Mollington has a great golf course, but it is also lucky enough to be able to say that it has a fantastic cricket club as well. If cricket and golf are your kind of sports, then it is safe to say that you will love Mollington.
About Mollington Cricket Club
The cricket lovers of Mollington and the surrounding areas often get together to play some cricket and socialise with their friends. They are nicknamed the Mollington Maulers and they participate in a number of friendly matches every summer. They will play against clubs from the Wirral, Cheshire, and they sometimes even go to Wales to play cricket.
They also take part in the Ashton Hayes 6-aside competition that is played every year. They won this competition back in 2001, the only trophy they have ever gotten their hands on. However, it must be emphasised that they mostly play for fun, not for trophies.
A Mollington cricket team has been in existence since 1903. Despite what some might say, there is nobody in the current team that was playing back then. Many famous sports teams now go by names that are different to the original club. For instance, not many people will know that Manchester United used to be called Newton Heath FC and that Milton Keynes were actually once known as Wimbledon.
Although Mollington Cricket Club are not as well known as the two aforementioned clubs, they used to go by the name of Pownall Transport. Pownall Transport was a company that employed six drivers who were cricket lovers. One day, they challenged one of their customers to a cricket match. However, as there were only six of them, they have to find some village residents to be able to field a team of eleven. The match was played on the local school field and was a great success.
It became an annual event and more of the locals started to gain interest in cricket. The Mollington Cricket Club was reborn from this event.
Anybody is Welcome to Join the Mollington Cricket Club
The main aim of those at the Mollington Cricket Club is to have as much fun as possible, which is why they are always happy to welcome anyone who shares the same love for cricket.
No matter what age you are or what your skill levels are, you will be accepted through the doors with open arms. To emphasise this fact, in the current team, the youngest player is 10 while the oldest player is 70.
It is important to point out that if you are a very competitive person, joining the Mollington cricket team is probably not something you should consider doing. This is because they often lose more games than they win. The current players don’t mind at all though as they just play because of their love for the sport.
A Great Place to Socialise
Cricket is a social sport, there is no doubt about that. The members of the Mollington Cricket Club love nothing more than going to the clubhouse after playing some cricket and enjoying some pints (orange juice for the youngsters) and a bite to eat.
If you live in Mollington and are interested in get to know the locals, we would recommend that you had on down to the Mollington Cricket Club. We promise that they won’t bite.