Micklehurst Cricket Club was formed in 1890. We have a proud history and are soon to enter the a new chapter as we join the Greater Manchester Cricket League for the forthcoming 2018 season.
Nestled in the foothills of the Pennines, home is Richmond Hill which looks over the town of Mossley. The ‘Cream of the Pennines’ as locals refer to the club is a vibrant place. While competitive cricket is first and foremost the club also has a lively, enthusiastic and welcoming social element.
At the heart of our community, visitors are warmly greeted and encouraged to return. We have a growing membership both on and off the field which we are always looking to increase.
On the playing front the we have been able to boast the services of many fine cricketers over the years. Most notable would be the great Omar Henry who after appearing for Micklehurst went on to be the first non-white player to represent South Africa at International level.
Other names to play at Richmond Hill are Joel Garner, Cecil Wright, Matthew Hoggard and Ian Austin to name but a few. More recently the club, through their dedicated volunteer coaches, who are ECB trained and aided by experienced former and current players, have developed players for England and Lancashire youth teams and Lancashire County Cricket first team.
Our Junior section continues grow which is a real positive as not only are we getting more local children involved in the game, we are also building for the future.