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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 Royal Engineers Cricket Club playing in the plate final in Aldershot against the Royal Signals set a low total of 110 all out, thankfully some lower order hitting from Sgt Freeman (22) saw them post a total above a hundred.
The Royal Signals were licking their lips with such a small target to chase but it was their undoing as Spr Leo Beal (3-38) and LCpl Doug Petrie (4-20) skittled through the Signals with ease.
A low scoring match all round but an exciting win for the Sappers. Next stop the 186th Sapper Gunner fixture at Larkhill.
The RECC had a glorious win against the AGC CC at Upchurch today with LCpl Savage the pick of the batsmen with 60 runs and some later order hitting from Spr McClelland (48) saw the total rise to 283-8 in 50 overs.
The Sappers then bowled the AGC out for 124, with Spr Johnson taking a hat-trick and RE Skipper Spr Reed taking 4.
A great way to get through to the plate final of the MUJV Powercup 2017.
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.