Welcome to the St Margaret's Cricket Club website, we are one of the few clubs actually based in Ipswich, playing at at Ransomes Sports Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich, IP4 4JJ.
We were formed in 1948 and are founding members of the Two Counties Championship and currently has teams in Division Four and Division Nine East.
A new pavilion built by the owners Ipswich Borough Council, with support from the Football Foundation, the ECB and both Ransomes FC and St Margaret's CC, is in the final stages of construction and is due to opened during the current 2016 season.
In recent seasons we have taken over the preparation of the cricket wickets, purchased covers to protect the playing surface and this season renovated the net area. As with most cricket clubs, we are always on the lookout for new players, whether you are young or old we would be glad to hear from you if you are looking to start playing cricket.
We have thriving junior section is with coaching and teams for U11,13 &15 levels. The club has achieved Clubmark and Focus Club status and has strong links with all the local schools.
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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