Clevedon Cricket Club have confirmed Matt Carpenter has been appointed first team captain while Jack Davey has been named as second team skipper.

Carpenter will be taking over the role from Cam Harding while Davey will inherit the position from Mark Bibbing

Both appointments were made at last week's Annual General Meeting as Clevedon look return to WEPL One in their 150th season in 2024.

The third team have moved from a Saturday to a Sunday to play in the in the regional North Somerset league with Bristol.

Clevedon are also happy to announce the return of first team coach, Paul Unwin, from New Zealand after his spell with the club last year.

The club are working hard on and off the pitch to develop the clubhouse and playing squads with more news set to be announced sometime soon.

“We’re extremely excited and optimistic about our 150th year as one of the leading cricket clubs in the south-west," said chairman Marc Jenkins.

“We’d like to place and record our thanks to former, captains, Cam Harding and Mark Bibbing, With the former, moving on to a new adventure. They both led their teams superbly and have set us in great shape for the coming season.

“However, we are also very proud to have appointed two Clevedon born and bred cricket players to Lead their respective squads in the 2024 season. It’s testament to the incredible youth set up We have developed here at Clevedon, and we and we couldn’t be happier to have these two brilliant cricketers drive us forward.

"Aside from the playing side of things, we now have changed our license and will be operating to the wider community under the stewardship of our new bar manager, Matt Read. 

"To celebrate our 150th year we have a mega summer planned. We can’t reveal too much about these events at the moment, but please keep an eye on our social media and more to stay in touch with the plans. 

"We must stress the events and the bar are open to the entire community. We are not just a cricket club, we are a community hub."