Wexford Wanderers Cricket Club was formed in 1976 with James O’Connor, Alan Lynch and Ted Doyle the leading figures behind the venture. The first competitive step came with a combination of Kilrane and Wanderers players entered the Leinster Intermediate Cup and winning it in 1996 in an exciting final against Mullingar.
The club entered two senior teams in Leinster leagues soon after and have performed greatly ever since the debut. The year 2002 brought a tremendous season with 1st XI winning Leinster Middle Cup and 2nd XI winning Leinster Intermediate league. Some recent achievements include: 1st XI Leinster Div 7 and Wallace Cup runners up (2017); Leinster Div 6 champions (2018) and Wallace Cup winners (2018); Middle Cup runners up (2019) and 2nd XI winning Minor cup (2019).
One of the most pleasing aspects of Wanderers is the number of members playing from various nationalities throughout the globe and this makes for a rich cultural mix in the club.
Over the years Wanderers have played many touring sides, majority of them from Wales, Scotland and England. We have also hosted the Italian National team and other teams from Canada and Australia.
Brian Cross was a great cricketer who played for Wexford Wanderers and Phoenix Cricket Club in Dublin. With all his contributions in cricket for both clubs and following his sad demise, both clubs came together to organize and play for the ‘Crossy Cup’ in his memory, each time both teams faced off in league competitions. Wanderers were the recent winners in 2019 with 1st XI skipper getting presented the cup from his wife Frances.
The club has always provided and encouraged youth cricket going back to the earliest years and many youngsters have come through the rank to play important roles on the senior teams. Herbie Honohan and Peter Hudson in tandem look after the youth cricket in the club as well as promote youth cricket in Wexford county, with the support of Cricket Leinster and Wexford Sports Active.
The recent attraction with youth cricket and development is to award the Crossy Cup to the winners of Co. Wexford Primary Schools competition in the near future.