opford is a village situated just West of Colchester in Essex. The club was formed in the mid 1960s and until 1972 had relied upon a rented ground provided by a local private school. It was offered the opportunity to develop its own ground and clubhouse on a rough cut meadow within sight of Copford Hall and the 12th Century Church which houses some of the finest examples of fresco painting in Europe. Undeterred by the fact that they would have to share the playing area with a mature oak tree, club members began to prepare the wicket and build a clubhouse. After one rather nomadic season the club began using the new ground in 1974. The local village cricket scene began to develop rapidly, especially following the introduction in 1976 of an organised league, of which Copford was a founder member.
During the next twenty years the club achieved a number of ‘honours’ in the National Village Championship, the local league and in colt’s cricket. In 1997 the club entered the Two Counties League. In 2001 Colneside joined Copford and two teams are now entered into the Piri Piri League on Sundays, as well as the two teams playing in the Two Counties League on Saturdays. The colts have a thriving membership of over 100 boys and girls.
Copford CC is friendly, fun club. With a vibrant colts membership, Saturday mornings are the start of active weekends involving members from all levels of the club. We welcome visitors to come and watch and new players to join in.
Joining our club is easy and open. Please take a look around the site and visit the membership page.
We are proud to be part of ECB Clubmark scheme.
ECB Clubmark gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan. Read more on ECB web site
We run training and take part if matches for boys and girls up to 16 years old. Read more …
This is what our U12’s think…
“I really enjoyed the winter nets this year. They gave us the opportunity to prepare for the new season and it makes a change from football and rugby we usually play at this time of the year. I would prefer if we spent more time in the nets than some of the fielding exercises we do, but overall the sessions prepare us well for the season ahead. Hopefully we can demonstrate some of the skills we’ve learn’t, when we eventually get back playing games.” – Anonymous U12
Copford CC is a Children’s University Learning Destination.
We play in the Two Counties Championship and in the North Essex Cricket League. Read more …
What people say about us
“I have to say you have a wonderful club; I sent one e-mail and I have had several e-mails from various people associated with your club trying to help. Having only recently returned to these shores from afar your club represents the very best qualities I think of when thinking of England!”
“Watching the colts training on a Saturday morning and joining in with the family events, I now understand what it means to be a Clubmark club”