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 dozen clubs in England to gain Clubmark accreditation. In 2018 we celebrated our 80th 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, runners-up in 2009, and in 2018, on returning to the top division, finished third. The 2nd XI narrowly missed promotion from Division 5 in 2017 but made no mistake in 2018, finishing as champions.
Unlike many local clubs, we continue to play Sunday friendly cricket. We have an established fixture list for those who don't wish to play Saturday league cricket and to give our younger players a constructive and enjoyable introduction to senior cricket. Previously our Sunday 1st XI won the Middlesex & Essex League title in 2013, having been runners-up for the three seasons before.
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 very popular and successful junior section, offering high-quality coaching and matchplay for children aged 5 to 15.
We have a committed team of ECB-qualified and insured volunteer coaches who, along with our managers and helpers, hold enhanced DBS disclosures.
In 2019 we will field teams in the under-9, 11, 12, 13 and 15 age groups.
Many of our teams have won Metropolitan Essex District Cricket Board competitions within the last five years. In 2018, 12 boys and girls represented Essex and London age-group teams.
We have particularly strong and enthusiastic under-9 and under-11/12 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 proved extremely successful and we still run a hugely popular and highly respected FUNdamentals League for this age group each summer. You can see what it's all about in this fantastic film produced by the Essex County Cricket Board.
We are also part of the ECB's 'All Stars' programme which offers a fun and energetic eight-week introduction to the game for children aged five to eight.
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 2017. 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!
COME AND JOIN US!
If you’re looking for a club to join as a player, coach, helper or just to socialise over a drink, you’ll be very welcome at South Loughton CC.
To find out more about what we offer and how you can get involved, contact: Dalbir Kathuria (email@example.com) for juniors, and Andrew Shields (firstname.lastname@example.org) for adults. If you have friends who want to get involved, we welcome everyone, no matter your level of experience.