LITTLE BARDFIELD VILLAGE CRICKET CLUB
Welcome to the home of
Little Bardfield Village Cricket Club.
Established in 1919 and still based in the small, picturesque Essex
village of Little Bardfield northwest of Braintree, our teams participate in the top local leagues: the 1st XI play in the
Marshall Hatchick Two Counties and the Sunday XI play in the North Essex
Cricket League. As well as our senior teams’ regular achievements, we are particularly proud of our strong club youth
system, which actively encourages promising young talent to work their way up to 1st XI level, and often beyond. The regional
Colts League was set up 20 years ago by the then club’s Chairman, Mick Kemp and currently boasts an under-15s and under-12s
Little Bardfield Village Cricket Club’s emblem is the oxslip, or ‘Bardfield Oxlip’ –
one of the very few plants in our flora to carry the name of an English village. The oxlip is closely woven into the fabric
of Bardfield’s village life, ever since botanist Henry Doubleday concluded in 1842 that the oxlip was not simply a hybrid
between cowslips and primroses – conclusions drawn from material collected in Bardfield and subsequently confirmed by
one Charles Darwin.