Founded in 1859, Bath Cricket Club is now a leading community cricket club which has been designated a focus club by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to be a hub of the community network for cricket development, particularly for the benefit of children and young people. In 2003, the Club converted from a private members club to a charity to consolidate and enhance its community role. The Club has achieved Clubmark Accreditation by demonstrating that best practices are in place to develop and deliver high quality community cricket in a safe, effective and child-friendly way.
Bath Cricket Club is supervised by a Management Committee comprising of seven elected and voluntary Members (Trustees) and is operated with the support of many active volunteers and a dedicated professional staff.
The Club owns the freehold of its main North Parade ground located at the centre of the city in the heart of the World Heritage Site. Facilities include a fifteen-pitch square, together with three artificial and 14 grass practice pitches, a LED scoreboard and a clubhouse with hospitality (food & drink) services; there is also ample car parking. The Club's other ground, the Brownsword Ground, is situated on the northern edge of the city next to Beckford Tower. This second ground has a twelve-pitch square, together with non-turf practice pitches, a pavilion and machinery store.
The Club hosts around 90 senior and 80 youth matches each season which which host around 2000 players in total. Guest matches are also held, including ECB regional competitions and county representative teams. In 2007, the Club hosted a Twenty20 Cricket Event including two Womens International matches (England v New Zealand) and a disabilities match (England Learning Difficulties v ECB Physical Disabilities) and, in 2008, an England v India Womens ODI; girls' taster sessions were run as a community contribution to complement the elite matches.