West Cliff, Preston

West Cliff
Ground information
Location Preston, Lancashire
Establishment 1870
Team information
Lancashire (1936–1939 & 1952)
As of 4 September 2010
Source: profile

West Cliff is a cricket ground in Preston, Lancashire. The first recorded match on the ground was in 1870, when Preston played a United North of England Eleven.[1]

In 1936, the ground held its first first-class match when Lancashire played Gloucestershire. From 1936 to 1939, the ground played host to 4 first-class matches involving Lancashire, the last of which saw them play Glamorgan. In 1952, Lancashire returned to the ground where they played a single first-class match against Glamorgan.[2]

The ground has also played host to a combined total of 15 Second XI fixtures for the Lancashire Second XI in the Minor Counties Championship, Second XI Championship and Second XI Trophy.[3][4][5]

Still in use to this day, in local domestic cricket the ground is the home venue of Preston Cricket Club[6] who play in the Northern Premier Cricket League.


Coordinates: 53°45′06″N 2°42′32″W / 53.75168°N 2.70877°W / 53.75168; -2.70877

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