Scarborough Cricket Club was founded in 1849 when the first cricket matches were played on Castle Hill; the ground today at North Marine Road, is second only in capacity cricket to the Test Match venues.
The Club runs seven teams, Under 11’s, under 13's and 2 Under 15’s in the Derwent Valley Junior League, the 3rd XI in the Beckett League, the 2nd XI in the York and District Senior League and the 1st XI in the Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
When Scarborough are playing at home the Pavilion bar will be open at 12.30 for members and public alike; afternoon teas will be served. So come along, watch some cricket and relax.
North Marine Road hosts Yorkshire County Cricket Club for a number of four day and one day matches (including the Scarborough Cricket Festival now in the 126th year, running from 27th to 31st August 2012). In 2012 we entertain Yorkshire v Leicester (2nd to 5th May); Yorkshire v Gloucestershire (28th to 31st August) with a 40 over game against Warwickshire on 27th August. Yorkshire play Nottinghamshire in a twenty/twenty on 24th June.
Scarborough Cricket Club welcomes new cricket players of all ages. Our Club Cricket Manager David Byas (Yorkshire Captain 1996-2001) oversees all coaching and cricket development.
We aim to be a friendly club - the club of choice for all players who wish to reach their full potential.
There are several qualified coaches including Mark Welford who oversees the Juniors. Various Cricket Coaching Schemes include the Bill Foord Scheme for development of selected players.
|1849||Club founded based at Castle Hill|
|1863||Secured tenacy of North Marine Road|
|1876||Cricket Festival started soon attracted players like W.G.Grace|
|1887||Scarborough XI played MCC at Lords|
|1895||New pavilion built at a cost of £2,150
Club applied to Yorkshire CCC for a county match to be played at Scarborough
|1896||First county match played... Yorkshire vs Leicestershire|
|1914||War... festival abandoned|
|1926||Festival Jubilee. Banquet at Grand Hotel|
|1939||War... festival cancelled|
|1945||Australian Cec Pepper joins W.G.Grace as one of only three to hit a ball over the boarding houses into Trafalgar Square... also the last to achieve this|
|1972||Scarborough Club wins National Knockout at Lords and goes on to win it 5 times in total... the only club in the country to achieve this many wins|
|1999||Club celebrates 150 years and 113th Festival.|
Ground Improvements 2011
The Funding Agreement with Welcome to Yorkshire continued in 2011 which enabled improvements to be made. These included air conditioning in the press box, new bar shutters, the replacement of the grey seats with white in the Trafalgar Square Enclosure, safety gates at the back of the West Stand, new catering equipment, new sightscreens, nets, sheets and practice equipment, new mower, top dresser and ground equipment as well as display cabinets and lighting equipment. Grateful thanks to Welcome to Yorkshire which enabled all these purchases to be made.
The most significant improvements however came with Tesco Community Project, when Tesco and its partners undertook a three month project which transformed and/or improved virtually every area of the ground. The major work was in the Pavilion which was totally gutted and then saw the creation of a new cellar area, the installation of a lift to all floors, the levelling of the Pavilion Lounge with a new bar and an additional exit to the Pavilion Enclosure, total refurbishment and redecoration, new carpets, curtains, tables and chairs throughout and the refurbishment of the toilets.
The Lean-to bar area was refitted, a new shop was built for major match days and the adjacent toilet block was demolished and rebuilt. The Tea Room returned to one large unit, redecorated and refurbished along with the creation of a new balcony area with tables and chairs. New bench seating was fitted on the Popular Bank and the best of the old wood used in the West Stand. All toilet blocks had varying amounts of work done in them. Both scoreboards have new fascia. The traditional railings were restored in the Pavilion enclosure.
See Also: Ground Development
The Committee extends congratulations to all teams and individuals who received awards for their performances during the season.
|Under 15’s A Junior Eleven||Derwent Valley Junior Cup|
|Under 15’s A Junior Eleven||Frank Calvert Memorial Trophy|
|Andrew Simpson||Brian Johnston Trophy
(Players Player of the Season)
|Piet Rinke||Duncan Slack Memorial Trophy
(Best Bowling Analysis)
|Theo Smith||J.W. Hardcastle Trophy
(Most promising young senior player)
|John Green||North Yorkshire Law Trophy
(Clubman of the year)
|Finlay Morris||Bill Neilson Trophy
(Most promising first year Bill Foord Scheme participant)
|Finlay Morris||Tony Hadfield Award|
|Andrew Simpson||First Eleven Batting Award|
|Piet Rinke||First Eleven Bowling Award|
|Sam Hills||Second Eleven Batting Award|
|Nick Sumpton||Second Eleven Bowling Award|
|Alex Renwick||Third Eleven Batting Award|
|Chris. Hunter||Third Eleven Bowling Award|
|Callum Ferrie||Junior Eleven Under 15’s ‘A’ Batting Award|
|Jordan Welford||Junior Eleven Under 15’s ‘A’ Batting Award|
|Tom Bussey||Junior Eleven Under 15’s ‘B’ Batting Award|
|Tom Bussey||Junior Eleven Under 15’s ‘B’ Bowling Award|
|Jonathan Read||Junior Eleven Under 13’s Batting Award|
|Billy Garrity||Junior Eleven Under 13’s Bowling Award|
|David Snowball||Junior Eleven Under 11’s Batting Award|
|Kebin Kebain||Junior Eleven Under 11’s Bowling Award|
Scarborough’s Adam Lyth continued with the Yorkshire First Eleven but did not emulate the success of 2010. He scored 553 runs at an average of 26.33 with a highest score of 74 which was one of his six fifties.