Caldy Cricket Club
Address: Caldy Cricket Club, Paton Field, Telegraph Road, Thurstaston, Wirral, CH48 1NX
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Caldy Cricket Club, which competes in the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition, competes against teams from across Merseyside and West Lancashire. The Club can trace its roots back over ninety years to the 1920s. Originally playing under the guises of West Wirral, Hoylake and West Kirby, the name of Caldy Cricket Club was established in 1976. The club’s most memorable and successful years came in the late 1990s.
In 1996, Caldy won the National Village Cup at Lord’s, as well as reaching the last eight of the Cheshire Cup. In what was the busiest season in their history, then-captain Chris Ruddock’s side played a ridiculous forty-four league and cup matches. A year later, Caldy returned to the home of cricket, retaining their National Village Cup, this time under the captaincy of Mark Rowan. His team would add the Merseyside Competition title to their haul, to earn a league and cup double that year. In fact, Caldy would go on to retain their Merseyside title in ’98 and ’99, making it a halcyon hat-trick of league triumphs.
“Captain Richard Battersby is keen to push for promotion this season, as we all are, and if we can get off to a better start than we did last year there is no reason why we can’t achieve the goal of going back into Division One.
"Youth cricket is the life blood of the club. We field four Saturday sides and it’s safe to say without the junior sections it would be impossible to fulfil all the fixtures all the time. As an ECB Focus Club with Clubmark accreditation we encourage all from our community to get involved in the club and also look to link in with local businesses for sponsorship. We are fortunate that Calday Grammar School is just up the road and a number of the pupils from there are members of our junior set up. For the club to continue we need the junior players to play when they become seniors and spend their whole playing career with Caldy. Enjoying youth cricket, forming friendships and integrating well into a welcoming, friendly and competitive senior environment all encourages that. It will keep the club going when the rest of us can’t lift a bat anymore!” - Club Chairman, David Brown
We are lucky enough to have an amazing setting on the Wirral Peninsula, with views of the Welsh hills, the Dee estuary and the Irish Sea, and can be proud to boast of some of the top training facilities in the North West. Over the last few years we have had installed a new state of the art electronic scorebox, new mobile net cage, new artificial match track, new waterhog (that has and will probably never get used!) and a top quality 3 lane artificial training facility. lt has only been possible through the dedication and hard work of the Chairman, Committee members and a few special donations/contributions along the way.