GARSTANG CRICKET CLUB
Founded: 1949. Joined Northern League: 2018
The origin of the Club is very sketchy, although extracts from a Lancaster Cricket Club publication shows games played at both Lancaster and Garstang in 1859, and entries in a score book from Fylde Cricket Club of a game played at Garstang in 1888.
The Club was re-formed in 1949, and had originally played in the Lancaster & District League until 1970, when they joined the then Blackpool Palace Shield, now known as the Moore & Smalley Palace Shield Competition.
In 2017 were Palace Shield Champions winning promotion to the Northern Premier League 2018
The Club runs three senior teams, there is also a large junior section and our hard working coaches train and manage five junior teams at, U11s, 2x U13s, U15s and U17s age groups, which over recent years have won several trophies at both senior and junior levels.
Over the years the Club have had several senior players who have played for the League representative team, as well as junior players who have played for the Palace Shield, Wyre District and County level teams. Over the past five years the Club has formed good partnerships with five local secondary schools and twelve local primary schools in the area.
The Club ground is off High Street in Garstang, which the Club has used, since 1957, it is one of the most picturesque grounds in the area, situated on the banks of the River Wyre, with a back drop of the Bowland fells to the East, and is maintained by a group of Club volunteers and has been highly commended in the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition sports grounds section in 2002, 2004 and 2005.
The future of Garstang Cricket Club rests with its strong junior membership, the Club feels it is just recognition of the efforts of all concerned in areas of child welfare, protection and development of junior cricket and we see this as a stepping stone to further development and the Club going from strength to strength.
We hope to build on 'Clubmark' and increase our membership, improve our facilities and encourage all children to discover the joys of playing grassroots cricket in a safe and friendly atmosphere, and we welcome new members from eight years of age upwards.
Trophy Name Awarded For Won in
Palace Shield Premier Division (A) Winners 2017
Palace Cup Premier Division (A) Runner Up 1993, 1996, 2015
Fylde Cup Division One (B) Winner 1976, 1989, 2006
Deveney Cup Division One (B) Runner Up 1978, 1987, 2001
Barcroft Cup Division Two (C) Winner 2015
Shaw Cup Division Three (D) Winner 1990
Langton Birley Cup Division Three (D) Runner Up 2013
Charles W Walsh Trophy Division Four (E) Winner 1997
Tom Croft Trophy Division Four (E) Runner Up 2004, 2015
Bernard Vanner Trophy Division Five Runner Up 2014
Moore & Smalley Trophy Sunday Division (F) Winnersun 1997, 2011
Taylor Trophy Sunday Division (F) Runner Upsun 2004
Meyler Cup Winner of Meyler Cup KO 1993, 2016, 2017
Steven Kennedy Cup Runner Up in Meyler Cup KO 1996
Loxham Cup Winner of Loxham Cup KO 1996, 2000
British Aerospace Cup Runner Up in Loxham KO 2004, 2006
John Richardson Cup Runner Up in Crabtree Cup KO 2006, 2008
Twenty20 Cup Winner of Twenty20 Cup 2009, 2013, 2014
Runner Up in T20 Division Two 2016
Tony Poxon Trophy Under 11s Winner 2004, 2006
Fred H. Alty Trophy Under 13s Runner Up 2008
Tom Howarth Trophy Under 13s Plate Runner Up 2015
Tom Jenkins Trophy Under 15s Winner 2004, 2007
Rose Trophy Under 17s Winner 1991, 2009, 2010
Courtaulds Trophy Under 17 Runners Up 2000
Bob Millward Trophy Fair Play Winners 1996, 1997
Key to notes
sun - The Sunday Competition has had various formats.
1996-2005 - Divison F,
2006-2007 - Two Sections,
2008 Decided by Playoff,
2009- Two Divisions
jw - Joint Winner
"Riverside Sports Ground"
off High Street
Tel: 07971 118801
A N Cook
10 Broadoak Avenue,
105 Garstang Road,
Claughton on Brook,
Club Welfare Officers:
Charlie Collinson and Allan Cook
Junior Section Co-Ordinator
Northern League Committee Member
A.N. Cook and I.J.Walling