Welcome purveyors of cricket, procrastinators and humble friends, to the Western Express.
This is the Home of Loose Cricket! Bound together by the rumblings and ramblings of a rich 145 year cricketing history, you're about leave the platform and step out into the middle to begin your innings.
Would you like to have a bat or bowl sir?
Want to play competitive cricket at a vibrant and social cricket club this summer, then join GWR cricket club. Whether you bat, bowl or field we’ll find a place for you in one of our teams.
We have 2 teams playing in the Middlesex Championship and a friendly team who play on a Sunday.
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About 5 years ago we only had a handful of young players. After a lot of work from some dedicated volunteers, we have been able to grow our youth section exponentially. We now have over 50 kids and they've even started to infiltrate the adult game!
It doesn't matter if your child is an athletic prodigy or it's their first time playing sport. We don't have a waiting list and you don't even need your own expensive kit bags. If you like to play cricket, we'll find a place in the team for you!
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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