They’re calling for new players to join the club ahead of the 2013 season – serious league types play Saturdays and the friendly sides play Sundays.

Newbies are welcome to hone their batting, bowling and fielding skills at regular training sessions, and seek advice from the friendly and qualified coaches.

They’ll also put you through your paces with some fitness work. “The club has a competitive but social nature,” says keen Old Xaverian player Matthew Benedict.

It’s also a great way to meet other Londoners and see some of the UK, he explains.

“We have annual tours to all different parts of the UK, such as Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Wight and Jersey.”

Home matches are played at the pristine London School of Economics sports ground, where there are two nets, lawn tennis facilities and a relaxing bar with a veranda – where you can sink a couple of pints after an enjoyable game.

Join Sunday sessions between 12pm-2pm. Winter sessions cost £3.

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