Selsley Cricket Club has a long history. The game was first played on the ground on Selsley Hill in 1886, after it was given to the village by Sir Samuel Stephens Marling of Stanley Park.
The current pavilion was built in 1989 and was opened by Peter West (the BBC sports commentator) who remarked that he had seen grounds all over the world but nothing as unique as Selsley. The ground now belongs to Gloucestershire County Council who are responsible for the boundaries and the mowing of the outfield.
The help required to run the Club, from accounts and administration to fundraising, pavilion and ground maintenance, has been given freely and generously over the years. The Club is supported by villagers of Selsley who wish to continue the long tradition of village cricket on this unique pitch and provide a local amenity for village activities such as fetes and scout camps. Special thanks must go to a small group of people who each year make a generous donation as Vice-Presidents which provides the core funding for the Club..
In the last few years, the Club has maintained a full fixture list but, as with all village sides, there is sometimes a struggle to find enough players. So please, if you are interested in playing cricket (very rusty is fine and whatever age), please contact Paul Ind (Captain) on 07814 745135 or Susan Edwards (Secretary) on 01453 764745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to help in any other way, please contact Susan.