At sometime in 1910, a group of like minded gentlemen decided to start a cricket team in Bagborough Village, we believe a lot of these gentlemen were members of the Bagborough Friendly Society. Once a year they would hold a Festival, they would meet outside the Rising Sun Inn and the Secretary, would call the roll, after this they would retire to the Parish Church for a service before the members would parade through the village, visiting the residences of some of the local prominent residents.
Our reasoning of the Friendly Society members starting the cricket club is that the 1910 Secretary, a Mr T Rich, as well as some other members, that have been found listed in the local paper (The Somerset County Gazette), have also been noted as players on some of the scorecards printed in the Gazette.
We have copies of some of these scorecards and you can find these here
One of the first games played by Bagborough was against a team from Halse (played on June 4th 1910) whether this game was played on our current ground or elsewhere we are not currently sure. The result which is the main thing, was a Win for Bagborough, batting first, Bagborough reached 150 all out, J Palmar scoring 101 not out, Halse were all out for 48.
More history of the early days of Bagborough Cricket Club, are as yet lost in the mists of time, well in Kinger's house, we are awaiting more time to do some more research.
The above cricket ball was donated to the club from the Somerset County Cricket Museum, it has a Round Silver Plaque attached celebrating Fred Sully's achievement of taking 100 Wickets in a season, during the 1949 season. Presented by a T. W.
Our Current Story
Bagborough CC is very much a social village cricket club with strong community links, playing our matches at Bagborough Park in the heart of West Bagborough Village on the slopes of the Quantock Hill's in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we have an enviable setting, having fantastic views from our ground towards the lower slopes as well as beyond. Many teams who visit us are envious of our outlook and position.
We have always and always are, pleased to welcome visiting teams from across the country and beyond (we have hosted a team from Canada), please contact our Fixture Secretary for details.
We currently run two Senior Weekend Teams, our First's (Bagborough A) playing in The West Somerset Cricket League, playing on a Saturday, our Second's playing their games on a Sunday in The Somerset County Sports Sunday Cricket League.
We also have members who turn out during the Weekend & Midweek to play in Friendlies against other Local Teams, as well as playing against Touring Teams. We also have some of our more Senior Junior members who play in our Taunton Based Last Man Standing Competition, also when available we play a team in any Under 17's Competition's either outdoors or indoors.
We also are active supporters of Junior level cricket we have teams that play in the Full Stop. Taunton & District Youth Cricket League at Under 11's, 13's and 15's these games are played over the weekend's either on a Friday Evening or on Sunday Morning's. From 2017 we have been active supporters of the ECB's newest cricket programme "All Stars Cricket" where under 8's are given special training to help them develop the skills required by older children to help them become cricketers of the future!
This Cricket Cap was donated to us by the son of the late Mr F Darlow, who played for us back in the '40s - '50s