Old Albanian Cricket Club
Welcome to the website of the Old Albanian Cricket Club, based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Our home is The Woollam Playing Fields on Harpenden Road, St Albans (aka 'Woollams'); for more details and a map link, see About Us in the bar below. This excellent facility was completed in 2002, and is used by professional sports teams as well as the various Old Albanian sports clubs.
If you'd like to contact the club, please click on "Contact Club" in
the bar at the top. Please only seek to Sign Up if you are applying to join the website and note that currently
website membership is confined to those who play, or have played, for the
senior club or are otherwise associated with the senior club.
We welcome enquiries from new players and would be pleased to hear from prospective overseas players who may be interested in joining us in 2014.
In 2014 we will run three main Saturday sides in Divisions 2, 7 & 11 West of the Saracens Hertfordshire League, and on Sundays participate in the Chess Valley League Division 5, along with non league fixtures.
Winter nets for the senior club begin on Wednesday 5 February 2014: for more details, see the Calendar.
Our junior section starts at under 5 (School year Reception) and continues up to and including under 15s (School year 10). We hold winter training for most age groups from January onwards; for more details, see the Juniors page or the Calendar. The main outdoor training starts in late April or early May, and takes place on Sunday mornings, continuing until around the end of the school summer term. From Under 9 (Year 4) upwards there are regular summer midweek evening matches, as well as some on Sunday mornings.
If you are enquiring about joining for junior cricket, please use the Contact Club button and please state the current school year of your child so we can respond accurately.
For age groups that are full, we operate waiting lists to enable us to offer a place should a vacancy become available. We therefore continue to welcome expressions of interest for all age groups, and are happy to receive enquiries now about joining in 2014. As of mid-April 2014, the groups are filling up fast, but we have some vacancies in all groups except the Under 8s (Year 3), which is oversubscribed, and the Under 10s and Under 11s are also unlikely to offer any vacancies this year.
The 2013 season ended on a high with the 1st XI securing promotion to Division 2 of the Herts League as a result of their narrow victory against Harpenden II on 7 September.
The 2014 season commences with friendly fixtures on Saturday 19 April.