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A Club steeped in tradition

Alcester & Ragley Park Cricket Club has a rich history, as one of the founding members of the Cotswold Hills League the club has had it's share of on and off field success over the years. The club has seen many faces come and go and some old names still hold big records at the club yet to be broken.

1864
Club founded as Alcester Cricket Club
1871
Club moves to Ragley Park - becomes Arrow and Ragley Cricket Club
1872
June 15th - W.G Grace scores 114 at Ragley for the United South of England XI
1903
First mention of a Bunting - 33 N.O vs Astwood bank
1939
Last seaon before the War, still dominated by the Buntings and the Sisams
1946
First season after the War, Club now known as Alcester and Ragley Park Cricket Club
1953
Frank Clark scores 152 in club record score of 296 for 6 vs Norton Lindsey
1964
Opening of the new pavillion by Marquis of Hertford
1967
1st XI winners of the Redditch Indicator shield for the 1st time
1967
Three players (T. Geden, J. Shepherd and T. Hayward) score 1000 runs in a season
1968
1st XI winners of the Studley knock-out Trophy
1969
Peter Hunt scores club record of 166 N.O vs Leamington
1970
Johnny Johnson takes 109 wickets in a season
1971
Club Centenary
1972
Club celebrates its centenary (1971) with a match against the Presidents XI
1973
First club tour to Devon and Somerset
1980
Launch of the youth section
1981
First season of the Cotswold hills league for the 1st and 2nd XI s
1986
1st XI runners up in Cotswold Hills Premier Division
1992
Club join Cotswold Hills League for under 16s
1995
1st XI runners up in Cotswold Hills Premier Division
1996
Introduction of Six a Side tournament in memory of Mike Sunderland
1997
S. Quirke scores 1013 runs in the league averaging 144.71
1997
R. Randall retires after 16 years of chairmanship & 50 years as a player. He is made a life member
1998
Installation of 2 all weather practice nets
1998
Shaun Quirke named as 1 of the 5 Midlands Club Cricketers of the year
1999
Shaun Quirke beats club batting record by scoring 211 vs Harborne
2000
P. Hedges and A. Haines set a record partnership for the 2nd XI of 293 vs Twyning.
2002
Nick Chadbourne beats previous batting record and scores 214 N.O vs Shipston
2003
The Saturday First XI are promoted to the Premier Division after finishing 2nd
2004
The Under 12 team are crowned champions of their league
2005
ARPCC win the inaugural Tom Pigeon 6-a-side Memorial Tournament
2006
The Saturday First XI are promoted back to the Premier Division after finishing 2nd
2007
Frank Wood becomes Chairman and, with Vice chairman David Haines, they set in motion the start of improvements to ARPCC. They set out three main targets: To extend the ground, Replace the old nets and finally to build a new pavillion.
2008
A girls team is created and reach the regional final
2008
The Under 16 team reach the Midlands 20/20 final
2008
The Under 16 team win league trophy
2008
S Quirke leaves after 20 years. He is the greatest performing player for the club, often averaging over 100 in league seasons
2008
Mushtaq Mohammad plays in a friendly match Vs Sunday Second XI
2009
The ground is expanded to increase the playing pitch and to also accomodate the proposed new pavillion
2009
The girls team plays in the Under 14 Boys league
2009
The Under 13 team are crowned champions of the league
2011
New All-Weather Nets Installed at the turn of the year as part of ground redevlopment