Welcome message from the Chairman
Welcome to the Panteg Cricket Club Website. We are a family orientated club, welcoming and actively encouraging towards cricketers of all ages and ability. We are based in the village of Griffithstown, Torfaen, South Wales. We were awarded the prestigious ECB Club Mark accreditation in 2008.
Formed in 1876 by Sam Copstake after he had purchased the old Panteg Foundry, the club was initially known as the Panteg Steelworks XI. The club possesses one of the finest grounds in South Wales and is regularly used during the summer to host a variety of representative cricket, which includes Glamorgan 2nd XI, MCCU Championship matches and also junior county and national fixtures.
In 2014 the club will be fielding 4 senior sides each Saturday, with the first and second teams competing in the South Wales Premier League. In addition the club will also field 2 Sunday League sides.
2013 was the most successful season in the long history of the club, winning the Glamorgan & Monmouthshire League, and hence winning promotion to the South Wales Premier League. In addition the first XI won the Welsh Cup, beating Llandudno in the final at the SWALEC Stadium, and suffered a last ball loss to Usk in the Macey Knockout Cup.
We have a thriving youth section fielding sides at under 11, 13 and 15 age groups and have a number of qualified coaches with Level 1 & 2 ECB coaching certificates.
The club captain for 2014 will again be Ian Bird.
We have a varied and busy social calendar which includes events such as quiz and race nights, BBQ,s and the Annual Awards Night. The club are also regular tourist to Majorca.
Our social base is at Panteg House where you are welcome to join our hosts Dave and Cheryl for post match drinks.
Anyone interested in joining the club can either contact the Chairman John Lewis on 01495 763196, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any club official.
Practice nights are Tuesday for juniors and Thursday/Friday for seniors
Please browse the site at your leisure, you will find details of all activities within the club including fixtures, results, playing stats, club photographs etc
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