Welcome to Lustleigh Cricket Club

Established 1938
 
80th Anniversary Year

 
 

Lustleigh in all aspects represents the quintessential English village cricket club. It is featured in The Rothmans book of Village Cricket. "A lovely little ground in a lovely little South Devon village". It goes on, "The ground is surrounded by trees, with hills on one side and Dartmoor on another. The river Wrey meanders along one side. It is a small ground so a big hit easily clears the river. The Cleave pub is just twenty yards from the entrance gate so it’s hard to know what else a cricketer could want from this delightful ground" (or spectator for that matter).

If one needed more convincing, this came from a feature article about Peter O’Toole in The Observer, February 2007. He was a great cricket fan and has played on or watched cricket at grounds all over the world. He said his favourite of all was at a little village in Devon called Lustleigh. Peter O’Toole played here some years ago with a club he founded called the Lazarusians.

This year we have only one senior team, playing League cricket on Saturdays and some friendlies on Sundays. Practise nights, for adults, are on Thursday evenings and everyone is welcome.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Access Sport, in 2007, we established a junior section, and we are the only village club on their books. Our juniors’ evening is on Tuesdays with an ECB qualified coach in attendance. Four of our club members are now qualified as ECB assistant coaches. Their training included the care and protection of children and basic first aid.

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  "The playing field and pavillion"