Sporting Blakesley encompasses the sports of cricket, tennis and football within Blakesley. We support the development of the next generation of players through coaching and training. We also bring the community together through events such as the free Easter Egg hunt we provide each year and the pensioners' lunch, plus the regular sporting fixtures throughout the year. We raise money to support these activities by regular subscriptions, an end of year dinner with auction and various fundraising events such as car rallies, the Easter duck race, family fun day and an annual Sevens tournament involving teams from around Northamptonshire and the surrounding area.
Our Constitution is available here.
Family Fun Day - thank you!
Thanks to all the volunteers that helped out to make this years family fun day another great success. It's a shame the British weather meant that the number of people in attendance was down on previous years, but it seemed that all had a great day.
Over 40 pensioners from the local villages attended the free Sporting Blakesley luncheon. On the menu this year was a hearty Ploughmans lunch, an assortment of home made puddings from the village and of course, a "few" glasses of wine were enjoyed. Thank you to our team of chefs and servers - everybody thought the food was excellent.
The dog show proved to be another popular event this year with over 50 dogs attending and more entries per category than any other year. Catherine and Paula managed the event with Catherine's famous alternative commentary adding to the relaxed atmosphere and making people smile. Thanks to our sponsors, Ian Bathe (Beaver Construction), Becky Price who kindly judged the show from Towcester Vets and Bakers Pet Food who supplied some fantastic prizes.
The bottle stall, raffle and Blakesley Bears tables were as popular as ever. Thanks to Lizzie Vaughan, Lee Penny, Anne Cunnignham, Jackie Stanbridge and Ann Milton for your kind support.
The raffle results were:
- 1st Prize - Ander Cockerill - £75 voucher for Browns of Blakesley
- 2nd Prize - David Smallman - £30 voucher for Browns of Blakelsey
- 3rd Prize - Jackie Stanbridge - £20 voucher for Browns of Blakesley
Nearest the Pin was won by a father and son combination - well done to James and Sam Wood who received a £20 and £10 voucher for Browns of Blakesley.
The basketball challenge was won by Stuart Bleazard who also receives a £20 voucher for Browns of Blakesley.
Lots of fun was had with the egg throwing competition that left quite a few people leaving the field needing a clean up and the children will have strong muscles after the continued Tug o' War sessions taking place all day.
Thank you to Manni who kindly sponsored our prizes for the day - Browns of Blakesley.
Sunday 1st April
Easter Egg Hunt and Duck Race - Blakesley Playing Field
Saturday 16th June
Family Fun Day - Blakesley Playing Field to include BBQ, Bar, Dog Show, Bouncy Castle, Pensioners Lunch, Kids Tea Party and lots of sporting events
Sunday 1st July
Cricket Sevens with Bar and BBQ - Blakesley Playing Field
Sporting Blakesley Golf Day and Annual awards dinner (watch this space)
Cricket training for kids and juniors
- Starting Wednesday 9th August 2018 for the remainder of the summer holidays, there will be free cricket coaching taking place at the field 1815-1915 (ish)
- All ages and abilities are welcome but in order to plan for numbers, please send a message to Charlotte Cockerill on 07522 832824 so that you can be added to a WhatsApp group to keep all posted on any changes to the schedule
- Please can all children bring along, water, a hat and sun cream whilst the lovely weather is still with us
Blakesley CC branded cricket wear
We have created a dedicated online club shop with the help from Gray Nicolls where you can purchase Blakesley CC branded match and training wear for both children and adults. The club receives a rebate from all purchases so please take a look and support us.
The cricket net has arrived.....
Sporting Blakesley have installed a cricket net at the playing field to support the ongoing development of our junior (and senior) members. Providing a safe area for our budding cricket stars of the future to practice will ensure that the future of Blakesley CC will be in safe hands.
We also hope to offer free cricket training sessions during the summer school holidays. We welcome boys and girls of all ages and standards to join us. Further details will be provided in due course.
Marquee for Hire
Sporting Blakesley can offer a 12x4m marquee for use at events held in the Benefice. The marquee provides extra capacity to the Village Hall, or as a standalone temporary building, and covers the probability of the English weather being English. The cost of the marquee is £300 and covers the delivery, build, dismantling and collection from your event location.
Open to residents of Blakesley and the surrounding villages
All members eligible for the Wimbledon ticket draw. To be eligible, members will need to join the LTA at no extra cost.
We have two well-maintained hard courts available at Blakesley Playing Field seven days a week.
Court access restricted. For entry details, you’ll need to be a member.
Annual Membership Fees:
- Adult (18 and over) £40.00
- Student (14-17) £25.00
- Junior (under 14) £15.00
- Family (parents + under 18s) £70.00
- Nifty Fifties* £30.00
Prices have remained stable over the last few years.
To continue or start a new membership, please email email@example.com with your name, address and phone number.
*play limited to 9-5 Mon-Fri + club night