Welcome to Cambridge Granta Cricket Club
The 1st XI play in the EAPL (East Anglian Premier League). This league represents the highest standard of club cricket within East Anglia and features teams from Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. The 1st XI finished Third in 2015 and will be looking to challenge once again in Season 2016. (Previous Highlights - EAPL Champions in 2010 & 2011, Runners Up in the ECB National Club Knockout Competition in 2011) The 1st XI also competes in 2 National Competitions - The ECB National 20/20 and ECB National Club Championship.
In 2015 our 2nd XI were promoted back into Tucker Gardner Division 2 in the Cambs & Hunts Premier League following a successful winning season in Cambs Senior Division 1 in 2015. Not only champions but also winning both the cups they entered.
The 3rd team, newly promoted to Junior 1 & 4th team will once again play in the CCA Divisions and continue to provide an invaluable player pathway for our talented junior cricketers in their step up into senior cricket. The club also runs a Friendly XI team which competes against the various University and touring sides, as well as a Touring XI that will travel to some part of the country during the summer.
Often described as 'The life and blood of the club’, is the phenomenal Junior Section. Having achieved the ECB Clubmark accreditation, 2016 will see approximately 180 young and enthusiastic cricketers playing and practicing as members of the club next season. Juniors are coached every Sunday from 9:45 until 12:00 at Clare College Sports ground Bentley Road.
Our unique partnership with Cambridge United ensures there are enough qualified coaches to cover all ages from 5 upwards
Looking for a new club?
We welcome players of all ages and abilities. please contact one of our club contacts which can be found in the club contacts link.
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