GTCC was founded in 1899. The club’s present ground is in an attractive setting at the end of Augusta Street, close to the heart of Grimsby. The club boasts a membership of more than 200, plus a school of excellence offering coaching and playing opportunities for in excess of 60 boys and girls from the local community. The club has several English Cricket Board (ECB) or equivalent-status qualified coaches offering high-quality group and individual tuition in the game.
The first team plays in the prestigious Lincolnshire ECB Premier League and the club has further senior teams in the Saturday Lincolnshire County Cricket League and the North Lindsey Sunday League. In addition to week-end matches, the club hosts several teams playing in the local midweek leagues. Junior cricket is played by under-11, under-13 and under-15 teams in local leagues. Many of our senior and junior players have represented Lincolnshire at county level.
The Club also runs a unique Monday evening invitation “Cricket Knockout” competition played over seven weeks. This tournament is extremely popular with players and spectators alike, drawing average crowds of 250 and in excess of 500 on occasions. This competition has been running for 77 seasons and is a historical forerunner of the internationally-popular T20 form of cricket.
The club is active in community projects and supports many local charities in their work by staging matches and functions on the ground. Local schools use the club facilities for coaching and matches. During the season several specialised coaching schools and one day tournaments are held. These are staffed by our own coaches.
In the winter months the club hosts the Under 7’s and Under 8’s youth football teams of Grimsby Borough.
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