Corsham Cricket Club
Address: Corsham Cricket Club, Station Road, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9EU.
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Phone: 01249 713929
Corsham CC was founded in 1847 and has been playing on its Station Road ground in the middle of the town since that date.
Over the years Corsham have had two players go on to play full international cricket for England. Semptimus Kinneir in 1911 (he was also Wisden Cricketer Of The Year in 1912) and Cedric Smith (Big Jim) in 1935-1937 (Also one of Wisden's Cricketers Of The Year 1935).
Recently the club have had county players Wes Durston (Somerset/Derbyshire), Nick Harrison (Worcs) and Craig Miles (Glos) play at the club as well as one of its overseas players Ranadeb Bose go on to tour with the successful Indian Touring party of 2007 to the UK.
Corsham CC was founded in 1847 and has been playing on its station road ground in the middle of the town since that date. Over the years Corsham have had 2 players go on to play full international cricket for England Semptimus Kinneir in 1911 he was also wisdom cricketer of the year in 1912 & Cedric Smith (Big Jim) in 1935-1937 (Also one of wisdom’s cricketers of the year 1935). Recently the club have had county players Wes Durston (Somerset/Derbyshire), Nick Harrison (Worcs) and Craig Miles (Glos) play at the club as well as one of its overseas players Ranudeb Bose go on to tour with the successful Indian Touring party of 2007 to the UK.
The club run 4 Saturday sides with the 1st XI just entering its 14th Straight Season in the West of England Premier Division (WEPL) and the 2nd XI currently being Champions of the corresponding WEPL 2nd XI League. The 3rd XI were recently champions of Wiltshire Division 2 in 2011 and currently play in Division 3 whilst the 4th XI play in Division 4.
The club also has a full and active academy set up with over 100 members running sides at boys teams at Under 9s, 2 x Under 11s, 2 x Under 13s and an Under 15 side, as well as under 9, 11 & 13 girls teams all run by volunteer coaches.
This focus on youth is really where the club has turned its attention with the majority of the 3rd & 4th XIs now being made up of a mixture of the academy players and wily veterans, the 2nd XI usually features 3 or 4 academy graduates and the first XI last year started to see the benefit of this fielding a team with an average age of 23.
Off the field, the club introduced a social committee in 2013 run by a few of our members with a blank canvas to run events which have consequently revamped the club’s social scene. Events such as quizzes, golf days, cocktail nights, themed evenings, and team events have been run which have aimed to bring every aspect of the club together, as we feel it’s important to gel as a club both on and off the field. Our social events have really taken off and been a great success with both playing and non-playing members.
The club also runs a Sunday morning football team, hosts skittle teams & darts teams and is always on the look out for new members who want to come down and use the excellent facilities and outside patio area to watch cricket.
There is a fully mapped out development plan with intentions to revamp the clubhouse (opened in 1997 by David Gower), update the current electronic scoreboard and provide safe netting around the ground to protect neighbours / passing traffic. The first part of this plan being implemented with upgrade work now completed on the home & away changing rooms and umpires changing facilities.
To sum up Corsham CC is a club at the heart of its local community that is really on the up and a place to really develop and enjoy your cricket. Why not pop in and see for yourself.