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Our Heritage

The Pelham Buckle became the family emblem in 1356 when it was said to be awarded to John de Pelham for his part in the capture of King John of France at the battle of Poitiers.

In 1412 King Henry 1V bequeathed the village of Crowhurst and its surrounding area to his Chancellor Sir John Pelham and so began the history of Crowhurst Park. The Pelham family became great land owners and influential members of various governments. They built the Church at Crowhurst which still proudly bears the Pelham Buckle. The original Manor House was built close by but was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in the 17th century in its current location. The Pelham Buckle can be seen on many prominent buildings throughout Crowhurst and the surrounding parishes.

The Pelham family engaged various people to manage the estate as Lord of the Manor. This befell on the Papillon family and it is reported that on the 28th May 1895 a cricket match between Crowhurst Park and Crowhurst took place in the park gardens Philip Oxenden Papillon, his four sons and other members of the family made up most of the Park team.

It was one of Philip Oxendens Papillon’s predecessors who formed Crowhurst Park Cricket Club in 1836. Early fixtures were played in the Park gardens before moving to the current location. The Pelham family owned Crowhurst Park until 1942

The Pelham Buckle remains a central part of Crowhurst Park Cricket Club’s emblem representing the historic strength of one of the oldest cricket clubs in the country.

Breaking News

2015 AGM Wednesday 9th Dec 7.30pm @ Crowhurst Park Manor House

Minutes will be posted on Website after first 2015 committee meeting

Our Sponsors & Supporters

We are delighted to have Claremont School as our official club sponsor and proud to wear their logo on our match shirts. Our partnership includes priority access to Claremont Senior School new and fully equipped sports hall as our Centre of Excellence. The centre' officially opened by former England stars Mike Yardy & Ed Giddings, enables our team of ECB qualified coaches to deliver coaching of the highest standards to young cricketers from clubs & schools in the community. 

Claremont School announce their forthcoming Open Mornings on May 8th & May 9th for more details visit

Our ground is located within the Crowhurst Park Holiday Village in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our Club and its members are always grateful for the encouragement & support of our President Mr Colin Simmons

We are also grateful to have Bartlett Seat as our Lashings OfficialMatch Day Sponsor. You will see Bartlett Seat logo on all of our Lashings publicity 

Dates For Your Diary

Indoor Training Junior Soft Ball Junior Hard Ball & Senior to start February details to be confirmed shortly