Cublington Cricket Club – 2013 – Celebrating 150 years
Orchard Ground, Stewkley Road, CUBLINGTON, LU7 0LR
Cricket has been played in Cublington for 150 years and the Cricket Club celebrated it’s 150th Anniversary of the first recorded match in 2013. Celebrations culminated in a two day re-run of that match vs Swanbourne on 26th and 27th May, Cublington again victorious, followed by a hugely successful fundraising Ball on the evening of the 26th May.
Today, our thriving, progressive, village club provides opportunities for all abilities and ages to enjoy the greatest summer game there is! Most home matches are played at superb facilities at Orchard Ground, where thanks to strong local support and successful grant applications, we play around 60 home fixtures a season.
The Youth section, started in 1998, is one of the strongest in the area with over 100 young players receiving coaching from more than 10 Nationally qualified coaches. Junior teams are entered in County and local Aylesbury competitions at Under 9,11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 17 age groups. In recent years several of our young players have been selected to represent the County and our teams have regularly beaten town sides in Buckinghamshire. Junior coaching and practices take place indoors (Jan-Apr) on Sunday afternoons and outdoors (Apr-Jul) at Orchard Ground. All young players aged 8 or above, girls and boys, are welcome.
At senior level, Cublington runs 2 senior League teams on Saturdays as well as a Sunday side and an occasional Strollers Sunday side.
The Saturday 1st XI has been promoted through leagues and now sits proudly in Division 4 of the Cherwell Cricket League, having been promoted as Champions at the first attempt from Division 5 in 2011. The Saturday 2nd XI made it a duel triumph for the Club by winning Division 9 of the Cherwell League at the first attempt and will play in Division 8 in 2012. The Sunday friendly side forms the bedrock of our social (but competitive) cricket, playing against many local sides.
The midweek side plays in the Aylesbury & District League.
The Club is run by four Action Groups (Cricket, Ground, Social and Community) and we warmly welcome anyone from Cublington and the surrounding villages & towns who would like to join the club as a playing, non-playing, junior or senior member.
If you are interested in getting involved or would like further information please contact: Club Chairman Michael Reilly on 01296 681328 or 07876 593434
Or Steve George, Head of Cricket and Membership Secretary
01296 682367 or 07836 310881