Skipton Cricket Club
Address: Coulthurst Memorial Grounds, Sandylands, Carleton New Road, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 2AZ
Phone: 01756 795003
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Skipton CC was founded in 1853, shortly after the main Victorian mills were built in the town during the 1830s and 1840s.
The Club quickly earned a successful reputation on becoming Members of the Yorkshire Cricket Council and was one of the foremost Clubs in the County.
There have been various County players associated with the Club over the years and, most recently, James Whitaker, a junior with the Club, captained Leicestershire to two County Championships and played one Test against Australia in the successful 1987 tour down under, when the Ashes were won. James was appointed Chairman of Sectors for the England Test team from January 2014.
We are ECB Clubmark accredited and play in the Aire-Wharfe Senior Cricket League having joined in 1936 as founder members. Our junior teams play in the Upper Airedale Junior Cricket League, and we also have Skipton Kashmir that compete in the West Riding Sunday Cricket Council.
We have a very strong youth set up at present running teams from under 9s to under 17s, where we will be supported by 5 ECB Level 2 coaches in 2015.
We are always looking for new members and players and welcome anyone who is interested in their cricket!