Cricket for all ages and abilities
We are one of London’s most centrally located clubs and enjoy unparalleled playing and training facilities at Club Des Sports in West London.
Acton CC, founded in 1908, is one of Middlesex’s leading cricket clubs, fielding four competitive teams on a Saturday and two teams on a Sunday.
We are one of London’s most centrally located clubs and enjoy unparalleled playing and training facilities at Club Des Sports in West London. The club recently invested in brand new, state-of-the-art practice facilities to accommodate the club’s growing adult and junior membership.
Acton CC has built its success through its thriving juniors section, with more than 120 boys and girls ranging from the Under 9s to the Under 17s. The club’s Juniors’ Section, supervised and supported by qualified coaches and the club’s senior players, caters for all abilities and ages.
Acton’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th XIs compete the Middlesex County League, one of the strongest and best run cricket leagues in the country.
Off the field, Acton CC prides itself on its friendly, supportive and fun culture and team spirit, which has been at the core of the club’s progress in recent years.
Club Development Plan
"Planning for the future"
Acton CC is run by an active committee comprising a diverse range of members representing all areas of the Club. Everyday club matters and decisions are covered by the committee whilst major club decisions are taken to the AGM, or EGM if necessary, for all club members to decide upon.
Acton CC is in a unique situation with Club Des Sports (‘CDS’) being our parent partner in an arrangement similar to the Middlesex CCC and MCC partnership. This takes away several of the more significant financial costs that a club usually has occur around ground maintenance, rent, rates, and so on.
Our primary income is from club subscriptions. Sponsorship is another source but is increasingly difficult to generate. Fortunately, we have a current, supportive and highly valued sponsor in The Aeronaut, a local pub, restaurant and venue.
The Park Club is a source of new members for Acton C.C., especially in our thriving junior section. With CDS’s involvement with local schools and our supply of coaches we have a steady flow of new members joining our junior section. However, due to the close proximity of other well-established clubs in the area who have long-term relationships with schools and their own huge academies, Acton C.C. does struggle to regularly field sides above the 15 year old age group. This is compounded by the fact that a large percentage of our juniors attend boarding schools impacting their availability. Improving the club’s performance in junior cricket from 15 year old upwards is a major focus for the committee in the coming years.
On the senior members front, CDS also supplies a reasonable stream of new club members although the high security and access control does restrict our passing trade. New members of all ages and abilities are always welcome at Acton CC., however currently we are in a position where we are not having to actively recruit new senior members to the club as we are at near capacity and do not have the facilities to expand beyond our steady organic growth. Should our numbers decline, we would return to advertising in the local press, on social media, and around local businesses and push harder on our tried and tested ” bring a friend” policy with existing members. The club consistently fields four senior teams on a Saturday in league cricket and often two on a Sunday.
Acton CC has a thriving social scene with everyone welcome. We run three main social events each year: the annual Race Night, Darts Night and 6-a-side and awards night. For the juniors we have a Colts Day at the end of July. All members are invited and welcome to the many events that The Park Club hosts throughout the year, with the annual fireworks display being one of the main highlights.
Our club exists to provide competitive, social and fun cricket to the local community, above all in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment. We conduct an annual survey of our members and those associated with the club to help guide the Committee’s continuous improvement programme. The results of our 2018/19 survey can be found HERE.
John Reeve, Chairman
On Behalf of the Acton C.C. Committee
Spirit & Rules
All Members and Guests of Acton Cricket Club will:
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket.
Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.
Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed.
Display high standards of behaviour
Promote the positive aspects of cricket e.g. fair play
Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials
Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
Recognise good performance not just match results
Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance
Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket
Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club.
Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club
Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any other relevant guidelines issued
Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB
In addition to the above, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will:
i. Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance
ii. Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)
iii. Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket
iv. Know and understand the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’
Acton CC is proud to be a diverse organisation open and enjoyed by all. Read more on our diversity and inclusion policy here: Acton Inclusion and Diversity Policy.
All adults in supervision of young persons will be required to obtain CRB clearance.
Additional guidance on child welfare policies and procedures are available in the Child Welfare Section.