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1st Class Cricket Back On The Isle of Wight


The Isle of Wight will host Hampshire’s County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Newclose next summer.
They will play a four-day game there during the week commencing Monday 20 May – the first time a First Class game is played on the Isle of Wight since May 1962, when Hampshire narrowly failed to beat Tom Graveney’s Worcestershire at the then JS White’s Ground, now used for club cricket by Cowes.
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World Cup Club Fund Open

Isle of Wight Cricket Board Encourages Local Clubs to apply to be a Cricket World Cup Club and ‘become part of something bigger’

This opportunity is open to all clubs, all centres, all communities – and it’s easy to get involved

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board has today announced a call to action for all local clubs and cricket organisations to apply to become a Cricket World Cup Club and ‘be part of something bigger’. T...


After a dramatic evening in Division 1 of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League, it is Ryde who are nowfavourites to lift the title. Having won both the two games they played last Sunday at Cowes Enterprise College,including a crushing triumphover previously unbeaten EPP, Ryde are now only 14 points behind the long time leadersand a win in their final game in 2 weeks’ time against Bradingshould see them retain their crown.

Playing in their final game of the campaign, EPP on...

Ryde Clinch Nail Bitter

Week 2 of the  U12 & U14 Junior Indoor Leagues saw two young U12 sides from Newport and Bembridge go head to head in the opening game. Newport set a total of 97 with Luke Smallwood (26no) and Max Poynter (25no) top scoring. Bembridge who were missing players struggled to get close to the target and lost by 4 wkts.

The second game of the evening saw Ventnor and Ryde take each other on in the U12 league. Ventnor set Ryde 116 to win, with Sam Mills and Thomas Southcott putting...


Just 14 points separate the top 3 teams in Division 2 of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League following Sunday’s round of games at Cowes Enterprise College.

Cowes are proving to be the Division 2 in-form team with another close victory, this time against previous leaders Ryde School. Cowes’ Justin Pinder (27 not out) helped his side to 116-4 which proved just too much for the Scholars who fell just 3 runs short with 113-5 in reply (Will Mew 30, Stuart Gurney 31 not o...


Junior Cricket started last week as the U12 and 14s indoor leagues started at Rew Valley Sports Centre.

The first game of the evening pitched Newport and Ryde Rattlers U12s against each other. Newport batted first which saw Sam Mills (26) and Patrick Banks (25) both retire and give Newport a good foundation to develop a challenging total. But Ryde’s bowlers tightened their lines and restricted scoring leaving Newport to finish on 85 after their 12 overs. The Rattlers made ligh...


Indoor cricket resumed last Sunday at Cowes Enterprise College as the Leslies Motors League returned from its Christmas break.

EPP confirmed their place at the top of Division 1 with a comprehensive win over Shanklin & Godshill1. Batting first, the Westhill side scored 100-3 (Steve Egerton-Read 30 not out, Ben White 25 not out) but it was never enough to prevent EPP continuing their unbeaten run as they cruised to a 5 wicket win thanks to not out scores from Ben Attrill (27) and...


Not every club have the equipment and tools to help complete vital work over the season and through the winer. So Jewson are offering 65% off the hire price of equipment such as strimmer’s ,hedge cutter’s, digger’s and roller’s and more for Island Cricket Clubs.
Just call them up on Tel: 01983 217553 or pop in to the branch at Medina Avenue, Newport, PO30 1HQ 

2019 Performance Training (Jan to Feb)

The performace training starts back after the Christmas break the week begining the 7th Jan at Ryde School. Payment links for the training are below. Please take careful note of the dates as there are some dates in January that we are not able to use the Sports Hall at the school.

When using the link to pay please click on register even if you have registered before.

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Leslies Motors Indoor League Nears Half Way Stage

No games were able to take place last week in the Leslies Motors Indoor League but all the teams go into the Xmas break with plenty to play for in the new year.

Matches start again at Cowes Enterprise College’s Winder Centre on Sunday 13 January.

Latest Leslies Motor League standings:

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NEW ECB Recommended Junior Formats for U9s U11s

The recommended formats help children to enjoy a great experience of cricket for their age and ability, they help clubs thrive by growing and maintaining their junior sections and give children (and parents) confidence that they are playing the appropriate formats which will help them develop their skills and game play experience.  

The recommendations apply to all cricket, boys and girls under 9 to under 11.  Thanks for all the great work you’ve already done to...


It was top v bottom in Div 1 of the Leslies Motors Indoor League last Sunday as winless Prison Officers took on unbeaten leaders EPP. Despite battling performances from Martyn Richards (41) and Chris Earley (27), the Officers final score of 123 all out fell agonisingly short when chasing EPP’s 130-4 (Dan Cox 26 not out, Zeph Wells 31). EPP have now opened up a 26 point lead at the top as the season moves towards its half way stage.  Shanklin &Godshill 1 secured their third win ...


The Isle of Wight Cricket Board would like to give notice to its affiliated clubs and associations of its AGM on the 10th December at Newclose CCG, 7.30 start.

All documents for the evening will be available on the website early next week. Any individuals wishing to stand as a protential Board Director needs to have a member propose them and another to second their nommination by the 25th November. Please send to


2018 Isle of Wight Sports Foundation Sports Achievement Awards.

Isle of Wight Sports Foundation are looking for nomination for the 2018 Sports Foundation Achievement Awards. The Awards will take place on THURSDAY 4 APRIL, 2019 at the MEDINA THEATRE and all nominations must be received by 25 JANUARY, 2019.

These awards recognise outstanding achievement or service, amongst sportsmen and women of all ages, and celebrates our Isle of Wight success stories. All nominees will rec...


The Cricket Board’s EmergingPlayers (EPP) gained revenge for their recent narrow cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Ryde by beating their rivals with a 3 wicket win in last Sunday’s top of the table Leslies Motors Indoor League Div 1 clash at Cowes Enterprise College.

EPP bowled out title holders Ryde for just 86 with only Mark Oatley’s 31 putting up any resistance. EPP’s Freddie Gurney took 2-23 before his team mate Ben Attrill hit an unbeaten 25 to see E...


Three teams remain undefeated at the top of Div 1 of the Leslies Motors Indoor League following the 2nd week of matches at Cowes Enterprise College last week.

Ryde, Brading and EPP have each won both their opening games and it was Brading who showed they are serious contenders this year by hitting the highest score of the evening as they beat Prison Officers by 100 runs. Brading’s score of 171-2 was dominated by not out scores from Alan Johns (26), Mark Hartnell (45) and Chris...

Cox Bags Top Award

The 2018 Junior Cricket presentation took place last Wednesday at Ryde School. The evening was a celebration of the club competition winners and the county players and sides successes over the 2018 season. Cricket Board chair Phil Mew welcomed over 90 parents and players to the evening and Andy Woodward (IW IOW201819Head Coach) was MC for the evening.

The winner of the Senior Player of the Year who was awarded the Bill & Val Palmer Cup went to Dan Cox who not only scored his fir...

Leslies Indoor League Under Way

5 matches took place in the first week of the Leslies Motors Indoor League at Cowes Enterprise College last Sunday.

In Div 1 it was EPP who got the first points on the board with a convincing win over Shanklin &Godshill 1. Batting first, Shanklin &Godshill 1 scored 124-1 (Steve Egerton-Read 25 not out) but Henry Edwards (26) and Ross Whyte (28) both hit not out scores to seeEPP home. Good undefeated knocks from Brading’s experienced batting trio of Alan Johns (26), Chr...

David Awarded For Service

Island cricketer David Lloyd was awarded the Life Time Service to Cricket award at the ECB's OSCA's for his 30 years of work in disability cricket. Whilst David is known around the Island as a player and volunteer with in Island cricket he has also been giving up his time with the British Association for Cricketers with Disabilities (BACD) as well. He has been active on the committee holding a number of prominent positions within the organisation and as the chair he has worked closely...


Ryde confirmed themselves as the current top indoor team by winning the Leslies Motors Indoor Cup last Sunday. Played at Cowes Enterprise College’s Winder Centre, the 2017 cup winners overcame Island Bakeries to hold on to the trophy.

The first semi-final saw Island Bakeries (119-3) overcome Ryde School (118-4).Despite Henry Edwards’ hard hitting 55 not out for the Scholars, Bakeries’ were always ahead of the asking rate thanks to their opening pair of Ellis Ridett...

Charity Sports Quiz

24 Nov 2018

A charity sports quiz at Northwood Cricket Club, open to all.

Lots of fun rounds - some interactive, some pen and paper - teams of 4 maximum.

£5 entry fee per team, all monies from this will go to the Marfan Association UK.

Quiz starts at 8pm - teams must enter by 17th November by emailing

There will also be a prize for the winning team.

If you fancy turning up early - Tottenham v Chelse...


A repeat of last year’s cup final is in store next Sunday (28th) when Ryde and the Cricket Board’s EPP side meet in the semi-finals of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cup.

In their quarter-final last week Ryde made easy work by beating Shanklin / Godshill 2. Thanks to Frank Gumley’s 3-19, Ryde bowled out their opponents for just 44 and openers Dave Pratt and Mark Oatley took just 5 overs to secure Ryde’s 6 wicket win.

In contrast EPP were made to fight al...


Two preliminary round matches took place in the Leslies Motors Indoor Cup at Cowes Enterprise College’s Winder Centre as indoor cricket marked its return last Sunday.

Island Bakeries posted a competitive 143-3 against the Cricket Board Disability Team and needed not out scores from Ellis Ridett (47), Matt Webb (25) and Matt Stafford (26)to overcome losing 3 early wickets and some tight bowling, particularly by Becky Jude who conceded just 21 runs from her 3 overs. The Disabili...

2018 Cricket Playing Survey Is Now Live

The 2018 Cricket Playing Survey is now live and we want you and your players to have their say.

Through this survey we'll gain valuable insight to be used at a national, county and league level to ensure that the game of cricket continues to evolve.

As in previous years, we're asking for your help to promote the survey, with all participants going into the draw to win one of the following:

1. £300 cash

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The South Central Regional Coaching Programme encompasses Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Sussex and the Isle of Wight Cricket Boards. The programme for 2018/19 can now be found via the link below.

So if you wish to support your club after seeing your child receive an outstanding introduction to the game through All Stars Cricket or are looking to learn and apply skills that will engage, excite and improve players of a...


On a perfect evening for cricket Newport and Ventnor meet in the U13 Mal Sketchley Memorial Cup final at Newclose CCG.

The toss was won by Ventnor Captain Toby Noyes and he chose to bat first and set the target. Newports opening bowling pair of Joe Shaw (3-9) and Cameron Beal (0-13) made scoring difficult for Zach Hawkins and Sam Mills. Shaw captured Hawkins wicket for 8, which brought Noyes to the crease. He and partner Mill's batted well and started to move the score alon...

Northeast Returns At Newclose

Sam Northeast could make his first Hampshire appearance in six weeks when the second team face the Unicorns in Thursday’s Second XI T20 double header against the Unicorns on the Isle of Wight’s county ground at Newclose.

Northeast has not played since scoring a maiden 129 for Hampshire against Surrey in the second innings of the opening County Championship match of the season at the Kia Oval.

But just as the former Kent captain was being tipped...


A young Newport U15 side upset the odds by lifting the Andy Butler Ground Specialist Cup last Wednesday evening against Ryde.

Newport's captain Cameron Beal started a great evening for himself and his team by winning the toss and putting Ryde into bat. This look a master stroke on a slow pitch as Cameron (2-18) opened the bowling with his slow left arm bowling and removed Joe Morton with the first ball of the game. He then bowled the dangerous Ollie Morgan with his four bal...

Women's Soft Ball Festival Are Live


The women's soft ball festival dates for 2018 are all sorted and you can sign up now. So fancy trying something new and fun with friends then give it a go, it will be a blast.

Teams of 6, or sign up as an individual, no experience required just need to be 14yrs or above and fancy giving something new a go.
This summer sees four festivals, with one at the Beach. 

Festival Details
15 June @ Ventnor CC, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. To Book <...



The Under 12 Indoor Cup Final saw the top two in the league battle it out for cup glory. Both won through to the final earlier in the evening as Newport (A Singh 41no) past a battling Ventnor (S Mills 58no) by 2 runs. The other semi-final was a low scoring game between Shanklin and Ryde, which Ryde won by 2 wickets.

Ryde batted first in the final with Reuben Cobb (25) and Harry Takel (27) developing a strong platform for Ryde to go on to put on a big score as both r...