Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club was founded in 1863 and it grounds are set in the picturesque Bushy Park
2013 was the 150th anniversary of the club which was celebrated in style with a tour to Barbados, a Victorian cricket match and fair. The festivities took place on the actual 150th anniversary of the first game played by Hampton Wick Royal. The season was rounded off with a fabulous dinner at nearby Hampton Court House with guest speaker Gladstone Small.
The club now has 4 Saturday teams, a Sunday XI and a successful colts section with more than 200 members. There is also a cricket week in June of each year. The club plans to expand the current pavilion to include two further changing rooms. The aim is to provide better facilities for senior and junior cricket, including the recently formed girls section.
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