Stoneleigh Cricket Club
Stoneleigh Cricket Club runs a Saturday side which competes in Division 1 of the South Northants League, and a Sunday side that has fixtures against local village teams. There are occasional midweek friendlies. Practising takes place on Tuesday evenings. New players are always welcome.
The club is one of the oldest in the country. It was founded in 1839 by Edward Chandos Leigh of Stoneleigh Abbey, who was president of the MCC and was a major influence on the development of the game at the national level. Over the years it has hosted many county and club sides. International cricketers, including, most recently, the Pakistan cricket captain, have made guest appearances for the club.
The club plays in a magnificent setting in front of the imposing West Wing of Stoneleigh Abbey . In 2003, the ground was awarded the accolade of ‘the loveliest village cricket ground in England’ by the Wisden Cricketer Magazine.
Further information about the club is available at http://stoneleighcc.wordpress.com/