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Follifoot CC

Club Details
Colours:
Red & Green
Home Ground: HG3 1DS
Website: www.follifootcc.co.uk
Contact: follifootccsec@sky.com
Follifoot Cricket Club was established in 1846. We are one of the oldest cricket clubs in England and have played cricket continuously every year since inception save during the two World Wars. Our constancy is in no small part the result of the continuity of community provided by the strong support from Follifoot village and the collegiate and friendly atmosphere that has pervaded the Club over time. Our history is littered with family names with the Townsend family claiming that their ancestors figured in the teams of 1846! As much as we respect our past, we continue to look forward and are excited by the continued success of our senior teams and particularly by the growth of our junior section with five sides at levels below under 17. We have made a significant investment in junior development and a club coach has been appointed for 2014.

We joined the Airedale and Wharfedale Senior Cricket League in 1964 and our First XI currently play in Division 2. We were runners-up in Division 1 in 2005, missing the Championship by just 5 points. We have also been runners-up in the Waddilove Cup (three times), regional champions in the National Village Knock Out, Harrogate Evening League Champions and runners-up in the Birtwhistle Cup and in 2009 we won our first Airedale & Wharfedale League Trophy when the 3rd XI won the Chappell Cup. We have also attracted players of the calibre of Derek Parry, the former West Indian Test spin bowler and Darren Pattinson (2005) who went on to play for Nottinghamshire, Victoria and England.

We are blessed with a classic village cricket ground, superbly maintained by our long serving, dedicated groundsman, Steve Smart, who was joined in 2009 by Iain Bullock. We continue to try to improve our facilities installing two lanes of all-weather nets in the 2007, new covers in 2008 and new sight screens in 2009. A significant modernisation of our pavilion was undertaken for the 2011 season.

We are committed to playing as high a standard of competitive cricket as we can at all levels of the Club, but equally we jealously guard the essential village cricket club character of our Club.