Pagham Cricket Club is a well-established and friendly club near Bognor Regis in West Sussex. We currently have two playing sides in the Sussex Cricket League on Saturdays, as well as three local sides representing the club on Sundays and midweek. All these teams play against a wide variety of clubs in Sussex and Hampshire.
There are also opportunities for youth players from ages 9 to 14 and beyond to enter cricket. Our youth team setup competes in the local Colts league and the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival held throughout July and August.
The Pagham wicket is widely acknowledged as one of the best in the local area. In the 1970s, Sussex County Cricket Club (S.C.C.C). held two First Class matches at the ground against Oxford University in 1976 and 1979, according to the Cricinfo website (www.espncricinfo.com). This makes our ground a member of an elite group of 340 grounds in the UK.
The club currently has two artificial net bays in addition to a new state of the art mobile net used for grass wicket practise and coaching sessions, which is supervised by badge holding coaches.
Pagham Cricket Club is a registered community amateur sports club and is attached to both the Sussex Cricket Board and the England Cricket Board (ECB), and has been accredited with the ‘ECB Club Mark’.
The Cricket Club Clubhouse also has bar and kitchen facilities open on match days and for club functions. This clubhouse is also available for hire by phoning 01243 263058. To find out more visit the club website www.paghamcricketclub.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