It's just been one great story from when I can first remember, 1946-47, up to today. And I hope it continues for a good few years longer. Ian Morris - Astley Bridge CC
Project supported by MCC Lord's and University of Glamorgan

Marylebone Cricket Club, Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood, London, NW8 8QN | Project enquiries: Neil Robinson | 020 7616 8559

About Taking the Field

Taking the Field is a historical collection with a difference. Dedicated to celebrating grassroots cricket clubs and the importance they play in their communities, TTF gives local cricket clubs the chance to tell their own stories and share them with the world.

A project overseen by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), TTF reflects the importance of grassroots cricket to local communities in both the UK and Sri Lanka. We want local clubs to tell their own stories using their voices, photographs and ideas. The digital stories will be displayed in the MCC Museum and here at

On your club can have its own webpage, a chance to share your history, photographs, audio clips and digital stories. To see the sort of thing we mean, please have a look at our current Clubs. But don’t just stop there! We want to hear about YOUR club’s great matches, social lives, historical importance and community contribution. TTF is the place to share this.

Please get in touch at Contact  Us for more information and to set up your club’s TTF page. There’s also plenty of information in our Resources section on starting your research, undertaking oral history interviews and creating your own digital stories. We’ve also got links to various different sites for tips and handy hints. One warning though – collecting your cricket club’s history can be addictive, so make sure you’re prepared for this!

Taking the Field worked directly with some clubs in the UK and Sri Lanka throughout 2012 and 2013, and we will continue to offer support to everyone else as far as we can. The best digital stories and photographs will be displayed in the MCC Museum – visit MCC Museum to see our latest exhibit!