As a keen follower of cricket we hope to interest you in a new local project. Members are invited to submit memories of Club cricket in both the immediate local district and surrounding area. We are not going to attempt to write Club histories, but we do want to include your anecdotes and memories of notable events and matches, prominent players (past and present), and anything else to do with your Club. So far, contributions about the following Clubs have been promised or received:
Amblecote, Amblecote & Wollaston
Claverley, Cradley Victoria
Mark & Moody
North Worcestershire Breweries
Old Halesonians, Old Hill, Oldswinford, Oldswinford St Mary
St. Katherine’s, Stourbridge, Stourbridge Social
Much has been written about Test and County cricket, but very little about Club cricket in our area.
There must be a wealth of information kept in albums, scrap books or tucked away in boxes, or stored long ago in the in the loft. We welcome contributions from all - not just from members! Talk about the project to friends, neighbours, relatives and various old timers in the pub! More memories of Clubs (listed above or unlisted) are still wanted—please use the contact page to tell us what you have or to obtain further information.
Please note that you do not have to be a member of our Society to take part and there is no obligation on you to join. But you may choose to do so! The project is open to all.
The objective is to generate an informal group of persons who are willing to research, identify key moments and interesting personalities associated with the local Club of your choice.
In some Clubs, a history may have already been written, which will provide a ready-made mine of information.
However to start, it is suggested that the initial selection of Clubs be focused on those that were instrumental in the formation of the Stourbridge & District Cricket Society. These are (or were):
Mark & Moody CC
Stourbridge Social CC
But we shall not exclude other Clubs in the area and you are encouraged to provide memories of any local Club that you may have represented or supported.
It is not our aim to research and record each Club’s history, but rather to gather anecdotes, highlights, memories and photographs associated with specific Clubs.
The desired outcome of the project is to compile a composite record of cricket Clubs in the area for general and heritage interest and perhaps specific use by researchers at some future date.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
If the project appeals to you, please reply by email and include the name of the Club that interests you. This will enable a list to be made of persons and their specific focus. Thus if two or more members nominate the same Club, they may elect to share information.
There is no deadline (if you will forgive the turn of phrase!), but the sooner we start, the greater the chance of success!
CLICK HERE to express your support for the project and don’t forget to include the name of the Club that interests you.