Guernsey Cricket Board (GCB) is the body that has sole control of all ‘things’ cricket in the Bailiwick (Alderney, Guernsey, Herm and Sark) having been formed to oversee the process that saw Guernsey become an Associate member of the International Cricket Council in 2008.
Prior to the creation of the GCB, cricket was administered on the island by the Guernsey Cricket Association (GCA), which was formed in 1927. The GCA was manned by volunteers and oversaw evening and weekend cricket played by local teams drawn from residents of the island. The earliest record of cricket in Guernsey goes back to at least 1866. One of the earliest fixtures that still continues today is the annual Inter Insular match against Jersey which dates back to 1950.
Currently 28 teams play some 250 games on week nights from April to September (16ovs – 20ovs) whilst, 12 weekend teams compete over 40-50 overs during the same period both on Guernsey, and inter island with Jersey teams.
Guernsey competes in the ICC World Cricket League, and in the new world of T20, Guernsey competes in Division 1 of the ICC Europe T20 World Cup Qualifier Championships. At junior level Guernsey is represented at Under 19 in ICC Europe Division 2. Additionally Guernsey is represented at all age levels from U9 up and plays both within the Channel Islands and in the UK.
The GCB employs 4 full-time staff across coaching, grounds and management/administration duties, plus relies upon a wide volunteer group.
There are 3 grass squares on Guernsey at KGV, Port Soif and College Field. Each of these also has an artificial mat and, further mats are played on at Memorial Field, La Mare de Carteret and Les Varendes.
ICC Tournament History
2008 ICC Europe Division 2 (Second)
2009 ICC World Cricket League 7 (Second)
2009 ICC World Cricket League 6 (Third)
2010 ICC Europe Division 2 (First)
2011 ICC Europe Division 1 T20 (Third)
2011 ICC World Cricket League 6 (First)
2012 ICC World Cricket League 5 (Third)
2013 ICC Europe Division 1 T20 (Third)
2014 ICC World Cricket League 5 (Fifth)
2015 ICC Europe Division 1 T20 (Fourth)
2015 ICC World Cricket League 6 (First)
2016 ICC World Cricket League 5 (Third)
2017 ICC World Cricket League 5 (South Africa)
2018 ICC T20 World Cup Europe Division 2 (Second)
2019 ICC T20 World Cup Europe Division 2 (Fifth)
The Guernsey Cricket Board is a Limited by Guarantee (LBG) Company and is registered accordingly in Guernsey (Company No. 44609).
The Guernsey Cricket Board is a Registered Charity (CH299) as required by The Charities and Non Profit Organisations (Guernsey) Law, 2008.
The Guernsey Cricket Board is registered with the Association of Guernsey Charities (405).