Stogumber Cricket Club – Club History

With a proud tradition going back over 140 years Stogumber Cricket Club is one of the preeminent clubs in West Somerset with without doubt one of the best grounds in the area.

Stogumber Cricket Club was founded in 1875 and now boasts one of the best appointed grounds in the West Country. The pavilion and outfield act as tributes to the remarkable amount of work and effort put in by members and local people over the last few years.

Stogumber has a proud cricketing history, including such players as Jack White who played for England in 1929. However, support for the club dwindled and in the mid-seventies it ceased to play.

The club’s fortunes were revived in the mid-eighties using host grounds for their fixtures. In 1990 the present ground became available, purchased by a group of trustees and work began on the square. The pavilion took shape throughout the autumn of 1990 thanks to the skills of the Bryant, Hayes and Penny families.

The first match was played against Carhampton in the spring of 1991 and the official opening took place on Saturday May 14 1995 by Dennis Silk, Chairman of the Test and County Cricket Board, who brought a celebrity XI to play the home team.

Stogumber XI currently play in the First Division of the West Somerset League and the Second XI in the Fourth Division of the same league. The club also host friendlies on Sundays and mid-week. There is a junior team for under 13’s which plays on a Wednesday evening in their equivalent of the West Somerset League.