This Season


Early Week Closure

Fri 2 Oct 2020
In these trying times, I am sure you can imagine that, like many establishments in the hospitality sector, the club has found it hard to generate revenue. Now that the government has introduced 10pm closing times, it has made some nights at the club unprofitable.

So, from 5th October, the club will be closed every Monday to Wednesday. This has been a very difficult decision to make and will be reviewed on a regular basis. We would welcome any feed back on this change, as we are conscious that the service we provide to all our members is tailored to them.

We will continue to open at 5pm on Thursday and Friday, and open all day Saturday and Sunday.


Fri 25 Sep 2020

Dear Members,

The club was informed yesterday, Thursday 24th September, that a member who was on the club premises at the weekend has tested positive for Coronavirus.

We have closed the club with immediate effect for a deep clean and have taken advice from the appropriate people as to when we can open. We can confirm we will reopen at 12:00pm on Sunday 27th September. 

Any member contacted by ‘track and trace’ must follow the guidelines given by them. 

It is very difficult circumstances we are living in at the moment and we are working together to ensure the safety of our staff and members.

We apologise for the this but feel we have no option but to follow government guide lines and have only your best interests at heart.

Please all stay safe in these testing times.

Lads vs Dad 2020

Mon 21 Sep 2020
Thanks for everyone who came on Sunday to watch the Lads vs Dads Match. I think everyone had a great day and there will be a few aching joints for the next day or two

Lads vs Dads Match: Two Wickets Will

Mon 21 Sep 2020


Mon 14 Sep 2020
We understand that everyone has different views regarding the current situation we find ourselves in.

However, we ask in order to protect the safety of our staff and members and to conform with Government Guidelines we would ask you do not attend the club if any of the following apply to you.

  1. You have been in direct contact with someone who has received a positive test

  2. You have been for a Covid-19 Test and are awaiting your results

  3. You have been on holiday to any country that is not on the governments safe travel list and have to self-isolate on your return

  4. You have been advised to isolate by school, work or the governments track and trace due to being in contact with a positive case

If it is brought to our attention that anyone is visiting the club who should not be, they will be asked to leave, and their membership may be terminated. 

We understand these are difficult times, however the safety and well-being of everybody at our club is always our priority. 

Can we also remind everyone who attends the club they MUST either swipe in with their membership card or sign the track and trace book.


Wed 1 Jul 2020
Guidelines for ALL MEMBERS to read and adhere to in order for us to open safely on Saturday 4th July in line with Government Guidelines.  There is also information in regards to collecting your new membership cards.

Any NON MEMBERS will not be allowed on the premises

Many Thanks

Re-Opening Information

Thu 25 Jun 2020

Hi Everyone, by nowyou will all have heard the new government guidelines that Pubs and Clubs are able toopen from the 4th July.

So we can do thissafely and in accordance with the guidelines there are things that we need toput in place behind the scenes.

We are working hardto ensure that we can open on the 4th July for all “PAID UP MEMBERSONLY” but there will be guidelines that everyone must adhere to. We areissuing new club membership cards and you will not be allowed on the premiseswithout it. This card will also at times be the only way you can access themembers room as there is a new system on the door. No membership will be accepted on the day it needs to be pre-paid before attendance as this needs to be processed onto the new system. We will do our best to turn them around as quick as possible but need 3 days at present.


We will make theguidelines available as soon as possible but please bear with us as everyone’ssafety is the most important thing for all and we want to make the club safefor you all.


Hopefully the sunwill shine and we will be able to make use of our ‘new’ outdoor space.  Ifnot we will also be utilising the ‘function room’ as at present we are notallowed to re-open for its normal ‘family parties etc’

 We will be in touch soon


Fri 29 May 2020

As from Monday 1st July,  the nets will only be available to book:-


They will be open:-

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am-1pm (6 slots available per day)

Monday & Tuesday 5pm-8pm (6 slots available per day)

Weekends1pm-4pm (6 slots available per day)

Please read the attached guidance and booking instructions carefully.

Funeral Arrangements

Wed 13 May 2020
The funeral of Frank Wild will take place on Thursday 21st May. In these unprecedented times, funerals are limited to direct family only.

For all those who wish to pay their respects to Frank and his family, the funeral cortege will pass by the cricket club at approximately 1pm. We would ask all who will be attending to make sure they are following government guidelines around social distancing.

FRANK WILD (1933 – 2020)

Mon 4 May 2020

Members will be sorry to hear of the passing of Frank Wild who died in the early hours of Sunday morning at the age of 87.

Frank had been elected as an Honorary Member of the Clubfollowing a distinguished playing career as a medium paced opening bowler forthe First Team. He was recruited to Clifton from local neighbours Moorside inthe early 1960’s alongside all rounder Derek Lysons. He became one of thefinest amateur bowlers Clifton has ever had, strong with wide shoulders his pinpoint accuracy was his great quality able to put the ball on a sixpence overafter over as batsmen were worn down, giving away their wickets in frustration.He would always bowl uphill from the Manchester Road end (8 ball overs in thosedays), with an economical run up, and light on his feet he would often bowlright through the innings without rest.

A true number eleven batsman Frank was a double Cross Cupwinner in 1973 and 1977 and bowled with the same accuracy until a bad backforced him to retire in 1981. He would consistently feature in the top half ofthe league averages and was unlucky not to play more representative cricket forthe BDCA. Even in the 1980’s he hadn’t lost his metronomic accuracy, in onegame bowling unchanged to take 6 for 18 against local rivals Roe Green 1stXI atthe age of 47.

A bricklayer by trade Frank leaves reminders ofhis work around the ground including the Machine Shed and the large red brickwall at the entrance to the Club, all done in the same way he played the game,in good humour, with respect for others and good sportsmanship.

The Club extends its condolences and sympathy to his wifeCath, son David and daughter Judith.

Breaking News

Fri 24 Apr 2020

The club are delighted to announce they have secured theservices of Gareth Cross our professional for the 2021 season. Gareth has been agreat performer on the field with both bat and ball over the last few seasonsleading the team from the front. We are hopeful we may get some games out ofhim this season but felt it was important for the club to get this business outof the way as early as possible.

All please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you allwhen these difficult times are over.

Message from the Chairman

Tue 7 Apr 2020

At the time of writing this under normal circumstances allour players would be looking forward to the start of the cricket season.

Unfortunately, as we are all to aware these are far fromnormal circumstances. However, I want to assure you all we are continuingbehind the scenes to ensure our great club is ready as soon as we get thego-ahead to re-open. Work is still progressing on the ground, it is lookinggreat and ready to play cricket on this season. Off the field we have had allthe front re-laid, it looks fantastic and ready for our members to hopefullyget some use out of later this summer. This is work we had already startedbefore the Covid-19 took us all by surprise and we were committed financiallyto continue with the work. In all honesty had it have not started we may havehad a re-think on carrying out the work as the club is currently in a positionwhere we have no income just like many others. Although as a committee we areand will continue to work hard to get the club back on a sound footing once theterrible pandemic is over.

We have had to stop all cricket and coaching at presentincluding any use of the practice facilities and I ask you all to please takenote of this and not use the nets until further notice as they are closed.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone fortheir valued support over the years and we will need your custom even more assoon as we re-open to get us back on our feet.

Also if there is anyone who is struggling for anything inthese difficult times please do not hesitate to contact us as we have a fewpeople who are volunteering and would be more than happy to help you even if itis only a bit of shopping. It is essential as a community we keep together andhelp each other in these trying times.

In the meantime, make sure you all stay safe and I lookforward to seeing you all when we get through this pandemic. 


I T Morris



Fri 27 Mar 2020

We are delighted with the work that has been carried out at the front ofthe club.

As you can see from the video, the new resin pathway has been laid andgives a wider area at the front with improved access for wheelchairs andprams. 

This work is ongoing, with furtherrefurbishment planned.   

We can’t wait to reopen andwelcome you all back but in the mean time we will keep you updated with therefurbishment work and other club news.

The committee would like to thank Worsley Driveways for their excellent work.

Keep save everyone in these difficult times.


Fri 27 Mar 2020


Sat 21 Mar 2020

‪Schools are out but not for the reasons we wanted‬. 

‪With this in mind and the government guidelines that parents should do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus and that they should observe the same social distancing principles as adults, we are asking you not to allow your children up to the club to either use the nets or the surrounding areas. ‬

‪As soon as we can revoke this decision we will let you all know. ‬

‪Thanks for your understanding.

To Our Members & Customers

Sat 21 Mar 2020
Following the Prime Minister's statement on Friday 20th March, Clifton Cricket Club is now closed until further notice.

You can stay up to date with the latest club information on our website and social media channels.

Please stay safe and look after each other during this difficult time.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

COVID-19 Update

Sun 15 Mar 2020
Due to the current coronavirus epidemic the health and safety of our employees and members remains as always, our highest priority.

We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 threat by evaluating the situation and following the stipulated government guidelines.

We ask all staff and customer to be vigilant and to regular hand wash and sanitise and all staff have been instructed to carry out regular wipe downs during opening hours.  

We have hand wipes available on the bar and are trying to purchase hand sanitiser, but this is an issue at the moment as no one has any available.

For us, it is important to act as a responsible sports club and we ask for your co-operation in these testing times. 

Please inform us immediately if any of the below has occurred in the last 14 days.

1.  You have been confirmed as a Covid-19 carrier
2.  You have come into contact with anyone carrying the Covid-19.

By working together, we can focus on transparent and prompt information for all  our staff and customers by quickly and jointly agreeing on any necessary and appropriate measures required.

Please co-ordinate immediately with our bar staff of myself (Chairman) on any information we require.

Our expectation is we will have transparent and prompt information and co-ordination in order to protect our staff/customers in the best possible way.


Ian T Morris
Chairman - Clifton CC
07730 490403


Wed 11 Mar 2020
If you are attending the quiz this Saturday at 8pm,
you will need to download the SpeedQuizzing
application from here:

If you have an Android phone or tablet,
download the app from here:
Play Store


Fri 31 Jan 2020

Smartphone General
Knowledge Quiz

on 14th March
Starts at 8pm




Please let us know if you are interesting in coming,
and how many will be in your team.
Just so we can get an idea of numbers.


Text / WhatsApp / Phone Julie on 07904 355152



Tue 28 Jan 2020
The club will host a first XI pre-season friendly against Bradshaw on Easter Saturday (April 11th). Bradshaw are the most recent successful applicants to the GMCL having left the Bolton League at the end of the 2019 season. They will play their inaugural season in the GMCL Premier2 division; one tier below our first XI. They have recently recruited the Parkinson bothers, Matt (currently touring South Africa with England) and former CCC all rounder, Callum, now contracted at Leicestershire. Further details will follow.


Mon 20 Jan 2020






£10.00 perentry/game per person


Select oneteam each week from either the Premier League, Championship, Division One orDivision Two to win at the weekend.

If they winthen you are through to the next week. If they lose then you are out!


Register your interest or book to play by contacting NeilWhitelaw Tel: 07866 610 512 – First Game Starts Friday 31st January.

Rules: Only select one team. Team to be sent to Neil by 18:00pm Thursdaypreceding the weekend. You can only pick a team once. Prize rolls over to nextgame if no last man standing. 10% of prize fund to charity.




Senior Fixtures 2020

Fri 10 Jan 2020
All Senior fixtures for the 2020 season are now available under the fixtures tab.

This includes the GMCL20 fixtures.


Sun 5 Jan 2020
Junior training starting on Friday 24th January to Friday 3rd April at 19:00pm - 20:00pm at Kearsley Academy. We will then go outdoors on Friday 17th April.

Senior training will commence on Friday 13th March at 20:00pm - 21:00pm at the same venue.

The cost per session is £3