About us

Manchester cricket club
Manchester cricket club

Stand Cricket Club, were established in 1853, and we are located on the fringes of the town centre in Whitefield, Bury between Hamilton Road and Higher Lane.

The Manchester cricket club were founder members of the North Western Cricket league which was formed into the Lancashire and Cheshire Cricket League until 1992. They then became a member of the Central Lancashire League between 1993 and 2004 in which Stand CC had limited success (highest position 4th 1995), moved into the Lancashire County League for the 2005 season.

Since joining the LCL the club have won the Walkden Cup (2008), the Hulme Trophy (2009), the 2nd XI Last Six Competition (2010) and the 3rd XI League, the Bryden Trophy (2006, 2007, 2008).

Stand are Founder members of the Greater Manchester Cricket League in 2016, winning the Second Division as champions and the First Division Title in 2018.

First Class players have included Warren Hegg of Lancashire County Cricket Club and England, Norman McVicker of Warwickshire CC and Leicestershire CC Hugh Milling of Ireland.

Stand Cricket Club has been long been a favourite venue for private functions and corporate events. The clubhouse over looks the cricket pitch and is surrounded by protected trees giving the venue lovely outdoor space with plenty of outdoor seating, making it Whitefield’s biggest beer garden. We are also dog-friendly!

This can make a real difference, whether you’re organising a team building day or a birthday celebration.

Just moments from the M60 and the Metrolink, we’re easy to reach and find – which is just one reason why we’re such a popular venue.

cricketers in action

Meet the team

Paul Wilkinson, Chairman / Function Room Manager

Paul Wilkinson

Chairman / Function Room Manager

Alex Beirne, Cricket Chairman

Alex Beirne

Cricket Chairman

Stand Cricket club

Paul McGladdery

Vice-Chairman / Groundsman

Karl Chadwick

Club Secretary / Membership Manager

Adam McGladdery, Junior Cricket

Lorraine Warburton

Social Secretary

Sally McGladdery

Club Welfare Officer

Neil Flanagan


“I’ve been involved with Stand Cricket Club for 38 years. From a player, to captain, bar manager, treasurer and now chairman, it is my privilege to be able to help Stand be the best it can be and be an integral part of our sporting and social community.”

Paul Wilkinson, Chairman

A potted history

Potted History 1853


Originally founded in 1853, the club was a founder member of the North Western Cricket league. Committee meetings were held at irregular intervals, but each meeting was documented in incredible detail. There are some surviving examples of these in the Minute Books that capture life at Stand from 1865, including members lists, donations, club funds, events and some controversial disputes.

Potted History 1905


Stand CC 1st XI

Potted History 1915


View across the ground from Hamilton Road. Note the original pavilion building – more recently the scoreboard building, in it’s original form.

Potted History 1923


Stand 1st XI in front of the old tennis pavilion. The pavilion was on the Hamilton Road side where large chestnut trees now grow.

Potted History 1920s


Annual sports days were held on the ground during the 1920s.

Potted History 1930s


Stand CC 2ND XI
Back: W.G. Bradshaw, A. Lomax, H.W. Berry, R.B. Allen, J.A. Davenport, A. Barcroft, T.W. Booth, F.Whiteley, D. Taylor, A. Warburton, F. Garstang
Front: J. Yates, T.H. Garstang, H. Bingham, J.P. Kershaw, J.R. Booth, R.Ashworth

Potted History 1940s


The club’s audited accounts during the war showed that the club also played hockey.

Potted History 1950s


The old scorebox was to the right of the clubhouse next to the old steps that lead up to Hamilton Road.

Potted History 1960


The McVicker Boys
There have been many families involved at the club over the years, but one that stands out is the McVicker brothers. Norman went on to play for Warwickshire CCC. Bill is still involved at Stand to this day!

Potted History 1970s


The old tea room was built at the start of the 20th century. It was also the clubhouse and bar before becoming the scoreboard building. Prior to that happening, the current clubhouse was originally just changing rooms.

Potted History 1980s


2ND XI honours Lancashire and Cheshire League 1st Division Champions & Hulme Cup runners-up

Back: B. Kenny, J. Wignall, I. Orrell, M. McLellan, J. Partridge, P. Jackson
Front: S. Fletcher, P. Duffy (V. Capt), M. Wright (Capt), D. Taylor, W. McVicker

Potted History 1990s


International Class
Stand have produced a number of first class cricketers. Most notably, Warren Hegg who went on to play for Lancashire County Cricket Club and England, shown here receiving his first England cap from Graham Gooch against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in the 4th Ashes Test of the 1998/99 series.

Manchester Cricket Club


Walkden cup winners 2008
A historic day as Stand saw the 1st XI end a barren 46 year spell which marked the first silverware since 1962, by beating Roe Green in the Walkden cup final.

Our club honours

1st XI

2nd XI

3rd XI

Other awards


Overseas Amateurs

1941 Lancashire and Cheshire Champions

1951 Lancashire and Cheshire Champions

1961 Lancashire and Cheshire Champions and Walkden cup winners Saville Whittle Shield winners

1962 Walken Cup Winners

1986 Lancashire and Cheshire Division Two Runners Up

1988 Hough Shield Winners

1989 Hough Shield Runners Up

2008 Walkden Cup Winners MOM S Catterall

2016 Greater Manchester Cricket League Division Two Champions

2018 Greater Manchester Cricket League Division One Champions

2022 GMCL20 Mixed Teams Championship Cup

1977 Hulme cup winners

1985 Lancs and Cheshire 1st Division Champions

1985 Hulme cup runners Up

1988 Lancs and Cheshire 2nd Division Champions

2009 Hulme Trophy Winners MOM D. Foreman

2009 LCL Sportsman’s Trophy

2010 LCL Last Six Competition Winners

2016 GMCL 4th Division Promotion

2019 GMCL 3rd Division Promotion

1982 North Manchester 3rd Division Winners Stokes Cup Winners

1983 Hodgson Cup Runners up

1990 North Manchester 2nd Division Runners Up

1991 Hodson Cup Winners MOM B.McVicker

1999 North Manchester 3rd Division Runners Up

2002 Stokes Cup Runners Up

2003 CLL Division and Cup winners

2006 LCC Division winners

2007 LCC Division winners

2008 LCC Division winners

2019 GMCL Division C Winners

2009 LCL Sportsmanship Trophy

1981 Jim Kenyon (Eng)

1982 Jim Kenyon (Eng)

1983 Jim Kenyon (Eng)

1984 Jim Kenyon (Eng)

1985 Steve Burnage (Eng)

1986 Dave(Percy)Parsons (Eng)

1987 Dave(Percy)Parsons (Eng)

1988 Dave(Percy)Parsons (Eng)

1989 Franny Daly (Eng)

1990 Franny Daly (Eng)

1991 Dave Townley (Aus)

1992 Andy Williams (Eng)

1993 Michael J Warden (Aus)

1994 Michael J Warden (Aus)

1995 Michael J Warden (Aus)

1996 Michael J Warden (Aus)

1997 Michael J Warden (Aus)

1998 Michael J Warden (Aus)

1999 Sampath (SL)

2000 Brad Flegg (SA)

2001 Brad Flegg (SA)

2002 Martin Hegg (Eng)

2003 Martin Hegg (Eng)

2004 John Seedle (Eng)

2005 John Seedle (Eng)

2006 Trent Scott (Aus)

2007 Trent Scott (Aus)

2008 Naranjan Kumara (SL)

2009 Amila Wethhassinghe (SL)

2010 Amila Weththasinghe (SL)

2011 James Cutt (Eng)

2012 No Professional

2013 No Professional

2014 No Professional

2015 Chandi Kumara (Pak)

2016 Ali Azmat (Pak)

2017 Ali Azmat (Pak)

2018 Geshan Wimaladharma (SL)

2019 Nadeera Nawella (SL)

2020 Chris Williams (Eng)

2021 Chris Williams (Eng)

2022 Chris Williams (Eng)

2023 No Professional

Majid Majeed (Pak)

1984 Dave Townley (Aus)

1993 Geoff Nelson (Aus)

1994 Dean Temple (Aus)

1995 Dean Temple (Aus)
[broke and held the amateur batting record for the number of runs scored in the season]

2001 Josh McClean (Aus)

2012 Brett Ernst (Aus)

2014 Brett Ernst (Aus)

2018 Jamal Sukhon (NZ)

2019 Jamal Sukhon (NZ)

2022 Dylan Faram (Aus)

2023 Dylan Faram (Aus)

Get in touch

To book your event please contact us or call us on 07908 908623. If you have something more specific you would like to discuss, you can also just fill out this form and one of the team will get back to you.