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Ingleton originally had its own cricket team and many years ago they played on a pitch behind the Black Horse public house on the northern side of the village.

This location was subsequently moved to the Playing Field on the southern side of the village when the Parish Council purchased the land from the Durham County Council.  In 2005/6 grants were received to renovate the old farm building and create the new Cricket Pavilion we see today. This was completed and opened officially in July 2006.  (See Cricket Pavilion page article and pictures)

Ingleton Cricket team disbanded in 2010 due to problems with membership numbers and becoming unsustainable.

In September 2017 the King James Cricket Club  (KCC) expressed an interest to use the facilities and over the 2018 period all the arrangements and pitch preparation were undertaken.  A Cricket Club Working Group  (CCWG) was formed within the IPC and with KCC members to work together.

Matches started in the Spring of 2019 and have continued, even despite some disruption in early 2020, due to coronavirus causing some matches to be abandoned.

LATEST CRICKET NEWS

Re: Cricket 2021
 
The fixture list is now out for the cricket club (attached). There are only 10 homes games confirmed which are on the following dates:
24 April, 8 and 22 May, 12 and 26 June, 3,17 and 31 July, 21 August and 11 September. 
 
All are Saturdays – there may be a few friendly or cup games on Sundays or mid-week but none yet confirmed.
 
 
The cricket club will re-visit their Covid-19 risk assessment and will forward a copy when it has been updated. Essentially, they will be required to follow the same steps as last year so regrettably no teas, limited use of the pavilion, social distancing, etc.