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Ventnor Cricket Club

President: Graham Benson Chairman: Roy George Secretary: Ron Cook
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Phone: (01983) 852506
Ventnor CC is the Island’s most successful cricket club both on and off the field. Over the years it has grown in strength and stature. From competing in the Isle of Wight’s local leagues to challenging for top honours in the Southern Premier League in journey spanning over a decade. Off the field we provide the Island’s cricketing community with a first class training facility in the form of our specialist 3-lane cricket centre. Our junior section continues to thrive providing a fantastic starting point for budding young cricketers. Some, maybe hoping to be the one to follow in the footsteps of former Ventnorians; Danny Briggs, Adam Hose, Chris Russell, Steve Snell and Mark Garaway. You will find all you need to know about this unique cricket club here and we are always ready to welcome new members of all ages and abilities.

CC was originally founded as the Undercliffe CC in 1847 and played its early matches in a variety of locations in the Ventnor area. In 1885 it moved to its present ground at Steephill, then part of the Steephill Castle estate, where it has remained ever since as Ventnor CC. Matches at this time comprised 2 innings per side and combined totals were usually under 100 runs. The outfield was cropped by sheep.
The Club won its first trophy in 1889 by defeating Newport CC to become First Division champions. The first pavilion was opened in 1892 by the then president, landlord and owner of the castle, Mr H Sewell. A rival club was founded in Ventnor, The Lowtherville CC, by disaffected locals in 1904 who felt the working man was being snubbed as an inferior player. All play was suspended at Steephill during the Great War in which 17 players served in the Armed Forces.
16 February 2022
Last Updated
25 April 2022