Lynton & Lynmouth CC in North Devon have one of the most beautiful Cricket grounds in the UK. The ground is situated in the centre of The Valley of Rocks, between two giant tors, with sweeping views down to the sea. The pavilion nestles neatly amidst the trees at the foot of one hillside and is of traditional stone construction.
The value of cricket clubs and what they mean to the local community should not be underestimated. They are often found in the most picturesque of settings, offering a safe haven for many of the younger playing generation whilst they are learning their cricketing skills. Every ground has its own unique character with the square being the centre of attention, the age, condition and management of the square often dictates or influences the game of cricket.
Horses cause havoc on cricket pitches at Hopgrove Playing Fields. YORK cricketers have been left on a sticky wicket due to horses invading their pitch. Hopgrove Playing Fields, in Malton Road, are in danger of being seriously damaged by stray horses regularly getting on to the pitches, churning up the ground and leaving piles of manure, it has been claimed. Richard Kerrison, chairman of Stockton and Hopgrove Cricket Club, said he feared the playing fields would become unusable.