The Stourbridge and District Cricket Society was formed in 1972 and initially met at The White Horse, moving to The Bell in 1985 before locating to The War Memorial Ground, Amblecote, the home of Stourbridge Cricket Club. We meet at 8pm on the third Thursday of each month between October and April when we have a speaker from the world of cricket, either a player, umpire or administrator. Annual subscription is £10 and we currently have a membership of almost one hundred. A newsletter is produced twice a year.
The Amblecote ground has hosted many home games for Worcestershire in The County Championship although the county’s decision to play all home games at Worcester means that the last county game at The War Memorial ground was against Northamptonshire in 1981. Most of the first class counties have visited the Amblecote ground and amongst the famous names to have played there are Lord Colin Cowdrey and Sir Len Hutton.
Locally born players Jack Flavell and Don Kenyon began their cricket careers with Stourbridge before progressing to Worcestershire and both went on to play for England.
More details can be found at our web site.
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