Congratulations to U15 squad on a very successful 2014 season
North Wales U15 Champions
Flintshire K O - winners
Welsh Cup - Runners -up
Pontblyddyn C.C. is one of, if not the, oldest cricket club in Wales. According to Sir Garfield Sobers it is unique! On a visit to the club he commented that it was the only ground in the world where he had to cross a river bridge to reach the field of play.
Our beautiful setting on the Hartsheath Estate, with rivers flowing on 3 sides of the ground makes it one of the most picturesque grounds in Great Britain.
Our first, second and third eleven teams all play in the North Wales Cricket League, the 1XI in the Premier league, the 2XI in Division 1 and our 3rd XI Team, for young players on the verge of senior cricket, in the 3XI Sunday League.
The Club won the 2013 Flintshire knock-out competition and also participates in the Welsh knock-out, & ECB 20/20 tournaments and fulfill the criteria of a "Village," being probably one of the smallest villages in Wales.
Pontblyddyn is an Accredited Club and holds the prestigious CLUBMARK award, for which the club has to be re-Accredited every 3 years, indicating that we are a club that is well managed and organised. The club was also awarded the prestigious title of Flintshire Community Club of the Year in 2010 at the Flintshire Sports Personality of the Year Awards, which again reflects most creditably on our work within the local community.
For the last 8 years, the club has participated in the ECB/CBW initiative 'Chance to Shine' which aims at restoring cricket to the curriculum in state schools. The club will be continuing this work where possible in 2014 with coaches from the club working with schools to further our partnerships and encourage more youngsters to take up the game.
We are proud of our junior section, we have successful teams at under 9, 11, 13, and under 15 levels who compete in the NEWJCD leagues and CBW national competitions. The U15 side were league winners in 2012 and also indoor champions. We are also actively encouraging girls to form a team, which we did at U9 level in 2012. Our ECB CA qualified coaches ensure the youngsters have the highest level of skills training, with coaching at indoor nets during the winter and regular weekly outdoor coaching during the season every Friday night 6.30pm to 8.00pm.
The youngsters are the future of cricket and their development is nurtured at Pontblyddyn. We look to give every youngster the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
So anyone interested, boys or girls please come and join us! – contact us using the contact us page or alternatively contact Roger Eltham (Club Chairman) with your inquiry. Tel: 07777 689697 e-mail: email@example.com
The club welcomes new members, young and old. We promote a social inclusion policy. We are always looking to encourage local groups to use our clubhouse and facilities so please contact us if you are interested. Our club has recently been refurbished internally and can stage many events from christenings to birthday parties.
Touring teams are always welcome at all levels.
Enjoy your cricket.
Pontblyddyn Clubmark Award - Details of the Club Development Plan and major club policies, can be found on the about us page or in the members area.
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