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For winter training please call our dedicated MODDERSHALL CC weather line on 0792 389 44 64 to double-check if training/practice is taking place.
The information on here is to give readers an idea of what our club is about and also it provides the various statistics, which has been gathered over the years.
2013 has been a wonderful season, with league titles and cup successes achieved by our senior and junior teams. We run 4 senior teams on a Saturday that play in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Premier Cricket League, and we have numerous junior teams from under 9's to under 17's that play in the South Moorlands Junior Cricket League and the Kidsgrove and District Junior Cricket League.
We start coaching both boys and girls from the age of 5 and were the first to do so, and some of these have now started to play hardball cricket.
Our 2013/2014 winter coaching programme started after the schools October half term break and takes place at Sandon High School, ST3 7DF. The first session was extremely successful and the details for the second set are as follows:- Thursday 9th November for 6 weeks, 6pm to 7pm - under 11's, 7pm to 8pm - under 13's, 8pm to 9.30pm - under 15's & 17's AND Friday 8th November for 6 weeks, 6pm to 7pm - under 5 & 7’s, 7pm to 8pm under 9’s, 8pm to 9.30pm under 17’s & seniors.
Full details of the final session will be made known shortly, but as a guide it starts after the February school half term break and runs up to Easter.
We limit the numbers to 25 children at each session and this is on a first come, first served basis so please put name down quickly to avoid disappointment as we expect the sessions to fill up quickly.
The player:coach ratio will be 5:1 as there will be 5 or 6 coaches at each session as we draw from our pool of 30+ English Cricket Board qualified coaches, and as a commitment to keeping these ratios low during the winter the club are sending 4 people to take a Level 2, and 7 people to take a Level 1.
New members are more than welcome to come along so please fill in the form below and email it back to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any queries then please email to the same addresses or call Andy on 07887 723 495
Founded in 1922/3 in the village of Moddershall, the Club has progressed steadily, moving to its present home, Barnfields in 1961, and the purchase of the second ground, Wrekin View coming in 1994.
Further refurbishment to the grounds and pavilions has taken place over recent years, with the help of an ECB Club Community Development Fund particularly for the showers and toilet facilities in the Wrekin View pavilion, and the management committee are working hard to show further improvements year on year.?? Moddershall C.C. is a family club and has always had a tradition of junior cricket, preferring to nurture its own home-grown talent to feed in to our 4 senior teams. In 2013 the Club had 11 players with County representation at all age levels from Under 10's to Under 17's, and 6 players with District representation at under10's. Tom Hope was also selected for the successful Midlands under 15's squad which won all 5 games at the Bunbury Festival, with Zen Malik, Hamaiz Mahmood and Muhammad Anis Raza also at the final trial. Richard Williams, Hamaiz Mahmood and Muhammad Anis Raza were selected for the EPP - Emerging Players Programme that runs in conjunction with Derbyshire County Cricket Club, and Zen Malik and Tom Hope are members of the full Worcester County Cricket Club Academy. Matt Goodwin was selected for the full Staffordshire men’s County squad, with Jack Chell and Sam Moores being part of the County development squad.
Our Academy set up is tenderly cared for and nurtured by Andy Housley who is an ECB level 3 coach and he is ably supported by Mike Wood and Mick Womble, both of whom are ECB level 3 coaches and 25+ other ECB level 2 and level 1 qualified coaches who give their up their time both during the winter and the summer.
Moddershall C.C. is a Clubmark registered club. Clubmark accreditation is a Sport England initiative to raise standards in sports clubs in terms of duty of care and safety, quality of coaching and competition, fairness of opportunity and Club management. It gives parents the confidence and peace of mind to recognise that Moddershall C.C. is committed to providing a quality experience.??In the summer Moddershall C.C. has coaching evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Seniors, plus Fridays for it's Academy Juniors. In 2007 Moddershall C.C. became the first Club to have four senior sides in the Premier League in the area, namely the North Staffs. & South Cheshire League. We currently have our 'First' XI in Division 1, Moddershall 'A' XI in Division 3 and their respective 2nd XI's in Division 1B and Division 3B respectively. The Club also participates in The ECB National KO, The Staffordshire County Cup KO, where it reached the final this year losing narrowly to Knypersley by 2 runs, The Stone & District Charity Cup Competition and The Andrew Knighton Memorial Cup Competition, which it won this year beating Penkridge in the final by 5 wickets with 7 overs to spare. In this final 9 of the players were under the age of 18, and Tom Hope had a memorable day taking 3 for 28 and scoring 42 not out to help see his side home.
Moddershall C.C. has an overseas professional and has again secured the services of Kashif Bhatti for 2014. Kash had a fantastic debut season in 2013 where he settled in really well and made many friends, and scored 1148 runs and took 97 wickets in all competitions.
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