Chesterfield Cricket Club

Summary

Chesterfield Cricket Club is an English amateur cricket club, based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire[1] and is a member of the Derbyshire County Cricket League.[2]

Chesterfield Cricket Club
The Pavilion
Chesterfield Cricket Club pavilion
Team information
Home groundQueen's Park, Chesterfield
History
DCCL ECB Premier Division wins1
M&DCL Section 1 wins1
Official websiteChesterfield Cricket Club

GroundEdit

Chesterfield's main ground, Queen's Park, includes a pavilion, 3 artificial and 2 grass net facilities.[3] Queen's Park has a proud history of annually hoasting 1st Class recreation matches between 1898 - 1998.[4] On the 26 June 1948, Queen's Park hosted a County Championship match between Derbyshire and Yorkshire with a record 14,000 spectators packed into the ground.[5] Today, Chesterfield Cricket Club's 1st and 2nd XI teams use the Queen's Park pitch, rated by the Derbyshire County Cricket League as a Grade A+ ground, and the club's 3rd XI team use a pitch south of Chesterfield on Deer Park, Wingerworth, rated as a Grade B ground.[6]

HistoryEdit

The origins of Chesterfield Cricket Club go back to the 19th century[7] with the New Recreation Ground on Saltergate listed as their home ground. A 3-day match was recorded at the ground between Chesterfield and the 'All England Eleven' in 1869.[8] By 1894, the club was granted permission to move to Queen's Park[9] and a record shows Chesterfield playing in the Derbyshire Cricket League against Creswell Colliery, on 28 April 1900.[10] After the Second World War, Chesterfield became league champions six times between the year 1947 and 1957. Riding on their success, Chesterfield moved from the Derbyshire League and joined the Bassetlaw & District Cricket League in 1958[9] before returning to Derbyshire in the Derbyshire Premier League in 1999.[2] The following year, the league became an ECB accredited league, where Chesterfield became League Champions in 2008.[7] In 2011, the club joined the Mansfield and District Cricket League with a Sunday 1st XI team, and became Section (Division) 1 Champions in 2021.[11]

The club have three senior teams that compete on Saturdays in the Derbyshire County Cricket League,[2] a Sunday XI in the Mansfield and District Cricket League[12] and an established junior training section that play competitive cricket in the North Derbyshire Youth Cricket League.[13]

Club PerformanceEdit

The Derbyshire County Cricket League competition results showing the club's positions in the league (by Division) since 1999.[7][14]

Key
Gold Champions
Red Relegated
Grey League Suspended
cont...
P ECB Premier League
1 Division 1
2 Division 2
3 Division 3, etc.
Derbyshire County Cricket League
Team 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
1st XI P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P
2nd XI 3B 3B 3B 3C 3N 3N 3N 2N 2N 2N 4N 3 4N 4N 4N 4N 4N 4N 4N 4N 3N 3NN 3N
3rd XI 7N 7N 7N 7N 6N 8N 9N

The Mansfield and District Cricket League Sunday League competition results showing the club's position (by Division) since 2011.[12]

Mansfield & District Cricket League
Team 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Sunday 1st XI 6 6 6 5 5 4 3N 2N 1 1

Club HonoursEdit

League Championships
Year League Division
2008 Derbyshire County Cricket League Premier
2018 Division 4N
2021 Mansfield & District Cricket League Section 1
1958 Bassetlaw & District Cricket League Division 1C
1959 Division 1B
1965 Division 2D
1968 Division 2A
1992 Division 2B
1957 Derbyshire Cricket League Division 1
195?
195?
195?
1948
1896
Cup wins
Year Cup
2014 ECB National Club Cricket Championship
Group Champions
1996
1983
2012 DCCL Premier T20 Finals Day
1983 Derbyshire Building Society Cup
1982
1981
1977
1996 Harry Tomlins Trophy
1995
1981
1980
1978

Notable playersEdit

Some notable players that have represented club and country included:

Chesterfield CC on filmEdit

  • Chesterfield CC Memories recorded by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation 4/12/2018 #1
  • Chesterfield CC Memories recorded by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation 4/12/2018 #2
  • Chesterfield CC Memories recorded by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation 4/12/2018 #3
  • Chesterfield CC Memories recorded by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation 4/12/2018 #4
  • Geoff Miller talks about his formative years in cricket. Recorded by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation 6/2/2018
  • East Midlands Today: Derbyshire take on Nottinghamshire in a county cricket match at Chesterfield 20/9/2007

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chesterfield CC Homepage". chesterfield.play-cricket.com. Chesterfield Cricket Club. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Derbyshire County Cricket League". derbyscountylge.play-cricket.com. Derbyshire County Cricket League. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Chesterfield CC About Us: Playing Facilities". chesterfield.play-cricket.com. Chesterfield Cricket Club. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Together, We Are All Derbyshire: Grounds feature". cricket.derbyshireccc.com. Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  5. ^ Shawcroft, John (1989). "Chapter 11 Last of the vintage wine". In Arnold, Peter; Wynne-Thomas, Peter (eds.). The History of Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Christopher Helm Ltd. pp. 148 & 149. ISBN 0-7470-3022-7.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  6. ^ "Derbyshire County Cricket League 2021 League Handbook". derbyscountylge.play-cricket.com. Derbyshire County Cricket League. p. 82. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Derbyshire Marston's Pedigree County Cricket League Centenary Yearbook. Derbyshire: Derbyshire County Cricket League. 2019. p. 93.
  8. ^ "Chesterfield v All England Eleven (1869)". cricketarchive.com. Cricket Archive, London. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Chesterfield Cricket Club". www.chesterfield.gov.uk. Chesterfield Borough Council. 30 April 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Derbyshire Cricket League (1900)". cricketarchive.com. Cricket Archive, London. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  11. ^ "M&DCL Section 1 (2021) Results". manssunlge.play-cricket.com. Mansfield & District Cricket League. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Mansfield & District Cricket League". manssunlge.play-cricket.com. Mansfield & District Cricket League. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  13. ^ "North Derbyshire Youth Cricket League". northderbyshireycl.play-cricket.com. North Derbyshire Youth Cricket League. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  14. ^ "DCCL Competition results". derbyscountylge.play-cricket.com. Retrieved 19 December 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Friends of Queen's Park, Chesterfield
  • History of Chesterfield Cricket Club