This year marks the 125th anniversary of Swinton Moorside Cricket Club and we marked that milestone by winning the Bolton & District Cricket Association on the final Saturday of an amazing season.
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 Team are the current Bolton & District Champions. The Second team finished third in the league this year. The thirds came a very close second in Division 3 of the North Manchester Cricket League.
Next year all three teams will play in the new GREATER MANCHESTER CRICKET LEAGUE.
The club runs a vibrant junior section with sides at under 9, 11, 13, and 15 age groups. The club is committed to the development of cricket in the area, being an active member of Salford Youth Cricket Development group. All our coaches are ECB qualified and each year we actively seek to increase the number of internal coaches. The club actively seeks to integrate junior players into the senior sides.
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