About – Spye Park CC

“the most idyllic and beautiful cricket ground

We are a well-loved Wiltshire cricket club with a rich history that is blessed with having one of the most idyllic and beautiful cricket grounds in the country, nestled into the 223-acre Spye Park estate surrounded by ancient trees and crowned with an impressive thatched pavilion. 

Located in central Wiltshire, nearby the towns of Devizes, Melksham & Chippenham.
We run 2 competitive Saturday league teams currently in Wiltshire division 5 and division 8 and were proud winners of Wiltshire Division 1 back in 2010. We are a club for all abilities, who also play midweek evening matches and traditional Sunday friendlies.


Some of the History

Spye Park Cricket Club was formed initially to accommodate the workers on the Spye Park estate. The Rev. H.H. Mogg later Canon Mogg, who was the vicar at Chittoe, is known to have formed the club in 1882, and was for many years the Hon. Secretary and Treasurer.
In the early days of the club, a marquee was erected for each home match, until the first pavilion was built on the present site around 1930. It was a single roomed, thatched building, constructed by the late Mr. William Butler, secretary for many years, and later the club’s first life member.

In 1964 with the help of a £50 grant from Wiltshire County Cricket Association, the present pavilion was erected. This was a former RAF building fitted onto a concrete base. Initially it provided two changing rooms, a kitchen, a store and club room.

In 1974 electricity was installed into the building by club members and through their labours in 1976 another store shed was bought and the old store room turned into toilets. Recently a new flush toilet was installed. In 1979 a shower room was also constructed out of the old store.

The owner of the Spye Park Estate has always been President of the club. At present Mr. Robert Enthoven is President of the club, and it is through his continued kind generosity in allowing us to use the ground that the players and supporters of Spye Park Cricket Club can enjoy the beautiful setting and grounds of Spye Park whilst playing and enjoying the glorious game of cricket.