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ECB's response to the Government Announcement - FAQ

We have been pleased with the recent Government announcements highlighting a return to cricket in England from the 29th March. We continue to work closely with DCMS and UK Government to ensure cricket plays it’s part in ensuring the safe opening up of society and that we continue to be highly respected thanks to the efforts of club volunteers up and down the country.  As we finalise our guidance which will be shared with you all shortly we understand that some of you have......

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......

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......

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......

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......

STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE TRUSTEES OF NEWCLOSE COUNTY CRICKET GROUND

Regrettably, the Ageas Bowl based ‘Southern Vipers’ Women cricketers and the Trustees of Newclose County Cricket Ground, have had to make the decision to exclude spectators from attending the 50 Over warm-up match at Newclose on Saturday 1st May. The prevailing Covid-19 rules and protocols for professional sport have necessitated this policy. We are particularly disappointed that emerging girls and women cricketers on the Island will be deprived of the opportunity to see top......

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......

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 wickets for a......

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......

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 for all but elite cricket activity and disability cricket outdoors. Cricket clubs in......

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 - https://icoachcricket.ecb.co.uk/video-blog/1434 & on YouTube – Search ‘IOW cricket challenge’. Also, please (if you......

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. Travel into and out of Tier 3 areas is now......

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 set out plans to host international series across men’s, women’s and disability cricket in......

2020 IWCB AGM

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 stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk Voting: We need each club (Chair or Secretary) to inform me by 12 noon on December 3rd ......

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. You can still travel to spend time for exercise outdoors, for example to access an open space, but should look to reduce......

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 during this......

#Funds4runs Initiative

£1million #Funds4Runs initiative launched by ECB and LV= General Insurance to support areas of recreational cricket hit by Covid-19 England and Wales Cricket Board has partnered with LV= General Insurance to financially support focus areas of the grassroots cricket community that have been impacted by COVID-19 with a £1million investment fund #Funds4Runs will directly help four key areas recover and rebuild - children from deprived backgrounds, diverse communities,......

2020/21 Winter Perforamnce Training

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: - All players must have paid and......

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 could change in response to......

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. The September Cup......

All Island Averages and Stats

The All Island League averages and stats.

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Statement by Tom Harrison, CEO England and Wales Cricket Board

        The COVID-19 pandemic has left cricket facing its most significant challenge of the modern era. The game has already lost more than £100m, and the financial impact is likely to be £200m if there is further disruption next year, which many are expecting. Getting cricket back on this summer – at a recreational, domestic and international level,......
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