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Updated guidance for return to activity in a club setting

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

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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 ...

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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...

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2019 Isle of Wight Cricket Video

2019 Isle of Wight Cricket  Video

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

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Learn the Basic of Scoring & Umpiring

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...

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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. 

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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.


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.

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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 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...



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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...

Two Run Win Secures League

Ryde U12s clinched the league after beating Ventnor in a tense final league game at Rew Valley on the 14th March.

Ryde batted first and their top order of Ian Hailes (4) and Jacob Palin (1)  were kept in check by  Thomas Southcott (1-22) and Sam Mills (3-19) opening spells. First change Oliver Cheeseman (3-26) bowled Kensei Parker for 6 and had Xavier Meadows caught by Mills for 13. Preston Draper-Oakley came to Ryde's rescue and top scored for with 22no and was well s...

ECB Latest Advice to Cricket Clubs

Dear all,

Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.

This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.

Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in th...

Important Update

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board have reluctantly decided to cancel all cricket activity until further notice.

This includes performance and school coaching and club and school competition.

We advise you to follow government guidelines.

We will of course keep everyone updated as and when we receive information directly from the ECB or government advice changes.

Coronavirus Latest Advice

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the headlines, we want to share with you the latest set of guidelines that Sport England has advised us to follow.

This is a situation that is moving quickly, and we advise you to read carefully the advice which can be found here.

In addition, please remember that the most recent advice is that if a person feels unwell, with symptoms such as a new and con...


There was no cup glory for Ryde in the regional finals of the ECB Indoor National Club Championship after they were well beaten by Wiltshire champions Swindon in their semi-final at Taunton last Saturday.

Played at Somerset’s Indoor Cricket Centre, the island’s leading indoor side were without star all rounderJosh Proctor as they fell to a Swindon teamwho also comfortably beat Cheltenham Civil Service in the regional final and have now made it through to the national fin...


Ryde have been the dominant force in indoor cricket on the island over the past 3 years but last Sunday at Rew Valley Sports Centrethey produced arguably their best performance so far as they defeated reigning Southern Premier League championsBashley (Rydal) from Dorset in the county play off for the ECB IndoorNational Club Championship.

Playing against a Bashley side who beat Ryde at the same stage of the competition last year,skipper Stuart Robertson chose to bat first but saw his...

Ventnor and Ryde Stay Unbeaten

The U12 Indoor league is moving into the later stages with Ventnor Gold and Ryde battling it out at the top. Ventnor Gold made it 6 out of 6 wins as they beat Shanklin by 5 wickets. Oliver Cheeseman led the bowling attack for Ventnor with 2-9 as they restricted Shanklin to 69 run from their 12 overs. Nathaniel Wells (23) top scored for Ventnor as they knocked off the target in 8 overs.

Arreton could not stop Ryde getting win number 5 under their belts as they set the higest score in...

Isle of Wight Cricket Trainiing (Feb-Apr)

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 Feb until Apr (Easter Holidays).

If you wish to find out more about getting involved please contact Stuart Chatfield (

  • Tuesdays @ Ryde School. Mar 10th, 17th, 24th


Ryde 2’s made it a club double as they just held off Cowes to win Div 2 of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League last Sunday. Following Ryde 1’s success by taking the Div 1 crown last week, it was the turn of their second string to take the glory as they defeated Northwood 2 in the final over and take enough points to just pipCowes who are now runners up for the second season in a row.

Cowes had earlier put their stamp on the evening by hammering Ventnor by 71 runs. C...

Three wins a peice for Ryde & Ventnor

Week 3 was kicked off with a win for Ventnor Blue over Cowes, Joseph Hill topped scored with 28no which was enough to see Ventnor home by 3 wickets.

Newport got their first victory of the season with a 5 wicket win over Shanklin & Godshill, Max Poynter leading Newport home in 7.4 over with his 26no.

Ryde made it three out of three with victory over East Cowes. Xavier Meadows hit 31 and was well supported by Jacob Palin (23) to help set East Cowes a target of 122 from t...


With just one more game to play for all the teams in Div 1 of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League, EPP look favourites to finish as runners up to champions Ryde 1 following a comfortable 66 run win over bottom side Island Bakeries last Sunday.

EPP’s batsmen took an early grip on the game with Ross Whyte (32), Zeph Wells (29) and Dan Cox (29) all hitting not out scores in their total of 170-3. Matt Webb and Kieran Annisboth hit 25 not out to giveBakeries a good start but t...

2020 NatWest CricketForce

Following another successful season in 2019, NatWest CricketForce is back for 2020 on 27th-29th March. Registration for this season is now OPEN.

For more information on this year's programme, including the advice we're giving to clubs on how to go about planning their event, please click below.


Ryde 1 have repeated last year’s feat by adding the Leslies Motors Division 1 league title to their earlier cup triumph as they maintain their domination of indoor cricket.

With two games still to play, Ryde 1, who have lost just one game over the past 2 seasons, have an unassailable lead following a comfortable 73 run win over bottom side Island Bakeries last Sunday. Ryde’s Dave Pratt (25), Mark Oatley (41) and Josh Proctor (27) were all not out as they helped their sid...

Community Coaching

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board run a community coaching session for 5-8yr olds at Ryde School on Friday evenings from 5-6pm (Term Time Only).

The sessions are £4 each. We like to collect the money before the sessions via our online system. Please complete the on line form and you will be able to pay at the end using you debit card/credit card.

Just select the date your child is going to attend and pay. You have up until two hours befoer the start of the session to p...