Brocklesby Park Cricket Club

About Us

Cricket had been played at Brocklesby Park since the mid-1800s, the club having it's origins in inter-hunt cricket for the toffs and the village clubs of Kirmington and Brocklesby for the rest. The original ground was near the railway station but when the 3rd Earl of Yarborough established the ground on the estate in 1865, all subsiquent matches seemed to have moved to the parkland.

The fortunes of the club waivered slightly until Fred Holdway took charge around 1900 apart from the interuption of 2 world wars, the club has somehow survived ever since.

We bid a sad farewell to our home of 150 years in 2017 when vandalism of the pavilion forced us to go elsewhere. The views, charm and changing facilities had scarcely changed since cricket was established on the site over 150 years ago and will not be forgotten by anyone who played there. Perhaps cricket will one day return to the park and the club will have a part to play in that.

our new home has been established at Keelby Sports Ground; swapping old world charm for a modern facility has enabled the club to grow again and we made our first forray into Saturday league cricket in 2022.

We currently run teams on Saturday in the Lincs League, Sunday in the East Lindsey League and the Grimsby & District Midweek League. We also squeeze in as many friendy fixtures as we can.

We don't have our own junior section, but have close ties to Healing & Keelby Juniors and look forward to the continuing the development of young players as they move into adult cricket.

We are always on the look out for new players, age and skill less important than the spirit in which you play the game, we can usually accommodate players of any ability or age as long as they enjoy their cricket. If you are interested in playing and would like to know more, please contact our Match Secretary Richard Bedwell on 07805 174696 or email richard_bedwell@hotmail.com with Brocklesby Park in the subject.

Location

Keelby Sports Ground, DN41 8JA.


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In 2001, Brocklesby Park where the only team to beat Revesby in the East Lindsey League

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