WILLEY WANDERERS CRICKET CLUB
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“Hello and welcome to the all new Willey Wanderers Cricket Club website. We thank you for being a part of our evolution and for over 125 years and counting, W.W.C.C. has epitomised all there is about grass roots village club cricket.”
“Originally formed by the Manor estate in the late 19th century and playing on the lawns in front of Willey Hall, the team was made up mainly of estate workers such as the local Vicar and Blacksmith and captained by the Lord himself. Over the years W.W.C.C. has progressed through decades of “friendly” cricket to the league format of the last 35 years or so, and as with most village sides, Willey were participating in 20/20 cricket in the guise of local K.O. competitions 50 years before its “invention” by the professional game! The great shame is that so many clubs whose names appear on these great trophies from years gone by have now gone out of existence. Willey however have survived and allbeit slowly, grown and progressed…and last season excelled by lifting the Shropshire Leagues Junior slam T20 trophy for the first time in club history”
“In 1922, W.W.C.C. moved to its present picturesque location in the tiny hamlet of Barrow, part way between the historic towns of Broseley and Much Wenlock and quickly laid down roots in sleepy Mid Shropshire. This Ethos has grown and over time and the club now hosts a welcoming family vibe, a warm reputation, a plethora of colourful characters and some of the best and most revered teas the game has to offer! Were always on the look out for new family and friends so please follow us on our website, drop us a line or better still visit us in person someday. Believe me, on a warm summers day and with a game of cricket in progress, there is no finer place to be!”