Southern Premier Cricket League

The Southern Premier Cricket League is the top level of competition for recreational club cricket in central southern England. The League was founded in 1969 under the name Southern Cricket League, and in 2000 it adopted the name Southern Premier Cricket League when it became an ECB Premier League.[1]

Southern Premier Cricket League
Countries England
AdministratorHampshire Cricket Board
First edition1969
Current championBashley Rydal
Most successfulHavant (14 Titles)
Relegation toDivision One

The league primarily covers Hampshire, but also has clubs from Dorset, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex, and Wiltshire. In the past there have also been clubs from Berkshire.

The league runs a Premier Division, Division One, Division Two and a Division Three. Relegated teams from Division Three are relegated into the Hampshire Cricket League.

2019 member clubsEdit

WinnersEdit

Year Premier Division Division One Division Two Division Three
1969 Trojans
1970 Old Tauntonians
1971 The Deanery
1972 Old Tauntonians
1973 Old Tauntonians
1974 The Deanery
1975 Havant
1976 Havant
1977 The Deanery
1978 Havant
1979 The Deanery
1980 Havant
1981 The Deanery
1982 The Deanery
1983 Lymington
1984 Bournemouth
1985 Lymington
1986 South Hants Touring Club
1987 South Hants Touring Club
1988 Winchester
1989 Old Tauntonians
1990 South Wilts
1991 Havant
1992 Hursley Park
1993 Portsmouth
1994 United Services Portsmouth
1995 Winchester Krakatoa Simmarians
1996 Bournemouth
1997 Havant
1998 Hungerford
1999 Hungerford
2000 Havant Liphook and Ripsley Old Basing
2001 BAT Sports Portsmouth Winchester Krakatoa Simmarians
2002 Havant Hampshire Academy Purbrook
2003 BAT Sports Old Tauntonians and Romsey Alton
2004 South Wilts Ventnor Rowledge
2005 BAT Sports Ventnor Purbrook
2006 BAT Sports Ventnor Burridge
2007 Havant Ventnor Old Tauntonians and Romsey
2008 Havant Ventnor Hartley Wintney
2009 Havant Rowledge Paultons
2010 Bournemouth Andover Portsmouth
2011 Havant Ventnor Old Tauntonians and Romsey
2012 South Wilts Sarisbury Athletic Liphook and Ripsley
2013 South Wilts Burridge Basingstoke and North Hants Portsmouth
2014 South Wilts Sarisbury Athletic Rowledge Bashley (Rydal) II
2015 South Wilts New Milton Portsmouth South Wilts II
2016 Havant Andover Calmore Sports Langley Manor
2017 Havant Calmore Sports Old Tauntonians and Romsey Waterlooville
2018 St Cross Symondians Bournemouth Sparsholt Fair Oak
2019 Bashley Rydal Hook and Newnham Basics Totton and Eling Bashley Rydal II

Havant - 14 Deanery - 6 South Wilts - 6 BAT Sports - 4 Old Tauntonians - 4 Bournemouth - 3 Hungerford - 2 Lymington - 2 South Hants Touring Club -2 Bashley Rydal - 1 Hursley Park - 1 Portsmouth - 1 St. Cross Symondians - 1 Trojans - 1 United Services Portsmouth - 1

Source:[2]

Performance by season from 2000Edit

Key
Gold Champions
Red Relegated
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Alton 9 7 9 6 7 6 5 9 3 8 6 9 9 8
Andover 1 4 8 8 7 8 9 6 10 10 10
Bashley (Rydal) 7 3 3 5 5 5 2 6 7 7 5 9 2 3 6 3 3 2 7 1
Basingstoke and North Hants 4 10
Bournemouth 5 5 5 2 6 3 5 4 5 5 1 2 10 10 2
Burridge 9 7 10 8 9 2 6 2 6
Calmore Sports 2 4 9 10
Cove 10
Hampshire Academy 3 4 7 7 2 4 4 2 5 9 5 4 4 9 8 3 5
Havant 1 2 1 4 2 6 3 1 1 1 8 1 3 2 2 2 1 1 6 7
Hungerford 8 10
Hursley Park 10 8 9 10
Liphook and Ripsley 9 6 8 9 8 10
Lymington 8 9 7 6 6 7 5 5 4 8 4
New Milton 7 7 10
Old Tauntonians and Romsey 10
Portsmouth 7 9 7 4 6 10
St Cross Symondians 5 8 9 6 4 4 8 9 6 8 5 1 2
Sarisbury Athletic 10
South Wilts 6 6 4 6 1 2 4 8 2 2 3 3 1 1 1 1 4 3 5 3
Totton and Eling 1 3 1 2 1 3 1 1 3 3 3 4 8 7 7 10
Ventnor 10 8 4 5 7 10
[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21]
^1 — Andover were relegated in 2005 because their ground failed to meet requirements
^2 — Totton and Eling were called BAT Sports until after the 2006 season

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ List of ECB Premier Leagues Archived 2008-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Southern League Champions 1969-1999".
  3. ^ "Division One - 2000".
  4. ^ "Division One - 2001".
  5. ^ "Division One - 2002".
  6. ^ "Division One - 2003".
  7. ^ "Division One - 2004".
  8. ^ "Division One - 2005".
  9. ^ "Division One - 2006".
  10. ^ "Division One - 2007".
  11. ^ "Division One - 2008".
  12. ^ "Division One - 2009".
  13. ^ "Division One - 2010".
  14. ^ "Division One - 2011".
  15. ^ "Division One - 2012".
  16. ^ "ECB Premier Division - 2013".
  17. ^ "ECB Premier Division - 2014".
  18. ^ "ECB Premier Division - 2015".
  19. ^ "ECB Premier Division - 2016".
  20. ^ "ECB Premier Division - 2017".
  21. ^ "ECB Premier Division - 2018".

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