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MCC visit Sonning

For the fifth occasion Sonning Cricket Club are delighted to host the MCC in its biennial fixture. The match will commence at 11.30am on 3rd July. Again we are playing for the David G Phillips Memorial Trophy. Among his many achievements with the Club David first brought the fixture to Sonning in 2011, and currently we stand at two victories apiece.

Weather permitting we hope for another competitive game, and hope for extra support from the villagers who are always most welcome when the Club is open

New Members Welcome 2019

Sonning Cricket Club is located in the picturesque village of Sonning on Thames, just to the east of Reading, in Berkshire.  

We are a very successful and popular village cricket club with c60 adult playing members c50 non-playing and a thriving junior section of c120 children. The club pavilion has a fully licensed bar which will be open most evenings throughout the coming season. Parents/family members and locals are most welcome.

In the 2019 season we will field 3 Saturday teams playing in the Thames Valley League (TVL) and 2 Sunday teams playing friendlies against clubs scattered across Berks, South Bucks, South Oxon and Surrey. All fixtures will be published on the website very soon.

The Saturday 1st team will be playing in Division 4 of the TVL, the 2's in Division 6 and the 3's in Division 9. Saturday cricket is competitive and played to win, but not at all costs. Playing within the spirit of the game is embedded within the club's culture. This is especially so in the 3rd team which is used as the gateway for juniors, when ready, to start playing adult competitive cricket. This is almost always a very positive experience for them, the club is very focused on developing our youth. Saturday fixtures commence mid May, Sunday fixtures run from late April to mid September.  

With 5 teams playing each weekend we are able to accommodate players of all standards. The 1st and 2nd teams play at our home ground with its traditional cricket pavilion and bar at King George Playing Fields on Pound Lane. Our 3rd team play home fixtures at Blue Coat School.  Both locations have excellent playing surfaces.


Weekly indoor nets commence next Tuesday at Blue Coat School, these sessions are running from 6pm to 7.45pm for 8 weeks, except for March 19th when unfortunately the school is not free for us.  Each sessions is at a cost of £5 per adult and £2.50 for a junior member.  The first outdoor net session (subject to the weather) will start on Thursday 7th of May at Pound Lane 6.30p.m. Thursday evening is also the club's midweek "clubnight" so if you are not up to the physical exertion of nets come along and limber up over a beer!  For further  information on senior cricket, please contact Dan Anderson, club secretary, on 07909 442814 or email

As mentioned above our junior membership with 120 boys and girls continues to go from strength to strength following their inaugural season in 2008. In 2012 the club was awarded ECB Clubmark status. In 2019 we will be entering teams into the Berkshire Youth League at age levels U9's, U11's, U13's and U15's as well as non-competitive cricket sessions for the U7's. Training is held for all age groups on a weekly basis at our home ground King George's Field and at Reading Blue Coat School. For further information on junior cricket at Sonning, please visit our juniors page.

We are a very friendly and sociable club run by volunteers, new players who wish to get involved and support a traditional cricket club are always welcome. 

Gary Phillips

Chairman Sonning CC

We are pleased to let you know that the online clothing store is now live at the following direct link:

Serious Cricket offer “high quality playing and teamwear garments” which are “delivered directly to your preferred address within five days.”  A size guide is available on

The senior match shirt carries the "Ultima" logo whereas the junior shirt carries "Simple RS" logo. Please be careful to choose the correct garment.

Please note that if you decide to purchase then the commercial relationship is between you and Serious Cricket and we cannot intervene. However we are interested in your feedback on the quality of product and service that you receive from Serious Cricket as we keep this relationship under regular review.


All Time Top Run Scorers
(since 2004)

8623 - Mark Richards
5675 - Jameel Ahamed
3945 - Duncan Parr
3448 - Ali Driver
3207 - Gary Phillips
3090 - Naqash Tahir
3048 - Richard Harris
3028 - Kevan Smith
2966 - Sohail Aslam
2937 - Bubbu Thava
All Time Wicket Takers
(since 2004)

479 - Abbas Ghulam
317 - Jameel Ahamed
257 - Kevan Smith
217 - Waqas Tahir
201 - Harvey Grout
197 - Duncan Parr
194 - Mark Anderson
182 - Mark Richards
160 - George Troughton
153 - Zahid Mohammed
All Time Top Fielding Dismissals
(since 2004)

197 - Steve Hill
163 - Nick Ray
124 - Mark Richards
104 - Gary Phillips
102 - James Reilly
98 - Ali Driver
96 - Jameel Ahamed
77 - Matt Hill
76 - Duncan Parr
74 - Alex Ray

2019 Season Summary

Sat 3rd Team110010
Sun 1st Team541031
U13 - Div 1331020
U13 - Div 2111000
U11 - Div 2110010
U9 - North West222000
U9 - Central221010


No upcoming events!

Upcoming Fixtures

25-May - Sat 1st Team Vs BAGSHOT
25-May - Sat 2nd Team Vs Reading CC
25-May - Sat 3rd Team Vs Wokingham Oaks & Acorns
25-May - U13 - Div 2 Vs Henley
26-May - Sun 1st Team Vs Reading Lawyers
26-May - U11 - Div 2 Vs Twyford
26-May - U9 - North West Vs Purley
1-Jun - Sat 1st Team Vs Wokingham
1-Jun - Sat 2nd Team Vs COVE
1-Jun - Sat 3rd Team Vs Reading CC

Recent Results

19-May - Sun 1st Team Vs Hawley - Lost by 1 run
18-May - Sat 3rd Team Vs STOKE GREEN - Lost by 203 runs
14-May - U13 - Div 1 Vs Wargrave - Won by 2 runs
12-May - Sun 1st Team Vs Paddington - Lost by 3 wickets
12-May - U11 - Div 2 Vs Pangbourne and Whitchurch - Lost
12-May - U13 - Div 1 Vs East Woodhay - Lost by 5 wickets
12-May - U9 - Central Vs Shinfield - Won by 1 run
12-May - U9 - North West Vs Kidmore End - Kidmore End Conceded
10-May - U13 - Div 1 Vs Peppard - Lost by x wickets
5-May - Sun 1st Team Vs Penn Street CC - Won by 7 wickets

Top Run Scorers

218 - Aaron Crofts
63 - Syed Naqi
58 - Jameel Ahamed
56 - Duncan Parr
44 - Dan Anderson

Top Wicket Takers

7 - Aaron Crofts
7 - Michael Longridge
5 - Charles Astwood
3 - Dan Anderson
3 - Jamie Travers

Top Fielding Dismissals

3 - Aaron Crofts
3 - Kishore Naha
2 - Charles Astwood
2 - Mark Lilley
2 - Michael Longridge


No centurions yet!


80 - Aaron Crofts 19-May Vs Hawley
66 - Aaron Crofts 12-May Vs Paddington
56 - Syed Naqi 12-May Vs Paddington
50* - Aaron Crofts 5-May Vs Penn Street CC
50* - Jameel Ahamed 5-May Vs Penn Street CC
56 - Duncan Parr 28-Apr Vs Peppard

5 Wicket Hauls

No 5 wicket hauls yet!

3 or more Fielding Dismissals in a Game

No 3 dismissals in a game yet!

Top 10 Quackers

1 - Wazir Khan
1 - Syed Naqi
1 - Mark Anderson
1 - Kishore Naha
1 - Alexander Richardson

Further information about Sonning CC can be found by clicking the links below


Max McNeill

Gary Phillips
Vice Chairman

Richard Anderson

Dan Anderson

Steve Rayfield
Membership Secretary

Gary Phillips
Fixture Secretary

Bill Travers
Social Secretary

Keith Denyer
Pavilion Manager

Phil Wilding
Bar Stewardess

Christine Wilding
Press Officer

Bill Travers

Strik Pownall
Selection Co-Ordinator

Jameel Ahamed

Jameel Ahamed
First Team Manager

Alan Bright
1st Team Captain

Pete Dean
1st Team Vice Captain

Duncan Parr
2nd Team Captain

Dan Anderson
2nd Team Vice Captain

Steve Hill
3rd Team Captain

Nick Ray
3rd Team Vice Captain

Waqas Tahir
Sunday 1st Team Captain

Mark Lilley
Sunday 1st ViceTeam Captain

Jameel Ahamed
Sunday 2nd Team Captain

Bill Travers
Sunday 2nd Team Vice Captain

Nick Ray
24-May-2018Data Privacy Notice for Junior Players May 2018Download
24-May-2018Data Privacy Notice for Adult Players May 2018Download
24-May-2018Data Protection Policy May 2018Download
14-Mar-2014Report to Parish Council March 2010Download
14-Mar-2014Key Objectives 2010Download
14-Mar-2014Club Code of Conduct for Young PeopleDownload
14-Mar-2014Club Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and GuestsDownload
14-Mar-2014Club ConstitutionDownload

How to find us


From Reading take A4 towards Maidenhead, turn left at the Woodley/Sonning roundabout in to Pound Lane, ground 200 yards on left.

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