Ashley Cricket Club
Ashley Cricket Club was founded in 1888, and is run as an inclusive club to offer competitive sport for players of all ability. Set in the picturesque village of Ashley, the club runs 6 senior teams and 6 junior teams from ages 6 to 15. 5 of the senior teams play within the Cheshire pyramid with the First, Second and Saturday Third XIs in the UKFast Cheshire Cricket League and the Sunday Third and Fourth XIs in the Vivio Cheshire County League and we also have an academy team, focused on bringing our younger players through to senior cricket, entered into the Cheshire Cricket Alliance. Finally we run an Over 40s team which plays midweek T20 cricket.
We are committed to offering safe and inclusive environment to play cricket, with a particular focus on our younger players. This commitment is shown through our Clubmark accreditation, a standard recognised by leading governmental and sporting bodies the ECB and Sport England, that demonstrate a commitment by a club to various standards regarding, safety, inclusion and coaching expertise. If you would like to find out more about the Clubmark Accreditation Click here.
Ashley CC Quiz Night – Saturday 14th May 2016
The first ever annual #GetStumped Ashley CC quiz night. Get yourselves down to Ashley for what is sure to be a fun filled, family friendly evening!
Beer Festival 2016
Sponsored by Mansell Finishes Ltd.
The 2016 Season Is Upon Us
The 2016 cricket season starts in early April and Ashley CC will have a record number of teams turning out. For the first time in its history they will have 4 senior Saturday sides, 3 playing in the UKFast Cheshire Cricket League and an Academy side playing in the Cheshire Cricket Alliance – this side will introduce the club’s talented under 13s to senior cricket and will play home games at Mere Cricket Club.
The 1st XI will look to improve on a 10th place finish last season and will need to replace the 500 runs and 75 wicket haul from their 2015 overseas player, Jake Cairns. For this season the club have signed Michael Singh, a quick bowler from the Prahran Cricket Club in Melbourne.
Ashley will continue to hire Timperley CC’s second ground for their Saturday 3rd XI side, who this season will line up in the same division of the UKFast CCL as their second XI, and the opening match of the season sees the 2nd and 3rd XI drawn against each other, the same two sides play each other in the T20 cup in June.
The Sunday 3rds and 4ths start their league seasons in early May with the 3rds playing Grappenhall, Warrington and Knutsford in the Jack Gardner Cup. The 3rd XI will be hoping to bounce back after their relegation to the 2nd Division of the Eastern section of the Vivio Cheshire County Cricket League.
Junior cricket continues to flourish at the club with sides at Under 7, 9, 10, 11,13, 15 and 18 playing league and cup cricket in the South Manchester Junior Cricket League as well as cup sides at Under 12, 14, 17 and an 19s side taking part in an ECB backed competition.
The club takes part in the Trafford Indoor Cricket League, with matches for under 10s and 12s taking place between September and February. We are the current U10 champions and in 2015 won the u12 competition
Our Over 40s team play a dozen matches on Wednesday evenings and we are always looking to recruit new players to this side, indeed anyone looking to take up the game for the first time or searching for a new challenge would be made welcome.
We are holding our annual beer festival in June this year, Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th – with a match between Altrincham FC supporters and Sale Sharks Supporters on the Friday. We will be showing the England v Wales game on the big screen in the afternoon. There will be 10 real ales and 4 ciders on sale and live music on Friday and Saturday.