Towcestrians Cricket Club was formed in 1934 with many of the original players of the newly formed rugby club. The club moved to the present Greens Norton Road site in 1971.

We currently have around 130 members with both seniors and juniors playing competitive matches in the South Northants and surrounding area. Our outdoor season runs from May to August.

Playing and practice facilities are good, including outdoor nets and an artificial wicket. The Sports Club’s development plans will signal an exciting future for cricket at Tows. With the provision of a cricket-specific ground and the promise of top-quality playing facilities we will, hopefully, extend the playing season and increase our membership at all levels and age groups.

What do we offer?

We offer something for everyone from the age of 6 upwards. Different skills are introduced via fun initiatives for our youngest members and juniors play competitive matches. There are opportunities for talented youngsters to play representative cricket at county and district level via the County’s player pathway. We are very that our juniors progress to play senior cricket for Tows.

Seniors – Typically men between 16-50 years but there is no age limit. League and cup matches in South Northants Cricket League (SNCL) competitions and occasional Sunday and mid-week T20 games.

Juniors – compete in Northampton & District Youth Cricket League (N&DYCL) and/or South Northants Junior Cricket Leagues (SNJCL). Boys and girls can play in mixed teams. Typically we enter Under 11, Under12, Under13 and Under 15 teams.

We also support the ECB All Stars and Dynamos programmes. All Stars is an introduction to cricket for 5-8 year old boys and girls and Dynamos Cricket aims to develop skills for 8-11 year old boys and girls.

In the past, we have run a ladies team and would love to rebuild this when our expanded facilities allow. If you are interested in being involved please get in touch.

When & where do we train?

Winter Indoor Coaching/Practice

Soft Ball – All Stars/DynamosSponne Sports HallMarch - April
Hard Ball – Under 11, Under12, Under 13 and Under 15Sponne Sports HallJanuary - April
SeniorsCounty GroundJanuary - March

Summer Outdoor Coaching/Practice at Towcestrians

All Stars / DynamosThursdays (17:30)8 week period in May - June
Under 11Sundays (10:00)Thursdays (18:00)May - August
Under 13Mondays (18:00)Thursdays (18:00)May-August
Under 15Wednesdays (18:00)Thursdays (18:00)May - August
SeniorsSaturdays (13:30) and some Sundays (13:30) and Thursdays (18:00)Tuesdays (18:00) Wednesdays (18:00)May-August

Who are we affiliated to?

Towcestrians Cricket Club is affiliated to:

  • English and Wales Cricket Board
  • Northants Recreational Cricket (now Steelbacks In The Community)
  • South Northants Cricket League
  • Northampton & District Youth Cricket League
  • South Northants Junior Cricket League

Towcestrians Cricket Club is working towards Clubmark status, which recognises that the administration and delivery of the sport is handled professionally and responsibly.

Who can get involved?

We welcome girls, boys, men and women, although we don’t have a ladies team at the moment it’s in the plan. Whether you’re new to the sport, returning from a break, or have moved into the area – come and see what we do.

We’re always seeking to connect with keen volunteers

Tows cricket club is run by volunteers and we have a constant need to replenish the pool of those willing to give their time and skills to the club.

Providing the necessary coaching support for our juniors is a perennial issue. The club arranges funding for club coaches to gain the appropriate qualifications. If you are willing to get involved do make contact. There are a range of other areas we need help with as well…

  • Coaches and managers for all age groups
  • Umpires and scorers for all age groups
  • Volunteers for pitch preparation, maintenance of the pavilion and surrounds
  • Club administration e.g. pursuing sponsorship and funding opportunities
  • Individuals with skills that will help us with the development of the new cricket resource.

Useful links

Towcestrians Cricket Club
Northamptonshire CCC and Steelbacks in the Community
English and Welsh Cricket Board
All Stars Cricket
Dynamos Cricket
South Northants Cricket League
Northampton & District Youth Cricket League
South Northants Junior Cricket League

Who to contact

If you would like to find out more about playing cricket at Towcestrians, or are keen to get involved in a non-playing capacity, please do get in touch.

Chairman: Steve Chalcraft –

Secretary: Tony Roberts –

Treasurer: Andrew Roberts –

Junior Secretary: Rob Jones –