Hornsey has a proud history of 150 years, a club that offers something to everyone, whilst maintaining its exceptional interest in playing competitive cricket. Located in Crouch End, it is home to some of the best facilities: outdoor nets, tennis courts and a quaint ground. A place where you can enjoy your Friday evenings barbequing with family and friends, and on Saturdays, watch some enthralling MCCL Premier League action. All combining towards a wonderful sporting and social environment.

The club may have achieved many of its sought-after accomplishments, it does not stop others who work at the club to expand it more. At the heart of this club, there are motivated, hard-working and committed individuals, who help improve Hornsey Cricket Club and inspire future cricketers and look after the families engaged with the club. Justin Rose is one of the central figures who makes it all come together at the club. During my interview with Justin, it was abundantly clear that he has lofty ambitions for the club. He wants more inclusion, greater opportunity for all and a high performing team. Here is a quote from him:

“The club is certainly going to prioritise getting a girl section up and running, which I believe is extremely important, not only to give girls an equal opportunity, but to also make, hopefully, more families want to join our great club”

A club seeking to fulfil even more, here are some of the reasons why Hornsey is different to other cricket clubs and why he has spent over 7 years there,

“I am passionate about cricket… I foresee carrying on for a long time and it is a small enough club where I can see I will make a difference, but still hope for it to grow even further in the future.”

Under Justin’s leadership, the club seeks to develop on multiple fronts – more diversity with all genders and background represented in its teams, the best coaching staff that inspire and nurture talent and most importantly, a fun and inclusive environment that makes all families in the area proud to be part of the Hornsey traditions. It is a club where you can witness a wonderful game of cricket, and the standard is good enough for that the developing cricketers see great improvements with the addition of indoor nets and a ‘parents versus children’s’ fixture. The incorporation of these events seems to have increased the number of people at the club, which show signs of development that the club aspires for.  Both at Junior and senior levels, the club plays to a high standard with high divisions, but would like to see more teams in the future.

Overall, I can conclude this club is set to good standard, and still, it shows signs of development in the future.