Todmorden Cricket Club

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Todmorden
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Centre Vale
League: Lancashire League
Captain: Andrew Sutcliffe[1]
Founded: 1837[2]
Home ground: Centre Vale
Lancashire League wins: 5
Worsley Cup wins: 8
Ron Singleton Colne Trophy wins: 1
2nd XI League wins: 6
Lancashire Telegraph Cup wins: 1
Notable players: Peter Lever

Todmorden Cricket Club is a cricket club in the Lancashire League, which plays its home games at Centre Vale in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Until the administrative border was changed in 1974, the historic boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire ran through the centre of the ground.

History[edit]

The club has won the Lancashire League on five occasions and won the Worsley Cup eight times.[3]

2011 season[edit]

For the 2011 season, captain was Simon Newbitt, and its professional was Qaiser Abbas.[4]

Current players[edit]

In the 2017 season, the club professional is the South African Kelly Smuts.[5]

Former players[edit]

Professionals[edit]

Todmorden has employed one or two professionals each season since at least 1897.[6] England players who have played professionally for the club include Fred Root,[7] Brian Close,[8] Frank Tyson[9] and Paul Allott.[10]

A number of other internationals have been employed by Todmorden including Ashton Turner, Jim Burke and Matt Nicholson (Australia);[11][12][13] Mohsin Khan, Aftab Baloch, Qaiser Abbas and Bilawal Bhatti (Pakistan);[14][15][16][17] Fanie de Villiers, Morné van Wyk, Francois du Plessis, Gulam Bodi and David Wiese (South Africa);[18][19][20][21][22] Ravi Ratnayeke and Chinthaka Jayasinghe (Sri Lanka);[23][24] Brendan Nash and Vasbert Drakes (West Indies);[25][26] and Gyanendra Pandey (India).[27]

Amateurs[edit]

Former Todmorden amateur players include Harold Dawson,[28] Dick Horsfall and Derek Shackleton.[6] Television weatherman John Kettley played for Todmorden Second and Third Eleven, he was once selected for the First Eleven.[29]

Honours[edit]

  • 1st League Winners - 5 - 1927, 1933, 1938, 1954, 1957
  • Worsley Cup Winners - 8 - 1935, 1937, 1938, 1954, 1962, 1963, 1982, 2000
  • Ron Singleton Colne Trophy - 1 - 2009
  • 2nd XI League Winners - 6 - 1897, 1899, 1902, 1908, 1920, 2016
  • 2nd XI (Lancashire Telegraph) Cup Winners - 1 - 1980

Records[edit]

In April 2017, South African professional Kelly Smuts made the highest total in the history of the Lancashire League for Todmorden, scoring 211; a record previously held by future Australia Captain Michael Clarke with 200 for Ramsbottom in 2002.[30][31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Todmorden Cricket Club - 1st XI". todmordencc.leaguerepublic. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Todmorden Cricket Club - about us". todmordencc.leaguerepublic. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  3. ^ League records at lancashireleague.com
  4. ^ Todmorden CC at lancashireleague.com
  5. ^ "Welcome, Kelly". Todmorden CC. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  6. ^ a b [1] at lancashireleague.com
  7. ^ "Fred Root". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Brian Close". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Frank Tyson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Paul Allott". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ashton Turner". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "Jim Burke". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "Matt Nicholson". Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "Mohsin Khan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "Aftab Baloch". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "Qaiser Abbas". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Bilawal Bhatti". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "Fanie de Villiers". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  19. ^ "Morne van Wyk". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "Francois du Plessis". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  21. ^ "Gulam Bodi". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  22. ^ "David Wiese". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  23. ^ "Ravi Ratnayeke". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  24. ^ "Chinthaka Jayasinghe". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  25. ^ "Vasbert Drakes". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  26. ^ "Brendan Nash". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  27. ^ "Gyanendra Pandey". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  28. ^ "Harold Dawson". CricInfo. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  29. ^ "Famous Fan: John Kettley". BBC Sport. 10 July 2000. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  30. ^ "Lancashire League: Michael Clarke's record broken by Kelly Smuts". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  31. ^ Collomosse, Andrew (28 May 2002). "League Cricket: Clarke hits first double century". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°43′01.3″N 2°06′03.2″W / 53.717028°N 2.100889°W / 53.717028; -2.100889