Flitwick Cricket Club is a large, Clubmark Accredited, "Focus Club", in central Bedfordshire with over 60 adult playing members and one of the largest youth sections in the County.
On Saturdays, we enter three teams in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League. All three teams achieved their highest ever finish in 2014. The first team are now the highest ranked of any Bedfordshire club and play in the Hertfordshire Championship. The second team gained promotion in 2014 and due to the latest League restructure will start 2015 in Division 4B. Our third team secured a fourth successive promotion and will play in the newly structured Division 9B.
On Sundays, we field three senior teams in the Bedfordshire County Cricket League. The 1st XI were County Champions in both 2010 and 2012. A young 2nd XI play in Division 2 and the third eleven compete in Division 5. In addition we continue to stretch our youngsters via the Development Division, aimed specifically at Under 17 development, with the support of some adults.
In the winter months, the club participates in the Bedfordshire Indoor Cricket League, with games taking place on Sunday mornings at The Bunyan Centre in Bedford. The first team were once again County Champions in 2013/4 and will go forward in 2015 as Bedfordshire representatives in the ECB National Championships, hoping to progress to the National Semi Finals at Lord's as they did in 2011. The second team also play in Division 1. The third team play in Division 3 and this year we have entered a fourth team in Division 4.
The clubhouse, with a well stocked bar and large function room, is available for hire throughout the year. It is an ideal venue for parties and should you wish to hire it please contact Clubhouse Manager, Mary Stone on 01525 713532 or By Email. For more information please go to the Clubhouse page.
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