Spaxton Cricket Club – Club History

Formed in 1892 we believe, after 130 years of competitive cricket, Spaxton Cricket Club to be one of Somerset’s longest standing village cricket clubs. The Club is fully affiliated to the Somerset Cricket Foundation and play in the Monmouth Scientific League.

Our club has been managed for the last 40 years by life member Keith Bellinger; Keith remains to this day our club Captain. Along with his wife Kim, the Bellingers are linchpins of our club and have held many key roles to keep the club thriving; ranging from Club Captain, Groundsman, Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, Tea Lady and all roles in between.  

For many years the club has relied on the generosity of Keith and Kim. Following a kind donation in 1992, from a local farmer, the club has been run on a very modest budget often having to decline progression due to lack of funds.

With Keith approaching the end of his playing days several of the team have decided to take it upon themselves to perform the key committee roles and future proof the club for decades to come. We are doing this with the full support of Keith, and the club, and hope it will allow Keith to enjoy his cricket (with no club admin on his to do list) and carry on his umpiring duties.

Due to our local proximity to surrounding clubs of Bridgwater, Taunton and Wembdon we often see our players progressing up through the ranks and joining these clubs to play at a higher level.

This year (2022) has seen the club’s largest transformation to date with our newly elected committee, ground improvements, an introduction of a new membership structure and an influx of players that we hope will continue to project the club forward.

As a result of the transformation the club is surrounded by a new positivity that will allow us to recruit new players of all ages/genders and abilities. Our wish is to see cricket being played in Spaxton for many generations to come.