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

First XI Northern Premier Cricket League Champtions 2011 Third XI Palace Shield League Champions 2011 Function Suite, perfect for private hire Spacious dance floor Our 2011 season Junior Managers and Coaches Pro Dinuka The Pavilion and groundsman St Annes Cricket Club Pavilion
First XI Northern Premier Cricket League Champions 2011
Third XI Palace Shield League Champions 2011
Refurbished Function Suite and dancefloor
Our 2011 season Junior Managers and Coaches
2011 Professional - Dinuka Hettiarachchi
Chris 'Grounders' MacKay, nominated for Lancashire Cricket Groundsman of the Year Award
St Annes Cricket Club Pavilion
Function Suite - the perfect venue for private hire


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Cricket Chairmen Encourage Competitive & Courteous Cricket

St Annes CC

Pre-season statement from our Cricket Chairmen:

Dear Members

The start of the 2018 season is almost here and with that we, the Cricket Chairmen, thought we would share our thoughts and expectations for the season ahead.

A Warm Welcome

Firstly, a warm welcome to all our new (and returning) players. We believe we’ve recruited well at all levels, and the players coming in will blend well with the players already here. A debt of gratitude is owed to Richard in terms of recruitment, as we know he has worked tirelessly over the winter exploring various options for us.

The Future’s Bright

Allied to the fantastic crop of youngsters at the club, we believe we believe are set up for a successful season on the field. Those youngsters will develop further in the coming weeks and months and will be pushing for first and second team places this season so competition for places will be fierce.

We believe that is a healthy position to be in and will hopefully result in some exceptional performances.

The Spirit of The Game

We want all our teams to play a competitive brand of cricket, but at the same time play fair and respect the spirit of the game. We’ve seen recently that even at the highest level of the game how tempting it can be to push against the laws of the game and bring a team into disrepute. Poor behaviour on the field won’t be tolerated at St Annes.

Growth of Women’s & Girls Cricket

The continued growth and development of our Women’s team is a priority. The foundations laid by Steve and Matt last season will hopefully be built on by Dave this year and we have committed to supporting the coaching of the ladies to make this happen. The growth in Women’s/Girls cricket continues to move at a pace and this season that can be demonstrated by the ladies having double the amount of games they had last season.

Thriving Junior Cricket At St Annes CC

Junior cricket has to be the lifeblood of the club and we continue to have a good number of home grown players representing the club in senior cricket. There is no doubt that this conveyor belt of talent will continue whilst Neil heads up the junior section, however it is key that we develop a robust plan for junior cricket going forwards. With numbers playing the game falling across the country, we need to ensure that recruitment and engagement of juniors is prioritised to protect, and enhance, what we already have.

We hope that the All Stars programme started last year will continue to be a success. Indeed, players who played cricket for the first time last year at All Stars will this year be representing the club at the appropriate age group.

Our Amazing Volunteers

Of course, we shouldn’t forget what goes on off the pitch and the hard work put in by plenty of people; be that administrative, coaching, or promoting the club.

To all those people who go that extra mile, and give their time freely (sometimes too freely!!) to make sure cricket happens at the club and that our facilities remain as some of the best in the league, then THANK YOU in advance for your efforts in the coming season. Without you there would be no cricket played.


To the players, please acknowledge that your captain’s don’t just turn up on a Saturday and play. Nathan, Nikki, Paul & Gaz also have extra responsibilities that ensure we play and administer our games within the league rules (to avoid fines!!). Please support them by doing the little things such as paying match subs on game day, paying your playing memberships on time and letting them know in advance if you are not available. We want standards both on and off the pitch to be of the highest standard; this cannot be driven solely by your captains.

And Finally…

Finally, myself and Gaz would like to wish all captains, players and officials good luck for the coming season and look forward to watching as many games as possible, taking in all teams. We also look forward to the club coming together as one team and enjoying life both on and off the pitch.



Pete Bend & Gaz Costin
St Annes CC Cricket Chairmen


St Annes CC Annual General Meeting


The AGM will take place on TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER at 8:00pm.

All members are welcome to attend.

All current officers are prepared to continue in their current role.

Should any person wish to stand for any role on the committee, please email the Secretary at…

Please state the role which you are standing for together with the name of the persons who are nominating and seconding you.

Thank you.


Job vacancy - bar staff required at St Annes CC


Bar staff required. Join our team!

Experience necessary.

Please email your CV to

Good luck!


Join the Dominoes team at St Annes CC


We’re looking for new dominoes players to join our squad.

Vacancies have arisen to represent St Annes Cricket Club in the Friday Night Winter Domino League.

The season runs from November 2017 to May 2018 with a Christmas Break. Experience not necessary, full coaching can be given.

For further details, please contact Kevin McDonnell on 07595 735925.


Nathan Armstrong appointed St Annes CC 1st XI Team Captain

St Annes CC sees a change of captain as Matt Grindley steps down and Nathan Armstrong is appointed.

Retiring captain Matt said:

Unfortunately last weekend’s win at Blackpool was my last game as captain of St Annes CC as I have made the decision to step down due to several other commitments and felt the time was right for me to go back to just enjoying playing and taking wickets!

It’s been an absolute privilege to captain the club I’ve been at since I was a kid and I couldn’t have asked for any more from a brilliant set of lads who I’m sure I’ll still be playing with for a long time!

I am fully committed to St Annes and hopefully continuing our great start to the season with my one hundred percent backing to whoever takes over from me!

Looking forward to a big second half of the season!

A big thank you to Matt for what he’s achieved for St Annes under his captaincy, embarking on a journey with a young 1st XI side in 2016 and for his determination and enthusiasm throughout this season.

From Junior Teams To 1st Team Captain…

Newly appointed captain Nathan Armstrong has also been playing for St Annes CC since he was a junior, demonstrating what can be achieved with great coaching hard work, practice and commitment, progressing from the junior teams to St Annes CC 1st Team Captain.

Nathan said earlier today:

It’s a huge honour to take on the responsibility of captain and one which I intend to give my all.

Having looked at the young and talented team that Matthew among others have put together over the past two years the opportunity was too good to turn down.

I would like to personally thank Matthew for his great leadership and efforts up to this point, and I have no doubt he will continue to give his all for the club.

I believe that we will continue to grow as a team and move in the right direction, giving our all at every opportunity.

Congratulations Nathan. Wishing you all the very best in todays match v Fleetwood CC and in your role as captain through the remainder of the season.


Watty and family with Jeff stelling after the 28 mile walk for Prostate Cancer UK
St Annes CC player Dave ‘Watty’ Watson would like to say a few words, having completed the Jeff Stelling #MarchForMen 28 mile walk for Prostate Cancer UK:

“On behalf of myself and Protate Cancer UK can I give a MASSIVE thank you to all the members players and opposition who gave donations and support for my sponsored walk last weekend.

The walk was enjoyable, painful and rewarding all at the same time and most importantly raised over £3250 for research.

Thanks also to Pete Higson’s bucket collection which raised £128 and to Bernie for some great publicising of a great cause.

And not forgetting my good friend Steve Grindley, who accompanied me on the walk and who has helped me so much this last year.

Thanks again,

Dave Watty Watson”

Congratulations on your fantastic achievement Watty. From diagnosis, to surgery, recovery and a 28 mile walk all within a year… you’re an inspiration to us all.


St Annes Cricket Club are in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2017


We’re in the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Good Beer Guide 2017.

The guide is packed with 4,500 of the best real ale pubs in the UK and information on every real ale brewery currently operating and their key beers.

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights.

CAMRA has over 175,000 members across the world, and has been described as the most successful consumer campaign in Europe.

CAMRA supports well-run pubs as the centres of community life – whether in rural or urban areas – and believe their continued existence play a critical social role in UK culture.

CAMRA also supports the pub as the best place in which to consume real ale (also known as cask-conditioned beer, or cask ale) and to try one of over 11,000 different real ales now produced across the UK

We are absolutely delighted to be in the Good Beer Guide 2017. Thank you!

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St Annes Cricket Club have been Northern League Division One champions on six occasions, in 1952, 1996, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011.

We've been Division Two champions three times, in 2003, 2005 and 2008.

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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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