• Pro Announcement

    Pro Announcement

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    Ramsbottom has moved swiftly to sign a new professional following the signing of Daryn Smit by Derbyshire this week. The club has announced the signing of another South African in Grant Thomson. ...
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  • Smit Signs For Falcons

    Smit Signs For Falcons

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    Daryn Smit will not be returning to Ramsbottom after signing a two year contract with Derbyshire. Ramsbottom Cricket Manager Andy Dalby said: "I'm sure you'll all agree that Daryn has been an exce...
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  • Brother pays tribute to Pecker

    Brother pays tribute to Pecker

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    The club is delighted to announce that Graham Ratcliffe has made a sizeable donation to the club for the upcoming season in the memory of his brother, club legend, Stephen. When asked about ...
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  • May Ball details are here!

    May Ball details are here!

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    For all you budding Cinderellas, the waiting is over and the preening can begin, you shall go to the Ball - we have a date for this year's grand event! From today onwards, May 6th 2017 will be ind...
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  • AGM Announced

    AGM Announced

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    This year's AGM will be held in the Championship Room on Monday February 13th at 7.30 pm. Only bona fide senior members are allowed to attend. We look forward to seeing you and getting your c...
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  • Champions 2017 Friendlies announced

    Champions 2017 Friendlies announced

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    2017 Season Friendlies The pre-season friendlies have now been announced for the forthcoming season.  Saturday 1st April            &nb...
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  • Ramsbottom Bonfire 2016

    Ramsbottom Bonfire 2016

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    Tickets are selling fast for our upcoming bonfire on 4th November. They are available from the Cricket Club and Munro Greenhalgh. Tickets can be bought for a reduced rate up until Thursday 3rd No...
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  • Presentation Evening 2016

    Presentation Evening 2016

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    Tickets for this year's presentation evening, on Saturday 29th October are still on sale but with only 3 tables remaining, should you wish to attend, now is the time to get in touch and reserve you...
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  • Ramsbottom Bonfire 2016

    Ramsbottom Bonfire 2016

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    Rambottom CC are delighted to announce that this years Annual Bonfire will be held at Acre Bottom on Friday the 4th of November. Gates open at 5pm. For tickets and prices please contact the club ...
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  • New Signing for 2017

    New Signing for 2017

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    Ramsbottom CC are pleased to announce the signing of Jake Neary from Haslingden CC. At 24yrs old Jake is an experienced opening bowler who is fast approaching 150 wickets in the Lancashire league....
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  • Champions

    Champions

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    A day of high emotions, unbearable tensions and audible appeals for divine intervention were concluded as Josh Dentith confidently steered the last ball of the 2016 season for four and was engulfed...
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  • Steve Ratcliffe

    Steve Ratcliffe

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    It is with deep sadness that the club announces that Stephen Ratcliffe has passed away this morning after his recent illness. There is no other way to describe him but larger than life. A true sta...
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  • Details of Ladies Dinner 2016

    Details of Ladies Dinner 2016

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    The Ladies committee are happy to announce that this year’s Ladies Dinner will be held on Friday 21st October. We are delighted that this year we have been able to invite Maxine Jaeger to be...
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  • Going to the Wire

    Going to the Wire

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    Rammy go into the last day of the season with a five point gap after stepping over the potential banana skin of Rishton and their in-form pro Shaun Von Berg with a relatively straightforward 9 wick...
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  • Terry Stewart Funeral

    Terry Stewart Funeral

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    Terry Stewart The funeral is being held on Friday 9th at St Hildas,Tottington at 10 am followed by a burial at Ramsbottom cemetery and then back to Ramsbottom cricket club.
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  • Terry Stewart

    Terry Stewart

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    It is with deep regret that Ramsbottom Cricket Club announce after a short illness the passing away of legendary former player and Captain Terry Stewart. He is well known around this area as a top...
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  • Dentith helps fill in the gaps

    Dentith helps fill in the gaps

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    Ramsbottom’s unbeaten campaign continued with another hard fought victory at Acre Bottom which saw a depleted bowling attack reinforced by players old and new. In the absence of Simon Read, ...
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  • 12th September Volunteers needed

    12th September Volunteers needed

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    On Monday 12th September we are asking for anyone with time on their hands, any spare holidays not already taken or simply anyone who wishes to join in the bonhomie of a chain gang to join us to gi...
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  • Updated 3rd Team Fixtures

    Updated 3rd Team Fixtures

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    Sunday 7th August Ramsbottom v Accrington Saturday 13th August Ramsbottom v Enfield Sunday 21st August East Lancs v Ramsbottom
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  • Parton and the Pro blow the House down

    Parton and the Pro blow the House down

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    Another Sunday, another key game in our steely eyed march towards the grail that is the Lancashire League title. In our way on this occasion was an in form Lowerhouse team that in recent weeks had ...
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  • Smit leads Rammy to 12 points

    Smit leads Rammy to 12 points

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    Rammy retained their 4-point lead at the top of the Lancashire league with a win against Enfield whilst closest rivals Lowerhouse and Burnley both claimed maximum points to keep up the pressure in ...
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  • Members Meeting 30th June

    Members Meeting 30th June

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    On Thursday 30th June at 7:30pm the club would like to invite all members and players who have played senior cricket this season to a meeting to discuss and vote on where the club will be play...
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  • Buff the Hassy Slayer

    Buff the Hassy Slayer

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    A depleted Ramsbottom met local rivals Haslingden on Sunday in a game that many thought would define their season. After an unbeaten start and topping the league, despite losing 3 games to the weat...
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  • The May Ball report

    The May Ball report

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    Saturday night’s Ball was the culmination of the club’s fund raising efforts following the boxing day floods that left the field covered in mud, ground machinery beyond repair and the n...
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  • A big thank you

    A big thank you

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    To Everyone who was kind enough to sponsor me on my recent parachute jump on behalf of the Christie Hospital, in memory of the beautiful Louise Hamer. Due to your kind support I have managed t...
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  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

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    A mixed weekend for both teams in which the evenly contested and hard fought cup losses on Sunday can in part be put down to the plague of inconsistent availability. Obviously Jonny was always goin...
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  • 27th May Thank you night

    27th May Thank you night

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    The Chairman would like to invite everyone who took part in the efforts to clear the pitch from the effects of the boxing day flood to a social event on Friday 27th May. With the kind support of l...
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  • AGM Date

    AGM Date

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    The Committee are pleased to announce that this years AGM will take place on Thursday 19th May at 7:30pm in the Championship Room. All Senior Members are invited to attend and vote on the night. ...
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  • From beyond the boundary

    From beyond the boundary

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    All in all, a standard weekend in the Acre Bottom soap-opera! The local constabulary are searching for a group of vegetarian burglars after they took off with two of Sandra's cheese and onion pies...
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  • Fielding Fifty secures victory

    Fielding Fifty secures victory

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    There are times when sporting metaphors, hyperbole and poetic licence are required to help report matches that fail to excite and entertain. This game was not one of those. A tense game between two...
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  • Rammy claim full points to go top

    Rammy claim full points to go top

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    Big wins over title contenders Enfield and Lowerhouse meant that Rammy overcame the disappointment of the washout at Rishton to surge to top of the league. On Saturday Enfield visited Acre Bottom ...
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  • Michael Howarth previews the 2's

    Michael Howarth previews the 2's

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    Last year was your first as 2nd team skipper and ultimately it proved highly successful: a very creditable finish in the league and of course that magnificent victory in the junior cup up at East L...
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  • Sponsorship Packages for 2016

    Sponsorship Packages for 2016

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    The popular match sponsorship is returning for the 2016 season. A great opportunity to entertain clients, thank friends and host a special occasion, this season's sponsorship package is as follows...
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  • From beyond the boundary

    From beyond the boundary

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    The grotesque swings in the weather last weekend which put paid to both fixtures brings back memories of another opening day match against Rishton a long 35 years ago. On that occasion the swing in...
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  • Scorers needed for new season

    Scorers needed for new season

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    As the new season finally rears its head, we are once again looking to recruit new members of our scoring team. Always a great way to play a part in the club's challenge for honours, our scorers g...
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  • From beyond the boundary

    From beyond the boundary

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    It has been a long savage and merciless winter. No matter that many of the Rammy faithful have been counting the weeks to the start of the new season - in some cases almost since the last ball was ...
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  • Pro pre-season interview

    Pro pre-season interview

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    From the regular updates that I get from Pat, it looks like you’ve had a great season back home preparing for your 3rd stint at Ramsbottom, what have been the highlights? It has been a ...
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  • Help required for Pro's house

    Help required for Pro's house

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    The damage from the flood continues to hit home, this time quite literally! Whilst fitting out the pro’s house in good time for his arrival next Wednesday it has been discovered that the so...
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  • May Ball details

    May Ball details

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    As part of the club’s continuing efforts to raise much needed funds for the damage suffered during the boxing day floods, we are having a Ball on Saturday 7th May in the Championship Room. I...
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  • Winter of discontent made glorious summer

    Winter of discontent made glorious summer

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    Something significant has happened at Ramsbottom Cricket Club this winter and I’m not referring to the boxing day flood - although it is fair to say that it has proven to be the catalyst in t...
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  • Sport England Grant for Rammy

    Sport England Grant for Rammy

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    Ramsbottom Cricket Club has been awarded £12,500 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Flood Relief Fund to repair the pitch, nets and machinery which were badly damaged as a...
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  • John Steele wins award

    John Steele wins award

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    The club is delighted to announce that our own John Steele has won this year’s Jim Kenyon Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Coaching. Everyone at the club will know that this is well de...
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  • Race Night 8th April

    Race Night 8th April

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    The RCC players cordially invite you to a Race Night on Friday 8th April in the championship room. With all proceeds going towards the continued effort to raise funds for the repair of the ground ...
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  • Another Tough Mudder

    Another Tough Mudder

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    After last weeks truncated effort at peeling the frozen mud from the outfield we are once again issuing a rallying cry / desperate plea for our usual band of volunteers and anyone else with any goo...
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  • Mud clearance Party

    Mud clearance Party

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    How the pitch used to look! After last week's fun was decimated by the cold snap it is business as usual from 9am onwards on Saturday morning as we return to Acre Bottom to remove the last vesti...
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  • Flood Update

    Flood Update

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    Since the Irwell broke its banks on Boxing Day and found a welcome home on the ground at Acre Bottom there have been times when the task ahead of us seemed impossible. Once the waters abated we di...
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  • Bike Ride to raise funds

    Bike Ride to raise funds

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    Two cycling enthusiasts are embarking on a unique challenge to raise awareness to help Ramsbottom Cricket Club get back on its feet after devastating floods caused thousands of pounds worth of dama...
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  • Flood Appeal

    Flood Appeal

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    Dear Member, I am writing to you on behalf of the Cricket Club Committee in relation to the devastation suffered at Acre Bottom due to the flooding on Boxing Day. Whilst there has been a magnific...
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  • 2015 RCC Bonfire update

    2015 RCC Bonfire update

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      Although the well informed amongst you might be sitting smugly grasping your tickets for this week’s Rammy Bonfire, there may well be some of you who are still ticketless or thinking...
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  • New Date for Presentation Evening announced

    New Date for Presentation Evening announced

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    Ramsbottom CC are pleased to announce that the Presentation Evening will now take place in the Members Bar on Friday the 27th of November at 7.30pm. All members, supporters, players and guests wel...
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  • 6th November Bonfire Ticket News

    6th November Bonfire Ticket News

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    As the time draws near for RCC's popular bonfire night we have been inundated by requests for tickets. At the moment these are currently on sale from the Cricket Club. The Club is open every night...
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  • Presentation Evening Postponed

    Presentation Evening Postponed

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    Due to unforseen circumstances, the senior presentation evening scheduled for Friday 23rd October has been cancelled. A new date will be announced in the near future
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  • Season of promise ends in a whimper

    Season of promise ends in a whimper

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    Ramsbottom 72 all out Nelson 73-4 Rammy stumbled and slipped to a defeat which saw them denied of the runners-up spot on the final day of the Lancashire League season. The phobia and paranoia t...
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  • Rammy Juniors Secure Win

    Rammy Juniors Secure Win

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    A number of Rammy Juniors made significant contributions against Wigan at Leigh CC last week to secure the Cup success. Players - Ben Parkinson, JJ Fielding, Owen Collinge and Owen Halstead. Miss...
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  • Parton hits form at Rishton

    Parton hits form at Rishton

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    Rishton 191 all out Rams bottom 268 for 5 This was very much a question of mission accomplished for Rammy who went into the game desperate to secure full points to leave them going into the ...
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  • Rammy remain in hunt for Holland Cup

    Rammy remain in hunt for Holland Cup

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    RAMSBOTTOM 164 ALL OUT ACCRINGTON 228 FOR 5 It is getting to the stage of a psychoanalyst being needed in the home dressing room at Acre Bottom to deal with the developing phobia of run chases. On...
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  • Title hopes washed away

    Title hopes washed away

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    East Lancs 123 for 7.   Ramsbottom 62 all out There was no cheer to be had at East Lancs on Saturday apart from Michael Haslam reaching the milestone of 600 wickets in Lancashire League ...
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  • From well beyond the boundary

    From well beyond the boundary

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    The highlight of the weekend - perhaps even the season - was by far the last ball win for a very young and inexperienced third team against a much holder Church team. They did well to keep Churc...
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  • Rammy Back to Winning Way's

    Rammy Back to Winning Way's

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    TODMORDEN 116 ALL OUT RAMSBOTTOM 155-7This was not quite as comfortable a win for Ramsbottom as the scores might suggest. It came as no surprise that Ramsbotton elected to bat on winning the toss b...
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  • From beyond the boundary

    From beyond the boundary

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    There were dark mutterings of conspiracy before during and after the Rawtenstall game. It is for the club's officials to determine how those concerns might be pursued but the benefit of the doub...
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  • Robert Read steps down as Skipper

    Robert Read steps down as Skipper

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    Robert Read had stood down as club captain of Ramsbottom CC with immediate effect. Andy Dalby commented: "Rob has brought a 'togetherness' to the club over the last two seasons. He has worke...
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  • Title tilt hits the rocks

    Title tilt hits the rocks

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    RAWTENSTALL 89 FOR 5 RAMSBOTTOM 85 ALL OUT This defeat for Ramsbottom has been lurking around the corner for several weeks. Just as Dorian Grey's vanity kept him looking youthful while his p...
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  • 2nd X1 WIN Junior Cup Final

    2nd X1 WIN Junior Cup Final

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    Report to follow.......
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  • From beyond the Boundary

    From beyond the Boundary

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    Well that was quite a weekend! The Big Bash could be described as eventful but whether it will be very interesting to find out whether it was in any sense a financial success or came close t...
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  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

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    RAMSBOTTOM 251-7 COLNE 95 ALL OUT At present there is nothing more certain than death, taxes and a Daryn Smit century followed by a clutch of wickets. Winning the toss and electing to bat on...
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  • Lowerhouse over powered by Smitty

    Lowerhouse over powered by Smitty

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    LOWERHOUSE 183 ALL OUT RAMSBOTTOM 186 FOR 8 To the neutral observer it appeared that Ramsbottom professional Daryn Smit took on and defeated a fiercely competitive Lowerhouse team single han...
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  • Ramsbottom name PCA XI

    Ramsbottom name PCA XI

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    Ramsbottom CC have named a competitive team to take on the Galactico's of the PCA Masters on friday. With the ex England Internationals fielding an experienced team with current first class player...
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  • Rammy march on

    Rammy march on

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    Ramsbottom CC 192-7.  Enfield 105 all out Ramsbottom victories are beginning to take on a similar and in terms of exciting cricket slightly boring path. A strong start, mid innings stut...
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  • Rammy 2's into Junior Cup Final

    Rammy 2's into Junior Cup Final

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    REPORT TO FOLLOW!!!! In a repeat of last season's final - Ramsbottom 2nd XI will now travel to Alexandra Meadows to play East Lancs CC 2nd XI in the Junior Cup Final on Sunday the 26th of July.
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  • Rammy cruise to Victory

    Rammy cruise to Victory

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    RAMSBOTTOM 197 -7  CHURCH 74 ALL OUT Ramsbottom consolidated there second place in the league and drew within 8 points of leaders Burnley with an emphatic victory built around another super...
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  • Michael Howarth's 2nd Team report

    Michael Howarth's 2nd Team report

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    Having spent the best part of a month in the senior team, I have to firstly thank Laurie and Rob for captaining the side with the same enthusiasm in my absence. Results have been indifferent as ...
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  • Traders v Yorkshire Report

    Traders v Yorkshire Report

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    With a rare Friday off, and with remarkable foresight by Stephen Ryan to book tickets months ago, the Traders decided to put their full support behind their peers at Lancashire CC as they took o...
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  • From Beyond the Boundary

    From Beyond the Boundary

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    Ramsbottom has always been a welcoming club - keen on making all its visitors feel well at home. This was no more so than last Friday for the 20/20 visit of our good friends from Rawtenstall who ar...
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  • Burnley CC V Ramsbottom CC

    Burnley CC V Ramsbottom CC

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    RAMSBOTTOM 187 -9   BURNLEY 74 ALL OUT An unforgettable, unmissable and unplayable spell of bowling by Simon Read  which ripped the heart out of an impressive Burnley batting line up s...
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  • Daryn re-signs for 2016

    Daryn re-signs for 2016

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    Ramsbottom have re-signed Daryn Smit as professional for a third season. Cricket Chairman Andy Dalby said: "I'm very pleased to announce that Daryn has signed for 2016. To have continuity for a th...
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  • Rob Read's 1st team update

    Rob Read's 1st team update

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    After many games away we now have a run of fixtures at home in the next few weeks. On our travels we have had a few indifferent performances. In the LCB knockout we didn't perform particularly w...
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  • Skipper's 2nd team review

    Skipper's 2nd team review

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    Firstly, I would like to thank the management team for giving me the opportunity to lead out the team in place of our illustrious leader Michael Howarth whilst he has been on first team duty. Wi...
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  • From well beyond the boundary

    From well beyond the boundary

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    To continue with the alienation it is clear that the previous edition of these musings met considerable consternation, concern and complaint in certain quarters both within and outside the ...
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  • Worsley Cup Loss & one in the eye for Nelson

    Worsley Cup Loss & one in the eye for Nelson

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    Worsley Cup   Burnley 371-7   Ramsbottom 244 all out    Ramsbottom were left battered bruised and bemused and dumped out of the Worsley Cup by a very strong B...
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  • Rammy Lose On Cold Day at Accy

    Rammy Lose On Cold Day at Accy

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    Accrington 158-8 Ramabottom 157-8 At a verdant Accrington it was impossible to discern where the square started and outfield ended or where, other than by reference to the position of the wicket...
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  • Traders seek new Pro

    Traders seek new Pro

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    Wanted: One Gentleman Professional Cricket Player Due to the unfortunate retirement of their gentleman professional, The Ramsbottom Traders (and Athletic & Campanology End Foundation) Cr...
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  • Mixed weekend for Rammy

    Mixed weekend for Rammy

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    RAMSBOTTOM 241-4  TODMORDEN 115 ALL OUT This was as comfortable a win as the scores suggest built on the foundations of a classy but resilient 98 not out by Calum Kay who batted from first ...
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  • From well beyond the boundary

    From well beyond the boundary

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    The weekend weather does not seem to be improving - it is getting a bit of a joke. This caused the following conversation between two owd chaps   - Tom and Dick - prompted by a sudden ...
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  • Karsan Ghavri returns for Tod game

    Karsan Ghavri returns for Tod game

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    This weekend Rammy’s pro from the 1978 and 1980 seasons, Karsan Ghavri, is making a return visit to Acre Bottom. Karsan will be here for the game against Todmorden on Saturday and will...
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  • Rothwell Rout sets up Traders Victory

    Rothwell Rout sets up Traders Victory

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    A vintage display by local vintner Stuart Rothwell, in which he claimed the first ever Traders five wicket haul in a single innings, led to The Traders fourth win in a row. Like a fine wine...
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  • Smit takes the plaudits against Hassy

    Smit takes the plaudits against Hassy

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    Haslingden 148 -8  Ramsbotoom 149 -4 An indomitable all round performance from Ramsbottom pro Daryn Smit saw the Acrebottom outfit ease their way to a comfortable 6 wicket win at Haslingde...
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  • From Beyond the Boundary

    From Beyond the Boundary

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    If there is one thing obvious from our last two league wins against Colne and Bacup it is that the standard of cricket in the league is dropping alarmingly and that financial constraints on struggl...
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  • Rothwell, Holt and Smit set up Bacup win

    Rothwell, Holt and Smit set up Bacup win

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    Ramsbottom 205 for 3 Bacup 65 all outIt was all a little too easy for Ramsbottom against a challenged Bacup team at a cold and blustery Acre Bottom on Sunday in a game reduced to 38 overs.  Th...
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  • Bootstrap Turner leads rout of Rocky

    Bootstrap Turner leads rout of Rocky

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    On a Saturday bereft of 1st team cricket a number of Rammy supporters decided to make the short trip to Rawtenstall to watch Andy Lees’ third team in action. They weren’t disappo...
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  • Daryn T20 Masterclass

    Daryn T20 Masterclass

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    Friday night saw the return of T20 cricket to Acre Bottom. In a re-vamp to the tournament this season, whereby we play in a group of seven - we entertained East Lancs for the first time on a...
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  • Michael Howarth on Colne in the Sun

    Michael Howarth on Colne in the Sun

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    Firstly, the experience of playing cricket again in at least lukewarm temperatures was welcomed by all the players and a building fan base of the 2nd 11 XI this weekend. On Saturday we entertain...
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  • Traders Win!!!!

    Traders Win!!!!

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    The Traders ended a 13 game losing streak on Friday with a glorious victory against Droylsden CC. Admittedly part of this 13 game losing patch included 5 games at La Manga where they played ...
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  • Rammy through 1st Rnd of LCB Knockout

    Rammy through 1st Rnd of LCB Knockout

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    Lancashire Knock-Out Enfield  136 all out Ramsbottom 155 for 9 Ramsbottom clawed their way to a tense victory by virtue of some durable lower order batting by captain Robert Read and Tom B...
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  • Rammy cruise to Victory

    Rammy cruise to Victory

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    Colne 44 all out  Ramsbottom 217 - 7 Any doubts that at present the Lancashire League is a two tier competition must be firmly dispensed with on the evidence of this overwhelmingly one side...
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  • Parky Jnr smashes Record Score

    Parky Jnr smashes Record Score

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    In Cricket - They say that you should make the most out of the luck you get from the opposition. This was evident in Tom Parkinson's extraordinary innings for the 3rd XI at Enfield on Saturday. ...
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  • Rammy Go Down Fighting

    Rammy Go Down Fighting

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    Church 182 all out. Ramsbottom 178 all outRamsbottom stumbled to another league defeat at Church all the more perplexing given their comfortable win in there in the cup 7 days previously. Despite t...
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  • Worsley Cup and Junior Cup Draw

    Worsley Cup and Junior Cup Draw

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    Worsley Cup 2nd Round Draw Burnley CC v Ramsbottom CC Junior Cup  2nd Round Draw Ramsbottom 2nd XI v Bacup 2nd XI (Ties to be played Saturday the 20th of June)
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  • Weekend's Match Reports

    Weekend's Match Reports

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    RAMSBOTTOM 160 -7  RAWTENSTALL 167 -4 This game was not quite the close contest  the scores might suggest. Rawtenstall elected to bat first on a pitch that was damp at one end and wet ...
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  • From Beyond the Boundary

    From Beyond the Boundary

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    Of all sports played at amatuer level ( and so far as the England team are concerned also at Test level ) it is suggested that team selection and strategy is most difficult when it comes to cricket...
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  • John Steele's Thoughts on the Game

    John Steele's Thoughts on the Game

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    Chatting to one of our supporters during the game against East Lancs last weekend the conversation turned to the important role tactical acumen plays in cricket.  Obviously, the captain&rsquo...
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  • Third XI Season Begins

    Third XI Season Begins

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    With the unpredictable weather that was around last weekend, I definitely think we got the best of it. On a lovely sunny Bank Holiday Monday at Acre Bottom - a reasonable crowd was in attendance i...
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  • Weekend Preview

    Weekend Preview

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    A tough trip to Burnley on Saturday was unkindly interrupted by the great British weather. Against a top quality batting team in awfully cold conditions, our bowlers got to work with guile and skil...
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  • Michael Howarth's Weekend report

    Michael Howarth's Weekend report

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    Thank you for taking the time to read my first captains report. This weekend past has been a mixed bag of emotions but I am pleased and honoured to take the opportunity to continue the great wor...
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  • 2nd XI Skipper stands Down

    2nd XI Skipper stands Down

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    Ramsbottom Cricket Club 2nd XI Captain - Ash Parkinson has stood down with immediate effect. The cricket committee would like to place on record their thanks to Ash for all his hard work throughou...
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  • Twelve Points at Acre Bottom

    Twelve Points at Acre Bottom

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    The only match to start on time was at Acre Bottom where Ramsbott0m beat East Lancs by 8 wickets. Much credit must go to the groundstaff trio of Gordon, Roger and Rod for getti...
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  • Rain the Winner

    Rain the Winner

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    All of Saturday's games ended in No Results, including the top game at Burnley where Ramsbottom bowled the home side out for 123 in one of only three matches to start. Ramsbotto...
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  • Weekend Reports 25/26th April

    Weekend Reports 25/26th April

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    Ramsbottom had a weekend of very mixed fortunes losing heavily to Lowerhouse at home on Saturday but then soundly winning away to Enfield in difficult circumstances. The performance against ...
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  • From well beyond the boundary

    From well beyond the boundary

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    "Well we could not have expected a better start to the season than that although the weather could have been a bit warmer on Sunday which resulted in most of the game being watched from inside lead...
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  • Smit hits Rishton for Six

    Smit hits Rishton for Six

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    Rammy’s Pro Daryn Smit hit his first century for the team and passed 1000 runs in Lancashire League cricket with a majestic 137 not out as Ramsbottom beat Rishton by 185 runs. On a sunny day...
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  • Weekend team news

    Weekend team news

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    Team for Saturday v Morecambe (h) Read (c)  Parton Gabriel Fielding Pilling Cropper Dack Booth Whittle Haslam Smit (pro) 1st XI  Squad v R...
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  • From well beyond the boundary

    From well beyond the boundary

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    It will be very interesting to see if the aggressive approach to top order batting which manifested itself in the recent World Cup and before that the Big Bash permeates its way into league...
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  • John Fox's pre-season thoughts

    John Fox's pre-season thoughts

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    With only a few days to the beginning of the 2015 season there is a palpable sense of expectation down at Acre Bottom with reports from winter training and the first outdoor nets of the year lookin...
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  • Traders Reign in Spain

    Traders Reign in Spain

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    5 games, 2 ambulances and 300 cans of beer You can take the team out of Rammy but you can’t take the Rammy out of the team. After their usual tour of Worcester was cancelled due to...
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  • Friendly Update

    Friendly Update

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    Saturday 11th April Ormskirk v Ramsbottom XI (12.30pm start) Walshaw v Ramsbottom XI (1pm start) Sunday 12th April Ramsbottom v Woodlands CC (1pm start) (Please note the start times abo...
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  • Update on Friendlies

    Update on Friendlies

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    Well here we are! After the dark nights and the customary X Factor interlude throughout the winter months, the start of the cricket season is finally upon us.Ramsbottom travel to St Annes CC o...
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  • 2015 Preview

    2015 Preview

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    Having secured the runners-up spot in the Lancashire League in 2014, much against the expectations of some, Ramsbottom are focused on another sustained challenge for the championship in 2015. Th...
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  • Tribute to Brian Hutchinson

    Tribute to Brian Hutchinson

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    Tribute to Brian Hutchinson (Ramsbottom CC treasurer 1964 – 2015) The Gentleman who was locally known as a true gentle man, Brian Hutchinson recently passed away after a short illness ...
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  • Scorers Needed for 2015

    Scorers Needed for 2015

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    The club are on the look out for new scorers for the forthcoming season. Training will be provided if you've never done it before and as well as getting a lunch from Sandra's tearoom free of charg...
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  • Skipper Speaks

    Skipper Speaks

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    We ran Lowerhouse close last year only to fall short with two games to go, what are your hopes for the coming season? As most people involved with the club know, last season was a great succ...
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  • Date for AGM

    Date for AGM

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    Monday 23rd March has been confirmed as the date for this year's Annual General Meeting. Events commence at 7:30pm in the Championship Room. All full members are asked to attend and exercise thei...
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  • Date for arrival of Pro

    Date for arrival of Pro

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    RCC Are pleased to announce that professional - Daryn Smit and his wife Sarah will arrive on Friday the 10th of April. This means that Daryn will be available for the friendly fixtures on Sa...
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  • Andy Dalby Interview

    Andy Dalby Interview

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    Of all the roles at the club, it has to be said, yours is probably one of the hardest and (no pun intended) you have to play good cop / bad cop with the players in terms of selection, motivation...
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  • Ladies Dinner 2015

    Ladies Dinner 2015

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    The Ladies Committee are delighted to announce that they have secured the services of Hugh W. Bearn, the Chaplin to the Queen, as guest speaker for this year's event. The event will be held on Fri...
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  • Smitty's thoughts on 2015

    Smitty's thoughts on 2015

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    Hi Daryn, not long now until you return to Ramsbottom to take up the cudgels once again in the Lancashire League, how has the season been back home? I know you played your 100th A List game for ...
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  • Players Notice

    Players Notice

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    Boxing Sessions Finish On a High After seven hard weeks of fitness training at Rossendale Boxing Club we now move onto our second phase of winter training at Woodhey High School. Moving from a Mo...
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  • Duo Return

    Duo Return

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    Ramsbottom CC are pleased to announce te return of duo Martin Cropper and Richard Rothwell to the Senior squad. After a stint in the states, Martin returns to Ramsbottom eager to get back onto the...
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  • Interview Corner with Jon Fielding

    Interview Corner with Jon Fielding

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    1) You've been back at the club since 2010. What have your high and lows been during this time.  Thankfully the highs far outweigh the lows. Obviously wining the league as captain in 2010 wa...
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  • Rammy Announce Friendlies

    Rammy Announce Friendlies

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    RCC are pleased to announce four friendly's in preparation for the 2015 season. On Saturday the 4th of April, Ramsbottom will travel to St Anne's for the customary opening friendly.  ...
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  • Presentation Night Update

    Presentation Night Update

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    The presentation evening for 2014 is nearly upon us and we are delighted to confirm the following details. Entrance charge will be £5 and dress code is smart Smart Casual (no jeans) There w...
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  • Junior Presentation Awards

    Junior Presentation Awards

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    Under 9 Awards Player of the year                          &...
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  • Bonfire Night out at Rammy

    Bonfire Night out at Rammy

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    Come down to Acre Bottom on Friday 7th November as the annual bonfire at Ramsbottom Cricket Club makes a long awaited return. A splendid time is guaranteed for all - weather permitting - with a fa...
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  • Ramsbottom de-rail Lowerhouse

    Ramsbottom de-rail Lowerhouse

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    The last game of the season brought newly crowned champions Lowerhouse down to Acre Bottom in search of a 20th consecutive win. With the majority of Lowerhouse’s fans coming via the Ea...
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  • Peter Ashworth

    Peter Ashworth

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    The club are sorry to announce that former Ramsbottom all-rounder Peter Ashworth sadly passed away on Sunday 14/9/14 after a long illness, Peter was a prominent member of the 1974 Championship s...
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  • Presentation Evening

    Presentation Evening

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    This year's presentation evening featuring the Holland Cup winners, pictured above on Sunday night in a low key celebration, will be held on October 17th. Details about timings will be announced i...
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  • Saman and Kay soar in the sun

    Saman and Kay soar in the sun

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    Ramsbottom were confirmed in the runners up position in the league and the considerable commiseration of the Holland Cup after a very professional dispatching of an Enfield side that had soundly...
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  • Skipper reflects on 2014

    Skipper reflects on 2014

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    As we reach the last two games of the season, we chat with Robert Read about the highlights of a terrific year for the club. At the start of the season there were people who doubted that we&...
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  • Rammy beat Colne to stay 2nd

    Rammy beat Colne to stay 2nd

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    As news came through from Todmorden that Lowerhouse had clinched this year’s championship, Ramsbottom made short work of Colne to keep one point ahead of Enfield in the race for 2nd place. A...
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  • Weekend Report

    Weekend Report

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    A weekend which held plenty of promise ended with the first team licking their wounds and accepting that the championship had slipped from their fingers after two defeats against their closest riva...
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  • Farewell to the Pro

    Farewell to the Pro

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    As you may know, this weekend marks the end of Daryn’s involvement at Acre Bottom for this season. Daryn has been a breath of fresh air at the club this year and as well as some remarkable ac...
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  • Rammy Keep Pressure on the 'House'

    Rammy Keep Pressure on the 'House'

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    Second placed Ramsbottom kept the gap at 14 points after beating Worsley Cup finalists Burnley by 7 wickets at Acre Bottom. Professional Daryn Smit hit his third successive half...
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  • Lancashire Telegraph Trophy Final

    Lancashire Telegraph Trophy Final

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    Supporters Notice The Junior Cup final has now been re-arranged for Saturday the 16th of August. 12.30pm Start.
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  • Sticks & stones may break my bones

    Sticks & stones may break my bones

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    Ramsbottom maintained the pressure on league leaders Lowerhouse by taking 12 points against a feisty Church team up at Blackburn Road. Batting first on a challenging wicket, Rammy were wobbl...
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  • Daryn signs for 2015

    Daryn signs for 2015

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    The biggest cheer of the day, as Ramsbottom clinically dispatched a disappointing Rishton side, was reserved for Rod Hamer's announcement that Daryn Smit had put pen to paper and signed up to play ...
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  • Yellows lead Rammy home

    Yellows lead Rammy home

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    In tense scenes up at Bentgate on Sunday, Ramsbottom hung on in a fraught last over from Daryn Smit to take ten points against their local rivals Haslingden. After being bowled out for 190 w...
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  • Summer Cricket Camp

    Summer Cricket Camp

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    Ramsbottom first team player Jamie Pilling is running two cricket camps this summer down at Acre Bottom. The dates are 5th to 8th August & 12th to 15th August The coaching is targeted at girl...
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  • Rammy close in on Leaders

    Rammy close in on Leaders

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    As we reached the half way point in the campaign Robert Read's team pushed aside a threatening Church team in a 111 run victory which closes the gap on leaders Lowerhouse to just one point. Ramsbo...
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  • Will Turner stars for Lancashire

    Will Turner stars for Lancashire

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    Rising Rammy star Will Turner shone for Lancashire under 13's against Cumbria in the Northern Counties Cup at Sutton CC. Turner held centre stage as he scored a magnificent 103 from 129 balls - in...
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  • Rammy 2nds in Famous Run Chase

    Rammy 2nds in Famous Run Chase

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    FANS who soaked up the sunshine to watch East Lancashire seconds take on Ramsbottom on Sunday were served up a real treat as the runs flowed. Ramsbottom, who are second in the Junior League, manag...
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  • Parky and The Pin post centuries

    Parky and The Pin post centuries

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    On a day when the focus fell on the third eleven, two of Ramsbottom rising stars, Alex Olpin and Tom Parkinson, both posted centuries as the 3's kept up their good run of form and cemented their po...
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  • Ramsbottom ease to victory at Bacup

    Ramsbottom ease to victory at Bacup

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    Second placed Ramsbottom  had an easy win, leaving Lanehead with a 10 wicket win over Bacup. Professional Daryn Smit took 4-25 and Jon Fielding 3-26 to bowl the home side out for 9...
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  • Junior Cup Draw

    Junior Cup Draw

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    Semi Final Draw 13th of July Haslingden v Ramsbottom
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  • Parton and Smit Show

    Parton and Smit Show

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    Nelson's winning run ended at eight matches after Ramsbottom chased down the full total of 100 from 15 overs after bowling out the visitors for 99 at Acre Bottom on a day that saw rain af...
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  • Precipitation halts Parton's Parade

    Precipitation halts Parton's Parade

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    Whilst the 2nd XI cruised to a win at a sun drenched Acre Bottom, the weather always looked like it might play the decisive hand as the first team piled on the runs over at Centre Vale. Front and ...
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  • Ramsbottom bounce back against Bacup

    Ramsbottom bounce back against Bacup

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    After the disappointing loss the previous day to Haslingden, Ramsbottom’s first XI showed the depth of their character to beat Bacup in a gripping game down at Acre Bottom. After winning the...
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  • Ladies committee pre-match lunch

    Ladies committee pre-match lunch

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    The ladies committee annual pre-match buffet was once again highly attended and richly enjoyed on Sunday 1st June. With the usual opulent lay out – as can be seen in the picture above &ndash...
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  • Hasling-dent winning run

    Hasling-dent winning run

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    Ramsbottom's recent winning run came to an abrupt end on Saturday with a 69 run loss to local rivals Haslingden on a glorious day for cricket when, for once, the home team's performance didn’...
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  • Booth in the Runs on Debut

    Booth in the Runs on Debut

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    Latest 3rd XI Result Ramsbottom CC 187 -6 (46 overs) Tom Booth 103 not out Haslingden CC 20 all out Mat Burdaky 7-8
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  • Worsley Cup Draw

    Worsley Cup Draw

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    Ramsbottom CC 1st XI have been drawn against local rivals Rawtenstall CC in the 2nd round of the Worsley Cup. The fixture will be played on Saturday the 14th of June. Following the match the Bar ...
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  • And a Parton in a run treat

    And a Parton in a run treat

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    T.E. Parton took the plaudits as Ramsbottom grabbed 12 points from the reigning champions and moved to top place in the Lancashire League.   In a game that wouldn’t have taken pla...
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  • To Colne an old phrase

    To Colne an old phrase

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    So, up to Colne with the first XI seeking to make it four wins on the bounce and further the genuine title aspirations being whispered ever so quietly within the watering holes, coffee houses and d...
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  • Ladies Committee Lunch

    Ladies Committee Lunch

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    The Ladies Committee are pleased to announce that this years pre-match buffet will be held before the home game against Bacup on Sunday 1st June. The event starts at 12 noon and the ticket prices ...
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  • LCB Knockout Cup

    LCB Knockout Cup

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    This Sunday brings Firwood Bootle CC down to Acre Bottom as the first round of the LCB knockout trophy is contested. Bootle are a strong side from a very good league and they will prove a good yar...
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  • Wash out Sunday

    Wash out Sunday

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    The much anticipated derby game that usually has its fair share of explosive action turned into something of a damp squib on Sunday as the game against Haslingden was called off due to a spot of ra...
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  • Rammy in rush against Rishton

    Rammy in rush against Rishton

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    Ramsbottom had the look of a team in a hurry as they quickly dispatched a promising Rishton team within the space of 36 overs to record their third win in a row under the benevolent leadership o...
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  • Smitten by the Pro

    Smitten by the Pro

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    Ramsbottom’s first home game of the season was played in comfortable conditions and in the end comfortably dispatched a good Tod team to chalk up a second win of the weekend for Robert Rea...
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  • Sutton top scores in Accy defeat

    Sutton top scores in Accy defeat

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    With a good Pre-season behind them, Ramsbottom travelled to Accrington in a confident mood. As it would turn out the fates would conspire to prove that “The best laid schemes o' mice a...
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  • A Titans and Thomond Tale

    A Titans and Thomond Tale

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    Its not very often that a 2nd eleven clash on the first day of the season attracts much attention, but the RCC v Accrington CC game at Acre Bottom on Sunday drew a good crowd which saw two titan...
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  • Scorers Needed for Acre Bottom

    Scorers Needed for Acre Bottom

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    The club would like to hear from any members who would be to fill the role of scorers on match days for the first, second and third teams. Don't worry, there are benefits to being a scorer other t...
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  • 2014 Lancashire League dawns

    2014 Lancashire League dawns

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    After a long wet winter when some doubted that the remodelled and raised square would be ready for play, this weekend heralds the start of the 2014 Lancashire League season with the 1st and 2nds...
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  • Alex pins down St Annes in seaside romp

    Alex pins down St Annes in seaside romp

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    Fresh from his starring role on the player’s pre-season trip to Lancaster, Alex “The Pin” Olpin seized the opportunity to showcase his talents and underline his powers of conce...
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  • Andy Dalby looks forward to the season

    Andy Dalby looks forward to the season

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    With a new captain, new pro and a host of lads from last year’s successful 2nd team fighting to get into the 1’s for 2014, what are your hopes and expectations for the coming season?...
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  • Rachael Read

    Rachael Read

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    There are persistent rumours (Mick Everett) that Robert only became captain because the club thought that if he wasn’t appointed there was a very strong chance that the club could lose you...
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  • Dack Speaks

    Dack Speaks

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    2014 is expected to bring a lot of 1st team opportunities for the young guns at the club – your name gets mentioned a lot as one of the great hopes. Does this bring any pressure or are you...
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  • Tom Parton & Matt Sutton invited to PCA Event at Lords

    Tom Parton & Matt Sutton invited to PCA Event at Lords

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    On Wednesday 5th March, two of our home grown young first team cricketers, Tom Parton and Matt Sutton attended a coaching session run by the Professional Cricketers Association at Lords Cricke...
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  • The Elements return for Junior Foundation Night

    The Elements return for Junior Foundation Night

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    The Junior Foundation are delighted to confirm that popular local band, The Elements, are once again headlining their early season fund raising event at Acre Bottom on Sunday 25th May. Don't worry...
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  • New player spotlight

    New player spotlight

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    New Player spotlight: Leigh Dickinson a graduate of the Rammy Traders Academy Leigh, you are probably better known in Ramsbottom as a financial advisor and from your time at Padiham FC, w...
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  • Yellow View - Lee Kenyon

    Yellow View - Lee Kenyon

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      Lee, the yellows are an integral part of RCC and there is even a former yellow on the committee, what do you think the yellows bring to the club? I think in certain factions in the past w...
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  • Interview with Iain Round

    Interview with Iain Round

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    I believe that the Juniors are all receiving specialist 1 to 1 coaching from Nathan Wood this year – how do you think this will help our kids especially given Nathan’s work with the ...
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  • 3 Ex-Rammy pros play in same Test

    3 Ex-Rammy pros play in same Test

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    With Michael Clarke captaining the tourists once again and Faf Du Plessis cementing his place in the middle order of the world’s number one team, it was left to Alex Doolan (Dools) to make...
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  • Interview with Robert, Robert Read

    Interview with Robert, Robert Read

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    Not long now until the season starts and it’s your first as Captain. You’ve played under a number of different captains, what do you think you have learned from them and what do you ...
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  • Ramsbottom Sign McGregor

    Ramsbottom Sign McGregor

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      Ramsbottom Cricket Club are pleased to announce the signing of Jack McGregor from neighbours Bacup CC. Jack is a quality opening batsman, who only played a couple of matches last seaso...
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  • Interview with Tom Parton

    Interview with Tom Parton

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    - The 2013 season was an incredible one for you with the bat / behind the stumps as was reflected with the awards bestowed on you by the club and league; how do you see 2014 shaping up for you? ...
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  • 2014 Friendlies Announced

    2014 Friendlies Announced

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    The club are happy to announce that the following fixtures have now been arranged as part of the first teams build up to the new season; St. Annes CC– 5th April (A) Ormskirk CC – 6th ...
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  • Interview with the Pro

    Interview with the Pro

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    With the 2014 season fast approaching supporters were asking for an update on the new professional. With this in mind Ramsbottom CC asked the pro to talk about himself and his aims for 2014 and the...
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