Welcome to Battle Cricket Club. We are a friendly local club who recognise the long history of cricket in the town and local area (over 275 recorded years), but also look to the present and future. For 2016, we are again running two senior sides in the East Sussex Cricket League - our 1st XI will play in Division 2, whilst the 2nd XI play in Division 8 (of 12 divisions). Our Friendly XI and Development XI play an expanding list of midweek games (usually T20) as well as longer Sunday matches - touring sides are most welcome. The club's President's XI's side has contained former county and test cricketers as well as members of the band Keane.
We are determined to ensure that cricket continues in the glorious town of Battle for the next 275 years. This is why we continue to invest money, time and effort into developing and growing our youth section. Junior practices will take place on Sunday mornings from 10am-12 during the summer at George Meadow, and winter nets are scheduled from the end of February to keep juniors (3.30-4.30pm on Sundays) in good cricketing shape. Social activities throughout the cricket season and off-season are important to the club as well, and the club gets involved in local community events wherever we can - we were the 2014 Battle Marbles champions (although that crown has since slipped a little)!
If you have just a passing interest in being involved in Battle cricket, whether playing, social or as part of our ground staff, please do contact us (use the 'Contact club' link at the top of the page). We look forward to welcoming all to Battle and George Meadow in 2016.
BATTLE CRICKET CLUB
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