History

Chiltern Basketball Club has many reasons to be proud of its forty-three year history and record. It is the oldest basketball club in Bucks and was founded in 1973 by Nick Webb, a local school teacher, who wanted to offer basketball to the local community.

Chiltern Basketball Club was also the first basketball club in Bucks to receive the “Clubmark accreditation” for the way the club is administered and the choice of opportunities offered to its members, in 2006

Chiltern Basketball Club has also made the Guinness Book of Records for the most points scored in a senior national league match when they beat Swindon Rakers 174 to 40 on October 13th 1990, at the Chesham Leisure Centre.

When the club was formed it was called Misbourne Meteors. At that time the Club had a Ladies team in the Chiltern League and a Men’s team in Division 2 of the Oxford League. One of the Club’s claims to fame was that the TV sports presenter Paul Dickinson was a member. Over the years the Club expanded, developing two Men’s teams and a Ladies team. In 1980, after several successful years in the Oxford League, the Club progressed to the Middlesex League and with this the expansion of the Club to include a junior boys section. Again the Club competed well in both the first and second division of the Men’s league, winning on many occasions. The Ladies team during this period played in various leagues to gain competition; these included the Wessex league and the Hertfordshire league and eventually the Middlesex league.
In the season 1990/1991 the Men entered the National League in Division Three and were sponsored by a local sports shop, Fastbreak Sports of Chesham. They also continued to play in the Middlesex league. The high light of the first season was to make the final of the play offs held at the NEC in Birmingham after finishing fourth in the league. Unfortunately they lost to Cardiff Buccaneers after two periods of overtime. The following season the Men finished runners up in Division Three and were promoted to Division Two.

 

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