About Snitterfield Cricket Club

Snitterfield Cricket Club is a phoenix risen from the ashes of a fire that burned brightly throughout the first seven decades of the 20th century, until finally growing cold in the early 1970's. But for the dedication and commitment of founder Lee Hillier, it may well have remained as such. Lee badgered and cajoled his cricketing friends, the village populace and just about anyone who entered the portals of the village stores, to give up a Sunday afternoon or two, for a friendly game against this village or that.

Many escaped the press-gang tactics, the lucky ones among us suffered a momentary lapse of reasoning and said "Yes!" That was back in 2001. Since then, the Club has become part and parcel of the village scene and has strengthened this bond with the construction of the new pitch and by transforming the run-down youth hut into a pavilion of sorts, enjoyed by both village cricket and football teams.

The Club and the Community

For a small dormitory village, Snitterfield is fortunate in having a strong sense of community, best exemplified by its many sporting factions coming together to form the Snitterfield Sports Club.

This unique association brought together the Bowls, Tennis, Football and Cricket clubs to form Snitterfield Sports Club as a registered charity, with the sole purpose of promoting and preserving a wide selection of sport for all to enjoy. Since its formation in the autumn of 2004, the Sports Club has now added busy Table Tennis, Darts, Snooker, Pool and Skittles sections, offering something for everyone.

You can learn more about Snitterfield Sports Club by clicking this link.

Here at the Cricket Club we have continuing plans to develop the game and will be working hard this year again to secure funding for improvements to our facilities and equipment, for coaching sessions for the children in the village and surrounding area, and to ensure that the pupils at Snitterfield Primary School are able to enjoy and benefit from extra activities that the education authorities do not provide.

The Club Badge

The Snitterfield Cricket Club badge features the Common Snipe (Gallinago Gallinago) perched upon a cricket ball, set against rolling green fields and a typical English summer sky.

It is generally accepted that the village derives its name from the bird which was once a frequent visitor and as many of the village's clubs and societies use it for their badges, it seemed churlish not to do so too.

The backdrop borrows from the village's elevated position providing uninterrupted views across the Avon Valley and beyond.

The badge was designed by Glenn Richards.