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Welcome to Newbury Cricket Club Local residents survey

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.

Winter nets - 2017

Newbury Cricket Club is delighted to announce its 2017 winter training dates at The Clere School, Newbury RG20 9HP for senior teams. For junior nets please see below.

This year’s winter training will commence on Thursday, February 16th and will this year be held at Clere School, Burghclere, just south of Newbury. We have chosen this venue for a number of reasons including cost, access at peak traffic times and also viewing areas for parents/visitors.

We will have access to two full length cricket nets and space for fielding practice and other drills.

The junior nets will run every Wednesday commencing on 22nd of February until the 12th of April.

Winter nets will be on from 6PM to 8PM at the St.Bartholomew School sports hall.

The U11s will have their nets and training between 6PM to 7PM and for the U13s and U15s it will be from 7PM to 8PM.

Winter nets for seniors will be on Thursday evenings at:

The Clere School
Burghclere
Newbury, RG20 9HP

The dates and times are as stated alongside. Please note that some sessions have a start time of 6pm.

The fees will be £5 per session. Concession fees will be £3.

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 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.

Senior net sessions:

Date Time Co-ordinator
16th February 8-10pm Kevin Mills
23rd February 8-10pm Kevin Mills
Date Time Co-ordinator
2nd March CANCELLED - due to sports
hall not being available.
na
9th March 7pm to 8pm - Indoor match na
16th March 6-8pm Brad Alton
23rd March 6-8pm John O'Sullivan
30th March 6-8pm tbd
Date Time Co-ordinator
6th April 6-8pm John O'Sullivan
13th April 8-10pm John Duncan
20th April 8-10pm Martin Walker
27th April 8-10pm Kiran P.

Please note: Due to Clere School sports hall not being available during the week starting 27th February, there will be no nets on Thursday 2nd of March.

A new record opening stand

Newbury 2nds openers share a record stand of 276

Newbury's 2nd team openers, Bil E Beaumont and Vivek Srivastava shared an unbroken stand of 276 last Saturday in just 39 overs, a new record for the club.

To score 276 and to bat unbeaten for 39 overs is a feat, but to do both, on a hot day against a decent bowling attack, is really most excellent. Congratulations to both of them on this achievement.

Bil E in particular is on a roll, as he has now scored 59, 80 and now 123no in the last last 3 innings. During post-match chat Bill E revealed he enjoyed his big six that landed on the Northcroft lane the most.

That said, Vivek outscored Bil E on Saturday with 135no, a fantastic innings in his first season for the club, so well done to both and in Bil E's case in particular, shows that age is just a number and that form is temporary, class is permanent!

This also comes the next weekend after Bil E and Simon Digweed put on 195 for the first wicket for the 2s, so there's a few batsmen that have had their pads on watching the boys bat for quite a while the last couple of weekends.

Join us for this season

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.

Senior Membership

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.

Alternatively you can come to a winter nets or training session. Bring your Membership application with you, and see how you fit in before deciding whether you would like to join.

Please refer to the training page for more details.

Membership form (senior sides)

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.

Team League
Under 11 BYCL Div 2 West
Under 13 BYCL Div 2 West
Under 15 BYCL Div 2 West
1st XI TVCL Div 3a
2nd XI TVCL Div 7a
3rd XI TVCL Div 9a

The annual subscription is £90, the match fee if selected to play is £10 per match. Students, and un-waged members get a 50% discount. Junior membership (£35) is open to anyone aged under 17 on 1st September in the preceding year.

Overseas Players: Whilst membership is open to all, if you are an overseas player, having been continuously resident in the UK for two of the last four years, you are very welcome to join the club, but it may not be always be possible for us to select you to play in League Matches. We are restricted by the League to playing one overseas player in each team. Please contact us to see if there are likely to be any overseas places available.

For more detailed information see our information pack.

Junior Membership

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.

Latest news

  • 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 secured Burghclere Sports Club as their 3rd XI home ground for the 2015 season, the full address details are:

    • Burghclere Sports Club
    • Harts Lane
    • Burghclere
    • Newbury
    • Berkshire RG20 9JD

    • Tel: 01635 278642
    • Email: info@burghcleresportsclub.co.uk

  • 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.


Top performances for 2016 season

Top averages for 2016 season