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 Bigboppa Rock'n'Roll nights and, during the winter months, Big Band Sundays.
“Botany Bay Cricket Club – A Hundred Years of Village Cricket” by Steve Collins is available in paperback from the Club.
Botany Bay CC Committee
|Chairman||Stuart Haynesfirstname.lastname@example.org||07748 963797|
|Secretary||Paul Skittemail@example.com||07984 745922|
|Treasurer||Clive Roltfirstname.lastname@example.org||07717 816169|
|Club Bookings||John Jarvisemail@example.com||07710 300088|
|Ground Secretary||John Dentfirstname.lastname@example.org||07867 800740|
|Bar Chairman||John Jarvisemail@example.com||07710 300088|
|Chairman of Cricket||Chris Marchantfirstname.lastname@example.org||07956 829059|
|MG Club Rep||David Hillemail@example.com||07794 156218|
|Bay Jazz Rep|
|Googlies Rep||John Jarvisfirstname.lastname@example.org||07710 300088|
|Petanque Rep||Angela Haynesemail@example.com||07799 000359|
|Fund Raising & Big Boppas Rep||Mike Deaseyfirstname.lastname@example.org||07771 694615|
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