It is rare for any idle boasting in the bar of The George to turn into a thriving reality. Alstonefield Cricket Club is a happy exception.
Founded in 2006 with a fixture list against some of the strongest clubs in the area, the Club has playing members drawn from Alstonefield and the surrounding Dove and Manifold Valley villages. The club has been particularly successful in resurrecting dormant and even non-existing cricket careers, proving that you are never too old to enjoy the finest game on earth. We always have a very warm welcome for anyone who would like to come along and join us – contact details are on the fixture card below.
In 2020 we have 14 fixtures against local opposition and a number of touring sides, starting away at Abbots Bromley on 3rd May. We welcome Duffield for our first home fixture on 7th June. We play on Sunday afternoons, allowing our opponents to field a healthy blend of young talent and well-seasoned experience. Apart from enjoying a social but competitive cricket match, there is the attraction of our lovely little ground with its spectacular views, sampling the finest cricket teas in the village hall then indulging in the rigour of post-match analysis in The George. True village cricket.
To reflect the rather careworn faces of the majority of the club’s members, we have drawn inspiration from some of the more playful examples of the Church’s stonework and we are known as The Gargoyles.
2017 AWARDS DINNER, NOV’17
GARGOYLES TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY MATCH
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