Buxton Cricket Club
The famous club is a vibrant community hub, offering cricket for everyone, whether you are playing or watching.
A BRIEF HISTORY
The Club has a rich, varied history, not least in the number of leagues in which it has played. It was founded in 1853 and is the oldest sports club in the town. Indeed, cricketers founded the football club in 1877 when club members participated in a friendly match.
The Buxton Cricket Club ground, The Park, is a famous and magnificent historic ground and was the highest first-class ground in the country at just over 1,000 feet. It will be remembered forever for the events of June 1975 when snow stopped play in the county championship game against Lancashire.
Derbyshire first used the ground in 1923, when the county hosted the West Indians. In total Buxton hosted 44 county championship matches and 10 limited overs games, the last game being played in 1986. In 1970 the Pavilion was opened by the 11th Duke of Devonshire when a record 8,000 spectators packed the ground for a crucial Sunday league game against Lancashire.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR NOW?
Today the club is consistently growing on and off the field. Clubmark status was attained in 2010 and plans are in place to expand the pavilion ready for the 175th Anniversary in 2028.
They have four adult men’s teams in the Derbyshire County League, two adult ladies’ teams and a thriving Juniors section for boys and girls of all ages.
DID YOU KNOW?
Clive Lloyd, the legendary West Indies captain, scored 167 not out on the first day of that famous snow stopped play game!
The Park, Park Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6SG