Ouseburn CC History
In recent years, the senior and junior teams have gone from strength to strength, with our 1st Team winning the Division 1 trophy in 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017. As well as the Atkinson Swires Trophy in 2013 and 2015. The junior section of the club has developed successfully with over 100 youngsters playing cricket regularly, from under 7's all the way up to under 18's.
Ouseburn Cricket Club was founded in the 1930's and having moved around several grounds in the Ouseburn area found a permanent home at Great Ouseburn playing field in 1963.
With the success and expansion of the club, we currently have three adult teams playing in the Nidderdale League. The 1st Team play in the top Division of the league, playing to a very high standard of cricket. The aim of the club is to give people the opportunity to enjoy cricket and to develop their potential. Currently there is a junior playing in the 1st Team who has come through the junior teams and has played at junior county level. The 3rd Team was started in 2005 a with the express aim of bridging the gap between junior and adult cricket. The team is made up of some of the more experienced seniors alongside juniors from 13-17 years. It is great to see that there are several father and sons playing cricket in the same team.
The Cricket Club has, over the last two years, invested in establishing a team of qualified ECB cricket coaches. Throughout the year these coaches are providing U7-18 year olds with high quality coaching based on skills and techniques appropriate for developing cricket at each age group.
The provision of this level of coaching allows youngsters to participate in a sport which supports their development and where they can learn about the ethos of the game, sportsmanship and leadership. A number of these youngsters who have progressed through the junior teams have played cricket at junior county standard.
The cricket pitches on the playing fields at Great Ouseburn are recognised by the Nidderdale League as as being of a high standard and the Village Hall facilities are excellent. Cricket is very much a community and social occasion which brings people of all ages (from U7's to 80 plus)
Apart from the cricket itself, the Cricket Club supports events for the wider community.