Great Melton Cricket Club
Great Melton Cricket Club was founded in 1974 when on 13th June a 20-over match was played at Reepham (lost by 28 runs). 4 further matches were played that season with borrowed kit. The original members were Steve Phoenix (Capt), Chris Lacey, Mike Phoenix, Steve Carr, Chris Betts, Dave Stinton, John Griffin, Trevor Parfitt and Ray Chamberlin (4 lived in Great Melton); Steve Phoenix is now Chairman of the club with his younger brother Michael the club groundsman - Michael still lives within the village of Great Melton.
The club is a village club situated very close to Hethersett, 3 miles from the market town of Wymondham and 7 miles from Norwich. The club’s beautiful parkland setting is in the heart of the Norfolk countryside and the club itself is the hub of its small village community.
It aims to encourage the playing of and involvement in cricket through the provision of playing and practice facilities, coaching, fixtures and social events for members of all ages and abilities and the club’s pavilion is a social amenity for a range of community groups. The club runs 4 Saturday teams, 2 Sunday teams, 1 midweek team, a Women’s Team and 6 junior sides: Under 17, Under 15, Under 13, Under 11, Under 9 and Under 13 Girls.
Its home ground, Melton Park, has a senior pitch, a junior pitch equipped with an artificial wicket and a new wooden pavilion, a two-bay artificial practice area and an excellent pavilion with bar and clubroom. The 1st XI plays in Division 2 of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance and the A team in Division 4. The B and C teams compete in the Norfolk Cricket League Divisions 2 and 6, the Sunday First Team plays in the Mid-Norfolk Sunday League Shield Premier Division. In 2013 the club will also have a Sunday A Team playing friendly matches.
The club enters various cup competitions including the Carter Junior Cup (U17s) and Bernard Matthews midweek cup while the Women compete in the TGS Women’s League. Great Melton Cricket Club is a purely amateur club. It has never employed an overseas professional and has a policy of not paying players, directly or indirectly. A Clubmark accredited Club, Great Melton stands for integrity at all levels and believes firmly in fair play and the Spirit of Cricket. The club has a thriving junior section that comprised over 170 youngsters in 2012.
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