This week we spoke to Crouch End CC, who’s Women’s section has really progressed in the last year. There is always an excitement from the team, who are always doing something on their social media channels to support the Middlesex Women.
How has the growth in the Women’s Team benefited Crouch End?
Following a successful joint initiative with Highgate Cricket club from 2018, the fledgling Crouch End Women and Girls section burst on to the scene in early 2020. Pre-pandemic, at the January 2020 club AGM the Women’s section voted for their first captain, Monika Temple, setting in train a monumental rise for Women and Girls cricket at the club that overcame everything that the pandemic could throw at it.
Building on an excellent training base through the coaches and a focused Women’s Committee, the Crouch End Women (or CrEW as they quickly became known as) fast became one of the most vibrant group in the club. This was driven by an insatiable desire to learn as much about the game as possible including signing up for umpiring, scorers, and coaching courses, whilst also attending winter training in fantastic numbers. CrEW are playing in the Derick Morgan League and started superbly with three victories in their first three games. Two Junior girls also make their debuts for U11 Middlesex Girls in July. With 27 adult members and 48 juniors the Women and Girls section is a major part of the club.
What else happens at Crouch End?
Crouch End CC offer a range of cricket opportunities for players of all ages. They re-established their Junior section in 2012, which has grown quickly in both size and popularity since, allowing local children the chance to play cricket from the age of 5. In Senior cricket, there are five men’s teams playing Saturday cricket in the Middlesex Cricket County League, as well as a social team playing friendlies on a Sunday.
The club are based at their Calthorpe Ground in Haringey, with training taking place throughout the summer in their new static net facility. The Women’s side has further extended the diversity of the club and its management that has underpinned its recent success on and off the field. This brings an extra dimension to the famous welcome to all who visit the Calthorpe Ground, which all contributes to making the Crouch End CC community great to join and have a special place to play, enjoy, and experience the wonderful game as friends, players, members, and supporters.
Crouch End CC is a proud, diverse, community which offers competitive and social cricket for all ages. The club is famous historically for its welcoming and open outlook.