Denton Cricket Club
Address: Denton Cricket & Sports Club, Egerton Street, Denton, Manchester, M34 3PB
Website: Click here
Phone: 0161 336 3217
Denton Cricket Club were formed in 1824 by the local schoolmaster and are one of the oldest clubs in the country, playing at several grounds in the area until settling at the current Egerton Street ground in 1921.
Several high profile fixtures were held in the early days, including famous games against the big clubs of the time including Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester.
We were founder members of the Lancashire County League, and Tameside and District Under 11's League, and have remained in these leagues ever since.
Teams run through from under 9's to Under 17s at junior level, with 3 senior teams playing at weekends. The club has over 200 members including over 70 junior cricketers and has recently gained Clubmark Achieved Status.
The club has a strong tradition of success at junior level, with the Under 11s current league champions and several juniors representing local district teams. Junior teams train weekly and various age groups play games on each night of the week, plus some Sunday mornings.
The seniors play on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season, with weekly training and several other events throughout the season. Senior players in the past include test players Malcolm Marshall and Kenny Benjamin in the early 1990's, with more recent international players including Michael Swart of Netherlands and Stephen Parry (junior at the club from the age of 7) of England.
The club has made great progress in recent seasons, improving facilities and levels of coaching for all playing members. As well as achieving Clubmark, the club has helped 16 coaches to become qualified in the last 10 years, raised funds and built new changing and tea facilities, completed extensive work of the playing area and also established 2 child welfare officers and 6 first aiders. Coaches are now starting to work more closely with local schools and offer free coaching.
The wooden log cabin style clubhouse is open 365 days a year with bar and TV facilities and is open to all newcomers throughout the year, with 2 pool and 2 darts teams run as well as the numerous cricket teams. The facilities are also used by numerous community groups throughout the year as well as for private functions.
More information on the club and regular news updates of cricket fixtures and results, as well as social events, can be found on dentoncricketclub.com, or by searching for Denton Cricket Club on Facebook or @Denton_CC on Twitter.