(Dalton CC, when approaching from Upholland - Mar 2005)
General info ; Dalton Cricket Club, Beacon Lane, Dalton- nearest postcode WN8 7RU Grid ref: SD 5045 0750
For a local map of the Club's exact location, click www.streetmap.co.uk
Car Parking. On arrival at our Club please avoid using the car park of the adjoining Prince William Inn, and instead use our Cricket Club car park (grass) next to it. It pleases the Prince William Inn landlord as well as your car windscreen insurers !
Abbreviations for directions should be obvious! [e.g. p.h. = public house, tr lts = traffic lights, m = mile(s), rhs = right hand side]
To Dalton CC from other Clubs
From North: Leave M6 jct 27 & take A5209 to Parbold for 4 miles ; after descending Parbold Hill (beware speed camera at bottom !) go past Parbold and Wayfarers Restaurant(on L)and t.l. at mini-rbt (HIGHER LANE); cont. up hill for 3m, passing St Michael's Ch. (on sharp l.h. bend) and The 'Beacon Inn' near top of hill ; cont. for further 100 yds; grd entrance is on L. just 30 yds past Prince William Inn. (Entrance is concealed and easily missed) Plenty of parking (grass) on r.h.s
From South: Leave M6 jct 26 & go back under M6 to take A577 over M6 & to Orrell. Go thru' tr.lts in Orrell centre (speed camera on right ¼m further on) and cont. up hill to Upholland, past War Memorial roundabout on sharp lh. bend (take left); After r.h. bend you'll come across a double mini-rbt, so go over 1st, but at 2nd t.r. into MILL LANE (i.e. between Victoria pub and Rathbones Bakers) into dip before road rises.
20mph. Beware of 'parked van' speed camera on left as you overtake the parked cars to start to climb for 100 yds.
Cont. up th'hill for 2 miles passing the Beacon Country Park (on l.) When road levels out, you'll pass a couple of houses on your left. ; Grd is 100 yds further on rhs. (Entrance is concealed and easily missed) If you reach the 'Prince William Inn', you've gone 30 yds too far. Plenty of parking (grass) on r.h.s
From West: Aim for Ormskirk and then either
(Burscough + Newburgh + follow from 'HIGHER LANE' as above)
or (Skelmersdale + Upholland + follow from 'MILL LANE' as above)
From East: Aim for M6 and follow as above from North or South
From Dalton C.C. to grounds of all other S+D clubs (Divs 1-3) in 2017
These directions, being from Dalton CC, are intended for Dalton players, but other clubs may find them useful, particularly when approaching grounds. They ;
As road works, diversions etc. can appear overnight (!) then Dalton Cricket Club cannot be held responsible if these directions are incorrect and you arrive just in time for tea. However if you do spot any errors or changes, please contact Dalton C.C. at: david.halsey(at)tesco(dot) net
Southport & District Amateur Cricket League Clubs - 2017 (Divs 1-3)
- include addresses and 'sat-nav' postcodes, usually only the nearest for many Clubs.
- assume you know the way to Newburgh, Parbold, Upholland and Orrell
- include info for disabled users re- car parking facilities at other clubs.
- are not necessarily the quickest, shortest or most obvious, but they will get you there.
Aigburth, Southwood Road, Aigburth. L17 7BQ
[N.B. Route awkward in places and some roads badly signposted, if at all.]
As for Mossley Hill i.e. aim for junction of end of M62 and Queens Drive (A5058) taking latter to south. After ½ m, at Childwall 5-ways' rbt take 3rd (1pm) turn-off to cont Queens Drive.
Cont another ½ m to double rbt. Go over 1st, and 2nd rbt taking middle lane (marked 'Queens Drive on road). At lights go straight over (i.e. Queens Drive) go under '1926' double railway bridge, and up to tr. lts.
Go straight over tr.lts.and take first left, between two red hydrant posts, (road unsigned, but is 'Aigburth Vale']. Take 2nd left into 'CARNATIC Road', which immediately binds right into 'Victoria Rd'.
Go over next tr lts (Elmswood Rd jtn), road now 'Ashfield Rd' and go down to main tr lts.(Aigburth Road jtn)
Can't turn right onto dual-carriageway (separated) so I went over lights, and after 50 yds (just before yellow bus-stop) turned into lay-by on left, and turned round (take care) to go back up to lights to turn left onto Aigburth Road
Go round left hand bend and aim for the church on left with tall square tower. Go past the church and adjacent shops and after pedestrian lights, IMMEDIATELY turn left into St. Michael's Road.
At dip, turn right into 'Bryanston Rd'. At end of 50yds stone wall turn left into Southwood Rd (only signposted on Lhs). Road is very narrow, with cars parked on Lhs, and cars appearing from left.
Carry on 'til bottom of road (railings will stop you) just past St. Michael's railway station [NOT 'Train station' !] on RHS
At railings turn right into car park (tarmac + gravel) Player's entrance at far left hand corner through white-railed gates to front of pavilion.
To return, go back up St. Michael's Rd. Have to turn left. Take right hand lane to do U-turn at nxt tr lts (legal). Carry on. Ignore brown sign to 'Sefton Park', but just after take left hand slip road to 'Mossley Hill Hospital'. This will take you back up to tr lts. Turn left and you are back onto Ashfield Rd.
(updated 8 Aug 2013)
Aughton , Winifred Lane, Aughton. L39 5DJ
Various ways. To avoid Ormskirk, go to Blaguegate, Skem and take signs for Ormskirk / M58 jtn. At rbt, go str. over onto A570 Ormskirk. At Stanley Gate Inn, Bickerstaffe, t.l. for Aughton. After ¼ mile take r.t. for A570 Southport, (also ‘Aughton, Formby’). At X-roads just before Dog+Gun pub (on r), t.l. into Parrs Lane. At T-jtn t.l. and then after 50 yds t.r into Town Green Lane. Go over bridge, and take 1st turn rt after Cockbeck Tavern into Winifred Lane.Turn l. into Community centre. Park at far end of large tarmac car park, and will have to carry kit past tennis courts to pavilion.
Or from Ormskirk, take A59 to Maghull, take left turn into 'Winifred Lane' to 'Aughton'. Turn right into Community Centre.
Birkenhead St. Marys, Ashville Road, (within Birkenhead Park), Birkenhead. CH41 8AU
BSM - best going through Birkenhead Tunnel (Queensway). After the Tolls bear to the right and follow A553. This pretty much takes your to Birkenhead Park which will be on your left. Once you are travelling alongside the park you need a left turn into Ashville Road. Club is on your left and you just need to park on the road.(with thanks to Prescot & Odyssey CC for info)
Bedford Park, The Rookery, Southport. PR9 7HR. (Southport Trinity's back pitch) See 'Churchtown CC' below.
Bretherton , South Road, Bretherton. PR26 9AB
Aim for Croston i.e. follow as for Mawdesley, but go though village. At Robin Hood Inn, take left. At T-jct (war memorial), t.l and carry oninto Croston. At S-bend in Croston take Station Rd. to Bretherton. At station go over 2 mini-rbts and cont. Ground is on right, directly opp 'Blue Anchor' pub. V.small car park so, if full, use pub carpark. (tarmac)
Cheshire Lines, Allerton L19 5NB
Aim for junction of end of M62 and Queens Drive taking 'Ring Road (South) (A5058). After ½ m, at Childwall 5-ways' rbt take 3rd (1pm) turn-off to cont Queens Drive.
Cont another ½ m to double rbt.
Go str over 1st, but then take left lane to go left into Allerton Rd (B5180 -'Garston'.) Road binds right (becomes Mather Avenue), but go str. over lights (keep Tesco on right).
Over tr lts (Booker Lane Jtn), carry on over tr lts (Heath Road Jtn).
Road starts long bend to right. Pass church (with steeple) on left, then after about 100 yds turn left into Longcroft Avenue. (If you get to railway bridge you've gone too far)
At give way, cross str over dual-carriage way and aim for 'Welsby Memorials'. Have to turn right here (onto other half of dual carriageway).
After 100 yds turn left into 'Broadmead' (housing estate) and after 30 yards (T-jtn) turn right ('Southmead Road'). Follow round and will see ground sign on rhs. Tarmac entrance leads to tarmac car park.
(updated 9 July 2013)
Churchtown , The Rookery, Southport. PR9 7HR.(Southport Trinity's back pitch)
Get onto A570 to Southport. At main rbt (Tesco's), go str. over to take B5276 (Meols Cop Rd) & carry on, over tr.lts at Meols Cop station, & cont. until you reach tr.lts at T-jct with A 5267 (Roe Lane). Turn right, and grd entrance (narrow + easily missed !) is 100yds on left, just before 3' high wall made of smooth red brick + railings on top. and opp. 2 large trees; Ltd parking near pavilion, but can park on grass on right at sq.leg (front pitch), and further down on grass on right (for back pitch). Ground share with Portland Wine.
Dalton , Beacon Lane, Dalton. WN8 7RU
For 1st + 2nds see above. WN8 7RU
Earlestown , Viaduct Green, Earle Street, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows. WA12 0PU
M6 (south), off @ J23 (Haydock Island). Take immed. left A49 North ('Ashton') Cont. for 300yds, take left A599 (Haydock). Under M6 & cont. for 1mile. At mini rbt. t.l. into Vista Rd. Carry on for 1½m to bottom. At T-jtn (tr lts) t.r. into A572 (St. Helens)(follow signs for Deacon + .... Ind Est) and then immed. left into Heather Brae. At T-jtn, turn left. At ped. lights, bind right into Sankey St. Passing ground view on r, cont.unt. double mini rbt (McDonalds on left,Griffin Inn on right). Turn r. (signed 'Deacon Ind Est') + then immed right into Earle Street. Grd 70 yds on right at end of black mesh fencing. Plenty car parking (tarmac) at rear.
Goose Green, Pony Dick, Paris Ave, Winstanley, Wigan. WN3 6FA
From south of Wigan (Billinge/St. Helens/Orrell) area take Winstanley Rd to Orrell, + turn off onto A571(Wigan) 'Pemberton Road', long descending road.
At tr. lights in Winstanley, turn into Holmes House Avenue (*), and 1st left into Paris Avenue (new housing estate). Take 2nd turning right (before no. 24) and go to end of cul-de-sac @ tarmac drive between 2 houses on left hand side. Car Park ?
From Wigan (north), from Saddle Jtn take A571 (St. Helens/ Billinge), carry on through lights, over mini rbts, passing Pemberton Railway Station (on left). Go past Highfield CC (on left), and as road climbs turn left at 1st traffic lights into Holmes House Avenue. Carry on from (*) above.
Halsall West End , Memorial Playing Field, Halsall. L39 8RN
For 1st and 2nd XI's see below. For 3rd XI see 'Tarleton' (back pitch) PR4 6BU / SD448213
Either, from Ormskirk take A570 main road to Southport. After passing over Leeds+Liverpool Canal bridge, take A5147 (left) to Halsall. Ground appears on right.
Or go to Ormskirk at juctn of A570 (Southport) and A59 (Liverpool). Between these latter 2 roads (about 10 o'clock) is a road 'Halsall Lane' to Halsall. Go along to end (about 400 yds) 'Cottage Lane' and turn r. at T-juctn (to 'Halsall'). Carry on for about 2 miles along twisty road. After passing Primrose Hill garden centre (on L.) road turns sharp right (Southport), but instead take left turn into 'Asmall Lane', towards Halsall Parish Church. Carry on to church, passing 'Saracens Head' on left, and passing over very narrow bridge. At church turn right at monument, ground entrance is 400yds on left - easily missed. Ample parking (tarmac).
Haydock CC , Lyme Park, Piele Road, Haydock. WA11 0JZ
Either (a) M6, off at J23 (Haydock Island), take A580 'St. Helens, Liverpool' (East Lancs Rd). Go under footbridge. After 300 yds turn left at petrol station/Little Chef onto Piele Road, right @ rbt into Cavan Drive ((*), 1st left into Wexford. Grd straight ahead. Car park (tarmac) can get full.
or (b) if from L'pool side, take A580 until sign to turn left for At rbt, turn left, go under bridge, + str over next rbt into Cavan Drive. See (*) above.
Hesketh Bank , Station Road, Hesketh Bank. (PR4 6SQ)
Either take A59 or A565 to Tarleton. At A59/A565 jtn go over tr. lts to Tarleton and cont as below (*)
Or go to + thru' Parbold ; follow B5246 to Rufford, inc. going round sharp l.h. bend on bridge just before Rufford station.; at jct with A59, t.r. and cont. for 3m until jct with A565 ; go str. over (*) & at 2nd mini rbt ( Lord Lilford pub) t.r. After 50 yds t.l. into Hesketh Lane ; carry on for 2m, passing Ch. and All Saints Hall (on r); grd. is on r. after long hedge, opp. detached houses.Parking (ash) is on far side of football pitch, occasionally can get full.
Merseyside Commonwealth Conference
(to be updated)
Mossley Hill , L18 8DX
Aim for junction of end of M62 and Queens Drive (A5058) taking latter to south (Childwall, Woolton). Go thru' set of tr lts, amd after ½ m, at Childwall 5-ways' rbt take 3rd (1pm) turn-off to cont Queens Drive.
Cont another ½ m thru' lights to double mini-rbt. Go over 1st, and 2nd rbt taking middle lane at lights for straight over (i.e. continuing on Queens Drive for Mossley Hill)
Carry on under railway bridge until next traffic lights (Liverpool College grounds on right) Take left hand road (North Mossley Hill Road) and carry on to T-jtn at Church. Turn right then immediately left round church to carry on Mossley Hill road. Ground about 300 yards on left.
More car park spaces (tarmac) if drive round in front of pavilion. (Updated June 2013)
Moss Side Maghull (ex-Ashworth) , Ashworth Hospital (South), School Lane, Maghull. L31 1HH
From north or west of Maghull, go to M58 and off J1. Take 3rd turn off 'Maghull', past Ashworth Hospital entrance on right - 'Kennet', take next right turn (un-named road). Ground is another 200 yds on left at end of fencing. Plenty of parking on grass past pavilion.
From south of Maghull, go to Maghull and onto A5147 'Northway'. Turn onto 'Eastway', (changes to Deyes Lane), go over railway bridge, now 'School Lane'. Ashworth Hosp on right.
Newburgh , King George VI Playing Field, Cobbs Brow, Newburgh. WN8 7ND
Take A5209 ('Burscough - Standish' road) into Newburgh, and opp. Red Lion p.h., take Y-fork into 'Cobbs Brow Lane'. Ground is 100 yds further on, on left (concealed), opp no.12 house.
New Victoria , Rufford Road, Crossens, Southport. PR9 8HT
On A565 'Preston-Southport' road, and at the 'Plough Inn' rbt, take 1st left alongside the Plough ('Rufford Rd'.) - i.e 'Plough' is on your left.
Go on for 200 yds, (passing Church on left). Just after St. John's Parish Centre (has chains on front), but before bus stop (on right), turn right along narrow tarmac 'road' leading to ground and changing facilities (ex-'library'). Ample parking (grass) either side of tarmac path.
Norley Hall, City Road, Kitt Green, Wigan. WN50BA
Either go to M58 (J6) or M6 (J26) and make for A577. Take directions for Wigan and pass Abraham Guest Sch. (on r) & cont.'til traff lts (White Swan p.h. on r.). Turn left & cont. down hill. Will see (& aim for) small wooden steeple on r.h.s. Grd is on r.with Ltd. parking (tarmac) in car park, but can park on grass, if gates are open.
Prescot & Odyssey Burrows Lane, Eccleston Lane Ends, Prescot. L34 6JW
Southport (from South and missing traffic) Go through Newburgh (A5209) & cont.unt. you join A59 ;t.l.; After 1m, after 'Bulldog' p.h., but before Beaufort Hotel, t.r. (B5242) and cont. until you join A570 at 'Morris Dancers' p.h. ; t.r. and cont. for 3m until you reach MAIN RBT (Tesco's) outside Southport ( on left, on right)
Sutton CC, New Street, Sutton, St. Helens. WA9 3UU
Whitefield (Roby) CC, Court Hey Park, Bowring Park Road, Liverpool. L16 3NA
By own preferable route (e.g. M58/A49/M57/M6/A580 (East Lancs) /A570/Queens Drive) go to, and off at, penultimate jtn of M62 (J5) 'Knotty Ash/Huyton'. On J5 rbt, follow brown signs for 'National Wildflower Centre'. Pass Roby Rd, Rimmer Ave, Methodist Church (all on left) then turn left at brown sign for 'National Wildflower centre, Court Hey Park' . Go down avenue (high road humps), past first right ('No entry') and follow all way round behind Club building to large tarmac car park.
Winstanley Park , Hall Lane, off Winstanley Road, Orrell. WN3 6BG
Either go to Orrell, take Winstanley Road and follow from (*) below
Or go to Upholland at Hall Green.; go over both mini-rbts to X-over jct to Alma Hill; at bottom of Alma Hill turn right. Go under M58 and turn left at rbt (Delph Inn). At next tr.lts go str. over into 'Winstanley Road'. (*) As road climbs, look on left for signpost on lamp-post 'Tennis Club' into 'Hall Lane', and adjacent to house No.94. Also a BT box near entrance. Follow track (long + very rough !) passing Winstanley tennis club (on right), go under M6; cont.until 'T-jctn' at stone wall. Turn right and, after 40 yds, 1st right again through white metal gate. Follow track, between wall and field fence, down to ground . Parking can get full. (Ash)
Off M5 at jtn 9 , take A46 ‘Evesham’ for 3 miles up to ‘Teddington Hands’ rbt.
A46 then turns left, and continue on it for about another 4 miles, before taking left sign for ‘Ashton-Under-Hill’.
At T-jnct turn right into Emley Road, (main rd through village). Star Inn is on immed. left. Pub car parks: (i) on left, behind pub up short, steep drive, or (ii) on right, opp pub.
Ground is about 800 yds further on from pub, past Village Hall on right, and on right.
From M6, off at J15, left to follow A500 'Stoke' / A50 'Uttoxeter'.
Go past Britannia Stadium, under underpass, and up to rbt where A50 turns right. Instead take left turn, follow through Draycott-le-Moors, before turning right for 'Cresswell' ('Blythe Business centre')
Pass sports complex (on left), and go under road-bridge. As road climbs up, Blythe CC is on left (before railway crossing.)
Off M5 @ jtn 9. Take A46 to Evesham. After 3 miles, at Teddington, either :
(a) continue on A46 to Evesham. Just after Hinton Green, take Evesham A46 by-pass signs for Broadway (?)
or (b) take B4077 for 5 miles before turning left on B4632 to Broadway. (*)
(*) In Broadway village centre, look for ‘Snowhills Manor’ signs to turn R. into Church Street.
Meet for sustenance at the ‘Crown & Strumpet’ pub (on L.H.S.) at 12 noon.
On leaving pub, turn L. up street, passing entrance to public car park, and church (all on L.H.S.)
Carry on along winding country road. After ¾ mile will approach a church on RHS (St. Eadburgh’s Church) and house (on LHS). Entrance to cricket ground is immediately past this house. Signposted ‘Broadway CC’ @ bottom of drive.