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Welcome to Morden CC

New Players Needed

Morden Cricket Club are always looking for new players of all ages and abilities to join our social and friendly club. We have 4 teams, 2 on a Saturday who play in the Surrey Cricket League and 2 on a Sunday who play friendlies both home and away. We have our own ground in a peaceful setting at Morden Park with our own pavillion, including changing rooms and a fully stocked bar.

So whether you’re looking to get back into competative league cricket or just looking for friendly cricket on a Sunday, contact one of our captains. Club Captain, Del Ballard 07977251077 or Derek.Ballard@hanson.biz. First team Captain Yogi Desai 07802741014 or ysdesai@btopenworld.com.

DOUBLE WIN FOR MORDEN

Morden Cricket Club’s first and second teams were celebrating in the Surrey Cricket league this week as both walked away with wins under their belts.

The Saturday first team defeated Englefield Green while on their travels. The home side scored 179 runs with Max Gumpert the pick of the bowlers with 4-25.

The younger Gumpert then showed how it was done with the bat, scoring 40 not out while he was assisted by Paul Ballard at the other end who ended the day with 30 not out on their way to helping Morden reach their target.

The Saturday Seconds also secured victory, this time at home to Ham and Petersham.

Victory looked far from certain after the home side only managed 138 with the bat with Barry Ward scoring 38.

But some fine bowling from Ali Hussain and Talah Malik who both took three wickets each and two wickets from David Goss and a wicket from Del Ballard restricted the visitors to 105 all out.


Champions


CHAMPIONS! CHAMPIONS! CHAMPIONS!


The Saturday Firsts were crowned champions of Division Two after defeating Wimbledon Village to seal the title.
Needing to beat the visitors to Morden Park on Saturday to secure the title, the division leaders started well with Rehan Mansor making 64 runs and I Ahmed 50.
Jorden McLaren supported with 22, while Prakash Ganatra and N Malik made 25 each.
Morden were all out for 216 runs and the bowlers had to keep it tight to ensure victory.
They did not disappoint as Rob Craig, 4 for 22, and I Ahmed, 3 for 26, ensured Village could only restrict themselves to 121 all out and hand victory and the title to Morden.
It was a consistant display of batting and bowling for Morden all season and the side ended the season with 12 wins and just two losses.
Captain Yogi Desai said winning the title was a great result for the club.
He said: “I am very grateful to all playing members from all four teams, Saturday and Sunday, for their help throughout the season.
“This really is a great result for the club and whilst the 1st XI will get plenty of praise and credit for their achievement this was accomplished with the help of players from all the other teams stepping in to help out when asked.
“My thanks and congratulations to all.”



NEW PLAYERS NEEDED!

All newcomers welcome

Morden Cricket Club are always looking for new players of all ages and abilities to join our social and friendly club. We have 4 teams, 2 on a Saturday who play in the Surrey Cricket League and 2 on a Sunday who play friendlies both home and away. We have our own ground in a peaceful setting at Morden Park with our own pavillion, including changing rooms and a fully stocked bar.

So whether you’re looking to get back into competative league cricket or just looking for friendly cricket on a Sunday, contact one of our captains. Club Captain, Del Ballard 07977251077 or Derek.Ballard@hanson.biz. First team Captain Yogi Desai 07802741014 or ysdesai@btopenworld.com.

Contact

Club representatives who want to organise cricket fixtures with Morden can contact the fixtures secretary Ian Richardson on suzannerichardson@btinternet.com.


History

A History of Morden Cricket Club
1891 - PRESENT


1891

Morden Cricket Club was established. The little Village Club owed its formation to the generosity of John Innes, a local Nurseryman. This was opposite the village green which is now the site of the Northern Line Tube Station. Morden was formed as a Saturday only Club, and the Club was dependant on the generosity of the gentry.


1914 – 1918

There was no cricket during the First World War and there was some disorganisation for several years thereafter.


1921

Sir Joseph Hood presented his Recreation Ground to the Council, about the same time Gilliat Hatfield donated Morden Recreation Ground, off Central Road to the U.D.C. The remainder of his Morden Property became the biggest council estate in England. This site contained a “country house” wicket, which was allocated to Morden Cricket Club.


1922

The village green was sold to the underground railway authority, the tube station being completed in 1926. There was a split in the Club, and South Morden C.C. was formed, later to become Morden Village C.C. in 1947. There was some animosity over the use of the title ‘Morden’.


1936

Morden Park, an areas of 185 acres was acquired by Merton and Morden U.D.C. of which 80 acres were taken by L.C.C. for school playing fields. The Surrey County Council contributed towards the purchase price of the remainder of Morden Park, which was to be an open space in perpetuity. The tenants of Morden Park from 1930 to the outbreak of war was Morden Park Golf Club.


1939

With the advent of the Second World War the cricket ground was dug up in the “Dig for Victory” campaign. Ending that period of the Clubs use of the Recreation Ground.


1943

The Grant of Arms was made to the District Council by The Royal College of Arms. The Club adopted the “Two Lions passant respectant of the field”. The two lions are taken from the arms of the Garth Family, which owned the Manor of Morden from 1553 to 1884.


1946

Cricket restarted after the war.


1947

The Club was reformed on February 25th. Games were played at Morden Cricket Clubs.


1948

The Club applied to join the newly formed Surrey Associated of Cricket Clubs.

The Joseph Hood Ground was re-allocated. The council was approach to put down a proper table for the Club on Morden Park, as we were the premier side in the district.


1950

The Club was allocated Morden Park with three other Clubs, these were NALGO on Saturdays and Morden Hall C.C. and Tavern C.C had Sundays on alternative weeks.


1951

The season had started with a shock as Merton and Morden Council had refused the Club any use of Morden Park, a deputation was received by the Council and the justice of the claim was acknowledged, it was decided to split the hire three ways and the Club received 8 home fixtures.


1952

The Club commenced to run two Saturday sides and one Sunday.


1955

The Club was still refused permission to self cater, however the catering manageress was given permission to drive the tea into the ground instead of the teams making the tedious trek to the Golf House.

To give some idea of the inconvenience under which one played in those days everyone sat amongst the bushes, as there was no pavilion. If the tea was not delivered, it had to be collected. Initially no plates were supplied. A letter was sent to the Medical Officer of Health complaining of the numerous mosquitoes.

Before the present car park and football pavilion were constructed, there used to be an old shed near the present entrance. This was used for changing purposes, but it was necessary to find the park ranger, first.


1957

The Parks Authority had turned the wicket through 90 degrees, the angle of the sun, particularly late in the season, made it very difficult for the batsman at the London Road end, this was discontinued the following year. The George Hill C.C. was absorbed in this year.


1960

Plans for a new £12,000 pavilion for the Club were laid, the pavilion had been scheduled in the rate estimate but was still only a gleam in an architect’s eye.


1962

In April the pavilion was near completion. A deputation asked to see the open spaces superintendent to push the Club’s claim for full use of the pavilion.


1963

The Club applied for security of tenure.


1964

The Club had again applied for bar facilities and the application had received front-page publicity in the local paper. This was opposed by Merton councilor J.T. Botten. He objected to £1,000.00 being spent for the exclusive use of a few, Councilor W.J. Gibson agreed. The committees estimates were awaiting consideration by the Finance Committee.


1969

Additional Club rules had to be drawn up in anticipation of bar facilities being granted. A Club Registration Certificate would be necessary, these rules have since been modified due to the changes in the law.


1969/70

On 17th March a meeting took place to arrange for the pending merger with Rushdon C.C.


1978

Morden C.C. joined the Slazenger League following the collapse of the South West London League of which Morden were members from 1976.

Statistics

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Player Profiles

Cricket Nets

Cricket nets start up again on Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nets are held every Thursday at 8pm at Ewell Castle School, Church Street, Ewell village until the end of April. All are welcome.