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Ashcott & Shapwick C.C.is affiliated to the Somerset Cricket Board and to the governing body for cricket, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). It has been designateed as Focus Club by the SCB

The Club has Clubmark status which is awarded to clubs that prioritise junior development as a means of creating high quality community club cricket scheme and the requirements include the implementation of the ECB Child Protection guidelines and the need to demonstrate Equity of Opportunity for all members

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Origins

helmetThe Ashcott & Shapwick Cricket Club is thought to have been established in 1921 or 1922 - no-one is sure of the exact date - and, in the early days, home matches were played on Bath Road in the village of Ashcott. In 1945 the Club moved to its present home in Northbrook Road, Shapwick. Friendly matches were played on Saturdays and Sundays until 1975 when the Saturday team entered the Somerset Cricket League. Shortly afterwards a Saturday 2nd XI was formed, joining the Somerset League in 1982 while the Sunday team continued to play friendly fixtures except for the period from 1996 to 2007 when it played in the Mid Wessex League. The Junior section was formed in 1991 when an Under 11 team entered the Taunton & District Youth League.

Recent History

The Club has enjoyed a period of unprecedented success in the 21st century. Since 2003 the 1st XI have been promoted six times and has progressed from the middle divisions of the Somerset Cricket League to the West of England Premier League (WEPL) Premier One Division which is contested by the leading 10 clubs in the four counties of Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. During the same period they have won the Somerset Minor K.O.Cup, the South West division of the National Village Cup and in 2013, were runners-up in the Somerset Major Cup, the Taunton area Baker Cup and the West of England division of the Netional 20/20 K.O.Cup.

The 2nd XI has also progressed from the middle reaches of the Somerset Cricket League to play in the top tier of 2nd XI cricket in the WEPL competition. In the main this success has been achieved by players developed in the Club's own Junior section, many of whom have represented Somerset and the West of England at age group level