The lifeblood of the game

There are over 350 adult league teams in Somerset making it the largest sector of the game in the county. The leagues offer a wide variety of formats ranging from a three-county Premier League to local Sunday leagues. All the hard-ball leagues that run in Somerset can be found on this page. Just click on a league to find out more.

The West of England Premier League (WEPL) is one of 29 ECB Premier Leagues across England and Wales. Overseeing the highest standard of club cricket in the West of England, covering Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. The league comprises 70 teams across three tiers with seven divisions.

WEPL works alongside the Bristol & District Cricket Association, the Gloucestershire Cricket League, the Somerset Cricket League and the Wiltshire County Cricket League, as well as the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation , the Somerset Cricket Foundation and the Wiltshire Cricket Board to ensure that cricket continues to develop and grow in the West.

More information on the WEPL can be found by visiting their website.

The Bristol & District Association was established in 1892. For its first 81 years it administered friendly club cricket in the area, only interrupted by the two World Wars.

In 1973 the Bristol & District League – generally known as the B & D – was founded, with Bedminster CC finishing as the first Champions. Since then it has continued to provide league cricket for a wide range of teams within a 25-mile radius of Bristol as well as a midweek 20 over Cup competition. In the 2018 season the B & D had 18 divisions comprising 175 teams. The 30 over division has expanded to 12 teams. The league also operates two 20-over midweek cup competitions – the Tony Hitch Knock Out Cup and the Bateman Trophy.

For more information on the Bristol & District League please visit their website.

The Somerset Cricket League sponsored by World Class Willow  has provided Saturday League Cricket in the Somerset since the early 70’s. The league currently operates 11 divisions with Taunton St Andrews 2s winning the Premier Division in 2022 and gaining promotion to the West of England Premier League.

The top six division are county-wide leagues with the lower leagues splitting geographically to reduce travelling for those teams. For more information on the Somerset Cricket League please visit their website.

The North Somerset Cricket League is open to any cricket club which is located in the North of Somerset. The current boundaries extend from Bristol and South Gloucestershire in the North to the Mendip Hills in the South, the Bristol Channel to the West and the Wiltshire border to the East.

The League currently has over 30 teams playing on a a Sunday. The League operates a “fast tracking system” for new clubs who have proven strength.

For more information on the North Somerset Cricket League please visit their website.

On September 18th 1975, a meeting was held at the Wyndham Arms in Williton to discuss the possibility of forming a local cricket league. The meeting was called by Mike Hayes of Stogumber Cricket Club and Mike Elworthy of Huish Champflower Cricket Club, and of 24 teams invited to the meeting, representatives from 17 attended. A general discussion followed and the outcome was the decision to form the West Somerset Cricket League. It officially started the following summer, in 1976, and initially consisted of five local teams – Ashbrittle, Brompton Ralph, Dulverton, Huish Champflower and Stogumber. The first-ever winners of the league that season were Brompton Ralph, who were presented with the Champions’ Cup

Within two years of its formation, another eight teams had joined the League and by 1979, the League split into two divisions with the introduction of ten more teams  The League launched its own Knockout Cup in 1981, which was open to all teams in the League, and Dulverton defeated Brompton Ralph to win the first final. The cup is still competed for each season, and, with the continued growth in the size of the League, a second competition for lower division sides – the Hinkley Point Cup – is also held.

In 1984, the League introduced a third division , and, when a fourth division was launched in 1989, the League comprised 39 teams. A year later, the League took on its current five-division format.

For more information on the West Somerset Cricket League please visit their website.

Formed in 1980, the Mid-Wessex Cricket League has provided league cricket on a Sunday afternoon for nearly 40 years.

The Mid Wessex League operates, much as it did in the early days, with two divisions and some 20 and more club members. The ethos remains the same as envisaged by the founders, to provide local cricket for those who enjoy the game, where winning is desirable but enjoyment is essential.

For more information on the Mid-Wessex Cricket League please visit their website.

The Somerset County Sports sponsored Sunday League will be holding its AGM and Presentation Evening for 2022-2023 on Friday 13th January at Taunton’s Wyvern Club where a season’s successes will be celebrated.

 

Operating in traditional long form match play in 2023 will be the following Clubs who will play each other once in a linear format with a game that has been drawn at random added to make for an eight game season per Club.

 

Bagborough CC

Brompton Ralph CC

Crowcombe CC

Kilve CC

North Petherton CC

Taunton St Andrews CC

Wedmore CC

Wellington CC

 

David Derrick

League Secretary

06 December 2022

The Proper Job Weston & District Midweek Cricket League has been running for 65 years, providing T20 cricket long before it became the norm in both the international and county game..

The league is a fantastic opportunity to offer players at your club a different format of cricket which is loved globally rather than the typical Saturday or Sunday 40, 45, or 50 over matches. It can be perfect stepping stone for young cricketers to start their transition into adult cricket or even keep those who struggle to play at the weekends in the game.

The League Chairman Tony James would like invite teams to consider entering a team to the league which provides teams with a weekly league or cup fixture between May and July. If you are interested or would like more information please contact the league directly – wsmt20@gmail.com.

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