It is not known when cricket was first played in Lurgashall, but there is a framed extract from the West Sussex Gazette of 1863 recording the outcome of a match against the “auld enemy” of Ebernoe – fixtures between these two villages are the cricketing equivalent of Rangers and Celtic clashes in this corner of West Sussex. It is likely that cricket started in the early part of the nineteenth century, so there is more than 170 years of tradition being played out each summer’s week-end.

The Club itself now runs just one team. On Saturday, we play in the I’Anson league, itself the oldest cricket league in the country dating back to its formation in 1900. Membership of the league is confined to clubs within a twelve mile radius of Grayshott Village Hall, so travel to away matches is restricted, and means we play at other attractive grounds such as Tilford and Frensham.

Haslemere Cricket Club uses the Lurgashall ground for its 3rd XI fixtures on Saturday, also in the I’Anson league. This team comprises many youngsters who are experiencing this level of cricket for the first time, supported by a collection of “experienced” cricketers

On Sundays, the Hammer Bottom Butsers CC (largely comprising an even greater number of “experienced” cricketers…..) regularly use the ground, as do local teams who hire the pitch for their own matches.

All in all, cricket is played about 35 times each season at Lurgashall.

So whether you are a budding Freddie Flintoff or just a keen enthusiast, you will be very welcome.

Lurgashall CC
Nathan Kemp: 07921-237673

Grayshott CC
Peter Hannam: 07535 619872

Hammer Bottom Butsers
David Graham: 01428-644756

On the first Sunday in July each year, we hold our annual six-a-side competition, which starts early in the day and lasts right through until the early evening. Always a great day.

The ground is available for hire should you wish to organise your own fixture. While week-ends are obviously in demand, it is possible to hire the ground during the week as well – in these straightened times, the club has had enquiries for people wanting to host an event as an alternative, and much less expensive, event for corporate hospitality.

What better way to while away a Wednesday afternoon in mid-summer with colleagues playing cricket on the green, followed by supper in the Noah’s Ark……

Hon Secretary: Malcolm Caird, Pear Tree Cottage, Lurgashall, GU28 9ET
Tel: 01428 708120

Lurgashall Cricket Club – 2017 Fixtures


May 20Sat1.00 PMLCC v Pirbright
May 21Sun
May 27Sat1.00 PMGCC v Chiddingfold II
May 28Sun2.00 PMAdam Saward
May 29Mon2.00 PMKeith Impey - Lurgashall v Milland
June 10Sat1.00 PMLCC v Witley
June 11Sun
June 17Sat1.00 PMGCC v Frensham IV
June 18Sun10.00 AMChiddingfold u15 v Frensham
June 18Sun2.00 PMHBB
June 24Sat1.00 PMLCC v Puttenham
June 25Sun10.00 AMChiddingfold u15 v Churt Reds
June 25Sun2.00 PMHBB
July 1Sat1.00 PMGCC v Tongham II
July 2Sun2.00 PMSix a side
July 8Sat1.00 PMLCC v Frensham
July 9Sun2.00 PMOhlson
July 15Sat1.00 PMLCC v Chiddingfold
July 16Sun10.00 AMChiddingfold u15 v Grsyshott Pelicans
July 16Sun2.00 PMHenry (looking for another date)
July 22Sat1.00 PMGCC v Thursley II
July 23Sun2.00 PMHarry Baker
July 29Sat
July 30Sun2.00 PMHowzat CC
August 5Sat1.00 PMLCC v Headley
August 6Sun2.00 PMHBB
August 12Sat1.00 PMLCC v Dogmersfield
August 13Sun
August 19Sat1.00 PMGCC v Headley III
August 20Sun
August 26Sat1.00 PMGCC v Wrecclesham
August 27Sun
August 28Mon2.00 PMClassic Cricket Club
Sept 2Sat1.00 PMLCC v Tilford
Sept 3Sun2.00 PMImpey/Fairburn/Hentenaar
Sept 9Sat12.30 PMGCC v Blackheath III
Sept 10Sun2.00 PMAdam Saward
Sept 16Sat
Sept 17Sun2.00 PMHBB
Sept 23Sat
Sept 24Sun12.30 PMLCC v Grayshott