HEREFORDSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB
Great end to the 2016
Herefordshire County Cricket Club
(HCCC) is celebrating not only winning its final 3 day Championship match
against Wales at Abergavenny, but also making it through to the Unicorns
KO One Day cricket final against Staffordshire on 24
August. The Championship win puts Herefordshire 3rd in the league table and with
the final at Wormsley next week it will be a most exciting end to the 2016
season. Also cause for celebration is the offer of support for another year
from Stowford Press (Weston's Cider) who have sponsored HCCC for the last 3
HCCC Chairman Bobbie Edwards
said, "We are extremely proud of our players who have supported HCCC in both the Championship and the KO
competitions. The club is most grateful to Weston's Cider for its sponsorship from
2014 until the end of the 2016 season, but we are now over the moon that they
have agreed to sponsor us for another year - until end of season 2017.
Stowford Press has been
associated with cricket nationally for
some time and we have been proud to wear the Stowford Press logo on our
kit and offer the super cider drink to
our visitors and supporters, all of whom enjoy the home grown Herefordshire
Although funded by the ECB/MCCA HCCC cannot survive without sponsors which are
increasingly hard to find. This makes it even better that we have found such
support from a local (though global) business right here on our doorstep in
The players in the KO One Day final will be sporting new kit for this special event, something for them to keep as a memento of this special day. HCCC last played in the final at Lords in 2000.
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