The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme ‘Clubmark’ to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure.

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.

There are a number of people and organisations who support clubs through the ECB Clubmark process, including the County Cricket Boards, County Sports Partnerships and local Sports Development Units among others.

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:
* Duty of Care and Safeguarding Children
* The Cricket Programme
* Knowing your club and its Community – One Game
* Club Management

Boxted Cricket Club was awarded Clubmark Accreditation in June 2012


An extract from a letter dated 12 June 2012 received from Mike Gatting Managing Director of Cricket Partnerships, England and Wales Cricket Board.

" Congratulations on being one of a select number of cricket clubs across England and Wales to receive ECB Clubmark Accreditation.

Achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation is an important step in confirming that your club operates to a key set of core criteria and has good practices in place to ensure that you can deliver high quality community cricket in an environment that is safe, effective and child friendly.

The ECB, your County Board, Sport England and local partners recognise the hard work your club has done in achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation. It is now the responsibility of all club members and everyone involved with the club to maintain the high standards you have reached as part of the ECB Clubmark process so that you continue to thrive as a community cricket club.

Once again, congratulations on your achievement and thank you for your committment and dedication to community club cricket".