Milford Hall Cricket Club
The Club is situated in the beautiful village of Milford in Staffordshire on the edge of Cannock Chase, overlooked by the magnificent Milford Hall.
Records of cricket at Milford go back over 100 years but the present club dates back to 1930 when a meeting was held at Milford Hall to discuss the formation of a club to replace Walton Cricket Club which had disbanded some years earlier. The new club was duly established, thanks largely to the work of Wilfred Morgan and Bert Snoxall, along with Mrs Levett of Milford Hall who made 'the extremely generous offer of free use of the ground'.
The first pavilion was built in July 1930 and was constructed from old World War One packing cases. This pavilion was replaced in 1970 with the current facility which itself has been extended three times since.
Milford Hall became a founder member of the Staffordshire Club Cricket Championship in 1975 and has participated in every season since, winning a number of team and individual honours on the way.
The Club is now one of the most forward thinking and lively cricket clubs in the county and the main ground is widely acknowledged as one of the most picturesque in the country.
Following their promotion as Champions of the Staffs Clubs Premier League in 2016, Milford Hall will return to play first eleven and second eleven cricket in the Birmingham and District Premier League in 2017.
The club's successes in 2016 include:
Champions of Staffs Clubs Premier (first eleven)
Champions of Staffs Clubs Division One (second eleven)
Champions of NSCCL Division 8 (Shugborough MH eleven)
League Cup Winners (first eleven)
The club will also field three teams in the Cicada Staffs Clubs Championship for 2017; namely the third team, fourth team and fifth team,
This means the club will continue to offer cricket for five teams each and every Saturday.
In 2013, Milford Hall CC joined forces with Shugborough Cricket Club who were an established side playing friendly matches from their home ground in the nearby Shugborough Estate. However, for 2017, the two names will merge to form one club. The Shugborough ground will be the home ground for all fifth team matches and some fourth team matches.
On Sunday's we field a side in the Lichfield League while the 1st XI will aim to repeat their recent good runs in the National Village Cup. The club reached the semi finals of this prestigious competition as recently as 2014.
During the summer, training takes place at the club on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm.
Ladies and Girls Cricket
In 2012, the club established a Ladies Section and began playing in South East Staffs Women's League which comprises of 8-a-side fixtures played in midweek. A year later they also joined the Women's Midland League, an 11 a side league played on Sunday afternoon's, and in 2014 won promotion to Division 3.
Training takes place at the club on Monday evenings from 6.30pm.
Milford's Junior Section is highly regarded throughout the county with many members going on to achieve County or District representative honours.
Milford Junior sides have regularly enjoyed success in County Cup and will compete in the Staffs Moorlands League during 2017, offering league cricket at 5 different age groups from Under 8s to Under 16s.
Training in the summer is for the Under13 & Under 15 age groups on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm. The younger age groups train on Friday evenings from 6.30pm.
We are an ECB Clubmark and Focus Club which means we are recognised as being child friendly and provide a safe environment for children to play cricket. We have several coaches to help plan, coach and develop the skills men and women, girls and boys and at all age groups and of all abilities. All of our coaches are ECB qualified and certified by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). Milford Hall CC works closely with our Pyramid Schools and the local community to provide a facility not only to play cricket but for other functions too.
Would You Like to Play Cricket?
New members of all abilities are welcome to join us. Please contact Steve Jenkinson for further details on Senior Cricket on 07734 799172, Dave Frith for Junior Cricket on 07715 239827 or Alex Smith on 07801 594125 for Ladies cricket.
Watch Cricket at Milford
From mid April, there is often a Junior or Ladies match taking place on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening, starting around 6.00pm- 6.30pm. Senior matches take place every Saturday start at 1.00pm. Sunday Junior matches start at 10.00am and Seniors and Ladies at 2.00pm. Please check the website fixtures for further details.