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.
Last weekend produced some useful practice matches ahead of the start of the Thames Valley Cricket League season on Saturday (May 8) – although the results didn’t go our way.
On Saturday, there was a friendly against Cove – a late change after both clubs had cancellations of planned fixtures. Cove arrived with a team dominated by first team players – and the difference showed, with Cove winning through some impressive batting and bowling.
On Sunday morning, the first Under-9 fixture of the season was against Maidenhead & Bray. Although the visitors won, there were a lot of positives for Taplow in an enjoyable game.
The Sunday afternoon opponents were Alistair Hill’s The Turks. Another enjoyable game ended with a win for the visitors.
This Saturday sees the start of Thames Valley Cricket League fixtures, with the first XI home to Boyne Hill and the second XI making the trip to Kew. The weather doesn’t look too promising, with rain forecast.
On Sunday morning, the Under 13s are away at White Waltham. In the afternoon we welcome Warfield for a Sunday game.
There is a weekend closure on the M4 between J6 at Slough and J8/9 at Maidenhead which, together with ongoing roadworks in Maidenhead, is likely to cause some delays for those needing to travel.
100 Club: The 100 Club has started a new season. The first draw for April 2021 was made at the Colts evening on 30 April – see here. The winner this month was Jonathan Specktor. Thanks for your support.
2020 season round up
The club was pleased that it was possible to play some cricket this summer, with a shortened season in the Thames Valley Cricket League and Sunday friendlies as well as some colts coaching, all within the COVID guidelines making the activities safe for participants. We thank everyone involved in making this possible.
Thames Valley Cricket League: A roundup of the league season can be found here.
Sunday team: A roundup of the Sunday matches can be found here.
Colts: 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.