5 youth leagues across Somerset

Across Somerset we have five separate youth leagues who each offer formats of cricket that are voted in by their clubs. The formats vary slightly between each association for their own youth leagues.

The Bath and District Youth Cricket League was formed in 1978, and provides cricket for 90 teams from 24 clubs playing in 9 divisions.At Under-11’s age, the league runs a premier division in which regular twenty20 cricket is played, and geographic divisions in which 8-a-side teams play 16 overs, with batsmen batting in pairs for four overs, wickets counting as -5 runs.

At Under-13’s and Under-15’s, all cricket is played to the twenty20 format. In Under-13’s, the premier division contains the top sides, while the lower teams are split geographically. At Under-15’s the split is a combination of playing strength and geography. Under-9’s cricket is also provided through Kwik cricket tournaments, run on a Sunday mornings at various clubs throughout the summer, with games played 8-a-side using a plastic bat and ball, and with the same rules as the lower under-11 divisions.

The league covers an area roughly bounded by Chippenham in the North-East, Warminster in the South-East, Midsomer Norton in the South-West, and the Eastern suburbs of Bristol in the North-West.

New clubs are always welcome to join; any club which is interested should contact the League Administrator, Jon Flagg, via their contact page. For more information on the Bath & District Youth League please visit their website.

The Bristol Youth Cricket League provides Youth Cricket for clubs across Bristol, North Somerset and in to Banes.

The league has competitions for U11s, U13s, U15s, U17s as well as Festival Cricket for U9s. For more information on the Bristol Youth League please visit their website.

The Mid-Wessex Youth Cricket League has provided Youth Cricket in the South Somerset Area since the early 1980’s.

The league has competitions for U10s, U12s, U14s and U16s. For more information on the Mid-Wessex Youth Cricket League please visit their website.

The North Somerset Youth Cricket Leagaue have been Promoting, encouraging and developing youth and grass roots cricket in North Somerset since 1964.

The League currently provide cricket opportunities for U11s, U13s & U15s. For more information on the North Somerset Youth League please visit their website.

The Taunton and District Youth Cricket League now covers the majority of Somerset, providing a youth cricket league structure for boys and girls at Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups.

For more information on the Taunton and District Youth League please visit their website.

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