HCPCL website moving to Play-Cricket

23 Mar 2018

In order to significantly reduce the cost of league administration the HCPCL committee have agreed that the league will no longer run an externally hosted website.  In the next few weeks the existing website will be discontinued, with all traffic being automatically

Toby Davidson Appeal for 2018

08 Jan 2018

From Toby ‘Jugster’ Davidson To all my friends and colleagues around the Home Counties Premier League As we all know, every 2 years the BBC supports the ‘Sport Relief’ charity. For the last 10 years, I have helped raise money for the charity by going without my lunch

Result of 2017 AGM

18 Dec 2017

 The 2017 AGM was held on 14th December at High Wycombe CC.  19 clubs were represented, the only club absent being Finchampstead. The proposal for coloured clothing was defeated, failing by one vote to reach the threshold for adoption - voting was 12 clubs for, 6 against with 1

Umpires Committee for 2018 season

01 Dec 2017

 The AGM of the umpires committee elected Nick Piper as Chairman, Tony Lord as Secretary and Don Brooks as Education and Development Officer.  Steve Harris was re-elected as Appointments Officer.  Nick Piper thanked previous chairman John Reed for his efforts over the

2018 fixture list now available

07 Nov 2017

The HCPCL 2018 league fixtures have been released and are available at HCPCL 2018 fixture list.  Thanks to John Goodman for his efforts in performing this complicated task. T20 dates will be released later

Player Survey 2017 results

01 Nov 2017

The results of the first HCPCL Player Survey are now available. They have been distributed to the Secretaries of all member clubs, including those promoted into Div 2 for 2018. Of the registered Cat 1/2/3E players who were sent the survey just under 50% responded. The survey results are

Club championship and T20 dates for 2018

20 Oct 2017

The ECB has announced the dates of the Royal London Club Championship and the NatWest Club T20 for 2018.  Royal London Club Championship 2018. All entries will done online and the deadline for entries and payment is Friday 1st December 2017. The application information

Jack Davies selected for England Young Lions tour to South Africa

03 Oct 2017

17 year old Jack Davies, who plays for Henley in the HCPCL, has been selected for the England Young Lions tour to South Africa this winter, the first half of the winter programme which continues after Christmas with the ICC Under-19s World Cup in New Zealand. Jack was man of the match for

2017 league averages available

03 Oct 2017

Averages for the 2017 season are now available on the HCPCL website.  The document contains a page for each category below, with the top performance in each category identified by red type. Qualification for batting is 8 completed innings, >= 200 runs and an average >= 20.  For

Fair Play and Grounds marks available for 2017

15 Sep 2017

The ECB pitch report which covers Div 1 clubs only, plus the HCPCL grounds/pitch and Fair Play reports are now all available on the website.  Congratulations to Henley on winning all categories, although Great Brickhill were behind by only 0.01 marks in the Fair Play category.

End of league season news

05 Sep 2017

The 2017 season has finished with Henley crowned Div 1 champions, having led the division for the last 13 weeks.  Second placed Oxford were 58 points behind. The crunch match at the bottom between Great & Little Tew and Horspath ended with a 10 wicket win for Horspath, meaning that Great

Berkshire win MCCA Championship at Banbury

30 Aug 2017

Berkshire won the MCCA Championship for 2017 at Banbury on Wednesday when they beat Lincolnshire by 6 wickets.  Reigning 2016 champions Berkshire also became the first Minor County side to complete the double of Championship and Trophy. Banbury CC provided excellent facilities for the

Death of Liz Chubb, Thame Town scorer

24 Aug 2017

It is with great sadness that the HCPCL has learnt of the sudden death of Liz Chubb, scorer at Thame Town.  The league sends condolences to her family and all at Thame Town Cricket Club.  Sally Patey (, 01844 218883) is the best person to contact.

HCPCL players to the fore for Berkshire as they win MCCA Trophy

23 Aug 2017

Berkshire won the MCCA Trophy at Wormsley on Wednesday 23rd August with a side comprising 9 current HCPCL players, plus one who only recently moved away.  Berkshire chased down Lincolnshire's 245-5 with 9.3 overs left to win by 5 wickets. The HCPCL contingent consisted of five Henley (Stewart

50/50 matches at 11:00 for weeks 15 through 18

09 Aug 2017

The matches for the rest of the season is all 50/50, starting at 11:00.  Results are subject to DLS. Home clubs must provide a DLS manager, computer with DLS Pro 2.0 and a printer for these fixtures.    

High Wycombe beaten in quarter-final of National Club championship

08 Aug 2017

High Wycombe lost away by 4 wickets to Wanstead & Snaresbrook CC of the Essex Premier Cricket League in the quarter final of the ECBNational Club Championship on Sunday 6th August.  High Wycombe scored 182 all out in 45 overs with Wanstead reaching the target in the 39th

Aston Rowant lose in semi-final of National Village Knockout

07 Aug 2017

Having beaten Ynystawe CC in the quarter-finals of the National Village Knockout on Sunday 23rd July Aston Rowant faced Reed CC of Hertfordshire in the semi-final on 6th August.  Reed scored 179-9 in their 40 overs and restricted Rowant to 105 all out in 32.1 overs. Congratulations to Aston

Henley win HCPCL T20, lose in Area final

30 Jul 2017

The HCPCL T20 finals day was held on Sunday 23rd July at Burnham Cricket Club. After heavy rain on Saturday the second pitch was unplayable so the semi-finals were reduced to 10 over matches. In the first match Henley beat High Wycombe by 10 wickets after restricting

Burnham deducted 50 points

13 Jul 2017

Following a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday night (12th July) Burnham have had  a suspended 50 point deduction activated from last season. This is reflected in the current league table.

Harefield, Henley, High Wycombe and Horspath through to T20 Finals Day

30 May 2017

Harefield, Henley, High Wycombe and Horspath all won at home to get through to the HCPCL T20 Finals day. This will be held at Burnham Cricket Club on 23rd July with both semi-finals at 11:00 (High Wycombe v Henley, Harefield v Horspath) and the final at 2:00. Harefield (136-8 off 20)

Datchet's Gareth Harte awarded contract with Durham

11 May 2017

Durham County Cricket Club have signed Datchet CC's top-order batsman Gareth Harte on a contract until the end of the 2017 season. Gareth was the top scoring batsman in Division 2 for both 2015 and 2016 and scored 101 off only 63 balls in a losing cause during Datchet's opening league match

T20 first round review

01 May 2017

Reigning HCPCL T20 Champions High Wycombe eased to a 9 wicket win over Reading at Sonning Lane whilst Finchampstead had it even easier with Amersham conceding the game. Henley squeezed past Aston Rowant’s 162 with three balls to spare, whilst Banbury’s 180 proved too much of challenge

2017 Handbook available

29 Mar 2017

The 2017 Handbook is now available online.  Please note the changes to DLS requirements, technical adjustments and the AGM amended Registration Rules. Thanks to Michael Roberts and John Goodman for pulling this together.  The handbook is dedicated to Graham Stearn who contributed a

Garth Davson chosen as one of 5 League Conference Cricketers of 2016

26 Feb 2017

2016 League Cricket Conference (LCC) National Cricketers of the Year Garth Davson of High Wycombe, the top batsman in the HCPCL 1st Division in 2016, has been selected as one of the five inaugural Neil Edwards Memorial Award (NEMA) Cricketers of the Year.  In memory of Neil's service to

Death of Simon Porter

14 Feb 2017

Simon Porter, one of the leading figures in Oxfordshire cricket for over 40 years, died at home on 9th February, aged 66. Simon was instrumental in the formation of the Cherwell League in 1974 and was its Chairman for over 20 years. He then initiated the merger with the Trinity League, a move that

Death of league stalwart Graham Stearn

19 Jan 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of HCPCL Committee Member Graham Stearn. Graham died on the 13th of January after a very short illness and will be much missed by his fellow Committee Members and by the great many people involved with the League who knew Graham and whom Graham

New website manager

18 Jan 2017

The website manager is now Eric Davison.  If you have anything you wish see on the site (links or information), events to publicise (selection for representative sides, sponsored events etc) then please contact me.

Toby (Jugster) Davidson's charity season

18 Jan 2017

Tring Park scorer Toby Davidson, affectionally known as "the Jugster", walked the boundary during lunch breaks throughout the 2016 season to raise funds for the SPORT RELIEF charity, reaching his target of £1,000. He completed over 110 laps of the boundary, including the last one round


18 Jan 2017

The league Annual General Meeting was held at High Wycombe Cricket Club on Thursday 15 December 2016 - minutes are now available

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09 Dec 2016

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Congratulations to Paul Dean

10 May 2016

Congratulations to Paul Dean - Harefield C.C. - who has been appointed as one of the scorers for the England v Pakistan Test Match at Lord's  14 - 18 July 2016

Congratulations to Simon Macey

12 Nov 2015

Many congratulations to Harefield CC Captain Simon Macey for his selection in All Out Cricket Magazine`s 2015 E.C.B Premier League XI. The team honours the best eleven players chosen from all the Premier Leagues throughout the country. A well deserved honour for Simon which recognises his