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!
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, 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.
Fewer than ten places remain on the Coaching Children course at Ballard School, New Milton - book here: http://bit.ly/2B7f1GH.
Bookings are now being taken at www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/cricket-board/courses/coaches 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?
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):
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.
Clubs who received grants in 2017 may re-apply and guidance notes and information on how to apply can be found at www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/news/ecb-small-grant-scheme-now-open.
Eligible project themes are:
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 www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/club-support/club-events/natwest-cricketforce/register-for-cricketforce.
Apply by early February in time for the next trustees meeting of the Michael May Young Cricketers Foundation www.mhmyoungcricketers.org.uk. Write to the foundation including:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
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 www.disabilitycricket.com/resources.
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.
Enrol 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 www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/cricket-board/courses/officials including free online courses for scorers and player umpires.
#HantsGameChanger newsletter detailing proposals to Hampshire Cricket League AGM
Club Welfare Officer courses
U19T20 / Kerry Cup registration
Telephone: 023 8047 5600
Address: Hampshire Cricket Board Limited, The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Hampshire SO30 3XH
Proposals 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).
Recognise 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.
NatWest 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.
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 email@example.com:
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
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 have 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 07920 452509."
Other (local) companies are also available:
"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."
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.
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The 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.
Please 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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.