Ossett Cricket Club. We can trace our roots back as far as 1858.
Fully established and beginning to flourish in the 1860’s, progress was fast and we went on to record a victory in only the second Heavy Woollen Cup competition held at Chickenley in 1884 under Mr. A. Smith with what a newspaper cutting at the time recorded as ‘a good all round side.’ Pages and pages of history have been recorded since and hundreds of trophies have been won by thousands of players. Such is our appeal we have signed many professional players over recent decades to help guide our first team to success and to assist with the progression of young players. Test and county players have lead our 1st XI over the years and indeed we have also provided the professional game with several home grown Ossett players over the years, many of whom have had successful careers and are now giving back to our great club in their twilight years.
Over 160 years on, Ossett CC remains a strong force within Yorkshire League Cricket today.
Mission Statement & Objectives
Who are we?
We are proud to be accredited with the ECB Clubmark which recognises a safe and welcoming environment for all and is a prerequisite for participation in the Bradford Cricket League. Ossett Cricket Club has nearly 100 registered players aged 5 to 70+. Our facilities remain the envy of all and we regularly host Cup Finals and representative matches. We have several junior teams coached in association with John Sadler Cricket. John boasts a level 4 coaching badge and is currently assistant Head Coach at Northamptonshire CCC. An occasional, current Ossett player, John played professionally for 12 years with Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire before progressing in to coaching and management. His coaching company oversee all junior coaching at Ossett CC, allowing John to give a little back to the club where he first fell in love with the game. We run Dynamo and All Star teams in association with ECB for kids as young as 5 years old right through to two senior sides and recently, we created the Ossett CC Academy which provides a pathway that bridges the gap between junior and senior cricket. Young cricketers get to ply their trade alongside older and more experienced players in a friendly environment exposing young cricketers to the senior game, thus ensuring organic sustainability.
We always welcome new players – any age or ability. For more information please contact us.