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Sacriston Colliery Cricket Club

Address: Sacriston CCC, Front Street, Sacriston, Durham, DH7 6JT

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Sacriston are celebrating their 140th year this season after the club were formed in 1874.

The club is playing in the North East Premier League Division One for the second season after spending a number of years in the Northumberland & Tyneside Senior league.

This season the first team will be hoping to avoid last season disappointment. Top going into the last game of the season and knowing a victory would of guaranteed promotion into the Premier Division, Boldon upset the party winning the match and allowing Whitburn to clinch the title.

It was a different story for the second team who ended up winning the winning the league and playing in the Premier Division of the second team league for 2014.

The club for 2014 will see five senior teams and four junior teams in action. It will also see the club entering the National Village Cup for the forthcoming season, which is the first time in the clubs history.

A number of ex-professional cricketers came through the junior ranks with Melvyn Betts (Durham, Warwickshire, Middlesex and England A), Ian Hunter (Durham, Derby and England Under-19s) and Ian Jones (Durham, Somerset and Middlesex).

Now Hunter and Jones are back playing at the club.

The club's major achievements came in 1993 and 1994 when the 1st team won the Tyneside Senior League.

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