Old Elizabethans (Barnet) CC, based in Mays Lane, have reached another landmark in their continued development - ECB Clubmark accreditation.

The club have gone through a thorough two-year examination process to achieve the award, which is seen as a benchmark for a high-quality, well-run cricket club, which supports both youth development and senior cricket.

OE head coach Paul Barnfather said: “Clubmark status means that parents looking for a cricket club for themselves and their children to join will be assured of a well-run and safe environment. A major part of Clubmark was submitting a five-year plan for the future development of cricket at OE’s, which aims to build on the success of the past, with further development of our excellent junior coaching programme and some substantial ground and facility improvements."

Meanwhile, at the recent AGM, Clive Collins was re-elected first-team captain, while Jonathan Smith and Jonathan Mackman were chosen to skipper the second and third teams respectively.

The club run three Saturday sides in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League and have just announced that popular West Indian all-rounder Carlos Judunauth will be returning as overseas player for 2009. Indoor nets/training has begun and takes place every Sunday from now until the start of the season.

New members are welcome. Adults should email Clive Collins at clive.collins@bbc.co.uk, while details about junior cricket can be obtained by calling Paul Barnfather on 07761 678535.