About Our Club
Since 1858, over150 years, Marske Cricket Club has served and been about the local community. We're trying really hard to develop our facilities, as we strive to attract more local community members to our club.
Marske CC has been a member of the prestigious NYSD Premier League since joining the top level ‘A’ Division in 1970.At our picturesque Windy Hill Lane ground, we have welcomed players and families to our club and continue to provide cricket for everyone, all ages, men & women, boys & girls..
- First XI
- Second XI
- Third XI
- ECB All Stars & Dynamos (5yrs - 11yrs)
We take great pride in striving to be a family orientated club and there is always a warm and friendly atmosphere awaiting our guests! Over the years many people from the local community and beyond, have entered the ground through the iconic and much loved gate (pictured below) to experience the warmth of the Markse CC family.
How Covid-19 Affected Us
Covid-19 decimated many businesses and sporting clubs up and down the country. Sadly, we were no different at the club. 2020 was identified in our strategic plan as the year when we would achieve our goal of making improvements to our playing and social facilities. Government regulations of course meant that our clubhouse & bar had to close. Our only source of income. No more functions or parties no more bar sales. Therefore, we are now fundraising to ensure our financial security and protect our standing in the local community.
Our Club in The Community
As well as providing cricket opportunities to our playing members, the cricket club is a local hub to the village. Our facilities are used for private social functions, weddings, christenings, funerals etc and we host community-based groups who use our facilities for various reasons. For many people Marske Cricket Club is the backbone of many peoples sporting and social lives. We are proud of our charity work in supporting Macmillan Cancer Trust and we offer our facilities to community groups on a weekly basis such as Weight Watchers!
How Will Your Contribution Help?
We have three major goals:
- Provide Coaching Equipment For Junior Section
- Repair & Overhaul Ground Equipment
- Improve Ground Seating & Viewing Area
Provide Coaching Equipment For Junior Section
In recent years, our fantastic volunteer coaches have strived to develop our Junior section. Many clubs have recognised the demise of numbers in participation across all levels of the game and we strongly believe the strong future of our club depends on the strength of our vibrant junior section.
In 2021 Marske CC will again host the ECB endorsed All Stars Cricket program (boys & girls 5yrs – 8yrs) & the brand-new ECB Dynamos (boys & girls aged 8yrs – 11yrs) within our current coaching schedule. We currently offer weekly coaching sessions for our junior members, led by qualified coaches, as we continue to strive to secure our long-term future.
- New netting around practice nets
- Replenish current coaching equipment stock levels
- Purchase new equipment specifically for our entry level junior me,
In developing our relationship with the Yorkshire Cricket Board we are constantly trying to improve relationships with local schools within our catchment area and indeed offer our ground for school festival days as required.
Repair & Overhaul Ground Equipment
Current NYSD rules dictate that we offer two sightscreens for our competitive cricket fixtures. We currently adhere to this rule, however our screens are in URGENT need of costly maintenance. Furthermore, we are fortunate enough to host professional cricket each year at Windy Hill Lane which creates much interest in our village and the surrounding areas which is used as a much need catalyst to attract current and new sponsors, but more importantly new members.
Improve Ground Seating & Viewing Area
Marske CC is very much at the heart of the community. Throughout weekday evenings and weekends many visitors to our club from the local community utilise our outdoor viewing areas, which over the years have become worn and in need of attention. To ensure we can continue to capture outside community groups and visitors, we are desperate to improve the quality of the experience we can offer to members and guests. Such maintenance is usually completed by our fantastic volunteers however more immediate specific attention is now required.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our page and read our story. Any donation that you make today will be gratefully received and know that your contribution will go a long way to a having a positive effect on many (mostly young) lives.
From Everyone at Marske CC