Grade cricket is a new invention to the CW system, inspired by the Australian competition with the same name. There are ten teams who compete for the CW Grade Cup, and all CW players are invited to participate. If a player is not picked for his Dev League game, he will automatically be given a game for his grade side. The grade side will also feature amateurs taken in from neighbouring countries, although registered CW members will always have preference.
Every CW player who does not specifically say so will be assigned to a team, who will compete for the CW Grade Cup - a maximum of nine CW players can play in each side, and a minimum of two. The players after each team took part last season.
- Davistow Darters: (9) DJ Watt, DM Kennett, NS Hoy, RA Langley, DJ Comley, NL Patrick, DA Kearsley, HG Warwick, GS Gooljar
- Nixonstown Foxes: (8) JR Gray, MJC Currie, I Markus, AL Feeney, MJ Pitt, PG Gundry, AJ Fensome, A Crampton
- Pickford Panthers: (8) NS Pickup, TC Halsey, CB Benjamin, PE Young, SE Fuller, MW de Silva, GM Roberts, Bharanidharan
- Greater Robbham Grooters: (8) RJ Dauth, MJ Robbins, AP Chaulk, GKK Dobson, PR Sajith, CD McKern, NG Scott, MT Mitchell
- Gofftown Tigers: (8) BJ Goff, RJ Malone, JB Malthus-Howell, S Jasotharan, GM Thomas, RGEWS Cribb, BV Vaughan, TJ Demeza
- Stedingham Jets: (8) SA Bennett, CL Kalmar, CR Butler, T Loganathan, AA Cameron, T Mamesh, JE Stedman, SC Popat
- Twybridge Titans: (8) JP McNamara, A Crampton, TV Weber, AS Das, SJ Burke, NR Hancock, RJ Malone, BL Wilshere
- Edfield Seahawks: (8) H Mørk, DP Towns, NA Borcich, DK Rai, GN Nayak, G Nayak, P Bharat, MS Smith
- Campsfield Braves: (8) LA Camps, AAA Collins, MW Wilson, DY Dubb-Lynch, AJ Blackman, KS Wright, DS Singh, D Jellett
- Garven Island Sharks: (9) DP Richards, AJ Garven, AP Cloete, BC Cunningham, XPA Rose, A Lezama, SG Fitzsimmons, S Jones, CP Thompson
After each Dev League match, the simmers (me and David Kennett) go through the players who have not been picked for the recent round of Dev League games, and use those players for the next round in the grade league. So there's just as many opportunities to play - and even the players in the teams with byes are allowed to play (unless orders come from higher up, such as the team captain or the CWBCC, that the players are to be rested).