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Milestones

1968
Formed by 17 Founder Member clubs, 1st and 2nd XI sections only: Addiscombe, Banstead, Beddington, Cheam, Dulwich, East Molesey, Epsom, Guildford, Malden Wanderers, Mitcham, Old Emanuel, Old Whitgiftians, Purley, Spencer, Streatham, Sunbury and Sutton.

1972
Increased to 19 clubs -Ashford and Honor Oak joined.

1977
3rd XI section introduced.

1980
Increased to 22 clubs in 1st and 2nd XI sections - Esher, Oatlands Park and Wimbledon joined.

1982
EVE GROUP plc commenced sponsorship of Championship.

1983
Two new balls per match introduced.

1987
Second Division of 18 clubs, 1st and 2nd XI sections added, with promotion and relegation introduced.
Panel of umpires installed to stand in 1st XI matches. Limitations on contracted and overseas players.

1988
Second Division sections increased to 22 clubs.
3rd XI section increased to 18 clubs.

1989
Second Division of 3rd Xl section introduced.

1990
3rd XI, Second Division increase in clubs.
Promotion and relegation introduced.

1991
SGM votes for Third Division, 1st and 2nd XIs, in 1992.

1992
3rd Xl, Division 3 introduced.

1993
3rd Xl, Division 1 reduced to 10 clubs playing on a home and away basis.

1994
Championship became members of League Cricket Conference.

1995
Division 2 and 3, 1st and 2nd XIs, re-formed in 1996.

1996
AGM votes to indemnify Executive Committee members against legal action.

1997
SGM votes to introduce a Premier Division and a First Division for 1st XIs, each of 10 clubs, to commence in 1999.

1998
SGM votes to delete the word 'amateur' from Rule 2.
Promotion and relegation with the Surrey County League to take effect from end of 1998 season.

1999
SGM votes to introduce a Premier Division and a First Division for 2nd XIs, each of 10 clubs, to commence in 2000.

2000
19th and final season of sponsorship from Eve Group plc. First website goes live.

2001
CASTLE LAGER becomes new Sponsor of Championship.

2002
Premier Division of 10 clubs for 3rd XIs commences.
New website in place.

2005
Commencement of six 10-club Divisions at all 1st and 2nd XI levels.

2006
SHEPHERD NEAME become sponsors of the Championship.
Scoresheets and statistics directly onto Surrey Championship Play-Cricket website.

2007
4th XI League commenced with one Eastern Division of 8 clubs.

2008
ECB Premier 1st XI only, half the itinerary (nine games) played as 50-over matches.

2008
4th XI League increased to 18 clubs in two Division called East and West with 9 clubs in each.

2009
Registrations on Play-Cricket for the Premier and First Division of 1st XIs.
Limited overs introduced for half the itinerary (nine games) for all 1st and 2nd XIs and Premier 3rd XIs.

2009
4th XI increased to 24 clubs in 3 Division, Premier, East and West with 8 clubs in each.

2010
4th XI increased to 30 clubs consisting of the Premier, East and West Divisions to 10 clubs in each.

2011
RYMAN commenced sponsorship of the Championship.
4th XI extended to 34 clubs in 4 Divisions. Premier, (10 clubs) Central (8 clubs), East(8 clubs), & West (8 clubs).

2012
4th XI increased to 36 clubs in the four Divisions. Premier, (10 clubs) Central (8 clubs), East (9 clubs), & West (9 clubs).
Umpires Panel expanded to cover Division 4.

Where next?

2015 Twenty20 All 1st XIs with a team in the Premier Division are entered automatically and their entrance fee is

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