At present the history of the club is still being documented and this page will be updated as the inormation becomes available.


The club is believed to have been formed around the 1870s, and is now in the region of the grand old age of 140 years old!! We have a Bat and Ball at the ground that was presented to Reverend Richard James in 1913 for achieving the best Bowling average for the club that season.

The Club joined the Cornwall Cricket League in 1964, prior to that they played in the Falmouth and District League (this league was founded in 1926)

It is believed that the club played it's matches on the Penrose Estate somewhere, but the club shared the Football pitch with Porthleven FC for around 20 years. This was until 1974 when the first match was played at our current ground 'Methleigh Bottoms'. The first match on the new ground was played against 'South Crofty' and Porthleven won convincingly. Jim Hoare took 6-52, John Eddy 4-34. John Barber scored an unbeaten 50 Not Out, supported by Perkins Matthews, scoring 28. During the move between the grounds, RNAS Culdrose kindly allowed Porthleven to play matches at their ground at the base, and these links have remained strong, with the roles being reversed as the Airmen use "The Bottoms" for their Navy Cup matches.

Falmouth and District League Winners (Harris Challenge Cup)

Andrew Cup Winners
1961, 1962, 1963, 1966 (the 2nd XI), 1980 and 1981 (no other club has won it on more occasions!)

This is a picture of the Porthleven team that won the Falmouth & District League (Harris Challenge Cup) and the Andrew Cup in 1962. This was a match against a team made up from the rest of the league. Porthleven lost that day in a very competitive match.

Kent Runners Up Cup
1964 and 1968

Runciman Cup

CCL Divisional Champions
Div 7West - 1991, 2001
Div 5West - 2005
Div 4West - 2006

Some notable achievements that have occurred.

Andy Plummer amassed 1016, at an average of 56.44 runs for Porthleven in the 1981 season in Junior 2West
Shane Richards scored 228 Not Out at home vs Hayle 2nds Div 4W in 2003
Charlie Shreck (now of Notts) achieved bowling figures of 14.4-7-22-9 whilst playing for Cornwall U13 in 1991

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