Appleton Cricket Club 



Hot News : AGM on Tuesday 26th January 2021 by Zoom - do join us!

Please contact Roger Gilkes or John Bennett to get hold of the hottest invitation of 2021 asap!


And do you also fancy playing cricket?

Come and join in your local friendly cricket club and play a mix of midweek T20 or 40 over Sunday cricket. All levels welcome.

Appleton Cricket Club has been playing cricket for over 100 years and has been based at the Appleton Sportsfield since the facility was commissioned in 1966.


Playing friendly Sunday and midweek T20 cricket through the summer season, we welcome players of all abilities, in particular, youngsters, to play cricket.  We like to play a relaxed, fun and progressive style of cricket where the aim is to enjoy each playing experience!  We like to win – but with both teams happy whatever the result.

We had some super summer weather in 2019 and enjoyed the limited 2020 season.

To find out more contact our club captain Hjalmar Blomerus (details below) for 2020, or email 

Ok, so you’re not too keen on the idea of actually playing? 
Come on down to the ACC cricket ground on match day, enjoy the facilities, have a beer (or two) and watch some fantastic contests between bat and ball. And if you’re feeling particularly generous we’re on the lookout for our 2021 sponsors so we’ would be more than happy to chat about that too.

Last season finished well....... but the results could have been better!

The full fixture list planned for last summer was abandoned but several matches were played.

Awards Dinner  November 2019

The winners: 

Senior Player cup: Chris Jones

Best Batsman cup : Alex Gilkes

Best Bowler cup: Roly Allsworth

Catching cup: Hjalmar Blomerus

Dropped Catching cup: Alex Mirrington

Clubman: Leon Willis

Junior Player cup: Lucas Bowler




If  you are interested in playing this season please contact the Club Captain:  Hjalmar Blomerus (contact details below) or send an email to the club ( or Roger Gilkes (


Club Officers for 2019/20 (elected at the AGM in November 2019)


Chairman: Roger Gilkes

Tel: (01865) 863640 and 07766-483077



Secretary: John Bennett

Tel: (01865) 863883



Club Captain:  Hjalmar Blomerus

Tel: 07899 080200


Treasurer: Jack Bennett

Tel: 07748 788487



Fixtures Secretary: Simon Fox

Tel: 07756 608744


Vice-captain:  Jack Bennett

Tel:  07748 788487


Fines Officer:  Ed Gilkes

Tel: 07796 60072


Officer without Portfolio: Leon Willis

Tel: 07811 380763


Further News   -  Appleton willow made into “The Appleton Bat”

When the Gow farming family approached Appleton Cricket Club vice president and long-term club supporter, Graham Rose, in 2015 with the idea that one their felled willow trees might be made into a bat for the club, he was very enthusiastic.

Now the bat has been formed from the willow and has been presented to the Appleton Cricket Club captain, Elliott Bennett, by the Gow family via the club President, Andrew Hammond (see photo below) at the annual President’s match in September.

Club chairman Roger Gilkes commented: “We are thrilled to have this bat and thought long and hard what to do with it. On the one hand should we have a presentation cabinet and put the bat in the pavilion, the bat never having been used? Or, on the other, should it be presented to the best batter of the year?


Cathie Little (nee Gow) said: “It struck me that when we were having some willow tree felled about two years ago, why not make a bat? I am delighted that the Appleton Cricket Club will treasure a very locally made bat”!