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A brief history of The Bay

Botany Bay Cricket Club, located in the Green Belt to the north of London, was founded in 1899 as a village cricket team supported by the local gentry and landowner. The Club fielded a single team with fathers and sons of the local families playing side by side for more than half a century against local clubs. There were few significant achievements and low scoring matches were the norm. It took until 1937 for the first century to be scored at the ground, even then by a visitor. Post Second World War, led by the ever enthusiastic Alec Callendar, the Club rebuilt itself building a pavilion with bar, growing to 2 then 3 sides, acquiring a second ground adjacent to the clubhouse, became a founder member of the Middlesex Cricketers League and growing in stature in the Middlesex and Hertfordshire cricket scene.

Today the Club fields 3 sides in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League.

Other sections of the club include:

The Bay is more than just cricket with several other sections & clubs sharing our fantastic facilities

  • Cuffley Rugby Club run two XVs and play their home matches at East Lodge Lane. They also have a growing womens' section.
  • Botany Bay Petanque Club playing both competitive Chiltern League and social boule..
  • Botany Bay Darts teams plays in the local Friday league.
  • North London MG Owners Club meet at the Bay every Monday planning their outings, rallies and competitions.

We are also a committed supporter of live music hosting The Bay Jazz Club on Tuesdays for the traditional Jazz enthusiast and the Googlies Jazz Supper Club on a Thursday evening for music of a more modern era. There are also monthly Big Boppa Rock n Roll and Big Band events during the winter months.

“Botany Bay Cricket Club – A Hundred Years of Village Cricket” by Steve Collins is available in paperback from the Club.

Botany Bay CC Committee

Role Name Email Phone
Chairman John Dent will.ame@virgin.net 07867 800740
Secretary Stuart Haynes stuarthaynes@blueyonder.co.uk 07748 963797
Treasurer Clive Rolt roltclive@gmail.com 07717 816169
Club Bookings John Jarvis jjofenfield@btinternet.com 07710 300088
Ground Secretary John Dent will.ame@virgin.net 07867 800740
Bar Chairman Stephen Wortley smwwortley@btinternet.com 07878 726232
Chairman of Cricket Mark Bridges mbridges63@hotmail.co.uk 07931 630953
Darts Rep Len Curtis lencurtis180@gmail.com 07966 407608
MG Club Rep David Hill david.hill41@blueyonder.co.uk 07794 156218
Bay Jazz Rep Jean Wortley jazzjeanie@yahoo.com 01707 874710
Googlies Rep John Jarvis jjofenfield@btinternet.com 07710 300088
Petanque Rep Angela Haynes angelahaynes@blueyonder.co.uk 07799 000359
Big Boppas Rep Mike Deasey michael.deasey@noms.gsi.gov.uk 07771 694615

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