The Indian Gymkhana Cricket Club is the largest and longest-standing Asian Sports Club in the United Kingdom (founded 1916). The club is based on privately owned grounds in Osterley, West London.
Indian Gymkhana is open to members of all races and religions. When the club celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1966, the message was that it aimed to become a multi-racial centre where old and young alike could meet to play sports.
The club is committed to cricket excellence without any form of prejudice to race, creed or colour. The clubs cricket section demonstrates true ethnic simulation. The make-up of our teams includes British, Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and West Indians. The religious mix is just as diverse with Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and Christians playing side by side. This is undoubtedly the Cricket Sections true success – its ability to bring together adults and children from all backgrounds through a common purpose, thus placing ethnic and religious differences to one side both on and off the sporting arena.
We are but a few years from the Clubs Centenary. In recognition of the clubs worldwide status, and to protect its long-term future, in 2004 the clubs Colt Cricket Section was provided charity status to ensure the clubs heritage survives well into the future.
The Ground and Club House
Located alongside the A4 in Hounslow (near Heathrow Airport) the ground is ideally placed for road, motorway, rail and underground connections.
The ground is visited by approx. 400 members, guests and honorary dignitaries on a weekly basis.
The club offers unrivalled facilities in the heart of Heathrow for cricketers, hockey and football players of all age groups and cultures.
Two Adults teams participating in the Middlesex Championship League Division One.
Two Adults team participating in the Middlesex 1987 League One Sunday Team (Adults and Colts combined).
Until 1996 the club regularly hosted matches against the full Indian Test teams (both male and female).
Full Colts Section participation with the Middlesex Colts Association League at Under 10, Under 11, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups
Indian Gymkhana Colts act as a feeder club to the Middlesex County Cricket Club.
U9 Informal League
Grade A ground maintained by resident groundsman
Superb outdoor cricket net facilities
Multi-level clubhouse with licensed bar and large balcony relaxation area
Tea and catering facilities from own kitchen
Fully licensed banqueting suite for up to 400 guests
Separate fully air conditioned restaurant offering Indian, Chinese and Nepalese cuisine by resident Head Chef
State of the art changing rooms Floodlit artificial hockey pitch and grass football pitches Secured private car parking for up to 150 cars
Over 200 adult members (Cricket, Hockey and Football combined) Over 400 Colt members (Cricket, Hockey and Football combined) Thriving social membership