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 or VC Dave Pugh 07780 220437

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

Further information regarding the Cricket Club is on our website


Cricket Club seeking more Ground Staff

The cricket club has almost been put to bed for the winter – the cricket square and outfield were cut in mid November which hopefully will be the last cut this year – just like I am sure you are finding at home we are cutting the grass at The Melson far later in the year than previously and then are having to start cutting much earlier in the Spring – global warming/climate change whichever is your preference has a lot to answer for!!

I am certain that you will agree that the Melson Memorial Ground always looks immaculate; this work is undertaken by a very small ground staff team who are responsible for the cricket square, outfield, trees and hedgerows.  We are  looking to increase the number of “helpers” at the Club during the season and are looking in particular for possibly local retired person(s) who would like to spend some time tending one of the most picturesque grounds in Warwickshire – the major task during the spring/summer being the cutting of the outfield which is cut virtually every week from April to September – we have the equipment – we need some peoplepower – interested? – give me a bell Richard Evans on 07739 430463.

Cricket Club Annual Dinner

Lapworth Cricket Club Annual Dinner & Presentation of Awards will be held at Henley Golf Club on Saturday 3 February 2018. Our Guest speaker will be the legendary Geoff Miller a former test stalwart, first national selector of the ECB and recently President of Derbyshire Cricket Club.  Geoff has established himself as a highly entertaining after dinner speaker – many say the very best and most amusing speaker on the circuit. Geoff will also present the 2017 Club Awards.  The Annual Dinner is always a very special night for the Club – it’s a great venue, a super four course meal is ordered, after dinner entertainment is booked, and guaranteed good company – what else could you want. If you are interested in attending then please contact me on the number above for further information.

Winter Indoor Nets

The 2018 Season may still seem a long way away however Winter Indoor nets have already been booked – they will run from Tuesday 6 February – Tuesday 10 April 8.30 – 10.00pm. The venue is the Forward Drive Academy, 177 Barford St, Birmingham B5 7EP.  We have three nets booked plus a bowling machine. We are always looking for new members of all ages and ability to join our club so you would be very welcome to attend our pre-season sessions. Following our promotion to the CHL Premier Division we will clearly need to hit the new season running and attendance at the Winter nets are invaluable in helping us achieve that objective. If you would like more information about the Winter Indoor Nets or joining our Club this coming season then contact our Club Captain Sean Cross 07504 906436 .