Macclesfield Cricket Club Ducks Out of Move

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After years of uncertainty over their future location, Macclesfield Cricket Club, founded in 1847, has turned its back on a big move to a new ‘out of town’ location and decided to stay at the Victoria Road ground.

The club will now concentrate on working in partnership with club sections, including the bowling and hockey, and the wider community, to revitalise their clubhouse and grounds to develop a key facility at Victoria Road for use by the local community. Central to these plans is the success of the junior section, Macclesfield Cricket Academy, which over the last eight years has become recognised as an influential force in developing young cricket talent in the area.

Steve Horrocks, Club chairman says

We are a club that is revitalising as we develop our emerging juniors, we are beginning to turn our fortunes around. We want to develop our membership and social activities to raise money and seek funding to give our community a facility to be proud of and bring County cricket back to Macclesfield.

Local Councillors welcomed the decision and pledged thier support to the clubs’ plans to improve the ground, The club has stated it will engage with the local community to promote itself as both a sporting and social venue, and it is hoped that the local community will support the club in its endeavours. I wish every success to the club in this new chapter of its long history at the Victoria Road site”.

Simon Griffiths, Academy Chairman says

The success of our junior development programme is really beginning to pay dividends to the club with more than half the senior section having now come through our Academy. With in excess of 120 players between 6 and 16. The future is looking much brighter for the club.

In welcoming the commitment to developing the facilities at Victoria Road, Les Foster, Bowling Club President, noted that the Club supported eight, very successful, bowls teams in local leagues but also emphasised the special contribution that bowling makes to older local residents for social contacts.

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