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Clubs

Saffron Walden Cricket Club

Saffron Walden Cricket Club
The watercolour, showing the Anglo-American Playing Fields with St Marys Church in the background, was painted by Margaret Hammond shortly before she died in 2009
 

Saffron Walden Cricket Club is a local club open to players of all ages and abilities. It currently runs 26 teams from under 10 to the East Anglian Premier League. With almost 300 youngsters and approximately 50 senior playing members, there is an opportunity for all to play competitive cricket if they wish. This inlcudes provision for players with disabilities and other special needs . For the first time in the club's history, we will be fielding a Ladies team in the Three Counties League.

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Saltaire Cricket Club

Saltaire Cricket Club

Founded in 1853 by leading industrialist Sir Titus Salt, and designated World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2001, Saltaire is a Victorian model village within the City of Bradford. The large textile mill built by Salt, set alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, is now home to a mixture of businesses, art galleries, and residences.Roberts Park, the home of Saltaire CC is set in the shadow of the mill on the East bank of the River Aire.

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Sinhalese Sports Club

Sinhalese Sports Club

The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) was formed in 1899 to cater exclusively for the Sinhalese community in Colombo at a time when most clubs were formed on ethnic lines. The club is one of the most prestigious and successful in Sri Lankan cricket, having won the premier trophy thirty times, the last in 2008. The club's ground on Maitland Place, Colombo 07, hosts the headquarters of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and is sometimes referred to as the 'Lord's' of Sri Lanka. The club now has a large and diverse membership who enjoy the many sporting facilities of the club.

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Spondon Cricket Club

Spondon Cricket Club

 Spondon is a small village on the outskirts of Derby, Derbyshire. Technically part of Derby from the 1960s onwards, it still considers itself a village and has a tight-knit local community. The village has lots of factories nearby, but now is also a commuter village to Derby and London. To see some great historical photographs of Spondon, see www.spondonhistory.org.uk
 

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Sri Lanka National Women

Sri Lanka National Women

Although cricket in Sri Lanka is dominated by the male game, interest in the national women's team is growing. The women's squad and women’s domestic competition are now an official part of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), and receives the full support of the governing body. The international and development squad are directly contracted with SLC and most players also have positions in the armed forces that allow them to devote their time fully to cricket. Whilst still growing and developing, the women’s game  has a sound infrastructure and the players, most of whom did not start cricket until long after the average Sri Lankan boy, are growing in experience and stature.

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Sri Lankan Cricket

Sri Lankan Cricket

Cricket is something of a religion in Sri Lanka, and this page is dedicated to material that covers the whole of Sri Lanka cricket, rather than any specific club.

Sri Lanka is an island off the Southern coast of India in South East Asia. The country has a long history and has been a major centre of Buddhism since ancient times. Its strategic position has made the island an important trade centre, and was a major part of the silk road before later becoming part of the Dutch and British Empires.

Known as Ceylon, the country gained independence from Britain on 4 February 1948, and changed its name to Sri Lanka in 1972. After the disasters of a thirty year Civil War between the Sinhala and Tamil ethnic groups and the 2004 Tsunami, the country is now at peace and beginning to rebuild.

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Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

The Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club has been one of the leading clubs in Sri Lankan cricket since its foundation in 1899. Established originally by and for the Tamil community in Colombo, the club now admits players and members from all over Sri Lanka and from all ethnic backgrounds. The club's ground, the P. Sara Oval, was Colombo's sole international venue for years and despite the improvement of facilities, particularly in recent years, the club and ground retains its intimate feel.

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Wimbledon Cricket Club

Wimbledon Cricket Club

Wimbledon, as most people worldwide know, is a ‘leafy suburb’ of south west London. Starting life as a small village in Saxon times it was overtaken by the London sprawl in the 19th century. However, it still retains a village feel with the large expanse of Wimbledon Common at the top of the hill, where Wimbledon CC first pitched their tents in 1854 before moving to the Church Road ground directly opposite the All England Club. 

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Wirksworth & Middleton Cricket Club

Wirksworth & Middleton Cricket Club

Wirksworth is a small market town, an ancient settlement in the hills of Derbyshire, from Roman times a prosperous lead mining centre.  It grew, enriched by lead, to be in Tudor times the second town in Derbyshire.  In the nineteenth century with lead uneconomic Wirksworth moved to the produce limestone with huge quarries surrounding the town.  The other important industry was textiles, built by the industrial genius of Arkwright.  Now it is a dormitory town, an attractive place to live, with thriving tourism and creative industries and an impressive annual arts festival.  Wirksworth is a diverse and florishing community with a strong, independent spirit and a dedication to the arts, the environment and radical causes.

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Wortham (St. George's) Cricket Club

Wortham (St. George's) Cricket Club

Wrotham (St. George’s) Cricket Club plays regular weekend matches and outdoor nets are held at our ground in Wrotham throughout the summer. We would welcome new members at this friendly club, whose adopted hostelry is the George and Dragon in Wrotham.

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