The Birmingham Premier League Champions 2001

Stratford CC celebrates a historic milestone this summer – 125 years of cricket at one of the most picturesque grounds in the region, sitting as it does next to the River Avon and overlooked by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

The first cricket match at Swans Nest Lane took place on Saturday, June 2 1894 when Stratford met Flowers Brewery. Since then all manner of games have been played, won and lost. There has been a cabinet

full of trophies (most notably the Birmingham League title in 2001) and outstanding individual performances. Spin bowler James Urquhart was the leading wicket-taker in the whole of the Birmingham League in 2018. The club has also hosted a number of county games, both senior and junior, and welcomed the England and Australian women for a one day international in 2009.

This season the club will be represented by three senior teams; 1st XI and 2nd XI in the Warwickshire Cricket League, and the 3rd XI (previously Stratford Bards) in the Cotswold Hills League. There will also be a number of non-league Sunday and midweek fixtures throughout the summer.

The club has a thriving junior section and this season we will be running five sides (U10 soft ball, U11, U13, U15 and U17) competing in the Warwickshire Cricket Board competitions. We also cater for age groups below U9 with outdoor coaching sessions.

If you are interested in joining the club as a playing, non-playing or junior member, please email

Please do get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you.