AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE SOMERSET WEST COMMUNITY FOR OVER 100 YEARS...
The club Boasts four senior men's teams and two ladies teams in the Western Province Leagues. The club has one social side called the "Oaks".
The club has a large junior section consisting close to 200 junior members. This section ranges from Mini Cricket, U9, U10, U11 U12 and U13. WE are building up our youth section witch is from U14 to U17. The youth section is the feeder group to the senior teams.
Our in-house food and beverage consists of a Bat & Bean Cafe (Specializing in Pizzas) and a fully stocked "Castle Corner" Bar (In Memory of Vince Castle).
Is a proudly inclusive and community based cricket club founded in 1891.
Our main ground and clubhouse are situated in Radloff Park at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain with the Hottentots Holland Mountain range in the distance.
Afforded the nickname "Little Newlands" it is a gorgeous setting for cricket - described by some cricket commentators as the most beautiful club for cricket in South Africa.
SWCC has a very strong junior, ladies and senior section with representation in most of the WPCA leagues.
Founded in 1891, Somerset West Cricket Club has deep roots in the community and is one of the oldest cricket clubs in South Africa. With over 500 active members the club has played a central part in the growth and prosperity of Somerset West and has a long and interesting history intertwined with the town.
Our President, Andy Boyd, writes…
“Somerset West is one of the founder members of the then Western Province Cricket Union, which became the Western Province Cricket Association with unification in 1992.
The club was founded in 1891, and played their cricket at the De Beers soccer grounds in Paardevlei.
The club moved its grounds to Radloff Park at the end of the 1960’s thanks to the work done by three members: Mr Arthur Kamp who was or became president of the club thereafter, Mr Bill Bellingan (affectionately known as Uncle Bill), who became vice president and Mr Alan Olsen, who became honorary life president. All three were made life members and were instrumental in the financing and zoning of the land for the club.
The club started at Radloff park with a corrugated-tin tea shack on the A-field under the oak tree to the right of the A-field, in front of the existing nets. The clubhouse followed thereafter. The original nets were two concrete nets outside the embankment, more or less opposite the existing tarmac area. The new net facilities were built in the early 1980’s and then extended again some years later to what it is currently.
The original clubhouse was a small kitchen and bar, about half the size of the existing kitchen and bar area, two mens changing rooms and a ladies toilet. What is now the main hall area where one sits to watch TV and where we sit when having meetings, used to be grass.
So the club really has come a long way in 100 or so years and holds some wonderful memories for me. I have every faith the club will go from strength to strength in the next 100 years and remain an integral part of the Somerset West community.”
This section of the website is dedicated to those individuals and companies who have donated their time and money to the club and to recognize their contributions.
We would like to acknowledge and thank all those companies who have help grow our club. Without these community driven companies we would not be where we are today.
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