The Worcestershire Cricket exists to lead, support and influence the growth, quality and accessibility of recreational cricket within Worcestershire
Worcestershire Cricket – Champion Clubs – Clubs doing more for their players, players doing more for their clubs
The Worcestershire Cricket Board (WCB) is the local governing body for the game. Together our team of professional officers and volunteers strive to lead cricket locally. The WCB and it’s various partner groups cover the broadest spectrum of cricketing activity including:
The WCB aim to provide opportunities for school children to enjoy the many health and social benefits that cricket promotes. This is mainly achieved by the delivery of high quality coaching and upskilling of teachers through the Cricket Foundations Chance to Shine programme. The WCB also provide these children with oportunities to compete within hard and softball competitions. By providing quality entry routes to the game the WCB aim to encourage children to start their cricketing voyage by becoming members of their local cricket clubs.
The WCB aim to nurture those more talented youngsters to produce not only better club cricketers, but also provide opportunities for those talented and committed individuals to become the next representative of Worcestershire County Cricket Club. This is achieved via a quality player pathway providing junior club competitions, District and County age group cricket and an Emerging Players Programme providing specialised coaching tailored to the individual player need.
The women’s game provides competitive structures to assist the development of those young and talented female cricketers providing them an opportunity to represent Worcestershire Women’s 1st XI and potentially progress further to the England national squads.
The WCB aim to support all affiliated clubs by offering a number of packages which cater to their needs. This is prioritised through our Focus clubs which are geographically selected as being the key delivery partners of the strategic plan. Assistance comes in the form of support with funding and facilities applications as well as through the Clubmark accreditation process. Our 4 local Cricket Development Groups situated within the North, South, East and West-Central regions of the county provide the structures to disseminate information to the local club volunteers as well as providing the forum in which to debate local issues.
The workforce of cricket within Worcestershire includes coaches, umpires, scorers, groundsman, volunteers and administrators of many of our clubs and partner groups. We aim to deliver high quality courses which cater for the demands of the workforce aiming to provide opportunities to upskill in order to best serve the cricketers of Worcestershire.