Alnwick Cricket Club, founded in 1837, is in its 180th year.
It is not only the county’s most senior but is also said to be the second-oldest provincial club in England with a proven continuous history.
The club was founded by the then Duke of Northumberland who had enjoyed cricket in London and introduced it to the landowners and farmers of the county. He established the club’s first ground at Hulne Park. Alnwick cricketers moved to Weavers Way, their present ground, in 1983.
The club currently plays in the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League, with two senior league teams as well as a friendly team.
The club also runs a junior system, with teams ranging from under nines to under-15s.