St Annes Cricket Club

Vernon Road, St Annes-on-Sea, Lancs FY8 2RQ

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Northern Premier League Division One Champions

1952, 1996, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011

Northern Premier League Division Two Champions

2003, 2005 and 2008

Tel: 01253 721849

St Annes Cricket Club Pavilion 1996 1st XI with Andrew Flintoff 3rd XI 1935 4th XI 1981 St Annes CC arial view 1930s Junior Team First and Second XI Northern Premier Cricket League Champions 2005 Andrew Flintoff and the First XI Photo gallery
St Annes Cricket Club Pavilion
Andrew Flintoff and the First XI with Pro Eldine Baptiste - 1996
Third XI - 1935
Fourth XI - 1981
St Annes CC ground from the air
1930s Junior Team
First and Second XI Northern Premier Cricket League Champions 2005
Andrew Flintoff and the First XI - 1994
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Club History - 1870 to Present Day

Where It All Began

Cricket was played in St Annes as early as 1870 at Headroomgate Road, now the site of the Parish Rooms. It was thought that St Annes Cricket Club was founded some time between 1879 and 1888 but new evidence shows that the club may have been formed as far back as 1872.

The club had it’s first major success in 1902 when they founded and won the newly formed Palace (Blackpool) Shield.

It Wasn't Rain That Stopped Play

At the time of the club’s foundation, the teams played on fields off St David’s Road North, and did so until the outbreak of the First World War, when play was suspended. During this time, the ground became a Royal Horse Artillary training centre.

Cricket... And Hockey?

The club revived in 1924 and play commenced at the present Highbury Road site which at the time also contained three grass and two hard tennis courts. Later, a second cricket field was added located to the north/airport side of the present ground. Soccer and hockey were also played there until some of the land was sold to developers in the 1970s and early 1980s.

St Annes CC were the founder members of the Northern League in 1952. They were unbeaten in league games which resulted in them becoming League Champions that year. They met their first defeat on 1st August 1953 after being unbeaten in 35 games!

Legends and Celebrities

The legendary former England Test Player (1901-1914) and Wisden Player of the Year recipient (1910), Sydney Barnes, turned out for St Annes in 1937 at the age of 63 years.

1948 saw Bill Lawton (husband of Dora Bryan) score 135 not out against Leyland Motors, which he followed by taking 7 wickets for 28 runs. In 1951, he took 7 wickets for only 3 runs against Lancaster!

Lancashire and England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff made his debut in First XI senior cricket playing for St Annes at the tender age of 14. His first game for St Annes was as a junior player in 1989, aged 12.

Our Talented Professionals

We are very fortunate to have had some wonderful international and first class Professionals here at St Annes CC. Former Pros include Rohan Kanhai (West Indies), Graeme Fowler (England), Jerry Kirton (Barbados), Stuart MacGill (Australia), Eldine Baptiste (West Indies), David Callaghan (South Africa), Geoff Love (South Africa), Jimmy Adams (West Indies) and Shane Harwood (Australia).

Our present Pro is Toby Bullock.

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Stats

Up to the end of the 2009 season, St Annes CC have played in 1288 league matches, won 314, drawn 540 and lost 434.

We have also won the Division One league title 6 times (1952, 1996, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011) and the Division Two league title 3 times (2003, 2005 and 2008).

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Did you know?

England and Lancashire all-rounder Andrew Flintoff joined the club as a 12 year old junior player in 1989 and made his first team debut for St Annes in 1992.

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1948 saw Bill Lawton, (husband of Dora Bryan) score 135 not out against Leyland Motors and he followed that by taking 7 for 28. In 1951 he took 7 wickets for only 3 runs against Lancaster.

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St Annes Cricket Club disbanded during the First World War. The ground became a Royal Horse Artillary training centre.

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The best individual Division Two Northern Premier League bowling performance by a St Annes player was by right arm medium bowler Ken Pike with 10-10 in 1961.

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Did you know?

St Annes U10s re-wrote the record books in their first game of the 2010 season at South Shore by becoming the only U10s team in league history not to lose any wickets in their innings.

Prior to then, the fewest wickets lost in an U10s league game was two.

The league record breaking team were: Alex Bradley (Captain), Kamran Iqbal, Kyle Skelly, Jake Cuff, Nathan Bend, Josh Taylor, Andy Drake, Rohan Yousaf, Jamie Van Wyk, Aidan Preston and Alexander Douglas. Well done boys, we're very proud of you!

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