Cardiff Cricket Club made a great start to both title defences on Saturday 9th of May with the 1st team beating Mumbles Cricket Club by 9 wickets while Cardiff 2nds just managed to get over the line against Panteg 2nds with a 9 run victory. There must have been something about the number 9 this weekend!
Unfortunately, the weather prevented any cricket taking place for the Conference 1st team against Crymlin CC, while the Conference 2nd team came second best to a precipitationally bolstered Crymlin 2nd XI.
Cardiff Cricket CLub has always had a very close relationship with Glamorgan Cricket Club. It was only 20 years ago when both clubs shared the same playing facilities at Sophia Gardens before it became the Swalec Stadium.
Cardiff Cricket Club currently have 3 players in the Glamorgan Academny: Prem Sisodiya, Mujahid Ilyas and Kiran Carlson who will be under the excellent tuition of the staff at Glamorgan to develop them as cricketers.
Each year the juniors of Cardiff Cricket CLub organise a "fun walk" from our Forest Farm cricket ground to the Swalec Stadium for a T20 international to support Glamoran as well as fundraise for the junior section directly.
(James Lewis, Mujahud Ilyas, Prem Sisodiya, Steffan Jones)
Thanks to @AndrewDonald8 for capturing the momnet Prem Sisodiya took the prized wicket of Mumbles' Glamorgan allocated player Anuerin Donald on Saturday on the way to a 9 wicket vicory.
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