Newbury Cricket Club
You may be surprised to read that there’s been a Newbury Cricket Club since 1822, with the modern sides first playing at their home ground on Northcroft Playing Fields in 1947.
Today we have three Thames Valley League sides, all playing on Saturdays, plus an occasional Sunday XI, together with a forever growing junior section catering for all ages from Under 11 upwards.
It’s a special place to play cricket, right in the town centre, with the river along one boundary, Northcroft Lane on the other and the church spire in the background. In the evening the light across the outfield from a low sun setting beyond Northcroft Leisure Centre can be absolutely beautiful.
We are proud of our traditions at Newbury and we like to blend competitive cricket with a friendly atmosphere on and off the pitch at all levels. We play to win and talent is rewarded with challenging league cricket, but not at the expense of the game’s traditional values of fair play and team spirit. And there is room for cricketers of all skill levels to practice and play in a team which suits their individual ambitions.
Our juniors are coached by level two ECB qualified coaches, with winter nets for juniors and adults at the excellent Newbury College facilities and summer nets and training at the Northcroft cricket ground.
Our annual Club Open Day is held ahead of the season, where we open our doors and invite the local community to come and experience what we can offer, both as a sport playing club and also from a social aspect.
Demonstration matches take place on the field, with off field activities taking place in our nets and also at intervals on the outfield throughout the day. It’s a great way to introduce new, old, returning or aspiring cricketers to the club, as well as followers and supporters.
1st XI Thames Valley Cricket League Division 3A
2nd XI Thames Valley Cricket League Division 7A
3rd XI Thames Valley Cricket League Division 8A
U11’s Berkshire Youth Cricket League, Division 2 West
U13’s Berkshire Youth Cricket League, Division 2 West
U15’s Berkshire Youth Cricket League, Division 1 West
Details of all of our league fixtures can be found on our club’s website. Alternatively, you can visit www.tvcl.com for details of our senior fixtures and www.berkshireycl.play-cricket.com for our junior fixtures.
NETS AND TRAINING
During the season, we use our dual net facilities which were installed only a few years ago. With the bowling machine also available to use (weather permitting), we very much welcome existing, new and prospective new members to our sessions. Details of the junior and senior net sessions are detailed below:
Junior Nets: Monday nights from 6pm
Senior Nets: Tuesday nights from 6pm, with nets available to members throughout the week