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Cambridge NCI Cricket Club welcomes new players

Fancy playing on the best club track in Cambridgeshire, at FitzWilliam College Sports Ground? It's a 10 minute cycle ride from central Cambridge.

We welcome new players, particularly players for our 1st and 2nd XI teams. Why not roll up to our Winter nets, at Fenners Indoor Cricket Centre, Gresham Road entrance?

We are a large club, fielding four teams on most Saturdays during the season.  We also field teams for mid-week games. Our teams play in the Cambs and Hunts league. The:

  • 1st XI plays in the Senior League Division 1 at FitzWilliam College Sports Ground, Oxford Road;
  • 2nd XI plays in the Junior League 2 North at FitzWilliam College Sports Ground, Oxford Road;
  • 3rd XI plays in the Junior League 3 South, traditionally on Parker's Piece;
  • 4th XI plays in the Junior League 4 West, traditionally on Parker's Piece.

However, the council has recently relaid the pitch on Parker's Piece. For the 2019 season, the 3rd and 4th XI will be a bit nomadic, mostly sharing Trinity Hall and Comberton. We are grateful to those clubs for their assistance.

We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming club. We provide opportunities for all to play competitive and recreational cricket across a broad range of abilities. Our teams comprise long-term Cambridge residents, ex-residents, some living in London, University students and retirees.

Cricket Nets

All our nets are for both men and women.

Autumn nets

October and November: Often a smaller group practices at Hills Road, 2019 dates TBC.

Club winter nets

They are every Tuesdays from February until April, 7pm - 9pm.  The venue is the Cambridge University Indoor Cricket Nets on Gresham Road, Cambridge.  We book all three lanes, so you practice with a group of similar ability.

Summer nets

Outdoor nets this year are at Netherhall School at 6:30pm on Thursdays, starting May 2nd and finishing July 25th.

 

FitzWilliam College Sports Ground

Oxford Road, Cambridge CB4 3PH

Netherhall School Playing Fields

Queen Edith's way, Cambridge

Coaching

Steve Taylor is our inspirational club coach. He has 282 club appearances, and has scored over 4,064 runs for NCI. This places him 5th on both counts in our all time ranking since 2001.

He is a Level 2 coach. He has or is currently coaching e.g.:

  • Cambridge University Women 1st XI;
  • Cambs & Hunts Women's County Team Lead Coach;
  • Trinity College, Cambridge;
  • Stephen Perse Foundation School;
  • Castle (special needs) School.

We appreciate his time and his support for our club.

Note that Steve does not offer unsolicited advice. Some players may not want advice.  So, just ask him for his thoughts and insights. He is wonderfully astute. Steve also offers individual batting and bowling coaching sessions.

Steve Taylor cricket coach, Holding a coaching award.
He's the chap on the right hand side, alas.

Membership

We have an annual subscription charge. Paying the subscription gives you:

How to Join

There are three main ways:

It you were registered with another club, please advise us. We'll apply for your registration to transfer to Cambridge NCI CC.

Costs

Adult Fees Full Member* Day Member**
Annual Subscription £25
Saturday League Matches with League Umpire £10 £12
Saturday League Matches without League Umpire £8 £10
Sunday Friendly Matches £6 £6
Midweek Matches £4 £6
Winter Nets £4
Summer Nets Free £3
Member of NCI SSC Yes No

* Full members have paid the annual subscription fee
** Day members have not paid the annual subscription fee