Appleton Cricket Club 



So do you 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 are looking forward to the 2020 season.

To find out more contact our club captain Hjalmar Blomerus (details below) for 2019, 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 2020 sponsors so we’d be more than happy to chat about that too.

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

There will be net sessions and an opportunity to practise, especially if you have not played cricket recently, on Tuesdays in April 2020 from 5.30 to 6.30 pm. Anybody is welcome - the bowling machine will often be in action.....

August 2019 Fixture List


4th Sunday Away Headington Quarry 2 pm

11th Sunday Away FFFTMCC 1.30 pm

18th Sunday Home Cumnor 2 pm


14th Saturday Fines Night 7 pm


12th Tuesday AGM 8 pm at the Plough

30th Saturday Awards Dinner at the Plough 7 pm 

Awards Dinner  2018


November 2018 - The winners - 2018 Season

Senior Player cup: Wayne Geller

Best Batsman cup : Jack Bennett

Best Bowler cup: Harry Knight

Catching cup: Ed Gilkes

Dropped Catching cup: Roger Gilkes

Clubman: Leon Willis

Junior Player cup: Ollie Fox

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


Club Officers for 2018/19 (elected at the AGM in November 2018)


Chairman: Roger Gilkes

Tel: (01865) 863640 and 07766-483077



Secretary: John Bennett

Tel: (01865) 863883



Club Captain:  Hjalmar Blomerus

Tel: 07899 080200


Treasurer & Fixtures Secretary:

Greg Alder

Tel: 07834 217594


Vice-captain:  Jack Bennett

Tel:  07748 788487


Fines Officer:  Ed Gilkes

Tel: 07796 60072


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”!