Junior cricket coaching tonight Monday 22nd Aug 2016 is cancelled due the the ground being waterlogged.
The ground is located off Sawley Road, Chatburn in Lancashire's beautiful Ribble Valley with views over Grindleton Fell to the north and Pendle Hill in the south.
The club was formed in 1923 and although no records still exist going back to
the formation a minute book detailing this is retained dating back to January 1940.
In 1991 the club won the C&DCL second division and were promoted to the first division. This success was short lived and relegation unfortunately followed the very next season. The club has remained in the second division since. The only success the second eleven attained was winning promotion to the third division in 1998. At the end of the 2005 season the 1st eleven were relegated to the third division despite winning the last three games of the season.
In 2006 the first eleven bounced back to the second division after winning the third division at the first attempt.
At the end of the 2007 season the second eleven regained a spot in the fourth division.
At the beginning of 2009 season the former Downham Drakes, now known as the Drakes and playing at Chatburn joined the club, playing Village cricket at home on Thursday nights.
The club also has a Junior section. The under 11s are competing in the Ribblesdale under 11s division during the 2016 season
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