We are always on the lookout for new cricketers to join us here at Failand & Portbury Cricket Club. If you are interested in joining us then the section below gives a flavour of what to expect.


Many of our current players are cricketers who have moved to the Bristol / south-west region for work or studying and we have a good mix with local cricketers who have played for the club for many years.

In the first instance, we encourage any prospective new players to come and join us at training. If you would like to attend training, then please get in touch on the details provided or simply just turn up and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Indoor Training

We are fortunate to train at the prestigious Downs School in Wraxall which provides an excellent environment for our indoor training. We have the use of 3 cricket nets which are suitable for cricketers of all abilities to practice their and improve their skills.


The format of our winter training is as follows:

  • 2 nets for bowlers / batsmen

  • 1 net for the bowling machine, where coaching can be provided if required


We endeavour to ensure that all attendees receive equal batting / bowling time.

Our indoor training takes place on Thursday evenings from 7th February until 21st March from 8-10pm.


Getting There


The Downs School is located on Charlton Drive which is accessed from the Clevedon Road (B3128). Follow the Charlton Drive track down towards the school and keep left then follow the signs for the Sports Hall by turning right which will lead you to a car park. The Sports Centre is accessed via a door adjacent the car park.

We understand that some keen cricketers may not have access to transport however many of our players and members are located across the Bristol and North Somerset region and may be able assist with travel arrangements. Please get in touch to let us know your circumstances and to see if we can help.


Summer Training

Summer training consists of outdoor nets at the ground both on the square and on the artificial strip. We have structured training sessions which occur on a monthly basis where players can work on their fielding and other areas of their technique.

The club have recently refurbished the artificial strip located at the bottom of the ground which allows us to train outdoors even weather conditions are somewhat challenging.

Our outdoor training takes place on Tuesday evenings from late April to the end of August from 6-8pm.

Getting to Failand

Our is located on Horse Race Lane which is accessed from the Clevedon Road (B3128). Follow the Horse Race Lane road down until you see a car park in front of our pavilion. There is ample parking provided here or in the field directly behind the pavilion on the field.