Winning the Sheard Cup for the first time in 1981.
Chairman Hanif Mayet - formed the club with current vice-chairman Farid Karolia.
During the summer of 2006 Sky Sports followed Mount around during their Dales Council season and featured the club in a special series on grassroots cricket broadcast at lunchtime during Test match coverage.
Origins and Early Years
Although competitive cricket and a permanent home were still some way off, Mount CC was formed by seven young Asian cricket enthusiasts in 1974.
In an article published in The Observer in 2002, Hanif Mayet, one of the founding fathers, explained how the club originated:
"There were no Asian cricketers. I'd go to practise and turn up to the match and I'd always be the twelfth man. If they were a man short I'd be slotted in, but even though they knew I could bat, I'd go in at number 10 or 11. It was a waste of time, basically, so we used to play in the street with a tennis ball but one day I thought, ‘This can't go on, we've got to do something about it.’ We went round the neighbourhood with a begging bowl - and our fathers weren't well off. They came over from India with three quid in their pockets to work in the textiles."
In 1977 Mount began their (now ongoing) tenancy at the Kirklees Council-owned Hyrstlands Park.
In the same year the club took its bow in competitive cricket, joining the Dewsbury & District League.
That first season ended with a 9th-place finish in Section ‘C’ after the team won 6 of the 20 matches it played.
In 1979, after two seasons of competitive cricket, Mount scooped the first of many league and cup titles - they carried off the Dewsbury & District League Section ‘C’ championship.
Although still in Section ‘B’, Mount showed their undoubted pedigree by lifting the Sheard Cup in 1981. Ali Loonat scored a brilliant 103 not out as Section ‘A’ giants Gawthorpe were beaten by 8 wickets in the final.
The league season was also a successful one as promotion to Section ‘A’ was secured.
2nd XI Success
By 1984 Mount’s 2nd XI was starting to emulate the success of the 1st XI. That year saw the Dewsbury & District League Section ‘D’ title brought home to Hyrstlands Park.
In 1989 Mount 2nd XI were again in and among the silverware. This time the side was victorious in the A.V. Kitchen Cup final against Batley Muslims.
After nine years without any major Dewsbury & District League success, the 1st XI was back in business in 1990.
The Sheard Cup returned to Hyrstlands Park after a convincing nine-wicket victory over Dewsbury Young Star. Soyeb Kayat top-scored for Mount with an unbeaten 93, as the 150-run victory target was passed with 18 overs to spare.