Lymington Cricket Club – policies, objectives and achievements
The aims of the Club are to continue to hold it’s position as one of the most successful on the South Coast whilst, at the same time, giving all those wishing to play cricket the opportunity to do so. To this end the Club runs 4 Senior teams, plus mid-week teams, 7 Colts teams and an under 9 girls team.
The Club has a strong youth policy which it intends to further expand as the way forward, not only at Club but also at County and National level.
The Club holds the ECB CLUBMARK certificate and was in 2008 been awarded Focus Club status incorporating A Chance to Shine by the Hampshire Cricket Board sanctioned by the ECB.
The Club has Colts Gold status as awarded by the SEPL.
Currently over 18 former Colts are playing in the senior teams. The Club has over 11 qualified Coaches.
LCC has proud traditions, stretching back over 200 years; a strong Committee and Sub-Committee system and a sound financial base.
The club colours are royal blue and gold with white base layers, with sweaters, shirts, polo shirts, sunhats, tee shirts, shorts, training tops, caps, badges and ties available for members.
Lymington CC has many advantages. It has the use of two grounds – the Sports Ground and Woodside Park – the former of which we have exclusive use under our agreement with the Lymington and Pennington Town Council. The Club is situated just a short walk from the Town Centre with its busy Saturday market and shopping facilities. It has one of the very best wickets in the Southern Premier League, winning in 1999 the Trophy for the Most Improved Ground. In 2002 the ground was awarded Gold Status a status retained to this day.
The pavilion, which we share with the Football Club, has its own licensed bar. The ground at Woodside also has a second square with an all-weather wicket. It has a large pavilion in a most picturesque setting. It’s the home for our 3rd XI and 4th XI.
LCC also has 1 Indoor Cricket Team playing at Lymington Recreation Centre in the Winter.
Lymington Cricket Club
Lymington Sports Ground
Apart from the first class counties, Lymington is one of the few Clubs in the South of England, which circulates its own yearly Handbook, which is, packed full of news, views and photographs. These programmes have now been produced for over 20 years. The club’s web site is kept up to date all through the year with all the latest news and results.
Club Scrapbooks were introduced in 1982 and contain the full history of the Club since that time. Two histories have also been written by Club Historian, Norman Gannaway, and the former Chief Librarian for Lymington.
The club best season was in 1983 when the team became the undefeated Southern League Champions 1983, breaking almost every record in the book (!). The success in 1983 is only a small part of Lymington’s proud history which dates back to 1807 (definitely) and possibly beyond! Winners also in 1985. S.E.C. cup winners in 2001, Presidents Cup winners in 2005 and 2007. The 1st team were promoted to the Gold Southern Premier league in 2008.
The Annual General Meeting is held late November and the Annual Dinner takes place in March/April each year. We hold an annual Corporate Golf day plus a members day at Barton on sea.
The Management is determined that the Club must continue to grow. It must provide budding, blossoming and fading cricketers in the Town with the chance to play, watch and enjoy the game at whatever level they wish. Better-class players, even from outside the immediate area, who seek to take up the challenge of Southern Premier League Cricket, are also most welcome. The club runs a Development Fund to help accelerate the purchase of new equipment.
Finally, the Club intends to provide the necessary facilities and functions for members and their families in a growing club now running for over 200 hundred years.