The President, Chairman and club members welcome you to the Blunham Cricket Club Play-Cricket website. We are an ambitious and thriving rural Bedfordshire club based in the east of the county.
Blunham fields 6 full senior teams throughout most weekends as well as a thriving youth section for both boys and girls. With two home grounds; the Blunham Playing Fields in Blunham and at the Roxton Playing Fields in the neighbouring village of Roxton.
For the 2016 season, on Saturdays, the first team play in the Tucker & Gardner Premier League 1, the second and thrid team play in the Huntingdonshire county cricket league, divisions Three and Four, whilst the fourths play in the more local Bedfordshire invitational league. On Sundays we field sides in the Premier division and Second division of the Bedfordshire County Cricket League. Midweek, we compete in various different county cups and we also field two teams in the Bedford & District midweek league and youth sides in the Bedfordshire youth leagues. During the winter months we also have three sides competing in the indoor league.
Blunham Cricket Club has seen a period of rapid growth in the last ten years, and prides itself on developing its own players through its massive youth structure. Blunham is only a small village, but what we lack in size we make up for in passion, it is rare to drive through the village during the summer without seeing someone associated with the club.
We are a very sociable club, we undertake an annual tour each year to a new county and this year we are making it a country and Amsterdam will be visited by "The Phoenix". New players are very much welcome, it is a great club to play for in a great setting. In 2010, the clubhouse was rebuild offering superb facilites that are available to hire, you can view the website (www.blunhampfa.co.uk) of Blunham Playing Field Association to find out more.
Blunham Cricket Club has its own main website (www.blunhamcc.com) for information, news and events throughout the season, and a more light-hearted look at the Club's activities.
Blunham famously regained the Guinness world record for the longest ever continuous (That means day and night ...!) game of cricket in August 2010, achieving 105 hours. Please visit our dedicated website (www.blunhamcc.com/2010record) to see more of when Blunham Cricket Club became World Record Breakers, again!
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