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History

Elstead remains very much a village club, virtually all the players have a connection with the village. Most live or have lived in the village while the majority of the remainder visit to worship locally. The club retains a strong youth section with connections to local schools.


In 2005, Elstead opened its new pavilion. The new pavilion is designed to meet the requirements of the 21st Century. It not only caters for the needs of the cricket club, football club and the Peter Pan Playschool but provides a meeting room and other facilities for the village.

Elstead has two Saturday teams competing in the I' Anson League, in addition they play in the mid-week knock out cup. Elstead run a Sunday team playing various other local teams on a friendly basis. There is a Women's team that also enjoys a friendly game of cricket, and the juniors play in the Berkeley Sports Two Counties Berkeley Youth League.
Regular training sessions are run for all players under the guidance of ECB qualified coaches.


Trophies

I'Anson Cup
1951 (the year they joined)
2005 (runners up)

Herald Shield
1966

Miller Cup
1955 and 1971

Steven's Cup
2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009
2001 and 2004 (runners up)

Pope Cup
2008 (runners up)

Fair Play Trophy
2011

OLD HISTORY
The origins of the Elstead Cricket Club are uncertain, there is a record of a cricket match being played at Elstead as long ago as 1786. The present club was believed to have been founded in the 1880s during the great expansion and interest in local cricket. Little is known of these early years other than the fact that Elstead moved to its current ground at Peat Common in the 1920s.

Shortly after the move to Peat Common the club built a 'pavilion' on the Beacon View Road side of the common. The pavilion was replaced in the 1960s and the old pavilion was dismantled an re-built as a garden shed further down Beacon View Road


In 1962 a new pavilion was built in the corner by Beacon View Road and Thursley Road, and this did sterling service for the next 40 years


It is a touch of irony that the 1960's pavilion was dismantled in 2005 just two weeks before the remains of the original pavilion were also dismantled. Time for a change!

Elstead joined the I'Anson Competition in 1950. The 1st XI, remained in the 1st Division until 1995 when they were relegated. They won promotion in 1996, winning the Division II title by a large margin. A second relegation occurred in 1997 and another promotion / relegation followed in 2000 / 2001. It was not until the end of 2004 that Elstead won promotion again.

Where next?

The New Elstead Pavilion This is the story of the rebuilding of the sports and community pavilion at the Thursley Road Recrea

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