Develop your club


ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs that shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members.

Clubmark accreditation also means your club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people.

ECB Clubmark (LOGO)

Club & Facility Management

A toolkit to support cricket clubs with everything from the day to day running of a cricket club, including energy, water and insurance to ground care and more.

You will have the opportunity to request a visit from our County Pitch Advisors and guidance on wider ground maintenance support through the Grounds Management Association (GMA).

It is also the place to find the latest guidance for larger scale projects such as, pavilions and non-turf match play and training facility developments.


Most cricket clubs require funding to improve what they can offer and to ensure that the facilities they have, provide both a welcoming environment for their members and the best possible experience for their players.

Getting hold of money isn’t always easy and so this section has been developed to support the volunteer at the cricket club and to direct you to opportunities to support your club.

ECB Get Set Weekend

Get Set Weekend

Get Set Weekend (formerly CricketForce) is an initiative for cricket clubs encouraging members of the club and local community to get together to get the ground ready for the new season.

Whether your club is big or small it matters not. Club projects have ranged from simple paint jobs and sight screen scrubbing to brand new changing rooms, function rooms, and even a new pavilion full stop.

Whatever the project you have planned, it’ll be right for the Get Set Weekend.


Getting the administrative side of your community cricket club right is an important part of ensuring success on the pitch. If the behind-the-scenes requirements are managed effectively, attention and energy can rightly be focussed on the field of play.

An appropriately sized and properly functioning club committee is a key element of making thorough and representative decisions which benefit all sections of the club. The Foundation wants to ensure clubs comply with all necessary obligations, such as data protection and employment law; and protect their committee members and volunteers.

Play Cricket (SVG)


We take the safeguarding of our young people, players, volunteers and coaches extremely seriously.

The Foundation has an appointed safeguarding officer – Ellen Mutch – and deputy – Jim Donaldson – whose job is to liaise with the county on all safeguarding issues and to offer advice to anyone within cricket who needs it.

Grassroots Cricket Awards

The Grassroots Cricket Awards (formerly NatWest OSCAs) are aimed at recognising those volunteers who give their time to the game of cricket – without these individuals the game would not survive.
Women & Girls Cricket

ECB Regulations

Coaches Association

Harry Watts / Club Development Manager

Harry Watts / Club Development Manager

Harry joined the team in August 2022 as our Urban Development Officer and was initially responsible for growing the game of cricket in the urban areas of Bristol and Gloucester. In April 2024, Harry was promoted to Club Development Manager where he now delivers on a number of ECB priority areas including Facility Development, Clubmark, as well as working with Local Authorities on their Playing Pitch Strategies.

In 2018, Harry graduated from Swansea University with a degree in Media & Communications and later gained a PGCE in Primary Education from UWE, having spent multiple years working in primary schools. At his local club, Thornbury CC, Harry supports in different areas, including being an emergency player when required!

Now in his exciting role as Club Development Manager, he is responsible for leading the team of club development staff and working closely with cricket clubs across the county to provide direct support with the aim of creating sustainable clubs for the future.  Furthermore, Harry leads youth competitions and the ECB Clubmark Accreditation and sits on a number of GCF Development Groups and Committees.

As a local Bristolian, Harry is a Bristol Rovers supporter and is a big all-round sports fan.