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Welcome to Ticknall CC

Ticknall Cricket Club was formed around the turn of the 20th Century and was originally called Tichenhalle Cricket Club. This derives from the original medieval name for the village of Ticknall.

The earliest evidence of the club’s existence comes from a photograph, which we have on display in the pavilion taken of the Tichenhalle Village Cricket Club becoming champions of the Burton and District Cricket League in 1910, and it is from this that the club has chosen to take its date of establishment.

Originally the club played in Calke Abbey, the ancestral home of the Harpur Crewe Family. The Harpur-Crewe family was one of the largest land owners in Derbyshire with extensive estates across the county. This beautiful house built in the early 17th Century was the home of the Harpur-Crewe family for over 300 years and was passed to the National Trust by the family in 1986.

In 1922 the club moved to its present ground at The Grange. The ground was leased to the club by Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe. The club has retained a link with the Harpur-Crewe family to this day with our new pavilion named after the family. The pavilion was opened in 2001 and built with funds provided by Sport England, Ticknall Village Council, The Harpur Crewe Estate, private donations and Club Funds. Our club logo is also based on the Harpur-Crewe family crest of the Boar, Lions Paw, and Crown.

Between 1922 and the early 1970’s the club played friendly matches against local sides on Saturdays only. The terms of the lease restricted the playing of games on Sundays due to its proximity to the beautiful 16th Century village church. The church, of St George’s, which overlooks the ground helps to give the ground its unique character, and forms part of the club crest.

This stipulation was relaxed in the early 1970’s and the club subsequently joined the Derbyshire & District League, the Central Derbyshire League in 1987 and the Derbyshire County League in 1992.

Over the last 35 years or so the club has grown extensively and now comprises of 4 Senior Sides, and a number of highly successful junior sides between Under 11’s and Under 17’s. We also operate a number of Kwik-Cricket Soft ball teams which caters for players as young as 7 years of age and operate the FunDamentals programme which concentrates on LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) which caters for children of all ages.

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