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Ledbury win the Marches Senior Knockout Cup and league promotion.

August 29, 2021 (updated September 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ledbury CC's first team have won promotion to the Marches Premier Division, just days after winning the league's Senior Knockout Cup.

Despite losing to top-of-the-table Canon Frome in a final week decider, Ledbury were promoted in second place, finishing 87 points clear of third-placed Ross-on-Wye.

Ledbury won nine matches and only lost twice in a consistently strong League One performance, which also saw four matches cancelled.

The seconds finished fourth in League Two, winning six and losing four, with the team benefitting from a number of new players emerging from the youth training scheme at the new Orlham Lane ground.

A week earlier Ledbury were crowned Champions in the GB Liners Marches Senior Knockout Cup after a convincing 10 wicket win over Luctonians in the finals day at Orlham Lane.

The foundations of the victory were laid early on as Luctonians lost three wickets in the second and third overs, and then steadily lost further wickets to finish on 86-9 from their 20 overs.

 

The seamers dominated proceedings with Josh Emery being named Player of the match for his four wicket haul, with two apiece for Duncan Bell and Tom Hill and one for Vicky Evans.

For the visitors, only Dilshan (33), Davies (14) and Lawrence (12) managed to make it to double figures.

In reply, Ledbury's opening pair of captain Josh Evans (33) and Tom Willis (27) reached the required target with nine overs to spare.

Earlier in the day, Colwall beat Hay-on-Wye to take the GB Liners Junior Knockout Trophy.

Junior training planned as cricket emerges from Covid lockdown

March 12, 2021

After months of uncertainty, preparations are underway for the return of cricket to Ledbury, with the club announcing a full programme of junior training on Friday evenings.

Junior training sessions will start with a registration evening at the Orlham Lane ground from 6:30pm on Friday, April 23rd, with training sessions starting the following week.

Details can be found on the Youth Training page.

Ledbury CC lift the GB Liners Marches Senior Knockout Cup

Captain Josh Evans lifts the Marches Senior Knockout Cup [Russell Merryman]

Ledbury launch 60-day challenge for the British Heart Foundation

February 28, 2021

Ledbury CC members have launched a charity challenge to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

As pre-season training has been disrupted by the Covid lockdown, 14 members have decided to run, walk, swim, cycle, and cross trainer their way to the total number of miles it would take to travel around all of the County Cricket Grounds in addition to all of the Test Match venues to and from the Orlham Road ground.

 

That's a total of 2,150 miles, or 153 miles each in 60 days.

Please give them your support at the challenge's Just Giving page, where you can find regular updates on their progress.

Records fall as first LCC ton is scored at new ground

June 1, 2019

Josh Emery became the first Ledbury player to score a century at the new ground as the first team gained a crucial win in the Marches League Division 2.

In only his fourth innings for the club, Emery hit 131 combining power and technique,  to hit fours and sixes all around the wicket, finally holing out to a catch on the boundary.

He featured in a record second-wicket stand of 217 with Paddy Merryman, who batted through 40 overs for 96, including many trademark straight drives, before falling just short of a maiden league ton.

Ledbury finished on 316-3 which was also a club record at the new ground.

In reply, Lucs lost wickets at regular intervals and never really got going. First-team debutants Seb Fell and Liam Kendrick both took their first wickets at this level.

Leg-spinner Jamie Turner claimed 4-19 but the early damage was done by Vicky Evans, who took 4-26 as Lucs collapsed to 86 all out, leaving Ledbury the winners by 230 runs.

Merryman Emery celebration

Ton up: Paddy Merryman (l) congratulates Josh Emery on his century [Andy Rollett]

Co-Op Community funding cheque handed over


November 24, 2018

Ledbury Cricket Club said a huge thank you to the town's and in particular manager Rich Brixey for helping the club raise an astonishing £5,790 through the Co-op's Local Community Funding.


The cheque was received by Club Chairman Rob Yeomans and Stuart Evans during a visit to the store on November 24.

Rob said "Thanks to everyone who supported us via their Co-op membership. We'll make sure the money is put to good use."

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Funding finance: (L-R) Rob Yeomans, Rich Brixey and Stuart Evans [Stuart Evans]

Official opening of the new Orlham Road ground


July 1, 2018

Although the first game was played almost a year ago, members, players and supporters of Ledbury Cricket Club came together to officially open the new ground at Orlham Lane.

The special day included a 30-over challenge match between a Ledbury XI and a Herefordshire Select XI with representative from Marches Leagues teams across the county.

The official opening ceremony was held at tea time, and a good crowd turned out to watch the match and enjoy the festivities.

The day also included the installation of a new interval bell in commemoration of Geoff Fletcher, stalwart groundsman and umpire, who passed away shortly after the club moved to the new site.

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Chairman Rob Yeoman watches as the ribbon is cut at the new pavilion [Andy Rollett]