In 1993 the National Cricket Association introduced a British Isles Championship comprising Ireland, Scotland, Wales and a club cricket England XI known initially as England NCA. A serious purpose of NCA was to give the opportunity for Club cricketers to represent their country. The competition continued to 2001 with various changes to the England name whereupon ECB dropped it.

It was unfortunate that it was never expanded to include Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man. Further neither ECB nor ICC Europe wanted to administer such a competition so it was dropped..

ECB officials were always puzzled by an England Club Cricket XI changing its name and seeking alterations to the qualification criteria seeking to introduce First Class County 2nd XI players who played club cricket when available on Saturdays. The final version ECB XI which had played against visiting Test match touring sides was also dropped by ECB. Since when there has been no England National Club Cricket representative XI.

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