Chairman's Message 2018

By Jon Gledhill

Welcome to the 2018 Season

2017 saw the birth of the new expanded UKFast Cheshire Cricket League following its merger with The Cheshire Cricket Alliance League. This new League settled into its existence with renewed vigour to meet the challenge of administrating 11 divisions for 136 teams and with the positive assistance from all the clubs: this first season proved to be a most successful year whilst still seeking to fine tune itself for the challenges ahead. The coming season promises to be a further step in our journey to provide Cricketing satisfaction for All Clubs. The League will look to provide assistance for those with the ambition of aspiring for promotion to Cheshire County League Level and those looking for friendly recreational cricket at a lesser Level with equal commitment.

We would like to extend our best wishes to Runcorn 1st XI, Champions of Div 1 and Hale Barns 1st XI runners up, for a successful season in The County League Div 2 after gaining a hard fought for promotion that ran to the last weekend of the season.

Neston 2nds were champions of Div A taking the Title by 1 point from Romiley 2nds, we again wish both teams well in The County League for 2018.To all The Winners and promoted Clubs from Div 2, 3, 4 and 5, Div B and C's we extend our congratulations in all your achievements and wish you the best of luck at your new level.We welcome Cheadle Hulme and Bredbury St. Marks to Div 1 along with Weaverham and Middlewich to Div A. and Lindow 3rds and Irby 3rds to our Div C section for 2018 and wish them all a successful season in the League.

Many fine servants of our League have been lost in the last 12 months and The League Exec would like to record our thanks for their many years of service to the CCL and CCA.

I would also like a mention for Jim Rafferty and Graham Coull to recognise them for all the work that they and their Exec Members have put into the CCL and CCA to bring the two leagues together to provide a platform for all our Clubs to play and promote Cricket in a hard but fair and friendly manner in the UKFast Cheshire Cricket League. My best wishes to all the Clubs for a successful 2018 Season

Selwyn Stephenson

March 2018

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