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CONTACT US: wollaston.cricket@googlemail.com  or telephone the Secretary: 01933 663901

JUNIORS  telephone: Chris or Neal Perry 01933 663735

Wollaston Cricket Club, formed in 1870 and situated in the heart of the East Midlands, is a CLUBMARK accredited village club playing on Saturdays in the Northamptonshire Cricket League.

The First Eleven competes in the Premier Division with the Second Eleven in Division Three. In their second season in the NCL the Third Eleven finished runners-up in Division Thirteen and gained promotion and now compete in Division Ten.

The Club also plays friendly matches on Sundays and has a thriving Youth Section with teams at Under Nine, Under Eleven, Under Thirteen and Under Fifteen. Junior County representative games are also played at Wollaston where the  facilities, both on and off the field, are of the highest quality.

On our website you will find information on most facets of the Club including  photographs going

back to 1892, with a complete in-depth review of our title winning 2007 season. Read the captains' reports and check out the

statistics and Club records going back to 1957 when Wollaston entered the Northants County League.

The HISTORY and THE VILLAGE pages give a comprehensive background of the Club and its surroundings.

 

New Players always welcome.

If you would like to join the Club, take part in outdoor and/or indoor net practice ,or if you would like information on Wollaston Cricket Club please e-mail us at:  wollaston.cricket@googlemail.com 

Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests  click here
Code of Conduct Set of Rules for Young People  click here
ECB Cricket Equity Policy  click here
Membership Form  click here
About Wollaston Cricket Club  click here

LOCATION: London Road Wollaston Northamptonshire.
FOUNDED: 1870
CLUB COLOUR: Navy blue
COMPETITION: Northamptonshire Cricket League and Sunday Friendlies
SENIOR TEAMS: Two Saturday, one Midweek
JUNIOR SECTION: Four teams. U9, U11, U13 & 15

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION:£25

MATCH FEES: Saturday: First and Second Eleven - Home games £12, Away games £10. ( Juniors £6 and £5).                              Third Eleven: £10  (Juniors £5). 

Wollaston Cricket Club, situated in the heart of the East Midlands, is a CLUBMARK accredited village Focus Club playing on Saturdays in the Northamptonshire Cricket League. We have a thriving Youth Section with teams at Under Eleven, Under Thirteen and Under Fifteen. In 2010 the Club's Third Eleven entered division  Division Thirteen of The Northamptonshire Cricket League and subsequent promotions have taken them to division 10.

Junior County representative games are also played at Wollaston where the  facilities, both on and off the field, are of the highest quality.

On our website you will find information on most facets of the Club including up to date photographs going back to 1892, with a complete in-depth review of previous seasons. Read the captains' reports and check out the statistics and Club records going back to 1957 when Wollaston entered the Northants County League.

The Club was formed in 1870 and played originally in the grounds of Wollaston Hall (now part of the Scott Bader Chemical Plant). Initially “friendly” matches were the order of the day followed later by campaigns in various local knock-out cup competitions and gradually the Club began to make an impact.

After three consecutive victories in County-wide Rural Cup competition confidence was high, culminating in acceptance to the Kettering and District League, followed, by several championship successes in the ‘Southern Section’.

In 1922 the club were forced to seek a new home and almost immediately the future President, Mr. Gibbard, offered the use of a meadow which was later to become part of the village playing field.

The twenties and thirties proved a golden age for Wollaston C.C. In addition to the first team and recently formed second eleven winning their respective divisions, several Wollaston players received County recognition. Ben Bellamy (wicket keeper), Vern Murdin, Reg Partridge and Cyril Perkins all found the first rung of the cricketing ladder at Wollaston before making their mark for Northamptonshire over many years.

In 1957 Wollaston joined the Northants County League followed by their Second team in 1961. The Club won the old Second Division (now the Premier) in 1959-60, 61 and again in 1973 and have been runners up on several occasions including 2006.

In 2006 the Club reached the Board 20 Finals Day At the County Ground-losing in the semi final and in 2007 won the division one title and gained promotion to the premier division. In 2009 the Club won the Board 20 Plate.

The Club has a thriving Youth Section under the guidance of a senior coach and competes at Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 age groups, and has strong links with several schools in the area and is now Clubmark accredited.

The Club also stages and encourages Junior NCB representative games at Wollaston and considers this aspect of the club to be vitally important.

Except for one season (1991) the First Eleven  played in the second tier of Northamptonshire cricket  from 1957 until 2007 but after winning the Division One title  we were promoted to the  top level (Premier Division)  in 2008. A great achievement and one that the Club and everyone associated with it (members, vice presidents, sponsors and supporters) should be justly proud of.

In 2006  & 2014 the Club reached the Board 20 Finals Day At the County Ground-losing in the semi finals.

In 2010 the Club added a Third league team for the first time. Competing in Division Thirteen of the Northamptonshire Cricket League and following subsequent promotions the Thirds have progressed upwards to Division Ten

WOLLASTON CRICKET CLUB  A FOCUS CLUB

County sports clubs receive national recognition

Wollaston Cricket Club iscelebrating after receiving national accreditation from Sport England and their respective National Governing Body.

The accreditation scheme has been developed by Sport England and adopted by National Governing Bodies in 16 sports. It has been designed to recognise and accredit sports clubs that are committed to providing a safe and child friendly environment for children and young people. In order to gain accreditation clubs must demonstrate a high standard in the four key areas of the scheme; duty of care and child protection, coaching and competition, sports equity and ethics and club management.

The scheme encourages clubs to review and build upon existing practices to ensure that the environment in which they operate is safe, effective and child friendly. It also enables parents and teachers to easily identify clubs which are working within minimum standards in relation to health and safety and child protection.

CLUBMARK

Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests  click here
Code of Conduct Set of Rules for Young People  click here
ECB Cricket Equity Policy  click here
Membership Form  click here

Wollaston Cricket Club is a Clubmark accredited club. The following information from the Sport England website explains what this means. 

Clubmark is a cross-sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections. According to research conducted by the Northwest Regional Development Agency in 2004, three fifths (60.5%) of young people belong to a sports club outside school. It is vital that these clubs serve young people well. Sports clubs that work with children and young people need and deserve support to improve the quality of work they do so that we can:

bulletEnsure the well-being of young people whilst in the care of adults, other than their legal parent(s)/carer(s).
bulletEnthuse young people to enjoy sport and active recreation to build a healthy and active lifestyle.
bulletEnable young people to use their leisure time creatively.
bulletAllow young people to optimise their talents and personal ability.
bulletIdentify and support the development of the most talented young people.

National governing bodies of sport (NGBs) and county sport partnerships (CSPs) award Clubmark to proven high quality clubs. The national scheme has been in place since 2002 and there are now 2,500 accredited clubs across 25 sports. Our aim is that by 2008 this will have increased to 5,000 and that Clubmark will be the stamp of approval to which all sports clubs aspire.

All organisations involved in accrediting clubs will be subject to a licensing process, following the recommendations of the Clubmark Review (March 2006). This highlighted the need for cross sport moderation, robustness and integrity within the system. The licence will be rolled out in the next 18 months and is designed to ensure that all organisations involved work to a minimum operating framework and can prove it. This will help to establish Clubmark as the mark of high quality junior clubs.

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