Rainford cricketers get ready for summer

3:50pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

It may not Cricket weather just at the moment but the Christmas and New Year period signals the start of Rainford Cricket Club’s preparations for the 2014 season.

Cruickshank's unbeaten 141 secures Rainford's place

1:31pm Thursday 12th September 2013

RAINFORD made certain of their continued future in the Med Imaging Liverpool and District Cricket Competition Division 1 with a 67 run victory at Northop Hall. After a poor run of form they have put it together to achieve the last two wins that will enable the club to start planning for next season in some comfort.

Rainhill push on at the top

4:07pm Friday 30th August 2013

IN this Med Imaging Liverpool 1st Division first vs second clash at Birkenhead, Rainhill batted first and came back from 17-3 with a mid-order revival.

Rainford's poor form continues with double defeat

9:56am Tuesday 27th August 2013

Rainford’s poor form continued with two Bank Holiday defeats.

Town edge it against Rainhill in under 21s final

11:30am Friday 23rd August 2013

A THRILLING finish in the Liverpool Competition Under 21s Final led to St Helens Town edging home against Rainhill at Orrell.

Rain stops play at Alder after opening innings

11:27am Friday 23rd August 2013

ST HELENS Town played at lowly Alder looking for a win to maintain their title bid in the Liverpool Competition Second Division.

Rainhill draw against Colwyn Bay

1:06pm Thursday 8th August 2013

RAINHILL couldn’t finish off the Welsh visitors from Colwyn Bay in the Med Imaging Liverpool 1st Division match and had to settle for a draw. Rainhill elected to bat and after losing an early wicket, Brown (45) joined Atkinson (53) and their 92 run partnership laid the foundation for the Rainhill declaration.

Rainford suffer first defeat in six outings

9:16am Monday 29th July 2013

Rainford suffered their first defeat in six games at the hands of leaders Birkenhead Park last Saturday in Division 1 of the Med Imaging Liverpool and District Cricket Competition.

Six wickets for Cruickshank

1:10pm Thursday 11th July 2013

RAINFORD enjoyed a successful weekend, with wins for all three teams placing them in the top half of their respective league tables.

Rainhill snatch a last-gasp victory

10:37am Thursday 11th July 2013

RAINHILL travelled to Liverpool in Med Imaging Liverpool Competition Division One and snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat.

Rainford win derby encounter

11:43am Thursday 4th July 2013

RAINFORD came out on top in the Med Imaging Liverpool Competition Division 1 clash with local rivals Rainhill, triumphing by two wickets in a close and exciting contest.

Wilding takes prize scalp of India's Wasim Jaffer

9:17am Monday 17th June 2013

Rainhill entertained Ainsdale in the Med Imaging Liverpool & District Cricket Competitions 1st division.

Rainford pull off a tremendous win at Liverpool

9:12am Monday 17th June 2013

Rainford finally delivered the sort of performance they have been promising all season and returned from Merseyside’s Cricket HQ, Aigburth, with a convincing win. A fine all round performance brought an eight wicket win which could now set them up for the rest of their season.

Excellent cricket but a narrow defeat for Rainford

1:37pm Thursday 13th June 2013

RAINFORD’S trip to Colwyn Bay produced some excellent cricket in one of the Med Imaging Liverpool and District Cricket Competition’s best environments but ended in a narrow two wicket defeat.

Ford and Qureshi partnership sees Rainhill to victory

1:31pm Thursday 13th June 2013

THE top of the table clash, second vs first, saw Rainhill 1st team triumphant against Birkenhead but they made hard work of it.

Rainford kickstart season with two wins

11:38am Thursday 6th June 2013

Just like buses! You wait for some time for a win to come along and then two come along at once.

Brown steers Rainhill home

10:02pm Sunday 2nd June 2013

Formby 1st vs Rainhill: On arguably the best cricketing day of the year so far, Rainhill were lucky to be at Cricket Path in Formby.

One to forget for Rainford

9:23am Friday 31st May 2013

RAINFORD had a bank holiday weekend to forget with a 39 run loss to Orrell followed by abandonment due to rain against Formby.

Rainhill hold on for a draw at Colwyn Bay

9:19am Tuesday 28th May 2013

Colwyn Bay1st Rainhill 1st: Rainhill won the toss and had to elect to bat because of players caught in traffic on the A55.

Improved display but Rainford fall short

2:13pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

RAINFORD produced a much improved performance when travelling to league leaders Birkenhead Park narrowly failing to return home with a victory.

Rainford lose despite solid start

9:52am Monday 13th May 2013

Despite a solid batting performance Rainford lost to Ainsdale by six wickets in the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition Division 1.

Rainhill skipper Rotheram leads from the front

9:51am Monday 13th May 2013

Wigan 1st Rainhill cc 1st: After the delayed start due to rain, the Wigan captain surprisingly elected to bat on the damp green top that would only aid bowlers.

Mixed weekend for Rainford's cricketers

7:50am Thursday 9th May 2013

Rainford had mixed Bank Holiday fortunes losing their opening League encounter at Newton Le Willows before bouncing back on Monday with a resounding win at Wigan to finish top of their knockout cup group.

Qureshi’s relentless line and length yields 7 for 42 in Rainhill's draw

12:21am Tuesday 7th May 2013

Rainhill cc 1st vs Northop Hall 1st:  Rainhill welcomed Northop Hall for their first league game of the season and were inserted by the visitors.

Rainford go down to Highfield

9:00am Tuesday 30th April 2013

Rainford lost a competitive encounter at Highfield by three wickets in the second series of Ray Digman Cup group games. Batting first they posted 187 for 7 with contributions from Mark Brook (25) Joe Noctor (39) Stuart Benzies (39) and Ollie Jump (31). Noctor and Jump put on 54 for the fifth wicket to boost the total which ultimately needed someone to go on and make a big score.

Lytham too strong for Rainhill

7:20am Monday 29th April 2013

Rainhill’s 2nd game in the Ray Digman Knockout saw them travel to Premier League champions Lytham and the gap in talent was evident.

Sporting legends Blofeld and Baxter visit Southport

4:50pm Tuesday 19th March 2013

Two of the titans of UK cricket are coming to The Atkinson, Southport with a side splitting show full of memories from within the test mast special commentary box.

Rainford girls head for Lancashire Finals

12:17pm Monday 11th February 2013

RAINFORD High Girls U13 and U15 cricket teams took part in the first round of the Lady Taverners Indoor cricket competitions.

St Helens cricketers look ahead to the summer

10:05pm Friday 4th January 2013

Amidst the festive excitement and despite the wintry weather, cricketers from all parts of St Helens have started to think about the season ahead with the recent publication of next season’s fixtures. Newton le Willows, Rainhill and Rainford will all be competing in Division 1 of the Bridging Finance Solutions Liverpool and District Cricket Competition, with St Helens Town and Sutton battling it out in Division 2.

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St Helens Star: St Helens Town on the attack

5:00pm Saturday 15th December 2012

The St Helens Star deadlines for next week will be the same with copy needed by 10am Monday (December 17).

Ellie's selection ends season a high note

St Helens Star: Ellie's selection ends season a high note

8:30am Thursday 15th November 2012

Rainford cricketer Ellie Threlkeld is ending 2012 on a high note after being selected for the England Women's Development Programme at Under 15 level.

'Waterlogged' sports pitches closed

11:18am Friday 5th October 2012

SPORTS pitches managed by the local authority have been closed for a consecutive weekend due to them still being waterlogged.

Rainhill miss out on promotion despite gaining maximum points

10:11am Tuesday 18th September 2012

Rainhill 1st vs Alder 1st: Already relegated Alder elected to bat and got off to a decent start. With Rainhill needing 25 points for a chance of promotion the pressure was evident. As Alder had nothing to lose, they played with a freedom that was to be their downfall. Qureshi 4 for 36, Dale 3 for 36 and Williams 3 for 17 kept the visitors to 120 all out off 44. Only Singh (42) showing any patience.

Rainford relegated but juniors provide some cheer

St Helens Star: Rainford relegated but juniors provide some cheer

8:50am Tuesday 18th September 2012

RAINFORD’S two year stint in the Liverpool Competition Premier Division has come to an end following an eight wicket loss at New Brighton.

Rainford keep survival hopes alive

10:54am Monday 10th September 2012

Rainford kept their Liverpool Competition Premier League survival hopes alive with a stunning victory over local rivals Ormskirk. Winless this season and at the foot of the table, Rainford pulled off a magnificent six wicket win to take the relegation battle to the very last week.

Draw lifts Rainford off the foot of the table

10:24pm Wednesday 29th August 2012

Rainford travelled to Hightown on Saturday for a match crucial to both club’s fortunes in the current three-way Premier Division relegation battle being fought out with Colwyn Bay. They returned with honours even after six and a half hours of enthralling cricket ending in an enforced stalemate due to heavy rain. Chasing Hightown’s score of 195, Rainford’s pursuit was ended with the score on 169 for 9 with just four overs to go.

Rainford fall short despite Will Threlkeld's blast

10:26am Friday 24th August 2012

RAINFORD battled hard but came up just short again last Saturday losing by 35 runs to Southport and Birkdale.

Newton pay for inept batting

12:08pm Thursday 23rd August 2012

NEWTON lost their second successive game on Saturday but unlike the previous week when they scored over 200 runs this latest setback was a result of a most inept batting performance.

Quereshi’s eight wickets deliver Rainhill victory

12:06pm Thursday 23rd August 2012

IN their bottom of the table clash against Sefton, Rainhill surprisingly elected to bat on the wet wicket.

Newton lose second game on the bounce

10:16am Monday 20th August 2012

Newton le Willows 1st XI V Orrell Red Triangle 1st XI.

Defeat leaves Rainhill in relegation dogfight

12:49pm Thursday 16th August 2012

AINSDALE elected to bat on the white Rainhill wicket and progressed slowly against the accuracy of Qureshi (4 for 52 from 29) and Williams.

Newton's unbeaten run comes to a halt

12:48pm Thursday 16th August 2012

NEWTON'S run of five games unbeaten came to a halt last Saturday somewhat surprisingly to bottom club Alder who prevailed by 19 runs with just one over remaining.

Rainhill fall short after batting failure

12:51pm Thursday 9th August 2012

RAINHILL paid the price for a batting crash at Fleetwood Hesketh.

Rainhill 1st XI v Newton le Willows 1st XI.

10:16am Monday 23rd July 2012

Newton made the short trip to Rainhill on Saturday and registered their second win on the bounce as they returned with a narrow 2-wicket win in a low scoring game.

Rainford lose a close one to New Brighton

12:33pm Thursday 12th July 2012

AFTER a wonderful effort from Rainford’s groundsman and his helpers to clear away the previous day’s rainfall Rainford recorded another improved performance in the Liverpool Competition Premier Division.

Rotherham ton helps Rainhill to vital win

11:37am Monday 9th July 2012

Alder 1st vs Rainhill 1st: In the 1st Division of the Liverpool comp, 12 teams fight for relegation and promotion.

Hendrie’s effort for Rainford foiled by the rain

3:26pm Thursday 5th July 2012

RAINFORD earned their third consecutive draw in the Liverpool Competition Premier League against Ormskirk in a game where both sides were effectively denied a chance of winning by the rain.

Cup success for Bleak Hill Primary School

2:04pm Thursday 5th July 2012

BLEAK Hill Primary School have been celebrating after their boys' cricket team won the ASDA Kwik Cricket County Final at Northern CC in Crosby last Thursday.

Defeat drops Rainhill into relegation dogfight

12:40am Monday 2nd July 2012

Rainhill 1st vs Wallasey 1st.

Rainford continue their improvement with draw

12:06pm Friday 29th June 2012

RAINFORD continued their recent improvement with a hard fought draw at home to Maghull in the Bridging Finance Solutions Liverpool Competition Premier Division.

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