This year marks the 125th anniversary of Swinton Moorside Cricket Club. Anniversary Dinner on Friday November 6th at Swinton Park Golf Club. Guest speaker ex-Manchester United star Lee Sharpe - Tickets £40 from Pete or Dave Flatley. All welcome players, ex-players, members parents, opponents, coaches - couples very welcome.
The club, originally known as Swinton Methodist's Cricket Club started playing cricket in Swinton in 1890.
We currently have three senior teams. The First and Second teams play in the Bolton District Cricket Association. Last year the First's finished an overall third in the league whilst the Seconds finished a close second in the league and runners-up in the cup. Our First and Second XI’s will play every Saturday with the cup fixtures on a Sunday. In 2015 there is a new T20 competition with fixtures to follow.
In addition our Third XI will continue playing every Sunday in the North Manchester Cricket 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