We are a progressive cricket club, based in a small village in South Norfolk. We have 3 senior men's teams, a Colt's team, a women's team and 6 junior teams, from Under 8's to Under 15's. Our Saturday 1st & 2nd XI’s are members of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance.
The excellence of our junior development and commitment to excellent standards are recognised by the award of ClubMark by the ECB. We continue to invest in quality coaches to develop the playing standards of all our cricketers. We are also dedicated to improving our facilities and by next season will have in place a new artificial practice wicket on the square and a new double bay net facility.
We would like to ask all members to try to contribute what you can in terms of time, commitment, ideas, practice, coaching and support as we once again look to take the club forward in 2014.
If you are interested in joining our progressive and friendly club then please contact Club Chairman James Goodfellow at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always on the look out for quality and committed cricketers at all levels. Our Women's team is particularly keen to attract new recruits and as always new junior cricketers are very welcome in readiness for the start of the 2014 season.
The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme 'Clubmark' to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure.
Cricket clubs can play a key role in the successful delivery of Building Partnerships – cricket's strategic plan for 2006-2009 - by supporting the delivery and implementation of the following programmes:
The ECB Clubmark and community cricket clubs play a central role in all of these programmes and Clubmark will provide the standards that clubs involved in these programmes will aspire to.
In addition, it is expected that clubs who achieve the ECB Clubmark will be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and commitment to club cricket in England and Wales.
By registering to work towards ECB Clubmark, clubs join a growing number of cricket clubs across England and Wales that are prioritising junior development, creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
County Cricket Development Managers can help clubs through the process of achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
ECB Clubmark gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes are:
For more information see www.ecb.co.uk/clubmark