Taplow Cricket Club
Bringing English Village Cricket to life
We are delighted that cricket is back at Taplow Cricket Club, albeit with some changes and safety measures in place. We have Colts training, Saturday league matches and Sunday friendlies all set to return. For more details, please see below.
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.
Glorious weather and three wins for Taplow.
It was the final round of games in the shortened Thames Valley League season.
At Boyne Hill, the firsts scored 291 including an amazing 128 from Arslan Butt and 56 from Kazim Naqvi, and then bowled Boyne Hill out for 196 with Ben Daglish taking 4 for 25.
But the real drama was at Taplow where Harpsden were the visitors. Harpsden scored 263-3 in their 40 overs. Taplow got off to a poor start and, with the score on 7-2, things didn’t look good. But scores of 60 from Haseeb Haider and 73 from Farhad Abbas bought Taplow back into the game. With two overs to go, Taplow still needed an unlikely 34 runs to win – but in the most dramatic finish Taplow got those runs to win the match. Andy Mills said “You won’t see another game of cricket like that … ever!”
On Sunday, Magdalen were the visitors. Taplow batted first and scored 255 from 40 overs. Ian Pulsford, celebrating his 60th birthday, opened the batting and scored 70, while Ed Atkins top scored with 89. In reply, Magdalen scored 133, with Umer Amjad, wearing new boots, finished with 5 wickets for 40.
List of Sunday fixtures here.
The Colts season finished with a colts versus parents match on August 14, with the colts winning an enjoyable and well contested game. Details and videos can be found here.
The August draw for the 100 Club was made on Sunday (30 August) after the match against North Harrow – see here. The winner this month was Dave Head with ball 78.
Support Taplow Cricket Club crowdfunder
COVID-19 and lockdown has meant it has been a tough summer financially for most cricket clubs, with the first half of the season lost, meaning no income but costs still to pay.
The ECB has launched an initiative “Return to Cricket” to help local cricket clubs. Under this, Taplow Cricket Club will receive £100 from the ECB when we raise £100 through a crowdfunder campaign.
We hope that you will consider helping us out please by pledging your support or sharing and spreading the word. The site is here:
There are many ways to support the club. We rely on volunteers and donations to keep things going.
We are very grateful for Stephen Squire who has provided some shorter legs for the bowling machine to make it more effective for the younger colts, along with a dozen balls. The bowling machine – seen in the photo with the full size legs – is a popular tool for colts evenings.