Anyone for cricket?

June 24th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Anyone for cricket?

Anyone for cricket? It might be the season for tennis but don’t forget the fun of local cricket clubs. South Loughton CC considers themselves one of the most progressive medium-sized clubs in Essex. They are registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club and were one of the first clubs in England to gain a Clubmark accreditation. This year they are celebrating their 80th anniversary.

Founded in 1938, they have two Saturday XIs in the Herts & Essex League. The 1st XI was Division 1 champions in 2007 and runners-up in 2009. In 2017 they won a promotion from Division 2 and are back playing in the top division. They also play Sunday friendly cricket and have an established fixture list for those who don't wish to play Saturday league cricket.
Alongside the adults they run a very popular and successful junior section, offering high-quality coaching and matchplay for children aged 5 to 15. With a committed team of ECB-qualified and insured coaches all with enhanced DBS disclosures, they are fielding teams in the under-9, 11, 12, 13 and 15 age groups. Lots of South Loughton CC junior teams have won Metropolitan Essex District Cricket Board competitions within the last five years. This year they have at least 12 boys and girls representing Essex and London age-group teams. 

South Loughton CC have a particularly strong and enthusiastic under-9 and under-11/12 sections, playing both softball and hard-ball cricket to enable players of all standards to learn the basics of the game, get involved and have fun. They are also part of the ECB's 'All Stars' programme which offers a fun and energetic eight-week introduction to the game for children aged five to eight.

With Sport England's prestigious 'Clubmark' accreditation South Loughton CC demonstrate they are a safe effective and child-friendly sports club with a real commitment to community sports development.