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.
2023 HOME FIXTURES
(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.
Sunday Friendly XI Fixture Dates. Home Games –
9th v Church of the Assumption cc 1pm start
30th v Sutton Bonington cc 1pm start
3rd Misc Ground Booking – C. B.cc v Colston Bassett cc. – 12.00pm start.
10th v Kinoulton cc – 12.00pm start.
24th v Upton cc – 12.00pm start.
Midweek Evening 20:20 Home Games.
24th v Radcliffe on Trent cc. 6pm
31st v County Highways cc 6pm
16th v Church of the Assumption cc. 6pm
21st v Calverton cc. 6pm
28th v Kinoulton cc
7th BBQ & Interclub Match 6pm
2nd v West Bridgfordians cc 6pm
23rd v Holy Spirit cc – 5.30pm.
Andy Spong – Colston Bassett Cricket Club