We run four teams on a Saturday, Blackwood 1st and 2nd XIs play at the Highfields ground at the top of Gordon Road, a short walk from the town centre and the 3rd and 4th XIs will continue to play at Islwyn Park and will be known as Pontllanfraith (BTCC 3rd XI) and Pontllanfraith (BTCC 4th XI). All four teams will play in the South East Wales Cricket League.
We will be entering the Caerphilly and District Midweek League to continue the fine tradition started by Pontllanfraith, play fixtures on a Sunday and take part in the Welsh Cup and hoping to regain the Macey Cup that we won in 2014.
Training will be Thursday evenings from the 1st week in April at 6pm at the Highfields ground in Blackwood but we are running indoor net sessions at the Ebbw Vale Cricket School each Sunday in February and March from 8pm - 9pm. New players very welcome
We run Youth Teams at Under 9, Under 11, under 13 and Under 15
If you wish to play for the club, please contact the clubhouse on 01495 223091 after 7pm on a weeknight and someone will help you, alternatively use the Contact Us Link at the top of the page.
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:
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