Sidbury Cricket Club
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Chairman: Chris FitzHenry 07802826809
Captain: Alex Paget 07707287041
Groundsman: Mark Bishop 07877146418
Cricket has been played in Sidbury for nearly 50 years, the club having been founded in 1972. 'The Millfield', the club's beautiful ground, is in the heart of the village, just off the Millennium Green.
Throughout its history the club has mainly focused on playing other local village sides and touring teams looking to explore East Devon and the South West, but had a brief 5-year foray into the East Devon league in the late 1990s.
At the end of the 2018 season the players and committee felt it was the right time continue with the development of the club. So much so, that the club decided to venture back into League Cricket in 2019 joining Devon League Division H. Progress has been swift with the team winning the league in all three of the seasons since. As a result, Sidbury venture into Division F in 2022 looking to continue their accent up the league. The senior team have also entered two T20 competitions.
The club has continued to play friendly cricket alongside league commitments, has a small junior section - running All Stars cricket for 5-8 yearolds, an U19’s Girls team, and in 2021 the club entered a Women’s team into the Devon League. This is an exciting time to be involved in cricket in Sidbury.
The club is always looking for new members and players, especially from the Sidbury area. Adult nets are on Wednesday evenings with ladies and juniors on Friday evenings, enthusiasm and commitment are more important than cricketing skills, so please contact Chris, Alex or Mark if you are interested in playing, or helping to prepare the ground.
Keep an eye out on local noticeboards and social media for details of fixtures, all are welcome to come and support Sidbury!
Opportunity to support local Sport
The club is always looking to refurbish and maintain the ground and facilities, partly to meet the League standards, but also to create and develop a ground and teams of which the village can be very proud.
On-going projects include maintenance of mowers and rollers, repair and refurbishment of boundary fencing and hedges, and improvements to pavilion and changing facilities. While the club manages to keep overheads to a minimum, these improvements require new sources of club income.
Instead of a social membership, Sidbury have a Supporter’s club. For £20 p.a. you will be entered into ten fortnightly draws throughout the summer months, giving you the chance
to win 3 cash prizes of £50 & £20 each fortnight, plus an end of season £100 prize.
More information can be found here - https://pople.synology.me/Sidburycc/How_it_works.html
Contact Dave Pople to register and choose your own lucky number. email@example.com.
The club has a number of sponsorship schemes available to provide crucial funds to help sustain the club.If you are interested in participating in any of these schemes, the club will be immensely grateful. Please contact Chris Fitzhenry for information - firstname.lastname@example.org.