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VENTNOR & RYDE SET THE EARLY PACE

The U12 indoor cricket league started at Rew Valley on the 10th Jan with two new teams Arreton and Cowes taking each other on in the first fixture. Cowes batted first and scored 126 - 4. Arreton looked on target to trouble the Cowes target but quick wickets fell and they ended up 30 runs short as they were bowled out for 96.

Ventnor Gold beat East Cowes by 6 wickets in the second game of the night. East Cowes set a good target of 100 - 3 but Ventnor’s strong batting line up ma...

IWCB Vacancy - Island Community Coach

Isle of Wight Cricket is looking to recruit an ECB qualified coach to support the growth and participation of cricket on the Island.

The ideal candidate must have a full UK driving licence and access to a car to be able to deliver cricket sessions to support, maintain and improve participation in the sport.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 7th Feb. Interview dates TBC

E-mail stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk for more information

TOP SIDES DO BATTLE ON SUNDAY

The Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League really hots up on Sunday (26 Jan) when the top sides in both divisions go head to head in games that will go a long way to deciding who will come out on top at the end of the season.

In Div 1 current leaders Ryde 1 take on nearest challengers EPP whilst Div 2 sees the two unbeaten sides Ryde 2 and Cowes battle it out to see who will threaten Ryde School’s narrow lead at the top.

Last Sunday saw wins for Shanklin &Godshill ...

RYDE REMAIN UNBEATEN

Ryde 1 made it 6 wins from 6 games as they overcame Brading by 25 runs to stay at the top of Div1 of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League at Cowes Enterprise College last Sunday.

Opting to bat first Ryde 1 posted a competitive 142-3 with not out scores from Dave Pratt 33, Mark Oatley 28 and Josh Proctor 26 providing the runs. Mark Hartnell (40) and Rob Holdcroft (35 not out) fought hard in Brading’s reply but Tom Roscoe took 3-26 to make sure their total of 117-5 was not q...

WELCOME TO DYNAMOS

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for Dynamos Cricket - the follow-on programme to All Stars Cricket and the perfect introduction for any 8 to 11 year olds new to cricket! Read on below to learn more about Dynamos Cricket and to register your club to run sessions from May onwards. 

RYDE & COWES ARE MID SEASON LEADERS

The Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League reached its half-way stage last Sunday with Ryde 1 (Div 1) and Cowes (Div 2)leading the way as the league now takes a break until it re-starts on 12 January in the new year.

In Div 1 Ryde 1 were without a game which allowed EPP (139-6) to pick up 17 points and confirm their place as the nearest challengers following a 49 run win over Shanklin &Godshill 1 (90-5). Northwood 1 moved up to third place by beating Brading. Alan Johns (35 not ou...

2019 Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards are Now Open!


The 46th Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards will take place on Thursday 2nd April 2020 at the Medina Theatre and will be hosted by Lord Grade of Yarmouth and Lucy Morgan from Isle of Wight Radio. This event recognises outstanding achievement or service, amongst sportsmen and women of all ages and celebrates our Isle of Wight success stories.
 
We encourage you to please nom...

NEW YEAR UMPIRE & SCORING COURSES

The Isle of Wight Association of Officials (IW ACO) are looking to run three courses in the New Year after the successful introduction courses that were run in October.

The following course are being run

Club Scorer - How to record a Cricket Match.

The course for anyone wanting scoring on a regular basis and is the only one to comprehensively teach you how to score. This course is suitable for complete beginners and existing scorers who want to...

Isle of Wight Cricket - Winter Training

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board offers lots of opportunities for children to get  some winter training. If you are are looking for opportunities then below is what is on offer from Jan to Feb half term.

If you wish to find out more about getting involved please contact Stuart Chatfield (stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk).

  • Mondays @ Ventnor CC. Jan 13th, 20th, 27th Feb 3rd & 10th

LAST BALL DRAMA IN DIV 1

There was an exciting end to the Div 1 game between Shanklin &Godshill 1 and Northwood 1 in the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League last Sunday. Needing 4 to win off the last ball, Northwood could only scramble 3 runs to tie a game they were set to win. Earlier, the Egerton-Read brothers Seb (52 not out) and Steve (28) helped Shanklin &Godshill 1 make a competitive 146-5, but 32 from Callum Witham, 31 from Jon Butt and an undefeated 36 from Liam Roberts meant Northwood 1 hit the same...

BRADING OFF MARK

There was a full evening of cricket in the Leslies Motors Indoor League last Sunday with wins in Div 1 for both Brading and Ryde 1, and Cowes, Ryde 2 and Shanklin &Godshill 2 also claiming the points in Div 2.

Ryde 1 continued their dominant form in the top division with a resounding victory against Island Bakeries. 30 from Dave Pratt and 39 not out from Simon Wratten helped push Ryde 1 to 141-4 (Sam Richards 2-32) and a comfortable win was secured as tight bowling from Ash Gold...

INDOOR LEAGUE GETS UNDERWAY

There are 3 new sides competing in the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League this winter. Both Ryde and Northwood have entered a secondteam, and with Ventnor also returning to the competition, it means indoor cricket is in good health as 15 teams do battle across 2 divisions.

The first round of games began last Sunday and in Div 1 saw wins for EPP, Ryde 1 and Northwood 1. Last year’s runner up EPP scored 131-5 (Dan Cox 33 not out) and overcameBrading by 31 runs (Dave Cox 27 not...

INDOOR SEMI-FINAL PLACES DECIDED

Cowes, Northwood 1, EPP and Ryde 1 all confirmed their places in next Sunday’s finale to the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket Cup with comfortable quarter final victories last week.

Cowes began the evening by beating Bradingby 6 wickets. Despite 26 from Mark Hartnell, Brading were skittled out for 78 and Cowes made easy work of getting to their target without losing a wicket thanks to openers Josh Rice (25) and Jack Summers (27).

Callum Witham was the star for Northwood...

RYDE SEEK TO RETAIN INDOOR CUP

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...

ECB LAUNCHES NEW PLAN TO TRANSFORM WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ CRICKET

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. unit@iow.gov.uk.

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 janiceroutledge223@gmail.com 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

WORLD CUP SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

EXCITEMENT BUILDS AS ICCCRICKET WORLD CUP SCHOOLS PROGRAMME LAUNCHES NEW SUMMER TERM PROJECTS!

  • ICCCricket World Cup Schools Programme has launched the final two projects ‘Warming Up’ and ‘Celebrate Cricket’
  • This is part of the ambitious target to engage with one million young children in the build-up to and during the tournament.

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.