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


Date Day Time Fixture
May 20 Sat 1.00 PM LCC v Pirbright
May 21 Sun
May 27 Sat 1.00 PM GCC v Chiddingfold II
May 28 Sun 2.00 PM Adam Saward
May 29 Mon 2.00 PM Keith Impey - Lurgashall v Milland
June 10 Sat 1.00 PM LCC v Witley
June 11 Sun
June 17 Sat 1.00 PM GCC v Frensham IV
June 18 Sun 10.00 AM Chiddingfold u15 v Frensham
June 18 Sun 2.00 PM HBB
June 24 Sat 1.00 PM LCC v Puttenham
June 25 Sun 10.00 AM Chiddingfold u15 v Churt Reds
June 25 Sun 2.00 PM HBB
July 1 Sat 1.00 PM GCC v Tongham II
July 2 Sun 2.00 PM Six a side
July 8 Sat 1.00 PM LCC v Frensham
July 9 Sun 2.00 PM Ohlson
July 15 Sat 1.00 PM LCC v Chiddingfold
July 16 Sun 10.00 AM Chiddingfold u15 v Grsyshott Pelicans
July 16 Sun 2.00 PM Henry (looking for another date)
July 22 Sat 1.00 PM GCC v Thursley II
July 23 Sun 2.00 PM Harry Baker
July 29 Sat
July 30 Sun 2.00 PM Howzat CC
August 5 Sat 1.00 PM LCC v Headley
August 6 Sun 2.00 PM HBB
August 12 Sat 1.00 PM LCC v Dogmersfield
August 13 Sun
August 19 Sat 1.00 PM GCC v Headley III
August 20 Sun
August 26 Sat 1.00 PM GCC v Wrecclesham
August 27 Sun
August 28 Mon 2.00 PM Classic Cricket Club
Sept 2 Sat 1.00 PM LCC v Tilford
Sept 3 Sun 2.00 PM Impey/Fairburn/Hentenaar
Sept 9 Sat 12.30 PM GCC v Blackheath III
Sept 10 Sun 2.00 PM Adam Saward
Sept 16 Sat
Sept 17 Sun 2.00 PM HBB
Sept 23 Sat
Sept 24 Sun 12.30 PM LCC v Grayshott