Boxmoor Cricket Club is located at The Oval, St Johns Road, Hemel Hempstead. In 1857 Boxmoor Trust granted permission for Cricket to be played on the moor. Until 1936 the club operated with the First XI and in 1936, a second XI was formed due to greatly increased membership. In 1957, a number of Sunday Matches were arranged by Boxmoor Cricket Club but those were always away matches. So in 1960, the Boxmoor Trust gave permission for matches to be played at Boxmoor.
Since 1967 the club has managed to field two teams on both Saturday and Sunday because of growing membership. A youngster section of the Club was formed in 1969 and re-established in 2007. The original pavilion of the club was built in 1962 and extended in 1970. The present pavilion was built in 1983. An extension was built in 1996 to increase the size of the changing facilities and to form a new groundsman’s store. Boxmoor Cricket Club celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 2007 and a full history of the club was compiled and published by First XI umpire Mr. Colin Hollick.
Mr. John Scott is the President, Mr. Ian Gorringe is the Chairman, Mr. Richard Crowther is the Secretary, Mr. Aaron Hinton is Head of Cricket and Mr.Nick Harper is a Head of Junior Cricket of Boxmoor Cricket Club. At present Boxmoor Cricket Club have 4 Saturday Teams, 2 Sunday Teams and 1 Playing XI team. Along with this they also have Junior Teams which includes Under 13's, Under 14's, Under 15's and Under 16's Boys Teams, Under 11 and Under 13 girls teams and Under 9's Mixed Team.
Boxmoor Cricket Club aims to provide safe, fair and enjoyable cricket for its members, young and old. The club hopes to provide an environment fit for the local community, in which players and social members can develop their cricketing skills, knowledge and friendships. The club currently has a playing membership of over 70 adults and fields four teams in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League on Saturdays. On Sundays they have two sides, with the 1st XI playing in the Chess Valley League and the 2nd XI playing friendly cricket against local sides, home and away. There is an active junior section, with over 100 young cricketers learning the game under the supervision of 8 ECB qualified coaches.
The four themes of Boxmoor Cricket Clubs are:
- Duty of Care and Safeguarding Children
- The Cricket Programme
- Sports Equity and Ethics
- Club Management
Boxmoor Cricket Club has ECB Clubmark status. Clubs priorities are prioritising junior development, creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
Official Website: http://www.boxmoorcricketclub.co.uk/default.aspx