Cricket Wales is the national governing body for recreational cricket in Wales and is one of 39 Boards affiliated to the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The Cricket Wales Board is made up of representatives from senior cricket, junior cricket, cricket officials and Glamorgan Cricket. Additional specialist skills also exist on the Board, for example Directors with responsibility for finance and welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
Cricket Wales has five main objectives:
1. Grow the game
2. Retain players within the game
3. Widen access to the game
4. Ensure everyone has a positive experience
5. Ensure people can be the best they can be
Click here to visit the Cricket Wales website.
- A new and first ever shared strategy is being progressed across Cricket Wales and Glamorgan Cricket.
- We have a Diversity programme mainly supporting BME cricket in Cardiff. This is also supported with a collaboration with SW Police in terms of the Cohesion Cup.
- Club player appearances: A more proactive approach has begun in 2018 whereby more club requests for players will be pre-programmed. Our thanks to the chaplain for his volunteered help in coordination.
- The Cricket in Wales Fund is slowly attracting funds however not much progress has been made in 2018. Find out more HERE
- An international ticket and domestic reward is offered to all stars clubs (130+) in Wales.
- The Glamorgan Ambassador club scheme encourages clubs to bring big groups to T20 Matches for ‘Big Night Outs’. Read MORE
- Prestige recreational take place at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff and in 2018 include:-
- South Wales Premier League T20 final 22nd July
- Senior Welsh Cup 2nd September
- Kwik Cricket Finals 9th July
- Cardiff Cohesion Community Cup with South Wales Police 17th September
- Cricket Wales U13 & U15 Club Finals 26 & 27th July
Cricket Wales: Clearing the Boundaries
Growing the game
- By far the biggest headline this summer will be All Stars Cricket (ASC): about 130 centres are currently set to deliver ASC this summer. In 2017 2,200 new 5 & 6 year olds joined clubs which effectively increased junior club membership by 30%. In 2018 we strive to market and promote this successful product across all Wales to reach a targeted doubling of 2017’s outcome. A list of informative films can be seen on the Glamorgan & CW websites, you are recommended to view here (play cricket/all-stars). We are nearly close to realising an ALL STARS centre in most clubs that run junior cricket in Wales.
- We hope to run new types of centres this year including park based and leisure centre based all-stars centres which are also in deprived or non-cricket clubs areas.
- We aim to ensure that local cricket reflects the blend of our communities and to that effect we have projects which are encouraging more people from black and ethnic minorities, more girls and more people with a disability to play cricket.
- The six part time girls & women officers are busy organising a large number of softball festivals across Wales Watch one of last year’s FILMS HERE Last years’ activity will be dwarfed by 2018 with a projected 1000 females young and older, getting involved in soft ball festivals. To contact the officers click here
- Chance to Shine (C2S) is a cricket charity which supports our work in talking cricket into schools. A new range of C2S products have been rolled out including a new teacher’s web resource which we are aligning with the Welsh curriculum. This is now live and available here. A range of new and existing community coaches have been recruited and trained up in the new programme. This year over 600 schools visits will be heavily oriented towards All Stars cricket growth. A bank of case studies has been produced and available on demand. A heavy programme of schools visits is in peak season.
- A typical winter’s workforce education programme realised 670+ people trained across all aspects of making cricket run in Wales.
- Matthew Thompson has now begun his role with Cricket Wales managing the talent pathway to get in touch click here. Through club recommendations, regional and Wales age group representative cricket and a network of very experienced coaches, we work closely across Glamorgan and Cricket Wales to produce the future Glamorgan professionals.
- There have been significant increased levels of compliance in terms of safeguarding requirements across junior and senior leagues in Wales and it is imperative that all cricket takes this subject seriously fort more information and support click here
Customer satisfaction in the recreational Game
- Thus is an important piece of information nowadays in a fact changing world. We need to make sure that the offer of cricket is relevant and appropriate for society and so we take periodic insight surveys to ensure we can adapt and offer cricket in as effective a way as possible.