Ticknall Cricket Club is likely to have been in existence for well over 120 years and 2021 marks the 100th season that the club will have been playing cricket on The Grange, it's current home.
The club has enjoyed league cricket since 1972 and played in a number of local leagues until joining the Derbyshire County Cricket League in 1992, where it still plays. Previously a Ticknall Village Sunday team played regularly while Junior Cricket was started at Ticknall over 25 years ago.
As well as serving as the venue for the Ticknall Village team for many years, the cricket club has always enjoyed close relationships within the local community. It has hosted Summer fetes, Big Band concerts, beer festivals as well as supporting Lords Taverners charity games in the past. To this day, the cricket club has strong links with the Harpur-Crewe estate, and both the District and Parish Councils.
Ticknall Cricket Club thrives as a local village club but one that also 'punches above it's weight' running 3 senior league teams, 9 junior teams from U9 to U19 and has more girls playing cricket than ever before.
The 1st team play in the Premier Division of the Derbyshire County Cricket League and won the title in 2018, as well as winning the Premier Cup.
The club is well known for its quality coaching and development programmes and regularly has a significant number of players on both the boys and girls Player Pathways of both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Our vision and project
Ticknall CC aims "To become and remain the best Player Development Club in Derbyshire" and to do this we know that our training facilities need to be upgraded and improved.
Our facilities are well used all year round and provide an excellent training environment for our members and other local cricket stakeholders.
By upgrading and refurbishing our nets, we will be able to continue to provide and maintain training provision at all times to meet the local need and demand. This will truly help to make the facility an 'all weather' option again.
Whether it be club training sessions, 1-1s or juniors using the facility with their Mums and Dads, significantly upgrading our facility will make this possible and safe.
The impact of COVID-19 has been significant at Ticknall CC as it has in many, many places. Whilst the club managed to fulfil all of it's fixtures and responsibilities in a shortened 2020 season, our income was reduced drastically from previous seasons - sponsorship was around 70% down on 2019, our playing members subscriptions were also reduced by 50% for juniors and waived for all seniors and our bar takings were also down by around 80% from the previous season. All of this means we are asking for your help and contributions to fund our Net Upgrade and Refurbishment Project. Thank you.