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Since being founded on the 17th May 1990 in the corner of the Prestonpans Labour Club by an intrepid bunch of cricket enthusiasts, Preston Village Cricket Club has since been providing the local community the opportunity to enjoy cricket.
Currently entering its 25th year, Preston Village have risen from the lowly depths of the East League Grade 5 to the heights of ESCA Division 3 before settling into this year's ESCA Division 5. In this spell the club has also won the inaugural ESCA Presidents Plate (2006) and East Lothian 6-a-side competition (2002) to go with the multiple promotions and a pair of league championships (2002 and 2006). Preston Village has always opened its doors to new members whether they are from the local community, local schools or from a wider population network. The spine of the side is formed by either local players who have served the club over the majority of its existence or are products of the club's youth system. In 2015, in addition to the youth cricket programme, Preston Village are also hosting the East Lothian youth side's training thereby exposing the club and its facilities to a far wider population.
At the start of the 2002 season, Preston Village moved to its current home in the centre of Prestonpans at the Polwarth Oval. The venue had previously hosted cricket under the guise of Preston Lodge High School before the school moved to its present location following a fire that destroyed the old school. The development of the Polwarth Oval has recently entered its second phase as the first phase concluded in 2011 with the refurbishment of the players pavilion and the permanent artificial surfacing of the training nets.
Away from the cricket field, the club enjoys an active social life primarily based at the Prestoungrange Gothenburg on the shores of the river Forth. In addition to the Gothenburg hosting post-match festivities for both the Village and their opponents, other local establishments assist the social activities. One such establishment is the Prestonpans Masonic Lodge which hosts the annual Race Night during the pre-season preparations. Every year, the club raises money to help support a local charity and since 2013, the charity of choice is the First Step Community Project located in Musselburgh.
Famous alumni of Preston Village include former international rugby union second row Scott Murray, 1996 British Olympic swimming captain Alan Rapley, and David Gow OBE, founder of Touch Bionics and the inventor of the i-Limb prosthetic hand.
Feel free to explore our website, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or drop by the club to support the team and take the opportunity of learning and enjoying the sport of cricket. For those wishing to play some cricket this year, the club offers both indoor pre-season training and outdoor regular training for anyone who is interested as well as midweek Twenty20 games and weekend 40 over cricket.