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ECB Players Survey Is Open

This week the ECB released this year’s Cricket Playing Survey, giving everyone the chance to have their say and influence the future of cricket. It is the players and volunteers chance to have a say on the future of the game and give their opinion on what cricket they want to see in the future. Once again this year, the survey is incentivised, with those who complete it being added into a draw to win one of five £100 Amazon vouchers. So have your say now!!   ...

Defib Fund

The need for this equipment has been repeatedly highlighted by the frequency of tragic deaths due to cardiac arrest on and off the cricket field. Cricket grounds are, by their nature, usually remote sites away from hospitals and not in easy reach of emergency services. There is only a vital FIVE MINUTE period before permanent or irreversible damage can occur. A portable defibrillator can be the saviour of an otherwise catastrophic situation. In partnership with the ECB, we have supplied and......

COUNTY GRANTS FUND 2021-2022

The County Grants Fund aims to support ECB affiliated Cricket Clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to tackle climate change. Priority will be given to applications from Clubs that are actively engaged with ECB programmes (All Stars, Dynamos, Women’s and Girls’ Cricket and / or Disability Cricket). The scheme is funded by the England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT), a wholly owned charitable subsidiary of England and......

The Hundred is Here!

23 Jul 2021

League and Cup Covid-19 Response

Dear League and Cup Teams Now we have entered Step 4 of the Covid-19 Guidance we would like to clarify the way forward until the end of the season or until there is any other changes to the guidance. It is important that we continue to keep everyone safe. Therefore we are recommending the following procedurers should be followed at all league and cup games. Teas: Players continue to supply their own teas through to the end of the season. Game Sanitising: Even through there is no......

Covid 19 - Update 19th July

In England, as we move into Step 4 of the Government Road Map from 19 July 2021, we have produced the accompanying documents with headline information on what activities are permissible. The key focus is keep as many people enjoying the game as safely as possible. 1. Social distancing (1 m+) rule is removed 2. Group size restrictions indoors and outdoors are removed (including spectator number restrictions) 3. Face coverings are no longer required by law, but are recommended in crowded......

Childrens Summer Coaching Camps

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board and Newclose CCG are running three coaching camps through the summer holidays. Each session is open to girls and boys aged 5-12years old and is only £15pp. Suitable for all abilities. Sessions will be delivered by DBS checked qualified coaches, who will deliver fun, skills challenges and games. No equipment required Course Details: - 12th Aug: 9-12noon @ Newclose CCG  Register Here 19th Aug: 9-12noon @ Newclose CCG  Register......

Southern Vipers at Newclose

1 May 2021

Watch a video of the Southern Vipers playing at Newport.

Indoor Cricket Competitions - Entries Open

Indoor Cricket is back this winter and clubs can enter the following competitions

To enter any of the above competitions please click on the link below

The Grassroots Cricket Awards

We are pleased to be able to share the categories for this year’s awards that celebrate our grassroots cricket volunteer superstars. The ECB have created eight award categories that will allow each county/club to recognise and reward those in your area that have made an outstanding contribution to cricket this year, be it a young volunteer who has gone over and above or a club that has excelled in opening up the game to a brand new audience this summer. This categories are as......

MCC Tour is hit by Weather

Last week saw the MCC visit the Island for their annual tour, where they played three games (IWCB 1st XI, Ryde School and IWCB U18s). The weather caused havoc with the schedule as Mondays game against the Isle of Wight 1st XI was moved to Ryde School due to a waterlogged pitch at Ryde CC. Wednesday fixture against the IWCB U18s ended up at Ventnor CC due too Newclose's outfield still being to wet to play. The U18s played the MCC for the Keith Newbery Memorial Trophy in their 50 over......

ECB Support Coach Course

Coaching is an enormously rewarding, challenging and crucial role in cricket. ECB Support Coach is a new coach development programme consisting of e-learning and face-to-face modules that will help you take your first steps into coaching cricket. The Isle of Wight Cricket Board has 36 free places  available to encourage young players, parents and activators to take up and start their journey in coaching. If you want to find out more read below or contact Stuart on......

Design a Helmet Competition - The Hundred

The Hundred are running a competition for children to design their very own helmet, please share the information below. Design your very own helmet for your chance to win the ultimate prize thanks to The Hundred and Masuri. The prize includes: ·       Family tickets to The Hundred final ·       Helmet to be created and awarded to winner by a player ·       Team cap and......

Women's and Girls Cricket Festival

#WomensCricketMonth What a great day on Sunday at the Isle of Wight Womens and Girls Cricket Festival, 33 Dynamos played 2 games of count down cricket to start the day.  Once the Dynamos had finished 14 ladies took centre stage to played a soft ball game which was a close affair with an 8 run victory to Mackenzie's Flyers. The day was finished with a T20 game between the Isle of Wight Girls squad, which finished with a 21 run win for Cully's Clippers. The day was a......

The 2021 Cricket Playing Pulse Survey is live!

We want you to have your say. As a game, we had to be flexible and adaptable last year, and we know many players have returned to a slightly different cricket experience again this summer. To help us better understand the challenges that those playing have faced so far, we are delivering a pulse survey in the middle of the season to ensure that the voices of players and volunteers continue to be heard and help us to be proactive in supporting the network throughout the summer. As in......

Indoor Guidance - 17th May 2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE In England restrictions continue to relax in line with the Government’s Roadmap Out of Lockdown. We must continue to conduct cricket activities in a COVID-19 safe manner. At Step 3 (17th May) indoor sport facilities may open to the public with some restrictions: • Indoor sport facilities can be used for informal activities by six people or by people from two households (or support/childcare bubble). • Organised indoor sport is exempt from the gathering......

Guidance Update Step 3 - 17th May

With the positive news from the UK Government confirming England progressing to Step 3 from Monday 17th May, we have updated our guidance to reflect what these changes mean for organised outdoor cricket. Whilst these changes come into effect from Monday 17th May, it is important to remember that clubs should be encouraged to move at their own pace and only move to the next steps if and when they feel ready to do so. The main changes under Step 3 guidance are as......

Inspired to Play Grant For Clubs

The “Inspired to Play” grant fund launches on Monday 10th May. The scheme aims to increase the number of children (boys and girls) and/or women participating in the game by supporting the delivery of new and/or enhanced recreational cricket activities in England and Wales during the months of June - September 2021.  The ambition is for as many clubs as possible to be open and welcoming new participants, especially kids and women, especially during the school summer......

County Teams Fixtures

This year we are hosting our county team fixtures and results on the play-cricket.com site. We are hoping to be able to pull through the information so it shows on isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk as well, but we are working on that. If you wish to view the county team fixtures for this season please look below IWCB 1st XI - Fixtures IWCB U18s - Fixtures IWCB U15s - Fixtures IWCB U14s - Fixtures IWCB U13s - Fixtures IWCB U12s - Fixtures IWCB U11s - Fixtures IWCB U10s -......

Vipers Warm Up At Newclose

The Vipers played a behind closed doors game at Newclose last Saturday (1st May) as part of their preparation for the up coming season. Where coach Charlotte Edwards will be looking to retain their Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. You can catch the best of the action from Newclose via the highlights by clicking Here The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy will return alongside the new Women’s Regional T20 as a new era begins for women’s domestic cricket this summer, with 56 matches to be......

Vipers Warm Up At Newclsoe

<p>The Vipers played a behind closed doors game at Newclose last Saturday (1st May) as part of their preparation for the up coming season. Where coach Charlotte Edwards will be looking to retain their Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.</p> <p>You can catch the best of the action from Newclose via the highlights by clicking<a href="https://live.nvplay.com/ecb/#m97c0c4bd-651f-4ea8-8c60-d14d1dc42796"><strong>......

Cricket Stars Team Up with Dr Ranj to Help Kids Get Outdoors and Active Again

England cricketers Chris Woakes and Sophie Ecclestone, who are also set to play in The Hundred this summer, have written a letter to more than 150,000 kids and their parents around the country about the positive role cricket can play in their lives The two international players visited their old primary schools to read the letters to pupils Exacerbated by the pandemic, a recent survey has revealed that activity levels have fallen for Years 1-2 (ages 5-7) and Years 3-6 (ages 7-11) over......

Hygiene Brand Lifebuoy partner with England Cricket to support a safe return

The ECB are delighted to announce a partnership with the world’s number one hygiene soap brand, Lifebuoy, ahead of the new season. As part of the agreement, Lifebuoy will become the ‘Official Hygiene Partner’ and ‘Official Community Cricket Hygiene Partner’ of England Cricket and ECB. In partnership with Lifebuoy, all recreational cricket clubs across England & Wales will be able to apply to receive a free ‘ECB Hygiene Bundle’ pack as part of the......

Clubs In Crisis Fund

As grassroots sport once again begins its phased return across the UK, Made By Sport is pleased to announce that from 12th April, its ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund, will distribute over £4million of funding directly to grassroots sports clubs and organisations, which is being administered by participating members of the UK Community Foundations. Unrestricted grants of up to £2021 will be made available for those groups who do so much to use sport as a vehicle for social good......

Guidance for organised cricket activity in England

Following the Government’s updated guidance for outdoor organised sports around the easing of social restrictions in England on 29th March, we are delighted to confirm the return of recreational cricket in England from that date. We know that our communities, players and volunteers will have missed the social, physical and health benefits of participating in our great game and we believe we have an important role to play in supporting the nations recovery from the COVID-19......

All Stars and Dynamos Cricket is Back

What is Dynamos Cricket? Dynamos Cricket provides a fantastic next step for all those graduating from All Stars Cricket and the perfect introduction for all 8-11 year-olds new to the sport! Complementing junior cricket, Dynamos provides children with a more social offer focused on developing fundamental movement skills and applying them in an exciting game of countdown cricket. We know how important it is to look like the heroes of the game, so every child who registers will receive......

Foundation Level 1 Coaching Course

Coaching is an enormously rewarding, challenging and crucial role in cricket.  ECB Foundation I Coach is a new coach development programme and qualification that has been created to help more people take their first steps into coaching cricket. A blend of e-learning and face-to-face modules led by ECB Coach Developers will explore what coaching looks like, the impact you can have as an ECB Foundation I Coach, the skills you can help players to develop and how you can learn from your......

NatWest CricketForce Get Set Weekend

For many years, NatWest CricketForce has been a focal point for clubs as you prepare your grounds and reconnect with your players and volunteers to get set for the season ahead.  Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, this year we will not be able to run NatWest CricketForce as a physical event. However, NatWest is running a new look virtual CricketForce with their Get Set Weekend. We’d like to use this opportunity to invite everyone to join in and get involved......

Return to Cricket Roadmap

ECB have been working closely with both the UK Government and the Welsh Government to provide clarity in what the easing of lockdown restrictions mean for recreational cricket across England and Wales.  We know that our communities, players and volunteers will have missed the social, physical and health benefits of participating in our great game and we believe we have an important role to play in supporting the nations recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Importantly, we also know......

The 46th Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards

The 46th Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards will therefore take place on Thursday 25th March 2021 at 7pm, but in a different format.  It will be a Virtual Premiere. This online ceremony will be hosted by Lord Grade of Yarmouth and Lucy Morgan.  As you know this event recognises outstanding achievement or service, amongst sportsmen and women of all ages as well as showcasing our sporting talent and success stories. Switching to an online event is a big step for the Sports......
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