The overgrown area was part of the outfield with the cricket field extending to the right of the photograph where I assume houses have now been built and towards the front right of the picture over what appears to be an all-weather pitch. The cricket area was full size.We also had another cricket area to the left foreground.
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These were the days prior to the Lancastrian school merger and before housing estates took priority.
We were spoilt for space with the amount of sports area.