Old Haberdashers Cricket Club

Old Haberdashers Cricket Club History

Welcome to the Old Haberdashers Cricket Club website.

Founded in 1947, the Club was set up to provide competitive cricketing opportunities for former pupils of Haberdashers' Aske's Boys School. The School was in Hampstead until 1961 when it moved to its present site in Elstree. The OHCC ground is a couple of miles away at Croxdale Road, Borehamwood.

The Club runs two teams which compete in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League. The 1st XI are currently in Division 4A, whilst the recently formed 2nd XI play in Regional Division A East. 

In addition, we often arrange friendlies on Sundays and an annual match against the School on its beautiful ground in Elstree. There is also our yearly one week tour to Devon in August where we are lucky to play at various county and other well known grounds.

Tanner Trophy

A highlight of the season is the annual match against the School which generally takes place on the last Sunday in June. Each team puts out two sides and contest for the Nobbly Tanner trophy. This trophy, in memory of one of the famous stalwarts of OHCC cricket, is presented to the team winning the most matches - and since each is a limited overs match there is certain to be a result. Current holders of the trophy are the OHCC.

Devon Tour

The other highlight and much talked about event each year is the annual Devon Tour. This takes place towards the end of August and lasts from Monday to Friday - with many players rushing down on Monday morning and then rushing back on Friday night in readiness for the league game on Saturday. Matches are played every day - subject to the vagaries of Devon weather.

Old Boys playing with other Clubs often join this tour for a few days. Accommodation is very good value and the evening's eating, as well as drinking, is often taken very seriously - there are some excellent pub restaurants in the area.

Our opponents during the week can include:  Kilmington, Exeter, Sidmouth, Chagford and Heathcoat.

If you are interested in joining us on tour, please feel free to register your interest in the contact pages. 

Herts League Cricket

Each Division of the League consists of 10 teams, which means 18 matches - playing each side twice, home & away - through the summer, from May to September. All matches are played on a Saturday with a 1.00pm start (12.30 at the end of the season).

In all Saturday league cricket, matches are of a "limited overs" format. 
The team finishing top in their league shall be promoted TWO divisions, and the side finishing second shall be promoted ONE division. The same applies at the bottom end as well, with respect to relegation.

Chess Valley League

Old Haberdashers' have previously played in the Sunday Chess Valley League. This provides a welcome opportunity to provide competitive cricket on a Sunday to a range of abilities. We hope to participate again in this league in the near future as we continue to grow as a club.