Welcome to the Official site of Cumberland County Cricket Club.
The present Club was formed in 1948 and entered the Minor Counties Championship in 1955.
In the 2015 season the County won the Unicorns Championship for the third time in its history after beating Oxfordshire by ten wickets in the final at Carlisle CC.
Home games were staged at Kendal and Cockermouth in the Trophy and at Netherfield, Sedbergh School and Carlisle in the Championship.
The County also again ran a Development XI in conjunction with Cumbria Cricket Limited. The team played six games and shared the Shrewsbury Festival title with hosts Shropshire after recording two wins in three games.
Gary Pratt again captained Cumberland in 2015 and became the highest century-maker in the County's history during the season. Toby Bulcock set a new County record with 49 Championship wickets and Chris Williams recorded County best bowling figures of 8/47 against Cambs.
The squad included several players who have emerged through the Development Team including player-coach Chris Hodgson, who has joined the County Committee alongside Bulcock, Michael Slack, Sam Dutton and Ryan Carruthers.
The County Yearbook 2016 edition has been distributed to paid-up members in March 2016 and has been well received.
Gary Pratt will again captain the team in 2016 with Christopher Hodgson as player-coach.
In 2016 the County will stage Trophy games at Furness and Penrith and Championship games at Carlisle, Netherfield and Sedbergh School. We are grateful to all those clubs and organisations for their support.
Newcomers to the 2016 squad include Eddy Read, a former CCCC junior who took over 70 wickets in Morecambe's NPCL title winning season in 2015. Will Purser, ex Staffs, and Matthew Walker, Lancashire Lge Young Player of the Year in 2015 also join the squad.
The County welcomes members and supporters old and new and thanks all sponsors and advertisers for their support. New members are always welcome and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the Treasurer.
Copies of the club history, published in 2011 are still available from the Treasurer.
A video of the CCCC preseason weekend for 2016 can be found here:
A video of the 2014 preseason weekend can be found here:
The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme 'Clubmark' to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure.
Cricket clubs can play a key role in the successful delivery of Building Partnerships – cricket's strategic plan for 2006-2009 - by supporting the delivery and implementation of the following programmes:
The ECB Clubmark and community cricket clubs play a central role in all of these programmes and Clubmark will provide the standards that clubs involved in these programmes will aspire to.
In addition, it is expected that clubs who achieve the ECB Clubmark will be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and commitment to club cricket in England and Wales.
By registering to work towards ECB Clubmark, clubs join a growing number of cricket clubs across England and Wales that are prioritising junior development, creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
County Cricket Development Managers can help clubs through the process of achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
ECB Clubmark gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes are:
For more information see www.ecb.co.uk/clubmark