Barnt Green Cricket Club

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Barnt Green Cricket Club is an amateur cricket club in Barnt Green, near Bromsgrove in North Worcestershire. Their 1st and 2nd XIs currently play in the Birmingham and District Premier League Premier Division. The 3rd and 4th XIs play in the Worcestershire County Cricket League. They were the last club to be invited into the Old Birmingham League set-up before the pyramid system was introduced, replacing Mitchells and Butlers Cricket Club, and won the Division 1 title in their first season, in 1995. They also won the Division 1 title in 1997, and the Premier Division title (after the introduction of the pyramid system in 1999) in 2005 and 2011. They were runners-up in the National Knockout Cup in 2002 and 2005. They play their home games at Cherry Hill Road, Barnt Green, which is also used by Worcestershire County Cricket Club 2nd XI. Former internationals who have played for the club include Grant Flower, Richard Illingworth and Gus Mackay. Current players include Darren Cullen, the only man ever to have played on every ground in the league at least three times and be able to recite countless tales from a number of 'last-ball' thrillers.

In 2016 the boys U15 team appeared in the ECB National Club championships final. They were successful in beating St Cross Symondians CC by 107 runs to clinch the trophy for the first time in the clubs history.