by | Jun 22, 2015 | What's On

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

Saturday Fixtures

Date Team Ground Time
April 18 Hindhead Away 1.00 pm
April 25 Witley Away 1.00 pm
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

Sunday Fixtures

Date Team Ground Time
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