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Lancs league new club

Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:46 am

I'm hearing they brought in Greenmount CC last night at the meeting.

Can anyone confirm?

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Longsidelenny » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:04 am

Hope that’s not another club chasing silly dreams it’s very tough in the lancs league as well as needing a decent pro you need a good crop of amuatuers good luck if true up the colne

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by NL Claret » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:15 pm

Could be more the league chasing the club rather than club chasing dreams.

Greenmount know a bit about decent professionals.

No idea if they have joined.
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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Local cricketer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:54 pm

Cracking day out is greenmount. Really good crown green bowling club. Hope it's true

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Dark Cloud » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:01 pm

You MAY be right, but there were/are at least 2 other local-ish clubs wanting in also. I'm assuming whoever joins will not join until 2021 because as I understood it, the resignation of Milnrow came right on the deadline for resignations/applications making it impossible for any potential "new recruit" to resign from their league and apply for the Lancs in time for the 2020 season.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:08 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:01 pm
You MAY be right, but there were/are at least 2 other local-ish clubs wanting in also. I'm assuming whoever joins will not join until 2021 because as I understood it, the resignation of Milnrow came right on the deadline for resignations/applications making it impossible for any potential "new recruit" to resign from their league and apply for the Lancs in time for the 2020 season.
The meeting was last night, I'm sure one or two of the houses on here will of either attended or know the outcome.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by NL Claret » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:18 pm

It will be for 2021. My understanding is the LL want 3 clubs and approached greenmount to join. They have applied although they did have some reservations. Not sure on their final decision. Think there's one ribblesdale league club and one from another league. Guess palace shield / northern league.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Dark Cloud » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:43 pm

NL Claret wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:18 pm
It will be for 2021. My understanding is the LL want 3 clubs and approached greenmount to join. They have applied although they did have some reservations. Not sure on their final decision. Think there's one ribblesdale league club and one from another league. Guess palace shield / northern league.
I BELIEVE I'm aware of who the three clubs are who want to join the LL. I knew Greenmount was one and obviously that is now public knowledge. The other 2 are both currently Rib League, and 1 I would have thought was something of a shoe in as it's a thriving club both on and off the field right now, but I don't want to name names in case it's either not accurate or not yet public knowledge.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Andreshotboots » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:46 pm

Padiham, Read?

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:14 pm

Cherry Tree and Read have been mentioned on twitter but not accepted last night.

Cherry would have recruit heavily to compete, Padiham bowled them out last year for 45 and they have lost their best player Florentine to the Lancs League. The clubhouse is outsourced but quite popular.

Read might attract a few ex players back if they go in, but losing Matt Walker is a big blow. Room to grow as a club though.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by arise_sir_charge » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:32 pm

Only Greenmount still in the running as far as I’m aware.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Clarets4me » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:42 pm

Other Leagues must really be a state, the " Lancashire League " has a great brand name though ... even so, some of the minor, weak clubs like Accrington, Rishton, East Lancs and Nelson will struggle this season ...

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Somethingfishy » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:51 pm

Clarets4me wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Other Leagues must really be a state, the " Lancashire League " has a great brand name though ... even so, some of the minor, weak clubs like Accrington, Rishton, East Lancs and Nelson will struggle this season ...
Good cast :lol:

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Dark Cloud » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:16 pm

Andreshotboots wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Padiham, Read?
As far as I know you're 50% correct there, but the other club I heard about whilst also thriving in every way, may have geography against it, bearing in mind that I also THINK the ultimate say about a club joining comes down to member clubs voting on a 1 vote per club basis.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Foulthrow » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:21 pm

Padiham and Read are postage stamp size grounds. Padiham is excellent from a spectators point though.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:21 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:16 pm
As far as I know you're 50% correct there, but the other club I heard about whilst also thriving in every way, may have geography against it, bearing in mind that I also THINK the ultimate say about a club joining comes down to member clubs voting on a 1 vote per club basis.
Settle would make a good go of it and have the finances and players in place.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Foulthrow » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:25 pm

And Settle is a fantastic ground. Another good one for spectators.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Dark Cloud » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:29 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:21 pm
Settle would make a good go of it and have the finances and players in place.
But it would be a hell of a long way from say Littleborough or Middleton for example (or similar) and many clubs might just feel it's far too far in terms of travel. Since the arrival of the Manchester based clubs travelling times have definitely increased and this can impact on players availability and commitment.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:41 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:29 pm
But it would be a hell of a long way from say Littleborough or Middleton for example (or similar) and many clubs might just feel it's far too far in terms of travel. Since the arrival of the Manchester based clubs travelling times have definitely increased and this can impact on players availability and commitment.
In truth, whichever clubs you invite in will be a trek for some clubs. You snapped up all the big clubs in the local area last time.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Dark Cloud » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:46 pm

As far as I'm aware Padiham haven't expressed any interest and that kind of surprised me as it strikes me as yet another very go ahead club.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:29 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:46 pm
As far as I'm aware Padiham haven't expressed any interest and that kind of surprised me as it strikes me as yet another very go ahead club.
Isn't there a stupid rule in the recruiting like you have to have a car park where supporters can watch the game?

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:43 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:29 pm
Isn't there a stupid rule in the recruiting like you have to have a car park where supporters can watch the game?
If so it’s surely a new rule or changes have been made at Colne, East Lancs and Rawtenstall since I was las there.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:49 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:43 pm
If so it’s surely a new rule or changes have been made at Colne, East Lancs and Rawtenstall since I was las there.
I must have it wrong then.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:50 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:49 pm
I must have it wrong then.
Off the top of my head but I'm sure those three don't, or certainly didn't.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Grumps » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:53 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:43 pm
If so it’s surely a new rule or changes have been made at Colne, East Lancs and Rawtenstall since I was las there.
You can take a car on at East lancs

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:54 pm

Grumps wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:53 pm


You can take a car on at East lancs
Over 30 years since I was last on there and I'm sure you couldn't then. Whereabouts is it you can park on the ground?

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by NL Claret » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:03 pm

I'm reliably informed that Greenmount haven't made their decision, that was as it was on Monday. They don't have to decide until June as mentioned earlier. Spoke to one lad in January (after Leicester game) , he was against it, spoke to another (after Soton game) he was all for it. Both are heavily involved in the club, I'd imagine the club would have to call an EGM to vote on it.

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Post by arise_sir_charge » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:15 pm

Padiham did apply.

Greenmount definitely only club left after last nights vote.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:35 pm

arise_sir_charge wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:15 pm
Padiham did apply.

Greenmount definitely only club left after last nights vote.
Do you know what they got rejected on or was is just votes from clubs?

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Post by Dark Cloud » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:41 pm

I wonder if Read don't have a large enough playing area and that may be an issue to the LL, which would be a shame in many ways as it's a club doing well both on and off the field.

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Post by arise_sir_charge » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:50 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Do you know what they got rejected on or was is just votes from clubs?
Just on votes. Same for Read, didn’t get enough votes.

Settle were knocked back prior to the vote on basis of geography.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by NL Claret » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:52 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:41 pm
I wonder if Read don't have a large enough playing area and that may be an issue to the LL, which would be a shame in many ways as it's a club doing well both on and off the field.
Greenmount is a postage stamp however the league approached them , went to the ground and asked them to apply.

On another note, a merger between Rawtenstall and Haslingden was mentioned in passing.

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Post by Dark Cloud » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:58 pm

NL Claret wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:52 pm
Greenmount is a postage stamp however the league approached them , went to the ground and asked them to apply.

On another note, a merger between Rawtenstall and Haslingden was mentioned in passing.
A merger between Rocky and Hazzy????? Bloody hell, that's a new one on me. I'd like to have seen the reaction to that idea when I was growing up in Waterfoot back in the 60's and 70's!!! Crumbs!!

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Post by arise_sir_charge » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:49 pm

I’m lead to believe, from a very reliable source that the merger rumour was ********.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by RammyClaret61 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:26 am

I wouldn’t think Greenmount would qualify. The ground is small. Makes Rawtenstall look like the MCG. Also it’s no enclosed. They’d have to fence at least along Brandlesholme rd side of the ground.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:47 am

Can’t wait for the season to get underway even if the first and last month of the season is generally Baltic and not cricket weather!

Can’t beat being sat with friends and family with a picnic & cool bag and sampling different tea rooms and club houses.

:D

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Grumps » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:05 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Over 30 years since I was last on there and I'm sure you couldn't then. Whereabouts is it you can park on the ground?
30yrs!! They've got electric since then :D
If you drive up west Park Rd, you drive in by the scoreboard

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Post by Longsidelenny » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:24 am

Been told padiham got turned down as there cheese onion pie not up to scratch 😀up the colne

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:43 am

Longsidelenny wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:24 am
Been told padiham got turned down as there cheese onion pie not up to scratch 😀up the colne
That's declaring war Lenny.

Personally I don't think it would be a good thing for Padiham to move. If they were losing every week like Gt Harwood then the atmosphere around the place gets very subdued.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Longsidelenny » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:45 am

👍😀

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by jrgbfc » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:24 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:43 am
That's declaring war Lenny.

Personally I don't think it would be a good thing for Padiham to move. If they were losing every week like Gt Harwood then the atmosphere around the place gets very subdued.
Yeah, expecting a long hard slog for Colne this summer with no new signings. Winning the league was great but not sure getting promoted was so good tbh.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Local cricketer » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:42 pm

jrgbfc wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Yeah, expecting a long hard slog for Colne this summer with no new signings. Winning the league was great but not sure getting promoted was so good tbh.
I think lenny will enjoy experiencing some new culture in division one. Places like Rochdale are a upgrade on East Lancs

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by NL Claret » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:57 pm

Going off a few tweets it would appear that Greenmount have decided to join the LL for 2021.

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by Clarets4me » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:16 pm

Local cricketer wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:42 pm
I think lenny will enjoy experiencing some new culture in division one. Places like Rochdale are a upgrade on East Lancs
True, and to think East Lancs's ground, Alexandra Meadows, once hosted International Football ...

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Re: Lancs league new club

Post by ZizkovClaret » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:09 am

Clarets4me wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:16 pm
True, and to think East Lancs's ground, Alexandra Meadows, once hosted International Football ...
And my brief circuit running career! :lol:

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