Frequently asked questions
Do I have to be LGBTQ+ to play for Graces?
Of course you don’t! – We welcome players whatever their sexuality. We have had many straight players who just enjoy playing the game and the relaxed atmosphere in the club.
Is it only for men?
No – We are an all inclusive club!
Where and when do we play?
Is there training?
We have pre-season nets at Lord’s – the dates for 2024 are under fixtures on the menu. If you’ve missed these most of the grounds we play at have practice nets we can use. You’re welcome to come along to the nets – just message us so we can expect you.
How long do the games last?
Our usual format is 40 overs – a normal 2pm start will usually finish by 7pm with a tea break of course!
The league games are a slightly longer format – 45 overs
We also have some T20 matches (check the fixtures page) which are much quicker.
Do I need to be an experienced player?
What are the costs?
Please check these on the membership section
Do I need my own equipment?
Feel free to bring your own – we have bats , pads and everything required if you don’t have these. You will need your own cricket clothing.
Are there social events?
We have regular social events (during and out of season) including film nights , dinners and general get togethers. Check the website for the next one.
Is it possible to meet a Graces member for a chat?
If you feel more comfortable meeting up with one of us over a coffee to find out more about the club it’s usually no problem – we realise this may be more comfortable for some – just send us a message.