14 May 2020 Read 70 times

The Lancashire Cricket Foundation has advised of three break-ins to clubs in the area.

Please ensure where possible that your clubhouse & premises are secure as possible.

Please also ensure that your Insurance Policies are up to date

Be alert 

Many thanks

09 May 2020


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the recent passing of club stalwart and sporting legend Brian Bennett.

Brian was a founder member of the Sports Club back in 1960 when the football and cricket teams merged and remained involved as a trustee until the present day.

He played both football and cricket for Croston for many years to a very good standard, indeed he continued playing cricket into his fifties and was always a gentlemen both on and off the pitch. He continued to support the teams when he retired from active sport and could be seen in critics corner every match during the summer.

He will be greatly missed by all at the club and our sincere condolences to Marion and the rest of their family.


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28 April 2020


The ECB ACO now have 3 courses available on line. These would be ideal for any player or club official who wants to update or acquire new skills/ The course are all free of charge and can be accessed via the following links:



“Basics of Umpiring” – This course is aimed at club umpires who just need to know the key laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend.




“Umpire Stage One” This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. This course is an ideal introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels.




“Basics of Scoring” This course is designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring. The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the game.




The Stage 1 Course is the an on line version of the course we normally run in the autumn, anyone who takes the course and wants any support an contact me by email and I will try and help with any queries they have.

24 April 2020


The news today that there will be no professional cricket until at least 
July would suggest that there will be no recreational cricket until at 
least that date and, in all likelihood, much later. Until we know more, 
it is difficult to come to any conclusions so, for the time being, the 
option of playing a half season from the start of July will remain on 
the table but is now highly unlikely.

We have considered a number of scenarios for a shorter season but, until 
we know more, there is little point in spending time going into too much 
detail. Even if the recreational game is allowed to start, there will no 
doubt be a number of issues to consider so, until we know what these 
are, we can't make too many plans.

We must all consider the possibility that there may be no cricket this 
season so, from a club point of view, the aim must be to keep 
financially solvent and to ensure some upkeep of the ground so that they 
do not deteriorate - indeed some pictures of grounds, given the weather 
we've had since the lockdown, suggest that some of them are in the best 
condition for a long time - and the groundsmen are no doubt pleased that 
their good work is not being spoiled by people playing on their 
grounds!  Also, please ensure the security of your buildings, ground and 
equipment as there will be people on the lookout for easy opportunities.

In the meantime, we hope all your players, officials, members, relatives 
and friends remain in good health and we can all get through this in tact.

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