Welcome to the updated Read Cricket & Bowling Club Website.
Here you will find all the latest News, fixtures, results, team and player statistics and for those who don't follow Twitter - you can even catch up with the latest 'tweets'.
To get the most from the site you can join as a member, but feel free to browse anyway. There is even a potted history of the club including a full list of professionals dating back to the early 20th Century.
At the moment, there is nothing about the Bowling section, but hopefully we can get a Bowling Club News page set up and keep it updated for you.
Come along and join us.......
New players are always welcome at Read CC. We welcome boys and girls from 6 years old to learn to play cricket. We also welcome older players who want to play senior cricket. Senior training nights are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15pm. Just come along and say hello - ask for Kyle (1st Team Captain) or Warren (Co Chairman, Child Welfare Officer and 1st Team player).
Junior training night is Friday 6:15 - 8:00 throughout April to August. We provide organised coaching with qualified coaches with CRB clearance. All boys and girls welcome from age 5 and over. Just come along. We'll just need to get some details from your parent / guardian and away you go.
That's exactly how the majority of our 1st XI and other senior players started - i.e. as juniors on a Friday night.
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