Welcome to Bradfield Cricket Club Norfolk.
Bradfield Cricket Club is situated in the idyllic village of Bradfield, its roots dating back to the late 1800’s when a group of farm workers were allowed to play cricket on one of Bradfield Hall Farm fields. Over the years the ground has developed and now boasts one of the best playing surfaces and outfields in the whole of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. We are a friendly and social club, one of the few remaining founder clubs of the Alliance, and again one of the few attaining the Clubmark award for the third consecutive time. Two sides play Alliance cricket on Saturdays with the first team in division two and our second eleven in division six and our Sunday side will be playing in division two of the Mid Norfolk Sunday League. Winter nets will begin on February 6th through till April 17th at Cromer Sports Hall 8.00 – 10pm and continue at the ground from April 24th throughout the season on Thursday’s 6.00pm – 8.00pm.
Youth cricket is a major contributor to the development of Bradfield and was operated at the club long before it was introduced as a stipulation for clubs to play in the Alliance League, and benefitting several other local clubs. Under ECB guidance the club operates the Safehands policies, for its under 17, under 15, under 13, under 11 and under 9 sides and all coaching sessions. With the withdrawal of funding there will be no under 17 competition this season but all other age groups will play league as well as some friendly matches throughout the season. Under the guidance of fully qualified coaches winter training sessions will begin at North Walsham Sports Hall on Sunday 19th January continuing through to April 13th, 4.00pm – 6.00pm. for age groups under 9, 11, 13 and 15.
Anyone wishing to become a member of the club or just wanting to attend any of the above coaching sessions will be warmly welcome.
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