Sessay Cricket Club is a village club, based in rural North Yorkshire and situated 2
miles to the west of the A19 and between the market towns of Easingwold to the
south and Thirsk to the north. The East Coast railway line runs just to the west of
the village, and the famous Kilburn White Horse, which features prominently on
the club badge, is clearly visible to the North East and is only 5 miles away as the
The club achieved national fame in 1976 when it reached the final of the National
Village Knock Out competition, only to lose narrowly to Cornish side Troon. That
bitter sweet memory was laid to rest in 2010 when the club finally became
National Village Champions when their second visit to HQ saw them record a seven
wicket victory over Oxfordshire’s Shipton under Wychwood.
The club has 4 senior teams
• The first XI play in the York and District Senior League Premier Division,
having just won promotion back to that division having spent three seasons
in Division One. Their aim this season is not only to consolidate their
position but also to make a challenge for promotion to the newly formed
Yorkshire Premier League North.
• The second XI play in the York and District Senior League Galtres division
two, and compete against several sides who not so long ago provided the
opposition for the first XI.
• The Third XI, formed in 2008, play in the Nidderdale and District Amateur
Cricket League, and their steady progress up the divisions now sees them
competing in Division Five. The 3rd XI play their home fixtures at nearby
South Kilvington, but negotiations to buy land adjacent to the existing field
in Sessay are at an advanced stage, and it is hoped that it will become fit
for purpose in the not too distant future.
• Sessay Emeralds offer a high standard of cricket for the ladies and their
inaugural season in 2015 saw them somewhat controversially denied
promotion to the first division of the ECB Womens North League. Their aim
will be to go one better this season, buoyed by their recent success which
saw them win the inaugural Yorkshire Women’s Indoor league at Headingley
on March 20th.
The progress of the club with regard to Women and Girls cricket is such that Sessay
is now a satellite club for Women and Girls’ cricket in North Yorkshire.
As well as the cricket itself, the club offers a thriving social calendar with regular
get togethers throughout the close season, which also sees a newly formed football
team – Sessay CC FC – and a darts section taking their place in local leagues.
The club also has a thriving junior section with over 100 members, with an
Intermediate Section and teams at Under 17, U15, U13 U11 and U9 age groups.
Training for juniors takes place on Friday evenings with each section having a
dedicated qualified coach.
The club extends a warm welcome to everyone and newcomers can feel safe in the
knowledge that the club is ECB Clubmark accredited with all relevant officials DRB