Ryton Cricket Club is an ECB Clubmark accredited Amateur Cricket Club based in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. The club is based at the centre of the local community and has excellent links with local schools, providing an opportunity for school children to learn and develop new skills, as well as giving them an opportunity to play competitive cricket.
We have two Senior Cricket teams, playing in the 'Go-North East' Northumberland and Tyneside Senior Cricket League. The first XI play in A2 Division, and the 2nd XI play in B2.
We also have a Sunday League team playing in the Hetton Lyons Sunday League - new for 2015
There are four junior teams within our club, U11, U13, U15 and U18.
We have recently installed an excellent 2-lane artificial practice facility which is entirely enclosed and provides superb practice opportunities for all members.
Winter training takes place on Tuesday evenings at Charles Thorp School. U7-U11 is 5-6pm, U11-U13 is 6-7pm. Senior practice sessions are now on every Tuesday evening between 7.30pm - 9pm.
Outdoor training will take place once the season starts in April on Thursday evenings for seniors, 6-8pm. Junior training takes place on Fridays between 6pm and 7.30pm.
Our recently refurbished clubhouse is an ideal place to hire out for functions and is an
excellent venue for parties, Christenings and any such gathering of large
groups of people.
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