BLIZZARD ON FIRE IN BIG BASH
Former Blackheath Batsman Aiden Blizzard ended 2014 on a high as he blasted an unbeaten 80 from just 42 balls in the Australian T20 Big Bash League. Playing for his new team Sydney Thunder, Aiden took apart an attack which included Brett Lee, Mitchell Stark and Doug Bollinger but he could not prevent his side slipping to a 16 run defeat to local rivals the Sydney Sixers.
The Club’s 2nd, 3rd and 4th XIs also play in to the Kent Premier League structure making the number of opportunities available for high level cricket at one club relatively unique. As such the Club has recently opened a new second ground at the Academy in Woolwich.
The Club’s other XIs, Sunday teams, midweek programme and vibrant social scene mean there is a place for everyone from current internationals to complete beginners.
Blackheath also has one of the leading youth sections in the UK, regularly progressing to the latter stages of the ECB National U13 and U15 Cup competitions. An ECB Focus Club with Clubmark accreditation and a wealth of experienced coaches, Blackheath provides an environment where young people can enjoy the game recreationally but also supports a steady stream of young people to access county age-group squads.
Blackheath Cricket Club is situated in the London Borough of Greenwich but serves much of central south and east London. As such the Club prides itself on a diverse membership with players from around the UK and around the world currently calling the Club’s Rectory Field ground home.
1st XI ~ Kent League Premier
2nd XI ~Kent League 1st XI (2nd XI)
3rd XI ~ Kent League Div 5 (1st XI)
4th XI ~ Kent League Div 2 (2nd XI)
5th XI ~ Kent Regional League - 1A Metropolitan
6th XI ~ Kent Regional League - 2A West
7th XI ~ Kent Regional League - 1B Metrosexual
3 Senior Sunday teams
Cup 1st XI ~ National Cup & London Knockout
Sunday 1st XI ~ South London Sunday League
U21 XI ~ Kent Sunday Development League
Women's Cricket ~ See www.blackheathwomens.playcricket.com
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