FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to be gay to play for Graces?

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?

We currently play most of our home games at Broxbourne as well as at Winchmore Hill CC and at the HSBC ground in Beckenham.  Our away games take place at grounds around the the greater London area.  Please check our fixtures page and feel free to come along to a game near us during the season.
Our season starts late April and will continue until early September
We also organise annual tours either in the UK or overseas.  In 2018 we have a preseason tour to Portugal.  In previous years we have organised tours to play cricket in Malta & Spain.

 

Is there training?

We have pre-season nets at Lord’s and the Oval

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!

We also have some T20 matches in 2018 (check the fixtures page) which are much quicker.

 Do I need to be an experienced player? 

You are welcome to join the club as a player or supporter.  We have indoor nets where you can come along to watch or take part.  We welcome players of all abilities and like to make sure everyone has the opportunity to play a part in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

What are the costs?

Membership is a very reasonable £60 for waged players , £25 for students unwaged.

Non playing members £30 or £10 for students or unwaged

Match fees are usually £7

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.