2015 HECL League Champions!!

    Welcome to Matching Green Cricket Club        

We are a friendly village cricket club playing in the very picturesque village of Matching Green in the rural north west of Essex near the Essex/Herts border. The cricket square is in the middle of the Green, the largest designated village green in Essex. Cricket has been played on the Green since the 1830s. 

The club attained Clubmark status in June 2015 confirming its commitment to Junior cricket development in the community having met the benchmarks for a safe, high quality community cricket club.

We have two Saturday XIs playing in the Herts & Essex Cricket League and a Sunday XI playing friendlies. We also play midweek cricket including the 20 over League Cup and Boardman's Davies Cup and enjoy an annual Cricket Week in July when we play all day matches.

We have a successful Junior section and hold coaching sessions on Friday evenings for boys and girls from 6 years old. Our Under 9 and Under 11 teams play in the local district competitions and our U13 team play friendlies.

Off the field we were delighted to finish a fantastic new pavilion in 2013 which really creates a focal point on the village green. Overlooked by the village pub this really is village cricket at its best!

On the field we have had recent success winning the Herts & Essex Cricket League in 2015 and 2013 and the HECL League Cup in 2012.

During the winter months we field two senior teams and Under 11 & Under 9 teams in the local indoor league. In 2011 our senior indoor team were overall runners-up in the Essex Indoor Competition.

The club are always looking for new members and volunteers.

If you are interested in joining please email the Secretary Martin Figg martin@matchinggreencc.com

We are delighted to have the support of:
Club and shirt sponsor – Forest Veterinary Centre
Juniors sponsor – Howick & Brooker Partnership

Forest Vets

– MGCC shirt sponsor

Forest Veterinary Centre is a small animal veterinary practice in Essex with branches in Epping,Woodford Bridge and Harlow. We provide a comprehensive first opinion service for local people and accept referrals from other veterinary surgeons across the south east of England. We also act as Centre veterinary surgeons for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association training centre in Redbridge and oversee the care of all Guide Dogs in the South and East of England. We provide excellent clinical care to our patients and a friendly, reliable service to our clients. Or click here.
 We thanks Forest Vets for their valuable support.

Our new pavilion

from left to right, EFDC Chairman, Cllr Mary Sartin, Robert Halfon MP and John Lever MBE (England and Essex CCC)

Upcoming fixtures

Date: Sat 07 May 2016

 Matching Green 1st XITheydon Bois IHome 1.30
 Matching Green 2nd XIHigh BeachAway 1.30

Date: Sun 08 May 2016

 Matching Green U11sThorleyAway (Thorley cricket club) 9.30
 Matching Green U13Epping ForestersAway (Epping Foresters cc) 9.30

Date: Sat 14 May 2016

 Matching Green 1st XIThree Caps IAway 1.30
 Matching Green 2nd XIRickling RamblersHome 1.30
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Don't stump me fat boy Hobb knob stumped for 10
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5h MatchingGreenCC @MatchingGreenCC
Hope you haven't posted your cricket bat anywhere, except of course to The Pavilion @MatchingGreenCC

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9h MatchingGreenCC @MatchingGreenCC
2015 League Cup semi final win on Monday https://t.co/fzFDgbTLAt

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02 May MatchingGreenCC @MatchingGreenCC
A successful day. Won the 2015 cup semi and at same time elsewhere raised valuable club funds. Thanks to all those that enjoyed our BBQ.

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01 May MatchingGreenCC @MatchingGreenCC
@HockerillCC A pleasure as always. Good luck for next few games until we meet again at The Green.

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30 Apr MatchingGreenCC @MatchingGreenCC
@WillingaleCC likewise guys. Sun's out just in time and not too cold .... yet!!

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16 Apr MatchingGreenCC @MatchingGreenCC
Tomorrow's season's opener v Little Bardfield is unsurprisingly off.

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