This is what we've been up to this year.
NEWS
The latest Newsletter (for Easter 2019) is now available within the document library - please have a look at what is happening at the club.
Women and Girls Softball cricket comes to  Matlock CC

Matlock CC has formed a new section.

Looking to build on its reputation as a truely community based club MCC has recently formed a Ladies and Girls softball section.
   
Softball cricket is described as  maximum fun with minimum fuss. There are no pads, no hard ball, no heavy bat and no head-scratching rules. It's a game for absolutely everybody, no matter your skill level, fitness, or age.

The playing time at Festivals for this 8-a-side game is usually about two to four hours, so it never gets boring.

If you would like to become involved and have fun in the sunshine this summer contact the club through the link on the "Contact us" page of this website or simply send a message to [email protected]

                                                                                      (April 2019)

   
Pie & Pea Supper

The first social event of 2019 is to be a Pie & Pea supper, which will be held on Thursday 11th April, starting at 6:30pm. All of this years new sponsored kit for both seniors and juniors will be available for collection so please make every effort to attend. Please contact any member of the cricket club committee to confirm attendance. Prices are £5 per adult and £3 per junior.

See you there.
NatWest Cricket Force 2019

Matlock CC are again participating in Cricketforce which will be held during the week-end of 6th/7th April. With the kitchen improvements well underway, the tasks for this year will be to compliment the improvements within the tearoom and lounge area. Anyone with a spare couple of hours is more than welcome to come along and join in, in bringing the club back to life from its winter hibernation.

Painting, cleaning, general tidying and groundworks have all been identifiied, so there is something for everyone to get there teeth into to prepare the club for the coming season. Please contact any committee member to confirm availability.
                                                                                                                                               (March 2019)

All Stars is back for 2019 and open for registration.

After the success of the last two years sessions Matlock has again signed up to the ECB All Stars programme, aimed at providing youngsters (aged 5 to 8 yrs old) with an introduction to cricket.
 Matlocks sessions will take place on a Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00pm starting on Tuesday 14th May.
Anyone who would like to enroll their child on on the programme can do so now as the booking facility is now available at :-         https://allstarscricket.co.uk/matlock
THis will take you directly to the Matlock booking page and will allow you to book your place. We will look forward to seeing you there and guarantee fun packed evenings. 
                                                                                                                                              (March  2019)

WINTER NETS 2019

WInter nets for the 2019 season will start early in the new calendar year :-

 These will take place, as usual, at Highfields School Sports Hall at the Lumsdale site in Matlock :-

Kwik cricketers at 5:30pm - Sunday evenings from 13th January
Junior Hardball cricketers at 6:00pm Monday evenings from 14th January
Senior cricketers at 7:00pm Monday evening from 14th January

If you or any member of your family would like to become involved in any of these sessions, or perhaps would like to become involved with the club in a non playing capacity then please contact us through any of the options gived on the "Contact" page. You will be offered a warm welcome whether it be for playing or helping out and with planty of changes planned, both on and off the field, for the comming season it should be an exciting time down at Causeway Lane in 2019.
 Easter Holiday Cricket Camps organised by the Derbyshire Cricket Board (DCB) are now available!

This Easter the DCB are running two courses at Highfields Upper School, Lumsdale, Matlock. These are ideal for youngsters wanting to become involved in the game or who have already begun to learn the game and would like to develope further. The costs are £20 for one day or £30 for both days.

The kwik-cricket camp (Age 5-8) / 1-1s Available afterwards
Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th March (9am-3pm)

 A course aimed at developing primary cricket skills through soft ball activities and Kwik Cricket games.
Suitable for all abilities. Equipment is provided.

The Hardball camp (Age 9-12) / 1-1s Available afterwards
Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th March (9am-3pm)

A course aimed at Junior cricketers who are hardball beginners or looking at improving their Hardball game.
Children are advised to bring own hardball equipment.

To book a place on a course, please copy and paste the links below into your web browser or go to the Derbyshire Cricket Board website;

Kwik-Cricket Camp – Highfields -        http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/htqyps


Hardball Camp – Highfields -              http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/ktqyp3

NatWest Cricketforce 2018

Just a quick note to highlight that the weekend of 23rd - 25th March is designated Cricketforce weekend where we would like help in bringing the club back to life through tackling a few odd jobs - garden tidying, new path laying, kitchen clean, work to both sightscreens and covers, painting and general tidying around the ground. Even if you can only spare an hour or two on Saturday it would help in getting the club and ground ready for the coming season - hope to see you there, from 9:30 onwards on Saturday.  
All Stars is back for 2018 and open for registration.

After )the success of last years sessions Matlock has again signed up to the ECB All Stars programme, aimed at providing youngsters (aged 5 to 8 yrs old) with an introduction to cricket.
 Matlocks sessions will take place on a Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00pm starting on Tuesday 15th May.
Anyone who would like to enroll their child on on the programme can do so now as the booking facility is now available at :-         https://ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars/Course
Simply visit the website, identify Matlock CC as the host venue and then book your place. We will look forward to seeing you there and guarantee a fun packed evening
                                                                                                                                              (February 2018
Pre-season dinner/buffet (and presentastions)

The club are to hold a pre season dinner at The Gate, Tansley on Friday 16th March  to celebrate the successes of the last few months and to look forward to the seson ahead . The event will be held in the separate function room at the pub which will start at 7:00pm with food served at 7:45pm. Tickets will cost £11 for adults and £5 for U16's with no charge for those aged 10 and under.
Anyone wishing to obtain tickets can contact Ursula Poll through the "contact" page of this website.
We look forward to seeing your there.                                                                     (February 2018)

Terry Boswell

It is with deep regret that the club received the sad news Terry Boswell had passed away on New Years Eve. Terry was a former player and for many years both a  spectator and supporter of the club -  rarely missing a home game at Causeway Lane and  he will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

Details of the funeral  -  There will be a service for family & close friends only at Chesterfield Crem in the morning. A service will then be held at 3.30pm at St Helen’s Church, Darley Dale, followed by refreshments, etc., at Matlock Rugby Club..

Grant obtained for outdoor net refurbishment

  
Thanks to the hard work put in by Ian Ford, we have now been successful in obtaining a grant for the refurbishment of the two outdoor nets.
The “Better Derbyshire Dales” Fund has allocated a grant, which we will have to contribute towards.Plans are now being drawn up to have the nets fully refurbished in time for the start of the outdoor season.
With the rapidly increasing playing strength of the club, both in terms of senior and junior players, this development could not be better timed and will provide training opportunities, even if the ground is rain affected. 

Well done Ian                                                                                                                                                                             (Dec 2017)

   

DCB organise half term coaching at Highfield Sports Hall for boys and girls aged  6 to 11.

  
The DCB have arranged a weeks worth of junior coaching at Highfields School for the February half Term 2018. This is the first time they have ventured into Matlock and the course is aimed at beginners within the “Junior School” ages groups. It would be nice to have the club represented so if you have friends or family with children wanting to learn the game then this could give first timers a kick start to their cricketing career and improve the technique of players who have already started learning the game. This would compliment the clubs winter junior (Kwik) cricket coaching the details of which can be found further down the page.    

To obtain further information and to book your place please  go to the web address given below:-

http://www.dcbcricket.com/holiday-programmes/holiday-courses

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Dec 2017)
   

Winter nets  start in January 2018

It doesn't seem that long ago that we were saying goodbye to the 2017 season, but now, with the Winter nets booked for Matlock CC, eyes and minds are starting to look ahead to what should be an exciting 2018 season. With two senior teams, three junior hardball teams and the mighty Kwik cricketers and "All Stars" to back them up the club have plenty to plan ahead.

With this in mind the winter net sessions, which are all scheduled to take place in the Highfields Upper School Sports Hall, are now planned as follows:-

  • Kwik cricket commences on Sunday 7th January 2018 and runs from 5:30pm till 7:00pm
  • Junior hardball cricket commences on Monday 8th January 2018 and runs from 6:00pm till 7:00pm
  • Senior net sessions commence on Monday 8th January 2018 and run from 7:00pm till 9:00pm

A charge of £3 will have to be leved to pay for both the hall and the support coaching put in place.

Anyone wishing to join the club can contact us through the email link which can be found on the "Contact Page" - we'll get right back to you.


  

U11 hardball team win the league at the first attempt

Setting out on their first season of cricket in May of this year, the Matlock Lads were full of confidence after a winter of training, but no one expected them to go through the season undefeated. After impressive performances with both bat and ball the squad proved themselves to be capable of holding their own against teams contained players who already had a number of years cricketing experience. The success was down to an overall team effort which every player shoudl be proud of. The presentation of the league trophies will take place at the Junior Section "End of Season" bash, due to be held at the ground on 3rd September.

Well done lads.


Club helps Matlock Derwent Valley Lions Club

Although unable to help Matlock Derwent Valley Lions celebrate the centenary of Lions International on 26th August due to a league fixture on the ground, they were more than happy to contribute to The Lions fund raising efforts on the day. ​

Seen here is the cricket club's captain for the day Drew Mullaney handing over the cheque for £100 to Lions President Bill Lansdowne as the Lions mascot "Roary" gives as approving roar.

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All Stars success

Matlock CC commitment to the All Stars programme was rewarded when they recieved an unexpected announcement that they had been named the winners of the DCB All Stars Hospitality Award. The DCB announced that the club will receive a hositality package of their own which will be to a Derbyshire County T20 match against Lancashire on 25th July when 10 members of the club will be the guests of DBC. Congratulations to everyone at the club involved with hosting the All Stars programme.

Wet Wicket Beer Festival.

This years festival was a huge success with double the number of guests attending over the previous year.

Rob Lowe provided his usual mix of award winning real ales and with Pat's pie and pea supper filling a corner midway through the evening everything was set for the fun and games.

The water slide was enjoyed all evening by the children and a closely fought golfing competition was won by Kieran Mullaney. 

Thank you also to Steve Haslam for a varied and entertaining quiz.

ECB All Stars Cricket 2017​

A Fantastic start to the All Stars Cricket sessions with 30 children in attendance. These were nice numbers as they allowed the coaching staff to ensure all the children were involved in the activities and kept entertained throughout the evening.

The Matlock Meadows Ice Cream was just reward for the hard work put in by everyone - including the coaches. Well done Andrea, Ray and Steve.

Green light given by Derbyshire Dales Planning Committee​

At the Planning Meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council held at the Town Hall, Matlock on Tuesday evening of 13th December, Council Members gave unanimous support to the new sign designed to highlight the clubs presence and provide contact details for anyone wiling to play or become involved with the club.

The sign was erected for a very short while earlier this year but had to be temporarily removed until formal Planning consent was received. This came on Tuesday evening and the sign will now add to the clubs drive for attracting new members as well as allowing contact details to be permanently on display at the ground.

The sign also acknowledges the fact that the ground is now to be know as "The Maazi Cricket Area" in acknowledgement of the substantial sponsorship offered by the restaurants owner Irfan Shabir. 
AGM confirms new management committee for 2018


At the AGM held on 24th November 2017 in the Clubhouse at MatlockTown FC Sports Lounge, the following officials were appointed for the coming 2018 season.

President                                    Clary Hill
Chair                                           Roger Young
Vice-Chair                                   Peter Stapleton
Treasurer                                   Ursula Poll
Secretary                                    Ursula Poll
Child Welfare Officer               Steve Webster
Deputy CWO                             Andrea Rowan
Fixture Secretary                      Mick Lander
Head Grounds-man                 Clary Hill
Premises Manager                   Chris Silverlock
Grants Officer                           Ian Ford

1st Team Captain  
                  Ed Lander
Mid-week Captain
                   Dave Lander
2nd team Captain                    Stuart Poll


With the club now on a sound financial footing and the revived Junior section beginning to flourish the meeting was closed with the Chair, Roger Young, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and members departed looking optimistically towards nets, which start the first week in January for both juniors and seniors, and then the 2018 season.................bring it on.