Redditch Entaco Cricket Club
Address: 166 Bromsgrove Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 4RN
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Redditch Entaco Cricket Club was formed out of a merger between two clubs steeped in history in the local area. Both Redditch CC (formed 1848) and Entaco CC (formed 1862) have been active since the mid 19th century and in 2014 the decision was made to join both entities.
The 1st and 2nd XI’s continue to play on Redditch’s Bromsgrove Road ground and the 3rd and 4th XI’s taking up residence at the Entaco Studley Sports & Social Club.
All 4 Saturday teams compete in the Worcestershire County League, the 1’s and 2’s in Division 1 of their respective leagues and the 3’s and 4’s in Division 5. As Redditch CC, the club was also a member of the Birmingham League, before suffering relegation in 2006.
There aren’t many clubs who can boast full clubhouse facilities and both their main and second grounds, and the move has seen the club progress rapidly off the field. In the 2015 season, they will be hosting the Lashings All Stars team, who can call on a host of current and ex-international players in their squad.
We aim to translate this into boosting on field performances, and eventually achieving promotion back to the Birmingham League.
Redditch Entaco CC, also has a reputation for developing junior players and bringing them all the way through to first team level. This is shown in the fact that we have received the Clubmark award from the ECB.
Many of the 1st XI squad has played at the club since they were in school, which is not only indicative of our homegrown focus but also the atmosphere around the club. There are many social events taking place throughout the season and also during the winter, whilst a good gathering is always found at the bar post match on a Saturday night.
The new season is just around the corner for us and with new faces attending winter nets and captain Luke Davis back at the helm, it promises to be a good season for the club. We have signed a young Australian seamer, Joe Scarcella, who has been taking wickets galore down under, whilst homegrown spinner Perry Derrick has also been in Oz for the winter honing his skills. Geoff Eley continues as 2nd XI captain, and should be able to mount a strong challenge in their league. Matthew Mansfield is newly appointed as 3rd team skipper and is hoping some of the younger hopefuls can make a strong push for higher honours, whilst also helping the 3’s climb the league.
Finally, a new club coach, Richard Hadley, has been appointed to assist with both junior and senior sides. He is a well respected coach who has worked for some top sides in the area and also being part of Worcestershire’s community coaching programs.
Its exciting times at Redditch Entaco CC with the profile of the Lashings game and other off field events looking to really set us up for a great 2015 season and beyond.