In 2009, the new Community Centre was opened. It provides
an outstanding facility for the club and it is run as a non-profit
making facility open to all organisations to hire. It offers changing
rooms, a kitchen area, a large meeting hall and toilet facilities for
clubs, and groups to hire.
Ticket from the 125th Ball
In 2015, Mortimer Cricket Club celebrated its 125th anniversary. This
history is a work in progress. If you know more please email the website admin
Mortimer village has a wealth of clubs and organisations covering a wide variety of interests.
Amongst the oldest of these is the Mortimer Cricket Club. It celebrated its official
centenary in 1990, although it is certain that cricket was played in the area for many years
before 1890. The Reading Mercury reported a game being played during The Mortimer
Revel held on Whit Thursday, 28 May 1801 when batsmen scored notches rather than runs
and betting was an important feature of the game.
The Club's first constitution of May 1893
shows an annual subscription of 2s 6d and records show that this did not change until after
the Second World War. Among the many interesting matches played during the club's long
history was one in August 1957, staged as 'M.C.C. v The West Indies', in reality Mortimer
Cricket Club versus a team of West Indians who lived and worked in the Reading area. *