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150 Not Out: History of Ashton-u-Lyne Cricket Club

Celebrating 150 years of Ashton-under-Lyne Cricket, Bowling and Tennis Club

by Philip Martin Williams & David L. Williams

Download and read free pdf version HERE

To commemorate the 150 Anniversary of the
Ashton-under-Lyne Cricket, Bowling and Tennis Club
HOYD Publications was especially commissioned to produce this fine book.

Compact though this booklet is the Williams Brothers
have nonetheless packed a great deal
of historical information into its pages.

Follow the fortunes of the club onward from their inaugural match
played at their original Moss Lane ground on May 2nd 1857.

Read of visits from the All England XI in the 1860s
and even of a County Match held at the ground.

The year 1875 saw the club move to Reyner Lane which happily
– despite the surrounding area having undergone considerable change -
is still their home today.

Many of the high and lows of the club are documented and
all complimented with a rich array of photographs and illustrations.

In 1919 the Ashton Cricket Club became one of
the founder members of the Lancashire and Cheshire Cricket Federation.
They achieved runner-up status three times and also became champions three times.
They were also winners of the Rhodes Cup.

In 1928 the club joined the Central Lancashire League
(the same league in which they compete today)
winning the Championship for first time in 1933.

You will be able to read of their Wood Cup triumphs and failures…
Of some of the names that played for the club…
including second XI member Henry Cockburn.
Cockburn was probably best known for his appearances
for Manchester United and his 13 England caps.

Also included is an Ashton Cricket Timeline from 1857 – 2006
as well as information on the Bowls section
and the now defunct Tennis section.


There is much for the local cricket fan and local history buff
crammed into this interesting book.


150 Not Out is priced at only £5.00
Download and read free pdf version

The few remaining paperback copies are now only available from
Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre
Central Library
Old Street
OL6 7SG.

For details of further books click on the relevant title


To Market, To Market.
Bygone Ashton-under-Lyne.
The Knight Rides Out
A Back Door to Fleet Street
Flickering Memories


Email: HOYD Publishing