Lapworth Cricket Club

Cricket has commenced . . .

“Our optimism that we would get some cricket in 2020 finally came to fruition when in early July the government announced that recreational cricket could return in England from Saturday July 11.There are considerable guidelines that clubs and players have to adhere to before, during and after games however its just brilliant to hear the sound of bat on ball again in an English summer.

In order to get some competitive cricket the Cotswold Hills League have devised two competitions the CHL Cup for the teams in the top divisions and the CHL Shield for teams in the lower leagues.  Our 1st team are competing in the Cup with our 2s in the Shield.

In each competition there are four divisions of 6 teams geographically located with games played on a round robin basis the top 4 teams in each division will then contest the semi-finals with the two winners playing in the final.

The first round of the competition took place on July 18 with our 1st team gaining an easy victory over Norton Lindsey at the Melson, our 2nd XI took the short distance up the Old Warwick Road to play Rowington 2s and they also recorded a victory. The following day our Sunday XI beat Christchurch so we ended up with a 100% record for the first weekend.

We have lots of cricket scheduled at Lapworth to the middle of September, there will be a home game every Saturday & Sunday with an occasional mid-week game which are currently being arranged.

If you are interested in playing cricket our Club practice nights are every Tuesday come along you will find us a friendly crowd. If you just want to come to the ground to chill out and watch some cricket then we would love to see you at the Melson Memorial Ground there is plenty of space so social distancing will not be an issue and parking is free. What more can you ask for?”

Richard Evans
Chairman