HESLERTON CRICKET CLUB
1st May 1886, Heslerton versus Wintringham, was the first recorded match in the history of Heslerton cricket. The majority of the team were staff from West Heslerton Hall with the matches played in the Park at West Heslerton. A further field at Sand Lane Farm was also used before the present field became available at the turn of the century. The early successes of Heslerton cricket can be traced back to the schoolmaster, Mr S.S. Granger, who was head teacher between November 13th 1905 and June 30th 1911.He was a great cricketer and improved the quality of play by example and coaching. The club joined the recently formed Scarborough Beckett Cricket League after World War 1, winning the league championship in 1921 and retained the trophy during 1922 and 1923. A second X1 was formed in 1923, playing in the Derwent Valley Cricket League and but for the 2nd World War have continual membership until being promoted to the Readers Scarborough Beckett League Division ‘C’ for the 2013 season being league champions on 8 occasions. The 1st X1 are the current Beckett League champions this being the 14th time they have lifted the trophy which is a record number for the league. 1993 was a memorable year for the club winning twelve trophies and being adjudged “Club of the Year” by Ryedale District Council. (Follow the successes on the Awards page) Six of that team remain with the club, offering stability and encouragement, especially to the younger players, now with the 1st X1 but also coaching expertise to the juniors.
The younger members are encouraged to enjoy the sport and gain valuable experience within the Andy Hire Scarborough Evening Cricket League, while the juniors compete in the Derwent Valley under 13’s League being coached by former 1st X1 skipper Charles Benthall and former 2nd X1 skipper John Wharton
A completely enclosed practice net has been installed being well used both pre-season and during the Summer months.
The club regained ECB “Clubmark” accreditation during August 2012 illustrating the commitment to providing a safe environment to its junior players