For the 2014 season the Club will be represented by three senior teams; 1st XI and 2nd XI in the Birmingham and District Premier League, 3rd XI in The Cotswold Hills League, and a Sunday XI called ‘The Avonsiders’. There is heightened expectation for the coming season with Chris Whelan having just signed as Head Coach. Chris had a First Class career with Worcestershire CCC, and so brings a high profile of reputation, talent and coaching experience to the Club. We have big hopes for the new season!
The Club also has a thriving junior section. This season we are planning to run eight sides from U10 to U17, and will be competing in the Warwickshire Cricket Board competitions.
If you are interested in joining the Club as a playing or social member, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Steve Cootes (Chairman) on 07881 349909. Prospective junior players can call Peter Richards (Director of Junior Cricket) on 07912 410375.
Please do get in touch - we look forward to hearing from you!
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