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.

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) Cliff Hayward
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

If anyone would like to see the SGS photos taken at the Quadrangular Tournament at Newport CC, here is a large selection! Pictures of Piet Verkroost – spectator :   impressions of the tournament http://www.sgs-cricket.nl/3-landentournooi/images-3Ltournooien/images-3Ltournooi-2015/PVerkroost/PVerkroost.html Pictures of Gerda Heshusius – wife of one of the SGS players : impressions of the tournament too : http://www.sgs-cricket.nl/3-landentournooi/images-3Ltournooien/images-3Ltournooi-2015/Gerda/Gerda.html http://www.sgs-cricket.nl/3-landentournooi/images-3Ltournooien/images-3Ltournooi-2015/20150720/20150720MA.html ...
We regret to inform members of the death last Saturday of Phil Clark, XL member and umpire. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hazel at this difficult time.
A very successful day was held on Wednesday at Pleasington Golf Club near Chorley in Lancashire, even though the rain intervened in the afternoon. Those who teed off in the morning had a definite advantage! Having already been nominated by NW district as their Forty Club trophy winners, Ormskirk School ‘did the double’ by winning the ...