Great Melton Cricket Club is a Norfolk village club situated 3 miles from the market town of Wymondham and 7 miles from Norwich. The club’s beautiful parkland setting is in the heart of the Norfolk countryside and the club itself is the hub of its small village community. We aim to encourage the playing of and involvement in cricket through the provision of playing and practice facilities, coaching, fixtures and social events for members of all ages and abilities and the club’s pavilion is a social amenity for a range of community groups. We currently run 14 teams: 4 Saturday teams, a Sunday team, 2 midweek teams, a Women’s Team and 6 junior sides: Under 19, Under 15, Under 13, Under 11, Under 11 Girls & Under 9.
Our home ground, Melton Park, has a senior pitch, a junior pitch equipped with an artificial wicket and a wooden pavilion, a two-bay artificial practice area and an excellent pavilion with newly refurbished kitchen, bar and clubroom. A second pitch at Town Close School on the Newmarket Road, is ‘home’ to the B & C Teams. The 1st XI plays in Division 2 of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance and the A team in Division 5. The B and C teams compete in the Norfolk Cricket League Divisions 2W and 4SW, the Sunday First Team plays in the Mid-Norfolk Sunday League Shield Premier Division. The club is also a member of the Norfolk Friendly Alliance which gives us the option to arrange friendly matches if there is a demand for additional Sunday cricket.
The club enters various cup competitions including the Hunts Bat K.O. Cup (Midweek First Team) and Wicklewood Shield (Midweek A Team), while the Women compete in the Shell Women’s League. Great Melton is a purely amateur, recreational cricket club. We have never employed an overseas professional and all our officers and club coaches are volunteers. A Clubmark accredited Club, Great Melton stands for integrity at all levels and believes firmly in fair play and the Spirit of Cricket. The club has a thriving junior section that comprised over 180 youngsters in 2017.
You’ll find us at Melton Park, Hall Road, Great Melton, Norwich, NR9 3BJ