Five Ways Old Edwardians Cricket Club
Address: 'Masshouse', Ashe Lane, Hopwood, Birmingham, B48 7BD
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Phone: 0121 445 4909
Email: [email protected]
Five Ways Old Edwardians CC, along with its sister rugby club, was formed in 1892 by ‘old boys’ of the King Edward VI school based at Five Ways in Birmingham city centre.
Development and a lack of space has seen the club steadily move further away from its birthplace, and eventually to our current location in Hopwood, just inside the Worcestershire county boundary.
Both the cricket and rugby teams initially used the school's playing fields at Portland Road, Edgbaston, but in 1934 we moved to Masshouse Lane, Kings Norton and then in 1977 to the current ground in Ash Lane.
We have been playing Saturday league cricket since the early 70’s, and moved through transition from the James Travel and Midland Combined Counties, to the Warwickshire Cricket League, where we experienced the highs of promotion and the lows of relegation several times over the years.
The club then made the decision to move to our ‘home’ county of Worcestershire for the 2014 season, and we have enjoyed moderate success, with promotion to Division 3 for both the First and Second teams, with a Third team in Division 8 North.
Since the late 90’s we have been running a women’s cricket team, with a second team joining them at the start of 2016. Both play in the Women’s Midland League, with the First team having been playing in the Premier Division since 2016, often against England internationals!
Although limited to Under 11’s & 12’s at present, we run a healthy junior section, playing league cricket in the Worcestershire County Board competitions, and run coaching sessions on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.
The facilities at ‘Masshouse’ are excellent, with two story clubhouse, capable of catering for functions and seminars. We have a large main pitch, and a second pitch with an artificial track, used by our 3rd team and for hire games, as well as floodlit rugby pitches and junior football pitch. We have also recently installed a brand new two lane practice net. We regularly host County Board age group matches.
Awarded Clubmark status in 2005, we have been a Worcestershire Focus Club since 2007.