useful all-rounder. As abowler Tommy was the classic league cricketer, economical in his run-up andstockily built, his medium pace was unfailingly accurate with a low trajectory.He could bowl all afternoon if required, often up the hill at Clifton keepingone end tied down, his wicket taking delivery often the ‘pea-roller’ whichtrapped many batsmen leg before and earned him career best figures of 9 wicketsfor 9 runs. A tough opponent and a fierce competitor Tommy made the most of hisability and would regularly give a batsman the benefit of his advice when hefelt they were having too much luck. A middle order batsman he had his ownstyle and often infuriated the quicker bowlers by giving himself room to theleg side and slashing the ball to the third man boundary; alternatively, hewould hit the ball through mid-wicket with a shot described by team mates as a‘scutch’.

Tommy was a member of the second team which won theHalliwell Shield in 1959 but during the 1960s he became a first team regular,played in the Cross Cup winning side of 1973 and made a representativeappearance for the B&DCA. During the late1970s and through the 1980s he wasa key member of the second team which won the Hardcastle Shield [Leaguechampionship] in 1982 and the Halliwell Shield [Cup] in 1983. In 1984 at theage of 47 he was recalled to the first team to play in the Cross Cup finaldefeat to Adlington scoring 15 in a valiant last wicket partnership whichalmost won the game.

He continued to play cricket into the 1990s and he enjoyedhis latter playing days in the newly formed third team where having shortenedhis run-up to a couple of paces he still bowled with such accuracy and controlthat he took a hatful of wickets until he finally hung up his boots at the ageof 60. Across four decades, in whichever team he played he was one of the firstplayers on the team sheet, totally reliable and committed to the Clifton cause,his opponents knew they had always been in a game.

Tommy Morris was elected to the General Committee of theClub in 1956 and served until his death for 65 years, rarely missing a meeting.He was awarded the Ron Wilkinson Trophy for services to the club on threeseparate occasions and was a contender many times over. His specialcontribution for over four decades was to maintain, or ‘fettle’ the clubmachinery. All mowers, rollers, and tractors were expertly maintained by himand his care extended the life of many machines, some lasting over forty yearsthemselves, and saving the club many hundreds of pounds. Any groundsman leavinga machine covered in grass and mud would often receive a telling off from Tom.

He also specialised in restoring our cricket balls in thedays when one new ball had to last a first, second and then junior game beforebeing consigned to practice. His method was unique in coating the ball with asubstance similar to varnish then drying them in the oven producing a razor-sharpseam, his garden shed at home being stacked with boxes of balls. He was oftenquestioned by umpires and captains about the hardness of the ball culminatingin one game at Edgworth when in typical exasperation he flung a box of ballsonto the field shouting “tek ‘em all!”

Following his retirement from Chloride in 1999 he spentmany week-day afternoons on the club, firstly with Tom Boardman, then withTrevor Dempster ensuring the club was kept well maintained, tidy and lookedafter to a high standard. After acquiring a new tractor, the ‘Toro’, he washappy to sit on it and sedately mow the outfield each week until he was eightyyears of age.

Tommy Morris was made a Life Member in 1988 and was electedPresident from 1993 to 1999, the two highest honours the Club can bestow. Hespoke through his hands and through the dedicated, consistent contribution hemade over a lifetime both as a player and a committee man. The legacy he leavesis seen in his family who survive him, and who continue to serve the Club.

He will be very much missed and our sympathy is with Joyce,Gail, Ian and Christopher, and all of Tom’s family.

Funeral Arrangements

Wed 29 Sep 2021
The funeral of past President Tom Morris will be held at St Anne's Church Clifton on Thursday 7th October at 12.45pm and then on to Agecroft Crematorium followed by time to reflect on his life back at his 2nd home Clifton Cricket Club.

There are no restrictions in church but they are asking people to wear masks.

We welcome everyone back to the cricket club which will be open straight after the church service for those who are not going to the crematorium.

The family have asked for family flowers only and donations will be split between St Anne's hospice and the Macmillan Nurses who were both excellent in Toms final days.


Wed 29 Sep 2021
Clifton Cricket Club will be holding its first ever fireworks night on Saturday November 6th. As well as a professional fireworks display by Atom Fireworks there will be a number of fairground attractions, stalls for kids, outside food outlets, with bars both inside & outside. 

Gates will open at 6pm with the fireworks display taking place around 745pm. It is advisable to get there early to avoid queuing, and there will be plenty of entertainment to keep you occupied. Those who live locally, please consider walking. There is also a bus stop outside the ground. Those bringing cars please be considerate to local residents and note there will be NO parking on the club premises for Health & Safety reasons. 

Tickets are priced at £4 for Adults & £2 for Under 12s, (there will be no charge for kids Under 2). It is strongly recommended to buy tickets in advance to avoid possible disappointment, as the event may sell out in advance of the night. Please ensure you bring cash to the venue for use at outside stalls, fair & outside bar. (Inside bar will be cash & card). 

TICKET UPDATE: As at Sunday October 3rd, tickets are now SOLD OUT. There will be no more available either in advance or on the night.

Tom Morris

Sat 25 Sep 2021
It is with great sadness that the club announce the passing of Tom Morris peacefully last night.

Tom has been a major part of Clifton CC for many years both on and off the field.

He will be greatly missed and our thoughts go out to Joyce, Gail, Ian, Christopher and all the family at this sad time.

A tribute to Tom will follow in the coming days.

Gareth Cross

Wed 22 Sep 2021
After a successful season for the first XI finishing 3rd in the Premier division and winning the T20 competition the club are delighted to announce the re-signing of Gareth Cross as professional for the 2022 season. Gareth will be moving in to his 8th season as professional at the club as well as captaining the team his contributions with both bat and ball have been a major factor in the 1st XI success over recent seasons. The club wish Gareth and his team all the best for the 2022 season.

Fireworks Night

Fri 10 Sep 2021
The Cricket club are pleased to confirm we will be holding a professional fireworks display by Atom Fireworks on Sat Nov 6th from 6pm onwards. There will be food outlets, bars inside & out, stalls for kids, fair attractions etc. Tickets £2 kids & £4 adults when bought in advance.                              
TICKETS UPDATE:- Tickets now sold out. There will be no further tickets available either in advance or on the night. 

The Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show

Mon 6 Sep 2021
Jimmy Cricket will be performing a special charity comedy show at the cricket club as 7:30pm on Friday 1st October. The tickets are £10 each and all proceeds will go to "Francis House Children's Hospice."

Please contact Jim on 0161 793 0248 to purchase tickets.

Under 13's T10 Round Robin

Mon 6 Sep 2021
Well done to our Under 13s, and all involved in the T10 round robin competition. Clifton beat Prestwich and in his last game for club, Hiruka hit a six to help defeat Roe Green.

GMCL T20 Final

Wed 21 Jul 2021
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.

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

Euro2020 Jugs Exclusive to the App

Wed 9 Jun 2021
From the start of the Euros on 11th June until the finals on 11th July, you can purchase a 4 pint Jug through the App and take advantage of a great discount of just £12 per jug.

The offer covers:

  • Fosters Lager
  • Calsberg Lager
  • Kaltenberg Lager (even cheaper at just £11)
  • Thatchers Cider
  • Dark Fruits Strongbow Cider

David Robins

Fri 4 Jun 2021
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.

Donations - David Robins

Sun 16 May 2021

 Anyone wishing to make a donation for David, can do so by placing it in an envelope and handing in behind the bar at Clifton CC. 

All donations will then be sent together to the Air Ambulance Service. 


Fri 14 May 2021
There will be a minutes applause prior to the 1st XI game on Saturday at 12.50pm to remember and pay tribute to our President Dave Robins who sadly passed away last week. Everyone is welcome to come along to pay tribute to Dave at the club he loved so much.

DAVID ROBINS – 1941 TO 2021

Mon 10 May 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.

David Robins "President"

Tue 4 May 2021
It is with great sadness that the club announce the passing of our President David Robins suddenly this morning.

Dave has been a major part of Clifton CC for many years both on and off the field.

He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with June, Zandra and all the family.

A tribute to Dave will follow in the coming days.


Thu 15 Apr 2021

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

We are Opening

Sun 11 Apr 2021
Following the recent Government announcement, we are delighted to announce the club will be re-opening on Monday12th April at 12pm until 9:30pm for members only.

Opening hours from Tuesdays onwards are as follow (this may change over the coming weeks and we will advise as they do)

Monday to Wednesday 6pm to 9.30pm
Thursday and Friday 4.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 12pm to 9.30pm
Sunday 12pm to 9pm

You can also download the reopening guidelines...


Mon 8 Mar 2021
All Junior Parents should receive an email this evening giving you all the details of how to sign on for the season and register with the league.  If you don't receive it, please contact Maria @

We are still on track for the first training session on Friday 16th April with the season starting Early May.

Looking for a team in 2021

Mon 18 Jan 2021

As we start to think about how cricket will look in 2021,Clifton always welcomes new players. We have 3 senior teams and one of thestrongest junior set up's in the area with teams from under 9s through toUnder 17, supplying local district and county sides with a number of players.With a number of qualified coaches our juniors normally train on a Friday nightfrom late April to early August, and despite Covid in 2019 fielded junior teamsin competitions at 5 different age groups. 


All teams were founder members of Greater ManchesterCricket League, and the 1st XI has been the only club to finish in top half ofits Premier League since its inception. Former Lancashire cricketer GarethCross is professional & he captains the side, which won its respective leaguelast year and has won T20 finals day representing the region in the 2017 National Competition. The 2nd XI won its league in 2019, and the 3rd XI has a mixture of more experiencedplayers & developing its junior players, and were runners up in theirleague in 2019. 


Please check the website, twitter and Facebook pages onupdates regarding any possible nets and training starting. Anyone who wants toregister their interest please email