The first cricket match played on the Swans Nest Lane ground took
place on Saturday June 2nd 1894 between Stratford 1st XI
and Flowers Brewery, meaning that Stratford-upon-Avon Cricket Club has played
at the same venue for almost 120 years. Tree lined and overlooked by the Royal
Shakespeare Theatre, it is one of the most picturesque grounds in the region,
and has played host to a number of Warwickshire's First Class matches, as well
as a women’s One Day International.
For the 2014 season the Club will be represented by three senior
teams; 1st XI and 2nd XI in the Birmingham and District Premier
League, 3rd XI in The Cotswold Hills League, and a Sunday XI called
‘The Avonsiders’. There is heightened expectation for the coming
season with Chris Whelan having just signed as Head Coach. Chris had a First
Class career with Worcestershire CCC, and so brings a high profile of
reputation, talent and coaching experience to the Club. We have big hopes for
the new season!
The Club also has a thriving junior section. This season we are
planning to run eight sides from U10 to U17, and will be competing in the
Warwickshire Cricket Board competitions.
If you are interested in
joining the Club as a playing or social member, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call Steve Cootes
(Chairman) on 07881 349909. Prospective junior players can call Peter Richards
(Director of Junior Cricket) on 07912 410375.
Please do get in touch -
we look forward to hearing from you!