125 years of the Lancashire League

We're launching a digital archive, exhibition and programme of outreach activities to celebrate and preserve 125 years of grassroots cricket in Lancashire – in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund. Please get involved!


About the Lancashire League

Formed on 16 March 1892, the Lancashire Cricket League drew its members from across East Lancashire with players and supporters usually working in the thriving mills.

From the 1920s, the League began to attract star internationals with the likes of Everton Weekes, Sir Viv Richards, Denis Lillee and Allan Donald all setting up residence in Lancashire.

The League has also been a breeding ground for future Lancashire and England pros including David Lloyd, Graeme Fowler, Ian Austin, James Anderson and Alexandra Hartley.

Visit the Lancashire League website
The Lancashire League Experience

About the project

In Summer 2017, the HLF gave Lancashire Cricket League £28,600 pilot funding and the chance to prove the value of a longer, 3-year programme of activities.

In the pilot phase, we engaged schools and community groups in finding out about their local clubs. We also worked with Sporting Memories using the League as a stimulus for dementia sufferers in Lancashire.

But we need to do more…

To progress to the next phase, and create an exhibition, a website and a digital archive, we need people to show their interest. We also need to partner with businesses looking to sponsor local activities. This will help us raise the match funding required by the HLF.

Make a donation

Make a donation

One of the things you can do right now to support the project is make a donation to our match funding goal. Please hit the button below to go to our JustGiving page. Thank you!

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Press Resources

Anyone interested in writing about the Lancashire League Experience can access logos, press releases and background information at the following link. For more detailed information, please contact Dan Howarth.


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