Hello and welcome to Sapper Cricket online, the home of the Royal Engineers Cricket Club.
The Royal Engineers Cricket Club is open to all serving members of the Corps. In addition to competing in the Inter-Corps 50 Power Cup and Inter-Corps T20 competition, we also play a number of long-standing fixtures against civilian clubs. The show-piece fixture of the season is a 3-day game against the Royal Artillery.
Home matches are played at the No 1 Ground in Chatham, Kent. The Club undertakes an overseas tour every 3 years and in recent years the team has toured Barbados (four times) and Australia. Browse through the site, uncover our history, watch our latest video blogs, check out our team and stay-up-to-date with all our news, events and more.
The RECC will be holding a winter training and selection camp between 31 January – 2 February 2017 in Aldershot and the Kia Oval.
Following an extremely successful 2016 season, the aim of this camp is to ensure talent/skill is retained/developed throughout the winter months in preparation for the 2017 season and will:
a. Consolidate and build on current skill levels.
b. Identify new and potential talent from across the Corps.
Open to all interested RE personnel, the event programme will consist of team and individual training serials and provide an introduction into sport representation at Corps level. A full training programme will be briefed on arrival by a fully qualified ECB Level 3 Coach.
2016 saw 39 Engineer Regiment and 36 Engineer Regiment clash in Chatham on a baking hot day. Batting first, 39 Engineer Regiment put on a mighty total of 267-3 in their 40 overs, aided by a brilliant century by James Boyd (130*) and Spr Lamb (46). Boyd in the 38th over scoring only in boundaries 4,6,6,6,6,4.
In reply 36 Engineer Regiment lost quick and regular wickets to finish with a total of 226 All out with Monlouis scoring a fifty in vain. 39 Engineer Regiment crowned champions of the Sapper Cup.
The old rivalry got underway at Chatham on Thursday (30/06/2016) and the 185th Sapper Gunner match did not disappoint. Rain delayed the Sappers, but after three hard working days, they are victorious. Regaining the cup for the first time since 2013.
The Corps celebrated 300 years of service in style with a match against our oldest rivals and fellow celebrators the Royal Artillery at the KIA Oval on the 20th of May. RECC won by 3 wickets.