Chorleywood Cricket Club has been playing on The Common for nearly 200
years and, for passers-by in the summer months, the sight of a cricket match in
progress as they drive or walk through Chorleywood is always a memorable
landmark. The club is a thriving local success story that has a distinguished
history, and, thanks to a dedicated membership who want
to ensure the legacy of the club for years to come, exciting plans for the future.
In 2014, we have once again increased our playing membership and, with yet more of our Colts progressing into our senior teams, we entered four teams in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League on Saturdays throughout the 2014 summer. Our teams competed in The Championship ,Divisions 4, 10 and 12W of the league, providing levels of competitive cricket for all who wish to play on a Saturday afternoon.
On Sundays, in the Chess Valley Cricket League we have one team which gained promotion in 2014. We are also entered the County Cup 20/20 in addition to a number of friendly matches that we played throughout the summer, once again providing something for everybody.
Colts / Junior Cricket
At Chorleywood, we are proud of our Colts structure which provides an excellent environment for youngsters of all ages from about 6 years old. Our focus is on helping them to experience the joys of cricket as well as to hone their cricketing skills. Our Club team structure provides a pathway to playing for our senior teams, and a number of our colts have progressed to senior cricket in recent years. We have many qualified coaches (who are all CRB checked) who provide advice and guidance for players of all standards. Our coaches help them to make the most of their abilities and to enjoy playing the marvellous game of cricket in a secure and friendly atmosphere.
We currently run fixtures for eight Hertfordshire Junior League teams at ages ranging from Under 9s to Under 15s playing either at weekends or on weekday evenings, as well as our well attended practice sessions on Sunday mornings - so there really is something for youngsters of all ages and abilities to enjoy at Chorleywood. There's something for the parents too, as tea and coffee and bacon rolls are normally available, thanks to willing Mums. Parents support our Colts section through scoring, umpiring, coaching and managing. Training for these roles is provided by the Club for those who wish to participate. We are always hopeful for more helpers.
At Chorleywood, we know how important it is that all our members, both Playing and Social, can enjoy
themselves off the field as well as on it. The Common is a fantastic place to spend time watching cricket
and there's always a great atmosphere in our clubhouse both during the games and when all the teams
congregate after matches. There are a number of social functions run all year round such as quiz nights,
race nights, an annual dinner / dance and regular barbeques at the Club for all to enjoy. We have a Club
Day on August Bank Holiday weekend when a competitive and fun 6-a-side tournament is held followed by
a karaoke evening. We also hold separate award presentation evenings for Colts and Senior players at the
end of each season.
In order to preserve Chorleywood Cricket Club as such an important part of the local community there is much to be done over the next few years. We have already replaced our practice nets and our cricket square . We are also developing plans to replace our 45+ years old pavilion that has seen better days, and become costly to maintain.
Please see the 50 Club page for details.
Location / Contacts
Please see the Contacts page for details.
If you would like to make a donation to Chorleywood Cricket Club please make use of this Gift Aid form.