Helston Cricket Club
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.
2 Senior teams competed in the Cornish leagues in 2014. The 1st XI are in Cornwall County Division 1 . They finished 4th, a point behind 3rd, in their first season back in Senior cricket and will be hoping to push on again in 2015. The 2nd XI now compete in Division 4 after they won Division 5 West after a fantastic second half to the season. They also went on to beat Launceston in the County final, ensuring they copied the 1st XI's glory from 2013. We will be entering a 3rd XI to the club in 2015.
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 narrowly finishing runners-up to Mt Ambrose in the area final.
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