LANCASTER CRICKET CLUB
Founded: 1879. Joined Northern League: 1952
Though the first Lancaster Lunesdale CC was formed in 1841 the club
disbanded in 1852. The present club was formed as The Lancaster Cricket
and Lawn Tennis Club in April 1879. After leasing a ground on the Giant
Axe Field, the club moved to their present ground soon later, playing
their first match at Lune Road on 3 June 1882.
Lancaster CC became
founder members of the North Lancashire League in 1892, winning the
championship on seven occasions and joined the Ribblesdale League in
1923, becoming champions in 1936 and 1947.
The club was a founder
member of the Northern League in 1952 and has won the league on six
occasions, in 1957, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1986. Lancaster have
been division two champions outright on a record 16 occasions, also
sharing the title in 1985. Lancaster also lifted the Meageen Cumbrian
Cup in 1987 and 1990.
Lune Road staged Lancashire’s county
championship game against Warwickshire in 1914.
was Lancaster’s professional for 16 seasons between 1972 and 1987.
South African Mark Boucher, who holds the record for most Test
dismissals by a wicketkeeper was Lancaster’s professional in 1997, going
on to make his Test debut in October of that year.
Tel: 01524 65087
From the north leave the M6 at junction 34 and follow the
signs into Lancaster City Centre. Follow the signs for the railway station
on the one-way system round the city centre.
From the south, leave the
M6 at junction 33and follow the signs for the city centre. Both routes
finish up entering the centre with the market on your right. Turn left at
the traffic lights at Waterstones. Take the first turn right after the
railway bridge. After passing the Railway Station and Lancaster City FC
ground on your right the Cricket ground is on your left.
J. N.(Norman) Ellis
6 Hubert Place,
Mobile: 07776 276233
Treasurer & Secretary :
59 Marine Drive
Fixture Secretary & Programme Contact:
Club Welfare Officer:
Mrs Sandra Hatton
Tel: 01524 833367
Junior Section Contact:
Mrs Sandra Hatton
Northern League Committee Member
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