2015 Season Preperation
The pre-season Open Meeting is on Thursday January 29th at 7.30pm at Glasshouse Park. As usual there will be a buffet afterwards.
This is a crucial meeting to set the scene for our winter practice, ground prep, pre-season dinner and the 2015 season itself. You should all therefore make every effort to attend, and to bring along anyone who is interested in playing or supporting Wardens cricket next year.
As ever, anyone interested in getting involved in the running of Wardens’ cricket in any administrative, coaching or playing support capacity is very welcome.
Winter practice will be a lot more structured this year, with players required to attend specific sessions over a 10-week programme. This is intended to make the available time as useful as possible for all of us, and to ensure practice is both safe and developmental. Details will be provided at the meeting.
We hope to run a 5th XI on a fairly regular basis through 2015, and if it proves popular will enter it in a league for 2016. This will ensure we have plenty of cricket for old and young alike, but will only work if you all make yourselves available regularly and communicate this to the selection co-ordinators.
Wardens hosted a charity sporting dinner on Saturday 22nd of November to support Teenage Cancer Trust.
Our guest speakers were former British Lions and England fullback Tim Stimpson and former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland footballer Steve Staunton.
We raised over £1700 for the charity, a great effort from all that attended.
Easy Fundraising is a site which donates a small percentage from purchases made from various online retailers to our club.
There are over 2,700 online retailers available, including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay and Tesco.
All you have to do is register here and every time you shop online access the website through Easy Fundraising!
Scrap for Covers
We are looking for old mobile phones, CDs/DVDs, games consoles, chargers, cables and leads for recycling so the club can purchase new covers for the 3rd/4th team pitch.
Anyone with any donation should give it to Dave the Steward.
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