The Ark-Tenn Cricket league (ATCL) was formed in 2006 to encourage the spread of cricket in the mid-south area. Although there were teams playing cricket in the area before (Tennis ball, Taped-Tennis ball, MRI ball, Season ball), there was no organized league before ATCL was formed.
The idea for ATCL was that there were teams in the Memphis area, Jonesboro, and Little Rock that were willing to travel about 2 hours to play a match. ATCL brought these teams together and formed a league that has grown from 5 teams at its inception to 15 teams today.
The founding teams for ATCL were JCC, CACA, LRCC, MCC and BCC.