Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1NR
Uxbridge Cricket Club 1789-2013
Uxbridge Bowls Club was founded in 1908, and is currently located within the grounds of the Uxbridge Cricket Club in Park Road, Uxbridge. The Club has both male and female members of varying experience and ability. Our members have a long list of achievements in both local and County competitions, which ensures that the Club maintains a high profile within the Bowling Community. Our Green and facilities are considered amongst the very best in the County, and have led to us being chosen to host a number of prestigious matches and competitions. A full programme of fixtures is arranged throughout the outdoor season which runs from late April to end of September. These involve both single-sex and mixed games, friendlies and several local leagues which give a slightly more competitive edge. Club members meet on Tuesday evening for a 'friendly' game where the emphasis is on enjoying both the game and socializing afterwards! New members are welcome and encouraged. If you wish to learn more about the game of Bowls or the facilities on offer at Uxbridge, then please contact one of our Committee members.
Secretary: Sylvia Baker 020 8868 5132 firstname.lastname@example.org
Although the official founding date of Uxbridge Cricket Club is 1789 there are records of cricket being played in the Uxbridge are as early as 1735. Early matches were played on Uxbridge Moor but by about 1820 the club was playing on Uxbridge Common. In 1858 the club moved to Cricketfield Road and remained at that location until 1970.
The development of the new Uxbridge town centre obliged the club to move to it's present location at Gatting Way, Park Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1NR. (part of the original common). The move was financed by the sale of the Cricketfield Road ground. The freehold of Cricketfield road was acquired by the club in 1918 as a memorial to the members of the club who gave their lives in the great war of 1914-1918.
At Gatting Way the club has been host to Middlesex County Cricket Club on many occasions when not playing at Lords. Over the years many of the great names of cricket have played for or against the club, or have played on our ground. They range from E.H. Budd and Thomas Lord (Who gave his name to the 'Lords' cricket ground), through to Bosanquet (the inventor of the 'Googly') and Schwartz. Opponents have included the Waugh twins, Greenidge, Haynes, Marshall, Brearley, Ambrose and many more.
The club has two cricket grounds and both grass and artificial practice facilities. We run four league sides on Saturdays . The club plays in the Middlesex County League, the premier league in the county. Both the first and second XI's play in the second division. We have a thriving colts section with teams for under 10, 11, 13, 15 and 17 age groups. Many of the current senior members have come through the colts section.
Uxbridge RFC was formed from two clubs, namely Borderers RFC & Old Creightonians in 1947. Both were formed when men were returning from war anxious to pick up their youth where they had left off. These became Creighton Borderers when the two merged in 1974. The two clubs had between them 5 different names and 7 different grounds before becoming "Uxbridge" in 1977 as to identify with the local town, even though at the same time the club was based in Harefield. In 1991 Uxbridge RFC merged with Uxbridge Cricket Club in Park Road, Uxbridge, and is now firmly established as a playing section alongside tennis, bowls, squash and of course, cricket. The Cub currently plays in the Herts./Middx. 2 South League.
Uxbridge Squash Club, founded in 1971, is one of the most active clubs in Middlesex. It is part of Uxbridge Cricket Club, a members' club run by members for the members. Currently we have ten teams in the Middlesex League - 5 Mens, 2 Vets and 3 Vintage. Our first team, sponsored by Keith Scott plc and Dixon Wilson, play in Division 1 and has former world champion Ross Norman amongst its ranks. We also run internal leagues for our members during the winter season (September to April) and an internal team competition during the summer months. Tuesday night is Club Night when members just turn up and play on a round robin basis. Coaching is available to members from coach Mo Khalifa. We have five well maintained courts and offer membership and courts at attractive rates.kdaFor membership details please telephone the Office on 01895 237571. The Club is based at Uxbridge Cricket Club, located in Gatting Way, which is off Park Road, Uxbridge, opposite Uxbridge Common. It is only about 2 miles from the M25/M40 junction. (See map on the 'Location' page).
Members can pre-book Squash Courts via the on-line booking system by clicking here.
The club boasts 5 all weather tennis courts, 4 of which are floodlit, and 3 grass courts.
We welcome applications from players of all standards. If you would like some more information please phone our Chairman, Ash Meswani on 07905 293444, who will be pleased to assist you.
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