Play cricket on one of the most beautiful villages in the South of England!
All you need is a good sense of humour and we will provide the rest; kit, teas, etc. Lurgashall really is one of THE most picture perfect villages in England and the cricket pitch is right slap bang in the middle of it. With its village shop, church and, most importantly, a great village pub, you are more than welcome to join us at one of the most quintessentially English villages in the UK.
The Green at Lurgashall is one of the most picturesque settings for cricket. Whether watching from the pub garden, or playing, there are few better places for cricket lovers to be.
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.
For more details contact
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……
Lurgashall Cricket Club
Hon Secretary: Malcolm Caird, Pear Tree Cottage, Lurgashall, GU28 9ET
Tel: 01428 708120
Lurgashall Cricket Club – 2015 Fixtures
|April 18||Hindhead||Away||1.00 pm|
|April 25||Witley||Away||1.00 pm|
|May 2||Cody CANCELLED|
|May 9||Harting||Away||1.00 pm|
|May 16||The Bourne||Home||1.00 pm|
|May 23||Badshot Lea||Away||1.00 pm|
|May 30||Wood Street||Home||1.00 pm|
|June 6||No match – Fete|
|June 13||Chiddingfold||Home||2.00 pm|
|June 20||Headley II||Away||2.00 pm|
|June 27||Frensham II||Away||1.00 pm|
|July 4||Witley||Home||1.00 pm|
|July 11||Grayshott II||Away||1.30 pm|
|July 18||Hindhead||Home||1.00 pm|
|July 25||Wood Street||Away||1.00 pm|
|August 1||Frensham II||Home||1.00 pm|
|August 8||The Bourne||Away||1.00 pm|
|August 15||Harting||Home||1.00 pm|
|August 22||Badshot Lea||Home||1.00 pm|
|August 29||Grayshott II||Home||1.00 pm|
|September 5||Cody CANCELLED|
|September 12||Headley II||Home||1.00 pm|
|September 19||Chiddingfold||Away||12.30 pm|
|May 24||Keith Impey|
|May 25||Lurgashall v Ebernoe||Home||2.30 pm|
|June 14||Adam Saward||2.00 pm|
|June 21||Hammer Bottom Butsers||2.00 pm|
|June 28||Hammer Bottom Butsers||2.00 pm|
|July 5||Lurgashall 6-a-side||9.30 am|
|July 12||Malt House||2.00 pm|
|July 19||Hammer Bottom Butsers||2.00 pm|
|July 20||Noah’s Ark||2.00 pm|
|August 9||Adam Saward||2.00 pm|
|August 16||Hammer Bottom Butsers||2.00 pm|
|September 6||Phil Carr, Milland||2.30 pm|
|September 13||Hammer Bottom Butsers||2.30 pm|
|September 20||Hammer Bottom Butsers||2.30 pm|