Welcome to The FORTY CLUB website

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.

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The Districts

South District (SO) (Channel Islands, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire, Berkshire) Ian Henderson
West District (WE) (Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, City of Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset) (Currently vacant. Please direct your enquiry to the Club Secretary)
West Midlands District (WM) (Hereford & Worcester, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, City of Birmingham, Shropshire) Roger Wickson
Wales District (WA) (Dyfed, Gwent, Glamorgan, Powys) Peter Owens
Surrey & West Sussex District (SX) (Surrey, West Sussex, South West London) Richard Bennett
North West District (NW) (Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Gwynnedd, Clwyd, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland) John Sharples
North Thames District (NT) (Greater London north of the Thames, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire) Ilija Krunic
North East District (NE) (Northumbria, Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland, Yorkshire) Tony Sheppard
Kent & East Sussex District (CP) (Kent, East Sussex, South East London) Ron Hart
Eastern Counties District (EC) (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Essex) Robert Smith
East Midlands District (EM) (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland) Peter Mason
Scotland District (SC) (Scotland) Colin Neill
XL Club Region Map XL Club Region Map Scotland North East North West Wales South West Midlands Eastern East Midlands West North Thames Surrey Kent

Latest News

The first semi final will be played between SX and WA, and will be played at Swindon CC [The County Ground, County Road, Swindon SN1 2ED] on the 3rd September.  Play is expected to start at 1.00pm. The second semi final will be between NW and WM and the plan – yet to be confirmed ...
It is the Forty Club’s turn to host the tournament next year. The following Clubs have been suggested as suitable to stage the event:  Newport CC in Wales: Neston CC on the Wirral in Cheshire: Kibworth CC in Leicestershire: Woodford Wells CC in Essex: Horsley & Send CC in Surrey:  and Folkestone CC in Kent. ...
There is a feeling or attitude held by some that their Club, the Forty Club,  has nothing to say. Cricket clubs that say nothing sell nothing.  We want to grow the participation in our game: we want to grow our own membership and our subscriber base: we want to increase the playing membership of the ...