Thoresby Colliery Cricket Club
Part of the newly formed Thoresby Sporting Trust, the cricket club’s ground can be found on Fourth Avenue next to King Edwin Primary School. The club runs three senior Saturday teams, and two senior Sunday league teams,. In addition to this, the club runs Junior teams from U11 Kwik Cricket, as well as U13 and U15 hardball teams.
The 1st XI on Saturdays competes in the Championship section of the Bassetlaw League, with the 2nd XI competing in Division 2. The 3rd XI is the clubs development side which operates in Division 7 and consists of mainly younger players 13+ years who are gaining their first taste of senior cricket.
The 1st XI on Sunday compete in the Mansfield Sunday League Division 1, with the 2nd XI competing in Division 6.
The U11 Kwik cricket gives youngsters their introduction to playing the game and they play their matches on Sunday mornings at the club ground. They train on Friday evenings and this is offered free of charge.
The U11’s hardball play pairs cricket in the Bassetlaw Junior League and this provides that stepping stone moving from soft to hardball.
The club’s U13 teams play pairs cricket in the Bassetlaw Junior League and full 11-a-side in the Mansfield Junior League. Our U15s compete in the Bassetlaw Junior League and this provides cricket experience for those preparing to play senior cricket.
All Junior training takes place at the club ground on Friday evenings where qualified coaches give their time to prepare the youngsters for games in their various age groups. Through their Junior Development organisations both boys and girls have gone on to represent the County.
Every year the club invites amateur players from abroad, such as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, to play for the club. These players are also qualified coaches and, under their contracts terms, give a different dimension to the clubs training programme
The facilities at Thoresby Colliery Cricket Club have recently been extended to cope with growth of the club and everyone is welcome to come and see what we are all about. Please contact the following officials for further information:
Trevor Haywood – Chairman Tel 01623 822504 Mobile 07794 971586
Martin Cheshire – Secretary Tel 01623 822464 Mobile 07896 742669