Originally formed in 1919, the club started life as the Ministry of Pensions CC in London. As the name implies, the club’s players were primarily drawn from that organisation. When part of the Ministry was relocated to Blackpool in the late 1930s, the club also transferred and was accepted into membership of the Palace Shield competition in 1947.
In 1955, the club obtained a ground of their own within the government complex at Norcross. After losing the ground due to building work, the club relocated to the HASSRA Sports Ground (Norcy Park) in 1994.
Whilst Norcross is still affiliated to the Civil Service, nowadays a relaxation in the rules governing membership means that all are welcome and a junior section serves the needs of the children of civil servants as well as pupils from the local community. We have 2 Saturday teams, a Sunday Tigers and 3 junior teams at U10s, U13s and U15s. We are ECB Clubmark accredited with qualified and DBS vetted coaches.
This year we also host All Stars Cricket for 5-8 year olds.
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The Ashley Club