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WELCOME TO OUR CLUB

It is with immense pride and pleasure that I introduce Muckamore Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club, a club driven by success and a determination to help sports men and women, boys and girls to develop their cricket and tennis skills.

We are always striving to promote the benefits of cricket and tennis to the local community and to offer a sporting chance to cricket and tennis players of various ages and abilities allowing them to enjoy the game as it should be enjoyed.

We aim to provide you with a look at our club and the fantastic surroundings, facilities and opportunities provided for young and old for both cricket and tennis alike. So if you like what you see from Muckamore Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club, we would be delighted to welcome you in.

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FRED

Chairman of Muckamore Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club

Fred Ashton

Fred Ashton

CLUB HISTORY

  • In the Beginning

    John Joseph Robinson was a member of the staff of the York Street Flax Spinning Company, who played for Massereene in the late 1860’s. When he came to live at the Muckamore School House with the Entwhistle family in 1874 he formed Muckamore Cricket Club.

    The original ground was at Boghead but circumstances meant the ground was moved to Oldstone and later to Moylena, where we have been playing continuously for about 125 years.

    In 1894 a local minister strongly disapproved of a barrel of beer being delivered to the ground each Saturday and finished on the Sunday, so he formed Greenmount C.C. for the junior members and boys from his Bible Class. This club played on the opposite side of the six mile water from Moylena but in 1897 the two clubs agreed to merge, electing John G. Entwhistle to captain Muckamore, a position he continuously held for 27 years.

    This amalgamation brought new life to the club and with the increased number of players it also became possible to form a second XI. Around this time the first pavilion was built and the new square was laid with turf at the cost of £18. These improvements helped socially as well as improving batting standards.

  • Introduction of Tennis

     “The Master” John G. Entwhistle, had a new fangled contraption called a motorcycle and sidecar and decided to dismantle the lawn tennis posts and nets at a court in his garden for the purpose of bringing it in his side car to the cricket grounds. This meant that club tennis could be played for the first time in the district- and by both sexes!

    Obviously with tennis only being 2/3 of the age of its older partner most people don’t associate the partnership, however tennis players can look with justifiable pride at the 100 year partnership, a partnership with two unique achievements in local sport. The first cricket club to reach it centenary accompanied by a tennis section and it is the oldest surviving joint cricket and tennis club.

     

  • All About Moylena

    Cricket at Muckamore has been played on the same ground, Moylena, for over 140 years. It is common knowledge among the cricketing circle that Moylena is one of the most picturesque grounds in the entire league.

    The Moylena ground is situated close to the Six Mile Water near Antrim and due to development around the turn of the century can now boast two cricket pitches, the main pitch Nursery Park and the smaller Harrigans Hill ground. This enables the club to schedule more home games on a single day.

    The ground is of such appeal that in 2005 Moylena was used as a venue for ICC Trophy group stage matches, which was held in Ireland. Also, in 2007 Moylena once again hosted an international match between Ireland ‘A’ and Denmark and in the last few years have hosted Ireland U19’s, an MCC team and several local cup finals.

    Ex-Ireland coach and ex-West Indies cricketer Phil Simmons expressed his delight on seeing the Moylena ground, as one of the most beautiful club grounds in the country.

WELCOME

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Muckamore Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club aim to provide the highest level of cricket and tennis coaching to all abilities, and ages.

Take a look around our site and we look forward to seeing you around the club soon.

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CRICKET

For everything cricket related from practice times and match fixtures to youth and ladies cricket, you’ll find it all under here.

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TENNIS

For information on our tennis section including teams, facilities and details on our tennis coaching schedule.

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CLUBHOUSE

Our clubhouse facilities can be used for a number of different events and occasions with details on how to book our facilities.

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COACHING CLINICS

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SUMMER CAMPS

Find out how you can get your kids involved in our FREE Friday night coaching clinics or even one of our FREE week long coaching camps

Our week long Summer Camps are run throughout the months of July and August and are aimed at both Cricket and Tennis players alike.

Find out how to get your kids booked onto one of our summer camps.

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5a Nursery Park

Antrim Technology Park

Antrim, BT41 1QR


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028 9446 6684

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