Uxbridge Cricket Club:
The Club is recognised as one of Middlesex’s out grounds,so has hosted Middlesex CCC when they’re unable to play at Lord’s. This has enabled the local population to come along and enjoy the skills of E.H. Budd and Thomas Lord (who gave his name to the Lord’s cricket ground. Opponents have included the Waugh twins, Greenidge, Haynes, Marshall, Brearley, Ambrose and many more.
There are two grounds and also grass and artificial practice facilities. We run four league sides on a Saturday, playing in the Middlesex County League, which is the premier league in the county.
We have a thriving colts section, with teams in the under 10, 11, 13, 15 and 17 age groups. It’s a testament to the atmosphere at the club that many of the senior team members rose through the colts section.
If you’d like to come along to have a bowl or a bat, or would like to find out more, contact the Cricket Club committee members who will be pleased to answer any of your questions.
History of the club:
Although the official founding date of Uxbridge Cricket Club is 1789 there are records of cricket being played in the Uxbridge area as early as 1735. Early matches were played on Uxbridge Moor, but by 1820 the club was playing on Uxbridge Common. In 1858 the club moved to Cricketfield Road in the centre of the town, and remained there until 1970.
The redevelopment of Uxbridge town centre meant the club had to give way to progress, and so moved to its current location. They were able to do this as the club owned the Cricketfield Road site outright, after acquiring the lease of the site in 1918 as a memorial to the members of the club who lost their lives in the Great War.