The Bolton Cricket Development Group objective is to develop and support all aspects of cricket in the borough of Bolton. Working closely with all aspects of the cricket community such as clubs, schools, Lancashire Cricket Board, Bolton Sport & Active Living and other groups/partners that have a passion and interest in developing cricket in the area.
We have a full time LCB Community Cricket Co-ordinator (Chris Highton) who is responsible for delivering the highly successful Chance 2 Shine cricket programme in both Primary and Secondary schools along with overseeing the District Cricket programme at U11, U13 & U15 age groups.
Chris can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07843603598.
Current member clubs are:- Astley Bridge CC, Blackrod CC, Bolton CC, Bolton Indians CC, Bradshaw CC, Daisy Hill CC, Darcy Lever CC, Deane & Derby CC, Eagley CC, Egerton CC, Farnworth CC, Farnworth Social Circle CC, Heaton CC, Kearsley CC, Little Lever CC, Lostock CC, Tonge CC and Westhoughton CC.
Any club that is located in the Bolton area is eligible to attend the BCDG and is encouraged to do so.
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