Leverstock Green Cricket Club News story

LGCC WHAT'S ON: CRICKET WEEK 2023, August's Live Music From 'Uptown Funk' & Much More

14 Jul 2023

HERE'S our latest round-up of what's happening at The Green over the next month or so, headlined of course by LGCC's world-famous 'Cricket Week'...

CRICKET WEEK 2023: Tuesday July 25 to Sunday July 30
We're nudging towards 50 consecutive years of Cricket Week (excluding 2020 re. Covid) here at The Green, and this year promises to be just as action-packed as ever!

As well as the afternoon adult matches, we've got U12s v Hemel Town on Wednesday morning and our U15s v a Parents & Coaches XI on the Thursday morning.

We've hired a Bouncy Castle for the first four days from 4.30pm to dusk, and this is free to use for all LGCC junior players and their friends.

The matches themselves are all slated to start at 1.30pm, with post-match activities as summarised below:

Tuesday July 25: LGCC Club Captain's XI v LGCC President's XI (1.30pm) for The Clive Rutt Memorial Shield
Bouncy Castle for kids only (!) from c. 4.30pm onwards...
...followed by:'Giant Slip & Slide' for kids of all ages from c. 6.30pm...

Wednesday July 26: LGCC Cricket Week XI v Jack Doodson's Hemel Heroes XI (1.30pm) for The Roger Doodson Trophy
Bouncy Castle for kids only (!) from c. 4.30pm onwards...
...followed by: WWE-style Wrestling Fancy Dress with walk-out entry music into an inflatable ring!
This is for all LGCC junior players and both LGCC & HHTCC senior teams. Prizes for juniors for both the best outfits and the best crowd reaction!

Thursday July 27: LGCC Cricket Week XI v The ACE (African-Caribbean Engagement) Programme XI (1.30pm)
...accompanied by: Caribbean food & music.
LGCC's own Holly Henry & team will be serving Caribbean delights from mid-afternoon into the evening!
Bouncy Castle for kids only (!) from c. 4.30pm onwards.

Friday July 28: LGCC Cricket Week XI v Aldenham CC XI (1.30pm)
Bouncy Castle for kids only (!) from c. 4.30pm onwards...
....with Pizza Van on site from late afternoon...
...followed by: live music from the brilliant New Wave / punk covers band 'Scam 69' at c. 8.30pm

Saturday July 29: LGCC 2nd XI v Clifton 1st XI - Herts League Division 5A (12noon)
...followed by LGCC Mini-Olympics for junior players; some fun sport-based challenges on the outfield.

Sunday July 30: LGCC Cricket Week XI v LGCC Past Players XI (1.30pm)
Followed by: Cricket Week awards presentations & speeches.

TUE AUG 1 - CHRIS LAWRANCE'S BANJO BASH: First Tuesday of every month; Bar 8.00pm, Music 8.30pm
Enjoy the delights of music played in the traditional & bluegrass way by Chris Lawrance and his collection of musical maestros from around the local area.

Some of the finest fiddlers and string pluckers in the region descend on The Green for an old-time music session once a month - and it's always worth a listen.

The gang usually get going from around 8.30pm at the latest. Come along and have a drink while you sit back and enjoy the toe-tapping sounds.

Continuing in its regular first-Sunday-of-the-month slot, you're welcome once again to Leverstock Green's Monthly Quiz Night. 

Starting at 7.45pm, with the clubhouse and bar open from around 7.00pm, it's time to put those thinking caps for a mix of different rounds with nothing too intellectually heavyweight or off-putting.

Quiz teams can be formed of any number you'd like to bring. The entry fee of £2 per person is divided between the top performers. New players are always very welcome - either as a whole team, or as individuals joining others.

THU AUG 10  & THU AUG 24 (THEN EVERY SECOND & FOURTH THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH) - T@THEGREEN: Join Us For A Cuppa & A Chat - Free Community Event, All Welcome
The fantastic community-focused fixture that is T@TheGreen continues into the summer months here at LGCC.

Our community get-together,  between 10am and 12noon on every second and fourth Thursday morning of each month, is a chance for folk to simply pop into the clubhouse for a cup of tea or coffee and have a chat with other local people - some of whom may really appreciate the chance to spend time in the company of like-minded others.

Completely free to attend and personally hosted, everyone in the local community is welcome to pop by or stay for the whole two hours; whichever is most appealing.

Have a chat with other folk from around the village and surrounding areas, or simply sit back, relax and take in the calming view across The Green from our bright and airy clubhouse facility - while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and some light refreshments.

Thanks to the T@TheGreen crew for giving way during Cricket Week, to allow food preparation on the morning of 'Caribbean Day'.

SAT AUG 12 - SATURDAY SOCAL AT LGCC: Live Music from 'Uptown Funk'
Back by popular demand, 'Uptown Funk' will play all of the big hits of the funk / soul genre from around 8.00pm after the cricket has finished on The Green.

They delighted a packed clubhouse in early May, banishing the misery of early-season rain with a raft of hits and a great night was had by all.

The Management Committee are also looking into the possibility of showing the big fight (Joshua v Whyte II) on the same night, on screens outside the clubhouse doors. More news on this soon, if it's deemed feasible.



EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Herts League cricket on The Green from 12noon onwards. Check website for full match details.

Come along and enjoy a relaxed yoga session under the watchful eye of a qualified tutor, every Thursday evening inside the LGCC clubhouse.

Mats are available to use should you not possess your own, and the group often stay behind for a quick drink after the clubhouse opens to others at 8.00pm.

Co-ordinator Glennis Taylor will be only too happy to welcome you along to a friendly group of like-minded folk. Please contact her for more information on 07778 797475.

It's Summer Leagues action and other individual tournaments now through the months ahead for LGCC's dartists.

Updates on fixtures can be found at the 'Upcoming Events' section of our club website lgcc.hitscricket.com

To get involved and find out more about our two Darts teams, please contact Darts Secretary Roy Makins on 07312 080302.

If you have any ideas relating to social events you'd like to see LGCC host, or would be keen to put something on yourself, please feel free to contact Social Events Co-Ordinator Sandra Malloy on 07515 458861.

That's it for now. We look forward to providing a warm welcome at The Green whenever you're next calling in.