YMPC Cricket Club

YMPC Cricket Club is a cricket club in Barbados. The club plays in the Barbados Cricket Association Division 1 championship. The club is part of the Young Men's Progressive Club of Barbados; established in 1935 for "lower middle income whites and near whites for whom there was no space in Pickwick and Wanderers [cricket clubs]".[1] Changes in Barbadian society meant that from the 1960s onwards, the membership of YMPC gradually came to reflect the general Barbadian population.[2] YMPC's home ground is at Beckles Road, Saint Michael.[3] The club motto is mens sana in corpore sano.

YMPC won the 2006 Division 1 championship—the club's third—only eight years after a mass exodus of leading players threatened the future of the club.[4] The club's previous championship was shared with Empire Cricket Club in 1991.[5]

Notable players include West Indies Test cricketers:


  1. ^ Sandiford, p. 20.
  2. ^ Sandiford, p. 22.
  3. ^ "Narrow win for YMPC". The Nation. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. The most exciting finish of the day came at Beckles Road where host YMPC ...
  4. ^ a b c Gill, Haydn (27 September 2006). "YMPC high!". The Nation. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ Gill, Haydn (25 September 2006). "Let's hear it for YMPC!". The Nation. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  6. ^ a b Holder, Keith (13 May 2010). "BCUA umpire and former BCA Division 1 batsman Anthony Pollard to be buried on Friday". Barbados Cricket Association. Retrieved 4 July 2011.


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