Apperley Cricket Club

Apperley Cricket Club is located in School Lane, Apperley and is perhaps one of the most picturesque grounds in Gloucestershire. 

view of cricket ground

There are references to a cricket team in Deerhurst as early as 1859 and in Apperley in 1892.  The Strickland family of Apperley Court were very much involved as they provided the ground and built the first pavillion. 

The club was reformed in 1975, thanks to the hard work of many local people but two people deserve special mention – Norman MacPherson and Brian Leeke.

Apperley is an ECB CLUBMARK and FOCUS club, and proudly runs a host of teams for men, women and children from Under 9 to Senior age groups. For the 2023 season the 1st XI are playing in the Gloucestershire County Cricket League Division 1 and the 2nd XI play in Division 6.  The recently formed 3rd team play in the Cheltenham/Gloucester/Forest of Dean League Division 2 East. A successful women’s team plays in the GCF Women’s League, and the junior boys and girls play a full range of age group league matches and friendlies.

For fixtures and results and more information about the club  go to

The club has a vibrant youth set-up and the Friday evening youth practice is also a major social occasion, with parents and  villagers enjoying drinks and food from the well stocked bar and regular friday evening barbeque.

Apperley Cricket Club welcomes new players and supporters.  For more information about the club and for contact details visit the club’s own website at

A Great Day Out at Lord’s

Lords news report

One of the biggest moments in the history of Apperley Cricket Club came in 1998 when the club reached the final of the Village Knock-Out Cup Competion.

Cheered on by hundreds of proud supporters who had made the journey from Gloucestershire, Apperley played Methley from South Yorkshire at Lord’s cricket ground.  They lost the match by 61 runs, but it was a day to remember for the cricketers, the scorer Celia Davey, and all the supporters who had followed the team through the local, regional and national rounds of the competition.