The Forty Club is reputed to be the largest wandering cricket Club in the world. As a wandering or nomadic Club it does not own its own ground. The aim of the Club since 1936 has been ‘to take cricket to the schools’ by offering Schools (both State and Public) and Youth XIs fixtures against experienced cricketers who will encourage the young cricketers to play the game to the highest standards of performance and behaviour and in the best spirit of the game. The Forty Club currently plays some 130 fixtures a season against School and Youth sides throughout England Scotland and Wales.
Having been created originally for players of over 40 years of age, and being the leading UK cricket club created for that purpose, the Forty Club now accepts full membership from players of 35 and older and – and in a trial that began in 2013 – associate membership from players of 18 years and older.
The logo of the Forty Club is XL – Roman numerals for 40 as well as the heart of the message that the Club wishes to impart to young cricketers in the earlier seasons of their cricketing experience.