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Brief Club History

The Milton & District Cricket League was known to be in existence in 1911. Teams taking part included Milton, Landbeach, Histon, Girton, Waterbeach, Lode, Bottisham, Willingham, Horningsea, Swavesey, Cottenham, Swaffham Bulbeck, Swaffham Prior, Elsworth, Haddenham, Chittering, Wilburton, Stretham, Eversden, Bourn, Papworth, Teversham, Dry Drayton and Coton. There is a handbook dated 1935 a copy of which is kept in the club room. There is also a club photograph in the Milton Collection which is kept within the Cambridgeshire Collection at Shire Hall Cambridge. It was taken in the early 1900's and showed the team. When the Second World War began the league was cancelled and indeed was not continued after hostilities ceased.

The Cambridgeshire Cricket Association had been in existence since 1889 and in 1947 when most of Milton men had returned from the war Frank Burling and his brother Fred decided it would be nice to reform the Cricket Club and a meeting was called and it was decided to enter a team in the Cambs league. Incidentally there is a large collection of the CCA history also within the Cambridgeshire Collection where anyone interested could have access to all the records.

When the club reformed it did not have a suitable ground within the village on which to play cricket. All of their home games had to be played on Parkers Piece, Jesus Green or Magdalene College Ground in Milton road Cambridge.  As the league grew larger and several town teams entered, pitches became very difficult to hire as town teams had priority.  As a result it was decided to amalgamate with Landbeach in 1950 and games were played there for a short period of time. Unfortunately the pitch at Landbeach  proved to be unsuitable for cricket and as no other ground could be found on a regular basis it was decided to withdraw from the league and the players joined various other clubs.  Between 1951 and 1965 Milton only played friendly games which all had to be played away from Milton.

In 1966 the club was reformed and entered the Cambs Minor League and played all their home games on Jesus Green, Cambridge.

In 1967 the team grew stronger in playing strength and decided to enter the Junior League.  They left Jesus Green and played all their home games at Impington Village College.

In 1968 Milton finally obtained their own home ground in the village by using part of the Coles Road recreation ground.  In this year they also formed a 2nd XI and entered into the Minor League.  The 1st XI won promotion to Division IV in 1971 and won promotion again in 1973 to Div III.  The club enjoyed a successful period from 1977 and in 1978 the 2nd XI shared the Minor League Cup when a tie was played with Thriplow II.  By 1981 the 1st XI had won promotion to Senior League 2 and in 1982 won the Walker Invitation Cup at the first attempt and went on to win the cup on 4 other occasions as well as being beaten finalists twice.  They also reached the Final of the Invitation Cup in 1996 losing to Burwell by 1 run.

Year 2001 was the pinnacle year of success so far for Milton Cricket Club.  This had to be one of the best years since its formation.  The seeds of this success had been planted 3-4 years previously when Maurice Claydon –Wallace started a Colts team.  All three Colts teams, U10,U11 and the U13 team won their respective leagues.  The 2nd XI and 3rds continued that success in part assisted by Colts players in gaining promotion for their teams.

The club has enjoyed recent success too, paralleled with several youth players joining the adult sides after graduating from the strong colts system in place. In 2007, both the 1st team and 3rd team secured promotion from their respective divisions, with the first team being league champions.  This success was followed up with back to back league titles in 2008 when the 1st team won Senior three.  In the same year, the 2nd eleven also secured promotion.  The following years were not so great with the first team being relegated down to Junior 2 in 2011.

2012 saw the second team promoted to Junior 2 South with a second place finish and this success was followed in 2013 with the first team becoming champions of Division 2 North, and the Midweek X1 winning the Business league division 4 title and cup in the same season.

Club Honours 


Year Team Honour
1978 2nds Joint winners Minor League ( Tie with Thriplow II )
1981 1sts Junior League ( shared with Newton )
1982 1sts Walker Cup Winners
1985 1sts Walker Cup Winners
1986 1sts Walker Cup Winners
1989 1sts Junior League
1989 2nds Winner of Lower Junior Cup
1990 1sts Walker Cup Winners
1991 1sts Winner of Senior League Div II
1995 1sts Walker Cup Winners
1995 Club Best Kept Pitch
2001 U10's CYCA League Winners
2001 U11's CYCA League Winners
2001 U13's CYCA League Winners
2001 2nds PROMOTION
2001 3rds PROMOTION
2002 U11's CYCA League Winners
2002 U13's CYCA League Winners
2004 MILTON COLTS U15 CYCA League Winners
2007 1sts Junior League Champions
2007 3rds PROMOTION
2008 1sts Senior League 3 Champions
2008 2nds PROMOTION
2012 2nds Promotion (Junior 3A)
2013 1sts Junior League 2N Champions
2013 Midweek Cambridge Business House Division 3 Winners
2013 Midweek Cambridge Business House Cup Winners