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21 January 2018


Hants Game Changer Your Chance To Change The Game #HantsGameChanger Players Meeting, Thursday 1st February, Robin Smith Suite, 1st Floor, The Ageas Bowl.

The Players Meeting is a great opportunity for players and clubs to hear about proposed changes to league cricket in Hampshire, delivering the cricket players want to play, when they want to play it.

All attending can claim 2 free NatWest T20 Blast tickets thanks to Hampshire Cricket.

The Players Meeting follows the Hampshire Cricket Board AGM (730pm) where clubs can win £250!

See for details.

Club proposals on start times, league re-structure, overs, player loans and wides grew out of Hampshire Cricket Unleashed events in autumn 2016 and the #MyHantsGameDay survey in summer 2017.

More information will be issued shortly and clubs will vote on the proposals at the Hampshire Cricket League AGM on Thursday 15th February at The Ageas Bowl.


 All Stars Cricket 2018

All Stars Cricket Big Moments

All Stars Cricket, ECB's programme for 5-8 year olds, was a huge success in 2017 with 1,800 centres and over 30,000 participants nationally. 

We want to build on this success in 2018 and are now recruiting clubs to become All Stars Centres for 2018.

Contact Rob Pfeiffer, Hampshire All Stars Cricket Champion, for more information.

To register, clubs will need a Child Welfare Officer, an All Stars Cricket activator at your club with a current DBS check, a trained first aider on site and appropriate insurance that meets ECB requirements.

The ECB website contains more information and new All Stars Cricket Centres can register at


Level 2 Coaching Courses Last Few Places!

Fewer than ten places remain on the Coaching Children course at Ballard School, New Milton - book here:

Bookings are now being taken at for the four one day Coach Support Worker courses across the county which are a great first step on the coaching pathway.


What better way to thank that inspirational figure at your club? ECB Coach Awards logo

Make nominations in any of the three categories and send them off to the email address on the forms below (closing date 19th February 2018):

Outstanding Contribution    Coach of the Year    Young Coach of the Year 


Congratulations to John Hayes (Fleet CC) and Graham Sampson (Grayshott CC), who both 2017 awards presented at the T20 International at The Ageas Bowl by former England batsman James Taylor.

Graham was also shortlisted in the top 3 of the national awards which took place at Lord's.



ECB Small Grant Scheme 2018 logoThe small grant scheme is open for applications until 23rd February 2018, with Hampshire's budget  increased from £50k to £82k. 

Clubs who received grants in 2017 may re-apply and guidance notes and information on how to apply can be found at


Eligible project themes are:


#NWCF 23-25 March / Jewson Privilege Account

NatWest CricketForce Jewson logoEvery club who registers for NatWest CricketForce will now automatically qualify for the Jewson Privilege Account Scheme of £150 following an initial deposit of £50 to activate your account.

Jewson will soon contact registered clubs with all the information about how to activate your account and the specially designed packages of products, including some at or even below trade rates.

NatWest CricketForce also entitles clubs to a range of special offers and discounts from Official Supporters, helping clubs save hundreds of pounds on 2018's project themes:

Check out the range of new digital resources including editable posters and leaflets, twitter banners, email banners and facebook cover images to help you market and promote your event to club members and local community by clicking here.

Join the 36 Hampshire clubs and over 1700 in England and Wales by registering at

  Michael May Young Cricketers Foundation

Apply by early February in time for the next trustees meeting of the Michael May Young Cricketers Foundation  Write to the foundation including:


Michael Austin Harlick Memorial Fund Trophy Grants

Clubs hosting open tournaments, district sports associations and groups working with young people with disabilities are among the groups who can apply to this longstanding fund.

The current round runs until the end of January and there will be a further round in June.

Applications are now made via the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation website grants page, and more information on the fund can be found at


Ground Move Forces Sale

Last few items available!  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


Cricketers with Disabilities #IMCricket

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors logo

Hampshire’s disability squad, which includes five England internationals, is keen to recruit club cricketers with physical or learning impairments.


The county won the national championship for the third time in six years in 2017 and development co-ordinator Rick Kellaway is keen to hear from new players.

Some guidance on what is classified as an impairment can be found at

If any of your club members would be interested in joining our award-winning programme sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, please click on the button below to find out more.

Disability Cricket


Free membership of ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO)

ECB Association of Cricket Officials logoEnrol on a face to face course and get a year's free membership of the ECB ACO.

With course costs reduced to £30 there's never been a better time to take an umpiring or scoring qualification.

Full details at including free online courses for scorers and player umpires.

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Social Media Workshop

Wednesday 21st February 630pm for 7pm at The Ageas Bowl

Presented by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Business Development Team



Hants Game Changer Your Game Your Voice Your Vote


#HantsGameChanger newsletter detailing proposals to Hampshire Cricket League AGM

Club Welfare Officer courses

U19T20 / Kerry Cup registration

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15 December 2017

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

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 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




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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 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

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

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

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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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