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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. Football’s popularity as the working man’s sport soon spread as the growing cities and mill town each created their own professional football team. The football…

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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. The Britain has some fantastic arenas where the nation’s top promoters have staged fight events that have been televised throughout the world. Liverpool’s John Conteh was the WBC’s light heavyweight champion between…

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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. The people of these two massive cities still regard themselves as Lancastrians so these two cities will be regarded as being part of the county. The population of the region is around 8…

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