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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

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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)

9378 - Mark Richards
5852 - Jameel Ahamed
4256 - Duncan Parr
3532 - Ali Driver
3253 - Gary Phillips
3217 - Naqash Tahir
3058 - Kevan Smith
3048 - Richard Harris
2966 - Sohail Aslam
2937 - Bubbu Thava
All Time Wicket Takers
(since 2004)

496 - Abbas Ghulam
340 - Jameel Ahamed
263 - Kevan Smith
217 - Waqas Tahir
201 - Harvey Grout
199 - Mark Anderson
197 - Duncan Parr
189 - Mark Richards
162 - Zahid Mohammed
160 - George Troughton
All Time Top Fielding Dismissals
(since 2004)

203 - Steve Hill
163 - Nick Ray
133 - Mark Richards
106 - Gary Phillips
102 - James Reilly
102 - Jameel Ahamed
99 - Ali Driver
78 - Duncan Parr
78 - Matt Hill
74 - Alex Ray

2019 Season Summary

Sat 1st Team131310120
Sat 2nd Team12126330
Sat 3rd Team12104152
Sat 4th Team310012
Sun 1st Team13128041
Sun 2nd Team1094231
U13 - Div 1874031
U13 - Div 2664020
U11 - Div 1665010
U11 - Div 2771060
U9 - North West774030
U9 - Central551130


21-Sep - 'New Sports Pavilion Fundraising Gala' - Saturday 21st September 2019

Upcoming Fixtures

24-Aug - Sat 1st Team Vs White Waltham
24-Aug - Sat 2nd Team Vs Theale and Tilehurst
24-Aug - Sat 3rd Team Vs Datchet
25-Aug - Sun 1st Team Vs Presidents XI
31-Aug - Sat 1st Team Vs NORTH MAIDENHEAD
31-Aug - Sat 2nd Team Vs Purley on Thames
31-Aug - Sat 3rd Team Vs Wokingham Oaks & Acorns
1-Sep - Sun 1st Team Vs Odney
7-Sep - Sat 1st Team Vs Wargrave
7-Sep - Sat 2nd Team Vs Fleet

Recent Results

4-Aug - Sun 1st Team Vs Wargrave - Won by 4 wickets
4-Aug - Sun 2nd Team Vs Woking & Horsell - Match Cancelled
3-Aug - Sat 3rd Team Vs YATELEY - Lost by 45 runs
28-Jul - Sun 1st Team Vs Pheonix - Won by 6 wickets
28-Jul - Sun 2nd Team Vs Old Ashfordians CC - Won by 7 wickets
28-Jul - U9 - Central Vs Finchampstead - Lost by 2 runs
27-Jul - Sat 1st Team Vs Bagshot - Bagshot 2 beat Sonning by 3 wickets
27-Jul - Sat 2nd Team Vs Reading CC - Sonning 2 beat Reading 3 by 6 wickets
27-Jul - Sat 3rd Team Vs Marlow Park - Match Cancelled - Rain
24-Jul - U15 Vs Finchampstead - Lost by 8 Wickets

Top Run Scorers

1206 - Aaron Crofts
758 - Pete Dean
755 - Mark Richards
572 - Andrew Niblett
438 - Gerard Soames

Top Wicket Takers

57 - Aaron Crofts
23 - Jameel Ahamed
22 - Andrew Niblett
18 - Adeel Chaudry
17 - Abbas Ghulam

Top Fielding Dismissals

11 - Pete Dean
9 - Mark Richards
9 - Matthew Calhoum
8 - Charles Astwood
8 - Dan Bone


104* - Jamie Boshier 4-Aug Vs Wargrave
101* - Matthew Calhoum 28-Jul Vs Old Ashfordians CC
182 - Aaron Crofts 20-Jul Vs BRACKNELL & DISTRICT
119 - Mark Richards 13-Jul Vs Bradfield
168* - Mark Richards 6-Jul Vs Fleet
102* - Andrew Niblett 3-Jul Vs MCC
119* - Pete Dean 29-Jun Vs NORTH MAIDENHEAD
100* - Aaron Crofts 23-Jun Vs Little Marlow
112 - Pete Dean 22-Jun Vs White Waltham
104 - Pete Dean 15-Jun Vs Reading CC
101 - Wazir Khan 1-Jun Vs Reading CC
115* - Gerard Soames 1-Jun Vs COVE
121 - Pete Dean 25-May Vs Bagshot


70 - Louis Dean 3-Aug Vs YATELEY
56 - Jason Crofts 28-Jul Vs Pheonix
55 - Aaron Crofts 28-Jul Vs Pheonix
66 - Shamitha Widanapathirana 28-Jul Vs Pheonix
64 - Andrew Niblett 20-Jul Vs BRACKNELL & DISTRICT
98 - Mark Richards 20-Jul Vs Hurst
58* - Aaron Crofts 14-Jul Vs Basingstoke
56 - Oliver Rowe 14-Jul Vs Basingstoke
67 - Jason Crofts 14-Jul Vs Basingstoke
50* - Bill Travers 14-Jul Vs Jinnah CC
62 - Gerard Soames 13-Jul Vs Bradfield
51 - Mannu Rawat 13-Jul Vs Newbury
65* - Richard Anderson 6-Jul Vs Eversley
75 - Gerard Soames 6-Jul Vs Fleet
88* - Pete Dean 3-Jul Vs MCC
59* - Charles Astwood 30-Jun Vs Valley End
89 - Mark Richards 29-Jun Vs Purley on Thames
62* - Abbas Ghulam 29-Jun Vs Purley on Thames
56 - Gerard Soames 29-Jun Vs Purley on Thames
50 - Andrew Niblett 29-Jun Vs NORTH MAIDENHEAD
75 - Mannu Rawat 29-Jun Vs NORTH MAIDENHEAD
52 - Syed Naqi 23-Jun Vs Little Marlow
97* - Mark Richards 22-Jun Vs Theale and Tilehurst
61* - Aaron Crofts 16-Jun Vs Twyford
59* - Jacob Fitton 16-Jun Vs Twyford
77 - Mark Richards 15-Jun Vs Sulhampstead and Ufton
50 - Syed Naqi 15-Jun Vs YATELEY
79* - Wazir Khan 15-Jun Vs YATELEY
57* - Aaron Crofts 15-Jun Vs Reading CC
54 - Duncan Parr 15-Jun Vs Reading CC
57* - Louis Dean 8-Jun Vs Maidenhead & Bray
67 - Aaron Crofts 2-Jun Vs holton and wheatley
64 - Aaron Crofts 1-Jun Vs Wokingham
53 - Adeel Chaudry 1-Jun Vs COVE
85 - Naqash Tahir 1-Jun Vs COVE
82 - Charles Astwood 26-May Vs Warfield
62* - Aaron Crofts 26-May Vs Reading Lawyers
51 - Andrew Niblett 25-May Vs Bagshot
80 - Aaron Crofts 19-May Vs Hawley
59* - Abbas Ghulam 18-May Vs BRACKNELL & DISTRICT
58 - Andrew Niblett 18-May Vs BRACKNELL & DISTRICT
86 - Aaron Crofts 18-May Vs BRACKNELL & DISTRICT
56 - Syed Naqi 12-May Vs Paddington
66 - Aaron Crofts 12-May Vs Paddington
73 - Duncan Parr 11-May Vs Newbury
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

6 For 66 - Zahid Mohammed 27-Jul Vs Reading CC
5 For 24 - Oliver Rowe 20-Jul Vs BRACKNELL & DISTRICT
5 For 57 - Aaron Crofts 13-Jul Vs Newbury
5 For 54 - Aaron Crofts 29-Jun Vs NORTH MAIDENHEAD
7 For 32 - Jameel Ahamed 29-Jun Vs Purley on Thames
5 For 23 - Abbas Ghulam 8-Jun Vs Theale and Tilehurst
5 For 33 - Aaron Crofts 25-May Vs Bagshot
5 For 24 - Adeel Chaudry 25-May Vs Reading CC

3 or more Fielding Dismissals in a Game

3 (3c,0st,0ro) - Pete Dean 20-Jul Vs BRACKNELL & DISTRICT
3 (2c,1st,0ro) - Steve Hill 20-Jul Vs Hurst
3 (2c,0st,1ro) - Oliver Rowe 29-Jun Vs NORTH MAIDENHEAD

Top 10 Quackers

3 - Alexander Fleming
2 - Aaron Crofts
2 - Dan Anderson
2 - James Kennealy
2 - Mark Anderson
2 - Mark Lilley
2 - Matthew Calhoum
2 - Steve Rayfield
2 - Syed Naqi
2 - Wazir Khan

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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