Chorley Cricket Club
Chorley Cricket Club is an English cricket club based in Chorley, Lancashire, playing their home matches at Windsor Road. The club's first and second teams compete in the ECB Northern Premier Cricket League, while their thirds take part in the more locally based Palace Shield.
The club gained prominence nationally in the 1990s when Chorley 1st team reached the final of the Abbot Ale ECB National Club Cricket Championship at Lords in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Chorley won the trophy beating Ealing in '94 and Clifton Flax Broughton in '95 whilst losing to Walsall in the '96 final. The unbeaten run of 26 matches in the competition until the '96 final is probably unique.
Significant professionals who have played at Chorley include; Jo Angel (Western Australia & Australia), Josh Marquet (Tasmania), Chris Hartley (Queensland Bulls & Australia A), Friedel de Wet (Lions & South Africa), Tom Smith (Lancashire County Cricket Club) in 2011 the professional is Gaurav Dhar, who came through the junior ranks at the club, and represented Lancashire County Cricket Club from u13 level. Dhar was academy contracted to the Red Rose County playing 2nd XI cricket alongside Chorley team mate Tom Smith before moving to the MCC staff in 2008. He has also represented Essex, Durham and Kent CCC.
Honours for Chorley Cricket Club include; League Champions: 1971 & 1980 Slater Cup Winners: 1967 & 2000 Matthew Brown Trophy Winners: 1981 Martini Rossi Trophy Winners: 1982 & 1983 Slalom Lager Trophy Winners: 1991 Vaux Bitter Cup Winners: 1995 2nd Division Champions: 1954 Latus Trophy Winners: 1989 Blackledge Trophy Winners: 1991 Lancashire Cup Winners: 1992 Abbot Ale ECB Cup National Club Championship: - Champions: 1994 & 1995 - Runners-up: 1996
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