Why Barnsley Woolley Miners Cricket Club
Who are we?
In 2016, Barnsley Cricket Club merged with Woolley Miners Welfare Cricket Club to form Barnsley Woolley Miners Cricket Club, giving us two fantastic facilities and with five senior teams we are one of the biggest clubs in the county. We provide cricket from Premier League down to a perfect level to blood tomorrow's promising stars.
Over the past five years our junior section has thrived and the club has provided more county age group cricketers than any other club in Yorkshire.
Why sponsor us?
As mentioned we have two incredibly popular grounds that host all kind of events. We are famously known for our annual bonfire where we have over 10,000 attendees. We have hosted popular music festivals such as 'Coalfields' and both venues are widely used for special occasions in the local community and beyond. Because of these events and our amazing cricket play we have a huge following on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) and our own website (www.bwmcc.co.uk) where we can celebrate our sponsors and their business.
Our club was formed in 1862 after the amalgamation of of the Clarence Club and Beechfield Club. In 1869 Shaw Lane was converted from a slopping meadow into the ground it is today. Yorkshire County Cricket Club have used the venue for first class games and the second eleven continue to use the facility.
Throughout our history we have produced numerous international cricketers. Geoff Boycott, Graham Stephenson, Arnie Sidebottom, Martyn Moxon, Darren Gough and of late Katherine Brunt, who is the all time leading wicket taker for the ladies team. Her father Michael, is the President of the club.
Barnsley Cricket Club joined the newly formed Yorkshire League in 1936 and 70 years later were crowned Champions.
In 2017 Barnsley Cricket Club and Woolley Miners Welfare Cricket Club merged to give us our two great venues, and become one of the biggest clubs in the region.
Through sponsorship and the generosity and hard work of our volunteers and members, we wish to develop both of our sites to become hubs of the local community, where there's something for everyone. From aspiring first class cricketers to social cricket and starting with opportunties at a very young age.
Why not have a look at our website listed above if you'd like to see the short and long term future of BWMCC and how we hope to make it a cornerstone of our community.