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Lostock Cricket Club logoLostock Cricket Club
Founded 1938 ~ Members of North West Cricket League


Lostock Cricket Club is the lead element of Lostock Sports Club based at Chew Moor, incorporating cricket football and Team Dean Triathlon Club (rugby had until recently been part of the set up). The new ground and clubhouse date from 2017; the clubhouse, which can cater for 50-80 people depending upon seating arrangements, with its full public licence can now not only serve its sports users and watchers but the wider community for events and parties.

Lostock Cricket Club was founded in 1938 as De Havilland Lostock, a friendly family oriented club that that currently run 3 senior sides and 4 junior sides (currently at under 9, 11, 13 and 15s), which play in the Bolton League (3rd XI the West Lancs League), and players of all ages and abilities are always welcome to join.

Chew Moor with its industrial history is a key area for local sport boasting entities such as Lostock Cricket Club, Tempest United, CMB and Ladybridge Football Clubs.

The Club is keen to develop its links with the community and of course encourage and prosper from local sporting talent.


  • Cricket: The area has a fine tradition of cricket with a number of local clubs – the season going from mid-April to mid-September. The 4 junior sides play in the Bolton League with training usually on Friday evenings. Senior training at Chew Moor on Thursday evenings.
    In order to encourage children into cricket Lostock CC launched 'All Stars Cricket', open to boys and girls aged 5-8 years old and is suitable for all skill levels. It is a fun, activity based 8-week programme of coaching, team building overseen by Junior Co-Ordinator, Mark Greenhalgh (Register & Info).
  • Football: the site hosts junior football on its two football pitches.
  • Rugby: the Rugby element was initially part of the set-up but has moved following a merger with Bolton RU.

What's On

Taking advantage of the Clubhouse facilities and its location, Lostock Cricket Club will be putting on occasional events and entertainment over the spring and summer weekends with talks, singers and bands and quizzes, etc. Watch for announcements on the website, social media or the Syndale newsletter (subscribe).


The Club Room is a modern facility and available for hire for parties, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc. With a capacity of 50 seated (plus some standing) or majority standing up to 80, the room is equipped with lighting, a sound system, Smart TV, oven (to warm food). There is an external patio area and ample on-site car parking. For booking enquiries: enquiries@lostocksports.co.uk or call 07485 524101 (Ian Raby). Room Hire Information.


Keeping the show on the road! With the daunting task of running 7 teams (including a contracted first-class Pakistani cricketer as professional for our 1st XI) and maintaining our clubhouse, grounds and machinery, plus a multiplicity of match-day expenses, the annual cost of running LCC is a challenge… so the Club needs to develop income streams – Sponsorship being one key element and there are a number of options on offer, from substantial corporate support to modest individual sponsorship (e.g. Match Ball, £25)… All support is appreciated and helps us to help the sporting and wider community.

Contact Information

Chew Moor Lane

Website: lostockcricketclub.co.uk (Official) | lostock.play-cricket.com (Match Information)

Email: enquiries@lostocksports.co.uk | Phone: 07485 524 101

Social Media

Lostock Cricket Club on FacebookLostockcc Lostock Cricket Club on Twitter@lostockcc / Lostock Cricket Club (Matchday Information on Twitter@lostockstats (Match Days) Lostock Cricket Club on InstagramLostockcricketclub

New Players

New players are always most welcome, with further details available from our Chairman: Phil Knowles - Mobile: 07530 435590 or e-mail: farnworthphil@gmail.com


For enquiries regarding an entertainment event contact Steve Kaye - Mobile: 07973 561941

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Community Events

  • Panto: 'Rapunzel' - Bethel Crowd
    Fri 23, Sat 24* Feb (7:15pm)
    Peace Community Theatre, Rishton Lane, Bolton BL3 2BN
    Always good fun! The Bethel Crowd travel to Bolton to perform their latest Panto. *Extra matinee show Saturday 24 Feb at 2:15pm. Tickets £7.50
  • Daisy Hill Station Improvements
    March to December 2024
    As part of 'Access for All' improvements station will see changes to ticket hall and installation of a lift and toilet, as well as car park changes. £4m project. Some disruption but services continue. Details of Friends of Daisy Hill stage page -
  • History Group
    Monthly meetings - 3rd Thurs (10:30am)
    Westhoughton Library
    After a busy 2023 including the Wingates Band Story exhibition celebrating the brass bands 150th anniversary (Q323), schedule resumes with speakers and special events for this popular heritage group. Next mtg 21/3 st March - Speaker Ruth Duckworth: My Life in Cricket (Part 2)
  • Rotary Christmas Float 2023
    During December Rotary Club of Westhoughton were out and about visiting local estates and will at Sainsbury's ahead of Christmas. As well as Santa and his Rotary Elves bringing Christmas cheer to young and old, it is an important fundraiser; this year £6,249 was raised to be shared out with local community organisations. £5,640 raised and shared in 2022 - Presentation evening 20/4/23; 19 organisations receiving cheques.
  • Hub at Westhoughton
    The Hub at Westhoughton on Central Drive is home to a range of groups and activities serving the community. Information Leaflet.
  • Westhoughton Library
    Library now open for books, general reading and computer access. With current refurbishment complete, community activities on both ground and upper floor have resumed. Info | Community Plans.
  • Robert Shaw / Book of Quint
    Special event with Ryan Dacko, author of 'The Book of Quint' took place at Wetherspoon's 1st July, celebrating Westhoughton-born Robert Shaw and introducing the backstory of the shark hunter from Jaws. It was a great success with people coming far and wide, leading to Amberley publishing deal.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:00pm
    John Holt Centre (BL5 2NR)
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. New meeting venue. Updated programme.
  • Daisy Hill FC Fixtures (Home)
    League Division 1 North
    New Sirs (BL5 2EB)
    Cutters season in full flow. New management, new signings and clubhouse improvements. Support your local team. KO Sat 3pm or Mon 7:45pm. £5 adults / £3 concession / £2 U18s / U12s free w/ adult.
  • Lockdown information (Covid-19)
    For 16 months life and community was disrupted by measures to deal with the pandemic. It has been a long and impactful period, thankfully things are opening up again there is a return to normal. Watch for updates as community re-engages here and on
    Westhoughton.net Facebook Page.
  • Town Centre Masterplan
    Proposals for investment in Town Centre (Market Street focus) were consulted upon in 2019-20 with a Steering Group meeting to discuss plans for £4m investment and significant changes to Market Street, Central Park, Carnegie Hall and Town Hall.
  • Hope Community Centre
    The Central Drive church and community space is currently closed pending refurbishment discussions with Bolton Council. Hope Church services take place in the Hub.
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