The Sporting History of Lancashire

Lancashire is a county in the North West of England and prior to 1974 included the metropolitan counties of Liverpool and Manchester.

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The Boxers of Lancashire

The county of Lancashire and the North West of England has been a famous breeding ground for some of Britain’s best boxing talent.

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The Football League Clubs of Lancashire – Part 1

Football is big in Lancashire and the north-west of England. The huge scale of industrialization and urbanization during the 19th century in the region brought huge numbers into the area.

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The Football League Clubs of Lancashire – Part 2

Another club in the county to have enjoyed greater successes in previous years is Blackburn Rovers who were founder members of the football league back in 1888.

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Football Clubs in the Premier League

Of the five Lancashire teams that currently play premiership football the most recent addition is Burnley FC who were promoted from the championship at the end of the 2015/2016 season.

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Cricket in Lancashire – Part 1

The home of cricket in Lancashire is the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Cricket has been played at the ground since 1857 when it started as the home ground of Manchester Cricket Club.

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Cricket in Lancashire – Part 2

Lancashire County Cricket Club have proved to be one of the strongest county sides in the country.

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The Amateur Sportsmen and Sportswomen in Lancashire

Lancashire is a county that is full of international sportsmen and sports women, yet it is also home to a population of over five and a half million people. The majority of the people who participate in sport do so as amateurs and have no hope of ever appearing on the international stage. This however does not stop the average Lancastrian being keen and very active and there are a number of events that are...

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The Famous Sporting Venues in Lancashire

There are many world class venues for sport in Lancashire. With 13 teams in the Premier and football league all having their own all-seater stadiums, just the football teams in the region provide facilities that are as good as any area of this size has in the world. The football stadium facilities are headed by Old Trafford which is the home to Manchester United Football Club. The stadium can seat 74,994 spectators which makes it...

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Other Sports people from Lancashire

There are many famous sports people who come from Lancashire and most of them come from either rugby football or cricket which are the biggest sports in the county. There are however, other notable sports star that have featured in other sports and have come from the county. In Lancashire there are three golf courses that have hosted The Open. The Royal Liverpool, The Royal Birkdale, and Royal Lytham and St Annes, have each been...

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Horseracing in Lancashire

The race courses in Lancashire are situated in the Merseyside area of the county. Both Haydock Park and Aintree are renowned globally for the quality of the events that are on their racing calendars each year. Manchester racecourse was a venue for racing prior to its closure in 1963. There had been racing in the area as far back as 1687 but now race goers near to travel across the Merseyside or even venture over...

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Rugby Union in Lancashire

Rugby has always been a popular sport in the county although it did have to cope with several teams such as Wigan, St Helens and Salford breaking away from the Rugby Union code and going to play in the Northern Union in 1898, which later incorporated the Rugby League rules. However, this has still left several strong club sides that play in the top leagues in the country. The County Rugby Union team has a...

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Rugby League in Lancashire

Some of the most successful sides in the Super League come from Lancashire. The Super League was formed in 1996 and now contains 11 sides from England plus the Catalans Dragons who hail from the South of France. Currently there are three teams who are from the Lancashire region. Wigan, St Helens and the Salford Red Devils are all competing in the 2018 season and the play off championship has headed to Lancashire on numerous...

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Cricket in Lancashire – Part 2

Lancashire County Cricket Club have proved to be one of the strongest county sides in the country.  Since being one of the first 8 founder members in 1890 the side has won the County Championship on nine occasions. They have also won the Gillette Cup 7 times, the Benson and Hedges Cup 4 times, the Sunday League 5 times and the T 20 blast once. From the outset Lancashire have produced players that have gone...

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Cricket in Lancashire – Part 1

The home of cricket in Lancashire is the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Cricket has been played at the ground since 1857 when it started as the home ground of Manchester Cricket Club. In 1864 the Manchester Cricket Club became the Lancashire County Cricket Club playing unofficial county games until the official county championship started in 1890. The ground actually isn’t the oldest in the county. That honour goes to Aigburth Cricket Ground the home of...

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Football Clubs in the Premier League

Of the five Lancashire teams that currently play premiership football the most recent addition is Burnley FC who were promoted from the championship at the end of the 2015/2016 season. They are also the smallest side in terms of revenue and fan base, but the fantastic organization at the club has resulted in Burnley currently sitting in seventh position in the league table. Their home stadium is Turf Moor which holds a capacity of 21,000...

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The Football League Clubs of Lancashire – Part 2

Another club in the county to have enjoyed greater successes in previous years is Blackburn Rovers who were founder members of the football league back in 1888. The club has won the league title on three occasions plus winning the FA cup six times and the League Cup once. Two of the league titles were achieved just prior to the start of the First World War and then there was a long period of little...

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The Amateur Sportsmen and Sportswomen in Lancashire

Lancashire is a county that is full of international sportsmen and sports women, yet it is also home to a...

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The Famous Sporting Venues in Lancashire

There are many world class venues for sport in Lancashire. With 13 teams in the Premier and football league all...

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