For many generations, the sport of cricket has been played in the village of Evenley. In past years, the Cricket Square was situated within the land of Rectory Farm. Today this is now a small housing development called Church Leys, which was built in the 1970's. Cricket has since moved to be played on the Village Green, and now has an excellent reputation as one of the best wickets within the South Northamptonshire leagues.
Evenley Cricket Club is organised by its own management committee, which comprises playing and non-playing members of the club. They meet on a monthly basis to have informal discussions about topical issues, which range from sponsorship, fund raising and social events through to more tactical discussions about selection and organisation of the club.
We provide for regular junior coaching on Sunday mornings during the season on Evenley Village Green, commencing at 10.30am. Nets are provided before the start of the season. In 2009, we joined the South Northants Junior League at U13 level, this meant competitive fixtures during the season for our U13 squad of players, our youngsters also enjoy competing in Kwik Cricket competitions. In 2013 & 2014 the youth section benefited from professional coaching from two of the professional’s from Northants County 1st XI.
The club is always on the lookout for new members. This is in both a playing and non-playing capacity, and is open to both male and females of all ages. You can have an involvement in the club of some description, small or large. Every year there is an A.G.M held in the village hall in February, which is open to anyone and everyone.
For those who are keen to be involved in an active way, there are several options. The club is always looking for players and new committee members, male or female. In addition the club is seeking scorer's and regular umpires.
For those of you who would prefer to support in a less involved manner, there is the opportunity to sponsor a match ball, become a Vice President of the club, or support our regular social events ranging from BBQ's to the end of season Dinner & Dance. Spectators are always welcome to cheer us on a Saturday afternoon at Evenley & Aynho. Commercially, if you have a business or venture you would like to advertise, you are welcome to take advertising space, for a small fee in the Fixtures booklet delivered throughout the village, pre-season and on the website evenleycc.com
If you are interested in the cricket club, in whatever form, and would like to know more about us then please do not hesitate to contact us for more information through our web siteBACK