Newton Aycliffe Cricket Club were delighted recently to receive confirmation that, following a long drawn out assessment, they had been awarded Clubmark by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Clubmark shows that the Cricket Club are prioritising junior development and creating a high quality community cricket club who have systems in place to ensure the safety of all participants.

They were assessed in four themes and had to show that systems were in place to meet very exacting standards.

The themes were:

• Duty Of Care And Safeguarding Children

• The Cricket Programme

• Knowing Your Club And The Community

• Club Management

The Clubmark logo featuring the club’s unique number will now be displayed on all official literature and the certificate from the ECB is proudly displayed in the foyer of the Sports Club.

Anybody over the age of 6 years who is interested in cricket and would like more information about Newton Aycliffe Cricket Club should contact the Secretary Lee Weldon on (01325) 312424 or 07759 754959