Yateley Cricket Club - History

About Us


Established in 1881, Yateley Cricket Club (YCC) is 137 years old and its history is synonymous with landmarks in the village of Yateley. In its formative years YCC played at the Cricketers Pub on Cricket Hill, and then on “The Green” on the Reading Road.  In 1999 YCC moved to a new purpose built ground and clubhouse at Sean Devereux Park, which was developed jointly with Yateley Hockey Club with grant support from Sport England and others.

                       

"Home" in Sean Devereux Park

Since 1999 YCC has successfully implemented a plan to transform itself into a larger club capable of challenging the best in the area.  A youth policy is at the core of this plan and our younger players are an important part of our senior teams.   Following approval of it's management and coaching practices YCC was accredited “Clubmark” status in 2009 by the ECB and became a Hampshire Cricket “Focus” club.  Hampshire Ladies and Youth teams regularly use Yateley's ground for matches.


YCC has 15 ECB qualified coaches including Colin Justice who has run junior County Cricket teams for Surrey and Hampshire and now sits on an advisory committee for junior cricket at Hampshire CC.

 


Our Youth Section is one of the most successful in the North Hampshire region and competes for League and Cup Honours in all age groups.  A number of boys and girls have previously  represented Hampshire  and Berkshire in their age groups. The club is very proud of Michael Bates a former Yateley Colt who represented England at youth level and went on to be awarded a professional contract with Hampshire.


RECENT PLAYING HIGHLIGHTS


2016    1st XI                Aylward Cup Winners
            3rd XI               Runners up Division 7 Thames Valley League - promoted to Division 6

2015    1st XI               TCCL Presidents Cup Winners
            2nd XI               Winners Division 4b Thames Valley League - promoted to Division 3

2014    3rd XI               Winners Division 8a Thames Valley League - promoted to Division 7


2013     1st XI               Winners Division 2b Thames Valley League - promoted to Division 1
             2nd XI              Runners up Division 5 Thames Valley League - promoted to Division 4


2011      1st XI               Runners up Division 3 Thames Valley League - promoted to Division 2
             
2nd XI              Winners Divison 5 Thames Valley League - promoted to Division 4
               U17                 
Winners Hampshire County Cup  
               U15                 Winners Hampshire County Cup
                                      Third - ECB National Finals


2010       U17                 Winners Hampshire County Cup 
               U15                 Winners Hampshire County Cup
                                      Third - ECB National Finals


2009      1st XI              Winners Division 4 Thames Valley League

                                      Winners Three Counties Sunday League Division 2

              3rd XI               Runners Up Division 8 Thames Valley League


2008       1st, 2nd & 3rd XIs      Entry to Thames Valley Cricket League

               U13                         Winners Hampshire County Cup

                                               Runners Up – ECB National Finals

 

2007       1st XI                       Winners Berkshire Premier League       

                                               National Finals of Sportswise 20/20 Cup





Yateley U13’s National Finals 2008

 

                                     OBJECTIVES/FURTHER DEVELOPMENT


We are a friendly, successful, and ambitious club providing competitive and social cricket in an enjoyable atmosphere.  For 2018 we have plans for improvements including  New sight screens that are required for the Second Ground, and our main Nets need refurbishment that will benefit Youth and Adult sides.

We will run 3 Mens sides in the Thames Valley League in 2018 as well as a Ladies team in the Hampshire League.  Promotions for our Senior teams to higher divisions in the Thames Valley League are targeted!