Abbots Leigh Cricket Club
Address: Abbots Leigh Road, Bristol, BS8 3QD.
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Abbots Leigh Cricket Club was founded in 1890 on the outskirts of Bristol.
It survived two World Wars and has won one Somerset Cup.
Leigh are on the crest of a wave following back-to-back promotions in recent years, which sees them competing in Bristol & District Division Two in 2014.
The club currently runs two senior teams competing in the Bristol & District League and is actively working towards a brighter future, involving a new youth set-up and an overhaul of their facilities at their HQ just up the road from the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
As well as Saturday league cricket, they play 40-over Sunday friendlies and midweek Twenty20s and they love an opportunity to fire up the BBQ on their sun-soaked terrace before washing it down with a few pints of Ashton Press cider – courtesy of their sponsorship with Butcombe Brewery.
Arguably the club’s finest moment came when lifting the Somerset Minor Cup at Taunton’s County Ground in 1974, after defeating Kilve Cricket Club. Sadly, cup runs have been a thing of the past ever since.