Aveton Gifford Cricket Club

It is believed that somewhere in the South East of England, namely Kent, Sussex and Surrey, this game of cricket began around 1550. Cricket essentially belongs to the same family as other bat and ball games namely, stoolball, rounders and baseball.

AGCC was originally founded in 1947 and was reformed in 1997 by a few keen villagers. Questionable skills and the lack of a ground proved no barrier to this feat.  Local farmer and ardent cricket enthusiast, Jim Irish, our Hon President, generously offered the Shooting Field at the northern end of the village adjacent to the by-pass for use by the cricket club. Jim died in 2016, and his friendship, support and enthusiasm will be much missed.

After a couple of difficult seasons and the loss of the Shooting Field pitch, the club IS still going, however alternative arrangements have been made with Kingsbridge Cricket Club, and AGCC will be able to continue to play matches, but away from home.

Our aim is to enjoy non-league cricket and involve the community so far as possible. All are welcome, male or female, whatever skill level. We encourage older youngsters to play in our matches, many of whom have progressed onto a higher level.

We arrange a variety of social and fund raising events throughout the year, mainly in the Fisherman’s Rest, whose support is much appreciated. There is a weekly Lottery Ball, a 100 Club, and occasional music nights and successful car boot sales.

Match dates and venues for 2020 – to be advised.

If you are interested in playing please contact the club membership secretary (see Contact Details section above).

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