Ok, so it's still December, and we've not yet celebrated Christmas yet, but it's time to talk about 2016 and our inaugural season in the D & C.
The 1sts have been placed in Division 2, and the 2nds into Division 4, with the opening game on April 16th seeing the 1sts away to Birch Vale and Thornsett CC in the Bissenden Cup, and the 2nds at home to their 2nd XI in the Hawke Trophy.
The league begins in earnest the following week, on the 23rd of April, when the 1sts are again drawn away, this time only as far as Hayfield, and Brian Stone's (presuming he's not on holiday) 2nd XI playing host to Whaley Bridge CC.
The preparation for all this starts with Winter Nets being held again at Total Cricket in Ashton on Thursday evenings 7pm-8pm commencing on 18th February, if you're interested in joining the club, these sessions would be the ideal place to start, just turn up and speak to either Rick Wright, or his number 2, Jamie Brownhill.
Until then, have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
|As a player, you'll have an opinion on the type of cricket you want to play. Many of you have already told us by completing the National Cricket Playing Survey.
We've listened to the feedback you've given us. Read on to see what you have told us. Now is your chance to take action and change the future of your cricket.
What can I do to change my cricket?
Your club should have a league representative [we do, it's Mark Connolly], someone who represents your views in league meetings. If you want change, find out who that person is, and encourage them to vote for the cricket you want to play in the future.
The ECB is already influencing leagues and your league representatives to deliver the cricket you want to play. We want you to do the same. You have a voice and we want you to use it.
What you have told us...
Based on what you told us, we've created a League Blueprint. A blueprint that can be used to create the 'players' league'. If players could design a league, this is how it would look and feel.
Do you agree? Speak to your league representative to have your say, or click below to get more details.
New players of all abilities are welcome. See 'About Us' section for contact details.
IF YOU ARE A MEMBER MAKE SURE YOU HAVE REGISTERED ABOVE, and check to see if your E-mail address is correct in your profile.
For any enquiries about the function room, please contact Joan on 07873 404282.
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