Taverners2003Following the demise of the Saturday League team the only team currently playing cricket in Tong village are Tong Taverners, a friendly social cricket team consisting of a somewhat aged but enthusiastic membership.

The Taverners usual opposition are a few “proper” cricket teams as well as teams made up from local companies. We are however well placed to accommodate touring teams as there is a Holiday Inn less than half a mile from the ground and the ground itself is situated behind the Greyhound pub in Tong Village.

20/20 matches are played on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer and weekend games can either be 20/20 or a longer format to suit requirements. To encourage a wide participation of players we usually ask each player to bowl 2 overs and when batting you retire on 25 but are able to come back in should the rest of your team be dismissed. We do not play LBW as a rule due to the lack of impartial umpires and the fact everyone hates being out this way!! These “laws” are not set in stone and are open for discussion.

We are looking for new teams to provide some opposition for the Taverners so if you are interested please contact either Richard Rhodes 07971666419 or Tony Heslop 07901925518 to discuss further, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.