Much Wenlock Cricket Club is 146 years old. We still play on the original ground, the Linden Field, part of the Gaskell Recreation Playing Fields, which is also the site of the rebirth of the Modern Olympics Games.
The Club currently has two sides playing in the Shropshire League on Saturdays . The Firsts, captained by Matthew Green in Division Three and the Seconds, captained by Sam George play in Reserve Division Three.
We have a successfull and growing youth section (U10 and U15), which both play in the East Shropshire Junior Cricket League, assisted by a cluster of qualified Coaches and Junior Managers.
The ground has sightscreens and covers. The pavilion was extended in 2009 to meet the requirements of the Shropshire League.
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