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Established circa 1901, we are a family-friendly village club based on the Warwickshire/Northamptonshire border 6 miles from Rugby, offering cricket for all ages and standards.

With a rich history, we have a strong sense of club spirit and tradition and a picturesque ground with great facilities to play and watch cricket. We continue to enjoy great links and support from within the pretty, historic village of Willoughby and other surrounding village communities, and from partnering and association with local organisations.

On the field, from April to end of September we field:-

• two teams on Saturday afternoons in the South Northants Cricket League

• one team on Wednesday evenings in the Rugby and District Cricket League

• a Sunday village/club friendly XI (providing the opportunity for social cricketers to enjoy cricket in its purest form + offering youngsters the chance to sample the step up from youth cricket into the senior game)

• junior cricket teams at under 11, 13 and 15 age levels in the Rugby and District Cricket League (under 13s on Tuesday evenings, under 11s and 15s on Thursday evenings)

• a ladies Tip and Run team playing mostly on Monday evenings.

For young budding cricketers, essentially we offer cricket at junior into youth level for boys and girls from five years old upwards to 16 years. As we always say, 'come and have a go'!

We hold weekly coaching and game sessions on Sunday mornings, which are run and managed by our ECB-qualified coaches.

In 2017, we were one of the first clubs in the region to launch and offer All Stars Cricket. This fantastic ECB backed programme aims to provide thousands of five to eight year olds with the opportunity to play cricket, meet new friends and create '#bigmoments'. All Stars Cricket is a fun first-experience of cricket and it develops children’s skills, gets them active and provides the first steps on the National cricket pathway. Here at Willoughby, we are a dedicated 'All Stars Cricket' Centre and the only one within a 10 mile radius of Rugby.

We continue to offer Kwik Cricket for boys and girls looking to try out and learn to play cricket for the first time, with a series of skills activities and game sessions every week during season time, plus friendly matches with other clubs and inter-club tournaments.

In addition to league matches we arrange friendly matches with other local clubs to provide as much cricket experience as possible and bring young cricketers through into the hard ball game. All equipment is provided, but children are always most welcome to bring your own.

Off-the-field, as a club we also run a variety of social and fundraising events throughout the year, including social barbeques, Quiz Nights, day trips, plus an annual 6-a-side tournament, Awards and Presentation Evening, Bottle Bingo Evening and Club Tour.

We have also enjoyed staging several County and District representative matches on regular occasions, which is testament to the quality of the facilities and ground we have here at The Green, which in recent years has included the installation of an electronic scoreboard and mobile pitch covers.

If you would like to get involved with us at Willoughby Cricket Club - either as a player or social member, or even as a coach, coach helper/assistant or scorer, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We would love to have you involved and always offer a warm welcome to anyone visiting the club.

Spectator are always welcome to grab a chair in the Long Room inside the Pavilion or feel free to find yourself a seat on one of the many benches dotted around the outfield, and join us to enjoy watching traditional village cricket in a great setting. It's village cricket as it should be!

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to The Green at Willoughby in the near future.
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Latest results
Wednesday 15 August
Wednesday XI
18:00, Rugby and District Cricket League - Division 3
149/5
Willoughby CC - Midweek XI
78/9
West Haddon & Guilsborough CC - Midweek XI
Willoughby CC - Midweek XI 149/5 - 78/9 West Haddon & Guilsborough CC - Midweek XI
Willoughby CC - Midweek XI 149/5 - 78/9 West Haddon & Guilsborough CC - Midweek XI
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Sunday 12 August
Sunday XI
14:00, Friendly
145/7
Marton CC
150/4
Willoughby Cricket Club
Marton CC 145/7 - 150/4 Willoughby Cricket Club
Marton CC 145/7 - 150/4 Willoughby Cricket Club
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Saturday 11 August
Saturday 1st XI
13:30, South Northants Cricket League - Bankier Sloan Premier Division
107/2
Bodicote CC - 1st XI
205/5
Willoughby CC - 1st XI
Stevenson century leads 1sts to rain-affected win at Bodicote
Stevenson century leads 1sts to rain-affected win at Bodicote
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Saturday 2nd XI
13:30, South Northants Cricket League - Division Four
89/0
Willoughby CC - 2nd XI
86
Thornborough CC - 2nd XI
2nds make light work of Thornborough to secure promotion
2nds make light work of Thornborough to secure promotion
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Wednesday 8 August
Wednesday XI
18:00, Rugby and District Cricket League - Division 3
158/7
Network Rail CC - Midweek XI
178/7
Willoughby CC - Midweek XI
Network Rail CC - Midweek XI 158/7 - 178/7 Willoughby CC - Midweek XI
Network Rail CC - Midweek XI 158/7 - 178/7 Willoughby CC - Midweek XI
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Coming up
Saturday 18 August
Saturday 1st XI
13:30, South Northants Cricket League - Bankier Sloan Premier Division
Willoughby CC - 1st XI
Silverstone CC - 1st XI
Willoughby CC - 1st XI vs. Silverstone CC - 1st XI
Willoughby CC - 1st XI vs. Silverstone CC - 1st XI
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Saturday 2nd XI
13:30, South Northants Cricket League - Division Four
Wardington CC - 1st XI
Willoughby CC - 2nd XI
Wardington CC - 1st XI vs. Willoughby CC - 2nd XI
Wardington CC - 1st XI vs. Willoughby CC - 2nd XI
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Wednesday 22 August
Wednesday XI
18:15, Rugby and District Cricket League - Division 3
Southam CC - Midweek XI
Willoughby CC - Midweek XI
Southam CC - Midweek XI vs. Willoughby CC - Midweek XI
Southam CC - Midweek XI vs. Willoughby CC - Midweek XI
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Saturday 25 August
Saturday 1st XI
13:30, South Northants Cricket League - Bankier Sloan Premier Division
Byfield CC - 1st XI
Willoughby CC - 1st XI
Byfield CC - 1st XI vs. Willoughby CC - 1st XI
Byfield CC - 1st XI vs. Willoughby CC - 1st XI
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Saturday 2nd XI
13:30, South Northants Cricket League - Division Four
Willoughby CC - 2nd XI
Dunchurch & Bilton CC - 2nd XI
Willoughby CC - 2nd XI vs. Dunchurch & Bilton  CC - 2nd XI
Willoughby CC - 2nd XI vs. Dunchurch & Bilton CC - 2nd XI
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Table

# Team Pts
1. Marston St Lawrence CC - 1st XI 246
2. Silverstone CC - 1st XI 210
3. MK Air CC - 1st XI 209
4. Charlton CC, Northants - 1st XI 192
5. Byfield CC - 1st XI 190
6. Syresham CC - 1st XI 183
7. Willoughby CC - 1st XI 144
Videos & photos
Bodicote (a) 11 Aug 2018
Bodicote (a) 11 Aug 2018
MK Air (h) 04082018
MK Air (h) 04082018
Charlton (a) 28072018
Charlton (a) 28072018
Byfield (home)
Byfield (home)
6-a-Side 2018
6-a-Side 2018

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