Barby Cricket Club

Barby Cricket Club, Longdown Lane, Barby, Rugby CV23 8TR   

We have planned a full fixture list for all our teams this year
The bar will be open following the Government's social distancing guidelines (card payments now taken)
Everyone welcome, so please pop along, support your local Club and enjoy a safe drink in our rather large beer garden.  
We look forward to seeing you at the weekend

The Cricket Club is always a hive of activity in the summer and is located at the Sports Field on the corner of Longdown Lane.  The club aims to help all who want to learn, play or watch cricket in a great setting and friendly welcoming environment. 

We run 3 Saturday teams and a Sunday friendly side. In addition we run u11, u13 and u15 junior sides and a ladies team that all play midweek in the evenings.

Friday evening sees the junior section take over the club with children from the age of 5 to 17 in action. We are Clubmark accredited and all sessions are designed to be safe and fun and run by fully qualified coaches.

If you enjoy playing or watching cricket, or even just popping down for a drink then Barby Cricket Club is a great place to go. Please feel free to just turn up or you can contact us on the numbers below. Everyone is very welcome.

Barby Cricket Club entertained Marylebone Cricket Club on Friday 12th August, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.  An exciting game was had, which was enhanced by the glorious weather, and eclipsed by Barby winning in the closing overs. 

The club has a professional player every year, this year Siviwe Gidana from South Africa was a great help coaching the Summer Camps and playing.
The club is always open to players of all ages and social members.

You can contact us at or on 07904 804674 and we have own web site at  

100 Club
The winners of the 100 Club in the March 2023 draw were: K. Last £80.00, T. Hill £60.00 and D. Ibbetson £40.00  . 

Presidents vs Chairmans Day 12th June 2022

As Barby continue a memorable 50th Anniversary year, Sunday 12th June was a celebration game involving players from all ages including a number of people who played the inaugural game some 50 years ago.

President Nev Weston, himself part of that game and Chairman Rob Field who despite his youthful looks was a year old in 1972. Teams were selected from a squad of over 40 past and current players.

Both men picked 2 sides to be involved in 2 T20 games with the combined team scoring the most runs declared the winner. The day got off to a flying start as Field himself opened the batting and set about the pace of club professional Siviwe Gidana in exhilarating style. Whilst at the other end, his opening partner, head coach and ex England star Mal Loye initially looked uncomfortable against the guile of former schoolmate Phil Beagley he was starting to find some rhythm when he fell to a brilliant boundary catch by Gidana of the bowling of Joe Hardbattle.

Whether it was the beautiful weather, the scenic views or the fact that there were so many friends past and present in attendance, the author did not find much to report on through the rest of the innings. The Chairman’s 11 closed on 120 and their veterans then took the Field.

Barby is proud to maintain records of every player who has ever pulled on the royal blue cap and it was a pleasure to see club record run scorer Chris Fortnum opening the batting facing up to Weston himself. A number of other club legends took part in the game with many others regretting not having donned the whites on the sidelines. Highlights involved a batting masterclass from Stuart Gleghorn and some athletic fielding by Graham Lamb. Youngster Will Shay took the field with his dad Adam for the first time and put the old man to shame.

Mid innings, the tea makers of Barby demonstrated the reason why the club is famous across the land with a spread that could have fed an army and rendered them helpless! The armh on this occasion was the Chairman X1 as the Presidents x1 took the field chasing 188 for victory.

As festivities continued and old friends reacquainted themselves over numerous beers, the cricket started to become interesting. Jack Bennett who is sorely missed at the club stroked an effortless half century, accompanied by in form club vice chairman Rich Tarrant.

After the loss of Bennett and a brief interlude when Joe Hardbattle was given a lesson by his sister, Northants u18 seamer Amy, the game came down to the wire and Tarrant neared a maiden century. After a chanceless 99, in front of an expectant crowd, with the entire fielding side deep down hoping Tarrant would reach the milestone, he somehow didn’t!

And with the dismissal went the chance of victory, leaving Chairman Rob Field to pick up the trophy for what will now be an annual event.

This was one of a number of celebratory events at Barby CC this year with each surpassing its predecessor. After 50 years in existence, 2022 is the first of the next 50. Barby is really keen to welcome boys, girls, men and women to the club.
Everyone is welcome and please all feel free to join us in the bar on Friday evenings.  


Some photos illustrating the day's play


Recent honours

Northamptonshire Group Winners 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016

2016 Division 1 First XI Runners Up (Promoted to the Premier Division)
2016 Fair Play Award Winners
2010 Division 2 First XI Champions
2009 Division 2 Second XI Champions
2008 Division 3 First XI Champions
2007 Division 4 First XI Champions
2006 Division 5 First XI Champions

Senior Cup Winners 2007,2008,2012
U11 Cup Winners 2012
U13 League Winners 2015

2017 Third XI promoted to Division 12
2015 Division 14 Third XI Champions

Winners 2017

Winners 2014, 2015, 2016

Winners 2016
League Winners 2016

Six a Side Winners 2014, 2015, 2016
League K.O. Winners 2016
League Winners 2017, 2016

Senior Cricket Contacts
Joel Gleghorn (1st XI & Club Captain) Tel: 07976 295437
Seth Westley (1st XI Vice Captain & Joint Sunday Captain) Tel 07469 888390
Richard Thompson (2nd XI Captain) Tel:  07730 000356
Chris Bramley (2nd XI Vice Captain) Tel 07753 611096
Matt Beagley (3rd XI Captain) Tel 07969 522120
John Hardbattle (3rd XI Vice Captain) Tel 07739 078622
Rob Field (Joint Sunday Captain) 07841 562590
Tom Gleghorn (Midweek XI Captain) Tel: 07968 257735
Phil Beagley (Midweek XI Vice Captain) Tel 07549 173895
Lucy Gleghorn (Ladies Captain) Tel: 07970 515603
Hannah Cowperthwaite (Ladies Vice Captain) Tel 07447 442254

Fixture Secretary
Craig Lester Tel: 07904 804674 Email:

Junior Cricket
Seth Westley (Junior Coach on the Committee) Tel 07469 888390

Senior Committee Officers
President - Nev Weston Tel: 01788 333591
Chairman - Rob Field Tel: 07841 562590
Vice Chairman - Richard Tarrant 07775 945531
Treasurer - Janet Lester Tel: 01788 890553
Secretary (inc Publicity) - Molly Norton Tel: 07902 011036 and Kara Barnes Tel: 07783 000664
Welfare Officer - Philip Beagley Tel: 07549 173895
Ground Manager - Tom Gleghorn Tel 07968 257735
Bar Manager - Craig Lester Tel: 07904 804674

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