Welcome to the Cardiff Casuals Virtual Clubhouse
In 1993, a group of players, dissatisfied with the authoritarian
one-man leadership of the club they played for, broke away
and wrote a constitution
for a democratic club that would allow members to play cricket
in a friendly and mutually supportive atmosphere that would
never allow the objective of winning matches to drive out
all other considerations.
spent our first five years as a strictly non-league club,
playing only friendly games; then in 1999, in need of more
reliable mid-week fixtures, we joined Cardiffs Willow
League which is also supposed to be run without
letting competitiveness get out of hand.
The full Club Constitution (with Kaaadiff Langwidge Translation)
can be found in About Us - it's
key features are Equality of Opportunity and The
Right to Fail . This means that ALL paid-up members
are entitled to their fair share of playing opportunities,
and players dont get dropped (though they
may be rested). Dont get us wrong, the right
to fail is not a duty ! We enjoy winning and do our best to
do so within these guiding principles.
We elect our committee each year at our AGM, and by tradition,
Captains serve for a maximum of two consecutive seasons.
Membership is open to players who agree to support these
objectives. Guest players sometimes join us, but naturally,
paid-up members have priority in selection, and normally,
the Captain can only select non-members when members are unavailable.
We allow newcomers just introduced to the club their first
game (or off-season net) free-of charge. If you like these
rules and youd like to join us click
Regrettably, due to the social nature of the club, we are
unable to accept players under the age of 18, other than in
exceptional circumstances. Youth Policy - click