Norfolk County Cricket Club is one of the county clubs which make up the National Counties in the National Counties Cricket Association (NCCA) cricket structure which was re-branded in 2020 after being known as the Minor Counties Cricket Association (MCCA) for 124 years.
Each year‚ Norfolk play matches in the NCCA 3-Day Championship, 50 Over and T20 trophy. Norfolk last won the Knockout Competition in 2009.
Norfolk County Cricket Club was set up in 1827 and soon became known as being “second only to the Marylebone club”. After playing at the Colman’s Lakenham ground for nearly 125 years‚ Norfolk moved to Horsford’s beautiful Manor Park ground in 2001.
All Home Championship, 50 Over and T20 matches are now played at Manor Park‚ Horsford‚ Norwich , NR10 3AQ.
Chairman’s Message – April 2022
Welcome to the 2022 season and I hope that everyone is looking forward to some good cricket and nice weather!
The committee have been working hard through the winter to ensure everything is in place for a successful season. There have been a number of changes including welcoming new joint main sponsors Norwich Accountancy Services (NAC) and MCB Financial Services. We are delighted to have them on board, and you will see their names displayed on the shirts. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the business owners Jon Hook of NAC and Mark Burton of MCB. The county club look forward to working with you. We will also have a number of associate sponsors who will be introduced over the coming weeks. The first two are Howes Percival Solicitors and the IFD Group. Again, we are most grateful to Morris Peacock at HP and Craig Taylor at IFD for their generous support.
We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with our previous main sponsors RG Carter Construction, and I would like to thank Robert and his team for their financial backing which has been gratefully appreciated.
As result of these changes the handbook and membership cards have been delayed. These will be sent out in May ahead of our first home NCCA knockout game on 5th June. This will not impact on T20 competition in which we have home fixtures on 1st and 8th May as there will be no admission charge for these games.
It costs a lot of money for us to provide high level cricket, put on the wonderful festival and ensure everything is on a sound financial footing. I hope that everyone will understand the delay and that it is important we have the right financial support in place to ensure the county has a bright and healthy future.
Finally, I am pleased to confirm we will be hosting Nottinghamshire CCC in the showcase game on Sunday 31st July. We are also thrilled to announce the legendary Henry Blofeld (“Blowers”) will be joining us for the day. More details to follow.
I look forward to seeing you at Manor Park!