Based on the outskirts of Winchester,St Cross Symondians is one of the largest cricket clubs in the county, fielding 6 senior mens sides on Saturdays. Our 1st XI are in the Southern Electric Premier League Div 1 and our 2nds are in SEPL Div III. The other 4 Saturday sides feature in various Divisions of the Hampshire Cricket League and our Womens XI also play in the Hampshire Womens League.We can therefore offer cricket to all players, regardless of age and ability.
In addition the club runs one of the largest junior sections in the region, with over 150 boys and girls playing at various age groups from 9-17. St Cross Symondians is an ECB accredited Focus Club for Central Hampshire.
It was one of the first clubs in Hampshire to be awarded the prestigious ECB Clubmark award in July 2005 and this was successfully renewed in 2008. Since 2008 the Club has been participating in the ECB “Chance to Shine” initiative, helping to reintroduce cricket into local schools and developing girls cricket in Hampshire. St Cross Symondians CC have an existing site at www.stcrosscc.co.uk
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