Farmers Cricket Club

How it all started

The Farmers Cricket Club began in 1977 when an enthusiastic group of cricket loving farmers and friends got together to play evening friendlies when the potato digging season was over. As seasons came and went Farmers developed their fixture list, gradually replacing evening fixtures with weekend friendlies against local and visiting sides, and undertaking many tours to the other Channel Islands, England, France and even St Lucia.

Playing their own brand of village cricket, the accent has always been on fun and participation. Throughout the Club’s history it has not been uncommon for players to share the same surname which has been simultaneously a source of amusement and frustration to opponents and visiting scorers alike!

Through the teamwork and commitment of Club members, Farmers CC was able to realise a dream in 2004 with the development of its own cricketing home, the Farmers Field, in the heart of rural St Martin. It was a great day indeed when, in May 2005, the ground was officially opened by Geoff Boycott, with Mike Gatting OBE guesting for Farmers in the inaugural match.

With a new generation of younger players keen to play league cricket within the framework of Farmers CC the opportunity arose in 2009 for the Club to join forces with Caesareans CC and embrace competitive cricket jointly in a merged Club while preserving the best traditions of Farmers cricket. The club has grown and prospered with a talented crop of young cricketers joining our ranks – helping us achieve success in many league and cup competitions. The future looks bright indeed for Farmers CC.