Our ground in beautiful Lymore Park. Home since 1849.
Montgomery CC Guard of Honour at Cardiff for England v Australia ODI. With Simon Jones.
Welcome to Montgomery Cricket Club
Preparations have already begun for 2016 - straight after the end of the season we harrowed the outfield under the trees to improve the condition of the surface. Colin is planning the golf day and he'd like to sign up a few more hole sponsors - contact him on 07967 206502, and we've booked a coffee morning in the Town Hall on 25 June.
The fixture list has been published by the league - the season starts on 23 April with the 1st XI away at Wheaton Ashton and the 2nd XI at home to Wroxeter Grove.
Montgomery Cricket Club is a long established club with roots in the first half of the nineteenth century, but we are also forward looking and have a strong and expanding Youth Section of over 50 members under the age of 16. In 2008 we became an England and Wales Cricket Board Clubmark Accredited Club and this has enabled us to build an extension to our clubhouse, two bay all weather nets, and all weather pitch on our square and purchase new ground maintenance equipment and pitch covers. We are currently investing in improving our square and outfield.
Our two senior teams play in the Shropshire League and our Youth Section now includes Under 9, 11, 13 and 15 age groups. We also have a busy season of more relaxed Sunday fixtures and play throughout the winter in the Shropshire Indoor League.
Cricket has been played on our home ground at picturesque Lymore since at least the 1840s. It is one of the best settings for cricket anywhere in the country and over the years it seen many memorable events - more can be found on the history page of our website.
The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme 'Clubmark' to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure.
Cricket clubs can play a key role in the successful delivery of Building Partnerships – cricket's strategic plan for 2006-2009 - by supporting the delivery and implementation of the following programmes:
The ECB Clubmark and community cricket clubs play a central role in all of these programmes and Clubmark will provide the standards that clubs involved in these programmes will aspire to.
In addition, it is expected that clubs who achieve the ECB Clubmark will be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and commitment to club cricket in England and Wales.
By registering to work towards ECB Clubmark, clubs join a growing number of cricket clubs across England and Wales that are prioritising junior development, creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
County Cricket Development Managers can help clubs through the process of achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
ECB Clubmark gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes are:
For more information see www.ecb.co.uk/clubmark