Category Archives: Cricket

HOPPERS CRICKET – CHAMPIONS AGAIN!

09-09-2018

Hoppers Cricket team secured the championship of the Boddington’s Village Cricket League in style in the final game against Guy’s on 22nd August, going one better than last season when they shared the trophy with neighbours Fulwood & Broughton. The game was reduced to 10 overs a-side due to weather conditions and, batting first, Hoppers […]

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Hoppers Cricket Champions 2017

16-10-2017

Congratulations to the Hoppers XI who were joint champions of the Boddingtons Cricket League for the 2017 season! Hoppers shared the title with Fulwood & Broughton on 43 points with just 3 losses from their 18 games. The season was guided by inspirational captain Jim Moore, who carried out his campaign to ‘make Hoppers great […]

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Hoppers Cricket seal title

13-08-2015

Hoppers Cricket team travelled to Whittingham & Goosnargh CC on Wednesday night knowing that a win would seal a first `Boddingtons Village Cricket Leauge’ title since 2007. A loss would’ve meant that the league was in Whittingham’s hands going into the final round of fixtures. As the away side, Micahel Lough’s men batted their 15 […]

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Hoppers cricket team unbeaten

04-06-2015

Hoppers cricket team maintained their unbeaten league start to the cricket season on Wednesday night when they squeezed past Chipping with a 1 wicket victory. Following a meeting of the league committee on Tuesday night the game was played under new rules with wides reverting to 1 run instead of 4 and a maximum of […]

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Lancashire Community Club of the Year

18-01-2015

On Friday night the 2014 Lancashire Sports Awards took place at the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool with 8 awards up for grabs. The club was nominated in the Community Club of the Year category after winning the same award at the Preston Sports Awards last year. John Powell had won the ‘Service to Sport’ award […]

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Hoppers Cricket Mid-Season Update

19-06-2014

At the halfway stage of the Boddington’s Village Cricket League 2014 under this season’s skipper, Tom Peterson, Hoppers find themselves in 4th place with 5 wins from 9 played. After a promising opening game, beating last year’s champions, Grimsargh, Hoppers slumped to three successive losses to Barton Grange (A), Guy’s (H) and Whittingham (A). However, […]

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Eye Opening Start for Hoppers Cricket

05-05-2014

Hoppers v Grimsargh Lightfoot Green Boddington’s Village Cricket League 23/04/2014 “MICHAEL FISH never mentioned this” mused John Dewhurst to Ken Moore, as the heavens opened, threatening to wash out the first game of the season. Thankfully the shower subsided and the two teams took to the field, to initiate a reduced game of twelve overs […]

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Hoppers’ Damp Squib Finish

19-08-2012

In the only game to escape the weather on the last week of the season, Hoppers failed to sign off with a win. In fact the occasion put them in party mood, all eleven players turning their arms over and visitors Whittingham & Goosnargh, despite being two men short – one batted twice, took advantage […]

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Hoppers Cricket Back To Winning Ways

10-08-2012

In the penultimate game of the season, Hoppers recorded their 6th win of the campaign with a win at Lightfoot Green over neighbours Fulwood & Broughton. In their 15 overs, Fulwood posted 85-8 against some tight bowling from particularly Desmond Harry and Marc Balshaw. Hoppers’ openers Ali Murray and Adam Hollitt started well and kept […]

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Hoppers cricketers lose winning habit

02-08-2012

Hoppers Cricket’s ‘mini-renaissance’ came to a shuddering halt last night (Wednesday, 1st August) and in the process they did opponents Grimsargh a huge favour. Ground conditions were extremely soggy and the evening was interspersed with several fairly heavy showers putting completion of the game in doubt. As it was, it was the only fixture played […]

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