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The Leslies Motors Indoor Cup got underway last Sunday at Cowes Enterprise College with 3 preliminary round games that included matches for both the current Div 1 league and cup winners (Ryde) and Div 2 winners and cup runners up (Island Bakeries).

Ryde made a strong start to retaining the cup by securing a 70 run win over Shanklin &Godshill 1. Not out scores for Dave Pratt 46, Mark Oatley44 and Simon Wratten 30 helped Ryde total 196-3 (Peter Wright 2-38). Shanklin & Godshil...


The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today (8th October) launched its action plan to transform women’s and girls’ cricketwith the fundamental goal of making cricket a gender-balanced sport. Transforming women’s and girls’ cricket is one of six priorities within ECB’s ‘Inspiring Generations’ strategy for 2020-2024. An unprecedented £20m of funding will be invested over the next two years, with an ambition of investing £50m over the...

Performance Training Schedule

The Isle of Wight performance training will commence on the week begining the 4th November at Ryde School. Players and parents will be contacted to inform them of which group they have been selected for.

The first block of training will be running up until the 20th December. Dates to be published later.

Payments and player information will be taken via the online system. We would encourage you to so this in advance of the first session as non payment will lead to players n...

Newclose Awards

Newclose awarded its annual batting and bowling awards at it 10 year celebration evening on the 13th September. The event started with a game against Milton Bryan CC from Bedfordshire, which was a tight affair but with a victory for Newclose.

Oli Soames and Joe Weatherley from Hampshire CCC were guests of honour for the celebrations and the evening celebration were led by trustee Hugh Griffith. The awards are given to the best bowling and batting performance at Newclose by an Isle o...

An Introduction to Scoring & Umpiring

The Isle of Wight Association of Officials (IW ACO) are running scorers and umpires introductory courses on Saturday 12th October. Each session will last around 2-3 hours & will provide basic knowledge for those wishing to score or umpire in the future – it also provides a good base for the Level 1 courses planned in January or February

Venue – Arreton Cricket Club, PO30 3AN

9.30am – An Introduction to Scoring...

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course

The Isle of Wight Council are running a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course on the 9th October at Ryde Accademy, 6pm (3hrs). If any one at your club needs to atttend the course please complete the application form below and send back to the following email sports.

The Course: -

Every child deserves to enjoy playing sport and engaging in physical activity.

This interactive workshop will help coaches recognise poor practice and the red...

Umpire Courses

The Isle of Wight Association of Officials (IW ACO) will be offering two course this winter for anyone interested in learning more about Umpiring. Details of the courses are below, but if you are interested in attending either the Introductory or stage 1 course please email Janice Routledge on to express you interest.

Umpire Introductory

This short 2-4 hour standalone course will give any cricket enthusiast curious about becoming an umpire a ...

Final a Step to Far

The Isle of Wight Disability Cricket Team made the long journey to Collingham & District Cricket Club in Lincolnshire to take on Yorkshire in the semi-final of the England & Wales Cricket Boards Super 9 competition after qualifying by winning all 6 of their league fixtures.

The Isle of Wight won the toss and decided to have a bowl on a damp day. Openers Kayton Evans (0-33) and bowler of the day Pete Brown (3-20) started well but could not find an early break through, that wa...

ALL STARS book your next BIG MOMENT NOW!

Following the incredible success of last year’s ALL STARS DAY, Hampshire Cricket are delighted to offer ALL STARS the opportunity to attend our T20 All Stars Day FREE OF CHARGE. This action packed event takes place on SUNDAY 21ST JULY at the Ageas Bowl, home of Hampshire Cricket, near Southampton. Just wear your All Stars t-shirt to the game and you will be given free entry for an afternoon of action packed T20 cricket, free kids activities and the opportunity to take part in the Al...

Nominate Those Volunteers

2019 NatWest OSCAs.

The 2019 NatWest OSCAs will be held at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Monday 14th October. All nominations will be due by Wednesday 31st July.

The NatWest OSCAs aim to reward the contribution that volunteers make to the game. We welcome nominations for volunteers from the traditional cricketing environments (Clubs, Leagues, and Boards) but in addition to this, we would like to recognise volunteers from emerging environments such as Higher and Further Ed...

World Cup Family Days

BBQs were fired up, Mums and Dads dusted down their whites and guests were welcomed to clubs as a number of Island clubs hosted a Cricket World Cup Family Day. Below is a number of pictures from Arreton and East Cowes events who host junior, women's games, quizs and funs games.

U15s Lose to Oxfordshire

The IOWCB U15s welcomed Oxfordshire to Ryde School in an 50 over match on Sunday.
Oxford batted first with wickets following at regular intervals Freddie Gurney picking up 3 wickets, however the run rate from Oxford was quite relentless only a tight spell from Cam Beal in the middle backed up by Will Mew at the end, held Oxford back, with the Island getting Oxford all out for 322 finished by a direct hit run out from Devon Pollard.
In reply a quick start from Cory Sanderson (18)...

Hants v Notts Day 3

22 May 2019

Hampshire take control of the match on the third day leaving Notts nearly 400 short with 8 wickets left.

Pictures by Liam

League Captains Letter

Dear Captain,

At the last League Committee meeting on the 19th March, considerable debate was had as to how we could make it easier for people to participate in league and cup cricket.

The main thrust of the discussion centred around the finishing time for matches, as it was felt the time at which matches were ending last season was restricting participation, because, for example, players had to get to work in the evening or wanted to enjoy time out with their families. more details



The ICCCricket World Cup Schools Programme has launched it...

Graham Sprack Memorial Match

Graham Sprack Memorial Cricket Match. will take place on the 28th April at Northwood CC, 2pm start.
IOW Disable XI v Havenstreet Old Boys
Raising Money for The Wight Brainy Bunch
If you can get along and support a worthy charity and remember a great Island cricketer, then you will be made more than welcome.


In 2019, the ECB Small Grant Scheme will support the ECB national programme ‘Get the Game On’. All projects will assist Clubs to improve their long-term sustainability by increasing the number of games played during the season.

Club Eligibility, The scheme is open to all Affiliated Cricket Clubs, subject to County Cricket Board (CCB) support. All Clubs will need to have the following:
• Partnership Funding (minimum of 10% contribution from the club)


Your club can enjoy exclusive discounts on Samsung TVs and Sky Soundbox as well as savings on Sky WiFi and a dedicated ICC Cricket World Cup marketing kit, all designed to help you provide the ultimate cricket viewing experience at your club. 

Plus, show the biggest games and the biggest stars from across the world of sport, with action from The Ashes, Vitality Blast, the Premier League run-in, EFL play-offs, the UEFA Nations League, Formula 1, Darts and more... 



HAMPSHIRE versus NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ECB ‘Specsavers’ County Championship - four day match Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd May 2019.

The Newclose Marquee is the perfect place to enjoy this historic match. Perched atop the ground’s boundary banking all Newclose Marquee packages include a reserved outdoor viewing area and exclusive use of the marquee bar and indoor seating throughout the day. All marquee packages must be pre-booked and paid in advance.

The Newclos...


Any Child registered for an Island All Stars Centre by the 29th March will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 15 pairs of tickets to the India v Afghanistan fixture on Saturday 22nd June.  Each winner will also act as one of the Anthem mascots at the start of the game.

To register your child to an Island All Stars Centre please visit and put in you postcode into the centre finder to find your local All Stars Cricket Centre.


Ten of the world’s top international sides come to England and Wales this summer to battle it out for the biggest prize in world cricket, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

Some of the matches are being hosted right here in Hampshire – and the World Cup organisers would like to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a lucky individual to deliver the Cricket World Cup Trophy to the field of play on one matchday, ahead of the national anthems.

Do you know...

Hampshire v Nottinghamshire Ticket Info

Hampshire v Nottinghamshire
Specsavers County Championship
Newclose County Ground, IOW
Monday 20th May – Thursday 23rd May
11:00 – 18:00

Join us in making history as the Isle of Wight hosts its first County Championship fixture in almost 60 years. The four day game will be the first ever to be hosted at Newclose County Ground, situated just outside Newport. The ground is easily accessible using the bus network on the isla...

World Cup Isle of Wight Video


Ryde batsman Liam Ringer was the hero on the final day of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League as he struck an incredible 60 in his side’s 30 run win against Brading at Rew Valley Sports Centre. His batting heroics made sure Ryde secured both the victory they needed and enough bonus points to leapfrog long time leaders EPP and retain the Div 1 title by just 4 points.

Ryde’s total of 133 all out appeared well within Brading’s reach as Tommy Barton (31) and Mark ...


After a dramatic evening in Division 1 of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League, it is Ryde who are nowfavourites to lift the title. Having won both the two games they played last Sunday at Cowes Enterprise College,including a crushing triumphover previously unbeaten EPP, Ryde are now only 14 points behind the long time leadersand a win in their final game in 2 weeks’ time against Bradingshould see them retain their crown.

Playing in their final game of the campaign, EPP on...

Ryde Clinch Nail Bitter

Week 2 of the  U12 & U14 Junior Indoor Leagues saw two young U12 sides from Newport and Bembridge go head to head in the opening game. Newport set a total of 97 with Luke Smallwood (26no) and Max Poynter (25no) top scoring. Bembridge who were missing players struggled to get close to the target and lost by 4 wkts.

The second game of the evening saw Ventnor and Ryde take each other on in the U12 league. Ventnor set Ryde 116 to win, with Sam Mills and Thomas Southcott putting...


The Division 1 crown in the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League is within EPP’s grasp after opening up a 47 point lead followingtheir defeat of Northwood at Cowes Enterprise College last Sunday.

Northwood’s in form batting pair of Callum Witham (27 not out) and Liam Roberts (28 not out) helped their side to a competitive 121-3 but the Cricket Board’s EPP side made sure theykept up their unbeaten record by reaching this target for the loss of only 1 wicket with not...


Just 14 points separate the top 3 teams in Division 2 of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League following Sunday’s round of games at Cowes Enterprise College.

Cowes are proving to be the Division 2 in-form team with another close victory, this time against previous leaders Ryde School. Cowes’ Justin Pinder (27 not out) helped his side to 116-4 which proved just too much for the Scholars who fell just 3 runs short with 113-5 in reply (Will Mew 30, Stuart Gurney 31 not o...


Junior Cricket started last week as the U12 and 14s indoor leagues started at Rew Valley Sports Centre.

The first game of the evening pitched Newport and Ryde Rattlers U12s against each other. Newport batted first which saw Sam Mills (26) and Patrick Banks (25) both retire and give Newport a good foundation to develop a challenging total. But Ryde’s bowlers tightened their lines and restricted scoring leaving Newport to finish on 85 after their 12 overs. The Rattlers made ligh...

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