• Dame Norma cricket group photo 2013
  • Changing room

Set within 20 acres overlooked by Alconbury Church, the Alconbury Sports and Social Club (ASSC) was established in 1987 within the Alconbury Recreation Field charity (Charity 279991) as a not-for-profit organisation.  It exists to provide sports and recreation opportunities to all members of the local community.  It has a particular focus on encouraging children and young adults to take part in both organised and informal recreational and sporting activities.

In total, there are three senior and six junior football pitches, a cricket square and outfield, cricket nets, a MUGA and a fully equipped children’s playground.

We are a focus for community activity and our function room is regularly utilised for public meetings.  In 2011, a community orchard was developed and in 2012, hosted the joint Alconbury & Alconbury Weston village celebrations for the Queens Jubilee celebrations.  Each year, the ground welcomes Dame Norma Major for her annual Charity Cricket event which raises considerable funds towards MENCAP.

Our facility benefits from a main club house comprising a function room, games room, lounge bar, two sets of home and away changing rooms, officials changing room, first aid room, kitchen and toilets.

We are home to the local senior and junior football clubs, senior and junior cricket clubs, pool team, darts team, indoor bowls club, bingo club, the ‘Thursday Club’ run for elderly members of the community and is also used by the local Scouts, Guides and Brownies Groups.

Dickie Bird

Retired International Umpire and borderline national treasure!

Everything about Alconbury speaks to me of much that is good about this country. In addition to such self deprecating humour, there is camaraderie, fun and entertainment, all gift wrapped in a typically English village cricket setting, with gala day additions of bouncy castles, adventure playground, ice cream vans, assorted stalls, marquees, barbecue, deck chairs, travel rugs, picnic tables and thermos flasks.

The parish church, with its imposing spire rising majestically from the surrounding trees, seems to look on kindly as personalities from the world of sporting entertainment worlds combine to raise money for a worthy cause. What more could you want?

Quotation from Dickie Bird’s Britain with photographs by David Brabbs. Pbl.Hodder & Stoughton London 2002