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 and 2021 due to coronavirus causing some matches to be abandoned.