There’s been a Newbury Cricket Club since 1822, and the modern sides first played at their home ground on Northcroft Playing Fields in 1947. Today we have three Thames Valley Cricket League sides, plus an occasional Sunday eleven, and a 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, and 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 indoor nets for juniors and adults and summer nets and training at our own Northcroft cricket ground.
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 welcome existing, new and prospective new members to our sessions. Details of the junior and senior net sessions are detailed below:
Training sessions are held on Monday evenings at Newbury Cricket Club, Northcroft Lane, Newbury RG14 1RS. For joining details please send us an email and one of the Club's officials will reply.
Senior nets are on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm onwards at the Newbury Cricket Club's dual net facilities.
The Under 15s and Under 19s will also be joining the senior members.
The club aims to have a senior player and or a club official at each session who will provide feedback to other captains as and when required about notable performances and to provide coaching tips.
New junior and senior members will be most welcome, as will ex-players and anybody that is interested in coaching. The club has also purchased lots of innovative and new training equipment which we’ll make use of during these sessions and the popular bowling machine will be available to be booked (details to be communicated) for players to practice their favourite shots or maybe the shots they need most work at.
We really look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible
Membership of our club is open to everyone, so if you would like to play in one of our teams or watch cricket in West Berkshire, why not consider joining, or just come down to the ground on match days and support your local team.
All you have to do to join is read the Code of Conduct and submit the online Membership Form. Your application should quickly be approved by the committee. Ed Uden , Treasurer of the Club will then contact you with details for payment, either by cheque or by BACS if you prefer.
Please refer to the training page for more details.
To join one of our senior sides, please submit the online form. A club official will be in contact. If more information is required, please email us.Email us for Junior membership
To join one of our junior sides, please email us. A club official will reply with all the information you require.
For more detailed information see our information pack.
To play in one of junior teams or for coaching please email us for details of joining and one of our club officers will be in touch with details. There may sometimes be a limit on the number of junior members dependant on facilities and numbers coaching staff.
Newbury CC is seeking to raise £3,404 towards replacement or refurbishment of essential grounds equipment and clubhouse interior facilities to continue to provide excellent sporting facilities for local people including community groups and children.
Any donation that you make will be supplemented with the same amount by Greenham Common Trust and GiftAid will be added. As an example, a £10 donation will become £22.50 (£10 Greenham Trust topup + £2.50 GiftAid).
So please donate generously to keep your favourite cricket club in top shape.
We are delighted to announce that Newbury CC have moved to Park House School as their 3rd XI home ground.
The outdoor nets are now refurbished and fully functional.
Please gear up and head down to the nets to hone your skills throughout the season.