Welcome to South Loughton CC. We consider ourselves one of the most progressive medium-sized clubs in Essex. We are a registered Community Amateur Sports Club and ECB Focus Club, and were one of the first clubs in England to gain Clubmark accreditation. In 2013 we celebrated our 75th anniversary.
Our mission statement
'Our aim is to provide club members with coaching and matchplay of the highest possible quality, to build strong links with schools, disability groups, other sports clubs and the local community, and to create an environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop their skills and interests.’
Founded in 1938, we field two Saturday XIs in the Herts & Essex League.
The 1st XI were Division 1 champions in 2007 and runners-up in 2009. In 2017 we are playing in Division 2 and targeting a return to the top division. The 2nd XI will be playing in Division 5 in 2017.
Unlike many local clubs, we continue to play Sunday cricket. Our Sunday 1st XI won the Middlesex & Essex League title in 2013 having been runners-up for the previous three seasons. We have since taken the decision to play only friendly games in order to give our younger players a more constructive and enjoyable introduction to senior cricket.
We also work in partnership with Mathews CC, enabling us to run a Saturday 3rd XI in which the emphasis is on social cricket and the development of young players.
We have a popular and successful junior section, offering high-quality coaching and matchplay for children aged six to 15.
We have a committed team of ECB-qualified and insured coaches who, along with our managers and volunteer helpers, hold enhanced DBS disclosures.
Our under-9, 10, 11 and 13 teams all have won Metropolitan Essex District Cricket Board competitions within the last five years, and we have several players representing Essex and London county age-group teams. We have strong and enthusiastic under-9 and under-11 sections, playing both soft-ball and hard-ball cricket to enable players of all standards to learn the basics of the game, get involved and have fun.
In May 2005 we were chosen by the ECB to deliver a FUNdamentals programme for six- to nine-year-olds. This has proved extremely successful and we run a hugely popular FUNdamentals League for this age group each summer.
In March 2003 we became only the 12th club in England to gain Sport England's prestigious 'Clubmark' accreditation. We were re-accredited in 2007, 2010 and 2013 and completed the ECB 'health check' in 2016. This demonstrates that we are 'a safe, effective and child-friendly sports club'.
We are very proud of our achievements, our commitment to community sports development, and the happy and constructive atmosphere at our club. We hope to welcome you along!