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Cricket UnleashedProposals for a restructure (10 teams per division), 1pm starts, 35 overs (regional 3), a player loans trial and not rebowling wides/no-balls (regional divisions) have all been delivered to the Hampshire Cricket League.

The reforms, based on player feedback, have been proposed and seconded by member clubs and co-ordinated by the Clubs and Leagues Working Party. 

Players and clubs can discuss the proposals at the Hampshire Cricket Board AGM 7pm Thursday 1st February at The Ageas Bowl, with the Hampshire Cricket League AGM due at the same venue a fortnight later.

The league committee will propose 40 overs in all regional cricket and changes to start times (1pm county, 130pm regionals).

 

Big Thank YouRecognise the special ones at your club on Sunday 17th December.

Hundreds of clubs and groups will be linking together to say a #BigThankYou to the unsung heroes who give so much back to their communities through volunteering.

The event culminates in the Unsung Hero award at the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year evening.

Get Your #BigThankYou Club Toolkit

 

NatWest CricketForce Jewson logoNatWest CricketForce 2018 will take place on 23rd to 25th March with a focus upon supporting the improvement of changing and toilets facilities for women and girls, improving access for disabled people, creating more family friendly function rooms.

Other projects undertaken range from simple paint jobs, sight screen scrubbing and renewed boundary fencing, to brand new changing rooms, function rooms and even a new pavilion - click here to register your club and get involved.

Each year the ECB, working in partnership with Jewson, offers cricket clubs the chance to open a Jewson Privilege Account.  Registration opens in January 2018 but clubs need to have registered for NatWest CricketForce first.

The Privilege Account provides clubs with the means to improve their cricket facilities through financial support (club deposits £50, ECB adds £150) and preferential rates at Jewson branches nationwide.

Ground Move Forces Sale

Colden Common and Otterbourne CC are moving from their Southern Water home and as a result the items listed below are for sale - contact Geoff Edwards foregeoff@hotmail.co.uk:

2 ton wicket roller - £1500
All weather strip - £open to offers
Bag tennis balls £10
Boundary rope - £50
Colts Lord’s Taverners team kit bags - £offers
Colts training equipment various: - quick cricket set, katchmatch, shadow practise bats £ make an offer
Fridge freezer excellent condition £50
Mobile steel cricket cage x2 - £200 each
Rebound net - £15
Score box - £150
Slip catch cradle - £90
Spring return stumps x 4 £10 each
Temporary sight screen - £90
Wicket brush plus hand scarifier £20
Wooden picnic tables x 4 £40 each

Winter Verti-Draining

Verti-Draining allows air to permeate the surface into the root system and aids drainage.  Message below from Hampshire Cricket groundsman Karl McDermott:

"I will havePerfect Pitches logo Keith Exton from Perfect Pitches down here spiking our squares with his Wiedenmann verti-drain (timing weather dependent).  Can you pass details on to local clubs to see if anyone is interested?  It's £30 a pitch plus a bit of travel but as he is in the area it won’t be significant.  Contact Perfect Pitches direct 01476 434057 or karl.mcdermott@ageasbowl.com 07920 452509."

Other (local) companies are also available:

Southern Ground Care Ltd Logo"My company is based in Hedge End and I am a Hampshire supporter. I offer to verti-drain at £15.00 per wicket with a minimum charge of £100 with discounts for those with more than 10 strips. I hired my disc seeder to Karl a couple of weeks ago to seed the outfield at The Ageas Bowl." 

Keith Petley  023 8019 4921  07775 726117  Southern Groundcare  enquiries@southerngroundcare.co.uk

 

 

 

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Sign up to the ECB Club Support newsletter by clicking on the logo above.  An update from the ECB’s Data Protection Executive on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will appear in a forthcoming edition.  It seems likely that there will be implications for  professional and voluntary organisations (boards, leagues, districts, clubs) alike. 

The Information Commissioner's guidance can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/ and the Sport and Recreation Alliance have produced a briefing note.

 

Easyfundraising logoMake Christmas shopping work for your club!  easyfundraising allows you to raise unlimited funds, simply from online shopping. 

The UK’s leading good-cause shopping site gives your members and supporters a free way of generating money for your club.

 

More than 1,700 clubs have registered with the site to date, raising over £290,000 in free donations.  Click here to find out how to get started or simply register your club.

 

thief imageThe ECB has been made aware of a fraudulent email scam which has been used to target a number of local cricket clubs across the country.

The ECB understands that certain clubs have been sent what appear to be genuine emails requesting that invoice payments be made to accounts purportedly controlled by legitimate sports companies, such as kit suppliers. 

In fact, these are fraudulent emails seeking to defraud clubs into making payments that are not due.

Given the convincing nature of these emails, the ECB recommends that club treasurers authorise all payment requests with their club chairman in person or via a telephone conversation in order to avoid falling foul of this scam. 

For more information, please see Sports England’s press release in relation to this ongoing scam.

Should any club be the recipient of any such fraudulent email, the ECB recommends that the club concerned immediately reports it to the Police and Action Fraud.

Sparsholt Cricket Club are using the Presence app to improve security at their club.  It's free and provides cctv style footage via wifi using for example an old tablet or phone handset.  Clubs should be aware of current data protection legislation regarding the storage of any footage.

 

Sport England image library coaching imagePlease find details of three coaching opportunities this spring (details below), please contact the clubs direct.  Coaches will need to provide the club with the following:

In date DBS (formerly CRB) check
In date 1st aid
In date safeguarding qualification
Individual/club insurance

Alton CC are looking for qualified coaches to fill some gaps in their 2018 colts indoor training provision on Mondays, Thursday and Fridays from January up until Easter. If interested please contact Ms Tozzy Bridger tozzy@sky.com.

Easton & Martyr Worthy CC seeks a Level 2 coach to help with our U9 sessions this Winter.  The sessions are planned to run at Princes Mead School on Thursdays 6-7pm, 10 sessions starting 11th Jan, last session 29th March, no session half term February 15th.  If interested please contact Frances Skipwith francesskipwith@gmail.com.

Tichborne Park CC (located in Alresford, about 8 miles from Winchester) are looking to engage one or more paid cricket coaches to run indoor evening training sessions in the Spring term at Perins School in Alresford.  There will be sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8th January until 28th March apart from half term week beginning 12th February.  If interested in this paid opportunity (whether you are available for some or all days) please contact Pete Spain 07876 104723 or coltstpcc@btinternet.com

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Cricket Development Manager John Cook has been seconded to the ECB South Central region for 1 year to manage Coach Education across six counties.

John remains the point of contact for Coach Education in Hampshire.

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Address:  Hampshire Cricket Board Limited,  The Ageas Bowl,  Botley Road,  West End,  Hampshire  SO30 3XH

Please note that the office closes at 5pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-opens at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

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11 November 2017

Cricket Unleashed

 

Hampshire roadshows last autumn and the #MyHantsGameDay survey identified your priorities including junior/senior transition for players aged 13+, which is currently from 20 over games to an 84 over day plus a whole lot of travel. 1st December is the deadline for clubs to submit Hampshire Cricket League AGM motions.

A Clubs and Leagues Working Party has been evaluating a 10 team per division structure which reduces travel by 28% in regional divisions, and hopes to propose its introduction for 2019.  Teams would play home and away rather than once as in the current 18 team divisions.  Other priorities identified include earlier start times and a possible player loan trial.

 

Safe Hands cricket's safeguarding policyThe first Cricket Safeguarding Forum takes place at The Ageas Bowl 630pm Tuesday 21st November.  The purpose of the event is to share the latest developments on safeguarding in cricket, including the launch of online DBS (formerly CRB) checks. 

Where clubs do not have a trained welfare officer, advice is that legal responsibility lies with club executive officers so this invitation extends to all club chairs who are welcome to attend, including from clubs with no junior section but with junior members (i.e. aged under 18 on 31 August) - click here for more information.  Club Welfare Officer Training will take place in the first quarter of 2018 - details will appear here.

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 Click on the logo above for details of Coaching Courses taking place over winter 2017/18.  Full information and updates are with club junior co-ordinators.

One day Cricket Activator Courses aimed at participants around 14 years of age are to be arranged in collaboration with junior district cricket associations.  Courses cover roles and responsibilities related to coaching, officiating and being effective in “getting a game on” - more information to follow in due course.

ecb aco imageFree Umpiring and Scoring Courses.  Take the free entry level book scoring course for everyone including beginners and kids. You will increase your confidence to score at club level so why not sign up today and give it a try!

Do you have to umpire for 5 or 10 overs at the weekend?  The ‘Occasional Umpire’ resource contains the basics ranging from the key Laws to basic field craft. This resource is free for you to improve the game day experience for yourselves, your teammates and your opposition!

 

 

 

Free Scoring Course
Free Umpiring Course
Catch up on the changes to the Laws of Cricket introduced from 1 October

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Play-Cricket Live - follow all your favourite teams, clubs and leagues, view wagon wheels, manhattans and worms, no login needed, the app will always remember your settings ready for next time :-)

Try out the apps this winter, free downloads for mobile and tablet!

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Club Development Workshop Tuesday 28th November 630pm at The Ageas Bowl.

Training for the new online ‘myclub’ system will take place for clubs seeking (re)accreditation in 2018.

The invitation is for clubmark officers and club chairs are also very welcome to attend.

An introduction to the new online ‘myclub’ club development system for other clubs with juniors is planned for 2018 - click here to express interest quoting your name and club details.

 



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natwest oscasThe Hampshire Cricket family gathered at The Ageas Bowl in September to pay tribute to the volunteers on whom the game depends.  Local clubs put forward over 30 nominees with seven category winners receiving an invitation to the national awards at the home of cricket.

Click here to reveal the seven Hampshire winners.

 

 

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Entries are now open for the Royal London Club Championship and the Watsons National Village Cup.

Click on the logos for entry forms.

 

Watsons National Village Cup 2018

 

southern vipersEmma Cowdrill has been appointed Women’s Cricket Activator for the Southern Vipers region (Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, IOW, Oxfordshire, Sussex and Wiltshire). 

Her role is to create new opportunities for women and girls to participate in cricket and to manage a cricket roadshow, deployed in schools, clubs and at community events. 

Emma, whose responsibilities include running Vipers Summers Camps and Indoor Cup, can be contacted via emma.cowdrill@ageasbowl.com 07388 947862.

save the dateThe Hampshire Cricket Board AGM will take place on the evening of Thursday 1st February at The Ageas Bowl - details and official invitation to follow.

 

 

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16 August 2017

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Reward those local heroes who make cricket happen by nominating them for a NatWest OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards).

Nominate in seven categories at this link - http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/85qg6c - until 2359pm on Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

 

CATEGORIES:

Get the Game On  /  Heartbeat of the Club  /  Leagues  /  Lifetime Achiever

NatWest CricketForce  /  Officiating – Umpires and Scorers  /  Young Volunteer

 

Short-listed nominees will be invited to the county awards held at The Ageas Bowl on Sunday 10th September.

County winners will be announced on the day and receive invitations to the prestigious national awards at Lord's on Monday 9th October.

If making more than one nomination, select "Quantity" between 2 and 7.

MyHantsGameDay survey results765 players set out how they want their cricket to change

Working Party chair Tony Oxley, chairman of Fair Oak Cricket Club and director of Hampshire Cricket Board, presented the results to 200 representatives of over 60 clubs at The Ageas Bowl.

Find out what they said and what happens next at this link:

www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/news/myhantsgameday-survey-results

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Club Facilities Project Seminar (date change)

Presentations by ECB Regional Club and Facilities Manager (South Central Region) Rob Chambers and Energise Me (formerly county sports partnership Sport Hampshire & IoW).

1500-1830, Tuesday 19th September.

Shaun Udal Suite, 2nd Floor, Colin Ingleby-Mckenzie Stand, The Ageas Bowl.

Includes Q & A, bespoke advice and admission to Day 3 Hampshire v Essex.

Booking link to be sent by email to club secretaries by Cricket Development Manager Simon Jones week commencing 21st August.

 

Fast Fun and Free this Sunday 20th August at The Ageas Bowl

Free kit bags and t-shirts!

Team/Individual Sign Up

Under 16 Ageas Bowl Indoor League Vacancies

Places are available in the indoor league which runs October - April.  Contact sam.bracey@ageasbowl.com 07500 005698 for more information.

 

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28 July 2017

MyHantsGameDay survey resultsMany thanks to the 765 (!) players and volunteers who completed the #MyHantsGameDay survey.

The results are currently being analysed and will be presented at a meeting on Monday 7th August at The Ageas Bowl.

An invitation has been sent to cricket club captains, chairs and secretaries, and a summary of the responses will then be published via email, website and social media.

Please do not hesitate to contact any working party member for further information or in the event of any query, and thank you again for taking the time to participate in the survey.

 

WORKING PARTY MEMBERS

British Gas Southern Premier League

Hampshire Cricket League

 South Coast Panel of Umpires

 Hampshire Cricket Board

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Reward those local heroes who make cricket happen by nominating them for a NatWest OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards).

Nominations in seven categories are now open at this link - http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/85qg6c - until 2359pm on Sunday 20th August 2017.

 

CATEGORIES:

Short-listed nominees will be invited to the county awards held at The Ageas Bowl on Sunday 10th September.

County winners will be announced on the day and receive invitations to the prestigious national awards at Lord's on Monday 9th October.

If making more than one nomination, select "Quantity" between 2 and 7.

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Club Facilities Project Seminar

1500-1830, Thursday 21st September, The Ageas Bowl.

Presentation by ECB Regional Club and Facilities Manager (South Central Region) Rob Chambers.

Includes Q & A, bespoke advice and admission to Day 3 Hampshire v Essex.

Cricket Development Manager Simon Jones will send an invitation to club secretaries in early August.

 

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22 July 2017

MyHantsGameDay

765 (!) player survey responses are being collated and will be presented at a meeting at the Ageas Bowl in early August - see who replied in the sneak preview below. 

Each club will shortly receive an invitation for two people to attend, one of whom must be a current player.  

The next stage will be for players to discuss next steps back at their clubs. 

Every club attending will receive two tickets to the NatWest T20 Blast / Southern Vipers double header on Thursday 10 August. 

 

#MyHantsGameDay asked for players' views on:

  • Start times
  • Number of overs
  • Restructuring to reduce travel time
  • Introduction of “Player Loan” system to allow players to play for more than one club

Find out more about the Working Party at www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/news/myhantsgameday.

Tony Oxley (for and on behalf of The Clubs and Leagues Forum Working Party)

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or wickets in Southern Premier / Hampshire Leagues in June = tickets to Hampshire Cricket NatWest T20 Blast / Southern Vipers double header on Thursday 10 August.

Post a link to the match scorecard or a clear picture of the scorebook on Twitter or Facebook showing the century / 5-for no later than midday Wednesday 5 July
Post a link to the match scorecard or a clear picture of the scorebook on Twitter or Facebook showing the century / 5-for no later than midday Wednesday 5 July

Direct messages have been sent to winners and / or their clubs via Twitter and Facebook.

Winners need to complete the  short details form to claim their tickets no later than midday Wednesday 2nd August.

Full information and contact points at www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/news/hantstopgun-2017.

Team/Individual Sign Up

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Reward the special ones at your club who make a real difference, nomination forms coming in the next few days:

Get the Game On
Heartbeat of the Club
Leagues
Lifetime Achiever
NatWest CricketForce
Officiating – Umpires and Scorers
Young Volunteer

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25 June 2017

Women's Soft Ball Cricket Festivals and Free Taster Sessions

Why not round off Women's Sports Week by signing up to free taster sessions at your club?

In a brand new ECB-led initiative, Women's Soft Ball Cricket Festivals will be run across the country to get more women playing cricket. It's fast, fun & friendly and coming to venue near you this summer!

You can sign up as a team or an individual and every team that signs up will get a free kit bag that includes bats, stumps and balls. Every participant gets a free T-shirt and there will be food, drink and fun activities for both players and their families.

ARRANGE TASTER SESSION emma.cowdrill@ageasbowl.com 07388 947862 with Emma Cowdrill (Women's Sport Maker)

BOOK FESTIVAL PLACES HERE:

Bedhampton, Havant - Bidbury Mead

Bramshill, Hook - Bramshill Police College

Lymington  - Lymington Sports Ground

Southampton - Hoglands Park

Winchester - North Walls

BOOK HERE:

Bedhampton, Havant - Bidbury Mead

Bramshill, Hook - Bramshill Police College

Lymington  - Lymington Sports Ground

Southampton - Hoglands Park

Winchester - North Walls

BOOK HERE:

#HantsTopGun

or wickets in Southern Premier / Hampshire Leagues in June = tickets to Hampshire Cricket NatWest T20 Blast

Post a link to the match scorecard or a clear picture of the scorebook on Twitter or Facebook showing the century / 5-for no later than midday Wednesday 5 July
Post a link to the match scorecard or a clear picture of the scorebook on Twitter or Facebook showing the century / 5-for no later than midday Wednesday 5 July

Post a link to the match scorecard or a clear picture of the scorebook on Twitter or Facebook no later than midday Wednesday 5 July, including the #HantsTopGun hashtag in your post

You will be sent a link to claim your tickets which should be completed no later than midday Friday 7 July

Tickets also for Wilds Sports 20/20 and Trant Engineering Southampton Evening League top performers

READ MORE AT: www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/news/hantstopgun-2017

#CricketFest17

ECB is warmly inviting you and your club to get everyone – young, old, pro, amateur, complete novices, friend and family – to join together in playing, scoring, supporting, barbecuing, cheering and simply celebrating everything that’s so fantastic about the game at your own CricketFest.

Your FREE CricketFest 2017 kit is packed with everything you need to smash your weekend out of the park, including:

Parasol, Tablecloth, Balloons, Bunting, Windbreak, Fun tattoos, Blanket, Wristband and Cool bag

All you have to do now is pick the weekend you want to hold your event (8/9 July or 15/16 July) and register here - allow 10 days for delivery.

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Coming soon, watch this space ...

Would your club like these items?

Item 1: red sofa, 1 cushion very slightly chewed by dog, no charge, buyer arranges collection - contact enquiries@ageasbowl.com and include 'sofa for cricket clubhouse' in the subject line

Item 2: county standard flat rain sheet cover, 25m x 6m VGC £300 buyer collects - contact Brian Malone brian_malone57@hotmail.com of Beaulieu Cricket Club

Item 3: rotary mower maintenance jack by, Hug Flight, can lift 400kg as new £30 buyer collects - contact Brian Malone brian_malone57@hotmail.com of Beaulieu Cricket Club

Any arrangement to acquire these items is between the parties and Hampshire Cricket Board Ltd accepts no liability in connection with their acquisition.

  • Item 1: sofa

    Item 1: sofa
  • Item 2: county flatsheet cover

    Item 2: county flatsheet cover
  • Item 3: mower jack

    Item 3: mower jack
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18 June 2017

 

It's back!  or wickets in Southern Premier / Hampshire Leagues in June = tickets to Hampshire Cricket NatWest T20 Blast

Tickets also for Wilds Sports 20/20 and Trant Engineering Southampton Evening League top performers

READ MORE AT: www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/news/hantstopgun-2017

Roll out the welcome mat to your community to share in the fun and joy of the game.

Claim your FREE CricketFest 2017 kit that’s packed with everything you need to smash your weekend out of the park, including:

Parasol, Tablecloth, Balloons, Bunting, Windbreak, Fun tattoos, Blanket, Wristband and Cool bag

All you have to do now is pick the weekend you want to hold your event (24/25 June, 1/2nd July, 8/9 July or 15/16 July) and register here (allow 10 days for delivery).

Marketing resources are available to download, for more information please click here, email cricketfest@ecb.co.uk or check out the FAQs.

No pain, all gain! Soft Ball Cricket is a new, fun, fast, social game for all abilities.  Expect something different!  Coming to:

Bedhampton, Havant - Bidbury Mead

Bramshill, Hook - Bramshill Police College

Lymington  - Lymington Sports Ground

Southampton - Hoglands Park

Winchester - North Walls

BOOK HERE:

 

Cricket clubs can benefit from a special offer to be part of this summer’s ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.

Members of clubs can save 20% off any tickets they buy to any of the 31 matches. Just enter promo code ‘CLUBS20’ when making a booking.  Click here to buy.