Cambourne Cricket Club Wants You!

Cambourne Cricket Club is looking to bring in new players for the 2012 season to continue to build on the fantastic growth it has seen over the past 6 years of competitive cricket. The Colts section is also being expanded in 2012 due to increased numbers of younger colts with U10 and U14 teams being entered into the CYCA leagues. In short, there is no better a time to start playing cricket in Cambourne, so come along to one of our outdoor training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (from 6pm) throughout the playing season and get yourself ready for the summer in 2010.

Whether it be as a player, umpire, scorer or helper, the club is fully inclusive of all genders, races and ages and puts an emphasis on having fun over everything else. As an ECB Clubmark certified club, we have proven higher levels of training, safety, fairness and management so you can be sure that you or your children can enjoy cricket in the best environment possible. We are a friendly and welcoming club and as we are relatively new, there are no decade long cliques for newcomers to break into. Don't take our word for it though, here are the thoughts of 2 players who are now a part the club:



“Cambourne CC is a friendly inclusive club where all are made welcome regardless of ability. I've been with the club since its early days and have been encouraged to get involved in all areas from playing (for the 2nd Xl) to writing articles for the local news papers - most of which have been published! I really enjoy the camaraderie here - come and join us and see for yourself.”

Rishi Sharma - U18s



“I was given a positive and friendly welcome to a community-based club, which evidently has the enthusiasm and vision to develop itself both on and off the field, but also to improve the ability and enjoyment of all its players - regardless of their age or experience.”

Neil Thompson – Left Arm Slinger



How do I get involved?

There are a number of different ways including:

  • Join the email distribution list by going to http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/cambournecc/ or by sending an email to cambournecc-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and following the instructions in the reply. You will then receive regular notifications of team selection, club events and other club news.
  • Visit this website regularly to see all the club news and join in with the discussions going on in the forum.
  • Come along to one of our training sessions. Seniors training is from 6pm on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, whatever the weather. Colts practice is on Sunday mornings 10.30am - midday with youngsters from the age of 7 - 14 welcome.
  • Become a member by filling in a membership application form
  • Check the Event Calendar for all fixtures and other events
  • For more information, contact us.

Do I have to be able to play cricket?

As well as players, we welcome other people looking for a social outlet to help with the operational running of the club.

  • If you used to play cricket but are now perhaps too old, or have picked up an injury then maybe you would want to be an Umpire. Full umpire training may be offered and paid for by the club if the enthusiasm and commitment is there.
  • Even if you have never watched or played cricket before, you might enjoy becoming a scorer.
  • Some of the most memorable games we have played in were because of a fantastic tea between innings! Us cricketers like being looked after so maybe you might be able to help prepare the teas or help looking after the pavilion on matchdays.
  • Is gardening your thing? A lot of work goes into looking after the ground and preparing the wicket each week and although we do get some assistance from the council, particularly with the outfield, your help as an assistant groundsman would be appreciated.
  • You don't have to have played cricket before to become a good cricket coach. Cambourne requires help with coaching, particularly with the junior sides with the U11 manager position currently still vacant. We can offer ECB approved training courses as well as help from other trained coaches from within the club.

What standard of players are you looking for?

Cambourne will be running 4 adult teams and 3 colts teams in 2010 and will therefore cater for all standards of cricketer. Whether you are the next Freddie Flintoff or simply want to play socially, Cambourne CC will be able to offer you the standard of cricket you want. We have trained coaches attending nearly all our training sessions so you can be sure that your cricketing skills will improve as the season goes on.



I haven't got any kit, is that a problem?

Not at all, Cambourne are in the processes of adding even more equipment to their club kitbag and so you will be able to find and use equipment of reasonable quality. We strongly recommend you bring your own box however as anyone whos used a communal box from the kitbag will tell you!



I can't commit to playing every weekend, will I still get a game?

Nearly all our members (with a few notable exceptions) miss the odd weekend and many can only play a few weekends a season. If you can't play every weekend then you might not be picked for the 1st team but there may well be a space in one of the other teams so don't let this stop you getting involved. A large pool of potential players to pick from is healthy for any cricket club.

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