In 2013 Harpenden CC celebrated its 150th anniversary and we are proud to have been known during that time as one of the friendliest clubs in Hertfordshire. As a Community Amateur Sports Club we have an open membership policy that welcomes players of all abilities as well as those wishing just to enjoy watching cricket on the beautiful Common. The club has grown substantially over the last 20 years and we now run six Saturday sides, two on Sundays and a mid-week side. Our junior section runs league sides from Under 9 to Under 15, a girls section open to all ages, and a Minis section for Under 8s.
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