THE WEST-NORFOLK VILLAGE CLUB THAT'S GOING PLACES!
Hockwold CC are delighted to announce that we have a new main sponsor! Toppesfield Limited of Hadleigh have generously agreed a three year deal to sponsor our Club. This is exciting news and we look forward to welcoming their Directors to our Club, during the season.
WELCOME TO OUR 2016 SEASON.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW LOOK CLUB WEBSITE. IF YOU’RE A CRICKETER, A LOCAL, OR JUST BROWSING, WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL FIND SOMETHING OF INTEREST. WE ARE ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING VILLAGES IN THE AREA THAT STILL HAVE A CRICKET CLUB. WE HAVE, WITHOUT DOUBT, ONE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE GROUNDS IN NORFOLK WITH THE ADDITION OF OUR FANTASTIC NEW CRICKET PAVILION, THE FACILITIES WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER ARE SECOND TO NONE, THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. WE HAVE ROLL-ON-COVERS, A MOBILE BATTING CAGE, AN ELECTRONIC SCOREBOARD AND A BOWLING MACHINE.
WE RECEIVED A £30K GRANT FROM NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, IN JANUARY 2013, THROUGH THEIR COMMUNITY BUILD FUND PROGRAMME, TO HELP US COMPLETE OUR PAVILION. WITH THE ASSISTANCE AND GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES AND TRADESMEN WE COMPLETED OUR PROJECT ON BUDGET AND PRODUCED A TRULY ICONIC VILLAGE CRICKET PAVILION. WE HAVE WON PRAISE FROM THE ECB AND THE NORFOLK CRICKET BOARD FOR OUR EFFORTS. THE CLUB, THROUGH SECRETARY JOHN RUDDICK, ALSO RECEIVED AN OUTSTANDING SERVICES TO CRICKET AWARD (AN OSCA) IN THE NAT-WEST CRICKETFORCE CATEGORY, IN 2013.
WE RUN TWO TEAMS. A SATURDAY XI THAT HAS JUST WON THE WEST-NORFOLK CRICKET LEAGUE DIV.1 CHAMPIONSHIP, AND WILL BE PLAYING THEIR CRICKET IN THE NORFOLK CRICKET ALLIANCE LEAGUE FROM 2016. PLUS OUR SUNDAY XI THAT PLAY IN DIVISION 1 OF THE MID-NORFOLK SUNDAY CRICKET LEAGUE..
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