The Common, Swardeston
The Common is the club’s oldest ground with the club having played there since the late 1960s, after moving from the former pitch based at Mulbarton Common.
Situated in the heart of the village, it is host to most of the club’s senior cricket with both East Anglian Premier League and Frankly Digital Norfolk Alliance matches being played there.
Renowned as a superb batting wicket, The Common at one stage held the one-day Minor Counties scoring record following a game between Norfolk and Lincolnshire in the 1980s.
Hilltops, which is owned by CEYMS, is home to Swardeston’s 3rd and 4th XI on Saturdays and also hosts games for the Mid Norfolk Sunday League team.
Situated on the main road from Norwich into the village, the ground began hosting Swardeston fixtures in 2001 when the club lost use of the Lakenham cricket ground in Norwich – home to the county side – where it had played it’s EAPL games since the formation of the competition in 1999.
Due to the support of CEYMS, the ground now boasts a superb double-bay practice net which was installed during early 2003.