Barbados Cricket Association
The Barbados Cricket Association is the ruling body for cricket in Barbados. The BCA was established in 1933 by an Act of Parliament to replace the Barbados Cricket Challenge Cup Committee, which had administered Barbadian cricket since its formation in 1892. The current president is Joel Garner.
Of the seven teams which participate in the inaugural season in 1892, four are still competing today – Lodge, Harrison College, Pickwick and Wanderers. From this small beginning the cricket fraternity has grown to such an extent that there are now 128 teams representing 82 clubs participating in the BCA's competitions.
The Barbados Cricket Association organizes cricket from the level of Under-13 Juniors to Test matches which it coordinates on behalf of the West Indies Cricket Board. The traditional domestic season now begins in May and concludes in December, the regional first-class season runs from January to March, and the international season begins in March and now extends through June.
From its earliest days Barbados has been renowned for the quality and calibre of its cricketers producing cricketers such as Challenor, Martindale, Weekes, Sobers, Hall. The teams dominate regional cricket, having won the regional championship on more than one occasion and this prowess has been transferred into the West Indies team.
Division 1 championship
Clubs competing in the 2012 Elite Division championship. The 2011 championship was won by UWI.
|Club||Home ground||2011 position|
|Barbados Youth||Lester Vaughan, Cane Garden||12|
|Carlton||Desmond Haynes Oval, Black Rock||8|
|Maple||Trents, St James||2|
|Pickwick||Foursquare Oval, St Philip||7|
|St Catherine||Bayfield, St Philip||3|
- Holder, Keith (28 April 2012). "Now Elite replaces long-standing First division as major BCA three-day league championship". Barbados Cricket Association. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- Barbados Cricket Association - official site
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