The Club Today

The Cricket Club Today

The club now has 5 adult sides made up of a Sunday friendly team, two Saturday league teams plus two sides that play during the week, one in the local competition, The La Hogue Midweek Evening League, and another that plays declaration matches in the afternoon.

One of the great things about the majority of cricket we play is that all ages and abilities can play in the same team and make important contributions to the side’s performance. Last season the age range of the players representing the team was between 11 and 65, including a number of fathers & sons playing in the same team. We also make a big effort to get the whole family involved and mums and daughters are out in force with the men folk on Friday nights for our Kwik cricket evenings.

Our Sunday side has a very well established fixture list. Declaration cricket is played at all home games, which make up the majority of matches, but we also have away fixtures with a number of local teams. The team is captained by Alan Wright.

Our 1st XI on a Saturday team was promoted last year for the fifth year running and will play in the CCA Cricket Stick Senior Division 2 in 2015. Players for this side are drawn from all round the local area.

The Wednesday night Evening team play in Division 2 of the La Hogue Midweek League and captained by Paul Fishpool.

Our Midweek afternoon team plays 10 fixtures per season, all at home and all declaration games. Darren Hughes captains the side.

Getting youngsters interested is also very important to us. We currently run U9, U11,U13 and U15 teams. We run coaching for Junior members throughout the year. We also host junior cricket camps during the school holidays. We are very proud that four boys and one girl from our Junior section have represented the county.

The club continues to receive exceptional support from both cricketers and non cricketers in the village, which is very important because it costs us around £10K per year to run the club.

We have coaching for children as young as 6. We organise events and entertainment in the village. Chippenham Park is a fantastic venue for cricket. It's a great community club - so come and join us. Members get involved in dealing with all the smaller jobs as well. Even if your just watching. We put a lot of effort into looking after our square and outfield. Developing Juniors is very important to the the club. Weekly Kwik cricket family nights attract children as young as 4.