Neston Cricket Club is situated close to the historic market town of Neston, Wirral. The ground is wonderfully located on the banks of the river Dee next to Parkgate. The club's emblem is representative of the Shrimps and Prawns that are still fished for locally.
Top competitive league cricket has been played at one of the best situated playing arena's in the North West since 1895. During this time the club has hosted many top flight games featuring county teams, minor counties, representative matches and even the England Ladies cricket team.
The club has been affiliated to two of the most prestigious leagues in the north west during this time - the Liverpool Competition and, currently, the Cheshire County Cricket League.
Neston CC has produced many players who have gone on to win top honours in the game, the most famous being Ken Cranston. Ken played for and captained Lancashire and England in 1947/8 against the all conquering Australians, who were led by none other than the legendary Don Bradman.
Our other England international was Sarah Collyer who played for England's Women's Team between 1998 and 2003. Sarah started as an U13 at Neston and went on to represent Cheshire, Somerset and Western Australia. She played for the England junior side from aged 16 and then went onto represent her country at senior level in 7 test matches and 25 ODI's before injury and work commitments caused her to retire from the game.
More recently the club has produced leg spinning all-rounder Simon Marshall, who also went on to represent the red rose county.
The club runs four senior mens teams on a Saturday as well a Sunday League side. Training for the senior sides is at the club on Thursday evenings throughout the season. There is also a thriving junior section with junior sides from Under 9 to Under 17.
Neston prides itself on being a family club at the heart of the local community. If you are interested in joining, please give Club Manager, a call on 0151 336 4199 or e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
You might wonder about the shrimp logo and in fact our pinkness, but our emblem is representative of the shrimps and prawns that used to be fished for in the local waters off Parkgate.
Map of Neston Cricket Club.