Thorley Cricket Club

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Introduction

Thorley Cricket Club dates back to around 1890 and have been at their current Thorley Lane home since 1956. The club, or the Gannets as we are often fondly referred, is thriving and thanks to a dedicated membership who want to ensure the legacy of the club for years to come have exciting plans for the future. The most adventurous of which is the ten year project for a new pavilion, which was started four years ago.

Senior Cricket

In 1996, the club entered local League Cricket for the first time in it's long history after being elected to join the newly formed Herts & Essex Cricket League 2nd Division. The League itself had begun only three years earlier 1993, with eight local teams deciding that they wished to play a more structured form of weekend cricket. As the result of our growing membership and to the number of players wishing to play in a League, a 2nd XI was introduced in 2002. For the first three years playing in the main Hertfordshire League before transferring to the local League, which had continued it's rapid expansion and Thorley II joined Division 6 in 2005. This proved a great success providing levels of cricket suitable for all our members who wish to play competitively on a Saturday afternoon.

On Sundays our members enjoy a more leisurely style of cricket with friendly matches throughout the summer, many of which are against long established opponents. Whilst some may see this form as less important, at Thorley it is not the case and the Sunday XI is a vital component in the make up and ethos of the club ensuring we provide enjoyable cricket at all levels.

Since 2004 we have also be running an annual Tour to various Counties throughout the UK to give our members the opportunity to enjoy each others' company as well as having the opportunity of playing cricket in some charming rural settings.

Colts / Junior Cricket

At Thorley, we are proud of the amount of Colts that we have integrated into our senior XI's several of whom now form the backbone of our 1st XI. This year (2010) for the first time we have appointed a Youth Development Officer and with this we hope to produce an excellent environment for youngsters of all ages to hone their cricketing skills and to enjoy themselves with their friends. We now have a number of qualified coaches (who are all CRB checked) who provide advice and guidance for players of all standards and help them to make the most of their abilities and to enjoy playing the marvellous game of cricket in a secure and friendly atmosphere.

Social

At Thorley, we know how important it is that all our members, both Playing and Social, can enjoy themselves off the field as well as on it. The club is a fantastic place to spend time watching cricket and there's always a great atmosphere in our clubhouse both during the games and when all the teams congregate after matches. As well as our tour there are a number of other social functions run all year round - including our Club Day in July when a fun 7-a-side tournament is held and later in the year our Awards presentation evening is a popular night.

The future

In order to preserve Thorley Cricket Club as such a very important part of the community there is a lot of work to be done over the next few years. With building of the new pavilion as well as the vitally important progression of our Colts section.

There is still a long way to go before these become a reality - we are working hard to raise the funds to make our club somewhere to be really proud of for years to come and we welcome any help members of the local community are able to provide.

Bob Mills.........Chairman

Directions to Thorley.C.C

Please Note

If traveling from North of the ground, Google maps as well as some Sat' Nav's may try to send you via Moor Hall Lane (St Michael's Mead) This is a dead end. Instead, continue on St James Way to the next roundabout and take the first left, Obrey Way then left again into Thorley Lane East.

Left click on the B marker or click VIEW LARGER MAP to bring up a directions page

For Iphones I suggest rather than wait for the map to load (Which may not even load), tap VIEW LARGER MAP, this should load your phones own map software with a pin set for Thorley's ground.


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