Market Deeping Cricket Club
Location: Outgang Road, Market Deeping, Peterborough, Lincolnshire, PE6 8LQ
Telephone: 01778 344701
Although market Deeping Cricket Club existed long before the date of 9th June 1973, this date is of great significance, as it was the saturday that the first game was played on the then new ground at Outgang Road, Market Deeping.
It marked the beginning of a journey which saw the club progress from being a village team playing on a farmers field to the respected ECB premier league club it is today.
The new facilities attracted better players and the first signs of success came in 1975 when the club won its first 20/20 cup final & within 10 years some 17 finals had been won in local competitions against upwards of 30 teams.
The growing strength of the club was illustrated in the formation of a 2nd XI in 1976 & in 1979 the 1st XI joined the south lincs & border Division 1 league. Winning the division on 3 out of the 4 following years the club was deservedly promoted to the premier division in 1983. We held our own in the top league throughout the 80's, However it was an ageing team and our extremely successful youth system was set up.
The youth system in place today is producing top players, with most of our players now home grown and under 30 years old. And in many cases teenagers with some 12 year old county players making débuts into senior cricket.
We have 4 players who have played minor counties cricket for both Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire who came through the club ranks. And to top this off we have county standard junior players for Lincolnshire, Huntingdonshire and Leicestershire
Moving into the 1990's saw a revival of 1st XI fortunes & between 1992 and 1999 we achieved runners up in the south lincs premier division twice and champions for 3 successive years. From 97-99.In 1999 achieving the perfect season of 18 played and 18 wins, the only time this has happened.
In 2000 the club was proud to be a founder member of the new ECB Lincolnshire premier league and we are still there are 15 seasons. In a very competitive league littered with overseas/highly paid professional players (some at test standard), the club prides itself on keeping any professional players to a minimum, rarely having an overseas player.
Our ambition is to field a 1st XI of players coming through the youth system as often as possible. Our focus this season has been to invest in the facilities still further with new covers, artificial wicket and sight screens to compliment the superb clubhouse
The current set up is a tribute to all the hardwork that has been done throughout the years.