Morris Minor Owners Club
The West Yorkshire Branch of the Morris Minor Owners Club meets at Cleckheaton Sports Club on the last Wednesday of each Month. For more details please see the Events Page
Cleckheaton Sports Club
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History of the Club
Cleckheaton Sports Club began in the late nineteenth century as two separate clubs: Hunsworth Mills Cricket Club began playing at Moorend in 1864 with the first facilities being built just a year later and changing its name in 1885 to Cleckheaton Cricket Club.
Cleckheaton Rugby Football Club first played in 1888 on a field adjoining the cricket field and has played there ever since save for two sizable gaps in chronology in the early twentieth century when its boys went off to fight in the two world wars. The Rugby Club elected to say within the brotherhood of the Union during the schism of 1895 hence its name Cleckheaton Rugby Union Football Club. Bowling was incorporated into the Cricket Club's activities in 1896 with the first green opening in 1897.
The two clubs operated harmoniously for many years and with Cricket & Bowling being summer sports & Rugby being played in winter it made sense to bring the two together and in 1972 became Cleckheaton Sports Club.
Since the amalgamation the sports have gelled together well and our band of volunteers have worked tirelessly to build a successful cub which has moved forward tremendously since these early days. Now with over 500 full & 200 junior members we provide sport for over 200 players each week in winter & around 170 in summer.
Notable old boys who have played for the club have been England Captain Jeff Butterfield, England scrum half Roger Pickering, England and Lions winger John Bentley and England 2nd team centre Steve Burnhill. On the Cricket side we have sent players off to Yorkshire including Chris Pickles, Ian Wardlaw and Current Yorkshire Captain, Andrew Gale.
We consider the enduring success of the club is down to two simple factors, we are an all year round club and are a multi-sport, all age family club with players from under 7 to mid 80s.