Hurst Lane, Glazebury, Cheshire
Welcomes you ....
**** Due to several of our older members retiring in recent seasons, we are now on the lookout for new players for Season 2016 & on-wards to strengthen our club & in order to maintain our 2 senior teams, and in addition we are looking for juniors to expand our existing junior squads; so no matter what your skill level or experience, whether you have played cricket before or are starting out in the sport, we'd love to hear from you & any of your friends who also maybe interested in joining us! Please see the 'About GCC' page on this site for how to get in touch with us .... ****
Glazebury Cricket Club's in its current format was formed in 1962, but its origins date back to 1896 when it was founded under the name of 'All Saints Glazebury Cricket Club', and links directly to 'Bury Lane Cricket Club', which existed as far back as the 1860's (Bury Lane being the original name of Glazebury Village).
The Club as it stands today is managed by volunteer officers and an Executive Committee, elected at the Annual General Meeting, which is held in November.
For season 2016 we have 2 open age teams competing in the Cheshire Cricket Alliance (in Division 1 and Division 2nd XI Central) & a Junior section, and we are affiliated to the Cheshire Cricket Board. We have an open Constitution and a rolling Five-year Development Plan. The Club achieved the ECB's prestigious ClubMark and Focus Club Status in June 2005, which has been maintained following ECB review assessments in June 2008, September 2011, and September 2014.
We are also registered with the Inland Revenue as a Community Amateur Sports Club.
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