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Tottington St Johns Timeline

Key

B&DSSL = Bury & District Sunday Schools’ League
NMCL = North Manchester Cricket League
GMCL = Greater Manchester Cricket League
Normal Text = Club information, italics = Individual

Please note that individual and team awards can also be seen on our honours page

Events

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1887Tottington St. Johns C.C. founded
1912B&DSSL 1st Division League Champions & 2nd Division League Champions
1913B&DSSL 2nd Division League Champions
1914B&DSSL 2nd Division League Champions
1914-191810 members lost their lives in the Great War. A plaque displaying their names was installed in the Church. This was donated to the cricket club when the Church closed for refurbishment around 2000
1928B&DSSL 2nd Division League Champions
1930Moved to current ground ‘Crompton Meadows’, on land given to the club by the Crompton family
1931B&DSSL 1st Division League Champions
1933B&DSSL 1st Division League Champions & 1st Division ‘GB Horridge Cup’ Winners
1934B&DSSL 1st Division ‘GB Horridge Cup’ Winners
1936B&DSSL 1st Division League Champions
1937B&DSSL 1st Division League Champions
1942B&DSSL 1st Division League Champions & 1st Division ‘GB Horridge Cup’ Winners
1945B&DSSL 1st Division ‘GB Horridge Cup’ Winners
1955NMCL formed with 8 founder teams (Bibby & Baron, East Lancs Paper Mill, Haymain, Howe Bridge, McPherson Paints, Rawtenstall, Tottington St. Annes & Transparent Paper Mill)
1956First year of fixtures of the NMCL
1958Up until this year the Club had played in the Bury & District Sunday Schools’ League. They joined the NMCL and are the league's longest serving members. East Lancashire Paper Mill were founder members but spent several years in other leagues before re-joining NMCL
1958Peter Schofield won NMCL 2nd Division Batting Average award
1958Norman Ramsbottom won NMCL 2nd Division Bowling Average award
1958Miss Janet Holt won NMCL 2nd Division Scorers award
1959NMCL 2nd Division League Champions
1959Trevor Settle won NMCL 2nd Division Batting Average award
1959Peter Schofield won NMCL 2nd Division Bowling Average award
1959Stanley Booth won NMCL 2nd Division wicket keeping award
1962Gordon Wood won NMCL 1st Division Batting Average award
1962Peter Schofield won NMCL 1st Division Bowling Average award
1963Original wooden pavilion destroyed by fire.
1963P Chadwick won NMCL 2nd Division Batting Average award
1964NMCL 1st Division League Runners Up & 1st Division ‘Calverley Cup’ Winners
1964New pavilion opened built at a cost of £1,500

A full list of contributors who donated towards the rebuild is listed below (courtesy George Round)

1964Gordon Wood won NMCL 1st Division Batting Average award
1964Peter Schofield won NMCL 1st Division Bowling Average award
1965NMCL 1st Division League Champions
1965Stanley Booth won NMCL 1st Division wicket keeping award
1965Cyril Fletcher won NMCL 1st Division Scorers award
1966NMCL 1st Division League Champions
1966Recorded NMCL lowest ever score of 3 all out v Walmsleys (one record we are not proud of)
1966Alan Vernon won NMCL ‘Young Player of Season’ award - after a spell at Walshaw, AV returned to the club and was part of the title winning side of 1999
1967NMCL 1st Division League Champions joint with Walshaw
1969Miss Pamela Booth won NMCL 1st Division Scorers award
1969PJ Boyd won NMCL 2nd Division Scorers award
1970NMCL 2nd Division ‘Hodson Cup’ Winners & 3rd Division League Champions
1970Peter Gill won NMCL 2nd Division Bowling Average award
1971NMCL 1st Division ‘Calverley Cup’ Winners & 1st Division League Runners Up
1971Neville Neville won NMCL 1st Division Batting Average award
1971K Crossley won NMCL 2nd Division wicket keeping award
1972NMCL 1st Division ‘Calverley Cup’ Winners
1973Stanley Booth won NMCL 2nd Division wicket keeping award
1973Martyn Whittles won NMCL 2nd Division Scorers award
1978Kath Brooks won NMCL 2nd Division (Group A) Scorers award
1979NMCL Winners of ‘Sportmanship’ Trophy
1981Kath Brooks won NMCL 2nd Division (Group B) Scorers award
1983Dennis Stringfellow won NMCL 2nd Division Bowling Average award
1984Neville ‘Dusty’ Dawson won NMCL 2nd Division (Group B) wicket keeping award
1985NMCL started U18’s Junior League
1985NMCL Junior League Runners Up
1985Steve Hinchley won NMCL ‘Captain of Year’ award
1985Kath Brooks won NMCL 2nd Division (Group B) Scorers award
1986NMCL Junior League Champions
1986NMCL 2nd Division (Group C) League Runners Up
1987Club Centenary Year: the centenary match between a past & present players ended in a tie
1987NMCL 3rd Division League Champions & 3rd Division Cup Runners Up
1987Neville ‘Dusty’ Dawson won NMCL 3rd Division wicket keeping award
1989NMCL 1st Division ‘Calverley Cup’ Runners Up & Steve Grognet Memorial Trios Trophy Winners
1991NMCL 2nd Division League Champions
1991Paul Meehan won NMCL 2nd Division Bowling Average award
1992NMCL 1st Division ‘Last 6 Winners’
1993NMCL Steve Grognet Memorial Trios Trophy Winners
1993Clive Brooks won NMCL 1st Division wicket keeping award
1993Michael Jones won NMCL 4th Division wicket keeping award
1994NMCL 4th Division ‘Last 6 Winners’
1994Awarded £12k grant from the ‘Foundation for Sport & the Arts’ which was used to install electricity, flushing toilet, build an equipment store and provided a concrete fence around the lodge side of the boundary
1995NMCL 1st Division League Runners Up
1995Paul Meehan won NMCL ‘1st Division Player’s Player’ award
1995Steve Moriarty won NMCL 1st Division Bowling award
1995Clive Brooks won NMCL 1st Division wicket keeping award
1996NMCL 1st Division ‘Calverley Cup’ Runners Up, 1st Division League Runners Up, 4th Division ‘Cyril Fletcher Cup’ Runners Up, 4th Division ‘Last 6 Winners’ & Steve Grognet Memorial Trios Trophy Winners
1996Played Blackpool at Stanley Park in the LCB Lancashire Knockout
1996Clive Brooks won NMCL 1st Division wicket keeping award
1996Ashley Parkinson won NMCL 4th Division Bowling award
1996Stuart Hunter won NMCL 4th Division Wicket Keeping award
1997NMCL 4th Division ‘Last 6 Winners’
1997Entered the National Village Knockout for the first time and played Woodford (away). Unfortunately not our greatest performance!
1997Clive Brooks won NMCL 1st Division wicket keeping award
1998NMCL 1st Division League Champions, 1st Division ‘Calverley Cup’ Winners (only year to do NMCL League & Cup double) & 4th Division ‘Last 6 Winners’
1998Paul Meehan won NMCL ‘1st Division Player’s Player’ award
1998Paul Meehan awarded Calverley Cup ‘Man of the Match’
1998Chris Mitcheson won NMCL 4th Division Bowling award
1999NMCL 1st Division League Champions & 4th Division ‘Cyril Fletcher Cup’ Runners Up
1999Paul Meehan won NMCL ‘1st Division Player’s Player’ award
1999Ashley Parkinson won NMCL 1st Division Batting award
2003NMCL 1st Division ‘Calverley Cup’ Winners & 1st Division ‘Last 6 Winners’
2004NMCL 4th Division ‘Hunter Cup’ Winners & 4th Division League Runners Up
2004Clive Brooks won NMCL 1st Division wicket keeping award
2004Steve Moriarty won NMCL 4th Division Bowling Average award
2004Paul Skundric awarded Hunter Cup ‘Man of the Match’
2006NMCL 1st Division League Runners Up
2006Became the annual opponents of Brooksbottom C.C. in their Boxing Day match when Elton Vale (formally Bolton Rd Methodists) were no longer able to fulfil the fixture
2006Hosted the 20/20 triangular tournament in which we beat Radcliffe before narrowly losing to Greenmount in the final
2006Ashley Parkinson won NMCL ‘1st Division Player’s Player’ award
2006Ashley Parkinson won NMCL 1st Division Batting Average award
2007NMCL 1st Division League Runners Up
2007Paul Meehan won NMCL 1st Division Bowling Average award
2008NMCL 1st Division ‘Calverley Cup’ Winners & 1st Division League Runners Up
2008Ashley Parkinson won NMCL ‘1st Division Player’s Player’ award
2008Ashley Parkinson won NMCL 1st Division Batting Average award
2008Simon Marsh won NMCL 1st Division Bowling Average award
2008Neil Butterworth awarded Calverley Cup ‘Man of the Match’
2009NMCL 1st Division ‘Calverley Cup’ Winners
2009Refurbished pavilion opened by David Chaytor MP
2009£9,990 National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ grant received for an artificial wicket
2009Hosted the Boxing Day match v Brooksbottom for the first time
2009Neil Butterworth awarded Calverley Cup ‘Man of the Match’
2010NMCL 1st Division ‘Calverley Cup’ Winners with a last ball victory against Rochdale Catholic Club (completed a hat-trick of cup wins)
2010Received £3,000 grant from ‘Community Foundation for Greater Manchester’ to replace field drains
2010Constituted Tottington Sports Club as the umbrella club for both the cricket club and the newly named Tottington St. Johns Ladies Rounders team
2010First ever overseas pre-season trip where TSJ triumphed against Riviera C.C. in Nice
2010Junior section re-established
2010Records tumble in the away match at Robinsons as Ashley Parkinson hits 200 not out before Paul Meehan grabs all 10 wickets for 11 runs
2010Neil Butterworth captained NMCL League side against the Southport & District League
2010Russell Brooks awarded Calverley Cup ‘Man of the Match’
2011TSJCC U13’s complete their 1st season’s fixtures in the Lancashire County Junior League
2011Received grant of £4,100 from ‘Biffaward’ to replace pavilion roof
2011Michael Jones won NMCL 4th Division Wicket-Keeping award
2011Kath Brooks won NMCL 1st Division Scorers award
2011Neil Butterworth captained NMCL League side against the Southport & District League
2012125th Anniversary Celebrations, including a launch meal, Olympic fun day and golf event. Plus we launched our 125th anniversary celebration book
2012Building work started to extend pavilion
2012Pre-season trip to Benidorm to play two games against Sporting Alfas C.C.
20121st Division ‘Last 6 Winners’
201250th Anniversary Boxing Day match held at Crompton Meadows v Brooksbottom C.C. (TSJ replaced previous opponents Elton Vale formally Bolton Rd Methodists in 2006)
2013Second pre-season trip to Benidorm to play two games against Sporting Alfas C.C.
2013LCB KO Cup 1st Round tie v Lowerhouse at Crompton Meadows
2013Received grant of £36,920 from Viridor Credits to build 2 lane outdoor net training facility
2013Clubhouse extension completed
2013‘Totty Tigers’ established - Friday night Twenty/20 team
2013Kath Brooks won NMCL 1st Division Scorers award
2014New car park completed and plans approved for second tier pavilion extension
2014Tottington St John's Women's cricket side begins
2014Third pre-season trip to Benidorm playing against Sporting Alfas C.C.
2014Over 4,000 attend Tottington's Big Day Out in July!
20142nds win Division 4 title and secure promotion!
2014Another hugely successful golf day and dinner
2015Grant secured to build new upper tier extension
2015Women's side 'officially' joins and will play home games at Crompton Meadows
20154th annual overseas tour to Benidorm
2015History made as 2nd XI vice captaincy shared!
2015Under 11s side established to play in new regional league
2015May 12 - Club resigns from NMCL and joins the GMCL for 2016
2015Totty history made as 2nds win back to back titles by capturing NMCL Div 3 title
2015Kath Brooks won NMCL 1st Division Scorers award
2015Upper tier extension work completed
2015Boxing Day game washed out, rescheduled for Good Friday 2016
2016TSJCC become founder members of the new Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL)
20165th annual overseas tour to Benidorm with 48 participants
2017Received grant of £65,000 from Viridor Credits for ground improvements
2017Record attendance at 4th annual TBDO
2017Ground works starts in July and play our home fixtures at Bolton, Radcliffe and Ramsbottom
20171st XI promoted to Division 3 of GMCL
2017TSJ Women are runners up in the Thunder league for 40 over cricket
2017Si Marsh wins GMCL Div 4 bowling award
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