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Wigan Cricket Club
 Wigan Cricket Club   by Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by Den s on 22nd June 2013 at 00:24
The Bull Hey Cricket Ground was purchased by the Club in 1957 for £5,000, wonder what it's worth now.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 22nd June 2013 at 00:37
A very apt pic Thomas seeing you are in cricket season.....nice one....cheers!!!


Comment by Ken R on 22nd June 2013 at 00:43
Nice photo, brings back memories. I loved to play cricket.


Comment by Ellen on 22nd June 2013 at 00:43
Now there's a bit of nostalgia for me! I really loved cricket, and when I left Wigan, to go to Leeds was a natural for me! I actually lived a stonesthrow away from the Headingley pitch for several years!


Comment by Ellen on 22nd June 2013 at 00:44
I forgot to say thanks, Thomas!


Comment by Mick on 22nd June 2013 at 05:50
What do the big W C C stand for ?


Comment by Bob on 22nd June 2013 at 08:52
Hope this town centre green area does not go the way other green spaces have, old grammar school playing field.


Comment by A.W. on 22nd June 2013 at 09:38
An unusual view of Wigan, never seen one of the cricket club before.


Comment by Derek Callaghan on 22nd June 2013 at 11:05
Have been on Bull Hey many a time in the early sixties. One because I love cricket and two, my maths teacher Mr. Frank Layland used to play for WCC. I hope one or two of you out there may remember him at Pemberton Boys School. I think WCC were in the Manchester Association League then


Comment by Alan H on 22nd June 2013 at 14:24
Mick, WCC is of course Wigan Cricket Club


Comment by Alan H on 22nd June 2013 at 14:27
The old pavilion was situated where the cars are parked and the players would walk down the steps between the W and C


Comment by tom waterhouse on 22nd June 2013 at 17:09
Nice picture Thomas. It brings back memories for me.I used to go and watch them play on Saturday afternoons long time ago in the 1940's. I didn't know they still played cricket there. b


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 22nd June 2013 at 17:45
I remember watching Ramadhin and Valentine play on this ground, probably in the 50`s.
A W. it`s not surprising as there aren`t many photo`s of WCC.
See:- P-a-D 11 Jan.2008. Album, Sports, Wigan Cricket Club. New Gallery, Assorted 2, View over Wigan Cricket Club.
Ellen, I`ve never been on the cricket ground at Headingley, but many times have I watched Wigan rugby on the pitch adjacent!
Any particular reason, Tom, to take this photo?


Comment by Mick on 22nd June 2013 at 18:13
Theres a video here of Wigan Cricket Club.

http://youtu.be/pFuU5ozBRTo

And one of Standish Cricket Club

http://youtu.be/1bWnt8fqwbM


Comment by Derek Platt on 22nd June 2013 at 18:56
I've been there many times for a drink in the late fifties early sixties. The only cricket match I saw was when a team from Coronation Street came to play. I remember standing next to William Roache alias Ken Barlow.


Comment by Skeets on 22nd June 2013 at 23:53
Mick, have a look, it's a picture of WIGAN CRICKET CLUB with a caption reading the same, so ergo WCC could mean ........ Dafter than Dirty Harry
No ... that would be DHH (I think)


Comment by Art on 23rd June 2013 at 01:52
The Subscripton Bowling club behind, "black & white buildind"
I'll lay bets if anyone can name another club to the right of the carpark in the corner of the "Subby" & WCC.. Some may already remember this question years ago that I asked...No answers yet. ;o)


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 23rd June 2013 at 18:12
Art: Mesnes Park Amateur Bowling Club. I have three membership books, 1945, 1946 and 1947. Entrance Fee was 1/-.


Comment by Neil Rigby on 23rd June 2013 at 21:43
Art, it is Wigan Sports Club?


Comment by Art on 24th June 2013 at 01:24
Last 2 posts:

EP:Nope & NR:Nope ;o)


Comment by Art on 25th June 2013 at 01:21
Try: B.L.E.S.M.A.


Comment by Art on 1st July 2013 at 01:17
No takers? ;o)


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