Taplow Cricket Club
Bringing English Village Cricket to life
Taplow Cricket Club has been part of the local community since 1850.
Playing at the top of the hill on the picturesque Ten Acres ground, the club currently runs two Saturday teams playing in the Thames Valley Cricket League and a Sunday eleven for all ages which plays competitive but friendly matches.
The club has a thriving Colts section which provides coaching for boys and girls age 6 and up, with an opportunity to get experience of playing in teams in junior league cricket.
The club is always interested in finding new players who may be interested in joining the club.
There are also opportunities for sponsors who might be interested in supporting the club.
Keeping in touch
We hope that everyone is staying safe and well during the current Covid-19 crisis.
We are pleased to announce that the 100 Club is back, with a monthly draw. Things will need to be slightly different, as we cannot have the draw after matches – but will be shown here on the website. The draw for May can be seen here:
Please do support, if you can – we still have a few numbers available. You could win a prize, and the 100 Club provides much needed funds for the club. Please contact Sue Barton for details. email: email@example.com or 07986 347636.
Sue also spotted this which looks like fun – the Corridor Cup from The Cricketer. As they say:
The Corridor Cup is open to everyone, from elite pros to scrappy village cricketers to toddlers in their front rooms.
In the meantime, if you are missing the club have a look at this aerial view, which was shot by drone last summer.
We hope we can see you back at Taplow Cricket Club soon!
Taplow Cricket Club
As some lockdown measures are being relaxed in England, the club is keeping a close watch on what this might mean for cricket this summer.
On 20 May, the Thames Valley Cricket League published its thinking – see here:
The ECB’s position was originally that recreational cricket was suspended until 28th May, so in response we cancelled the first three rounds of our 2020 competition. They then updated this to it being ‘suspended indefinitely’, so accordingly and until we receive another update, our 2020 competition is likewise suspended indefinitely. Starting with Round 4 on Saturday, 30 May, we will cancel one round at a time on TVCL16 until we receive further guidance from ECB.
If the indefinite suspension of recreational cricket is lifted this summer then it is likely that it will be with severe social mobility restrictions in place. However, there is little point in speculating further on what these might be until an announcement is made.
We are modelling some plans for a reduced competition in the second half of the summer based on the feedback which we received from member clubs in April. It is likely to be a 9-match competition using the published fixture list, all in the win/lose format, and without promotion or relegation. We think that a round of friendlies on Saturday, 4 July, and then a 9-match competition starting on the following week, Saturday, 11 July, is the most optimistic scenario.
Later the ECB, and following the latest government updates, the SCB published a statement which included recreational cricket – see here:
The recreational game currently remains suspended until further notice – with the sole exception of the use of outdoor cricket facilities (nets and pitches) for the purpose of undertaking exercise. The ECB will seek to progress discussions with the UK Government to begin mapping out a return, including the potential for an earlier return of junior cricket.
We will continue to monitor developments and, if circumstances allow, be ready to welcome back some cricket to Taplow this summer.