Welcome to East Grinstead Cricket Club
We are a club with a proud history spanning over 150 years. We have competed in the Sussex Premier League since its inception in the early 1970’s and we are still developing, with the introduction of a Women’s team for the first time in 2013.This season the women/girls section have entered teams in the local league for girls for U13 pairs hardball and U15 and for the Womens T20 and knock out cup. This is an excellent opportunity for any women/girls who want to learn to play cricket or are interested in playing in a team
The 1st and 2nd X1 Saturday Premier teams are supported by 3rd and 4th teams who take part in the equally competitive Mid Sussex League. Additionally there is a development ‘conference’ team that provides an opportunity for junior players to learn the game together with adults for the first time, by taking part in matches of mixed age and abilities in a less competitive format.
Players between 14 years and 21years also play in the very strong Surrey and the Sussex Development leagues. These are competitions where matches are played mostly on Sundays and teams also include a limited number of adults for the purpose of developing young players.
The junior section has players competing from under 9 soft ball “pairs” cricket up to Under 15 in the North and Mid Sussex, and the IDentilam Leagues. Highlight of the junior season is the Sussex Junior Festival, played during the school holidays, where we enter all the age groups from Under 11 to Under 16.
We are a founder member of the East Grinstead Sports Club one of the largest clubs in the South East that provides multiple sport opportunities for winter and summer outdoor, and indoor sport and fitness activities for all ages and ability.
We would be pleased for you to visit the East Grinstead Cricket Club Web site www.eastgrinsteadcricketclub.org.uk and the East Grinstead Sports club site to find out more about our impressive facilities.
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