Historical Sesquicentennial Year News Articles

Sunday 16 September Home 40 Over Friendly Match against Welford Park

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Anthony Josey, Richard Saull, Mike Taylor, Julian Howgill, Graham Perkins, Chris Wiltshire, Charles Carrington, Andrew Carrington, Josh Weston and Mike Roberts.

Sunday 09 September Home 40 Over Friendly Match against Team Webb

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Graham Perkins, Andrew Leighton, Peter Cross, James Hewitt, Charles Carrington, Mike Roberts, Richard Saull, Mike Taylor and Andrew Perham.

Sunday 02 September Home 40 Over Friendly Match against MCC

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Tom Clay, Charles Carrington, ANdrew Jones, Al Kilfoil, Andrew Leighton, Graham Perkins, Paul Runacres, Mike Taylor, Josh Weston and Huw Williams. There are two reserves this week: Bowling: Julian Howgill, Batting: Mark Webb.

Sunday 26 August Home 40 Over Friendly Match against Travellers CC

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Al Kilfoil, Julian Howgill, Mike Taylor, Mike Reynaols, Mark RUnacres, Andrew Leighton, Chris Wiltshire, Charles Carrington, Steve Lanford, Peter Cross and Andrew Carrington.

Sunday 19 August Home 40 Over Friendly Match against Compton Bassett

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Andrew Jones, Ruichard Saull, Al Kilfoil, James Hewitt, Mark Runacres, Mark Webb, Andrew Leightpn, Graham Perkins, Josh Weston, Chris Wiltshire, Mike Roverts, Louis Graves and Julian Howgill.

It's a while since we last played at home, so there will be plenty to do in advance of a 2pm start. Please try to get there asap after 1pm.

Sunday 12 August Away 40 Over Friendly Match against Hillesley

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Andrew Jones, Tom Clay, Al Kilfoil, Mark Webb, Tim Basford, Graham Perkins, Charles Carrington, Chris Wiltshire, Mike Roberts, Jim Hewitt and Andrew Carrington .

If anyone finds themselves available at the last moment, please still let us know, as there is at least one further player who would happily give up their place. For anyone who hasn't played at Hillesley before, please see click here showing the pitch at A and the entrance at B. Set your SatNav for GL12 7RS. It's a 2pm start, so please try to arrive by 1.30 - allow about half an hour driving from Grittleton. As usual, try to share lifts where possible - passengers will enjoy the post match hostelry at The Fleece.

Sunday 05 August Home 35 Over Friendly Match against North Nibley

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Richard Saull, Tim Basford, Julian Howgill, Charles Carrington, Mike Taylor, Mark Runacres, Andy Perham, Josh Weston, Andrew (Binary) Inchley - welcome back and it'd better not rain this week! and either Pater Cross (teas), Anthony Josey or Andrew Carrington as 11th and/or 12th player...

Please try to arrive at the ground in plenty of time to help set up - North Nibley have requested a late start (2.30) so we should have no excuses for arriving by about 1.30. (X excepted, as he will still be icing his cakes). We beat NN at their ground, so they will be out for revenge. Let's try to get another win!

Sunday 29 July Away 40 Over Friendly Match against Cricklade

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Richard Saull, Tim Bashford, Julian Howgill, Andy Perham, Huw Williams, Andrew Inchley (welcome back long time no see), Jim Hewitt and Anthony Josey. If you know anyone who would like a game get in contact asap.

Match starts at 1pm so need to be there at 12:30pm at the latest.

Sunday 22 July Home 40 Over Friendly Match against Stanton-by-Dale

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Graham Perkins, Anthony Josey, Richard Saull, Martyn Foard, Chris Wiltshire, Josh Weston, Huw Williams, Al Kilfoil, Mark Webb and Paul Runacres. Tim Bashford is 12th Man.

Opposition are turning up at 1pm so can everyone please be there earlier (i.e. 12:30) to help prepare and sort stuff out, and help the groundsman as he has a lot to do!

Sunday 15 July Away 40 Over Friendly Match against Tintern

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: to be confirmed.

Details will appear here when finalised

Saturday 07 July Festival of Cricket 1868 Rules Game against Neeld Arms

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: to be confirmed.

Details will appear here when finalised

Sunday 01 July Home 40 Over Friendly Match against Cholsey

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, James Hewitt, Tom Clay, Josh Weston, Mark Runcres, Paul Runacres, Julian Howgill, Graham Perkins, Anthony Josey, Charles Carrington, Jack Jones and Andrew Carrington as twelfth man.

The Pavilion and surroundings are in a bit of a state after the building work (our job to clean up) so could you please be there at 1pm to help.

Tuesday 26 June Home T20 Match against Keevil

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: to be confirmed.

Details will appear here when finalised

Sunday 24 June Away 40 Over Friendly Match against Sutton Benger

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: to be confirmed.

Details will appear here when finalised

Tuesday 19 June Home T20 Match against Thrings

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: to be confirmed.

Details will appear here when finalised

Sunday 17 June Away 40 Over Friendly Match against Kingswood Village

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Anthony Josey, Tim Bashford, Julian Howgill, Charles Carrington, Sangwan, Singh, Al Kilfoil, Peter Cross and Andrew Carrington.

There's still space for 1 more, if you find yourself available - Al can't get there till an hour or so late, so we are only 10 till then. Either X or Andrew will happily be 12th man. It is likely that wicket keeping duties will have to be shared around - so, if you have the relevant kit, please bring it with you. We don't know what standard our opponents will be, but it sounds as though they are a side, similar to ours, which plays just friendly cricket - see their website. It is a ground which we haven't been to before, so your SatNav will be useful - set it for GL12 8RF. They play behind the Village Hall, on Wickwar Road, Kingswood. (Make sure you are heading for the correct Kingswood! This is a village between Wickwar and Wotton-under-Edge; NOT the one on the outskirts of Bristol). It is about 30 minutes drive from Grittleton, so lift sharing makes sense. Please leave plenty of time for your journey and aim to get there around 2pm, as it's a 2.30pm start.

Sunday 10 June Tour 40 Over Friendly Match against Stoke Fleming

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: to be confirmed.

Details will appear here when finalised

Saturday 09 June Tour 40 Over Friendly Match against East Prawle

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: to be confirmed.

Details will appear here when finalised

Sunday 03 June Away 40 Over Friendly Match against North Nibley

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: to be confirmed.

Details will appear here when finalised

Tuesday 29 May Home T20 Match against Kington St Michael

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Anthony Josey, Mark Webb, Tim Bashford, Julian Howgill, Andrew Jones, Mike , Andrew Leighton, David Jones, Ranjiv Sangwan and Singh with Peter Cross and Richard Saull as Twelfth men...

We want to get off to a prompt start at 6pm if we are going to make the most of the light. So, please get there as early as you can (5pm ish, if you can) in order to help set up - but, as it's a work day, we realise this won't be possible for everyone.

Sunday 27 May Home 40 Over Friendly Match against Tintern

Cancelled as Grittleton Cricket Club could not raise a team.

Sunday 20 May Away 40 Over Friendly Match against Ampney Crucis Nomads

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Julian Howgill, Graham Perkins, Al Kilfoil, Martyn Foard, Richard Saull, Anthony Josey, James Hewitt, Peter Cross and Mark Webb.

We are are one short for this Sunday, so if you find yourself available at the last minute, or know anyone who might like a game (friends, children, parents or grannies all welcome) please let us know. Following a fixture secretary handover situation scenario we are now clear who we are playing: Swindon Nomads, who play at Ampney Crucis... It's a 2pm start again, and a fair distance to travel (about 45 minutes from Grittleton), so leave plenty of time for your journey and car-sharing makes sense. We haven't played here before, so directions are relevant! The ground, just outside Cirencester is at Ampney Crucis CC (point A) behind The Crown of Crucis GL7 5RS (point B) and appears to be accessed by the lane to the left of the pub (point C).

Sunday 13 May Away 40 Over Friendly Match against Erlestoke & Coulston

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward, Martyn Foard, Mitch Foard, Julian Howgill, Ziggy, Mike Taylor, Hugo Hudson, Andrew Jones, Andy Perham, Peter Cross and Graham Perkins.

Andrew Carrington is available as 12th man/umpire. For anyone who hasn't played at Erlestoke's lovely walled garden ground, you are in for a treat! It is a fair distance, so makes sense to lift-share wherever possible. It's about 45 minutes' drive from Grittleton. Set your SatNav for SN10 5UD. This will bring you to The George and Dragon Pub (closed). There is a track beside it, marked A in the link, which leads to the parking area B for the Erlestoke & Coulston CC ground at C. Please aim to get there in plenty of time for a prompt 2pm start.

Sunday 06 May Home 40 Over Friendly Match against Avebury

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Robert Ward (Captain), Martyn Foard, Richard SAull, Graham Perkins (WK), Mike Taylor, Tim Basford, Peter Cross, Giles Tupper, Anthony Josey, Andrew Perham, Andrew Carrington.

If anyone else finds themselves available even now, do please get in touch. There are members of our team who would be happy to be 12th man. As always, there will be work to do before the start, so please get to the ground by 1pm so we can make a prompt start at 2pm.

Sunday 29 April Away 40 Over Friendly Match against Bishops Cannings

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Rob Ward (C), Andrew Jones, Julian Howgill, Anthony Josey, Richard Saull, Mike Taylor, Peter Cross and Andrew Carrington.

We are waiting to hear if Matt can also make it. But even if he can play, it still leaves us with only 9 - so if you find yourself unexpectedly free, or if you have any friends who would like a game, PLEASE let us know! We have let Bishops Cannings know that we are under strength and I'm waiting to hear whether they might help us bolster the team.

Bishops Cannings actually play in the nearby village of Coate. See link. Please Note: point A shows the car park. Set your SatNav for SN10 3LQ - about 45 minutes drive from Grittleton. It is a 2:00pm start, so please aim to be there by 1:30pm at the latest

Sunday 22 April Home 40 Over Friendly Match against Cricklade

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Rob Ward (Captain), Andrew Jones, Tom Clay, Richard Saull, Tim Basford, Julian Howgill, Mike Taylor (teas), Mark Runacres, Giles Tupper, Andy Perham, Graham Perkins (WK) and Andy Leighton.

Well, the sun has done its best to make the ground playable, and Richard and Andy have worked tirelessly to prepare the pitch. As long as we get no more rain, we are ON for Sunday. I'm sure that you are all aware that there a raft of new laws of cricket which have come into force for this season? For anyone who isn't aware of the changes, I will circulate a short video in a separate email. PLEASE BE AT THE GROUND TO HELP SET UP NO LATER THAN 12 NOON