Having reached the final of last season's Unicorn's KO competition it is very disappointing to report that we have not managed to reach the quarter final stage this season having lost three of the four qualifying matches we played. In the main it was our poor batting, especially in the top order that led to uncompetitive scores in all our matches. Indeed in the first three we never topped 200 runs and only scored 224 in the match we won. Among the lower order batsmen who did perform well were C Youldon, M Allan, J Clay and D Shaw. A full report on each of the 4 matches will be produced in the June news letter which will be available on Northumberland Play Cricket and in hard copy or e-mail issued to all members.
We now look forward to the Unicorns Championship and begin our programme away to Buckinghamshire on the 5th/7th June at Burnham Slough. Also our Development XI have a fixture against the British Fire Service at Jesmond on 2nd June commencing at 11.00. Why not come along and see some of the future players who could well be in the full County side in the near future.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Northumberland CCC then please get in touch with the Secretary, Mr Brian Wilkin. Contact details email@example.com
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