Harborne Cricket Club - A Birmingham Gem!

Harborne Cricket Club was founded in 1868, and is one of the largest cricket clubs in the Midlands. Located at Harborne Park Road in Harborne, Birmingham.

Where is Harborne Cricket Club?

Harborne Cricket Club is on Harborne Park Road. Old Church Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 0BE


In brief

A cricket club founded in Harborne back in 1868. It was also later the home to a hockley club founded in 1903 and a rugby club founded in 1995.

Harborne Cricket ClubHarborne Cricket Club (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown


Harborne Cricket Club - details

Harborne Cricket Club was founded on 4th May 1868, and is one of the largest in the Midlands.

It is an accredited ECB Clubmark club, and also enjoys the status of an amateur community sports club (CASC) with quasi-charitable benefits.

The Club has a very healthy playing membership – fielding six league teams on Saturday: 1st XI in the Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League – Division Two; 2nd XI in the Warwickshire Cricket League – Division 3; and the Knots (3rd XI), Croziers (4th XI), Nomads (5th XI) and 6th XI play respectively in divisions 3, 5, 8 (East) and 8 (North) of the Worcestershire County League. On Sunday, the Club fields 3 league teams: 1st XI in the Arden Sunday League – Premier Division; 2nd XI in the Arden Sunday League – Division 4; and the Knots in the Sunday Border League.

The Club has a vibrant youth section with some 250 youngsters (boys and girls) in membership of its coaching scheme for ages from 5 to 15. They are encouraged to join the squad sessions, and represent the Club at age groups ranging from under 10 to under 15. This is an important part of the Club, and youth registration details can be found on the website. Parents and family members are also encouraged to join the Club.

Harborne Cricket Club

Harborne Cricket Club

Harborne Cricket ClubHarborne Cricket Club (June 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown


Harborne Hockley Club - history

Founded in 1903, Harborne Hockey Club is proud to be the first ever team to score a goal in the National League.

 The Harborne Story by Peter Troy 1903 - 1988

The existence of a Harborne Club was mentioned in the 1899 edition of "Hockey" but the present club's records commence in 1903 when the first recorded match was played at the Church Avenue ground which is still shared with Harborne Cricket Club but now as a club house. The Ladies section was introduced in 1983/4 season, and with the introduction of a 6th team recently, is now larger than the Mens section.

County and International Honours:

The club's first international player was Frank Wainwright, who played in goal for England in 1929. In more recent years many other players have appeared for both England and Wales, with Paul Fishwick (England) and Peter Marsh (Wales) playing for Great Britain at the Olympic Games of 1964 and 1972 respectively.

League History

Competitive club hockey started in 1967 when Harborne were the first winners, with Leicester Westleigh, of the Midland Clubs Championship. Harborne was placed in the Premier Division in the inaugural season and remained there until promoted to the first division of the Poundstretcher National League in 1988. In the 2018/19 season, the Mens 1st team have been promoted back into the National League Conference West League after finishing top of the Midland Premier League.


Contact details

Harborne Cricket Club

Harborne Hockley Club

Harborne Rugby Club

Project dates

15 Mar 2022 - On-going


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