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LULLINGTON PARK CC

Club Details

Year Founded: 1860
Club Phone Number: 01827 373 542
Club Emergency Phone Number: 07850 199 422
Club Website: www.lpcc.play-cricket.com

 

Club Officials

Chairman Mr J Goodwin jc50goodwin@btinternet.com 01283 760951
Hon Secretary Mr DW Fern dwfern@btinternet.com 01283 762064
Hon Treasurer Mr I Cooper iancooper541@btinternet.com 01827 573 690
Hon Fixture Secretary Mr D Fern
Junior Manager Ms S Allsop isheri.allsop@btconnect.com
 

Club Teams

Gender Saturday Sunday M/Week U11 U13 U15 U17 Disabled
Male 4 1 1
Female 0 1 0
 

Club Grounds

Ground One Lullington Park Edingale Lane Lullington DE12 8ED Large Map
Ground Two St Peters Sports Ground Netherseal Swadlincote (for 3rd XI & 4thXI League
 

MCCC Awards

2015 Cricketers Of The Year Paul Dawson more >
2014 MCCC Cricketer Of The Year Richard Green more >
2014 MCCC Under 21 Cricketer Of The Year Jamie Goodwin more >
 

Club History

Lullington Park MCCC 2014 yearbook copy

It was a solid year, maybe one in which there was the feeling that the club could have done better. The firsts looked to be set for a top three finish in the ECB Derbyshire Premier League, but results tailed off leaving them ninth overall, though with a bit of luck in the closing stages of several matches they could have been considerably higher. In fact the league position does not reflect that they scored more points than the previous season but finished lower while being only 52 points, or a couple of wins away from the second placed club. The high point of the season was winning  the Dunstall T20 Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

Spinner Paul Dawson was ever consistent, again bagging in excess of 50 wickets for the firsts, while South African player-coach  Martin Walters, made a huge contribution to not only the first team, scoring in all games 1297 runs but across the club generally with his coaching and easy going nature making him universally popular as he worked at all levels with good results. Richard Green, skippering the side, was ever dependable behind the stumps and he had good support from seamers Graham Dent and Richard Lewis, all-rounder Andy Goodwin and top order batsmen James Doherty and Joe Eaton.

Green had opted to stand down for 2014 with Jonny Shales re-appointed as club captain having underlined his commitment across the club with a stint in the seconds, not only playing himself back into form but crucially helping them make a storming comeback to ensure that their hard earned promotion back into Derbyshire County League’s Divison 3S was not lost as they finished sixth.  Tom Oliver batted soundly while Nick Richards was regularly among the wickets with youngsters incluiding Lee Bingham, Jamie Goodwin, Jordan Watts, Tom Fern and Bill Arnold again strong, as was Tom Caron who takes over the captaincy from Steve Rothwell, concentrating on his keeping, for the new season.

Promotion for the thirds into Division 4S was always going to be a tall order and so it proved.  The first third team to ever play at that level in the County League were always under pressure but worked hard, winning three games though relegation was always on the cards.  Young players among them batsman-keeper Harry Allsop, seamer Danny Hugill, top-oder batsmen Ryan Oliver and Faren Price and spinner Jimmy Goodman all d   Andy Tiso decided to take a break from captaincy with Richard Jones, a forceful batsman taking over with Adam Poynton as his deputy.

Ian Cooper continued to skipper the fourths, in the County leagues division 9S and despite suffering most from the commitment and availability issues which all too often stretched resources, the team with good input from Geoff Leedham and Mark Cooper continued the development of up-coming junior players and finished in mid-table. Ian Collier worked hard to get the fifth team up and running, playing several matches, but often was let down by opposition cry-offs.  But, Sunday cricket also prospered with a mix of social friendly games a third place in the Lichfield League but there was early disappointment in both the National and Derbyshire Premier Cups.

Womens cricket also suffered commitment and availability issues, prompting the decision for 2014 to continue in the Derbyshire Sunday afternoon league only, and not the evening competition.

Junior cricket flourished with strong attendances in the weekly practice and coaching sessions.  In games, the club again fielded teams from U9 to U17, competing in the South Derbyshire and Burton Leagues with the U13South Derbyshire team winning its league while the U12s won the Collard Dawn Cup final. 

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Ground One