Sonning Cricket Club is located in the picturesque village of Sonning on Thames, just to the east of Reading, in Berkshire.
We are a very successful and popular village cricket club with c80 adult playing members c50 non-playing and a thriving junior section of over 200 children. The club pavilion has a fully licensed bar which will be open most evenings throughout the coming season. Parents/family members and locals are most welcome.
The Saturday 1st team will be playing in Division 3 of the Thames Valley League ("TVL"), the 2's in TVL Division 5, the 3's in TVL Division 8 and the 4ths in TVL Division 10. Saturday cricket is competitive and played to win, but not at all costs. Playing within the spirit of the game is embedded within the club's culture. This is especially so in the 3rd and 4th teams which are used as a gateway for juniors, when ready, to start playing adult competitive cricket. This is almost always a very positive experience for them, the club is very focused on developing our youth. Saturday fixtures commence mid-May, Sunday fixtures run from late April to mid-September and we are proud to be able to healthily field 2 teams. 2020 saw the inception of the Sonning Stingers - our Women's softball team - playing tournament format fixtures. 2021 saw their first steps into Super 8s hardball - another first for Sonning.
With 6 men's and 1 women’s team playing each weekend we are able to accommodate players of all standards. The Women, 1st and 2nd teams play at our home ground with its traditional cricket pavilion and bar at King George Playing Fields on Pound Lane. Our 3rd and 4th team play home fixtures at Blue Coat School. Both locations have excellent playing surfaces.
As mentioned above our junior membership with over 200 boys and girls continues to go from strength to strength following their inaugural season in 2008. In 2022 we entered teams into the Berkshire Youth League at age levels U9's, U11's, U13's and U15's as well as non-competitive cricket sessions for the U7's. 2021 saw the formation of a girls U11s softball cricket team - exciting developments for us all. Training is held for all age groups on a weekly basis at our home ground King George's Field and at Reading Blue Coat School. For further information on junior cricket at Sonning, please see our Juniors’ section.
We are a very friendly and sociable club run by volunteers; new players who wish to get involved and support a traditional cricket club are always welcome.
Chairman Sonning CC