HISTORY OF THE CLUB

Past, Present and The Future

Evidence shows that cricket has been played in Bluntisham since the late 19th century and quite probably long before that, although proof is elusive. The original club ceased to exist somewhere around 1970 according to the recollection of ex-players still resident in the area.

 

The current club was formed in 1984 by regulars at The White Swan. Whilst trying to raise a team to play a few friendly games, they discovered a dormant supply of enthusiastic and talented cricketers in the village. Subsequently, the club suitably chose the Swan as the club's emblem and it can be seen today on the whites and green caps worn by the players. The following year a team was entered into the Cambs Cricket Association Division 6 North, swiftly rising through the junior and senior divisions to the Tucker league. During this time, the club also formed a second XI.

 

The club was forced to play their home matches at the St Ivo outdoor centre due to the village not having a cricket square, but with committed fundraising, and the kind permission of the Feoffees Charity, football club and the Parish Council a new square was laid and cricket returned to its rightful place. Today, by common consent, we have one of the best grounds and some of the best facilities in Cambridgeshire. 


Since then the club and it's various teams have been strong contenders throughout the Cambridgeshire leagues. The first team currently find themselves in CCA Senior Division 2 and the second XI  in CCA Junior 3 North.

 

Also as a family and village club, we feel it is our duty to bring the community together in other ways than just cricket. We do this by hosting many social events throughout the year including, a village quiz night, golf day, club day, and to commemorate the season, an end of season awards do.

 

In 2017 the clubs hard work in producing young and enthusiastic cricketers showed as Bluntisham CC was proudly represented by three U13 girls in a game between Hunts CCC and Norfolk CCC. As well as a 16-year-old boy who continued his progress at Hunts CCC.
 

The following season, 2018, was another successful year for the club. With the help of Mick George and Total Play Ltd, a brand new twin lane net facility was built, officially opened by former England Women's captain Charlotte Edwards. We also acquired some new covers for the cricket square which will no doubt help survive the most testing weather conditions throughout the winter months. On the field, the club triumphed too with all three teams, the 1st team, 2nd team and Midweek team winning their respective league titles.


In the future, we plan to be very competitive in our 1st, 2nd and Midweek teams, bringing through a number of our young aspiring cricketers from the juniors. We also have a long-term goal of having a 3rd senior cricket team in the C.C.A. Leagues as well as an all-girls team.

Finally, we invite you to look at our website and other social media sites. We are always delighted to hear from prospective new club members/helpers who feel they can make a positive difference to the club. For further information and signing-on details please do not hesitate to message us via the 'Contact Us' section near the bottom of the homepage. Alternatively, email 'bluntishamcricket@gmail.com' or contact us on social media.


Thanks again,

BCC