1st XI Winners of SNEL & U16 Winners of Matchplay 2013 and 2016
Loughton Cricket Club will be 140 years old in 2019. The club was formed in 1879.
We are a non-profit making club and all funds raised are invested in improving the facilities at the ground.
We have a five year Development Plan and set ourselves achievable goals.
We have within the last fifteen years built a new pavilion, refurbished our thatch changing rooms and replaced our old scorebox with a modern electronic scoring system.
We also set about a programme of training coaches and attracting youngsters as well as forming a Women's team. We are one of only a few Essex Clubs to still play in a picturesque town centre location. The thatch pavilion is nearly 90 years old.
We now run five League sides on Saturdays. Our first XI is in Division 1 of the Shepherd Neame Essex Premier League. The League is recognised by the English Cricket Board. In the Premier League we finished 3rd in 2003 and 4th in 2004.
Our Under 16 team won the Essex Matchplay Competition in 2013 and again in 2016 and were beaten finalists in 2014 and 2015 and 2017 and were among the strongest in the County and our Under 15 team reached the County final for the third year running in 2014. Our Under 13 team also reached the Peter Coe Final in 2014.
Sadly our Women's team which was the strongest in Essex continually struggled for players and has moved to Bentley. We have a large number of young girls who hopefully will form a Women's team in due course.
We have three international standard practice nets and a completely renovated eighteen pitch cricket square.
We were one of the first clubs in Essex to achieve Clubmark in 2003 in 2007 and in 2011 and 2014 and 2018 completed the process of re-accreditation .
Clubmark is the universally recognised mark of high quality junior sports clubs. Clubmark recognition ensures that children and young people can enjoy sport in a safe and fun environment giving peace of mind to parents and carers.
Loughton runs junior sides from 9 to 19 and has over 30 active qualified coaches.
We enter adult and junior indoor competition throughout the winter.
We are always looking to strengthen all our sides and to provide competitive and social cricket at all levels of ability.
The National Cricket Conference (NCC) supported by the ECB have launched the Find a Fixture, Ground and Player on line service.
Find a Fixture will assist teams in arranging fixtures, posting a team’s desire to have a fixture as well as a club looking to fulfil a fixture. The Fixture Finder will help teams and clubs post fixture requests and find oppositions.
Find a Ground will offer Clubs with their own facilities to post their ground(s) availability on the Find a Ground allowing teams to search for available grounds to host a fixture, hiring a clubs facilities.
Find a Player - Individuals looking for a game or a club requiring a player or a number of players will be able to use the Find a Player Finder to help the individual get back into cricket or for the club to field a full team.
The Finder will be open to affiliated and non-affiliated cricket clubs and teams in the education sector.
A user guide for each function is available and can be found in the 'Help Guides' section of Play-Cricket.com. A telephone service, administrated by the National Cricket Conference will also be available offering support should a team not use Play-Cricket.com on 02089731830
The Find a Fixture & Find Ground functionality is now available through your Club’s Play-Cricket.com site
For existing Play-Cricket.com administrators you can access the services through Play-Cricket.com, simply log on to your Play-Cricket.com site using your administrator user name and password and follow the steps below:
Click on your user name and then site administration – top right hand side of the page
Within the menu bar on the left hand side please select 'Find A'
A drop down menu will appear, please select the appropriate service (Fixture or Ground) you require
A user guide for each function is also available and can be found in the 'Help Guides' section of your site.