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.
On the field we have had recent success winning the Herts & Essex Cricket League in 2016, 2015 and 2013 and the HECL League Cup in 2012.
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.
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.
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!
The club are always looking for new members and volunteers.
If you are interested in joining please email the Secretary Martin Figg firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to have the support of:
Club and shirt sponsor – Forest Veterinary Centre
Juniors sponsor – Howick & Brooker Partnership
– 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 thank Forest Vets for their valuable support.
2016 League Champions!!
After a hard fought league campaign we retained the league title with a game to spare. Many thanks for all the great messages we've received.
"Congrats from all at Frinton CC" Russell Everson
"Congratulations guys" Little Hallingbury CC
"Congratulations chaps" HECC Sports
"Well done lads. Completely deserved it" Bully TBCC
"Congratulations boys! Great achievement" Josh WCC
"Quality club, quality people. Congratulations lads, enjoy. From all of us at Willingale CC"
"Absolutely fantastic to hear lads! Fantastic achievement! Enjoy the spoils! I'll have one for you down under!" Ash Nichol, Australia
"Congratulations lads" Lloyd Sykes
"Congratulations on your well deserved win" Stansted CC
"Congrats gentlemen!" Hockerill CC
"Well done boys. Shame we couldn't finish.Look forward to next season" Reesey, NCCC
"Well done and congratulations boys" Nazeing CC
"Congrats" Wade Harlow Town CC
"Congrats chaps. Shall we call it a draw next week and head straight to the pub?" ASPCC
"Well played guys, another great season! Cheers Smudger & Claire at The Maltings, Matching Green"
2015 HECL Double Winners!!
League Champions & League Cup Winners
Our new pavilion
from left to right, EFDC Chairman, Cllr Mary Sartin, Robert Halfon MP and John Lever MBE (England and Essex CCC)