Jan 032020
 

2020 will see the 100th season of cricket at one of the finest grounds in Lancashire.

Heywood Cricket Club has been in existence since 1865 but it was only in 1921 that the club first played at the beautiful Crimble ground that is still its home today.

Crimble from above Queens Park

Crimble from above Queens Park

Heywood had played at two other locations in the town prior to settling at its current home. Firstly at Heywood Hall on land that now forms part of Queens Park (1865-1878) and then at Pot Hall (1879-1920).

The lease on the ground at Pot Hall was due for renewal in 1921 and the cost was prohibitive but thankfully Alderman David Healey stepped in to save the day by donating the land at Crimble in trust to the club.

The ceremonial spade that was used to cut the first sod at Crimble

The ceremonial spade that was used to cut the first sod at Crimble

The first game at Crimble was played in 23rd April 1921 between an England XI and a Lancashire XI prior to the league season commencing and the coming season will therefore be the 100th season of cricket at the great ground.

The club will be marking this special anniversary with several events and initiatives during the year including an anniversary dinner and we will run a series of articles on some of the great players, matches and seasons that have been seen at Crimble over that time.

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  One Response to “2020 Marks Our 100th Year @ Crimble”

  1. “one of the finest grounds in Lancashire” – sorry I disagree, it’s one of the finest grounds anywhere, not just Lancashire!

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