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Ryde completed the league and cup double last Sunday when they defeated Brading by 4 wickets to secure the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League Division 1 title.

With Ventnor being unable to raise a side to play games against EPP and Ryde during the same evening, the league was effectively secured when Ryde chased down Brading’s total of 123-6. Brading’s effort was dominated by a brilliant 71 from Mark Hartnell but Simon Wratten (3-28) made sure the score was kept in che...

Island Free School Guaranteed Two Titles

The school indoor cricket season has reached the final stages with the finalist all sorted for three of the competitions.
The Lady Taveners Girls U13 and U15 competitions have been dominated by The Island Free School as both finals see their A team take on their B teams in the finals on the 20th March. All the teams won through with out losing a game showing some great batting and scoring over 100 runs in each game. The winners of each final will go onto represent the Island at the reg...


Northwood’s 1’s have secured promotion to Div 1 of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League following the final round of games in the 2nd Division last Sunday. By defeating Ryde School, Northwood gained their 7th win from 8 games to pip Ryde Cavaliers into 2nd place and win the league 2 title by a mere 8 points. Ash Goldsmith was the Northwood star hitting 41 not out in their total of 120-4 and then taking 4 wickets for 8 runs in their convincing 72 run victory.

Ryde Cav...


Ryde ran out comfortable winners against Bembridge on the 9th Feb. Ryde's R Cobb scored an excellent 50no, whilst Ollie Lacey (34no) and Toby Rowland (23) helped set Bembridge a total of 184 to win the game. The young Bembridge team found the going hard against a strong bowling attack and were all out for 54.

The 23rd Feb's fixtures saw Shanklin beat Ryde Cavs. Shanklin bowlers helped Ryde Cavs reach 76 with some wayward bowling and were nearly caught out as the Ca...



Cup winners Ryde recently represented the island in the 2018 ECB Indoor Cup but were not able to progress in the knockout stage of the competition following a heavy 81 run defeat at Parley (Dorset). Matt Webb (1-13) bowled tidily but could not prevent Parley from posting 140-3. Ryde never got to grips with the unfamiliar surroundings of the Dorset Indoor Cricket Centre and collapsed to 59 all out despite a battling 39 from Craig Williams.



EPP kept hold of their place at the top of Div 1 of the Leslies Motors Indoor League with a narrow 12 run victory over Shanklin last Sunday. Ben White struck 63 as his Shanklin side tried to chase down the EPP’s 110-2 but it was to no avail as they were bowled out for 98. Earlier, John Buckman (26 not out) and Ben Attrill (28 not out) were the top EPP scorers.

Also in Div 1, Newport were awarded the points after their opponents, Brading, were unable to raise a side.



Last week saw the two Northwood sides go head to head in Div 2 of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League and it was the first team who comprehensively outplayed their second string team mates to win by 126 runs. Batting first, Northwood 1 amassed 182-2 with not out scores from Gavin Paddock (32), Ash Goldsmith (28) and Martyn Richards (27) leading the way. In reply, Northwood 2nds were shown no mercy and could only struggle to 56-6 (Callum Witham 25).

There is everything to play f...


U12 Indoor Round Up - 2/2/18

The first game saw Bembridge take on Porchfield & Island Bakeries. Bembridge opened up with the Cobb brother Rueben and Rhydian who put on a strong start putting on 41 runs until Rhydian was bowled by Ptolemy Letchfordfor 16. Rueben retire on 25 and Mason Walker made 16 before being well caught by George Bradshaw of the bowling of Rory Allen’s bowling. Jack McCallum (4) and Alfie Attrill (5) saw off the final overs and set a target of 116 for P...


A scrambled bye of the last ball saw EPP squeeze home against challengers Ryde in Div 1 of the Indoor Cricket League last weekend.

The exciting finish was set up by EPP’s Ben White who struck 31 not out as they chased down Ryde’s 112-6 with just 2 wickets to spare. Earlier, Geoff Kite hit 40 for Ryde who were pegged back by 3 excellent catches from Ben Attrill. The Cricket Board’s young EPP side now lead the table by 34 points.

White also hit 25 not out f...


Week 2 saw Shanklin’s top three batters, Joseph Howlett (25), James Clemens (25) and Daniel Attrill (20) all retire. There good start was cemented by some fast scoring by Jack White (17no) and Ollie Pease who was run out for 13. This left Bembridge  chasing a tough  score of 159 for victory. Bembridge’s Alfie Attrill and Rhydian Cobb looked to get them off to a good start in their run chase but were pegged back when Cobb was  caught by Jack White of the bowling ...


Div 1 of the Indoor Cricket League saw a last ball win for EPP against bottom side, Newport last Sunday. Newport, without a league win this season, came agonizingly close until Ben Attrill (46 not out) smashed 6 off the final ball to keep EPP at the top of the table. Nat Ridett had earlier scored 53 for Newport and then took 2 wickets but couldn’t prevent EPP chasing down 123 for the narrowest of wins (Ben White 26 not out).

Ryde stay in second spot following a big 105 run win...


The top two sides in Div 1 of the Indoor Cricket league both suffered setbacks last Sunday.

Brading, who only had 5 players, saw off league leaders EPP by 3 wickets to gain their second win of the season. Good all round performances from Alan Johns and Mark Hartnell meant Brading were able to chase down EPP’s total of 115-5. Johns (26) and Hartnell (32) followed up the earlier bowling efforts of Rob Holdcroft and Johns taking 2 wickets each to grab a last over triumph. EPP&rsq...


The U12 Indoor league got under way last Friday with two fantastic encounters. The first saw Shanklin take on last year’s champions Newport. Shanklin batted first with Clemens and Howlett looking comfortable at the crease until Clemens was run out for 9. Attrill (41) came to the crease with Howlett (38) and it was not long until both had retired as they reached 25 with some ease. Batters came and went at regular intervals there afterwards as J White was run out for 0 and T Clemens was b...


Five sides are in close contention at the top of Div 2 of the Indoor Cricket League following the latest round of matches last Sunday with Ryde Cavaliers, Prison Officers, Godshill, Ryde School and Northwood separated by just 9 points as the league closes in on the half way stage.

Godshill are still unbeaten after beating Cowes by 3 wickets. Cowes batted steadily to post a good score of 127-1 with not out scores from Jason Heap (28) and Jack Summers (22). Godshill reached their targ...


Shanklin CC stalwart Ken Young passed away over Christmas and his funeral will be held at Binstead Church on Thursday 25 January at 11.00am for those wishing to pay their respects.


The indoor cricket league got back underway last Sunday at Ryde Academy.

Prison Officers maintained their good start and now head the table in Division 2 following a close victory over Ryde School mainly thanks to a terrific all round performance from Mark Allen. Allen took 2-8 for the Officers to help restrict Ryde School to a total of 109-3 despite good unbeaten knocks from Ben White (26) and Freddie Gurney (24). Ryde School fought back strongly with White showing his all round sk...


The second block of county training will start the week beginning the 8th January at Ryde School. Payment for the coaching can be done through the appropriate training group link. 

Training times are the same as the first block: -

ECB Governance Changes

ECB set to introduce a fully independent Board after winning game-wide approval for far-reaching governance reforms

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced its membership had unanimously approved significant governance reforms – paving the way for the creation of a fully independent Board next year.

All 41 members approved a series of changes to the ECB’s Articles of Association which will include the ECB’s Board reducin...


In Division 2 of the Indoor Cricket League, it is Ryde School, Prison Officers, Ryde Cavaliers and Godshill who are setting the early pace as all recorded a second win in Division 2 of the Indoor Cricket League over the last two weeks.

Dan Cox bowled the remarkable figures of 3-5 as his Ryde School side emphatically beat Island Bakeries. Batting first, the Bakers were reduced to 59 all out, a total passed by Ryde School in just 6 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.

49 not out...

2018 ECB Small Grants Scheme

In 2018, the ECB Small Grant Scheme aims to support the ECB’s national programmes - Get the Game On, All Stars Cricket, Women’s Cricket and U19 Club T20.

Priority will be given to applications from affiliated cricket clubs actively engaged with these programmes. All projects will assist clubs to make small changes to improve their long-term sustainability by increasing the number of games played, offerin...


In Division 2 of the Indoor Cricket League, it is Prison Officers and Ryde School who are setting the early pace as both recorded a second consecutive win last Sunday.

49 not out from Prison Officer’s Mark Allen and 21 from Steve Sprake helped their side post 141-4 against Health Associates. The Associates’ Dave Pratt (28 not out) and Rohan (31) pushed hard but were eventually held to 117-4 giving the Officers victory by 24 runs.

Dan Cox bowled the remarkable f...

Disability Coaching Offer

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board is offering softball coaching for individuals aged up to 19 who have a physical disability or a learning difficulties. If you are interested in attending and giving it ago please come along we would love to see you all equipment supplied, no experience required. All sessions led by a qualified ECB coach. Next session is the 16th Dec at the Futsal Centre in Newport from 11am-12.30pm or contact Stuart Chatfield on 01983 530551 or for ...

Southern Viper's 2018 Kia Super League Fixture

The Kia Super League fixture see each team playing their opponents home and away for the first time. Giving you more opportunities to catch the Southern Vipers in actions. Three of the games have been confirmed to be covered by Sky, two being played as double headers along side the Men's T20.

2018 Vipers Fixtures


The Division 1 season got underway last Sunday and it is EPP who have the first points on the board following a 51 run win over Brading. The other scheduled Division 1 fixture saw Ventnor take the points as last year’s league winners Newport were unable to raise a side. In the EPP victory, good knocks from Ben Attrill (31), Zach Wells (38 not out) and Jamie Woodward (29 not out) set up a challenging total of 175-4. This proved too many for Brading who fell short on 140-5 despite Mark Ha...

IW Sports Foundation Awards Nominations

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

Nominations for the Sports Awards are now open. Please nominate those oustanding sportsmem and women and the long serving volunteers who support them and make sport possible on the Isle of Wight.

Nomination Form and Award Categories are below

All nominees will receive a certificate acknowledging their nominatio...


The first league matches got underway at Ryde Academy’s sports hall last Sunday. 3 games took place in Division 2 and saw early wins for Ryde School, Godshill and Prison Officers.

Dan Cox hit an unbeaten 73 in Ryde School’s total of 170-4 against Cowes. Despite a valiant effort from Josh Rice (43), the bowling of Cox (3-23) and Ben Attrill (2-10) restricted Cowes to 78 all out.

Godshill, who were asked to bat first against Northwood 2nds, posted 145-5 helped by...

Ryde take the Cup

Ryde’s Stuart Robertson led from the front last Sunday as his team triumphed against the Cricket Board’s EPP side to lift the Indoor Cup. The all-rounder smashed an unbeaten 47 in Ryde’s total of 143-5 (Craig Williams 25) and then, after a solid start by EPP in reply, turned the game in Ryde’s favour by holding a good return catch off his own bowling to remove the dangerous John Buckman for 31 and then running out Dan Cox for 29. Assisted by 2 wickets from skipper Simo...

2018 Natwest CricketForce - Sign Up Is Open

The nationwide initiative NatWest CricketForce is back. The programme is designed to bring clubs and local communities closer together, and ensure grounds and facilities are ready for the new season. NatWest CricketForce 2018 will take place on 23rd to 25th March with a focus upon supporting the improvement of changing and toilets facilities for women and girls, improving access for disabled people, creating more family friendly function rooms. Other projects undertaken range from simple ...

The nationwide initiative NatWest CricketForce is back. The programme is designed to bring clubs and local communities closer together, and ensure grounds and facilities are ready for the new season. NatWest CricketForce 2018 will take place on 23rd to 25th March with a focus upon supporting the improvement of changing and toilets facilities for women and girls, improving access for disabled people, creating more family friendly function rooms. Other projects undertaken range from simple ...

Indoor Cup Review – Sun 19 Nov 2017

Ryde have made it through to the final of the Indoor Cup. By defeating Godshill in the quarter finals and then seeing off Northwood in their semi-final last Sunday, Ryde have earned the right to play in next Sunday’s final against the winners of the second semi-final between the Cricket Board’s EPP and Health Associates. Both the remaining semi-final and final will be played at Ryde Academy’s Sports Centre on Sunday. Last week’s quarter finals saw wins for Health Associates, EPP, Ryde and Nort...
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