Welcome to Preston Cricket Club

Near Hitchin, Hertfordshire

2019 SEASON

The club was first founded in 1882. In the modern era, the club has grown into a highly respected cricket club providing a welcoming and safe cricketing environment for all.

The club focuses particularly on youth cricket development as well as a safe, social and collaborative environment within which to learn and develop through cricket . All of our members are asked to take an active part in the running and maintenance of their club. We are very proud to see many of our original junior members now running aspects of the club.

We always aim to be be progressive, proactive and inclusive of all of our membership.

We are Clubmark registered and a member of the Club Cricket Conference. We are a proud member of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League and the Sunday Bedfordshire Cricket League and T/20 competition.

We now field six cricket teams over the course of a weekend with teams made up from a membership from all over North Hertfordshire. On Saturday’s we have four sides in the Saracens Cricket League, with our First X1 playing in Division 1; having gained promotion in 2018. We also field successful Sunday teams with our First X1 playing in the Sunday Beds League and our Sunday 2’s playing local friendlies focused on youth development.

Our focus is very much on our young members and as such we operate a Junior Development Programme that has been running for over fifteen years.  Many of our young players are encouraged to take part in senior cricket when they, and the coaching staff, feel they are ready and many young players have gone on to to achieve county level success. Our Junior Cricket programme is focused on real coaching; team work, technical development and how to enjoy cricket. We would rather keep small and focus on children that genuinely wish to learn.

webjezOur facilities are second to none with our main ground in Preston being one of North Hertfordshire’s premier cricket grounds, located very near to Hitchin, Stevenage and Luton, in the village of Preston. We also have other superb facilities kindly offered to us by our Vice Presidents and supporters. Please find us in our Contact section.

Our social outlook and busy social calendar means that club life goes on all year round, with the cricket club also being the origin of a successful league football side, league darts team and a hiking society in the winter months.

We are proud to encourage from within the club and take great pride in seeing our younger members achieving success both on and off the pitch.

Thinking of taking up Cricket?

JOIN PRESTON CRICKET CLUB THIS SEASON

We are always very keen welcome new players; both junior and senior and of all abilities and would welcome enquiries from anyone looking to join a vibrant cricket club. We are based 10 minutes from Hitchin, Stevenage and Luton and offer superb facilities and cricket for all abilities and ages as well as a social, welcoming environment.

NEWS

Cricket Week 2019

Cricket Week 2019

Preston will once agin be hosting their popular cricket week Tuesday 20th Aug v Letchworth CC - 2pm start Wednesday…

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Cricket Update – 6th July

Cricket Update – 6th July

1s chalk up first loss of 2019, 2s have day to forget but 3s and 4s fly the flag! Preston…

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ANOTHER GRAND SLAM !!! June 29th

ANOTHER GRAND SLAM !!! June 29th

Successive Grand Slam 120 point Chairman’s Jug Saturdays for Preston! Preston 1st XI v Ickleford Preston made it seven wins…

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Junior Cricket Round-Up

Junior Cricket Round-Up

Preston u-12's v Ickleford u-12's After a gruelling schedule of four games in the last five weekday evenings, the U12…

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Cricket Round-Up 21st June – Another GRAND SLAM WEEKEND!

Cricket Round-Up 21st June – Another GRAND SLAM WEEKEND!

All four Preston teams won in the Herts league on Saturday, bringing home 120 points for the second occasion in…

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Junior Round-Up 28th June

Junior Round-Up 28th June

Preston CC v Weston CC An excellent batting and bowling performance tonight from the unbeaten U11 8 a side team…

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Cricket Round up – June 15th

Cricket Round up – June 15th

Match reports from 15th June 2019 Preston 1st XI v Knebworth Park, SHCL Div 1 Preston reached the summit of…

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Nic Barkley Passes Away

Nic Barkley Passes Away

With great sadness we heard that Nic Barkley passed away last week. Nic was a VP of Preston CC but…

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Cricket Round-Up – 8th June

Cricket Round-Up – 8th June

Preston 1st X1 v Broxbourne 1st X1 Preston dodged the rain on Saturday to travel to Broxbourne in what was…

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Grand Slam Weekend – 120 POINTER !

Grand Slam Weekend – 120 POINTER !

Preston v Harpenden 2nds, SHCL Div 1 - 1st June 2019 Preston took their talents back home this week to…

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Victorious Preston CC U-11 v Ickleford CC 5th June 19

Victorious Preston CC U-11 v Ickleford CC 5th June 19

An excellent all round performance this evening from a six man Preston U11 team against the seven of local rivals…

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Junior Cricket Reports 3rd June ….

Junior Cricket Reports 3rd June ….

Preston CC U-12's victorious v Hitchin CC There was a nail biting finish at a revamped Lucas Lane where the…

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Firsts close to another great win: weekend round-up 29/30 June

Preston 1st XI were left frustrated by visitors Shenley on Saturday after a superb team performance left them 1 wicket…

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Twos delay day of reckoning as firsts lose

Herts League match reports 31-8-13 Preston first XI's inability to bat their allocated overs ultimately saw them lose out by…

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Twos victory boosts survival hopes

Preston 2nd XI crushed Chipperfield Clarendon 2nds by 87 runs to boost their chances of survival in Saracens Herts League…

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Double header victory over Finchley: 1sts top CV Div 4

Preston's Sunday XIs scored a double header victory over Finchley in the Chess Valley League. Having compiled a healthy 178…

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Firsts crush St Albans West Indies, plus 3s & 4s news

Preston's 1st XI recorded a much needed 66 run victory over hosts St Albans West Indians on Saturday in Saracens…

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National Village Cup First Round – a win for Preston!

The Cricketer Village Cup first round Preston v Elstow ------------------------------------------------------------------- On Sunday Preston comfortably defeated Beds side Elstow in the…

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