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CRICKET COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN WANTED!

Scarborough Cricket Club wishes to continue to develop its coaching and management resource through the appointment of a Cricket Chairman (chairperson) who will be involved in all areas of the club’s cricket operations. This person will need to build upon the foundations that are in place and continue to grow and improve cricket at the club. The successful candidate will need to manage the link between the junior and senior sections, ensuring junior players are being developed and integrated into senior cricket. As a focal point of the club, applicants need to have good social and organisational skills. 

The Cricket Chairman (chairperson) will have access to some administrative support and be accountable to the Club Chairman.

This is a voluntary role.

For further details or an informal chat please contact Rob Richtering 07876 525748 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Historical Landmarks

Date Historical Landmark
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

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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  in the 128th year in 2014. 

Scarborough Cricket Club welcomes new cricket players of all ages. Our Club Cricket Manager Neil Elvidge  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.

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