Aldbourne Cricket Club
Aldbourne ‘Dabchicks’ Cricket Club play over 20 Sunday games of cricket each season around Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
In addition, a Twenty20 competition called the Munim Tournament was introduced in 2009 and a September tour to Devon and Cornwall was begun in 2008. It’s known as “Boars on Tour” after their sponsor the Blue Boar – see photograph below of match against Mount Edgcumbe.
Most of their games are away although they are occasionally able to host some games at Marlborough College and Ramsbury. They also have a programme of winter cricket, for those who like to keep their eye in.
Those who have read the Millennium Book of Aldbourne will know that Aldbourne Cricket Club dates back to before World War One. Until the 50’s the cricket ground was on West Street next to Woodley Meadow but was relocated to the site of the football field where the pavilion, now demolished, was built by members of the club.
During the 60’s the club ran two teams and gained national prominence when Aldbourne became the first village club to play Sunday cricket. After a fallow period, enthusiasm for the game has now been rekindled. The club have not yet managed to develop a new pitch – but fingers remain crossed!
The club is always looking for new fixtures, and just as important is the quest for new players. Whilst Zimmer frames and push chairs are not encouraged they’d welcome interest from all types, from young gun teenagers to those approaching the twilight of their careers.
The club have their own website, see the link below, which includes a fixture list and entertaining match, (and after match) reports – some of which are not for those of a sensitive disposition! There is also a library of occasional ‘breaking news’ stories, few of which have any grip on reality or propriety.
For more information please contact either the Team & Fixtures Secretary or the Membership Secretary, see details below.
John Sanders (Team & Fixtures Secretary)
Telephone: 01672 540176
James Wallace (Membership Secretary)
Telephone: 01672 540667