Few cricket clubs can lay claim to be situated at the site of a historic battle. Luctonians have one such historic location, the scene of the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross in 1461. It proved to be a turning point leading within a few weeks to the Lancastrian King Henry VI being replaced by the Yorkist Edward IV. Today there are still keenly fought battles here, but it is the playing of rugby, cricket, rounders and croquet that is at the heart of each contest.
The Cricket Club boast an excellent ground with outstanding facilities. It has hosted Herefordshire Minor Counties games and was famously the venue when Herefordshire beat Middlesex in the C & G Trophy in June 2001. The Middlesex team that day included Andrew Strauss, Owais Shah, Angus Fraser and Phil Tufnell.
Luctonians currently run three senior sides in the Marches league and also have junior sides at Under 9’s ,11’s, 13’s and 15’s.
New members are always welcome, irrespective of your playing ability. Net sessions are held indoors at Lucton School from January onwards and outside in our own excellent all-weather nets once the weather allows.
If you just wish to enjoy the sunshine whilst watching cricket, then the bar in the pavilion is open throughout match days for you to while away a summer’s Saturday afternoon.