Well hello and welcome to oldbuckenham.play-cricket.com!!
A happy New Year to everyone at Old Buckenham Cricket Club, we are hoping for another successful season on and off the field throughout 2016. The First team will be under the leadership again of Terry, looking to improve on their brilliant third place finish in the Premier Division season last year.
The second team has Mark Dunnett at the helm again for the 2016 season; with Briggsy and Mark looking to continue the improvement of the youngsters, who will look to gain promotion back to Norfolk Alliance Division 2 after slipping out of the division last season.
The third team will be lead by Sean Robinson looking to build upon the solid start to his reign as captain last season.
For the new season we have a new training schedule; for details for either Senior or Junior section please see below;
Training is every Wednesday during the season (April - September) and is open to all ages and abilities. We have four adult teams on Saturdays, two which are in the Norfolk Cricket Alliance and two within the Norfolk Cricket League. On Sunday, as well as cup competitions, we play competitive friendlies aimed at developing our young players. Games are on at the Club every Saturday and most Sundays throughout April to September.
The Club has a thriving Junior section for young players aged 5 - 15 with training every Saturday from 9-11am at the ground; beginning Saturday 11th April. Our National award-winning "Chance to Shine" programme provided cricket in 7 Primary. 2 Secondary and 1 Special School in the Breckland area; in addition to a Summer camp running 29th/30th July.
For details of Junior Cricket, please contact Chris Dalton (01953 498694; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Don't forget to raise free cash for the club via our EasyFundraising site (easily accessible via the links on this homepage) and for those of you on Facebook or Twitter - check us out! There are regular updates on both platforms (more regularly than on here!) so on Twitter look for us @OldBuckenhamCC or on Facebook just search for Old Buckenham Cricket Club! Many of you guys, our members, supporters and club friends are on there too, so check out who we follow to add each other and create a real OBCC social network! We also have our own team app which can either be accessed through a smart phone or online, just follow the link 'Find us on Team App' for full details.
If you've got anything you'd like us to include on either of our Social Network pages or on here, contact us through the website or alternatively; Tweet us or drop us a line on Facebook!
This years AGM is Monday 18th Jan. 7.30pm at the clubhouse. All welcome.
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