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.
Mixed fortunes for Taplow
After last week’s abandonments due to heavy rain, the sun shone – but there were mixed results for Taplow.
Aldershot were the visitors to Taplow for a first ever meeting between the clubs in the Thames Valley League. Winning the toss and batting first, Aldershot scored 237 from 40 overs. In reply, Taplow fell just 8 runs short, despite a partnership of 139 between Farhan Qureshi and Yasir Khawaja. See here for more details.
The second XI made the short journey to Marlow, winning by 6 wickets. Marlow were bowled out for 139 from 37 overs, with Taplow reaching their target in 27 overs.
The Sunday team travelled to Little Missenden Misfits with Sanjoy Bassi scoring a century in a high scoring draw. See details here.
List of Sunday fixtures here.
Due to demand, colts training on Friday will continue at 6:30 p.m. – bar and barbecue facilities available with social distancing being observed.
The July draw for the 100 Club was made on Friday evening (July 31) – see here.
COVID-19 – play safe
Taplow Cricket Club has carried out a risk assessment in line with guidelines issued by the ECB and Thames Valley Cricket League. This does mean some significant changes for anyone coming to Taplow Cricket Club and we ask for your cooperation to make this a success.
Some of the changes are:
Social distancing must be observed at all times.
All participants (players, umpires, coaches, scorers) must provide contact details. These will be securely held for 21 days and then destroyed.
The changing rooms cannot be used, including showers, so players should arrive ready to play. Toilets will be open for use.
We regret that we are not able to provide a cricket tea, normally an enjoyable part of the matchday at Taplow, so please bring your own food and drink.
On the field the umpires cannot touch the ball or hold bowler’s clothing. The ball will be sanitised every six overs.
We will provide an area for the scorers, where only the two scorers should sit. Only the scorers should update the scoreboard.