Horsmonden Cricket Club has gone through a period of rapid progression. The club is very inclusive offering cricket to players of all abilities in both junior and senior sections. The club has a strong cricketing tradition with a number of very talented players having represented the club over the years. We are keen to continue developing players to a level where they can truly realise their potential. To those ends HCC is very committed to a progressive coaching programme where we identify the most talented players and provide them with the skills, guidance and environment to allow them to really grow as players. We are not driven by winning leagues or cups, we are committed to enabling players to reach their potential and to playing the game in the right way. The club is very focused on the team ethic and encourages all of our players to understand that the team always comes first.
The Club emblem depicts clockwise St. Margaret's Church, an Oak tree symbolising the Oak forests which once covered the Weald, Oast Houses symbolising the hop industry and a Gun symbolising the late 16th and 17th Century Gun Foundry when Horsmonden was the centre of the English arms industry.
Horsmonden Cricket Club have ECB Clubmark Accreditation which gives us a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure prioritising junior development and creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
Supported by the Kent Cricket Board, ECB Clubmark gives HCC an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices.
HCC are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes with their colour code are:
Horsmonden Cricket Club are affiliated to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) which allows HCC to access a range of tangible benefits. Our affiliation is via Kent Cricket Board (KCB), our County Board.
The England and Wales Cricket Board is the governing body for all cricket in England and Wales.
ECB provides support for the game far beyond the boundaries of just international and first class cricket.
One Game is an ambitious project aimed at widening the appeal of cricket and ensuring as many people as possible are welcomed into the game regardless of age, race, ability or gender.
A key part of the One Game project will be the One Game Pledge which everyone in cricket will be invited to sign as a public declaration of their commitment to a fully inclusive game.
"Horsmonden Cricket Club pledge to gain more volunteers throughout the local cricket community"
Pledges can be made by individuals or clubs alike. Visit the ECB One Game Pledge.
Across the 39 County Cricket Boards in England and Wales there are currently just under 1,400 identified Focus Clubs, Horsmomnden CC being one of them.
HCC as a Focus Club have been selected by Kent Cricket Board on the basis that:
HCC as a designated a Focus Club is: