Washington Cricket Club will develop sport and in particular Cricket in the wider community giving opportunities to all who want to play the sport regardless of age, race, religion or ability. We will endeavour to continually develop both the human and physical infrastructure of the club to provide the facilities for life long engagement in an active lifestyle
We have the ECB Club Mark status, and classed as Focus Club by the Durham County Cricket Board.
Washington Cricket Club aims to provide pathways for people of all ages to develop a lifelong active lifestyle based on playing active sport from the age of 7, this will be achieved by providing opportunities to play cricket at all ages and at all levels appropriate to the ability of members of the club.
We are currently running teams in the North East Premire League 1, 1st, 2nd and two 3rd teams at senior levels. In the junior section we have currently teams at in all age groups, 11s,13s,15s, and under 18s
We also have a team playing in the Hetton Lyons Sunday league, this team is used to introduce juniors, new members to the longer format of the game.
While promoting diversity, the club will continue to nurture and develop the skills of the gifted and talented offering pathways to the highest level of cricket via strong links with the County CDM (Cricket Development Managers), and the Community Coaches.
The club will also continue to develop links with its wider community, such as schools volunteer organizations, elected members and residents groups in order to develop as many pathways into cricket as possible.
Actively involved with the District Development Groups.
The key priorities for the club are
1 Schools cricket
2 Coach Development
3 Squad Development
4 Retention of junior players in adult cricket
5 Development of volunteers
6 Status of the senior teams
7 Development of physical infrastructure of the club.