The club has three league teams – in 2017, the 1st XI will play in the Birmingham League 3rd Division, the 2nd XI in the Birmingham League Seconds 2nd Division South, and the Stratford Bards (3rd XI) in the Cotswold Hills Division 3 (having won promotion during 2016).
Our captains for the three teams are, respectively, Mike Brown, Josh Hickman and Sam Bishop. To get in contact with them, please use our contact form.
Click the below links to add our 2017 fixtures to your calendar.
Please note that the Sunday & Midweek fixtures are subject to change and you should confirm the start time with the captain beforehand.
I think the best and only way to describe the 1st XI’s season this year would be up and down! Many highs and lows ultimately led to a 6th place league finish, winning 10 games, losing 9 with one winning draw and one tie. The season got off to a strong start and after the […]
Stratford Bards achieved a very respectable 4th place in the 3rd division of the Cotswold Hills League. A lack of players saw the team concede the season opener and often field only 9 players – however that didn’t stop the Bards reeling off 10 victories from 18 games. Captain Sam Bishop led the way with […]
The new season is fast approaching and so the time has come to outline arrangements for membership renewal. The club offers a range of playing and social memberships, and there is a £40 discount for new senior playing members (£100 vs £140). To see the full price list, membership benefits, and instructions for joining/renewing, please […]
With defeat on the final weekend of the season, Stratford’s 1st XI were relegated from the Birmingham League Division 2. Despite the hope following last seasons promotion and a winter which saw several new arrivals – overseas player Yassir Sirdar, batsmen Dave Bailey and the returning John Price, plus allrounder Perry Derrick – the team […]
A new-look Stratford 2nd enjoyed a season of progress in Division 2 South of the Birmingham League 2nd XI league. Although they missed out on promotion with defeat on the final weekend, there were many positives to take. Over the winter, several new players arrived including a trio of fast bowlers – Harry Williams, Tom […]
Stratford Bards enjoyed a record-breaking 2016 season which resulted in a second consecutive promotion – finishing second in the Cotswold Hills League 4th Division with 12 victories and just a single loss. The squad was bolstered over the winter with Richard Sykes, Steve Cootes, Iain Lythall and Harry Jolly moving down from the 2nd XI, […]
The fixtures for 2016 are now out. Click the below links to download fixtures for each of our senior sides. If you’re browsing on a phone or tablet, you can add the events straight to your calendar. 1st XI // 2nd XI // 3rds (Bards) // Sunday/Midweek XI // Under 11s // Under 13s // Under 15s Fixtures for Under […]
Stratford’s 1st XI won promotion from Birmingham League Division Three this season. After last season’s heartbreak, where they missed out on the last day of the season, they finished as runners-up thanks to impressive bowling performances throughout the season. Opening bowlers Tom Grundy and Mike Brown plus spinner James Urquhart shared 128 wickets between them. […]
Stratford’s 2nd XI suffered a frustrating season ultimately resulting in their relegation back to the Birmingham League Division Two South. Having been promoted as champions the season before, they missed key players throughout the season and, already faced with a difficult task due to four teams being relegated from the 12-team league, finished bottom. Wins were […]
With their seventh consecutive victory, Stratford’s 3rd XI, the Bards, clinched promotion last week in the final fixture of the season. The Bards started the day joint level on points with Henley-in-Arden, but outside the promotion places due to an inferior net run rate. John Paton’s team beat Great Alne at home, restricting the visitors […]