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                  Newtonhurst CC
Welcome to Newtonhurst Cricket Club
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Newtonhurst began life in the early part of the twentieth century as the Newton Mill works team, and played in a variety of leagues, including the Hyde & District League, the Glossop & District League, the High Peak League, and for a short period in the 1950s they even competed in the heady heights of the North Western League.

In 1972, the cricket team metamorphosed from Newton Mill into Newtonhurst, and similar to their forebears, competed in the Glossop & District League for a short period. This was followed by an even shorter exodus to the Denton & District League, before joining the Ashton Cricket League in 1980. The Ashton Cricket League merged to form the Ashton & Oldham Cricket Alliance in 2005, though sadly folded following the completion of the 2011 season. Newtonhurst then joined the Saturday section of the Greater Manchester Amateur League (GMAL), in which they finished as league runners-up and cup winners in 2014. During the 2015 season though, they struggled to consistently field a full team, often playing with just nine men, and had to forfeit the last game of the season due to lack of available personnel. Thus, perhaps it was inevitable that this would prove to be Newtonhurst's last ever season, with the club being officially disbanded at the start of 2016.

Some hand-made books about the history of Newtonhurst Cricket Club were distributed a while ago, but it is intended that an officially published book will also be produced at some point in the near future.

As a quick summary on what proved to be their last ever season, the results and league table are shown below. Though fortunes in the league were a bit mixed, it was a season for breaking records with the bat. Gary Boyle scored 135 against Old Trafford, the highest ever score for Newtonhurst, whilst against Jay Hind, Asim Butt hit a record 28 runs off an over (460666). It was a record that nearly only stood for less than half an hour, with Mark Boyle hitting the first five balls of the final over of the innings for 26 runs (64646) before scrambling a leg-bye off the final ball. Gary Boyle won the club's player of the year award (Howard Richardson Memorial Trophy) for 2015.


Newtonhurst's Results 2015

 2/5  H  v Swinton Lions - rained off (rescheduled for 22/8)
 9/5  A  Newtonhurst 139-8 (40), Europa Exiles 109 (36.1)	     W (32- 8)
16/5  H  Newtonhurst 138 (36.3), Jay Hind 139-2 (31.1)		     L ( 5-35)
23/5  A  Newtonhurst 43 (15.4), Kashmir 46-0 (8.5)		     L ( 1-39)
30/5  H  v Friends United - rained off		 		     D (20-20)
 6/6  A  Nayaab Lions 253-9 (40), Newtonhurst 89 (25.3)		     L ( 6-34)
13/6  H  Newtonhurst 240-4 (40), Old Trafford 170 (32.1)	     W (33- 7)
20/6  A  v Swinton Lions - rained off		 		     D (20-20)
27/6  H  Newtonhurst 166-7 (40), Europa Exiles 91 (24.2)	     W (34- 6)
 4/7  A  Newtonhurst 245-6 (40), Jay Hind 197 (36.5)		     W (32- 8)
11/7  H  Newtonhurst 100 (30.4), Kashmir 104-2 (16.3)                L ( 4-36)
25/7  A  Old Trafford 123 (25.3), Newtonhurst 81 (33) - Cup          LOST
 1/8  H  Nayaab Lions 19-0 (4) - rained off                          D (20-20)
 8/8  H  Newtonhurst 164 (33), Friends United 170-6 (32) - Supp Cup  LOST
15/8  A  Newtonhurst 162 (37.2), Old Trafford 163-8 (38.5)           L ( 9-31)
22/8  H  Swinton Lions 120 (32.1), Newtonhurst 121-6 (23.4)          W (33- 7)
29/8  A  v Friends United - forfeited fixture                        L ( 0-40)  

Final GMAL (Saturday) Table 2015

    	              Played    Won     NR     Lost    Bonus   Pens   Points
			
Kashmir			14	11	 2	 1	180	 0      420
Nayaab Lions		14	10	 2	 2	168	 0      388
Old Trafford		14	 8	 0	 6	148	 0      308
Friends United		14	 6	 3	 5	157	 0      307
Jay Hind		14	 7	 1	 6	135	 0      285
NEWTONHURST		14	 5	 3	 6	119	 0      249
Europa Exiles		14	 1	 1	12	112	 0      142
Swinton Lions		14	 1	 2	11	101	 0      141
 
Records 2015 :-
Batting (100+ runs)
G. Boyle 313 at 34.78 A. Butt 204 at 29.14 M. Boone 175 at 17.50 A. Miller 135 at 13.50 D. Miller 102 at 17.00 D. Ferrington 102 at 11.33
Bowling (10+ wkts)
S. Drummond 21 at 13.52 G. Boyle 10 at 17.50 A. Miller 10 at 22.80

Records 1980-2015 :-
Batting (1000+ runs) - Average in brackets
4028 H. Richardson (18.39) 3187 S. Potts (14.23) 3079 G. Boyle (34.21) 2758 W. Craig (12.54) 2431 P. Bell (18.42) 2099 P. Simpson (12.42) 2003 J. Radcliffe (16.02) 1941 P. Heywood (24.88) 1399 K. Rothwell (17.71) 1304 K. Buckley (15.34) 1261 D. Mottram (18.28) 1382 M. Boone (18.18) 1283 A. Miller (12.10) 1140 A. McNamee ( 8.38)
Bowling (100+ wkts) - Average and Economy in brackets
612 W. Craig ( 9.30, 2.21) 306 S. Potts (16.23, 3.25) 288 H. Richardson (11.59, 2.75) 285 S. Drummond (13.57, 3.61) 178 J. Miller ( 9.46, 2.32) 171 D. Mottram (11.12, 2.57) 143 A. Miller (18.35, 4.03) 129 G. Boyle (17.60, 3.60) 118 A. Beeley (11.45, 2.91) 118 J. Kirk (12.55, 2.92) 102 K. Buckley (15.15, 3.99) 101 N. Courtney (15.67, 3.58)
Most Appearances (200+)
317 S. Potts 279 W. Craig 277 H. Richardson 257 A. McNamee 239 B. Fox