As a continually developing Cricket Club we are always keen to have new members. This website, www.bentleycc.co.uk, contains lots of useful details about the club.
The Club has 4 adult Saturday sides and 1 adult Sunday side, as well as a plethora of Colt/Junior sides, and a girls' team. Within the Colts section we accommodate children from 5 to 18.
The 4 adult Saturday sides play League Cricket in the T.Rippon Mid-Essex League. We compete in various divisions of the league so we offer different standards, from beginners to experienced competitive cricketers, so there is a place for players of any ability. The Sunday side plays a mixture of Friendly & Sunday League cricket as well as competing in a National Village Cup competition. The Club prides itself on giving every player their fair share of involvement in each game.
The Colt section competes in the Central Essex District Cricket Board League and Cup competitions, as well as in the U13 Peter Coe competition and the U16 Matchplay. We currently have an Under 16 team, an Under 15 team, an Under 13 team, two Under 11 teams, and two Under 9 teams. On top of these we also have an Under 7 section comprising of children aged 5, 6, or 7, which train on Friday evenings under a Pay as You Go style arrangement.
The Girls section play in an Under 13 league competition as well as competing in the Under 16 Girls Matchplay, in which they were runners up in 2012 & 2013, and were winners in 2014. The girls at the Under 11 squad level play their league cricket with the boys Under 11 teams.
The adult section train every Tuesday night and we have a few level 2 coaches within the Club that run those nights. The first adult training session of the 2015 season is 14th April at 6.30pm, weather permitting. Adult League Cricket doesn't start until the first weekend in May, but we do have a few friendlies in April.
The club has many DBS (new CRB) vetted coaches and helpers which support the Colts & Girls section training nights. As well as that we also have several level 2 Qualified Coaches. For training nights of the Colt & Girls sections please see their relevant page of this website.
Facilities & Joining
The Club ground in Coxtie Green Road has:
- - two cricket squares;
- - a large pavilion with fully licensed bar, 2 integrated changing rooms, veranda, and patio area;
- - a new changing facility near the second square;
- - an additional changing facility with showers near the clubhouse for the second square;
- - two permanent nets with newly installed astro turf surfaces;
- - two mobile netting cages for use around the field;
- - two sightscreens for each square;
- - an artificial wicket; and
- - a large car parking area within the grounds.
The licensed bar is open on training nights and match days so parents and supporters can watch the training/matches and have a drink in the club's picturesque grounds. Then once training and matches have finished players can also unwind in the welcoming environment with a drink or two.
Our ground has also played home to the T-Rippon Representative XI, who compete in the inter-league Sovereign Trophy, since 2008.
If you are interested in joining our Club you are welcome to come over to any of the training sessions to get a feel for the Club and take part.
If you can see yourself enjoying the Club and the game, then to join please see the membership page which has details of the application forms, which you can complete and bring with you to a training session.