Corley

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Corley
Civil parish Corley
District North Warwickshire
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COVENTRY
Postcode district CV7
Dialling code 01676
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Warwickshire
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
The bridge for the M6 motorway in Corley
Corley Church

Corley (and the associated hamlets of Corley Ash and Corley Moor) is a village and civil parish in the North Warwickshire district of Warwickshire, England. It is located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of Coventry and is adjacent to the village of Fillongley. The M6 motorway runs close by, and the village is familiar to motorists as it is the site of Corley Services. Other significant buildings in the area include Corley Hall, which was built in the 16th century.

Corley is also home to Corley Cricket Club, which entered its 65th season in 2012. One of the club's most notable former players is James Ormond, who went on to represent England.[1] The club has also seen many of its players compete at county level, including Race Williams and John Wilson, the latter representing Leicestershire young cricketers.

Following a nationwide competition in 2012 Corley beat over 1500 other cricket clubs to be awarded the title of "Biggest Little Cricket Club" - The most loved and worthy in England and Wales.

Club representatives have been invited to the National Outstanding Contribution to Cricket Awards ceremony at Lord's Cricket Ground on two separate occasions since 2011 following nominations from The Warwickshire Cricket Board.

Paul Williams will be celebrating ten years as both Club and first team Captain in 2013, an achievement of which he and the club are extremely proud.

On July 14th 2013 Corley CC are to host the famous Lashings World XI in what promises to be the biggest game in the club's history.

Corley CC are also blessed with a middle order known as the 'Holy Trinity'. Consisting of Richard 'Chuppa Chups' Lamb, Stuart 'HIGJAM' Higgins, and overseas player Derek 'Abdul' Radburn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brenkley, Stephen (11 November 2001). "Cricket: Ormond the unlikely spearhead Absences have made the likeable fast bowler's claims stronger. Stephen Brenkley speaks to him". The Independent (London). 

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Coordinates: 52°27′N 1°33′W / 52.450°N 1.550°W / 52.450; -1.550