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All Island Averages and Stats

The All Island League averages and stats.

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Statement by Tom Harrison, CEO England and Wales Cricket Board

 

   
 

The COVID-19 pandemic has left cricket facing its most significa...

COVID-19 update following Government announcement

In response to the rising R Rate, the UK Government announced that social gatherings in England would return to being limited to 6 people whether inside or outside (except for individual households/support bubbles of more than 6 who will still be able to gather together). Recreational team sport activity that has measures in place to minimise transmission risk, was listed as an exception to this new guid...

A look at ECB's financial challenges due to COVID-19

ECB Chair Ian Watmore explains how the organisation will keep pushing the game forward despite the financial impacts of COVID-19.

When I was interviewed to be ECB Chair – a few weeks pre-COVID – we discussed the strength of cricket’s finances. We all commented on the surge in ECB income due to the new broadcast deal, and the positive situation in some counties, especially those that had pushed to diversify their businesses, and benefited from a World Cup and Ashes ...

Vacancy - County Welfare Officer

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are looking to recruit a County Welfare Officer whose job will be to liaise with the IWCB on all welfare issues and to offer advice on safeguarding to the islands cricket clubs or any individual that requires it.

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2020 NAtWest OSCA Nominations

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 Education, Community Programmes, Workplaces and Recreational Park Leagues.

The two main NatWest OSCAs nomination categories for 2020 will be Connecting Communities and P...

Understanding Our Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart and foundation of cricket and we love hearing the inspiring stories of individuals within your county who are doing amazing things to grow the game and bring more people into the sport. As we at the ECB start to develop our wider Volunteer Strategy, understanding how volunteers feel will help us to shape the strategy and the ECB’s plans for the future of volunteering in cricket. 

We would hugely value you taking the time to share this link with an...

Return to Cricket Grant Scheme

The scheme aims to support affiliated Cricket Clubs and Leagues within England and Wales, during the COVID-19 crisis, by providing emergency grant funding to help cover any shortfall in the preparation, essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs of facilities following the resumption of recreational cricket.

Who can apply?

Cricket Clubs and Leagues (Open-Age or Junior) affiliated to the ECB* via their County Cricket Bo...

CHECKLISTS AND SIGNAGE FOR CLUBS RETURNING TO THE GAME

Following the updated guidance that we shared with you, please find below printer friendly NatWest CricketForce checklists and some useful tips documents to support you with your return to cricket.

All documents and signage can be accessed here. Below is a list of documents you will find.

  • Return to Cricket Umpire Template
  • Return to Cricket Member Template
  • R...

Return to Play Guidance

The ECB released the guidance to return to play yesterday for rereational cricket to follow. Please read carefully and make sure your club is comfortable and able to follow the guidance.

If you have any questions please contact Stuart on stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk

First-class Counties agree formats for shortened men's domestic season

 

  • First-Class Counties agree to play a combination of red-ball and white-ball cricket this summer by majority vote
  • ECB Board to meet to approve decision in coming days
  • Further Medical and Risk assessments to be conducted by all 18 FCCs

The First-Class ...

IW Umpire Challenge

Whilst we are awaiting the exact details it looks like recreational cricket will return on Saturday 11th July; we have already noted many friendly fixtures being arranged & the sheer volume of fixtures is likely to mean they will not be enough qualified officials for each game.

As you will probably already know the Association of Cricket Officials has introduced online training for both umpires & scorers described as “giving you the tools to enable you to officiate in ...

COVID-19 Coaching Drills

Icoach has selection of really good drills that are COVID-19 compliant. Check out a few below, or sign up to icoach for free by visiting the site via the link at the bottom.

Opening Clubhouse Bars - Government Guidance

Bars  in clubhouses can re-open from the 4th July and we have pulled together the key guidance clubs will need to follow and implement to ensure you can safely open their bars if they wish.

Please read carefully and please open once you are read to do so.

Further guidance for players and clubs on undertaking recreational cricket activity and informal cricket activity in an outdoor environment, consistent with UK Government guidance.

Updated guidance for return to activity in a club setting

Nets should be used on an ‘every other&rsqu...

ECB Statement about Governments Announcement (Sunday 31st May)

ECB Holding Statement:

’We are extremely heartened by today’s announcement from Government, which supports a meaningful return for recreational cricket in England. It is important that we are aware of all safety protocols that must be adopted to see cricket begin to reopen. Over the coming week, we will seek to understand the specific guidance from Government’s medical teams so that we can provide support for clubs who will be eager to reopen their...

ECB update on the domestic and recreational game

The ECB has confirmed a further delay to the start of the professional domestic cricket season, with no domestic cricket to be played before 1st August.

ECB update on the domestic and recreational game

The recreational game currently remains suspended except for the use of outdoor cricket facilities t...

Chance to Shine celebrates 15 years since launch

As the national children’s cricket charity Chance to Shine turns 15 years old, it is announcing today (Thursday 21 May) that it has delivered coaching to its five millionth child. Nine-year-old Yunis Omar attends Percy Shurmer Academy in Birmingham and, alongside his Year 5 classmates, received a Chance to Shine session before the COVID-19 lockdown was introduced.

Celebrating the cricket community’s response to COVID-19

We are Together Through This Test. The cricket community has come together to support each other and the nation through the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 200 initiatives running to support local communities.

Players and clubs – both professional and recreational – are going above and beyond in their efforts to boost morale, raise money and help those most in need during this difficult time.

From supporting vulnerable members with phone calls from county cricket ...

RETURN TO ACTIVITY IN A CRICKET CLUB SETTING

The purpose of the following guidelines is to offer practical guidance to players and clubs on the steps they should take to remain safe while undertaking exercise in an outdoor cricket club environment.

These guidelines currently apply to England only. Lockdown restrictions r...

2019 Isle of Wight Cricket Video

Check out a short video capturing the great year of cricket on the Isle of Wight

Learn the Basic of Scoring & Umpiring

ECB Association of Cricket Officials has created a range of free online courses for aspiring umpires and scorers. The courses are a great way for people to use the current downtime to learn a new skill or brush up on their knowledge.

Basics of Umpiring – This course is aimed at umpires who simply want to learn the fundamental laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend. Book now  ECB National Programmes Update

The safety and wellbeing of all people involved in cricket is our absolute priority and so whilst we continue to work through solutions, All Stars and Dynamos Cricket remain suspended for the time being in line with government guidance.  We will do everything we can to run programmes later in the year should the government guidance allow us to do so and we will remain in touch with any updates as and when they are available. If the situation means we are unable to reschedule programmes f...

Spacehive £100 Offer

To support the Grants and Loan Schemes which were launched last week, we are delighted to share with you an update in relation to our crowdfunding initiative with Spacehive. Whilst historically, the Spacehive initiative was only available to Dynamos Cricket clubs, we have now opened this to all clubs and will be providing all clubs who raise £100 towards supporting with COVID-19 activities with a further £100. 

The Opportunity:  

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Pro Cricket Announcement

ECB announces further delay to the professional cricket season
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today agreed that no professional cricket will be played in England and Wales until at least July 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The season remains subject to ongoing advice from government and health experts, and continued consultation with all broadcast partners to determine the optimum way to fulfil fixtures both domestically and internationally.

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Coronavirus Weekly Updates

Please find below the weekly updates that have been sent out to clubs and the wider cricket network.

If you have any questions, concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are not receiving these email each week and wish to please just email me.

Also please check out our social media pages sites for activities to do whilst in lockdown (Skill Drills, Training etc) and up todate news on the cricket suspension.

Look forward to seeing you all this summer pl...

ECB Emergency Support Programmes

Cricket clubs and leagues are now able to apply to two new funding schemes specifically designed to help see them through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Emergency Loan Scheme

The ECB Emergency Loan Scheme aims to support affiliated cricket cubs during the COVID-19 crisis by providing funding to assist clubs to cover any shortfall in essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs until normal recreational cricket activity can be resumed.

Isle of Wight Cricket Board

Just to clarify that the Isle of Wight Cricket Board is still open and we are here to support clubs through this period of uncertainty. We are looking at scenarios for playing cricket this summer and will be sending those out soon. If you have any questions please send them to me on stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk as I am working from home. I will be contacting each club this week by phone to see if there is anything I can help with. We really want to see clubs playing this summer if we are allo...

£61MILLION INTERIM SUPPORT PACKAGE

THE ECB UNVEILS £61MILLION INTERIM SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR PROFESSIONAL AND RECREATIONAL CRICKET

  • Financial assistance made available at every level of the game; across counties, boards and clubs
  • Package includes early release of£40m to support immediate cash flow challenges
  • More than £20m available in interest-free loans and grants to recreational clubs

The England and Wales C...

Coronavirus and Grounds Maintenance Update

As of 23 March 2020, the Government introduced increasingly stringent social distancing in a further attempt to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus and the potential impact on vulnerable individuals. It is essential that this advice is adhered to in relation to the health and wellbeing of all individuals.

As a result of the Government’s announcements, a number of businesses across the United Kingdom have introduced home working for all staff. There will also be a...

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County Welfare Officer