LEYLAND CRICKET CLUB
Founded: 1848. Joined Northern League: 1952
The present Leyland Cricket Club was formed after Leyland and
Farington CC and Leyland Motors CC joined together in February 2007.
They play at the Stanning Memorial Ground which was left to the
people of Leyland by John Stanning following his death in 1904.
2010 season was an incredible one for the Leyland club with their first,
second, third and fourth teams all winning their respective leagues, a
feat also achieved by the club’s two Sunday elevens.
Both Leyland teams were founder members of the Northern League.
Leyland CC was originally founded in 1848 and the Fox Lane ground was
opened in 1880, marked by a prestigious game against a South XI that
included several well-known players of the time. In 2000 the club merged
with BTR CC and played as Leyland and Farington CC.
Leyland Motors CC
was formed in 1919 as part of the Sports and Social Club for employees of
the Leyland Motors vehicle works and played at Sandy Lane.
joined the Ribblesdale League in 1921, Leyland winning the championship
in 1921, 1925, 1926, 1935 and 1938 and Leyland Motors in 1939. Leyland
were Northern League champions in 1961, 1981 and 1991 and Leyland
Motors champions in 1973. Leyland were division two champions in 1952
and 1955 and Leyland Motors division two champions in 1953.
former professionals at Leyland include Mark Greatbatch, Gordon
Greenidge and Malcolm Marshall.
Present first XI captain David Makinson
is the only player to achieve the double of 10,000 runs and 1,000 wickets
in Northern League history.
The Stanning Memorial Ground,
Tel: 01772 433975
Fax: 01772 433975
Directions: Leave M6 at Junction 28. Avoid town centre by turning
towards the A49 southbound. At the first set of traffic lights on the
A49 turn right on the B5248 back over the motorway. At the mini
roundabout take the first exit into Church Road. After two mini
roundabouts and the traffic lights (with the church on the left-hand
side) take the second exit at next mini roundabout into Fox Lane. The
ground is 400 yards on the left hand side.
Dr. L. Gunawardena & Peter Baldwin
Tel: 01772 746125
167 Higher Meadow,
Tel: 01772 463739
21 Cumberland Avenue
Tel: 01772 492164
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1 Tinklers Lane
Tel: 01257 452579
Mob: 07855 900872
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Club Welfare Officer:
Mrs T Williams
37 Park Avenue,
Tel: 01257 411885
Junior Section Contact:
97 Fox Lane,
Tel: 01772 492393
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Northern League Committee Member
33 Thornton Drive,
Tel: 01254 853749
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