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A polite reminder that membership renewals are due for 1st April so please renew as soon as possible.

You will be asked to show your new members cards and failure to do so will mean you will not benefit from members’ bar prices.

The brewery has now increased our prices for the second time in four months. We fully understand the cost pressures – indeed we are all impacted.

The club took the decision to fully absorb the last increase, which was presented in November. However, the recent brewery price increases are quite high and the committee has decided that they will absorb some of the increase, but inevitably we unfortunately need to apply increases across all products from Thursday 30th March.

We hope our members recognise our attempts to mitigate the increases and continue to support the club.

The coming week’s cask ales will be Bowland Bumble; Cross Bay; Ilkley and Brewsmith Bitter

Harrison’s At Greenmount

As a reminder Chris’s food opening times are below: Breakfast is until 12.30pm and main meals served from 1pm.

Thursday: 9.30am to 8pm

Friday: 9.30pm to 8pm

Saturday: 9.30pm to 8pm

Sunday: 9.30pm to 6pm

Specials this week are:

Mongolian Chicken – £8

Crispy chicken pieces in a sweet and savoury style sticky sauce served with aromatic rice and topped with spring onions and sesame seeds and a vegetable spring roll.

Classic Lasagne – £8

Home-cooked lasagne served with fresh salad and garlic bread.

This week the bar is open:

Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 11pm

Friday:  1pm to 11pm; Saturday & Sunday 12 noon to 11pm and 10.30pm respectively.

Sport on our TVs this week:

Wednesday: 7.45pm: Rep of Ireland v Latvia

Thursday: 7.45pm: Italy v England

Saturday: 2pm: Scotland v Cyprus

Sunday: 5pm: England v Ukraine.

Following the karaoke evening on Saturday (February 18th), we see our pre-season agenda commence in earnest with the start of senior practice on Sunday, February 19th.

Players from all senior teams will be working for the next six Sundays from 3pm to 5pm at Bury Grammar School sports hall .

Meanwhile our Emerging Player Programme continues every Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm also at Bury Grammar where 20 young players are working hard under the supervision of Phil Heaton, Andy Kerr and Dan Stevens.

For the next two Saturday sessions we are delighted to welcome our good friend Clinton Perren as guest coach. Clinton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience  from an extensive first class career and we are excited to have him involved.

Also on Friday evenings Phil and Sophie Heaton are delivering coaching to a further group of younger players aged 9 to 13 years so we are now operating across three training groups until the last weekend in March .

The pre-season friendly programme currently comprises matches away at Westhoughton and Bowden in the first two weeks of April before Mark Crowther’s third team kick off their league campaign at the Mount on Sunday, April 9th.

All Stars Cricket provides a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old where they’re guaranteed eight weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development.

The programme is designed to introduce children to the sport, teaching them new skills, helping them make new friends and have a great time doing so.

We are pleased to announce that Greenmount CC will be running another All Stars programme this summer.

As usual it will be Friday evenings and will run for eight sessions.

The sign up for All Stars is always via the English Cricket Board website, however the link for Greenmount will be private (hidden from public view).

This is to avoid over-subscription and to provide our members with the first opportunity to sign up.

We will publish the dates once confirmed and request that members email Leigh Dickinson using confirming their intention to sign up.

The club will be hosting a Karaoke Night on Saturday, February 18th from 7.30pm in the function room.

Entry is free and there will be a disco and cash prizes for the King or Queen of Karaoke.

Children are welcome to attend but will not be able to enter the competition.

We are starting a list of people who wish to participate and their chosen song so visit the club and fill in the form behind the bar giving your name and song choice.

Greenmount’s Richard Catterall and sister Rachel are running the Heaton Park half marathon this Sunday (January 22) in aid of Christie Hospital.

The intrepid pair have been hitting the roads during the worst of the winter weather in order to be in tip-top shape for the thirteen-mile event.

They have chosen The Christie in memory of their grandpa who died of cancer a few years ago and received treatment at the hospital.

“This charity is very close to our hearts as we lost our grandpa to cancer in 2017. He was a big influence and role model to us and because of that he will always remain in our hearts. Gone but never forgotten!” said Richard.

Rachel added: “We want to raise as much money as we can to help beat the fight against cancer. So please join the battle and any donations will be much appreciated. Let us beat this awful disease!”

To sponsor Richard and Rachel visit their GoFundMe page HERE.

First of all I would like to say a massive thank-you to all our members for their fantastic support and patience over the past year, especially during the relocation when the Lounge Bar work was ongoing, it really is appreciated.

A huge thank-you should also go to our numerous sponsors – in their various guises – as without their generous financial assistance the club would not be able to function as it does.

As can be seen, it has been quite a busy year for building work at the Log Cabin with the erection of the new white picket fence on the roadside and the re-design and construction of the Lounge Bar area. Work on the changing room extensions and new pool room area ongoing and we are confident they will be finished in good time for the new season.

Hopefully, we will also have some good news on the resumption of catering at the club early in the New Year.

At this point, I’d also like to thank club steward Dave Willetts and his bar staff for the great work they have put in over the past twelve months as well as my fellow board members for their help and support, not forgetting the numerous volunteers and helpers who come down to the club and give their time up for free.

Cricket fixtures have already been published for summer 2023 and some of the juniors have commenced indoor training with senior nets due to recommence in March. We think there is plenty to look forward to on the cricketing front next season and rest assured planning on the playing side is progressing very well.

Finally, I would like to wish all members, supporters and sponsors a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year and we look forward to seeing you all at the Log Cabin over the festive period.



Christmas Eve – 2pm to 10pm

Christmas Day – 7pm to 10pm

Boxing Day – 2pm to 10pm

27th to 30th December (inclusive) – 4pm to 11pm

New Years’ Eve – 12 noon to Late

New Years’ Day – 2pm to 10pm

2nd January – 4pm to 10pm 3rd January onwards – Normal opening hours

The club held its annual presentation evening on Saturday evening in the function room with Head of Cricket John Stevens and club secretary Leigh Dickinson overseeing events.

The first team batting prize, along with the players’ player of the year went to Andy Kerr, meanwhile, the first team bowling award was won by Callum Hunter.

People begin arriving for Saturday’s awards evening

In the second eleven, the second team batting prize and players’ player of the season went to Kieran Edwards with skipper Oli Dixon taking the bowling award.

In the thirds, the batting prize and players’ player of the season went to Nigel Franklin with Sam Woolley taking the bowling award.

The Pauline Rigby award for the Young Player of the Year went to Dan Stevens while Best Performance of the Season was won by Andy Kerr for his display against Burnley.

The Most Runs in the season award was also won by Nigel Franklin with Oli Dixon again taking the Most Wickets plaudit.

Clubman of the Year went to chairman Andy Skinner for his leadership and superb work in project managing the Lounge Bar alterations and clubhouse extension.

Evan Williams – who is currently gaining valuable cricketing experience in Tasmania for the winter – won the Cricketer of the Year accolade.

And there was a special award for first team skipper Ryan Senior who is stepping down in 2023. Scorer Rebecca Senior was also presented with a thank-you prize for her fine work throughout the season as was Phil Thorp for his help behind the scenes.

Above: Nigel Franklin who won the Best Batting Prize as well as the third team batting and players’ player award. Right: Club chairman Andy Skinner – Clubman of the Year Award winner

Below left: Dan Stevens with his award. Right: Kieran Edwards and Oli Dixon

The first phase of pre-season preparations has been booked with six two-hour sessions.

These will be held at Bury Grammar School sports hall on Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm from February 19th to March 26th 2023 inclusive.

Meantime, our junior Emerging Player Programme will continue in tandem, moving to a set of ten Saturday afternoons in the new year.

Selected players from the junior programme will also be invited to senior nets.

Senior captains will be providing details to their current playing squads and further reminders will be posted after Christmas.

Greenmount’s Noah Birtwistle and Ed Wackrill have been successful in being selected for the Lancashire Under-13 squad and will start a lengthy spell of winter training in the near future.

The club already have Max Birtwistle in the Under-15s and George Kenyon has been selected in the Under-12 winter training group.

This represents a great opportunity within the pathway for all to benefit from 18 weeks of county training. All four are, of course, on the club’s EPP (Emerging Players Programme). Very positive news!

Greenmount kick off the Lancashire League Division Two campaign for 2023 with a home clash against Rishton on Sunday, April 16th.

In the Worsley Cup first round to be played on Saturday, May 6th the Mount have home advantage again when Church are the visitors to the Log Cabin.

The season concludes on Sunday, September 10 when Rawtenstall are the visitors.

Full first team fixtures are:

Sunday April 16: Greenmount v Rishton

Sunday April 23: Crompton v Greenmount

Sunday April 30: Greenmount v Colne

Saturday May 6:  Greenmount v Church (Worsley Cup 1st round)

Sunday May 7: Middleton v Greenmount

Saturday May 13: Worsley Cup 1st round reserve date

Sunday May 14: Greenmount v East Lancs

Sunday May 21: Church v Greenmount

Saturday May 27: Worsley Cup 2nd round

Sunday May 28: Greenmount v Great Harwood

Saturday June 3: Worsley Cup 2nd round reserve date

Sunday June 4: Greenmount v Accrington

Sunday June 11: Bacup v Greenmount

Saturday June 17: Worsley Cup quarter-finals

Sunday June 18: Greenmount v Nelson

Saturday June 24: Worsley Cup quarter-finals reserve date

Sunday June 25: Rawtenstall v Greenmount

Sunday July 2: Rishton v Greenmount

Saturday July 8: Worsley Cup semi-finals

Sunday July 9: Greenmount v Crompton

Sunday July 16: Colne v Greenmount

Sunday July 23: Greenmount v Middleton

Saturday July 29: Worsley Cup semi-finals reserve date

Sunday July 30: East Lancs v Greenmount

Sunday August 6: Greenmount v Church

Saturday August 12: Gt Harwood v Greenmount

Sunday August 13: Worsley Cup final

Saturday August 19: Worsley Cup final reserve date

Sunday August 20: Accrington v Greenmount

Sunday August 27: Greenmount v Bacup

Sunday September 3: Nelson v Greenmount

Sunday September 10: Greenmount v Rawtenstall


In the Lancashire League’s T20 competition Greenmount have been drawn in the JWL MPA (Manchester Pale Ale) section.

Fixtures are as follows:

Friday May 26: Greenmount v Todmorden

Friday June 2: Greenmount v Walsden

Friday June 9: Norden v Greenmount

Friday June 16: Bacup v Greenmount

Friday June 23: Greenmount v Ramsbottom

Friday June 30: Quarter-finals

Friday July 7: Quarter-finals reserve date

Monday July 28: Finals Day

Saturday September 2: Finals Day reserve date


Sunday April 16: Rishton II v Greenmount II

Sunday April 23: Greenmount II v Crompton II

Sunday April 30: Walsden II v Greenmount II

Saturday May 6: Church II v Greenmount  II (Junior Cup first round)

Sunday May 7: Greenmount II v Middleton II

Saturday May 13: Junior Cup 1st round reserve date

Sunday May 14: East Lancs II v Greenmount II

Sunday May 21: Greenmount II v Church II

Saturday May 27: Junior Cup 2nd round

Sunday May 28: Great Harwood II v Greenmount II

Saturday June 3: Junior Cup 2nd round reserve date

Sunday June 4: Accrington II v Greenmount II

Sunday June 11: Greenmount II v Todmorden II

Saturday June 17: Junior Cup quarter-finals

Sunday June 18: Nelson II v Greenmount II

Saturday June 24: Junior Cup quarter-finals reserve date

Sunday June 25: Greenmount II v Rawtenstall II

Sunday July 2: Greenmount II v Rishton II

Saturday July 8: Junior Cup semi-finals

Sunday July 9: Crompton II v Greenmount II

Sunday July 16: Greenmount II v Walsden II

Sunday July 23: Middleton II v Greenmount II

Saturday July 29: Junior  Cup semi-finals reserve date

Sunday July 30: Greenmount II v East Lancs II

Saturday August 5: JW Lees Junior Cup final

Sunday August 6: Church II v Greenmount II

Saturday August 12: Greenmount II v Great Harwood II

Saturday August 19: Junior Cup final reserve date

Sunday August 20: Greenmount II v Accrington II

Sunday August 27: Todmorden II v Greenmount II

Sunday September 3: Greenmount II v Nelson II

Sunday September 10: Rawtenstall II v Greenmount II