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The Club was first awarded the ECB Clubmark Accreditation on 9th September 2009.


In August 2012 and 2015 a full audit was completed by the NEW Cricket Development Officer and submitted to the EBC for review. The clubs aims and objectives were also reviewed by the ECB. Again in November 2015 we received our renewall certificate having been succesful in meeting the criteria laid out by the ECB.


This accreditation focus’s on four main areas:

  1. Duty of Care and Safegaurding Children
  2. The Cricket Programme
  3. Knowing Your Club and its Community - One Game
  4. Club Management


Clubmark Accreditation enables the club to build on existing good practices and activities through a structured approach. The club is required to provide evidence and demonstrate implementation across these four areas which form the basis of the Club Development Plan

Clubmark Accreditation is a requirement for the club’s continued participation in the North Wales Premier League and enables the club to continue to access funding for any cricket related projects.


Further information can be found on the ECB website via the following link:

Contact Kev Blackwell - NCC Clubmark Coordinator.


NCC Mission Statement:

Strive to provide a challenging and rewarding approach to cricket in a structured and friendly way for all members of the club, their families and visitors. To treat everyone equally in accordance with the ECB Inclusivity & Diversity Policy.


NCC Aims & Objectives submitted to the ECB for the 2017 season:


These are currently under review for the 2018 submission.


Harness and develop all young cricketers so they have the opportunity to contribute to the game of cricket at all levels and play a central role in club cricket life:


  1. Continue with junior teams in the U9's, U11's, U13' & U15's age groups and nominate players of suitable ability to attend trials for North East Wales.
  2. Develop junior members through outdoor coaching in the playing season and indoor nets coaching in the closed season.
  3. Enter a team into each age group of the North East Wales League.
  4. Integrate junior cricketers of suitable ability into the 1st, 2nd & 3rd teams.
  5. Enter teams into regional and national competitions.


Develop and strengthen a structure and pathway for women and girls to actively participate in and follow cricket:


  1. Continue to encourage girls from local schools and members families to join in the junior coaching sessions.
  2. Continue to Support Owen Jones School, Northop with a girl’s team to take part in KwikCricket.
  3. Encourage a 3rd female member to join the Management Committee.


Develop and strengthen the whole club environment, promoting cricketing opportunities for disabled people: 


  1. Maintain club house facilities for the disabled. 
  2. Ensure that there is no discrimination on the grounds of disability in accordance with the ECB Cricket Equity Policy. 
  3. Make coaches aware of any specific requirements for playing members with a disability.


Develop and promote cricket for black and ethnic minorities: 


  1. Accept members and visitors to the club regardless of colour or ethnic background in accordance with the ECB Cricket Equity Policy.
  2. Challenge any evidence of discrimination, harassment and victimisation against black and ethnic minorities through observation and feedback from members or visitors in accordance with the ECB Cricket Equity Policy.
  3. Black and ethnic minorities to have available to them the same opportunities as all other club members.


Ensure that our cricket club is an integral part of the local community, contributing an invaluable service to all sections of the local community, developing club members, supporters and volunteers:


  1. Continue to allow local schools in the Northop and the greater area the use of the cricket club, its facilities and the coaching opportunities available.
  2. Support Owen Jones Northop school with cricket coaching for their participation in local cricket competitions i.e. Dragon Sports.
  3. Continue to make the clubhouse and ground available for use by Northop school for the Summer Fete, Kwik Cricket, PTA Meetings, school fund raising, etc.
  4. Continue to make the clubhouse and ground available for use by other local itinerant cricket teams.


Develop and strengthen senior playing teams, providing positive role models to all club members, leading achievement and success:


  1. Sustain 3 teams to play in the North Wales League.
  2. Encourage the transition of junior members into the senior team and ensure this transition is structured and reviewed on a regular basis - Cricket Review Meeting
  3. Utilise the experience and skills of senior players in the junior coaching sessions.
  4. Retain junior members to strengthen the senior teams.

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