How well do you know the club’s history?

Here’s 10 fun questions to ponder. To make it a bit easier, they are multiple choice.

Answers will be revealed on Friday.

A big thanks to all those who have so far contributed to articles and podcasts for the website during lockdown, and written their player profiles.
They have been much appreciated – helping to keep our cricket taste buds salivated. It’s been great to read and listen to differing opinions, reflections, and memories. That’s what makes the sport.
Anyone who wants to share their views and highlights in a player profile, please do email them to as we have run low. The profile questions are repeated at the end of the history posers.



What anniversary is the club celebrating this year?

a – 120th

b – 140th

c – 160th

d – 180th


Heys Road was not the club’s first location. Where was its first pitch?

a – Thatch Leach Lane

b – St Mary’s Road

c – Highfield Road

d – Junction 17 M60 roundabout


When did tennis matches first start at the club?

a – 1893

b – 1900

c- 1910

d – 1920


In what year did the bowling green open?

a – 1900

b – 1908

c – 1914

d – 1918


In 1961, Prestwich 2nd XI bowled out Denton for how many?

a – 5

b – 7

c – 10

d – 354


In 1976, the ever-developing club made a state-of-the-art purchase for its pavilion. What was it?

a – bar till

b – cuckoo clock

c – hand dryers for the toilets

d – telephone


The 1st XI faced relegation from the first division of the Lancashire & Cheshire League in 1986, but managed to beat which team on the last day of the season to stay up?

a – Stand

b – Wythenshawe

c – Unsworth

d – Greenmount


In 1987, the club took its first step to pay a professional. Who was it?

a – Mark Whelan

b – Mohammed Bux

c – Richard Cobham

d – Keith Boden


The new clubhouse was built in 1991 and refurbished in 2011. Which cricket legend attended to mark both occasions?

a – Viv Richards

b – David Lloyd

c – Clive Lloyd

d – Neil Fairbrother


In 2004, Prestwich 1st XI won the league title for the first time in how many years?

a – 50

b – 65

c – 97

d – 105

Player Profile questions

Current or past player:
What sparked your interest in cricket:
Do you prefer the T20, 50-over, county or Test format of the game:
Cricketing hero:
Favourite current (professional) player:
Most admired/best player you have played with:
Most formidable opponent:
Favourite away ground:
Favourite/most memorable match you’ve played in:
Personal highlight/champagne moment:
Funniest moment/s in cricket:
Best way to relax after the game:
Do/did you have any cricketing superstitions:
What will you miss most in cricket during this enforced break:
Is there anything you’d change about the game:
If you could invite 3 cricketing celebrities (players, presenters, commentators) round for dinner, who would they be and why: