Surrey Championship

The Surrey Championship is a cricket organisation in Surrey running 6 divisions for 1st & 2nd XI cricket, 4 for 3rd XI and 4 for 4th XI. Since 2000 it has been a designated ECB Premier League.[1]

The teams competing in the Premier Division in 2020 will be: Ashtead, Banstead, East Molesey, Esher, Normandy, Reigate Priory, Sunbury, Cranleigh, Weybridge, and Wimbledon.

HistoryEdit

The competition was founded in 1968 by 17 clubs within Surrey, the idea to create a more competitive form of club cricket, rather than the friendly leagues that had previously been the formats for many clubs. The 17 founder member clubs were: Addiscombe, Banstead, Beddington, Cheam, Dulwich, East Molesey, Epsom, Guildford, Malden Wanderers, Mitcham, Old Emanuel, Old Whitgiftians, Purley, Spencer, Streatham, Sunbury and Sutton. Up until 1977, there were only 1st XI and 2nd XI sections within the organisation. The Eve Group became the first sponsors of the competition in 1982, and kept that role for 19 seasons, until Castle Lager became sponsors in 2001. The current sponsors of the Championship are Travelbag, since 2016.

1st XI ChampionsEdit

1st XI Champions, 1968–1987
Year Club
1968 Sutton
1969 Epsom
1970 Mitcham
1971 Mitcham
1972 Guildford
1973 Mitcham
1974 Dulwich
1975 Dulwich
1976 Dulwich
1977 Malden Wanderers
1978 Mitcham
1979 Epsom
1980 East Molesey
1981 Wimbledon
1982 Epsom
1983 Esher
1984 Wimbledon
1985 Wimbledon
1986 Banstead
1987 Guildford
1st XI Champions, 1988–2007
Year Club
1988 Sunbury
1989 Malden Wanderers
1990 Cheam
1991 Sutton
1992 Wimbledon
1993 Esher
1994 Esher
1995 Wimbledon
1996 Esher
1997 Wimbledon
1998 Sunbury
1999 Weybridge
2000 Wimbledon
2001 Guildford
2002 Wimbledon
2003 Weybridge
2004 Weybridge
2005 Reigate Priory
2006 Sutton
2007 Reigate Priory
1st XI Champions, 2008–2021
Year Club
2008 Reigate Priory
2009 Sutton
2010 Reigate Priory
2011 Wimbledon
2012 Wimbledon
2013 Wimbledon
2014 Reigate Priory
2015 Sunbury
2016 Sunbury
2017 Normandy
2018 Weybridge
2019 East Molesey
2020 League suspended
2021 East Molesey

Performance by season from 2000Edit

Key
Gold Champions
Red Relegated
Performance by season, from 2000
Club 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Ashtead 5 9 6 7 3 6 8
Bank of England 10
Banstead 3 2 5 7 8 10 8 4 5 4 6 10 5 3 9
Beddington 8 10
Camberley 10
Cheam 9 6 9 10
Cobham Avorians [a] 9 6 5 4 9
Cranleigh 6 10 10
Dulwich 8 7 8 9
East Molesey 9 8 8 8 1 1
Esher 7 4 8 5 6 3 9 8 4
Farnham 10 4 5 9
Guildford 5 1 2 4 10 3 7 7 6 7 6 5 7 8 7 7 9 10
Leatherhead 6 10
Malden Wanderers 9 8 7 7 10 2 7 10 6 10
Normandy 6 5 2 8 2 10 4 9 2 5 1 9 7
Reigate Priory 8 5 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 2 1 3 3 4 1 4 2 3 2 2 6
Spencer 10 3 9 3 10 5 9
Sunbury 2 6 9 5 6 3 3 2 2 3 4 1 1 2 6 7 2
Sutton 4 7 7 10 1 4 8 1 8 7 7 8 3 5 9 7 9
Valley End 7 9 10
Weybridge 6 3 3 1 1 6 6 10 9 6 8 8 2 5 3 3 5 1 5 3
Wimbledon 1 8 1 3 2 5 4 3 4 5 2 1 1 1 2 6 4 4 4 4 5
References [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22][b] [23]
  1. ^ Cobham Avorians were simply called Avorians until 2005.
  2. ^ Coronavirus pandemic forced all formal competitive sporting activities to be suspended.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ List of ECB Premier Leagues Archived 2008-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Club Cricket Yearbook 2006
  3. ^ Club Cricket Yearbook 2006
  4. ^ Club Cricket Yearbook 2006
  5. ^ Club Cricket Yearbook 2006
  6. ^ Club Cricket Yearbook 2006
  7. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2005".
  8. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2006".
  9. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2007".
  10. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2008".
  11. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2009".
  12. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2010".
  13. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2011".
  14. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2012".
  15. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2013".
  16. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2014".
  17. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2015".
  18. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2016".
  19. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2017".
  20. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2018".
  21. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2019".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2020".
  23. ^ "Premier Division - 1st XI - 2021".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External linksEdit