We are a club founded in 1976 by actors from the
Abbey Theatre in St. Albans. The club was originally called 'Abbey
Players C.C.' until it merged with Jesters C.C. in 1998 to form
'Players & Jesters C.C.' We play only on Sundays, have our home
pitch in Rothamsted Park, Harpenden and don't play league cricket,
only friendlies. Although the team started as a group of actors,
anyone now plays for Players and Jesters, although we do still have
a few thesps in our team and seem to produce some theatrical performances
throughout the season!
We have one team made up from a wide variety of
age ranges and cricketing backgrounds and ability. Our players don't
all live around Harpenden and St. Albans, some come from all areas
of London to play which hopefully says something about us and how
we play the game.
If you are bored with the drudgery and pettiness
of league cricket (i.e. batting on for one bonus point!), played
a while back and want to get back into cricket or are in the UK
traveling for a year and want to play some fun cricket then we are
for you! Come and play for us on and Sunday!
We travel all over Hertfordshire and the home
counties and play (have played) against sides such as Tim Rice's
Heartaches XI, Stowe Templars and Old Merchant Taylors as well as
local teams such as Bamville, Harpenden and OA Cavaliers.
normally start at 2.00pm and we normally like to meet in the pub
beforehand! Also, as long as you live in and around the St. Albans
and Harpenden area we can normally provide transport if required.
We would like to think its a decent standard,
but we can fit everyone in since we are normally looking for players
each week and the standard of our opposition also varies. Don't
be detered if you played in the dim and distant past and want to
get back into it, we want you and you'll be made very welcome.
Absolutely, not many of our team play every single
week, there are too many other commitments nowadays such as families,
girlfriends and work! As long as you can give us your availability
in advance, you can be pretty certain that you will be able to get
a game when you want to. If you want to play every week, that's
Since we only have home pitches and not a clubhouse
to run, we can keep our costs low. We don't have an annual
subscription. Each game costs £10. For our home matches, we do ask
you to bring along 'tea for two'. This way, no one person gets lumbered
with doing the whole thing!
You can find contact details by clicking here.