Welcome to Chalke Valley Cricket Club.
Although Chalke Valley Cricket Club was founded only in 2000, there has been cricket played in the Valley for many years.
In the 1950s and sixties, Bowerchalke CC was a force to be reckoned with, while Broad Chalke CC grew in strength from its beginnings in 1958 and was still going strong when it was renamed Chalke Valley at the turn of the millennium. In June 2008, the Club celebrated fifty years of cricket at Broad Chalke.
The club moved to a beautiful new ground at Butts Field, Bowerchalke in 2010. The Ground Opening took place on a hot June day against a celebrity Bunbury Cricket Club XI. In January 2014, a new pavilion was constructed replacing the temporary twin-peaked marquee pavilion.
Today, the club plays league cricket in the Dorset Saturday League and friendly matches on a Sunday. During the week, the club takes part in the Old Sarum Invitation League Twenty20. The club also offers coaching to junior players and to anyone else who would like some help tweaking their bowling action, improving their straight drives or honing their fielding.
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