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Belhus Cricket Club

North Stifford Village Green

Belhus Cricket Club was established in 1960 as a result of the merger between Belhus Park CC and Belhus Association CC. The former played its home matches, as the name suggests, at Belhus Park (which it shared with Aveley CC, a club and whose roots dated back to the eighteenth century) that had been landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and was home to the Belhus mansion, one of the great Country homes of the era. The name 'Belhus' derived its name from the owner of the house in the 14th century, Nicholas de Belhus, who was believed to be of Norman ancestry. Queen Elizabeth I visited the Mansion in 1588 and her carriage probably crossed over what was to become the cricket square.

Belhus Cricket Club at North Stifford Village Green

With an age-old ambition to own our own ground and have the opportunity to provide better facilities for members, we moved from Belhus Park to the present ground on North Stifford village green in 1997 and finalised negotiations for security of tenure in 2004. This development was undoubtedly the most significant in our history and with ambitious plans to improve the clubhouse and other facilities, we are busy with efforts to raise funds and develop new partnerships to achieve our objectives.

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