The cricket club
has been in existence since 1922, the majority of years before and just
after the second world war being named as Hardwick Colliery Cricket Club. In
1956 the club was reconstituted and from its inception until 1979 the club
played on the Holmewood Miners Welfare Social Club ground based at
Williamthorpe Pit Lane.In
1979 the Derbyshire County Council purchased the ground from the Welfare and
since that date the club has played at the local authority owned recreational
ground in the centre of the village.
club runs two adult teams on Saturdays who compete in the Derbyshire County
Cricket League Divisions 2 and 8 North; a Sunday XI in the Mansfield and
District Cricket League and a midweek team in the Chesterfield and District
Cricket League. We run evening coaching sessions on Wednesdays (6.00pm) where
we hope to increase the numbers attending.
We are a small,
but very friendly club and welcome any new members that are interested in
playing the game of cricket.