Colston Bassett Cricket Club

Category: Local Groups

Colston Bassett Cricket Club are based at a beautiful venue off Washpit Lane, adjacent to China Bridge and the River Smite. The Cricket Club host several Teams, both based on village residents as well as in recent years also hosting younger teams from adjacent villages. The Club and grounds are very well maintained by local volunteers and can offer an excellent way to pass a lazy summer afternoon to the pleasant backdrop of willow on leather.

The Cricket Pavilion sits in the valley below Colston Bassett Hall Grounds and St Mary’s Church and can be accessed both by road (off Washpit Lane) or by footpath from either Church Gate (via the signposted Footpath over Pollards Bridge or from Jubilee Walk off New Road). Washpit Lane connects Church Gate and New Road, and looking over the low parapet of China Bridge the outline remnants of the old wash-pit can still be seen at most times of the year, although this area and even the cricket ground have also disappeared under winter and spring floods in recent years.

Contact with the Club can be made via the Parish Clerk, who will refer your enquiry on to the appropriate Cricket Club Officials as appropriate.



This was our first year of only Friendly fixtures for the Colston Bassett cc Sunday XI following our own mini re-set after leaving the Newark Alliance Sunday League. Overall the season proved enjoyable and successful for all.

Played 8 – Won 6.

Sam Jennings took up the on field Captaincy reins again this season and overall a consistent high standard was achieved in the games played with all enjoying their cricket at Washpit Lanel. Batting Honours went to Darren & Ethan Wright; Andrew Finch; Gavin Bagueley; Sam Jennings & Shaun Harrison. Notable bowling performances were from Shaun Harrison; Andy Spong; Ethan Wright & Neal Khambhayata.

The Midweek Evening Twenty20 XI had another enjoyable and successful season Winning 7 out of a total of 8 Friendly Games played with Sam Foster – heading the batting; with Darren Wright; Andrew Finch; Tom Page and Richard Wells making notable contributions. Bowling honours went to Ethan Wright with 14 wickets with Richard Wells and Conrad Gray. Special mention to Andrew Finch for his efforts Wicket keeper .

As always, our thanks go to all the Committee members, Ellie Keetley our regular scorer, Chris Legge for looking after the ground and all Players and Volunteers who support and maintain our Club and picturesque ground at Washpit Lane.

Best Wishes for a successful and enjoyable summer of cricket in 2024.



(all games played at the Smiteside Ground, which is situated off Wash Pit Lane with access either via New Road / Springhill or via (Upper) Church Gate. 

Colston Bassett cc – 2024 Season.

Sunday Friendly XI Fixture Dates. Home Games – 1.00pm Start unless stated.


28th v Kinoulton cc.


5th v Long Compton cc.

12th v Holy Spirit cc – 1.30pm.

26th v Cropwell cc.


7th v Sutton Bonington cc – 1.30pm.

14th v Cropwell cc.

21st v Church of the Assumption cc.

28th v Radcliffe-on-Trent cc.


4th v Keyworth cc.


1st v Keyworth cc.


Colston Bassett cc – 2024 Season. Midweek Evening 20:20 Home Games.

6.00pm Start – Unless Stated.


29th v County Highways cc.


19th v Church of the Assumption cc. – 5.30pm.

26th v Calverton cc.


10th v Holy Spirit cc. – 5.45pm

16th v Kinoulton cc.


Andy Spong – Colston Bassett Cricket Club