Herefordshire County Cricket Club

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Herefordshire County Cricket Club is one of the county clubs which make up the Minor Counties in the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Herefordshire and playing in the Minor Counties Championship and the MCCA Knockout Trophy.

The club plays matches around the county at Brockhampton CC, Colwall CC, and Eastnor CC. Matches were also played at Kington CC, Luctonians CC in Kingsland near Leominster, and Dales CC in Leominster in the past.

The Minor Counties play three-day matches at a level below that of the first-class game. At present, Herefordshire competes in the Western Division of the Minor Counties Championship.

Honours[edit]

  • Minor Counties Championship (0) - ; shared (1) - 2002
  • MCCA Knockout Trophy (1) - 2000

Earliest cricket[edit]

Cricket probably reached Herefordshire in the 18th century, though possibly earlier. The earliest reference to cricket in the county is dated 1823.

Origin of club[edit]

A county club was founded in 1836 but no longer exists. The present county club was formed in 1992, with it joining the Minor Counties Championship in the same year as a replacement for Durham who had been elevated to the County Championship at the end of the previous season.

Club history[edit]

Herefordshire has won the Minor Counties Championship once, sharing the title with Norfolk in 2002. The county only joined the competition in 1992, replacing Durham, who were promoted to first-class status in the same year.

Herefordshire has won the MCCA Knockout Trophy once since its inception in 1983. It won it in 2000.

Famous players[edit]

See List of Herefordshire CCC players and Category:Herefordshire cricketers

The following Herefordshire born or Herefordshire CCC cricketers made an impact on the first-class game:

England players born in Herefordshire:

England players that played for Herefordshire CCC

First-class players

References[edit]

External sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
  • E W Swanton (editor), Barclays World of Cricket, Guild, 1986