Lancashire
Accommodation
B&Bs
Pubs & Inns
Self Catering
Budget

BOOK LANCASHIRE HOTELS

Featured Destination

July 2019: Blackpool and the Lancashire Coast

Itís illumination time in Blackpool. Lancashire in October is not likely to be your choice for a sunshine break, but that is not why ...More
More Uk destinations

Cricket Clubs

Lancashire County Cricket Club
Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 0PX | map
Lancashire
Tel: +44 (0) 161 282 4000
Visit Website
Write a review
Update this listing
email page to a friend | Add your business for free
This page has been viewed 1,614 times since 8th May 2006

The first recorded game of cricket in Lancashire was in 1781 at Brinnington Moor. The roots of Lancashire county cricket can be traced back to the formation of the Manchester Cricket Club in 1816. The Manchester club soon came to be seen as the representative of the county of Lancashire, with matches like the July 1849 clash with Sheffield being billed as Lancashire versus Yorkshire. Manchester Cricket Club moved to Old Trafford in 1857 and in 1864 members of the club organised a meeting which formally launched Lancashire County Cricket Club. Lancashire still plays at Old Trafford, which has also become a key ground for International Test Cricket. The club discussed the possibility of moving to a new ground but has decided on redevelopment of the existing site. When the County Championship was launched in 1890, Lancashire quickly showed itself to be a strong contender. They finished as runner-up in many of the early years before winning the first of its seven outright titles in 1897, having also shared the title in 1950. Lancashire has sent many great players to the England side, including in more recent years Michael Atherton and Andrew Flintoff. Notable overseas players include Muttiah Muralitheran and Wasim Akram.


Recommended Books:
Village Cricket
Village Cricket
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004
The Cricketers' Who's Who
The Cricketers' Who's Who
Playfair Cricket Annual
Playfair Cricket Annual

Recommended Books:

A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy - Joyce Grenfell
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Poitiers - 1356, Great Plague of London at its Height - 1665, 'Lord Haw-Haw' sentenced to death - 1945, First Traffic Wardens in London - 1960, First Glastonbury - 1970, First Episode of Fawlty Towers - 1975, Murder of Carl Bridgewater - 1978, Southall Train Crash - 1997
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages