Set in the rich and verdant Warwickshire countryside and within the grounds of the striking Stoneleigh Abbey, can be found the glorious wicket of Stoneleigh Cricket Club.
Founded in 1839 at Stoneleigh Abbey by Lord Chandos Leigh, it is one of the oldest and most famous cricket clubs in Warwickshire.
Painting of the Gentleman of Warwickshire v I Zingari match at Stoneleigh Abbey CAT 1872 © MCCesterdy
All being well, after a tough 2020 for everyone, we are planning for a full 2021 season. We do not know what is in store but we are hopeful on playing some cricket.
We are still part of the Cotswold Hills League (Division 2) and new for 2021 we have joined the Arden Sunday Cricket League. For the first time in living memory, Stoneleigh will be in competing in competitive League cricket on a Sunday.
We will also be fulfilling a full set of fixtures for our Sunday Friendly side in addition to Sunday League cricket.
We have been lucky to recruit a number of new players in 2020 and hope to continue that progression to be able to play 2 Friendly games on a Sunday as well as a Sunday League team.