T The village sports field is home to the thriving Checkendon Cricket Club. They run one team playing most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season. On Saturdays in 2005 the team will play in the Berkshire Cricket League Division II. Sunday fixtures are a mixture of 'friendly' matches against local teams and games with mainly nomadic sides, many of which travel from London.
There is a small but enthusiastic nucleus of players and hence the teams, particularly on Sundays, are a mix of up and coming junior and older more experienced players. In March the club holds pre-season indoor nets. During the season mid-week outdoor nets provide training, in particular to encourage, help and coach junior members.
New members of all ages are welcome.
1st Checkendon Brownies
1st Stoke Row Scout Group: Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
Goring Heath Scout and Guide Group:
Brownie Guides, Guides, Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Scouts. Also, the district Explorer Scout unit meets at the group hut.
web sites: Goring Heath Scout & Guide Group and 1st Goring Heath Guides
The Thursday Club is a small house group which meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2.30pm at Rannachan, Checkendon. It was formed after the closure of the Checkendon Women's Institute.
The Thursday Club offers a talk or demonstration followed by refreshments in a friendly atmosphere. New members are warmly welcomed. There are no age limit
The Running Club sets off each Saturday morning at 8.15am from outside the old Checkendon Post Office and runs for about 40 minutes. The lanes and paths around Checkendon are great for running on and it is an invigorating way to start the weekend.
The Running Club is an informal group and all are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.