Rookwood Cricket Ground, Sale

Rookwood Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in Sale, Greater Manchester that is the home of Sale Cricket Club. The club was founded in 1854, and the first recorded match was played on the ground in 1882.[1][2]

Rookwood Cricket Ground
Ground information
LocationSale, Greater Manchester
Coordinates53°25′39″N 2°18′21″W / 53.427448°N 2.305800°W / 53.427448; -2.305800
Home clubSale Cricket Club
Establishment1882 (first recorded match)
Team information
North West Thunder (2021–present)
As of 10 September 2021
Source: CricketArchive

In 2021, it was announced that Sale Cricket Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club had formed a three-year agreement, with the Lancashire Academy and Age Group squads using the ground to train.[3] The partnership also included North West Thunder, the women's regional team for the North West, with the side playing the first List A match at the ground on 10 September 2021, against Southern Vipers in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.[3][4]

Lancashire had previously played two Second XI Twenty20s on the ground in 2016, and Cheshire County Cricket Club have used the ground for Age Group matches (with the ground being located in the historic county of Cheshire).[5][6][2]


  1. ^ "About/Our History". Sale Cricket Club. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Rookwood, Sale". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Sale Cricket Club and Lancashire Sign 3 Year Agreement". CricketWorld. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Sale, 10 Sep 2021, Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Thunder v Southern Vipers". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Second Eleven Twenty20 Matches Played on Rookwood, Sale". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Under-14 County Cup Matches Played on Rookwood, Sale". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 September 2021.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 53°25′39″N 2°18′21″W / 53.427448°N 2.305800°W / 53.427448; -2.305800