Chichester Priory Park CC was founded in 1851, and has a proud history and a particularly strong connection with the birth of test cricket.
The club has four senior Saturday Mens XI's and play in the Sussex League and West Sussex Invitation League, where it regularly competes for honours. In addition our Women’s VIII plays in the Sussex Development League.
We have a thriving junior section with 14 teams for ages from U8 to U18, including 3 girls teams, all playing very competitively. On Tuesday evenings in excess of 100 under 10 junior members attend coaching sessions run by our team of qualified coaches.
We are ClubMark accredited and a former National Chance to Shine Club of the Year.
As a club we have the following aims:
Enjoyable cricket played in the spirit of the game for members of all ages. Provide opportunities for all members to develop & play cricket to the highest level. Provide facilities of the highest standard. Provide a welcoming and friendly environment for all members and visitors. Provide a link with the community, providing young people with the opportunity to flourish. Provide support for the future development of Sussex CCC.
We are always delighted to welcome new members to our club to play for any one of our teams or just to participate in our thriving club. To enquire about joining please contact Graeme Bennison (07718 961375) or for junior cricket, contact Jan Barnes on (01243) 785637.
After 165 years years we are moving from Priory Park and will host all 1st & 2nd XI fixtures at Goodwood CC.
Surely there can't be a better place to play or watch cricket!!
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