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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 22nd June, 2013)

Wigan Cricket Club

Wigan Cricket Club

Photo: 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.


And one of Standish Cricket Club


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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