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1. Update from Orrell & Winstanley Community Sports Club March 2022


You may have already seen that the land at Winstanley Road that will be the new home for both Orrell RUFC and Winstanley Park Cricket Club is once again being prepared for farming.

Due to the inevitable delays following Covid, our submission for funding via Sports England has been somewhat delayed and rather than allow the ground to return to its natural condition and waste the money invested so far; we have agreed that our field be farmed for the next few years.

This is the best way to maintain the soil quality whilst we work on the grant application with Sports England and any other fundraising/grant opportunities.
In the meantime, Winstanley Park Cricket Club will continue to play cricket on their current ground and Orrell RUFC will continue to play rugby at the Dr1ve Medicals Arena at St John Rigby. The Orrell & Winstanley Ladies Rounders Section will also continue to use the pitch at Winstanley Park Cricket Club.

Whilst this may seem disappointing; it is only a delay in timing and the Club remain committed to growing and developing all our sport sections (cricket, rounders and rugby) and continuing their work on the new development at Winstanley Road.

As we draw to the end of the season for rugby and begin the new season for cricket, we will be updating everyone further on the new development and plans for both clubs moving forward now that all Covid restrictions have been lifted and we all return to a normal (but safe) summer. We have some exciting plans with cricket continuing their vibrant adult league fixture programme plus expanding junior section with 5 teams entered for this season', the rounders section continuing to grow with more and more ladies/girls wanting to play and rugby moving into a new league structure for the 2022/23 season.

No covid restrictions also means our events calendar can return, so keep an eye on our websites and social media platforms to make sure you keep up to date with all the news.