The first cricket match played on the Swans Nest Lane ground took place on Saturday June 2nd 1894 between Stratford 1st XI and Flowers Brewery, meaning that Stratford-upon-Avon Cricket Club has played at the same venue for almost 120 years. Tree lined and overlooked by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, it is one of the most picturesque grounds in the region, and has played host to a number of Warwickshire's First Class matches, as well as a women’s One Day International.
For the 2016 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'.
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 Colin Davis (Director of Junior Cricket) at email@example.com or 01386 831438 or 07828 485177.
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