Welcome to Ockbrook & Borrowash Cricket Club. Formed in 1850, we are very proud of our history and are long standing members of the Derbyshire Premier and County Leagues as well as the Mansfield & District Sunday League.
We have four senior teams with our 1st XI playing in the Derbyshire Premier League, a Ladies XI, a Sunday XI and teams at all levels of the Erewash District Junior Cricket Leagues.
We pride ourselves on the inclusive nature of our club, on both the playing and social side. Our fantastic facilities include two grade A* grounds, an all-weather pitch and a two lane, all-weather net facility and a fantastic pavilion with superb bar facility. We have an excellent coaching setup with a Level 4 qualified coach, Andy Brown, heading our team.
Our junior section is very highly regarded, with many juniors playing at both district and county levels and many players making the transition from junior to senior level. Starting with Kwik cricket, our juniors progress to hardball at U11, U13, U15 and U17 levels. The social side of OBCC begins at junior level and continues through to senior level with regular events, encouraging the wider community to join in.
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