Cricket in Chitterne

We're not sure when cricket first came to Chitterne but there are reports of matches as early as the 1880s and photographs from the 1920s and 1950s.  However, Chitterne Cricket Club in its current form was set up in 2001 and has played pretty continuously since.  

In this time, the playing field has developed as a ground, and whilst it has slightly more slope than Lords,  and is occasionally slightly soggy, it provides a very picturesque backdrop for social cricket.  Unsurprisingly tea is as important as the game, and the club has probably got a better reputation for the former.   

We endeavour to play about 10 matches a season depending on the weather and the season usually starts in late April with a friendly intra- club loosener. 

Season 2024


                                                          Sunday 12th May                 Chitterne Warm-up Game

                                                          Sunday 19th May                 Erlestoke

                                                          Sunday 2nd June                 Nairobi Nomads 

                                                          Sunday 9th June                  Michael Horsfall/Rafe Seymour XI 

                                                          Sunday 29th June                Lambeth Wanderers (followed by CCC BBQ)

                                                          Sunday 14th July                  Horningsham

                                                          Sunday 28th July                  Avon Valley 

                                                          Saturday 11th August         Heytesbury and Sutton Veny 

                                                          Sunday 25th August             Chilmark (A)

                                                          Sunday 8th Sept                   President’s XI


All fixtures are at Home less for Chilmark.

All fixtures 2pm start less for Avon Valley at 2:30pm


New Players

New players of any age, gender or skill level are always welcome.  The objective is to play cricket in an enjoyable and supportive environment in order to encourage the maximum participation. Occasionally we will run net sessions with some coaching support.  We have an all-weather net and bowling machine available for all members to use.

Non Players

Non-players are especially welcome either as spectators, or volunteers.  There is plenty of work to do to deliver the quality of tea the club has become known for, but also to prepare the ground and maintain the equipment. 


Membership is exceedingly reasonable. Last years subscriptions were £15 for a single player, £20 for a family, and £10 for a social member. These are preferably paid online via BACS (Chitterne Cricket Club, SC:309950, AC: 18075663)

Chitterne Cricket Club


President: Air Chief Marshal Sir Dick Johns GCB KCVO CBE

Committee 2024


Chairman                                                     John Smedley

Captain                                                         Michael Horsfall

Vice Captain                                                Nick Martin

Secretary/Treasurer                                   Richard Hendrickse

Head Groundsman                                     Jeremy Reid

Fixtures                                                        Anthony Knyvett

Teas and Asst Sec                                       Helen Carter

                                                                       Charles Horsfall

                                                                       Andrew Clarke





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