Welcome to Upchurch Cricket Club.
This season we are looking for Members to assist with the preparation of the ground because we no longer have a groundsman, as voted at the AGM.
Friendlies start on Saturday 11th April and it is vital that the wickets are prepared throughout the season. Friday Club Nights from 6.30pm, with the possibility of offers on some beers, is when we envisage the majority of preparation to be done, or Saturday mornings before the games start.
One final request, if you would like to get involved more with the club, or simply want more information about upcoming events please get in touch with Steve Parker 07879883153.
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