FAQs

Where is East & West Hendred Cricket Club?

We now play at grounds. Most matches take place in East Hendred but some take place in Ardington 

 

Details of how to find the club and the grounds are available here.  The addresses are:

East & West Hendred Cricket Club

Hill Field

Mill Lane

East Hendred

Oxon

OX12 8JS

or 

Ardington & Lockinge Sports Club

Well Street

Ardington

Wantage

Oxon

OX12 8PF

Assume that all training and matches will take place at East Hendred's main ground, unless the calendar or Spond say otherwise!

Is there a Clubhouse?

E&WHCC's clubhouse has home and away changing rooms, as well as a separate facilities for female players.

 

Note that due to Covid-19 the changing rooms will not be accessible.  

 

The toilets in the clubhouse will be open.  

We have a well stocked bar which is open during all matches and training sessions and we accept cash and contactless payment so you can enjoy a refreshing beer, cider, glass of wine or soft drink whilst supporting your team.  

 

Crisp, nuts & chocolate bars are also available from the bar and we also sell tea/coffee and sometimes cake from the kitchen.

Note that due to Covid-19 the bar will be run from the pavilion doors.  All possible measures have been taken to ensure that the club is following the appropriate guidance to keep everyone safe.  

Payment via card is preferred.

Is there parking at the Club

There is limited parking at the East Hendred's Clubhouse, however on match days only, if the carpark is full, please drive slowly behind the clubhouse (between the road and clubhouse) and then turn right towards the cricket nets. Please park either along the fence line by the nets, or by the tennis courts. 

Please do not obstruct the driveways of the residents in Mill Lane.

There is plenty of parking at the Ardington's Clubhouse.

What are the membership fees?

Annual membership fees are as follows:

Adults                                                        £65.00 (u18s/students pay half)

Adults under 18/ students                      £32.50

Juniors - 1 child                                       £40.00  

Juniors - 2 children                                 £70.00 

Juniors - 3 or more children                  £90.00  

Who provides match teas?

Junior teams have biscuits or cupcakes or flapjacks & juice at change of innings and each coach will organise the rota so please be prepared to volunteer!

Senior teams will provide match tea for weekend games and the rota is organised by Duncan Francis so if you have a preferred date make sure he knows before he allocates you a slot!  If you are new to preparing match tea please ensure you have enough for both teams and umpires and as we are sure you know extra will always be hoovered up by spectators!

Weather permitting there will be a BBQ after the Wednesday Downs League games.

Note that due to Covid-19 no match teas or refreshments will be provided - please bring your own.

Who do I contact about the joining the club?

We are always keen to have new members join the club whether they be new to cricket or veterans!  

In 2020 - in spite of Covid 19 restrictions - we had around 40 children participate in the All Stars Programme (5-8) and Kwik Cricket which was aimed at aged 8-10 who would have been in the ECB Dynamos group. In addition our U11s, U13s and U15s all had great training sessions each week and enjoyed a number of matches.

 

Whilst we can't quite stretch to a ladies team, we are delighted to have a number of excellent female players in our junior teams and would welcome many more!  We are particularly keen to have some fun matches for our female players and hopefully encourage some more players to join the club to form a women's team.

We are sometimes stretched for players in our senior teams, especially during the holiday period if both teams are playing on the same day so if you are interested in joining our Captains would be delighted to hear from you. 

Please refer to the contact list for details of who to get in touch with.

Do juniors players need their own equipment?

We understand that cricket equipment can be quite expensive so up until the U11s we don't expect any child to have their own helmet, pads, gloves or bat, however we know that many of them do!  The club has spare kit for U11s and U13s to use, however we ask that all players have their own box as sharing that would not be pleasant!  

All Stars & Dynamos do not need to have any equipment.  They receive a bundle when they subscribe via the ECB website (see All Stars and Dynamos) and all other equipment is provided by the club. 

What kit do players wear?

All Stars & Dynamos are provided with some kit on signing up with the ECB so we prefer them to wear this when possible as it helps with identification! 

In line with the ECB move to pink ball cricket, the juniors will probably have a coloured kit which will be loaned to them for the duration of the season.  We are just working out options for new kit so whilst we are in the process of doing so, please don't order anything new for your child as we anticipate changing suppliers. 

Are the Coaches DBS checked?

All lead coaches are DBS checked and further information on the Club's Welfare Policy can be found here.