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June 2010

It has been over two years now since we have added any content, so apologies for not keeping you all informed.

At the last AGM Frank Hammond informed us of intention to stand down as our President and Andrew Bowers was asked to take over and kindly accepted. Our thanks go to Frank for his many years of support and service, especially through the hard times when the Club would have almost certainly folded if it wasn't for his enthusiasm.

The election of officers were as follows:

President - Andrew Bowers

Chairman - Greg Saunders

Vice Chairman - James Beverley

Secretary - Lucy Harland

Treasurer - Rachel Saunders

The extension to the mower store is complete and is now home to our latest addition; an upgraded outfield mower that we have been able to invest in after securing the mowing contract for the next three years. We aim to provide a beautifully maintained recreation field which is the centre-piece of our Village. We have also installed new showers and upgraded the wiring in both pavilions.

We are planning to celebrate our 150th year on Saturday 24th July with various activities and starting with a cricket match played in period costume. We are hoping that it will be a fun day out for all the family with food and refreshments being served. There will also be a prize for the best dressed person.

We were all sad to learn of the death of Mark Lythgoe. He was instrumental in raising funds that put the Club back on the map and was one of our keenest supporters. He will be sorely missed.

Mark Lythgoe, pictured left wearing his M.C.C. tie.

Mark Lythgoe, pictured left.

We are currently delivering the 2010 fixtures brochure so if you haven't already received your copy it will be with you soon. For those of you that cannot wait an electronic version is available if you clink on the link below.



March 2008

The cricket club held their AGM in the Crispin Inn at 7.30pm 26th February 2008. The Chairmans gave his thanks to Mr Ken Fawcett for drawing up plans for the extention to the mower store on the end of the pavilion, it's 25 years since ken drew the plans for the "new"pavilion it seems like yesterday.

It was reported that the finances were in a healthy state.

 The Fixture Secretary said the first match would be in memory of Matt Lythgo on 5th April. There are 17 games on the fixture card up to now and the season will start on 26th April to 6th September

The election of the clubs officers are as follows.

President Mr Frank Hammond.

Chairman Mr Godfrey Frankland.

Vice Chairman and Fixture Secretary Mr Greg Saunders.

Secretary Mrs Pam Frankland.

Vice secretary Lucy Harland

February 2008

Great Longstone Cricket Club Annual General Meeting will be held in the Crispin Inn, Great Longstone on 26th February at 7.00pm.

The Agenda includes Election of Officers and Committee, Ground Maintenance, Pavilion matters, Fund raising, Finance, Administration, Coaching and Cricket Teas for the season 2008.  If anyone would like to help with any of these or just wants to support the club, please attend the AGM or contact a committee member.  See you in the Crispin 26 Feb at 7.00pm.


January 2008Great Longstone Cricket Club wishes all its members and supporters a happy and healthy new year.

As we look forward to a new season of cricket there is a lot work to be done on the square, ground and pavilion. There will be a committee meeting in the near future to discus these issues and set the date of the AGM.

There is also a proposal to apply for planning permission to extend the store room on the end of the pavilion, so it will be a busy and exciting season.

If anyone wishes to join the club either to play or help in other ways please contact club captain Mr. Chris Barnes or any club member. Other information such as fixtures and results will be posted as they become available so please check this site regularly.

All the players.

Tea Pavilion Opening Ceremony.

We welcome your views and opinions, anyone wishing to contact us can do so by sending their emails to 

A nostalgic collection of photos compiled by Michael Watson are reached by clicking the link below.

Link to old cricket club pictures