Club History

Horton House Cricket Club celebrated its Centenary in 2008. Records show that some cricket was played on the ground before 1908 but the thatched pavilion was opened and regular matches commenced 102 years ago. The ground was owned by the Winterbottom Family and George Winterbottom and his Sons played for the team in matches against other Clubs and villages.

As communications improved, the matches were played at increasing distances from 'home' against many of the top clubs in the Midlands, East Anglia and the Home Counties.

In the early 1950's the ground was bought by the club and remains in the hands of the Trustees to this day. A new pavilion with greatly improved facilities was opened in 1966 and further extended in 1996. The old pavilion was re-thatched and now provides storage for the ground equipment.

During the second half of the 20th Century, an increasing amount of league cricket was being played which had an affect on the distances Club were prepared to travel. For the 1981 season the Club was successful in its application for membership to the Northants County League. The decision at the time within the Club was not unanimous, but has proved to be the correct one.

Before joining the league, the Club played 'friendly' fixtures against some of the strongest Clubs in the region and entered the National Village Knock Out Cup as well as the Manns NCA County Knockout Competition which it won in 1972 & 1973. This success would be repeated in 1983, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 2000.

Coaching of Juniors has always been an important aspect of the Club and several players have graduated to play at first class level including David Capel, Alec and Graeme Swann, Mark Nelson, Graeme White Ben Duckett and Andy Oram.

The Junior section now attracts over 150 members and runs teams from aged 10 to 17 years and gaining ClubMark this year reinforces the Clubs ambition in providing a single pathway from Junior cricket to Senior cricket.

With four teams competing in the Hevey Northamptonshire Cricket League in 2012 and a ladies team playing in the Midlands Premiership.