Long Melford Cricket Club History

About Us

Long Melford Cricket Club founded in 1855 and reformed in 1954 is a friendly and well-run club situated on the Suffolk/ Essex border in a picturesque village setting.

The Club fields four senior teams and are delighted to announce the launch of the Long Melford Cricket Academy. This reflects the Club's commitment to developing youngsters of all ages and our intention to build a programme which seamlessly transitions youngsters (based on age and ability) into Senior Cricket. The Club is also ECB Clubmark accredited.

Playing league cricket in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties League gives players the chance to engage in fully competitive encounters. For those who like their cricket a little less competitive but still occasionally challenging, the Club fields two teams on Sundays in the Hunts County Bats Cricket League, with the 2nd XI devoted to providing older juniors with an opportunity to progress further by developing their skills and gaining experience in a senior environment.

The ground is always well maintained and usually hosts one or two representative matches during the season (a measure of the regard in which the ground is held) and benefits from brand new, 3-lane artificial practice nets.

Adult coaching and practice nets are held every Tuesday evening during the season from 6.00pm onwards and junior coaching (we have 6 qualified stage 1 coaches and 1 qualified stage 2 coach) is held on Thursday evenings from 6.00pm till 7.30pm. Boys, girls and parents are all welcome. The club also run various social events all year round including Quiz Nights, Race Nights and BBQ's. The pavilion has its own well stocked bar and is also available for private hire.