Barrow and Burton Cricket Club

The Burton Cricket Club joined forces with Barrow Town in 2012 and the combined club now runs four Saturday senior sides in the newly formed Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League. All abilities are catered for with teams in the Premier Division, Div 4 , 6 and 9. There is a senior game at Towles Field every Saturday (1.30pm) from early May to mid Sept. Practice at Barrow takes place on Tuesday evenings during the summer. Anyone interested in playing league cricket can contact Gavin Noon, Secretary 01509 412818, or John Shipman, Club representative to Burton PFA 07906 180981.

Junior Cricket

Junior cricket for Burton residents is available at the Barrow Town ground for all age groups from under 10 to under 17. Currently over 80 youngsters play in 7 different teams. The club holds the ECB Clubmark Accreditation and has 12 qualified coaches. New players from age 7-8 upwards are always welcome. Practice is held on Saturday mornings through the summer for ages 11 upwards, and on Friday evenings for Under 10s. More details and a player information pack can be obtained from Tracey Nightingale, Junior Secretary 01509 621195 or John Shipman, Junior Chairman 07906 180981. Junior website --

Annual Report to the PFA May 2018


Report to PFA AGM – 14th May 2018

The 2017 season ended with our Burton based team in 9th position in division seven west of the Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League. 5 wins, 2 draws and 14 losses, with just one match completely lost to the weather, made up the 22 match season. Recruitment of senior players remains a headache and this lack of availability always gravitates to affect the lowest rank team the most.

The 2018 league program was scheduled to begin on 21st April, but the poor weather in early April resulted in this being moved back one week to give clubs more time to prepare grounds. Consequently the season end is extended to 22nd September. The Burton square looks very good at present following recent hard work and weed treatment.

Loughborough Carillon have fewer teams in their league this year so have only 7 home fixtures.

The club as a whole had another successful season financially, mainly due to bar income at the Barrow ground. Junior member numbers at Barrow have increased, most of these being under 11 years of age so not helping with shortages in senior teams, but we hope this will bear fruit in the years ahead. Older teenagers leaving the game is most disappointing after several years of coaching, resulting in us being unable to field an Under 17 team in 2018 for the first time in more than 15 years. We hope this will only be a temporary absence from this age group as it is a crucial step into senior cricket.

John Shipman

27th April 2018

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