Melbourne Town Cricket Club
Address: Recreation Ground, Cockshut Lane, Melbourne, Derbyshire
Phone: 07966 933583
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Melbourne Town Cricket Club is a friendly, successful and long established cricket club based in the ancient historic town of Melbourne, located in the heart of South Derbyshire. It is a growing club which currently runs three competitive senior teams in the Derbyshire County Cricket League, playing in divisions 4, 8 and 10 respectively.
The club has clubmark accreditation and is committed to developing a strong youth section. The club continues to develop its junior section with successful under 15s, 13s and 11s hardball teams and two under 11 teams of kwik cricketers.
Melbourne Town Cricket Club is a fully equipped cricket facility with its own ground, pavilion, nets, covers and purpose-built score box. The club is now in the process of benefitting from a multi-million pound development which will result in a brand new sports centre facility for use by the club including a new pavilion with bar and entertainment facilities, and a second new all weather pitch.
The new development, scheduled for completion by the middle of 2016, will help Melbourne Cricket Club become one of the most attractive centres for amateur sports in South Derbyshire.
The club has been successful over the last few years with the first team being crowned champions of division 5s in 2012,winning the league by an astonishing 100 points and also losing in the cup final the same year.Going back further the first team were league winners for a record four successive seasons from 1998-2001 and remarkably they have never finished lower than 6th in their division at the time for the last 21 years,pressure for the 2015 first team.
The seconds have gained promotion a couple of times in the last few years and were losing harry Lund cup finalists in 2010 and 2011 with the current three teams hoping to add to this success in the 2015 season