Castlethorpe Sports Association

The Sports Ground is managed by Castlethorpe Sports Association on behalf of the Parish Council.

The Sports Ground includes a tennis hard court, full-sized football pitch, and cricket field. The cricket pavilion may be hired for small local events.

Please note: Dogs are not permitted in the Sports Ground even if on a lead with the owner cleaning up after them. The footpath at either end has been fenced off. Please use Castle Field if walking a dog from the Thrupp Close end to the Lodge Farm Court end.

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Tennis membership

The sports area includes two full-sized hard courts. Access to the courts is by key for paid up members. Contact Murray Brook on 07900 568 154 or email murraybrook@hotmail.co.uk to discuss membership or any other aspect of tennis in Castlethorpe. The membership fee is £30 per annum, which can be paid to Murray or via Paypal by clicking here.

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Football pitch hire

Castlethorpe has a full-sized football pitch with changing rooms suitable for adult league fixtures.

If you want to hire the football pitch, you should:

  • check availability on the pitch schedule
  • review the conditions of hire. Paying the pitch hire fee assumes that you accept these conditions
  • email the organiser to confirm details of the booking and agree key handover
  • pay the key deposit and pitch hire fee using the Paypal links below (or as agreed with the organiser).

Click here to pay the £50 key deposit by PayPal.

Click here to pay the pitch hire fee by PayPal.

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If you have any questions, including enquiries about hire of the cricket pavilion, click here click here to email Castlethorpe Sports Association.

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Castlethorpe Bowls Club

We meet every Tuesday afternoon from 2.15-4.15pm and every Wednesday and Friday from 7.30pm at the Village Hall all year round. We welcome visitors to come and meet the members to join in or even watch and have a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.

There is no need to have your own bowls as the club has sets to use and members are willing to lend their bowls while learning. We play in friendly and competition matches and those very keen members enter into County matches. We also have our own in-house competitions.

Castlethorpe Bowls Club is not about competitions as several members come for the social side and to meet other people.

For more information contact club chairman Dave Goldsmith on 01908 563150.

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Castlethorpe Cricket Club

Cricket Club

Castlethorpe cricket club continues a tradition dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century. The club has primarily offered village people the opportunity to play cricket initially on a friendly basis in very pleasant rural surroundings with wonderful views overlooking Castle Field and out towards Hanslope.

The cricket square is regarded as one of the best in the area and our outfield has the potential to be the same.

As reigning 2016 South Northants Cricket League Division One T20 Champions, we are looking to strengthen our squad to build on last season’s success.We play 40 over matches on Saturdays and mid-week T20 cup matches in the SNCL aand we arrange friendly matches on Sundays to encourage the development of current and new cricketers within the club.

These are our home fixtures for the 2017 season

Saturday 15 April 12:30 MK Afro Caribbean Friendly
Sunday 23 April 14:00 Hanslope Friendly
Saturday 29 April 14:00 Silverstone League
Sunday 30 April 14:00 Wilburton Friendly
Saturday 13 May 14:00 Greens Norton League
Sunday 21 May 14:00 Abington Friendly
Saturday 27 May 14:00 Bodicote League
Saturday 3 June 14:00 Radway League
Saturday 17 June 14:00 Dunchurch & Bilton League
Sunday 25 June TBA Six A Side Tournament
Sunday 2 July 14:00 Olney Town Friendly
Saturday 8 July 14:00 Byfield ‘A’ League
Sunday 9 July 14:00 House of Fraser
(in aid of Walnut School) Friendly
Saturday 22 July 14:00 Croughton League
Sunday 6 August 14:00 Stony Stratford Friendly
Saturday 12 August 14:00 Willoughby League
Saturday 26 August 14:00 Evenley ‘A’ League
Sunday 10 September 13:30 Open University Friendly
Sunday 17 September TBA President’s Day Twenty20 Friendly

For more information, visit our website at Castlethorpe Cricket Club or call Russell Jones on 07474 826657.

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Hanslope Golf Society

Hanslope Golf Society is a friendly golf society with an emphasis on the fun. They hold 10 organised golf days per year, plus a weekend away and prices start from £17 per match.

People of all ages and all standards are welcome, from beginners through to single handicappers. Membership is only £10 per year and you can play before you pay – just come along and play on one of our golf days before you decide to join.

For more information contact Martyn Smyth at smythy1966@btinternet.com

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