Horsford Cricket Club was founded in 1947 by a group of four friends and now fields four competitive senior league teams on Saturdays. The first team has played in the East Anglian Premier League since 2006, the Second & Third Teams are in Division 1 & Division 5 of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance and the Fourth Team plays in Division 3 (East) of the Norfolk Cricket League. The Club is proud to have “Clubmark” accreditation.
There is a flourishing Junior Section with training on Friday nights under the supervision of the Director of Youth Cricket, Peter Minns and the Club Head Coach and Director of Cricket, Chris Brown (ex-Lancashire and Glamorgan CCC, Level IV and ECB Elite Spin Bowling Coach) supported by a number of other qualified coaches (minimum Level II). Chris is also Performance Manager for Norfolk Cricket Board and also Captain and Head coach of Norfolk County Cricket Club.
Manor Park is also the base for Norfolk County Cricket Club who have played all their home fixtures at this ground since 2000. The ground is well developed with the addition of a new three changing room clubhouse on our second pitch and an extension to the main clubhouse replacing the former temporary “Norfolk Room”. Net facilities are amongst the best in the County. Norfolk Cricket Board moved onto the site at the end of 2014 and have dedicated offices adjacent to the clubhouse.
The Club also runs the prestigious Norfolk Twenty20 Competition and hosts the finals of many of the County Trophy Competitions at both Junior and Senior levels.
The Club has enjoyed significant success in local and national competitions at Junior and Senior level and is always interested in attracting new players and members. Horsford Cricket Club has its own dedicated website (www.horsfordcricketclub.co.uk) in addition to this site where details for contacting appropriate personnel are available on the Committee and Junior Section pages.
Four members of our 1st Team have played representative cricket for Norfolk County Cricket Club in the last two years and others have represented Norfolk in the combined Development XI and U-19 side. Horsford Cricket Club was the recreational club for Will Jefferson (ex-Essex, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire CC) during his professional career and also Jaik Mickleburgh (Essex CCC) in the early part of his career. Henry Davids played one day cricket for South Africa, and as well as establishing himself as a State player Chris Sabburg has represented Brisbane Heat in the “Big Bash”. A number of our Junior players represent Norfolk CCC at various age groups.