2015 Season Preperation
Kenilworth Wardens have commenced their pre-season preparations for the 2015 campaign, and captain Martin Donald says the club will be better prepared than ever before.
He says: “Each of our four adult teams are practicing in stand-alone, structured sessions, with access to a new bowling machine and some excellent coaching. We have already picked up a couple of new players, and anyone looking for a new club is very welcome to come along for a net. We can be contacted at here.
Wardens 1st XI will again campaign in the Midlands’ leading competition, the Birmingham Premier League, as well as both ECB Knock Out competitions, the Coventry Knock Out and the Carrick Travel Floodlit T20 Cup. Their 2nd XI, which will be captained by Mark Pidgeon, seeks promotion from BDPCL Division One, while the club’s Cotswold Hills 1st XI is newly promoted to Division One, and its 2nd XI campaigns in Division Seven.
Wardens also runs a club side on a Sunday, plus a Midweek XI in the Coventry & District T20 League.
2015 Subscriptions are now due. Payment is required to be paid before the start of the season or it will impact your selection.
It is preferable if you can pay you subs as soon as possible.
The membership form can be printed from here.
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