Bolton Cricket League

The Bolton Cricket League is a cricket league comprising fifteen teams in and around Bolton, Greater Manchester in North West England. The league runs competitions at First Team, Second Team, Under 18, Under 15, Under 13 and Under 11 levels. It expanded after the 2015 season, with nine clubs joining from in and around the area. However, the league lost two established clubs in the process, due to the formation of the GMCL. Further clubs joined GMCL for the 2020 season and again for the 2021 season.


The current fifteen teams as at the 2021 season are:

  1. Astley Bridge
  2. Atherton
  3. Blackrod
  4. Darcy Lever
  5. Eagley
  6. Farnworth
  7. Farnworth Social Circle
  8. Horwich
  9. Kearsley
  10. Little Hulton
  11. Little Lever
  12. Lostock
  13. Tonge
  14. Walkden
  15. Westhoughton


The league began in 1930 after breaking away from the Bolton Cricket Association. The most successful team to date is Walkden who became league champions for the fifteenth time in 2019.

Hamer Cup

The Hamer Cup is a knockout cup for first teams in the Bolton Cricket League.

Notable players

A number of quality cricketers have played in the Bolton Cricket League including:

Footballing brothers Gary Neville and Phil Neville also played in the Bolton Cricket League.[citation needed]

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