Englefield Green Cricket Club
Address: The Pavilion, Cricketers Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20 0YX
Email: [email protected]
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Cricket was first played on the picturesque common in Englefield Green some 250 years ago when it was a hay field, partially covered in gorse, with the strip cut on the morning of a match between local gentry and farm workers.
A ball hit only 10 feet from the stumps could easily become lost in the long grass and it was not unusual for batsmen to run nine while it was tracked down.
Englefield Green CC was founded in 1879, with its most illustrious player being paceman 'Hopper' Read, who played one Test for England in 1935, but who knows what the future holds?
Heading into the 2015 season the junior section is growing fast, with up to 50 youngsters now involved on Fridays (5-6pm) and Sundays (11am-noon).
Two adult teams compete in the Fuller’s Surrey League on Saturdays and another plays friendlies on Sundays, while there is also a midweek T20 competition involving local pubs.
Agreement has recently been reached with the council to ensure cricket will continue to be played on the Green, so plans are afoot to refurbish the pavilion – originally built with the aid of funds provided by Marilyn Monroe – to reflect a club enjoying a new lease of life.
New players will be made to feel very welcome (email club secretary Alan Greig on [email protected]) – and you no longer need to clear the hay and gorse!