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Kempston Methodists Cricket Club



Our Winter Net Sessions commence on Sunday 25th February and run through until Sunday 29th April at Marston Vale Middle School, Stewartby. Each session start at 3:30pm until 5pm. Possibly excluding Easter Sunday.

Sessions are open to all players, men and ladies and also to any new member who wants to try their hand at the wonderful game. So bring your mates along.


to David Holdway for a fantastic knock of 67 off 37 balls against Hexton. David's runs, along with Shiv's unbeaten 47 helped to secure our place in division 2. Well done to the whole team for a spirited win at the end of the 2017 season. 

to Tom Holdway as he has made it onto the County Honours Board this week for his bowling figures of 4 for 20 at Graveley last Saturday. Well done, Tom.

to Sarah Ashby of our ladies team who made it onto the County Honours Board for two weeks in a row, the second time being for her five wicket spell of bowling. Well done Sarah, a feat not accomplished by our men for the past three years. Still, our sponsor is delighted that another trophy will be presented at our Annual Presentation Evening next year.

Come on lads, that's four times this year that the ladies have featured on the County Honours!

to our mens midweek team who finished Runners-Up in Division 4 of the Bedford Midweek League. Great pity the last game against the eventual winners was washed out by the weather. Still, that's Cricket. Well done lads. Another entry on the Clubs Honours Board.

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Welcome to our Play-Cricket Website where you will find everything you need to know about our club.

Our club's formation is recorded as 1922, by members of Kempston East Wesleyan Church, but didn't start playing serious matches until 1924 when with other Free Church clubs in the District it helped to constitute the Bedford Free Church Cricket League. This makes us the oldest cricket club in Kempston. The Championship Shield was won five times, the last time being in 1936. This league lapsed during World War II.

In 1968 the club became a founding member of the Bedford Midweek League and have been playing in this league every season since. In 1989 the club moved to the Cryselco Lamp Factory’s Sports Ground in Woburn Road, now called Cryselco Park. Our facilities here include changing rooms and showers, tea room and toilets. The playing area is looked after by our own members.


In the 1990's we played in the Chiltern Village League until it's demise in 1997, when we joined the Millman League and in 2012 the club was a founding member of the Bedfordshire Invitation Saturday Cricket League.

In 2014 our Midweek XI were runners up in the third division of the Bedford Midweek League and our 1st XI were the winners of the Bedfordshire Invitation Saturday League Division 2. Promotion for both our teams in the same season.

In 2016 the club launched a ladies team that will be playing friendlies throughout the season and beyond. This is the only ladies team playing regular matches in Bedfordshire and any ladies or girls, no matter what experience or age are welcome to join our club and give it a go. More information can be found by contacting our ladies captain whose details are on the 'About Us' section.

The club still retains its link with the Methodist Churches in Kempston but has welcomed many members from the wider community and continues to do so to this day. We would welcome any new players who would be interested in turning out for us. For details on how to join our friendly family club please see the page About Us. 

Our 2014 Squad with the BISCL Div2 Trophy. Back Row l-r: Gary Wright-Pack, David Holdway, Nick Freestone, Tom Harris. Tom Holdway, Jamie Rodd, Matty Gray.
Front Row l-r: Phil Dams, James Housden, Russ Thompson, Mark Thompson, Phil Carter, Alistair Marriott, Graham Riddy (scorer).
Missing from photo: Paul Weaver, Alan Thompson, Chris Hardwick and Shiv Sundar.