Conwy CC is a family friendly cricket club based in Conwy, North Wales, within sight of the historic castle walls.
We are proud to play a keen part in the community, encouraging active lifestyles and supporting vibrant local events.
We love cricket and welcome all abilities and ages to the club.
We have three sides. Our 1XI and 2XI play on a Saturday, and the 3XI play on a Sunday.
Our 1XI take it more seriously, the 3XI is more about enjoying the game and developing youngsters and our 2XI is somewhere in between.
Our aim is to make a club that is an enjoyable place to play cricket and encourage more to play a fantastic sport.
Most of our fixtures are competitive, so we also play to win.
Conwy CC has a rich history in the area, and is thought to have been around as early as 1840.
There are various details of the club from the 1880's, with a full scorecard available from a 1886 match against Bangor CC.
The club is understood to have reformed after the war in 1948, moving from Llandudno Junction to Gyffin in 1960, and then again to the current location, at Bodlondeb fields, just outside of the Conwy town walls.
Here is a 1951 article from a local newspaper, describing the clubs (then) recent and less recent history:
Conwy Cricket Club, one of the oldest clubs on the North Wales coast, was revived four summers ago and has made good progress. Many years ago the pitch was just off what is now the eighth fairway on the Caernarvonshire golf links and well known touring clubs played there. The present Conway club first started to play at Bodlondeb, but the pitch was found to be unsuitable and permission was obtained to use a field on the Woodlands School Estate, Llandudno Junction. A considerable amount of money has been spent on ground improvements. Senior and second teams are being run"
Teams who played in 1948 at Bodlondeb include Crosville Sports Club (the old bus company), Braids S.C. (a big local garage in Colwyn Bay where Slaters were until recently), Coldrator S.C. (possibly a forerunner of Hotpoint), Forestry School, Betws-y-Coed. Interestingly one away game was played against Victoria C.C., Deganwy, at Woodlands School who had their own ground on Victoria Drive.
The club started playing at "Woodlands" in 1949, also up Victoria Drive and virtually across the road from the Woodlands School pitch but down a lane, leading to the site of what is now the Llandudno Junction Community Club Ltd.(Sports and Social).
The club members purchased and erected a new timber pavilion for the start of the 1953 season at a cost of £200, and was officially opened by the Mayor, Alderman J.E. Jones. At the time, the Chairman Mr. J. Parkes-Smith, said more funds were required to build a score box. He recalled the club had been reformed six years ago at Bodlondeb with “three bats, stumps and two or three balls" given by Mr. R.H. Moore of Colwyn Bay and a former Hampshire captain.
Other clubs played against in those years were Caernarvon Education Club, BEM Bangor, Ministry of Labour (Manchester), RAF Valley (Anglesey), Normal College Bangor, Old Maricollians (Liverpool), Caernarvon NALGO (National Association of Local Government Officers), Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Bangor 2nd's, Rhyl, Mochdre, RASC (Menai Bridge) and Llandudno.
We are looking forward to our 2021 season. Details of winter nets will be here once we have dates confirmed.
You can also get up to date information on our public facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/conwycricketclub
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As a community club we rely on working with many local businesses.
We would like to thank the following businesses for their support:
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The Albion The Galleon Fish and Chips Restaurant Parisella's Ice Cream Conwy Visitor Centre Glyn's Shoe Repairs and Leather Shop Conwy Gift Shop Blue Bell
Castle Hotel Archway Fish and Chips Restaurant Blinks Opticians
Castle Gallery Tea Rooms UK 2 Travel Mail Coach Edwards Of Conwy
Conwy Golf Club Baravellis Chocolate Shop Conwy Ice Cream
Audi Motors Castle View Motorhouse
West End Cycles Lambert and Sons, Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons
Spillane Wealth Management (Rhos on Sea) Williams Denton Accountants (Llandudno)
Johnny Dough's Pizza Bank of Conwy Conwy Comrades & Sports Club Spar
The Midland Restaurant L's Coffee Shop Matier of Conwy Erskine Hotel
Snowdon Craft Beer