Community Leagues

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It’s all about the social…

The ECB are aiming to increase the number of adults (aged 16 and above) playing cricket on a regular basis by encouraging local clubs to host social leagues and competitions.

These can range from soft ball events using the Easy Cricket concept to more familiar hard ball versions of the game.

Whatever the format, the idea is to members of the local community to come and play cricket. Ability is irrelevant – we’d just like people to have a bit of fun! Teams can be made up of work colleagues, friends from the pub or other sports local clubs, with the emphasis being the social element rather than competition.

If you would like to play in a social community league, either as an individual or with a group of friends as a team, please contact your local County Cricket Board development staff, to find details about the league that is local to you.

Hosting a league – More Money, More People!

More Money More People

If you are a Cricket Club and would like to generate more income, more players, more members and more volunteers – why not think about organising a Community Social League of your own?

There are a number of benefits that a community league can bring to your club including:

  • More people... Players, Members, Volunteers
  • Financial Benefit… Bar and BBQ revenue, team entry and match fees, sponsorship
  • Showcase club’s facilities, increase usage
  • Raise funds for development
  • New sponsors / supporters for the club
  • New social members
  • New facilities

For assistance in setting up a league, please download the PDF document below:

More Money More People (1.8 MB)

Or contact your local County Cricket Development staff through your County Cricket Board.

There is also a library of useful documents, links and snippets of information available to download to help you on your way