Sprowston Cricket Club was originally formed in 1886 and for many years played its cricket on the local Parish Council ground. However in 1989 it acquired its own ground at Barkers Lane. The ground has been developed since then into one of the best in Norfolk with two squares containing 18 cricket strips, a separate all weather pitch and a double practice net.
The Club fields four teams on Saturdays, two in the Norfolk Cricket Alliance and, two in the Norfolk Cricket League. On Sundays we compete in the Carter Cup competition and play friendly matches.
During midweek we field a team in the Norfolk Cricket Board over 40 competition in addition to hosting touring cricket clubs.
The Club’s youth section is strong, fielding teams in U19, U15, U13, and U11 teams in the Norfolk Alliance and/or Broadland competition. Being a family club we like to start our players young and have active under 9 coaching sessions playing Kwik Cricket.
Should you wish to join the club or would like further information please send an email with your enquiry.
The Club is active all year round hosting Norwich Union Rugby Club and 3 youth football clubs playing small game football.
With a modern clubhouse we hire it for meetings and parties.
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