West Monkton Cricket Club is a non-profit making organisation that regularly runs two teams in the West Somerset Cricket League. The Club holds affiliation with both the English Cricket Board and the Somerset Cricket Board. The Club is an integral part of the community offering sporting opportunities to local people.
One reason for the strength of the Club is that it has, for many years, encouraged local youngsters to participate in an informal manner but many have developed into fine senior player who are now leading the way in both teams.
As well as continuing to develop the men’s teams, the Club is aiming to promote accessible cricket within the West Monkton Parish adopting a more structured approach for:
- Establishment of youth teams for boys and girls in conjunction with the local schools structured around structured coaching and participation in the local youth leagues.
- Establishment of a women’s team with similar coaching and league participation.
- Development of the cricket ground itself to encourage access and to provide a social focus within the local community. We will aim to make the Club welcoming for the nearby residents and their families.
Provision of a non-turf pitch will support the development junior teams and will enable more cricket to be played by all teams in unsettled weather. This will also give the added opportunity for generating income as the ground can then be let out to organisations for their own business or “pub” teams.