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Timeline

  • 2017 (Aug)  #MyHantsGameDay survey results published
  • 2017 (Jul) #MyHantsGameDay survey launched by Working Party
  • 2017 (May) Call to abolish teas goes viral sparking wide ranging discussion and player poll
  • 2017 (May) Matt Dwyer ECB Participation and Growth director presents update at Hampshire Cricket Unleashed stakeholder day at The Ageas Bowl
  • 2017 (May) 32 teams have dropped out of the league since start of 2016 season prompting big debate on social media
  • 2017 (Feb) Clubs and Leagues Forum (leagues, officials, cricket board) sets up Working Party to Make Change Happen
  • 2017 (Feb) Hampshire Cricket League AGM passes majority voting but rejects many other changes
  • 2016 (Dec) Hampshire Cricket League surveys clubs supported by twitter player polls
  • 2016 (Oct) Hampshire Cricket Unleashed roadshows set priorities
  • 2016 (Jun) Matt Dwyer introduces Cricket Unleashed at Hampshire Cricket stakeholder day at The Ageas Bowl
  • 2016 Cricket Unleashed ECB's 5 year growth strategy published
  • 2015 Get The Game On campaign including League Blueprint launched
  • 2014 ECB's annual National Cricket Playing Survey launched

Cricket Unleashed

10% of players and 15% of volunteers lost to the game - those are key issues identified since 2014 in ECB's National Cricket Playing Survey.  Players have consistently said that the game takes too long and finishes too late.

58 clubs and 113 players participated in four Hampshire Cricket Unleashed roadshows across the county in autumn 2016.  Each event set their top three priorities to retain current players, welcome back lost players and to attract new players.  Across the roadshows the priorities were:

  • Start / end matches earlier  
  • Fewer overs at lower level 
  • Less travel / smaller leagues 
  • Rule flexibility 
  • Wrong people at AGMs

Cricket Unleashed working as one teamCricket Unleashed grew out of substantial consultation and is a growth strategy designed by the game, for the game.  Its aim is to get a bat and ball into more hands and engage, excite and improve the game for the next generation.

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