Cricket has been played in the village of Woodham Mortimer for over 200 years. There is evidence, discovered by former members, of a game being played in the village as far back as the 1780s. Whether this was a 'Woodham Mortimer team' or not, may never be verified, but it certainly shows that the passion for the game has been in the area for a very long time.
The club has been in existence at least since the 1920s, with scorecard evidence now being stored at the Essex Records Office. These fascinating documents show a season of low scores for all teams, in games played over two innings. A completed innings score in excess of 75 was not common place, whilst bowlers seemed to dominate taking wickets at a very economical rate. Clearly, today's pitches are far better for batting - thankfully.
The modern era of the club saw a change from playing only friendlies to league cricket, and, as the club grew, a Second XI came into being. Since the turn of the 21st century, the club has expanded further, embarking on regular indoor cricket, midweek 20/20 matches and, in 2007, introducing a Ladies' XI.
Hopefully, the club will continue to thrive for the next 200 years and, with better record keeping, it will be a history that becomes well documented.