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Why join Earlswood Cricket Club?
If you're interested in cricket then Earlswood CC invite you to join our club. Regardless of previous cricketing experience or age our doors are always open to anyone with an interest in one of England's most popular summer sports.

Clubmark
The Clubmark accreditation was awarded to Earlswood Cricket Club in 2006 and renewed in 2011. Clubmark is administered by Sport England and is awarded to clubs that comply with minimum operating standards in four areas:

• The playing programme
• Duty of care and safeguarding and protecting children and young people
• Knowing your club and its community
• Club management

Regular audits take place to ensure that the club continues to comply with the operating standards required. Our policies are all printed and posted in the clubhouse and held on the Clubmark page of our website. Please click here to link to the page.

Seniors
We currently have four adult teams playing on Saturdays in the Cotswold Hills League (CHL).
www.cotswold-hills-league.org

The 1st XI are the current Premier Division Champions. The 2nd XI won promotion to Division 3 last season. The 3rd XI play in Division 5 and we have introduced a 4th XI to play in Division 7 in 2014. In addition we have a full fixture list for our Sunday XI that plays friendly fixtures against other local sides. Each year we enter the National Village Cup, the final of which takes place at Lord's.

Juniors
We have a vibrant and healthy Junior section with an inclusive ethos offering a wide range of cricketing opportunities to both boys and girls (Aged 5-17).

Teams represent the Club in the Warwickshire League, Worcestershire League and Cotswold Hills League as well as local festivals. We enter mixed sides at every year group from U9 to U17. We also have an U11 Girls team.

The Club provides a pathway for juniors (boys and girls) to play adult cricket via our Sunday and 4th XI from under 13. Six of our victorious 1st XI worked their way up through the junior ranks and juniors now form a large number of the players picked each Saturday. We have a club rule that at least 20% of the players picked for league cricket on a Saturday must be juniors. Last year two of our under 15 girls made regular appearances in our 2nd and 3rd XIs and we wish to expand that during 2014.

Locations
The home of Earlswood Cricket Club is at our Watery Lane ground based on the edge of Earlswood close to Cheswick Green. In order to support the increasing demand for the cricket on offer at the club we also rent pitches at Tanworth & Camp Hill CC's 2nd ground on Rumbush Lane near Dickens Heath and at Dorridge's 2nd ground at Grove Lane in Hockley Heath.

More details and maps can be found on our locations page at
www.earlswoodcc.co.uk/location

Practice
We operate open senior and junior nets for both beginners and experienced players throughout the year. Non-members are welcome to come along anytime for a taster session.

Outdoor nets run from May to September with seniors on Thursday evenings from 18:30 and juniors on Friday evenings from 18:00 to 20:00.

Indoor winter sessions run from November to April at Solihull College on Blossomfield Road on Friday evenings from 18:00.

All junior training sessions are run by our training partners Complete Cricket Coaching who provide coaches that are supplemented by our own qualified staff.

Social
We pride ourselves on being a sociable and community minded club. We have a licenced bar at Watery Lane which is open to members and guests whenever matches or coaching is on and in particular players and parents are welcome to wind-down for the weekend on a Friday evening. Quiz Nights and Barbecue evenings are popular events, and our end of season Presentation Evenings are the highlight of the year.

Technology
The club actively supports the use of social media and the club itself, along with various officials and members, regularly use Facebook and Twitter.

You can also download our FREE Mobile Club App, from the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play Store, which is a great source of club info.


MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Annual subscriptions are due for payment from April 1st each year and should be paid by May 31st.

Senior - £100
Intermediate (students & long-term unemployed) - £55
Junior - £50
Social - £20

Social membership is included in Senior and Intermediate memberships. Families of junior members must also pay a Social membership. Those purchasing a social membership are entitled to play up to 5 games throughout a season. An upgrade to Senior Membership must be purchased on playing a 6th game.

There is a reduction for the 2nd and 3rd junior members within a single family. The 2nd junior is reduced to £30 and the 3rd to £15.

Players who have not paid their membership fee by 31st May will not be considered for Selection.

Match Fees
There are no match fees for junior matches. All players in senior matches must pay a match fee of £5 (junior and seniors).

Payment Options
Subs can be paid by cash, cheque (payable to Earlswood Cricket Club), online banking or via the Payments option on our website.

When paying online please use your surname as reference. Bank details are available from the Treasurer Andy Massey.

Donations
The club is registered to Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC), a government backed scheme, which allows us to claim 25% Gift Aid on all donations.

Affiliations

Club sponsors