Club Cricket Conference

Wednesday, 22nd May 2024

Representing the Club Cricket Conference

Our cricket appeals to those players who aspire to play competitive representative cricket for pleasure at the highest amateur levels or those who may have focused on their academic studies or a non cricketing career but are now seeking a pathway into the professional game.

Member clubs are invited to nominate playing candidates on the downloadable nomination form which should be completed and sent to Stan Nicholson.

In recent years the Conference has broadened substantially the opportunities afforded to players within its Member clubs.  A major expansion in the CCC match programme now provides a wider range of opportunities.  An Under 25 XI, plays most of its matches during the university summer holidays and provides the opportunity to progress to the full Conference Representative XI. A President’s XI fulfils some of the Conference’s historic fixtures and those honouring clubs’ major milestones such as 100th and 150th anniversaries.

Amongst the fixtures which have been confirmed so far for 2024, our Representative XI start with 2 x T20 overs matches against Hampshire 2nd XI, then 50/50 overs matches v British Police CC, World Sports Xchange, The Army CC, London Schools Cricket Academy, and MCC. The U-25s play Free Foresters Academy, and Sharks Cricket Academy. Our Presidents XI will play against Ealing CC (our 2024 President's club), and a competitive anniversary match against Southend-on-Sea CC (100th), The full list of fixtures (& archived results) can be found on the Conference XIs/Fixtures dropdown.

To play for the Representative XIs of the Club Cricket Conference is to play amongst the pre-eminent club cricketers of the era. Selection is highly competitive with a field of choice of some 10,000 players within the Member clubs of the Conference.  .

The Conference fields 4 distinct XIs.

Representative XI: These are the strongest sides the Conference can field against powerful opposition. 

Presidents XI:  This is an XI which honours traditional and goodwill fixtures and often provides the opportunity for new players to show their worth.

U-25 XI:  This XI has a varied age guide to suit the the nature of the opposition. It also has a growing fixture list and provides a pathway for young players to the full Representative XI.

Touring XIs:  Tourists are selected from the players who have demonstrated their skills and commitment to the Conference.