The ECB have a number of useful guides and advice pages for clubs on running and managing facilities, creating welcoming environments and project planning.



The Creating Welcoming Environments document is intended to provide guidance for cricket clubs to help make cricket facilities more inclusive and welcoming to all, by creating better environments for everyone using them and to encourage a more diverse range of people to join cricket clubs and get involved in the game at a recreational level. Club facilities are an important factor in ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, faith or disability, feels comfortable within the club environment.  

The guide includes:

- Context - current barriers to participation and within facilities

- Learning from the impact of Covid-19

- Ways to improve your club facilities

- Further information and useful resources

- Facilities survey

- Facilities review checklist 

Click the image to view and download the guide. 




The ECB have dedicated pages on their website for areas of club and facility management, a list of topics with links can be found below:

Cricket Surface Types - Providing and maintaining suitable, high-quality surfaces for cricket is hugely important, be they fine turf, non-turf or indoor practice facilities.

Project Development - concept to completion. All successful facilities projects involve careful advance planning. Here is some advice to help your club when starting out.

Reducing Energy Consumption - The ECB have published a useful guideline on reducing energy consumption and how to make efficiency improvements.

Energy and Water Consumption - There are a number of steps you can take to understand and reduce your club’s energy and water consumption.

Flooding Advice - ECB advice and support for clubs affected by flooding

Drought Assessment - If your club is operating under a drought restriction order, you should carry out a full risk assessment of your cricket square. 

Serving Food and Drink - A well-run food and beverage operation can really help your cricket club’s sustainability.

Playing Recorded Music - Find out all you need to know about obtaining a licence to play recorded music at your cricket club.

Tax Guidance - Tax can be a daunting subject for cricket clubs. To help, we have created guidance on all things tax-related for your club to use.

Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) - What is a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) and how can your club benefit from becoming one?

Asset Transfer - Access our online toolkit to support your club if embarking on an asset transfer of your facilities.

GDPR - Are you ready for GDPR? Here is all you need to make sure your club complies with the new laws.