2023 campaign starts with Rishton clash

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

Back to the future as Travis makes a return

Travis Townsend – who was a popular club professional in 2015 and 2016 – is returning to the Mount as first team captain for the summer of 2023.

The talented South African all-rounder replaces Ryan Senior who is standing down from the skipper’s role after four years in the hot seat.

Travis (pictured right) has been paid man at Littleborough CC since 2019 following a spell with Heywood after leaving Brandlesholme Road.

He has now decided to leave the professional ranks and his acquisition is another massive boost hard on the heels of the announcement of his countryman Jacques Snyman joining the club as professional for 2023.

Club chairman Andy Skinner said: “I’d like to place on record a big thank-you to Ryan for his work over the past few years.

“He feels it is time to step down and allow a fresh approach but we are pleased that he will continue to play for us.

“He guided us to promotion to the Lancashire League top flight in our first season and that was no mean achievement and, looking forward, his experience will be invaluable to our young first team players.”

Meanwhile, the club’s Head of Cricket John Stevens said: “I’m delighted Travis has chosen to return to Greenmount for the long term in an amateur capacity.

“I believe his wealth of experience combined with natural leadership skills and energetic enthusiasm are just what we need to kick start positive momentum on the field across the club.”

Meanwhile, it’s ‘as you were’ for Oli Dixon and Mark Crowther who are set to continue their good work as skippers of the second and third teams respectively.

John takes the reins to drive Mount forward

The club are delighted to announce that Lancashire Under-11 team manager John Stevens is to take up the role of Head of Cricket at the Log Cabin with immediate effect.

A former player with the club, he is a vastly experienced coach and he will oversee the Under-13s, Under-15s, Under-18s through to the open age third, second and first elevens.

Father of the club’s Under-19 Scotland international Dan Stevens, John is looking forward to taking on his role saying: “We aren’t going to take our relegation from Lancashire League Division One last summer lying down.”

“All aspects of the club are changing positively – on and off the field – and that has to be really encouraging.

“Even in the first two weeks of the Emerging Players Programme we are running there has been a massive change in the attitude of the junior players who are involved.

“The programme is 17 weeks long and I have said to the lads that they will really benefit from the sessions if they progress as they have started.”