Summer cricket camps 2022

We are excited to announce 2 summer cricket camps for 2022 with the amazing Brad Munro. To register please use the online form and payments via Advanced Summer Camp 2022

Sad News – RIP Tom Dewhurst


Christleton Cricket Club is saddened to announce the passing of Tom Dewhurst, a former player, officer and a Vice President of the club.

Tom was a Cambridge geography graduate and took full advantage of the opportunities to play sport whilst at University.  He represented his University at both football and cricket and his finest sporting moment at this time came when he claimed the wicket of England cricket legend Denis Compton, one of the few England batsmen to post a career test average of over 50.  Tom then played both football and cricket at high standards in the Lancashire leagues.

Tom moved to Chester in the 1950s to take up the post of Head of Geography at the old City Grammar School.  Tom played 1st XI Cricket for our neighbours Chester Boughton Hall for over 10 years in the Liverpool Competition, then a fiercely competitive league.  The wickets of the 50s and 60s were uncovered and much more unreliable than today’s surfaces.  Centuries were few and far between and so Tom’s excellent hundred at St Helens remains well remembered even to this day.

After not playing for several years Tom joined us and played for 7 seasons.  He is remembered as a stylish batsman, as a wily, smooth-actioned swing bowler and also as a safe pair of hands in the slips.  Tom took on the responsibility of being the club’s bar treasurer.  Above all, he is remembered as a friendly, cheerful chap.

When Tom finished playing, he became a Vice President of the cricket club and we know how much he used to look forward to receiving his fixture book and the prospect of another summer of cricket.

Tom’s visits to the club became fewer as he passed 90 and his health deteriorated.  When one of Tom’s occasional visits did take place, it was always good to see him, an affable, friendly man who had made such a huge contribution to the sports he loved.  Our condolences and very best wishes go out to his wife Pat and to Tom’s wider family.

Tom’s funeral will take place on Friday 18th March 2022 at 12 noon at Blacon Crematorium.


Membership 2022

Senior playing fees for 2022 have been released. New white playing shirt for members who have paid their subs by April 2022. 

Membership 2022

Club sponsors 2022

Christleton are delighted and very grateful for the support of our new sponsors for 2022.

Catalyst interiors

The Healthcare & Care Home Interior Design Specialists


Superb local gastro delight in the heart of our village


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Eclipse Marketing

We’ve been creating and innovating for our clients for over 30 years and we have no intention of stopping any time soon!

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If the weather is bad, and to save people travelling, there will be a pitch check at 11am on Sunday 23rd May

Please check on social media for announcements, fingers crossed that the sun comes out to play!

Sad news – Peter Dutton

A few days ago, our Chairman was privileged to represent the club at the funeral of our esteemed Vice-President Peter Dutton.  Peter was simply a lovely chap, very easy to spend time with, always ready with a quip, and a great storyteller. Peter’s funeral was a tribute to a long and rich life of almost 91 years. A proud Cestrian born and bred, a King’s scholar and a former Chester City F.C. goalkeeper, Peter’s professional and sporting achievements were many and varied. Most cricketers will remember Peter as a cricket umpire. Respected, unflappable and cool under pressure, Peter was widely acknowledged as one of the foremost umpires on the circuit. That he never gave the Chairman out LBW is further testimony to his impeccable judgement. Many at Little Heath will know Peter’s son Ian (Dutts) who is a staunch current Vice-President as well as a former player. Our sincere best wishes go out to the whole Dutton family for their loss- Peter’s cheerful presence is one that we will all miss at Little Heath.

SAD NEWS – Death of CCC President Gareth Davies

All members and friends of Christleton CC have been deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of our esteemed club President, Mr Gareth Davies.

Gareth was a staunch and proud South Walian, always hugely proud of the culture of his native roots: family, language, chapel and rugby. A teacher by profession, Gareth commanded respect, demanding the highest of standards. Many times over the years, various club members have been asked, ‘Is that Mr Davies?’ a confirmation prompting the visiting former pupil to provide recollections of Gareth in his pomp, such stories being told with real warmth and gratitude.

At our club, he leaves a legacy of over 50 years of committed involvement. Older members remember him as a doughty opening batsman plying his trade on the old ground. Many more will remember him as our club umpire, with a spare mint in his pocket at square leg and telling players in every game, ‘That’s 17 overs in the first hour gentlemen- well done.’ Sometimes there were more than 17 overs to Gareth’s delight, but disapproving looks followed if you were slow. Games ran smoothly.

More recently, Gareth has filled the roles of club Chairman and club President with skill and commitment, both for over 10 years. He was honoured to be ‘Mr President’ but really the honour was ours. Gareth was a true one club man, and his thoughts were never far from the club.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Gareth’s sons Owain and Huw, and to their wider families. All at Christleton have benefitted in many ways from Gareth’s contribution to our club and he will be remembered with the greatest affection.


Hospitality available from 16th April 2021

The Club is pleased to announce that we will now be offering seated outdoor hospitality when football and cricket matches are scheduled from 16th April 2021. This of course is conditional on strict Governments guidelines and although seated hospitality is available, no casual spectators are permitted to watch football or cricket matches at Little heath until at least 17th May 2021.

Hospitality – what you need to know

  • Do not attend Christleton Sports Club if you or any member of your immediate household/support bubble are showing symptoms of  COVID-19.
  • Max table occupancy is 6.
  • Max covers 50.
  • You MUST check in with NHS Test and Trace using the QR code made available. A manual Test & Trace record will be available for those who cannot use the NHS app.
  • Table service only.
  • Card payment is preferred.
  • No movement of tables permitted.
  • Toilets are available in the Clubhouse. Observe the one way system, where entry to the Club house is through the ‘players entrance’. 
  • Masks MUST be worn at all times when in the Clubhouse when using the toilet facilities.
  • Tables cannot be used solely for watching the sport, beverage purchase is required. 
  • No booking system is in place, so if a table is not available you will be given an estimated time when one is available then asked to leave the premises until such time.

Christleton Sports Club have completed a full risk assessment in operational readiness for Step 2 of the Government’s road map out of COVID-19 lockdown. The risk assessment is available here and hard copies available in the Clubhouse.

Current position regarding spectators at recreational cricket

Senior League cricket returns to Little Health on Saturday 17th April, however it is important to understand that in order to conform to current UK Government step 2 of their road map out of lockdown we must advise the no spectators will be able to attend any scheduled senior cricket fixtures until at least the 17th May. 

Only players, match officials and nominated club officials are permitted to be in attendance whilst the game is in play.

If you are a parent or carer of an U18 playing in a senior fixture then one parent or carer can attend for as long as is necessary to support the U18 under their care. Information prior to the commencement of junior cricket is to follow.

For the full ECB guidance for cricket during step 2 please refer to the ECB guidelines

Christleton Cricket Club thank you for your understanding of these guidelines. A further announcement regarding hospitality at the Club will be released on or before Friday 16th April.

Membership 2021

With the anticipated return to grassroots team sports from March 29th, we anticipate and are excited to believe there will be a full summer of cricket in 2021. As such we have published our subscription fees for 2021 with links to an electronic payment with Go Cardless.

Membership 2022



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