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Swindon Cricket Club
+++ Friday April 22nd....tonight's 1st training session for U9's U11's and girls is OFF due to the weather and ground conditions, we try again next week ! +++

Welcome!
 
Within the site you will find everything you need to know about our club, details of all of our teams, our officials and everything else that's going on at Swindon Cricket Club. Swindon CC is one of the oldest clubs in the UK with a history (click here) reaching back nearly 175 years. The club currently operates four senior sides which compete in the West of England Premier League (WEPL) Glos/Wilts Division, WEPL Premier 2nd XI Division and the Wiltshire County Cricket League Divisions 2 and 4.
 
In addition the club has a thriving youth section catering for all ages from 5 years upwards. The youth sides compete in the Wiltshire Youth Cricket League and are looked after by a team of ECB coaches. Any players,adults,juniors(boys and girls) who are keen to join us please contact the site administrator for further details.
 
 
 
NICK PARKINSON

                Nick

The members of Swindon Cricket Club were shocked when Nick Parkinson passed away on 4th Feb 2016, aged 55 years, after a sudden illness.  He had been at the Club since he was a boy, learning the game under Rodney Carlyon’s benevolent eye alongside many of his friends.  Nick’s playing career included a stint in the first eleven in the early 1980s, with his first senior hundred being 114* against Box in 1984.  First team opportunities were limited by the very strong squad of players in the Club at the time and that meant Nick became a key member of the second eleven for many years, with his highest score being 149 against Buscot Park.  He finished his playing career as captain of the third eleven, which is a role now being capably filled by his son James.  Nick was also an ever-present in the all-conquering S & B Sports side that dominated the Swindon Evening League for many years.

Nick had to stop playing cricket some years ago due to wrist injury problems making batting too painful, meaning his sporting leisure time was spent playing golf instead, but he was a true Clubman who put far more back in that he had taken out.  After ten years in the Vice-Chairman role he became Chairman of the Club for the 2004 season and for nine years up to the end of the 2012 season the Club’s affairs were run by a Committee chaired by him.  During his tenure he concentrated on ensuring Club’s on and off field facilities were maintained at their usual high standard, including putting in many hours upgrading the interior of the pavilion after a particularly damaging flood.  He worked tirelessly with four different first eleven Club captains to help the Club progress on the playing front, with his focus being on bringing younger players up through the Club elevens.  All at the Club miss him greatly and extend their deepest sympathy to his family.  The funeral is at 2.15pm at Kingsdown Crematorium on Monday 29th February.

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