Isle of Wight Cricket

Disability Cricket Champion Clubs

Cricket is a game that unites communities and improves lives. The ECB want every individual and community to be united by the feeling that cricket is a game for them. The Disability Cricket Champion Clubs programme will support cricket clubs to create or develop playing opportunities for disabled people. Champion clubs will be supported to welcome individuals with different needs and varying abilities to become valued members of their club – celebrating that the game of cricket has some...

LIve Cricket On Channel 4

England will try to take a 2-0 series lead over India in the second test, starting this Saturday (13th Feb 2021) live on Channel 4. So if you want to see some live cricket on free to view TV it is your chance to see 5 days of fantastic cricket.

Watch the second test live on Channel 4 from 4am this Saturday.

England captain Joe Root is in fantastic form with his double hundred in the first test. Giving the platform for the bowling attack, led by Anderson to take the 20 wick...

Club Welfare Officer Name Change

The Club Welfare Officer name is being changed to provide consistency across the network and to bring your title in line with the terminology used in all areas of cricket, other sports and external agencies, the ECB are recommending a change to Club Safeguarding Officer. This change will provide consistency in all areas of cricket and will align with external practices. The change will also include our County Welfare Officers who will be known as County Safeguarding Officers....

Covid-19 update on cricket in England and Wales (Jan 4th)

This statement applies to changes in England following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January of new national lockdown restrictions.

Wales continues to remain in a national lockdown since 20 December with all cricket activity suspended.

In England, ECB can confirm that unfortunately all indoor and outdoor privately owned cricket facilities will now need to close fo...

Isle of Wight Cricket Challenge - Goes Live

Sadly, here we are again. I was hopeful the IOW Cricket Challenge would be a 1 test wonder.

Happily though Kate Barton, the new Chair of IOW Cricket Board and her fellow directors have embraced the IOW Cricket Challenge and we now fall under the IWCB banner.

So firstly, please go and look at the IOW Cricket Challenge (IOWCC):
Icoachcricket - & on YouTube – Search ‘IOW cricket challenge’. A...

ECB Indoor Cricket Activity Guidance

Our latest update is aligned to the government advice as it stands on 7 December 2020 and includes the following principal differences from Update 2 issued last week:


a. The definition of U18 now includes those who were U18 on 31 August 2020, meaning that this now aligns with normal understanding of age groups in sport.


b. Coaches and match officials are not included in the count for group size restrictions.


c. T...

ECB unveils plans to host full summer of international cricket in 2021

Provisional schedule includes a five-Test series against India, with Sri Lanka and Pakistan also expected to visit in June and July

  • England Women plan to host South Africa and New Zealand
  • England Visually Impaired team expected to line up against Australia in August
  • Matches due to take place across England and Wales

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today s...


The Isle of Wight Cricket Board AGM will be on the 7th December at 7pm.

The meeting will be run online

  • Nominations: Anyone wishing to stand as a director will need to find an affiliated club or association to propose them and another to second their nomination. Nominations need to come from the chair or secretary and emailed by them by the 23rd November to more details

COVID-19 Update

6 Nov 2020

Further to our update yesterday, DCMS and Sport England have today released the clarification here on outdoor exercise.

DCMS and Sport England have confirmed that 1:1 coaching is permissible during lockdown in England in a public outdoor space as long as social distancing is maintained. 1:1 Coaching cannot take place with multiple people from one household.


Cricket Stops for Lockdown

As a result of the UK Government’s new national COVID-19 restrictions, and subject to Members of Parliament voting today and the publication of bespoke guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport [DCMS], ECB understands all organised recreational cricket activity indoors and outdoors will be suspended from 5th November until 2nd December in England. Professional cricket that is classified as elite by the UK Government can continue as an exemption dur...

The first block of winter performance training gets under way on the week beginning the 9th November and will run for 6 weeks. We will be following the ECB indoor guidance and below you will find the risk assessment for the venue providers and our training provider risk assessment attached below.

We will be operating this winters training differently due to the Covid-19 pandemic so please read carefully the information below

Before Training Starts: -


ECB Indoor Cricket Activity Guidance & Risk Assessments

Guidance for Cricket Indoors – Due to the Governments Statement of 28th September, this has been paused, we are awaiting new guidance from DCMS and the ECB linked to the Rule of 6′.

The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to venues, coaching providers and clubs on the steps they should take while undertaking cricket indoors. They should be read in conjunction with latest UK and Welsh Government regulations.  These guidelines...

September Cup Averages

The September Cup saw a great final between Ventnor and Ryde, which was decided by a super over. The 8 teams that entered managed some great stats, with 3558 runs and 167 wickets taken in total.

Attached below are the player averages. Batter must have completed two innings and bowlers completed 6 overs and taken 3 or more wickets.


Double Delight For Ryde

The Island cricket season was finished off in spectacular fashion as an enthusiastic crowd watched Ventnor take on Ryde in the September Cup final on a bright, blustery day at Newclose County Cricket Ground.

The day got underway in the morning with the last game of the U13 September Cup competition. Ryde Rattlers had already secured the title the day before by beating Arreton at Harding Shute. But Ryde Raiders took on Ventnor in a close game that Ventnor come out on top.


All Island Averages and Stats

The All Island League averages and stats.

Div A:

  • 6 Teams
  • 3923 runs
  • 197 wickets
  • 118 players
  • 13 games played
  • Ryde CC Winners

Div B

  • 7 Teams
  • 4917 runs
  • 208 wickets
  • 103 players
  • 17 games played
  • Ryde CC II Winners

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.


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...


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

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...

Job Title

County Welfare Officer