Club Closure

To all our Members, Staff, Players and Friends of Old Parkonians, it is with great sadness following Government action surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been advised that all clubs, pubs, cafe’s and restaurants are to now close.

With this in mind, from midnight yesterday (20/03/2020) our Great Club has closed its doors until further notice.

This means that ALL functions, internally and externally are cancelled until further notice. We will not be taking any future bookings until we know when we will re-open. In the meantime we would like to thank all of the committee, players, staff, members and friends of the Club for your support and understanding during these tough times.

We would also like to take the opportunity to remind you all to stay safe and follow the Government guidelines surrounding COVID-19. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly and follow the Government's advice.

We stand together through these tough times. Stay Safe and see you all soon!!.

Ken Cooke
Chairman, Old Parkonians Association

Cliff Crozier ~ 1915 - 2020

All good things come to an end - Cliff has passed on at a remarkable 104.5 years of age.

What an interesting life he led. Born before the battle of the Somme, he went to Bidston Avenue Primary on its opening in 1921 and then to Park High School.

He became a teacher, following in his father’s footsteps who was Headmaster of St James School in Laird Street, though his teaching career was interrupted by Army service in England and Europe during WW2.

He taught in West Kirby before moving to Greasby Junior School as Headmaster for 25 years and last September was still attending his former pupils annual reunion.

Following that, his most productive time: 41 years of retirement!

He did have one mark against him - he never played for our Club as he joined Port Sunlight with one of his friends.

He was a lovely, interesting man, always willing to help those less fortunate than himself, a mine of information on Birkenhead places and people. Cliff proved that older people are worth listening to for their life stories and experiences.

He leaves a daughter Carolyn, grandsons Richard and Chris and their families.

Funeral arrangements to follow.

Dave Westwater

Based in Oxton in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula in the North West of the UK, the Association runs cricket and rugby clubs from its Clubhouse in Holm Lane, Oxton, based at the HM Curphey Memorial Ground.

For further information on the Cricket Club and Rugby Club, including fixtures, results and player honours, please use the links above

The Association welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in starting to play cricket or rugby, as well as from existing players of all standards and levels of experience who would like to join us. We have a thriving Junior Rugby section that covers Under 7s to Under 15s.

In either case, simply contact us for details of our teams, facilities and membership. Whether you live locally in Birkenhead or Wirral, or further afield, we'd be pleased to hear from you.

Although Rugby and Cricket are played at different times of the year, training for both sports continues through the close seasons. If you're thinking of getting involved for the first time, why not try some out of season training?