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Leigh Cricket Club – New Season

Leigh Cricket Club

The sun will shine.

Hopefully, by the time you read this, the weather will have abated for a few weeks and we will have managed to have got some cricket in. The exceptionally wet March put us back a few weeks with the preparation of the ground and disrupted the start of the season. However, the underlying soil conditions did mean that once it stopped raining, the field dried relatively quickly.

To whet your appetite (please excuse the pun), in May and June, we welcome the likes of Ottershaw, Abinger and South Nutfield to the Recreation ground, as well as a number of other clubs. In 2024, our fixture list captures 30 games, with the chance of squeezing a few more in if we can raise a team together for the odd friendly or two.

With Saturdays this year, we want to try something new. We’d like to return to playing friendlies on Saturdays but with a team made up of youngsters (11 years of age upwards), and their guardians who live in the village or surrounding area.

We’ll supplement the team with a few of us ‘older’ members and the idea is very much to get everyone involved if we can, and hopefully make a few new friends in the process. If that sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, then please contact me at the email address below.

I know the start of the season has been particularly tough for our ground crew of Ben, Reg and, Richard who have had to resist the urge of getting on the roller early. Without their hard work we wouldn’t have got to this point in May with the ground looking as good as it does, so I’m immensely grateful for their continued efforts and dedication.

If you’d like to find out more about playing for the club or helping out in any way, visit, email or pop along to any game. It’ll be great to see you.