Cumbria County Cricket Club

Cumbria County Cricket Club (formerly Cumberland County Cricket Club) is one of twenty minor county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. Originally, it represented the historic counties of Cumberland and Westmorland. It now represents the ceremonial county of Cumbria, as defined by the Lieutenancies Act 1997. Cumbria was first created in 1974 as an administrative county by combining the traditional counties of Cumberland and Westmorland along with Furness (formerly a district in Lancashire) and a small part of north-west Yorkshire.

Cumbria County Cricket Club
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Team information
Founded1948
Home groundEdenside Ground
History
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Official websiteCumbria County Cricket Club
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The team is currently a member of the National Counties Cricket Championship Eastern Division and plays in the NCCA Knockout Trophy. Cumbria played List A matches occasionally from 1984 until 2004 but is not classified as a List A team per se.[1]

The club is based at the Edenside Ground, Carlisle and also plays matches around Cumbria at various places including Workington, Penrith, Netherfield Cricket Club Ground in Kendal and Barrow-in-Furness. Carlisle, Workington and Penrith are all in the traditional county of Cumberland; Kendal is in the traditional county of Westmorland; and Barrow is traditionally in the Furness district of Lancashire.

HonoursEdit

  • Minor Counties Championship (3) - 1986, 1999; 2015 shared (0) -
  • MCCA Knockout Trophy (2) - 1989, 2012

HistoryEdit

Cricket probably reached Cumberland and Westmorland during the 18th century. The earliest references to cricket in the region are in 1827 (Westmorland) and 1828 (Cumberland).[2] According to Rowland Bowen's research, there was reportedly an informal county club in Westmorland about 1835.[2] It is known that a county organisation was established on 2 January 1884.[3]

The club formed on 10 April 1948 and has been renamed twice:

  • Cumberland and Westmorland County Cricket Club
  • Cumberland County Cricket Club: when it was admitted to the Minor Counties Championship for the 1955 season. As Cumberland it won the MCCA Knockout Trophy once in 1989 and the Minor Counties Championship three times, in 1986, 1999 and 2015
  • Cumbria County Cricket Club: from 1 January 2021.

Notable playersEdit

The following Cumberland cricketers also made an impact on the first-class game:

GroundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List A events played by Cumberland". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b Bowen, p. 270.
  3. ^ Bowen, p. 290.

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