Suffolk County Cricket Club

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Suffolk 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 Suffolk.

The Minor Counties play three-day matches at a level below that of the first-class game. At present, Suffolk competes in the Eastern Division of the Minor Counties Championship and in the MCCA Knockout Trophy.

Home grounds[edit]

Former grounds[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Minor Counties Championship (3) - 1946, 1977, 1979; shared (1) - 2005[1]
  • MCCA Knockout Trophy (1) - 2007[1]

Earliest cricket[edit]

For information about Suffolk county teams before the formation of Suffolk County Cricket Club, see Suffolk county cricket teams.

Cricket had probably reached Suffolk by the end of the 17th century. The earliest known reference to cricket in Suffolk was in 1743.[2]

The first county match was Norfolk v Suffolk at Bury St Edmunds Race Course on Thursday 23 August 1764, which was won by Norfolk. This was reported in the Gazetteer & London Daily Advertiser on Tuesday 28 August.[3] More games against Norfolk followed.

Origin of club[edit]

A county organisation was formed on 27 July 1864 and a county side took part in the Minor Counties Championship from 1904 to 1914, with no great success. The present Suffolk CCC was founded in August 1932 and rejoined the Minor Counties Championship in 1934.

Club history[edit]

Suffolk has won the Minor Counties Championship four times, one of them shared. It won outright in 1946, 1977 and 1979. Its most recent success was a shared title with Cheshire in 2005.

SCCC played their first game at Lord's on (bank holiday) Monday, 27 August 2007 in the Minor Counties Knock-out Final, winning the trophy for the first time.

Famous players[edit]

The following Suffolk cricketers also made an impact on the first-class game:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Counties Roll of Honour". www.ecb.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  2. ^ Bowen, p.263
  3. ^ Buckley, p.43

External sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
  • G B Buckley, Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket, Cotterell, 1935
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827-1840), Lillywhite, 1862
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 3 (1841-1848), Lillywhite, 1862