Founded in 1859, Bath Cricket Club is now a leading community cricket club which has been designated a focus club by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to be a hub of the community network for cricket development, particularly for the benefit of children and young people. In 2003, the Club converted from a private members club to a charity to consolidate and enhance its community role. The Club has achieved Clubmark Accreditation by demonstrating that best practices are in place to develop and deliver high quality community cricket in a safe, effective and child-friendly way.
The Club has around 700 members, including about 110 senior players and 230 young cricketers. Cricket practice and playing is provided for both men and women, and for both boys and girls.
Cricketers of all abilities are encouraged to realise their personal potential and to contribute to team success. All players have access to professional coaching from a team of ECB coaches with qualifications from level one to four. 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 13 age-group youth squads (U11, U13 and U15) for boys and girls; at senior level, there are 8 teams - Four Saturday teams and one on Sunday, with two female teams at weekends and a mid-week side.