From our home in the heart of the historic city of Bath, we’ve spent the last 160 years building a sustainable cricket club for the whole community. Nurturing young talent and promoting the game across local schools and clubs, we’re committed to inspiring new passions in new generations. Members that first picked up a bat or ball with us have gone on to lead fulfilling amateur and professional careers.
Today the Club has around 350 members, including about 70 senior players and 250 young cricketers where cricketers of all abilities are encouraged to realise their personal potential and to contribute to team success. Our well qualified team of coaches are committed to providing high quality winter and summer cricket programmes for all – from our entry level “Stumpers” programme for children in school years 1-3 to our young people with aspirations to become full-time professional cricketers.
Youth and senior team success in both league and cup competitions is achieved at local, regional and national levels.
From 8 years old, children learn to play and enjoy the game with softball Kwik cricket. From Under 11 to seniors, there is a full fixture list of competitive league, cup and friendly matches to suit all levels of ability. There are 12 age-group youth squads (U11, U13 and U15) for boys and girls and many of our young cricketers play at district and county level.
A partnership started in 2001 with Somerset Wanderers Ladies Cricket Club, and this led to a merger which places the Club at the leading edge of female community cricket development.
At club level, the performance pinnacle is the men's 1st XI who compete in the West of England Premier League and the National Club Championship and the Twenty20 Championship, and the women's 1st XI who compete in the Southern Women's Cricket League.
The Club has extensive links and partnerships with local schools, other clubs and the county boards of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. In 2003 we became a registered charity and as a charity, everything we do is geared towards giving back. Whether that’s through our outreach into local schools, or by providing a world-class platform to launch an international career, we’re continually investing in the future of the community we share. And in 2018, we received Clubmark Accreditation, in recognition of the safe, family-friendly environment we’ve created.
Thanks to the development of new student accommodation on site, 2020 is set to be an exciting new chapter for Bath Cricket Club. This 18-month project will allow us to invest in improved facilities across both our cricket grounds, as well as in new activities and programmes for the benefit of all.