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All Stars Cricket Is Coming
All Stars Cricket Is Coming All Stars Cricket is the first, fun, active form of the game for 5 to 8-year-old boys and girls that will be sweeping the county this summer. .

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today launched the first nationwide entry-level participation programme for cricket, with the aim of getting 50,000 boys and girls excited by the game this year.
A new generation of families will be introduced to cricket through All Stars Cricket, a major new grassroots initiative which starts in May.

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County Training Changes (7th March to 17th March)
County Training Changes (7th March to 17th March) County Training has been altered for a few weeks whilst Ryde School have exams on. Below is a time table of the changes, please note that BAGS sessions have been combined and will be on a Tuesday only for the next two weeks.

Please read carefully the following: -

Tuesday 7th March: BAGS session 5.30-7pm (All BAGS Players invited) @ Ventnor CC
Tuesday 7th March: U15,16 & 17s, 7-9pm @ Ventnor CC
Thursday 9th March: DofE, 6-8pm @ Ventnor CC
Friday 10th March: EPP, 6-9pm...

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2017 Club Welfare Officer Training
Safe Hands Workshop We are running a Safe Hands Workshop that all Club Welfare Officers should attend every three years.

All clubs wishing to run an All Stars Cricket Centre this summer will need to have their club welfare officer attend the Safe Hands workshop.

The training will give Club Welfare Officers help in supporting your club become a safe, friendly environment to learn, play and enjoy cricket.

Course Details Below: -
Date: 10th April
Venue: Newclose CCG
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: £22pp

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Level 2 Coaching Children Course
Level 2 Coaching Children Course The Isle of Wight Cricket Board and the IW Coaches Association are looking to run a Level 2 Coaching Children Award Course

For More Information follow the link https://www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/coaching/coaching-courses/ecb-certificate-coaching-childrens-cricket.

There is a special price for ladies wishing to take the course that is supported by the Southern Vipers of a £110. You will be asked to pay the full amount (£220) and will get a 50% refund once the course is completed...

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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 GRANT SCHEME, OPEN
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 asharsenaliow@yahoo.co.uk

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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

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

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

Fridays
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.

U11
Batter: Rory Taylor
Bowler: Archie Lucy
District: Will Mew

U13
Batter: Ollie Morgan
Bowler: Josh Moorecroft
District: Freddie Gurney

U15
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 asharsenaliow@yahoo.co.uk

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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 www.cricketunleashed.com, 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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Sandown Bay U12s Cup Success
Sandown Bay U12 Cup Winners Sandown Bay U12s beat a strong Christ the King College side to clinch the Islands Schools U12 Cup.

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Mal Sketchley Cup Final Abandoned
Mal Skechley Memorial U13 Cup Final This year Mal Sketchley Memorial U13 Final between Newport and Ventnor was abandoned last night due to rain and slippery conditions. Ventnor were 5 overs into their run chase when the heavens opened.

The game will be replayed on a new date to be decided

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Nielsen Replaces Schutt In Vipers Squad
Southern Vipers New Zealand's Morna Nielson has been drafted in to replace Megan Schutt in the Southern Vipers Kia Super League Squad for this coming summer.

Schutt is being replaced in the squad due to injury which opened up the spot for the slow left arm bowler.

Team Manager Bob Parks said 'Morna had a fantastic T20 World Cup and will be a major addition to our squad'.

If you fancy getting across to catch a game the Vipers will be playing at the Ageas Bowl on the following dates

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Win an Evening with Michael Vaughn
Win an Evening with Michael Vaughn To launch the Get the Game On Captains’ Club the ECB is offering you, your friends, and captains across the league you play in the opportunity to win an Evening with Michael Vaughan.

The winners and their selected guests will spend a fantastic evening listening and asking questions to the former Ashes winning England Captain and Get the Game On Ambassador sharing stories from throughout his 20 years of playing club, county and international cricket.

The Captains’ Club is an online resource...

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Defibrillator Training
Defibrillator Training On the 6th June there will be a training course on how to use a defibrillator at Ventnor CC from 6pm.

The course is open to anyone interested is is only £10 per person.

If you are interested in attending the course please contact Chris Kershaw on the following email chris.kershaw@me.com.

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Friday Night Club
Friday Night Club Just rock up and play cricket on each Friday from the 6th May at Newclose CCG.

8-12 year olds 4.00 - 5.30pm
13 year + 5.30 - 7pm

£3 A session or £8 with tea included (Must be booked in advance on 10983 824570)
Tea will be served between 5-6pm

All equipment supplied so just turn up and have fun with friends

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