Why Barnards Green Cricket Club
Barnards Green Cricket Club was formed in 1934 and is proud to have become one of the leading cricket clubs in the county. We are fortunate to have some excellent facilities - we have two grounds, two all-weather wickets, two skittle alleys, and club premises which are staffed by full-time stewards and open all year round. Our facilities are available for the community to use for sporting events and other functions and celebrations. We are proud to have not only a successful senior cricket section, but boast a thriving junior cricket section with a clear pathway into senior cricket. The Club is also proud of its links with the local community and local businesses.
Active in our community and beyond
Barnards Green Cricket Club is a community cricket club in Malvern, providing cricket and social opportunities to the local community and players from a wide area. We offer cricket for all, from the very youngest right up to the highest level in the Birmingham & District League, and everything in between!
The club is open to all and run by volunteers. Our aim is to encourage greater participation in cricket - both playing and socially - across every part of our local community. We are very proud of the development of our junior programme. Through the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, we have a well-established junior section with over 100 junior members. We are proud that over the years many of our juniors have gone on to have a lifelong involvement in the game, be it playing at representative or senior club level, or supporting others as volunteers.
We have a wide catchment area and now have around 500 members in total. Our club is founded on a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment which is open to all age groups, playing standards and social groups. We welcome many visitors to the ground from across Worcestershire and fixtures against clubs from Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Warwickshire widen our reach further. We are active across all social media and have a website which is updated on with news on a regular basis.
Coming out of lockdown the club was a lifeline for many members of all ages, with training, matches and the club itself providing a focus after the isolation of lockdown. We are an important social hub for the local community and our facilities are used by a wide range of other voluntary and social groups including a thriving skittles league, crib, quizzes as well as being a venue for family parties and gatherings. So any support you can offer would have a wide-reaching impact in the community too.
Our vision is to be an “outstanding community cricket club where success and enjoyment are the natural outcomes of high levels of participation and commitment”, with the following objectives:
- Enjoyment - To excite and enthuse every current and potential member and supporter
- Participation - To maximise opportunities for cricketers to enjoy and fulfil their potential in a safe and friendly environment
- Development - To be a club that promotes and encourages positive personal and team development and behaviours within the spirit of cricket
- Community - To engage with the local community to help encourage positive life choices and offer ‘cricket for all’
- Facilities - To develop and sustain excellent sporting and community facilities
To continue this work we will need the support of sponsors, organisations and individuals and we are actively seeking to develop long term partnerships to realise our ambitions
Our senior teams all play league cricket. Our 1st XI play in the Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League – Premier Division Two. Our 2nd, 3rd XI and 4th XI all play in the Worcestershire County League. We also have a Sunday side playing friendlies throughout the summer and we enter many different cup competitions too.
The junior section of the club is essential to the continued growth and expansion of Barnards Green Cricket Club. We have thriving junior training and coaching activities as well as a full programme of matches against other Worcestershire clubs. The importance of the junior section to the club can be seen by the ever increasing number of members. We are proud to say many of our junior members play regularly in our senior teams and also play representative cricket at both district and county levels.
Our clubhouse runs as a fully licensed premises throughout the year and is host to a number of other sports and pastimes as well as providing a venue for social and community gatherings. The club hosts crib matches, has 4 skittles teams and runs a Friday evening skittles competition for members. We run a Christmas savings club too. Our function room plays host to many parties and celebrations and is also a venue used by a Dementia cafe and Radio club.