Leagues & Competitions

There are various leagues within the county which cater for all levels of cricket and player. There are opportunities for Saturday, Sunday and midweek structured league cricket. Details and Contacts can be found by each of the individual league pages below

East Anglian Premier League (EAPL)

The East Anglian Premier Cricket League was created in 1999 to be the top level of competition for recreational club cricket in East Anglia, England. It was formed taking the top clubs from three feeder leagues, the Two Counties Cricket Championship, The Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Premier League and the Norfolk Alliance.

For more information, please visit the league Play-Cricket site below

http://eapcl.play-cricket.com

League Contact: Andy Abbott (Secretary) eaplsecretary@btinternet.com

Cambs & Hunts Premier League

The Cambs & Hunts Premier League is the top of the Cambridgeshire pyramid before teams are promoted to the East Anglian Premier League

The League is be open to cricket clubs from Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and surrounding counties. Each Club must appoint a trained Club Welfare Officer. All clubs must be affiliated to the ECB via a County Cricket Board.

For more information, please visit the league Play-Cricket site below

https://cambhuntpremierleague.play-cricket.com/home

League Contact: TBC

Cambridgeshire Cricket Association (CCA)

Cambridgeshire Cricket Association (CCA) League is the main Saturday league within the county. It sits below the Whiting and Partners Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire Premier League.

There are 2 leagues – Senior and Junior, with promotion throughout the structure

Matches start at 1.30pm.

The Walker 20/20 Competition will commence at 2.00 p.m. with the exception of the final’s day.

Senior league matches are limited to 45 overs. Junior league matches are limited to 40 overs.

For more information, please visit the league Play-Cricket site below

https://cambhuntpremierleague.play-cricket.com/home

League Contact: Jane Reeson (Hon. Secretary) jane.reeson@cambs-cricket.co.uk

Haverhill & District Midweek Cricket League

The Adams Harrison Midweek cricket league was set up in 1970 as the Haverhill Midweek Cricket league.

It was originally a factory league with the odd village club as well. Over the years its evolved to a league that now has five divisions and caters for clubs and players of all standards and backgrounds.

We play on a Wednesday evening 20, 6 ball overs per team. The catchment area is basically between Haverhill and Cambridge. If you wish to know more about us visit our website via the link below. There you can see who plays in the league, results, previous winners and many other things about us.

For more information or to contact the league, please go to:

Home

League Contact: Colin Godsmark (Secretary) colin.midweekcricket@btinternet.com

Cambridge Business House League

The Cambridge Business House League is a midweek league that plays 15 over x 8 ball evening cricket from May to the first week in August.

It is open to any business that wants to enter a team, but is also open to cricket clubs as well. The league is open to all players of any standard.

There are currently four divisions offering between 6 – 10 games per season.

Games usually start between 6pm and 6.15pm depending on the time of year.

Division one is relatively serious and played to a reasonable standard. Division 2 is also played to a reasonable standard. Division 3 and 4 are generally treated very much as a friendly midweek game with varying standards.

There is a registration fee of £30 and £5 if you want to compete in the cup.

For more details, please go to their Play Cricket website: www.cambridgebhlge.play-cricket.com

League Contact: Jane Reeson jane.reeson@cambs-cricket.co.uk

Fenland Trophy

The Fenland Trophy is a Sunday league designed for clubs and teams in the Fenland area.

Teams from Wisbech through to Ely take part in this 40 over competition, which also includes the Ernie Wool Cup for teams who wish to enter.

It is a league that gives all players of all standards the opportunity to take part in formal cricket in their local area.

For more information, please visit the leagues Play-Cricket page here https://fenlandinvtrophy.play-cricket.com/home

League Contact: Pat Ringham pat.ringham@btinternet.com

Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association (CYCA)

Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association (the CYCA) was created by the Cambridgeshire clubs in 1999 to promote junior cricket on behalf of those clubs in a coordinated fashion and develop the game for youths of all ages. Initially we ran U11s, 13s and 15s cricket gradually expanding this to a premier division in each age group and then regional sides. Further age groups were introduced to include U10s, 12s and 14s as well as a transitional side for U17s to help to provide a stepping stone to adult cricket

The CYCA currently offers varied options for games with the traditional 11 a side, whilst bringing in shorter paired cricket formats. 10 a side 15 over games, 8 a side 16 over games, a variation of Cric8. Throughout this we have tried to implement a policy of Get the Game On even if it meant mixing the rules to suit the teams playing. Shorter pitch sizes have also been introduced SINCE 2018 to improve the game in keeping with ECB guidelines.

We have continued to provide structured league games and cup games and whilst having a fine structure and set rules it is extremely rare that we have to manage disputes for the clubs. We encourage clubs to talk to each other and to be adaptable in how they interpret rules between themselves for individual games. However, all the rules and playing conditions as well as contacts are all set out well in advance for clubs to plan ahead of the season and can be found on our play cricket website.

Geographically Cambridgeshire is a long thin county with several areas that can be easily defined, Fenland, Central, Central West, Central East and South Cambridgeshire. Due to that very thin area we are bounded by Norfolk, Beds, Suffolk, Essex and Herts. There are a number of clubs that have junior sections in these counties bordering Cambridgeshire that work within the CYCA. This simply reflects the flexibility of the clubs within the CYCA and creates the opportunity for some clubs to get cricket for their juniors.

The CYCA is run by volunteers through an elected committee charged with listening to the needs of clubs, investigating and supporting good practice and creating a flexible structure for youth cricket. We are managed on a day to day basis by the competitions subcommittee. The CYCA currently does not pay for administration to collect all the information together and disperse it to the clubs and teams. Dealing with queries on a daily basis prior and during the season. This means that all the subscriptions and team fees go back into cricket for juniors. Not surprisingly our fees and costs have remained pretty static over many years. We have negotiated deals for cricket balls to keep clubs costs down and will continue to support clubs and team managers whenever we are asked.

The CYCA fixtures & results are published on their Play-Cricket website:www.cyca.play-cricket.com

League Contact: Ian McNulty (Chair) imcnulty@newtonhall.co.uk

Cambridgeshire Women’s & Girls’ Cricket League

2024 sees the launch of the Board-run female-only league competition. It represented the start of the next phase of girls-only and women-only competitions in Cambridgeshire, and follows the support and introduction of opportunities through local adult (Cambs Cricket Association) and youth (Cambs Youth Cricket Association) in the last 2 years. Thanks go to both of the Associations for initiating the competitions. The new league will look to really support and expand competitive cricket opportunities for girls and women, aligning competition with ongoing club and player development work.

For further information on the league please visit the league Play-Cricket site: Cambridgeshire Women’s & Girls’ Cricket League

League Contact: Jo Taylor-Ticehurst (W & G Administrator) jo.ticehurst@cambscricket.org.uk

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Keeping up with the Socials

Amazing news from the cricket field! Our U11 team have had an excellent day at the Dynamos tournament 👏 Thank you to @Cambs_CB for organising, and @bottishamvc for hosting and providing sports leaders 👍

Well done to all participants at their after school club with our women’s and girls’ participation officer. Please contact hannah.warren@cambscricket.org.uk to continue your cricket journey 🏏

Underway at our first @DynamosCricket schools competition of the summer @BVCPhysicalEd with 8 teams taking part. Weather not feeling much like summer though 🥶#dynamosschools #dynamoscricket

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