Welcome to Helston Cricket Club
There were wild scenes at Gorran on the final day of the league season, as the 1st XI clinched the County Division One title in nerve racking fashion.
Having set Gorran 228 to win, it all looked plain sailing as we reduced the hosts to 110-7. However, the next partnership was worth 74, leaving players and travelling support biting their nails. That was until Steve Jenkin and Gavin Tregenza took control of proceedings, both picking up a vital wicket to leaving Gorran 30 short with just 1 wicket remaining, before the former wrapped up the league title with a run out off his own bowling.
The celebrations that followed were as much in relief as they were delight. After more than a decade out of the top flight, we are finally back where we want to be.
Helston CC is located in the heart of Helston on Clodgey Lane. We've been situated here at Beacon Parc since the 1960's. The club was previously based on Helston Downs, the site of Culdrose. We then relocated from here in 1947 to give way to the airfield, which meant a temporary move to a ground at Sithney common hill/Porthleven hill. We won the first county league in 1905 and repeated this feat the following season, before winning the league for a third time in 1908. The last time we were able to win the league was in 1924. We have also been lucky enough to win the coveted Vinter Cup on two occasions.
2015 can be seen as a historic year for the club, as the 1st XI sealed their promotion back to the Cornish top flight for the first time in 14 years. As well as this, the club were able to field a 3rd XI bridging the gap between our youth and senior teams. The 2nd XI finished 4th in their debut season in Division 4 West, along with a Vinter Cup quarter final and an Andrew Cup semi final.
Our youth setup is forever progressing. Consisting of U11, U13, U15 and a girls section, continuous good work by our coaches and volunteers are really helping bring our youngsters through to our senior sides and the county youth setup.
Our Evening League continued their successful past few seasons by once again winning their Mining Division group, before losing out to Redruth in the semi-final at Mt Ambrose.
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