Sale Cricket Club
Sale Cricket Club was established in 1854 and has a long history in Lancashire and Cheshire Cricket, from winning the inaugural Manchester & District Stockton Trophy in 1920 through to competing successfully in the Cheshire Pyramid in recent seasons.
The last decade has seen major developments at the club, including the addition of a 4-bay net facility in 2006 and the relaying of the entire cricket square between 2007 and 2008, both funded by the ECB Community Club Development Fund. We now have one of the largest and best-kept grounds in the North West. Sale Cricket Club was named Chance to Shine Project of the Year at the Brit Insurance annual achievement awards at Lords in November 2011. The club also collected a Cheshire County Cricket League Award as Most Improved Club in 2011, recognising both playing success and off field initiatives including facilities and coaching.
Our playing strength is stronger than ever. We field 4 senior teams and an Over 40's team in The Cheshire County Cricket League. The 1st XI compete presently compete in the 1st division, and we are committed and actively working to integrate junior players into senior cricket. Senior Training is held at the Club on Thursday evenings during the season and on Monday evenings from January – March. Please contact the e-mail address below if you are interested in attending.
We have a thriving junior section, delivering coaching in local schools through our Club Development Officer. Sale has over 100 junior members, fielding teams from under 9 to under 18 and 2 girls teams in the Cheshire County Junior Cricket League, South Manchester Junior Cricket League and Salford Youth Cricket Association. We have enjoyed the prestigious Clubmark status since 2005, and remain committed to providing access to cricket in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment.
Sale CC has a team of volunteer junior coaches with ECB Level 2 qualifications and can draw on the expertise of Sale Sports Club's Coaching and Development Officer, Tim Hayward, as well as coaches from the Cheshire Cricket Board. Junior training for all sections takes place throughout the season on Monday nights across the age groups, and new members are always welcome to come along and join in sessions.
Sale Cricket Club prides itself in being a progressive and forward thinking club, always striving to develop by setting challenging standards. Copies of the Club Development Plan are available on the Club website or by e-mailing us on the address below. The Club is committed to providing a constructive environment in which to learn and enjoy cricket, whether playing, volunteering or supporting. We are committed to developing future generations of cricketers, in terms of technique, enjoyment and ensuring that the Spirit of the Game is understood and applied.
We are actively working to develop and integrate participation of girls and women in cricket, and a number of initiatives are planned to take this important work forward.
We always welcome new players of all abilities at both senior and junior level. Alternatively you may wish to get involved with coaching, umpiring or scoring; or are just interested in social membership. Whatever your interest, the/Club would be delighted to hear from you.
If you wish to play for the club or get involved in anyway please e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ground Photograph by George Franks, GGF Photography (george.franks@O2.co.uk)
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