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 in the Spring 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 November 2019
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 next season please contact the Club Captain: Hjalmar Blomerus (contact details below) or send an email to the club (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Roger Gilkes (email@example.com)
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”!