Murton Cricket Club History
Murton Cricket Club was founded in the early 1890's. Originally founded and located at Fatten Pasture, east of Murton, Murton CC moved to it's current location at the Welfare Grounds in 1934.
In it's history Murton CC has played in several leagues: North East Durham League, County League, Durham Coast League and currently the Durham Cricket League. Our most successful period came whilst in the Durham Coast League where we have been crowned Champions on 9 occasions: 1938, 1986, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012.
Over the years Murton CC has seen many League and County representitive games held at its facilities. We have even had the honour of holding two International touring games when the Italian and Bermuda National teams toured the UK in the 1990's.
In late 2009 Muton CC was informed by the local Welfare Association that it had condemed it's old Pavilion, which had stood since 1934. The Welfare association had secured funding for a new 'Multi-purpose' facility which they would oversee the control and running of. The new pavilion - named 'Park View Pavilion' opened in January 2011.
Murton CC Club Background
Today & Moving Forward
Today Murton CC operates 7 teams. We have 3 senior sides, 1st Team, 2nd Team and 3rd Team, that compete in the Durham Cricket League. Our Junior Academy consists of 4 teams at U11, U13, U15 and U18 age groups which all compete in the Durham Junior Cricket League.
Moving forward Murton CC is committed to improving the stature and quality of our club. With the dedication of a newly formed Fund Raising Committee to assist the Club's Management Committee, we are exploring several avenues for fund raising and areas for grant application to enable us to build on our success which we had in 2015 where we were successful in obtaining funds to enable us to purchase new Sightscreens and covers.
Under the guidance of our Junior Lead and Child Welfare officer, Anthony Potts, the club has also commenced significant work on achieving 'Clubmark' accredition. 'Clubmark' is Sport England's national accredition scheme for high quality community sports clubs.