Sunday, September 14, 2014


Brigg Town Cricket Club finished runners-up in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League fourth division.
They lost their final game of the season at Keelby 2nds yesterday and have finished just a point short of the championship.
However, the more important point is that Brigg have done well in their first season since rejoining the county's senior competition. Being runners-up is a bonus.
They have had to play home games at Brocklesby Park, due to the square at Brigg Recreation Ground being below the required standard. But this is being relaid and a planning application to create new changing rooms, and much more, is now going through the necessary process.
Many people connected with cricket, from different clubs, keep asking us about how things are going at Brigg Town and it's good to be able to tell them that things are looking bright for the future.
A town of Brigg's size and importance surely merits having a cricket club in the Lincolnshire League.
Our hope is that, once the new playing square has bedded in and the new pavilion opened, Brigg Town CC can rebuilt its youth policy and field more than a solitary men's weekend team. 
The current club played its first season in 1974 with one Saturday side (in the Grimsby League) and added a second XI the following year. 
A place in the Lincolnshire League was obtained in 1976 and three years later the championship, and promotion, were secured.
Brigg Town CC has had its ups and downs. But at its highest point there were two Saturday teams in the Lincolnshire League, junior teams from U11 up to U17, a Sunday side in the North Lindsey League and a midweek men's side.

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