The Forty Club

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The Forty Club (XL) is an English cricket club, established by Henry Grierson in 1936, that plays matches against schools with the aim of developing and encouraging cricket in schools. The players were originally required to be over 40 years old, though that has now been reduced to 35. Further, for the years 2013/14 the age bar has been removed completely as a move to encourage all age groups. It is reputed to be the largest wandering cricket club in the world. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is the club's patron. Currently it enjoys some 140 fixtures against schools and youth XIs each season, plus a further 75 or 80 fixtures against clubs during the school holidays.[1]


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