Over Peover Cricket Club is a very well established, thriving and family-friendly Cricket Club in Over Peover with a lovely ground and picturesque pavilion.

The first and second teams play weekend summer fixtures in the UKFast Cheshire Cricket League and Tuesday & Thursday evening fixtures in the knockout 20/20 Cup.

There are also several Sunday fixtures that the juniors take part in.


Barry Wienholdt


Mark Nightingale


Alistair Ardern

Vice Chairman

Joe Mitchell

1st XI Captain

Alex Rottenbury

2nd XI Captain

Jim Shaw



Cathryn Ruddock


Tom O'Donoghue

League Representative

Sam Nightingale

Child Walfare Officer

Members of Over Peover Cricket Club are expected to follow ‘The Spirit of Cricket’ to ensure enjoyment by all involved whether playing or watching



Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws, but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the captains.


1. There are two Laws which place the responsibility for the team's conduct firmly on the captain.

Responsibility of Captains
The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of the Game as well as within the Laws.

Players' Conduct
In the event of any player failing to comply with the instructions of an umpire, criticising his decision by word or action. showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute, the umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the other umpire and to the player's captain, requesting the latter to take action.

2. Fair and Unfair Play
According to the Laws the umpires are the sole judges of fair and unfair play. The umpires may intervene at any time, and it is the responsibility of the captain to take action where required.

3. The umpires are authorised to intervene in cases of:
Time wasting.
Damaging the pitch.
Dangerous or unfair bowling.
Tampering with the ball.
Any other action that they consider to be unfair.

4. The Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for:
Your opponents.
Your own captain and team.
The role of the umpires.
The game's traditional values.

5. It is against the Spirit of the Game:
To dispute an umpire's decision by word, action or gesture.
To direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire.
To indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, for instance.
a) appeal knowing the batsman is not out.
b) advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing,
c) seek to distract an opponent either verbally or by harassment with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one's own side.

6. Violence
There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.

7. Players
Captains and umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match. Every player is expected to make an important contribution to this.

COVID – 19 Risk Assessment Over Peover CC – March 2021
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