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Southern Vipers at Newclose
Southern Vipers at Newclose Professional Women's T20 cricket is coming to the Island on Tuesday 8th August @ Newclose CCG.

See some of the recent women's cricket world cup winning England squad, Danni Wyatt, Tash Farrant, Natalie Sciver, Tammy Beaumont, Laura Marsh and Alex Hartley as well as some of the best overseas stars in action.

Starts 12noon.

Car park charge £5 per car.
2017 CricketFest 2017
CricketFest 2017 It’s going to be bigger. It’s going to be better. It’s replacing Club Open Days, it’s called CricketFest 2017 and it’s running over four weekends in June and July!

CricketFest offers the perfect opportunity for your club to roll out the welcome mat to members, guests, friends, family, people new to cricket – absolutely everyone – and celebrate all that is great about our game.

Last year, clubs saw a surge in community involvement as more local res...

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Cricket Playing Survey
Playing Survey Cricket Playing Survey 2017 - Your Say

The Playing Survey offers you the chance to have your say and influence the future of the cricket you play. This year's survey will only take around 10 minutes of your time. You can give feedback on your satisfaction with the game, the effectiveness of any changes you’ve experienced, and your thoughts on how your cricket should continue to change.

You will also have the chance to enter into a draw to win one of:

£300 cash (payable...

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Women and Girls Cricket Activator Vacancy
Women and Girls Cricket Activator Vacancy Women and Girls Cricket Activator (fixed term contract until July 2018).

Closing date - 10th July 2017

Hampshire Cricket Board (HCB) is responsible for developing recreational cricket within the county. We work closely with Hampshire Cricket, Southern Vipers, the ECB and other partners to coordinate a diverse range of activities designed to provide cricketing opportunities for all.

We are currently recruiting a full time Women and Girls Cricket Activator (fixed term contract until J...

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Ryde Win Under 15 Cup
Ryde U15 Captain Theo Dalloz receives the cup from Phil Mew The IW Under 15 Cup Final saw local rivals Ryde and Ryde Cavaliers meet for the third season in a row, with both sides having previously won one each. With Newclose bathed in glorious sunshine, the two captains tossed-up and having won, Cavaliers's Charlie Bligh chose to bat first.

It was Bligh himself who opened up, along with Dexter Collins, and the pair set about Ryde's opening bowlers of Harry Stead and James Ware. The score raced quickly to 34, but with the last ball of the fou...

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ALL ISLAND CRICKET GET TOGETHER Now that the 2017 cricket season is well underway I would like to invite you to come along to an All Island Cricket Get-Together to discuss some of the big issues that face your club.

The Cricket Board is aware that the number of people both playing and volunteering in cricket is less than it was a few years ago and really wants to hear from your club or association what the main concerns are. The Get-Together is not being put together to discuss the Island League structure or format as any i...

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2017 OSCA Nominations
2017 OSCA Nominations It is that time of year to nominate those deserving volunteers that makes your club what it is and with out them would not be as great.

Anyone can nominate a deserving volunteer for one of the seven categories

• Heartbeat of the Club
• Get the Game On
• Leagues
• Lifetime Achiever
• NatWest CricketForce
• Officiating – Umpires and Scorers
• Young Volunteer

The NatWest OSCAs aim to reward the contribution that volunteers make to the ga...

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All Star Centre Details
All Stars Cricket There are 8 All Star Centres to choose from on the Island, so if one doesn't suit sign up to another.

All Star Cricket Centres Details: -
Ryde Cavaliers CC: Starts 23rd May, 6-7pm
Ryde CC: Starts 9th June, 4.30-5.30pm
Ventnor CC: Starts 31st May, 4.30-5.30pm
Freshwater CC: Starts 9th June, 5.30-6.30pm
Arreton CC: Starts 28th May, 10-11am
Northwood CC: Starts 27th May, 10-10.45am
Shanklin CC: Starts 23rd May, 6-7pm
Newclose CC: Starts 19th May, 5-6pm

Sign you Star up today at ...

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James Anderson on bowling target practice

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Building Better Communities - Jewson
Building Better Communities - Jewson Jewson - helping build better communities

In 2016 Jewson gave away £250,000 to buildings that really make a difference in your communities.

But it’s clear there are plenty more in need of our support, which is why we’re back for 2017 supporting projects up and down the country.
Do you know a project that could benefit from a Jewson transformation? Nominate it before Friday 5th May.

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Information for Clubs with Overseas Players
Information for Clubs with Overseas Players We know that understanding visa requirements for overseas players joining your club can be a tricky web to untangle. The difference between ‘professional sportspersons’ and ‘amateurs’ can seem blurred and knowing what you need to do legally, can therefore seem too difficult to bother with.

Following discussions with the Home Office, we’ve created a document with their approval that we hope makes it easier for clubs to understand - Home Office Immigration Rules fo...

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Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC) Workshop
Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

Updated to include content on Anti-radicalisation and Vulnerable Children and Adults.

Course Details
Venue: Newclose CCG
Date: 20th March 2017
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: £25pp
Only 20 Places Available


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Runner Up in National Indoor for Island Team
IWCB Disability National Runner Up The Isle of Wight Cricket Board Disability Team finished as runners up, in a national indoor six aside competition, last weekend.

The tournament was organised to celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary, of The British Association for Cricketers with Disabilities. (BACD), and took place at the indoor centre, at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, in Birmingham.

The first match, versus Warwickshire, saw the Islanders having to bat almost as soon as they had arrived, as some of them had been held up, d...

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2017 EWCT Small Grants The England & Wales Cricket Trust Small Grants Scheme is open for club to submit application too now!!!

The Island has £10k to support clubs in developing a sustainable future. The scheme will support Clubs to make small changes to improve their long term sustainability and / or to increase the number of games played.

The scheme aims to make an impact in the 2017 season; therefore, the scheme has a quick turnaround time to ensure Clubs get the maximum benefit from the funding.


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The 2016 ‘Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards’
The 2016 ‘Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards’ The 2016 ‘Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards’ will be hosted by Lorde Grade at the Medina Theatre on 16th March 2017. This event recognises outstanding achievement or service, amongst sportsmen and women of all ages and celebrates our Isle of Wight success stories.

I attach a nomination form for the 2016 Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards and I would urge you to consider if any of your members deserve to be nominated for an award. Putting forward a nomination is acknowledging in pu...

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Register Your Club For Natwest CricketForce Now!!!
Natwest CricketForce Registration Open Natwest CricketForce Registration is open now

NatWest CricketForce is a nationwide initiative aimed at cricket clubs. The programme is designed to bring clubs and local communities closer together, and ensure grounds and facilities are ready for the new season.

CricketForce is held over one designated weekend each year as clubs work to prepare for the upcoming season. Projects range from simple paint jobs, sight screen scrubbing and renewed boundary fencing, to brand new changing rooms, fu...

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ECB Doubles Investment into Chance to Shine
ECB Doubles Investment Into Chance to Shine Chance to Shine are delighted to bring you news of a major increase in ECB’s funding to Chance to Shine that will give millions more primary school children the opportunity to play and learn through cricket.

From October 2017, ECB will double its annual donation to the charity from £1.25 million to at least £2.5 million. We will allocate the new funds to expand and enhance our activity in primary schools, working in partnership with County Cricket Boards across England and Wales.

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Newport start Leslies Motors Indoor League defence with win
30 Oct 2016
Newport start Leslies Motors Indoor League defence with win Newport's defence of their Leslies Motors Indoor League title got off to the perfect start on Sunday evening as they defeated IOW EPP in a repeat of last weekend's cup final.

The opening partnership of Nat Riddett (33 not out) and Gareth Bricknell (32) gave Newport a solid foundation before Kevin Winchcombe's quickfire 25 not out saw Newport finish two runs short of a fourth batting point on 138-3.

3-21 from Riddett and 2-27 from Bricknell then saw IOW EPP collapse from 49-...

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2017 Competitions Form
25 Oct 2016
2017 Competitions Form Please can all clubs fill in their Isle of Wight Leagues Competitions Form for the 2017 season ASAP.

All forms must be completed and returned by Thursday 1st December by the very latest.

Please send all completed forms to Ash Goldsmith on

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Newport Retain Leslies Motors Indoor Cup
23 Oct 2016
Newport Retain Leslies Motors Indoor Cup Newport retained their Leslies Motors Indoor Cup on Sunday evening after three enthralling matches on finals night.

The reigning champions, with just one player who played in last season's final, faced IOW EPP in the final, with the latter putting Newport into bat first. The experienced duo of Andy Long and Mike Watson opened up for Newport and made a comfortable start with 57 coming off the first five overs.

However, the introduction of Ben White saw the end of Long for 17 with his v...

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Hampshire Award Islanders Scholarships
Hampshire Award Islanders Scholarships Hampshire Cricket are pleased to have awarded scholarships to promising youngsters Ben Duggan, Josh McCoy, Jake Goodwin and Calvin Dickinson.

The scholarships will see the quartet commence their winter training programmes at the Ageas Bowl in November before heading to Durban, South Africa to continue their development in January.

The players will also link up with former Hampshire Cricket Head Coach Dale Benkenstein during their time in South Africa, before returning back to the UK in Mar...

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2016/17 County Winter Training Programme Details
2016/17 County Winter Training Programme Details Training Details

BAG 1: 5.30-7pm (£5 a session)
U14/15/17: 7-9pm (£5 a session)

BAG 2: 5.30-7pm (£5 a session)
DoE: 7-9pm (£5 a session)

Community Group: 5-6.30pm (£3 a session)
EPP: 6.30 - 9.30pm (Free of charge to players selected on the programme)

This will all start on Tuesday the 1st November and run for 6/7 weeks until Christmas

There will be two parents even...

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2016 County Teams Award Winners
2016 County Teams Award Winners The County Teams Presentation evening was held last Friday evening at Newclose to celebrate a great year for our teams and individuals. Below are the award winners, congratulation to all involved, especially out volunteers, it would be a tough job to do it with out you.

Batter: Rory Taylor
Bowler: Archie Lucy
District: Will Mew

Batter: Ollie Morgan
Bowler: Josh Moorecroft
District: Freddie Gurney

Batter: Ben Attrill
Bowler: Louis Wrigh...

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Ryde Under 13s retain league title
Ryde Under 13s retain league title Ryde Under 13s have won the Mal Sketchley Memorial League for the second season in a row after going through the campaign unbeaten; pipping Newport to the title by just one point. Ryde needed a win in their final game against Ryde Cavaliers, and managed it by 7 wickets. A great spell of bowing from James Ware (2-13 from 4 overs) restricted Cavaliers to 104-5, and in reply a steady knock from Joshua Moorcroft (28) and a hard hitting 31 not out from Ollie Morgan saw Ryde home with seven overs to s...

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Indoor Entries 2016-17
Indoor Entries 2016-17 Entries for the indoor league and cup must be sent in to Ash Goldsmith by 31st August at the very latest - to register your team please email

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John Hilsum
John Hilsum Isle of Wight Cricket is extremely sad to hear of the passing of John Hilsum and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

John contribution to Isle of Wight cricket has been massive and he leave a legacy that all Island cricketer will have benefited from.

He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered

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New ECB Strategy - Cricket Unleashed
Cricket Unleashed ‘Cricket Unleashed' is a plan created by the game, for the game.

It’s built on our shared needs for More Play, Great Teams and Inspired Fans, supported by Strong Finance & Operations and Good Governance and Social Responsibility.

All the details of the plan can be found on the website, including downloads for a PDF of the detailed plan, a summary PDF and a PowerPoint (including notes)

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2016 OSCA Nominations
2016 OSCA Nominations The NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) aim to reward the contribution that volunteers make to the game. Established in 2003, the OSCAs form part of the ECB’s volunteering programme, which gives cricket clubs advice on educating, recruiting and rewarding volunteers.

The 2016 NatWest OSCAs will be held at Lord's in what promises to be a fantastic occasion as the ECB celebrates the contributions and efforts of grassroots volunteers from all over England and Wales.


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Board Chairman to Stand Down
Board Chairman to Stand Down Statement

This is to give notice that I will be standing down as Chair of the IWCB at the AGM in December. Over the last year my time to devote to cricket has been reduced and I have been balancing work for the Board and for my Club.

As many of you know over the last couple of years at Ventnor CC we have lost many of our established officials and it is time for me to spend more time with the Club.

This is a good time to make a change as there are major developments at ECB level which a...

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The Entertainers are Back at Steephill
Lashing at Steephill Lashing All Stars are coming to the Island on the 14th August to play Ventnor CC.

It will be your chance to meet some of the stars of cricket and watch them in action against a Ventnor CC XI.

The T20 challenge starts at 3.30 pm. General public ground admission: Adults £8; under 18’s £4; under 5’s free

Tickets available at the Cricket Club on match days
and from Hose, Rhodes & Dickson, 1 High Street, Ventnor

Corporate entertaining for only £360 a table of 10 at ...

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