Cheshire County Cricket Club
is one of the county clubs which make up the Minor Counties
in the English
structure, representing the historic county
and playing in the Minor Counties Championship
and the MCCA Knockout Trophy
The club is based at Cheadle and plays matches around the county at Boughton Hall in Chester, Nantwich, New Brighton, Grappenhall and Alderley Edge.
The Minor Counties play three-day matches at a level below that of the first-class game. At present, Cheshire competes in the Western Division of the Minor Counties Championship.
- Minor Counties Championship (4) - 1967, 1985, 1988, 2007; shared (2) - 2001, 2005
- MCCA Knockout Trophy (3) - 1983, 1987, 1996
Cricket may not have reached Cheshire until the 18th century. The earliest reference to the game being played there is in 1781 .
Origin of club
According to Wisden
there was a county organisation as early as 1819. The present club was founded on 29 September 1908
and entered the Minor Counties Championship for the first time the following year, 1909 .
Cheshire has won the Minor Counties Championship four times, and twice shared the title. It won the title outright in 1967, 1985, 1988 and 2007. It shared the accolade in 2001 with Lincolnshire
and in 2005 with Suffolk
Cheshire has won the MCCA Knockout Trophy three times since its inception in 1983. It won in 1983, 1987 and 1996.
The following Cheshire cricketers also made an impact on the first-class