Lapworth Cricket Club

Lapworth CC run two teams on a Saturday – our 1st XI having just gained promotion will be in the Premier Division of the Cotswold Hills League in 2018 and our 2nd team will play in Division 6 of the CHL. Our Sunday XI have a full fixture list from mid April to mid September playing against many of the local villages in both Warwickshire and Worcestershire and we also have a mid-week XI playing in the Shirley mid-week league. Full details of these fixtures are on the LCC website.

Our ground the Melson Memorial Ground on the Old Warwick Road in Lapworth is without doubt one of the most picturesque grounds in the County of Warwickshire and it’s a real pleasure to play cricket at “The Melson”.  We are very proud of our beautifully maintained ground which never fails to attract admiring comments from visiting teams, players and spectators.

We have made many improvements to our facilities over recent years including a refurbished score box, superb practice facilities, new sightscreens and we now have a large patio area adjacent to the club house which is ideal for watching the cricket or just socialising with a beer during or after the game. We have ambitious plans to upgrade our Pavilion, lounge and changing facilities over the next few years.

Of course we are always always keen to recruit new members both playing and non-playing to our Club, practice night is every Tuesday evening at “The Melson” during the cricket season and we also have indoor nets which start in January – interested? Speak to our Club Captain Sean Cross 07504 906436 sajcross@hotmail.com or VC Dave Pugh 07780 220437 dpugh@westmercia.co.uk.

This year we launched the ECB All Stars cricket aimed at the 5 – 8 year olds both boys and girls – these sessions on a Friday night have been a huge success, with numbers attending rising throughout the season. The Melson Memorial Ground on a balmy summer’s evening is a wonderful place to sit and relax after a hard week’s work, enjoy a drink from the bar and a burger or hot dog from the BBQ, while your children are enjoying the fun related cricket sessions. Details regarding the 2018 All Stars will be available early next year.

Following on from the fantastic upsurge in Women’s sport this year we have run two Ladies Soft Ball sessions at the club. These sessions were well supported and we are looking to grow our Ladies section next year and its aimed at Ladies of all ages and ability – watch this space!!!

To get more information with regards to All Stars cricket and Women’s Soft Ball Cricket please contact our fully qualified coach: Mark Pratt – 07738 177502 – pratt.m l@sky.com.

Further information regarding the Cricket Club is on our website www.lapworthcc.co.uk