Holyport Cricket Club

Holyport is a large village in the Parish of Bray in East Berkshire and the cricket club has been part of the local life since at least 1844.   

Since 2000, we have run four adult sides, two on Saturday now playing in the Morrant Chiltern League and two playing friendlies on Sundays. In 2011 we are restarting our colts section with training and, numbers permitting, matches organised for boys and girls aged 9 upwards.

2011 will be our eighth season in the Chiltern League which has now been reorganised into a four division structure (previously two 1st XI divisions and two 2nd XI divisions). In 2010 our second XI successfully defended the 2nd XI championship with 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats and so will play in the new division three, snapping at the heels of the 1st XI who will be in division two having failed to sustain their form through the whole of last season, ending up 4th (W7-D5-L5) and missing out on a return to the top division. We look forward to both teams finishing in the promotion places this season...

It was tough getting two teams out most days in 2010 and hence we have further trimmed the second XI fixture list for 2011, but if enough people want to play a fixture will be arranged for those days where there is not one.

The club plays in the Berkshire Indoor League for the winter season and the team habitually yo-yos between the two divisions, they have finished second in the second tier and so will return to the premier division when the next competition starts in October..

For fun and to add a bit of internal competition we also run an internal fantasy league, details are posted on the fantasy league page of this site. On the social side, we also hold a race night (10th September), a six-a-side competition (28th August), a keenly contested golf day (24th June) and an annual dinner and prize giving (15th October).

The summer 2011 season started on 16th April - see the fixtures page for details. We are always on the lookout for new members, all are welcome, players of any age and standard, social members and especially anyone who wishes to umpire!

To contact us please e-mail on: info@holyportcc.org.uk