Cricket squares

Gatley: William Scholes Playing Fields; 2 cricket squares

If you'd like to hire the Williams Scholes Playing Fields for your team, download and complete the application form (PDF 61Kb).

Please make sure you read the conditions of hire before completing and posting the form.

Post your completed form to:

Jane Bardsley – Senior Neighbourhoods Officer
Neighbourhoods Team
Endeavour House
c/o Stopford House

Conditions of hire

  1. a season will be no more than 18 weeks, starting the last weekend in April each year. All fixtures should be complete by the last full weekend in August
  2. if you've been successful in securing a wicket, you'll be told in writing of the allocation. The allocation will correspond to the 18 weeks of the playing season and is allocated in accordance with your league fixtures
  3. if you've been granted the allocation of a pitch you'll become liable for the full payment of the pitch and facility. This must be made within 14 days of the account being posted by the Director of Finance. The hire charge will be determined by the Director of Place Management
  4. if you withdraw from a pitch and facility following confirmation of allocation, no refund will be given. The full charge for the allocation will be made regardless of the number of fixtures played
  5. if you want to apply for a refund as a result of problems experienced with a pitch or facility then you'll need to submit a claim within 10 days of the incident occurring. Claims placed at the end of the season referring to previous incidents within the season will not be accepted for refunds
  6. in the event of an invoice not being paid in accordance with the above condition, your booking may be cancelled without notice and the appropriate league informed. We will not compensation you for the withdrawal of facilities resulting from none payment of an invoice
  7. if you're allocated a pitch and facility, you must not sublet the pitch and facility for use by any other club without the prior permission of the Neighbourhoods Team
  8. you should provide and erect all equipment
  9. wickets should be marked weekly during the 18 weeks of the playing season
  10. you should leave all accommodation and facilities in a clean and tidy condition. All rubbish resulting from players or spectators around the field of play should be removed following the completion of a fixture
  11. any repairs resulting from vandalism or damage to facilities caused by teams will be charged to your club. This may result in your bookings being cancelled without notice. The appropriate league will be informed. We will not compensate you for the withdrawal of facilities resulting from such an incident
  12. you must make sure that any unauthorised use or interference with equipment other than that included within the hire does not occur
  13. you are responsible for clearing the premises of all spectators, officials and players immediately after the end of the hire period. You must make sure that facilities are locked, alarmed and secure
  14. all correspondence and communications should be between us and the secretary of your club
  15. teams must take care when parking vehicles at the venue. Access for emergency vehicles and local residents should not be obstructed. Attention should be given to the William Scholes Playing Fields; do not park on Beech Avenue. Use the car park provided
  16. facilities within public parks and recreation grounds should be used responsibly and only at times within the declared hours of opening
  17. if an event is cancelled by the Neighbourhoods Team or a designated match official, such as an umpire, you must not use the facility, regardless of the match being a league fixture or recognised friendly. If you're found to be in violation of this condition, the facility may be withdrawn by the Neighbourhoods Team
  18. we cannot be held liable for property or personal items bought onto premises. We also accept no responsibility for any injury
  19. we reserve the right to cancel fixtures and terminate the agreement without any compensation being paid

Charges 2022 season

Seasonal hire with facilities

  • Senior: £518.36
  • Junior: £267.90

Casual hire with facilities

  • Senior: £134.50
  • Junior: £66.70

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