Winscombe Cricket club
in Somerset has been established for over 130 years playing cricket on the village
recreation ground against the backdrop of the scenic Mendip hills.
The club has achieved
Clubmark and Focus club status reflecting the clubs development with the award
being presented personally by Giles Clarke the then chairman of the ECB. With the help
of Lottery and Lord Taverners grants new practice nets have been installed and
the artificial wicket replaced bringing our playing facilities right up to
We field two Saturday
sides in the Somerset Cricket League with the 1st XI playing the Premier division and the 2nd XI in division 7N. A newly formed Development Sunday team plays friendlies along with our
midweek and seniors XIs. We are also entering the Somerset T20 Intermediate cup
with the final at Taunton and also entering the Weston Super mare T20 evening league.
The cricket clubs
future lies with the 100 plus boys and girls in our thriving youth section run by qualified coaches and head of youth
cricket Roger Willmot. Coaching and training in the basics of the game for 5-13
year olds takes place on a Wednesday evening from 18:30 – 20:00. This year we
have league sides for under 11s, 13s and 19s. We have already
seen the benefit of our youth programme with half of the current first team
being products of the youth sides.
Off the field the
clubhouse offers a fantastic facility with 2 bars and a function room that can accommodate
200 people as well as incorporating a very popular skittle alley well used by
social members as well as sportsmen and women all the year round.
We rely on the many
volunteers that keep the club going on and off the field. We are though equally
dependent on the support we receive from the Parish council and our sponsors
especially our main sponsor THATCHERS the Cider makers and our Shirt sponsors PERTEMPS
can be paid on line on the following site.