Northleach Town Cricket
Club has been in existence for many years within the
town, playing social friendly matches and, since the
2001 season, involved in local league competitions.
There are many people within Northleach and the
surrounding area who have either played or supported the
club in many varied and wonderful ways over the years,
whether that be dynamic bowling, dramatic batting, or
merely cheering on from the boundary and attending the
many social functions.
As with all long-standing ventures there are times of
highs and lows, affecting both on- and off-field
activities and we are no different from many other
cricket clubs around the Cotswolds and indeed the UK in
general when I say that players are, at times, hard to
This is one of those times, and it is unfortunately our
turn to be one of several local clubs currently
undergoing difficulties to attract and retain enough
players to be confident of turning out a competitive
side every league Saturday.
It is with great regret, therefore, that I must announce
our decision to withdraw from the CDCA Division 2 league
fixtures for the forthcoming season, but we will remain
passionate members of the CDCA forums and be involved in
all local cricket developments.
On a more positive note, I can confirm that we intend to
increase the number of friendly matches for the season,
probably up to 8 games to be played mainly on Sundays,
but may include weekday games versus touring opposition.
As always your support for the team will be most welcome
and players of all ages and abilities will be gladly
accepted into the fold. We have committed to a return to
league cricket within the next few years, and will
continue to work hard to establish sufficient numbers
and a structure to deliver this is in the shortest
We also aim to maintain our social presence within local
circles, including the Charter Fair BBQ, and plan to
establish monthly social events for players and
supporters alike ... please come along and join us for a
20/20 cricket tv match at the Northleach Pavilion, or
for a curry.
Just watch this website and Facebook for details ...
Lastly, I would like to thank for you all for your
support for the club over recent years as we have
strived to achieve success for the club and raise the
profile of the town ... local business sponsorship,
Charter Fair BBQ, advertising banners, Friday Fun
Cricket for local juniors, running 2 league sides,
raising monies for local hostelries, to name just a few
innovations during the past few years.
Richard Hemming, Chairman (April 2013)