Friday, 16 November 2018
Weather puts a stop to Fixtures again
Monday, 30 April 2012

The weather once again was the winner as Sundays fixtures were called off, making it 2 weeks on the trot where there were no games played.

Next Saturday sees the 2nd team at home to Monton start time 1.30 pm .

Sunday brings the local derby against Heywood with 1st team at home this is also 1.30pm start.

Lets hope the weather relents.

R. Highton

Both games washed out
Monday, 23 April 2012

Both the first at Towncroft and the 2nd team at Crompton were victims of the weather on Sunday.

Next Sunday sees the 1st team away at Ashton with the 2nds hosting Ashton at Towncroft with the start times being 1.15pm.

There is a 3XI game at Towncroft on Saturday against Monton & Weaste

Not a very good day at the Racecourse
Monday, 16 April 2012
The first game of the season took place at the Racecourse ground the home of Radcliffe on a bitterly cold day and unfortunately for Middleton it wasn’t a very good day at the races.
Trevor Roydes
Wednesday, 11 April 2012


TREVOR Roydes was Mr Middleton Cricket Club.

As a player he always gave 100 per cent alongside the likes of Roger Clarkson, Dave Thomas, Ken McEntyre, Colin Boucher and Keith Courtney whether he was behind the stumps or batting - and if they decided to throw the ball to him too for a wee stint at either end when the pressure was off!

He was the same x100 as a committee man and behind the scenes helper and adviser when he stepped off the field and into the boardroom, or should that be tea room.

On top of all his work on the Middleton and CLL committees he was always on hand to help and advise anyone at the club.

One of the things I most remember involving Trevor was how he was instrumental in starting the stupendous career of Dave Roberts in a totally innocent way.

Zimbabwe came to play a CLL side in a three-day midweek fixture at Towncroft way back in the dim and dustant past - around 1980 or just before I think.

One of their players succumbed to an injury and a Zimbabwe official revealed that they had come without a physiotherapist.

On hearing this Trevor told them that Dave Roberts, a second team fast bowler with Middleton and who just happened to be sitting in front of the pavillion at the time, had recently finishhed his medical training course at Withington Hospital in Manchester and would look after Zimbabwe while they were at Towncroft.

Dave did and a while later received a call from Zimbabwe informing him that an international touring team were visiting and would he come over to Zimbabwe and look after their players again.

He did and once again one thing led to another. Duncan Fearnley, chairman of Worcestershire County Cricket Club rang Dave and he joined them as their physiotherapist treating the likes of Ian Botham, Graeme Hick and the late Graham Dilley - and bringing them along to the club on Towncroft Avenue too!

Mr Fearnley also happened to be chairman of the England selectors and before long Dave was the England A team physio, quickly moving on to the full England job following the retirement of Laurie Brown of Manchester United fame.

The rest is history and after travelling the world with England on numerous occasions Dave stepped down although still in his early 30s and concentrated on his physiotherpy practices in Middleton, Chadderton, Lostock and other points north, south and west. Word is he is thinking of going global soon as well as retaining his links with two of crcket's bigger names, Ian Botham and Freddie Flintoff.

So, a kind and thoughtful man Trevor. I count it an honour to have known him and benefitted from time to time from his words of wisdom and advice. I doubt whether he will ever be replaced at Towncroft.


Forthcoming Social Events
Sunday, 04 March 2012
Here is a list of the forthcoming social events, happening at the club
Monday, 21 November 2011

04 OCTOBER 1931 – 19 NOVEMBER 2011

The club are saddened to learn of the death of Basil D’Oliveira, Basil was the club professional for the sessions 1960 – 1963 during which time he scored 3667 runs at an average of 48.25 & took 238 wickets at an average of 14.84. Middleton is proud to be the club that offered Basil his chance to play cricket in England.

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Home of the Moonrakers

Middleton C.C. currently have three senior teams competing in the Penine Cricket League, and five junior teams.

Senior matches take place on the majority of Saturday and Sundays.

The Junior sides play on various nights throughout the week, as well as the Under 13s playing on Sunday mornings.

We have a function room that is available for hire all year round. For more information click here.

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The Club hold a weekly draw. The cost is £5 per month, and the weekly prize is £50. Anybody interested should contact Peter Collinson.
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