Located in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, 'Tew offers a friendly welcome to a variety of teams ranging from junior "Kwik-cricket" teams, through the junior age-groups (U11, U13, U15 & U17) and up to adult (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Mid-week, & Sunday).
Across all ages, club membership in 2013 was nearly 200, a majority of which are junior members but with over 80 members representing our 4 Saturday League teams during the season.
The mens' teams play in the Home Counties Premier Cricket League Div 2, and in Divisions 3, 6 & 9 of the Cherwell League on Saturdays from May through to September. The midweek team competes in the Brackley midweek league. Every year the club enters the national Village Competition.
The junior teams play in the West Oxfordshire junior cricket leagues for the relevant age-groups. The strong emphasis on youth development, as evidenced by the hugely popular and well-attended Friday junior coaching and practice sessions, and the continual 'blending-in' of younger players into the mens' sides, has led to a regular number of junior County representatives, Regional division selection, and more recently full County selections.
The club is proud to play host regularly to Oxfordshire junior age-group representative matches and 2014 will see the return visit of Oxfordshire CCC for a 3-day match, and a new visitor - Unicorns who will be hosting Northants 2nd XI in a T20 double-header.
We are justifiably proud of both our two adjoining grounds, pitches and facilities and on a warm, sunny day there is nowhere nicer to play cricket or just relax and watch...
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