Our strategic objectives are aligned to those of the ECB and Chance to Shine but we also recognise that local need, strengths and weaknesses necessitate that our plan is tailored to Somerset.
To make cricket the sport of choice for people in Somerset.
To create pathways for all participants to fulfil their potential, promoting the game with passion and enthusiasm, offering everyone the opportunity to be involved and to make their experience fun and enjoyable.
Our Core Objectives
To fulfil our stated mission we will:
- Increase adult participation and improve player retention
- Increase disabled opportunities and participation in cricket
- Support schools cricket more than ever before
- Deliver a high quality performance programme
- Improve development opportunities for volunteers
- Modernise our communication methods
- Align objectives with key stakeholders
- Our Corporate Structure
Originally created by the ECB in the mid 1990’s, Somerset Cricket Board was incorporated as a limited company in 2011.
We hold a public AGM and also host affiliated club meetings across the county whereby over two hundred members (clubs, schools, associations etc.) are invited to attend. These meetings are a vital component of our objective to improve communication, and to develop a wider sense of ownership of the future of cricket activities within the Somerset cricket community.
There is a Board of Directors managing the company’s activities on behalf of the members. The Directors include three senior personnel from Somerset CCC, (CEO, President & Academy Director) emphasising the close working relationship that exists in the county between the professional and recreational aspects of the game. It also includes the Executive Director, who is responsible for the day to day running of the Board’s professional staff.
The main partner is the ECB, who provide a large proportion of our core funding.
Additionally we work very closely with Somerset CCC, all local Leagues, Chance to Shine, state and independent schools, the Lords Taverners, County Sport Partnerships, Somerset Umpires and Scorers Association, Somerset Groundsmans Association and Somerset Coaches Association.
We are indebted to our valuable sponsors who enable us to facilitate more cricket in the county thanks to their support.