Hallam Cricket Club has a rich history with the first recorded game in 1804. Sandygate is arguably the oldest cricket club ground in Yorkshire. The ground is shared with Hallam Football Club (for whom Sandygate is the oldest club football ground in the world).
Over the last ten years, the club 1 st XI has been consistently in the top five clubs in the top division of the SYSCL we finished last season as run away champions and were promoted to YSPL. The 2nd team were promoted from SYSCL Div 1 into the Championship. Our 3 rd XI were promoted to Division 1 of the YDCL, and our 4 th and 5 th XI’s were also both promoted in the YDCL.Hallams U15 team won the Yorkshire championship and ultimately came third in the ECB National Knockout finals at Rugby School. The 1 st XI won the SYSCL T20 title for the 3 rd time in four years and in 2014 our T20 team reached the national quarter-finals, which was staged at Sandygate. At the annual league awards dinner Hallam received the SYSCL fair play award for the eighth year out of the last nine, we are as proud of this achievement as we are of any of our promotions.
Sandygate has been the home of Hallam CC since 1804, our current Pavilion is almost 50 years old and not fit for purpose, the tea room in very small and the changing rooms are less than half the size of the current ECB recommended minimum size. Hallam are a hugely successful club on the field, playing to the highest standards possible in the county. We are a hugely successful club off the field with 320 members providing quality training and cricket opportunities, where we fall very short is the changing and social facility with are not suitable for a club with our capabilities.
However whilst our teams and our club is exceptional and our playing surfaces perform to a high standard our changing and social facilities remain poor, as a beacon of cricketing excellence in the area we are let down by the off field facilities we provide.
Our current pavilion does not provide reasonable changing facilities or an enjoyable environment to watch cricket. Providing better facilities will help us continue to grow continue to encourage more people into cricket and encourage more people to stay in the game.