Originally called the Nomads (because they had no “home” ground) all matches after the club’s formation in 2008 were “away” fixtures. That changed when Preston Capes CC kindly allowed the Nomads to stage “home” matches at their ground in Preston Capes on Sunday afternoons.
When the Preston Capes club folded at the end of the 2016 season the Nomads were offered the ground to take their place. Then, just a year later, a lack of players saw Badby Cricket Club folding too. Again the Nomads were offered the opportunity to take on and play at their ground which they did last season (2018).
This winter the two clubs (Badby and Farthingstone) decided to make the arrangement official and joined forces in March to become known as Badby & Farthingstone Cricket Club.
A new club constitution was voted and agreed upon at the recent club AGM with several new officers appointed.
New committee: Chairman Andy Nightingale, treasurer Chris Prastka, secretary Malcolm Alphonso, captain Charlie Ashmore, vice-captain Steve Nelligan, grounds officer Phil Hall.
Vice presidents: Michael Wilcox, Alan Brooks, Peter Collins, Peter Banks, Martin Wilcox, Mick Mynard, Neil Brooks, Jim and Mo Scott, Peter and Linda Mayne, Robbie Knox, Paul Egerton, Len Birchall.
New season 2019: first match is on Sunday May 5 with an away fixture at Spencer Bruerne CC who play at Stoke Bruerne, followed by home matches against Maids Moreton (May 19) and Northampton Eaglets (May 26).
The club are affiliated to the ECB and Northants Recreational Cricket and draw its players from the local area. We have grown steadily over the last ten years thanks to the efforts of the local community, club committee and players who enjoy the social nature of the cricket played on the pitch and the relaxed family atmosphere off it.
The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Litchborough Parish Council for their great support which has been instrumental in helping the club grow.
Please contact either of the Litchborough players below if you are interested in joining us.
Phil Hall 07710 850353
Graeme Whitcroft 07793980500
Membership: The club welcomes anyone in the area – young, old, male, female – who want to enjoy a game of cricket or simply support this family-friendly club.
Matches: usually take place on a Sunday afternoon with the occasional midweek fixture.
Midweek nets: day/times to be announced.
AGM: (every Jan/Feb)
Club presentation night: (a Saturday night in every November)
End of season tour: early-mid Sept and usually abroad
Fund-raising events: throughout the year
Finance: in order to cover the increased costs of preparing and maintaining the ground at Badby, subs are now £50 p/a (up from £30) with junior subs remaining at £10 p/a to encourage younger players. The “pay per play” fee option was increased to £10 per game (up from £5) while teas will now cost £5 (up from £3).