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2017 IWCB AGM @ Porchfield CC, 7pm

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board AGM is set for 18th December 2017 at Porchfield CC, 7pm. Nomination for the Director/Official positions need to be sent to Graham Cooper graham.a.cooper@outlook.com by the 27th November, they need to be proposed and seconded.

PRISON OFFICERS AND RYDE SCHOOL ON TOP

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 stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk 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

EPP GET UNDERWAY, DOUBLE WIN FOR NORTHWOOD

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...

INDOOR LEAGUE GETS STARTED

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...

Indoor Cup Round 1 Review

Sun 12 Nov 2017 The IW Cricket League’s Indoor Cup competition got underway at Ryde Academy’s new sports hall last Sunday. Four matches were played with the winners making it through to this week’s quarter finals. Ryde hit the biggest score of the evening in their match against Ryde School. Their score of 190-3 included a top score of 34 from Simon Wratten. This score was never troubled as Ryde’s Liam Ringer then took four wickets with Ryde School being bowled out for 82. The best game of ...

League Presentation Evening

The 2017 league presentation took place at the IW College restaurant last Thursday evening. Where players, club officials and sponsors were treated to a two course dinner and a night of celebrating both individual and team success on the pitch and rewarding the volunteers that make the clubs tick. County Press Awards • Batting: Lee Brown (St Helens CC) • Bowling: Zeph Wells (Ventnor CC) Leslies Motor Group League Division 1 • Winners: Newport CC (Harwoods Cup & Morey’s Stumps) • Runn...

Competition Time

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Free Coaching/Club Development Seminar

2017/18 Winter County Training Program.

This winter's county training program starts on Tuesday the 7th November at Ryde School. This year will see the following training groups taking place: Balanced Ability Group 1 - This is the entry point for players aged 10 to 13. This is open to all players.
Balance Ability Group 2 - This is the next step in the player development pathway for players aged 10 to 13.
Development of Excellence (DofE) - This is for established clubs players aged between 10 -13 who have shown potenti...

2017 ACO AGM - 18th October @ Arreton CC, 7pm

This year ACO AGM will be taking place at Arreton CC on the 18th Oct.

All ACO members are welcome to attend as well anyone interested in taking a scorers or umpires course this winter.

We look forward to seeing you all there and if yo have any questions please contact Roy Cooper on roycooperken@yahoo.co.uk

2017 National Coaching Conference

Cricket Unleashed has given the game in England and Wales a new direction and coaching is at the heart of igniting growth, inspiring participation and enhancing performance. On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October join us at the home of England’s 24 national teams and FA Education in the Staffordshire countryside to discuss coaching’s contribution to More Play, Great Teams and Inspired Fans. The iconic venue will provide the backdrop to an excellent opportunity to broaden your...

Northwood Lifts Island Webservices Senior Cup

Northwood were crowned winners of the Island Webservices Senior Cup for the third time in four seasons on Saturday after they overcame Leslies Motors Division 1 winners, Newport, in one of the best finals for many years. The Woodies have now beaten Newport in three of the last four Senior Cup finals, and ended Newport’s incredible run of nine consecutive league and cup titles both indoors and outdoors. On a beautiful day at The Wood, Newport captain Harry Dye won the toss and had no ...

Ventnor Retains County Press Cup

The Isle of Wight County Press U11 Cup Final day took place in glorious sunshine at Newclose County Cricket Ground . The semi final draw paired Porchfield & Island Bakeries against Ryde and Newport verses Ventnor in the other game. Making their first appreance at the finals day, Porchfield & Island Bakeries battled hard for runs against the Ryde's attack, as Joe Shaw, Alfie Snow and Alex Hughes all bowled tight spells to keep the score in check. The only batter to make an really ...

Shanklin take the Plate

Newclose CCG host the U11 Plate Final last Sunday. The morning saw the two semi final played, where Bembridge beat Ryde Cavaliers in a close game that went down to the last over. The other saw East Cowes being over powered by a strong Shanklin side who won by 7 wickets and move into the final to meet Bembridge, whilst East Cowes and Ryde Cavaliers battle it out in the 3rd/4th Play off. East Cowes won the toss and decided to bat first in the 3rd/4th play off and openner Flux batted beatifull...

Porchfield Fun Day

Porchfield CC have their fun day on 9th September from 2-5pm.

The fund day will see a dog show, ferret racing, bounce castles, antique and collectable stalls and cricket related games.

The bar will be open and the cake stall will be doing a roaring trade, so if you can get down there and support, they will be glad to see you.

Cricket Playing Survey

Cricket Playing Survey 2017 - Your Say The Playing Survey offers you the chance to have your say and influence the future of the cricket you play. This year's survey will only take around 10 minutes of your time. You can give feedback on your satisfaction with the game, the effectiveness of any changes you’ve experienced, and your thoughts on how your cricket should continue to change. You will also have the chance to enter into a draw to win one of: £300 cash (payable...

Southern Vipers at Newclose

Professional Women's T20 cricket is coming to the Island on Tuesday 8th August @ Newclose CCG.

See some of the recent women's cricket world cup winning England squad, Danni Wyatt, Tash Farrant, Natalie Sciver, Tammy Beaumont, Laura Marsh and Alex Hartley as well as some of the best overseas stars in action.

Starts 12noon.

Car park charge £5 per car.

Women and Girls Cricket Activator Vacancy

Women and Girls Cricket Activator (fixed term contract until July 2018). Closing date - 10th July 2017 Hampshire Cricket Board (HCB) is responsible for developing recreational cricket within the county. We work closely with Hampshire Cricket, Southern Vipers, the ECB and other partners to coordinate a diverse range of activities designed to provide cricketing opportunities for all. We are currently recruiting a full time Women and Girls Cricket Activator (fixed term contract until J...

Ryde Win Under 15 Cup

The IW Under 15 Cup Final saw local rivals Ryde and Ryde Cavaliers meet for the third season in a row, with both sides having previously won one each. With Newclose bathed in glorious sunshine, the two captains tossed-up and having won, Cavaliers's Charlie Bligh chose to bat first. It was Bligh himself who opened up, along with Dexter Collins, and the pair set about Ryde's opening bowlers of Harry Stead and James Ware. The score raced quickly to 34, but with the last ball of the fou...

ALL ISLAND CRICKET GET TOGETHER

Now that the 2017 cricket season is well underway I would like to invite you to come along to an All Island Cricket Get-Together to discuss some of the big issues that face your club. The Cricket Board is aware that the number of people both playing and volunteering in cricket is less than it was a few years ago and really wants to hear from your club or association what the main concerns are. The Get-Together is not being put together to discuss the Island League structure or format as any i...

2017 OSCA Nominations

It is that time of year to nominate those deserving volunteers that makes your club what it is and with out them would not be as great. Anyone can nominate a deserving volunteer for one of the seven categories • Heartbeat of the Club • Get the Game On • Leagues • Lifetime Achiever • NatWest CricketForce • Officiating – Umpires and Scorers • Young Volunteer The NatWest OSCAs aim to reward the contribution that volunteers make to the ga...

2017 CricketFest 2017

It’s going to be bigger. It’s going to be better. It’s replacing Club Open Days, it’s called CricketFest 2017 and it’s running over four weekends in June and July! CricketFest offers the perfect opportunity for your club to roll out the welcome mat to members, guests, friends, family, people new to cricket – absolutely everyone – and celebrate all that is great about our game. Last year, clubs saw a surge in community involvement as more local res...

All Star Centre Details

There are 8 All Star Centres to choose from on the Island, so if one doesn't suit sign up to another. All Star Cricket Centres Details: - Ryde Cavaliers CC: Starts 23rd May, 6-7pm Ryde CC: Starts 9th June, 4.30-5.30pm Ventnor CC: Starts 31st May, 4.30-5.30pm Freshwater CC: Starts 9th June, 5.30-6.30pm Arreton CC: Starts 28th May, 10-11am Northwood CC: Starts 27th May, 10-10.45am Shanklin CC: Starts 23rd May, 6-7pm Newclose CC: Starts 19th May, 5-6pm Sign you Star up today at ...

James Anderson on bowling target practice

Building Better Communities - Jewson

Jewson - helping build better communities

In 2016 Jewson gave away £250,000 to buildings that really make a difference in your communities.

But it’s clear there are plenty more in need of our support, which is why we’re back for 2017 supporting projects up and down the country.
Do you know a project that could benefit from a Jewson transformation? Nominate it before Friday 5th May.

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...

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC) Workshop

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 Candid...

New Isle of Wight Cricket Directors

The Cricket Board AGM took place on the 12th December and saw seven new directors elected and one re-elected. The seven new directors are: Graham Cooper (Chair) Roy Cooper Ray Winter Phil Mew Richard Webb Martyn Richards Hugh Wells Re-elected Howard Downer The directors will work to put a new structure in place and develop a new strategy for Island cricket. The directors would like to thank Jim Thorn and Ron Cook who both stood down as directors for their energy and time o...

Runner Up in National Indoor for Island Team

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...

2017 EWCT SMALL GRANT SCHEME, OPEN

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. ...

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...

Register Your Club For Natwest CricketForce Now!!!

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...

2017 Official Courses

The Islands ACO are looking to run a level one scores and umpires course in the New Year The Umpires Course will be a comprehensive 121-6 hour course delivered over a series of sessions aimed at providing the new umpire with the necessary knowledge & skills to confidently Umpire matches at their local cricket club, and will include the following subjects: - Planning, Preparation & Pre-match duties - Getting Underway - Managing the Match - Making Decisions - Unfair & Unfair...

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. ...

Newport start Leslies Motors Indoor League defence with win

30 Oct 2016 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-...

2017 Competitions Form

25 Oct 2016 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

Newport Retain Leslies Motors Indoor Cup

23 Oct 2016 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

New ECB Strategy - 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)

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. Th...

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...

The Entertainers are Back 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 ...

Sandown Bay U12s Cup Success

Sandown Bay U12s beat a strong Christ the King College side to clinch the Islands Schools U12 Cup.

Mal Sketchley Cup Final Abandoned

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

Nielsen Replaces Schutt In Vipers Squad

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 ...

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...

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.

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

Women's Super league Squads Finalsed

Former World Cup and Women’s Ashes winners to line-up alongside future stars as final Kia Super League squads are confirmed From a pool of over 200 potential players, the final 90 who will compete in the inaugural edition of the Kia Super League have been confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board. Each of the Kia Super League teams has today named a playing squad of 15, which comprises three or four England women’s players, three overseas players, two or three England Women’s Academ...

Sign Up To The Club Open Days

We are delighted to inform you that the 2016 ECB Club Open Days scheme, supported by Waitrose is now open and you can sign your club up from today! This year we are encouraging cricket clubs to reach out to children and families in their local communities and invite them to join in a day of fun and we'd love for your Club Open Day to run in July or August to help us create a 'summer of cricket' (If you're already planning a Club Open Day outside of July and August you may ...

Ground, Weather and Light Guidance.

ECB ACO has published new Ground, Weather and Light (GWL) guidelines for recreational umpires. All ECB ACO members have received a guidance booklet and A6 guidance card in their pre-season magazine.

Additionally, all ECB ACO members have been strongly encouraged to attend a local GWL training course. Please support your County ACO where possible.

ECB Coach Support Worker Course

The Coach Support Worker course is ideal for someone who wants to help and support a qualified coach in the delivery and organisation of games and sessions but may not have the time, inclination or sport specific knowledge to qualify as a coach. This vital role supports the coach in action and development of players predominantly in the club environment. Please note that the courses within the Coach Support Environment do not provide a coaching qualification Who Should Attend? Individuals...

U12 Indoor Cup Goes To Newport

A strong Newport CC U12s won the indoor cup last Friday at Rew Valley Sports Centre against last years holders Ryde Cavaliers. Newport batted first and started very slowly due to a lack of running between the wickets and some good bowling from the Cavs open bowlers Jack Sanderson and Dan White. Openers Cameron Beal and Rohan Sussetti got into their stride and both retired with 26 and 25 respectively. Joe Hayden keep the scoreboard ticking over at a great rate and pushed the score on w...

Helmet Safety Guidance

ECB Guidance Note: Safety measures for helmets within recreational cricket The ECB has recently announced new helmet safety measures, which are being introduced with a view to reducing the risk of head and facial injuries within the game. The purpose of this brief note is to assist Leagues and Clubs at the recreational level to understand the key elements of these changes and what they mean. Players over the age of 18 The ECB strongly recommends that all adult recreational cricketers shou...

Newport off to Taunton after thrilling indoor win

14 Feb 2016 Newport have made it to the last 16 of the ECB Indoor Cup and are in the semi-finals of the South & West region after an outstanding win over Southern Electric Division 1 side Bournemouth. Dorset champions Bournemouth batted first at the Ryde Sports Centre and made a slow start, reaching just 47-1 from their opening six overs, the only wicket a quick run out from Harry Dye, whose first two overs had also conceded just nine runs. However, the run rate picked up through Jake Hurley (38*) an...

Massive Donation to Newclose CCG

An incredibly generous donation of £260,000 has been given to Newclose County Cricket Ground by the son and daughter of the late Brian Gardener. After a short illness last year, Brian Gardener, the entrepreneur who built Newclose County Cricket Ground, sadly passed away. Since then, under the guidance of his son Martin, there have been lots of positive changes aimed at achieving Brian’s vision to make cricket available to everyone. Alison Baxter, has been appointed Events and Hospitalit...

Ben Duggan Finalist For Isle of Wight Sports Awards

Ben Duggan has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Isle of Wight Sports Awards intermediate category.

Ben had a great year for Hamsphire Academy with the bat which end him being the young player of the season in the Southern Electric Premier League and helping Hampshire U17s win the ECB U17 Championship. He also played for the Royals 2nd XI on a number of occasions.

The awards evening takes place on the 11th of March at the Medina Theatre, and will be hosted by Lord Grade of Yarmouth.

Ventnor win Indoor Division 2

31 Jan 2016 Ventnor claimed the Indoor Division 2 title on Sunday evening after a ninth victory from their ten games. Ventnor made 156-4 from their 12 overs, with Martin Blackman (37*) and Tom Stafford (28*) top-scoring. However, Ventnor were twitchy halfway through the run chase with Godshill on 78-2 after some hefty blows from Phil Mew (30). Despite this, the run rate dropped and wickets began to fall, Godshill eventually ending on 133-5 despite a huge 61 wides. Ryde II's win over third-placed Northw...

Newport win Indoor League despite defeat to Niton

24 Jan 2016 It was a night of shocks in Division 1 of the Isle of Wight Indoor League, but it didn't stop Newport retaining their league title. Newport started their night with a routine victory over IW Prison Officers to take them four points clear of East Cowes. Harry Dye (37*) and Nat Riddett (25*) both retired in a Newport total of 159-4. Adam Wilson then made 37 not out for IWPO, but 2-16 from Louis Payne restricted the bottom side to 106-4. However, the title race was then taken down to the last ...

2016 Jewson Privilege Account Scheme - Open

The 2016 Jewson Privilege Account Scheme is now open and so NatWest CricketForce registered clubs can apply for £300 to spend at Jewson (with a £50 deposit required). The process is the same as last year whereby clubs apply in the same place they register/ed for NatWest CricketForce. There are more than 1,400 account available on a first come, first served basis. We have put together a Campaign Pack similar to the one created for NatWest CricketForce. The pack contains useful i...

SCUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course

The next SCUK safeguarding & protecting children workshop is as follows:-

Date: Monday 29 February
Venue: Medina Leisure Centre, Newport
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Cost: £18.00 per person
Tutor: Maria Nicholls

To book contact the sports unit on 01983 823818 or via e-mail sports.unit@iow.gov.uk for an application form.

Nominations for the 2016 High Sheriff ‘s Awards

22 Jan 2016 The High Sheriff is looking for this year’s nominations for the High Sheriff’s Children and Young People’s Awards 2016. Do you know of a child who has achieved in spite of adversity? If so, please send in your application by NO LATER than Friday 22nd January 2016. The presentation of awards will take place on Thursday 17th March 2016 at Riverside, The Quay, Newport, PO30 2QR, between 6pm and 8pm The High Sheriff’s Awards celebrate the achievements of children and young people, up...

Indoor Title Race goes down to final day

17 Jan 2016 Newport lost their unbeaten record on Sunday evening at the hands of East Cowes, meaning the winners of the indoor league will be decided this weekend, with Newport facing a double header against IW Prison Officers and Niton, needing to win both to guarantee the title. Chris Higgins (52*) and Mark Hartnell (28*) scored the bulk of the runs as East Cowes posted a respectable 131-3. In reply, Gareth Bricknell made a good start for Newport with 37, but regular wickets from Rob Holdcroft (2-22) ...

Island Cricket Part Of Successful Women's Super League Bid

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today announced that Hampshire Cricket, with partners, is one of the six hosts that will compete in the inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League this summer. The six Women’s Cricket Super League hosts in full are: Hampshire Cricket with partners: Berkshire Cricket Ltd, Dorset Cricket Board, Isle of Wight Cricket Board, Oxfordshire Cricket, Southampton Solent University, Sussex Cricket Ltd, Wiltshire Cricket Ltd Lancashire County Cricket Board w...

Newport close in on another indoor title

10 Jan 2016 Newport are two victories away from another indoor league title after a comprehensive win over Ryde on Sunday evening. Harry Dye was Newport's hero, taking a hat-trick in figures of 3-12 as Ryde were bowled out for just 81, Siby Parackal top-scoring with 20. Newport made light work of their chase, Nat Riddett (30*) and Dye (26) getting their side to their target for the loss of one wicket in just the sixth over. East Cowes all but secured second place with a comfortable win over IW Prison O...

Fielding Master Class Workshop

The IW Coaches Association is running a Fielding Master Class Workshop at Ryde School on the 30th Jan. The workshop is free of charge and all players and coaches welcome (See Time Table Below) The day will be lead by Cookie Patel who is a level 4 coach and is highly regarded within the ECB coaches team. He has worked with the top cricketers of our generation and has worked with many county 1st teams and the England ladies on fielding specifically. The morning will be open to all club coach...

Wings to Fly

Coaching Captains, clip from the up coming ECB Wings to Fly


Newport on verge as East Cowes defeated

13 Dec 2015 As the teams enter the Christmas and New Year break, Newport are closing in on their fourth indoor league title in just five seasons after they beat IW Prison Officers and second-placed East Cowes were defeated by Northwood. Newport hit runs galore as they piled on 232-3 against IW Prison Officers, Harry Dye (56*), Nat Riddett (46), Lewis Wright (43*) and Gareth Bricknell (31*) all retiring. In reply, IWPO made 120-4, thanks mainly to Tom Killeen (33) and Cyrus Dean (27*), Bricknell taking 2-...

Captain Bricknell keeps Newport at the top

6 Dec 2015 Newport remain unbeaten and top of the indoor league after defeating third placed Northwood on Sunday evening. The Northwood bowlers did well to restrict Newport to 118-5 with just four balls remaining, but Gareth Bricknell (49*) hit all four deliveries for six to take his side's total up to 142-5. Northwood then slumped to 62-4 in their chase before a late blast from Jeff Barrett (20) saw Northwood finish on 100 all out, Bricknell with 1-12. East Cowes are still right behind Newport after ...

East Cowes survive late Ringer fightback

29 Nov 2015 East Cowes were pushed all the way by five-man Ryde on Sunday evening of the Isle of Wight Indoor Division 1. Alan Johns (38*) and Mark Hartnell (27*) continued their consistent run scoring as they helped East Cowes post 153-4, Lawrence Tolfrey the pick of the bowlers with 2-35. Stuart Robertson started well for Ryde, but when he was dismissed for 30 off the bowling of Chris Higgins (2-29), Ryde still required 48 from the final three overs with just Liam Ringer left at the crease. Six sixes from...

NEW SAFETY MEASURES FOR HELMETS

ECB announces new safety measures for helmets within professional and recreational cricket The ECB Board today endorsed changes to the regulations governing the use of helmets across the professional and recreational game. From next season, all male and female cricketers playing in professional cricket matches will be required to use helmets which meet the latest British safety standard. The key changes will apply to batsmen facing all types of bowling, wicket-keepers standing up to the...

Northwood bowlers stun Ryde

22 Nov 2015 Ryde suffered their third straight defeat in Division 1 of the Isle of Wight Indoor League on Sunday after they were blown away by a rampant Northwood bowling attack. David Winter (3-16), Gavin Paddock (2-16) and Kerry Rice (1-1) ripped through the Ryde batting order in just 5.3 overs as Ryde made only 34 with their top-scorer hitting just five. Paddock then hit an unbeaten 23 as Northwood cruised to a six wicket win in just the fifth over for their second victory in a row. Newport eased to vict...

Calling All Coaches

The Island Coaches Association is holding a meeting for all Island Cricket Coaches and individual interested in getting qualified to coach on the 3rd December at Newclose. We would like to gain your opinions and thoughts on what coach support the Board and Island CA can offer over the next years.

Meeting Details
3rd December
Newclose CCG
7.30pm

Baker rises to the top as Northwood II defeat Ventnor

15 Nov 2015 A heroic performance from Northwood II captain, Ben Baker gave his side victory from an unlikely position on Sunday evening in Division 2 of the Isle of Wight Indoor League. The night started poorly for Baker, after he dropped the first ball of the match, with Morgan Perrin going on to make an unbeaten 41 after the costly miss to take Ventnor up to 123-5. Martin Blackman added 27, but Baker was the pick of the bowlers with 1-18 from his three overs. Northwood II's chase didn't start we...

2016 EWCT Small Grants Scheme - Open!!

The ‘England Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Small Grant Scheme 2016 Supported by Waitrose’ aims to create a sustainable future for affiliated Cricket Clubs by offer grants between £1000 to £4000 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 2016 season; therefore, the scheme has a quick turnaround time to ensure Clubs get the maximum benefit from the funding. Time Scales Mo...

Community Cricket Coaching

Coaching at Rew Valley Sports Centre in Ventnor for children aged 10 and under.

Full Details are: -
Venue: Rew Valley Sports Centre
Date: Friday 22nd, 29th Jan & 5th 12th Feb (Will start again after half term)
Time: 4.30 - 6 pm
Cost: £3 a session
Coach: Andy Day
No booking required and Equipment supplied.

Coaching aimed at beginners and club players (not for players on county programs)


Niton shock Ryde to get first win of season

8 Nov 2015 A fine batting performance from Niton helped get their first points of the new indoor campaign as they defeated Ryde in a close encounter. Ryde opted to bat first and made 136 before they were bowled out, Lawrence Tolfrey (37) and Stuart Robertson (27) top scoring, with Joby Wells taking figures of 3-14 for Niton. In reply, Ryde struggled for wickets, and the top order of Joby Wells (59*), Tom Doble (38*) and Guy Wells (26*) all retired as Niton passed their target with just two balls remaining ...

John Searle passes away

8 Nov 2015 The Indoor Division 1 fixture between IW Prison Officers and Newport has been postponed after the sad death of IW Prison Officers' manager John Searle on Thursday. John was associated with the IW Prison Officers side for many years, regularly organising teams and umpiring indoor matches, and was manager of last season's side that gained promotion to Division 1 by winning Division 2. As well as his role with the IW Prison Officers cricket team, John was also heavily involved with foo...

Ryde start indoor league season with record score

1 Nov 2015 Ryde started their indoor league season in style with a massive victory over Division 1 newcomers, IW Prison Officers. After being put into bat, Ryde made a huge 240-3 from their 12 overs, with Stuart Robertson (55*), Liam Ringer (43), Lawrence Tolfrey (40*), Charlie Sammons (28) and Darren Hall (26*) all retiring, the most economical over going for 14, the least economical going for 31. In reply, Darren Hall took 2-9 from his three overs as IW Prison Officers stumbled through to 70-3, Steve Spr...

2015 IWCB AGM RESULTS

The Cricket Boards AGM took place last night at Newclose CCG and the following individuals were elected into the following company and Board positions. There was one vacant position and anyone interested in taking on the marketing and media role or just taking on one or the other please contact stuart chatfield on stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk Isle of Wight Cricket Board Directors Director: Ron Cook Director: Howard Downer Director: Jim Thorn - Company Secretary: Tina Cooper Isl...

Dye steers Newport to thrilling Indoor Cup win

25 Oct 2015 Newport retained the Indoor Cup after a pulsating finals night on Sunday evening. Harry Dye was the hero as Newport defeated Ryde by just one wicket in the final. Ryde batted first, and tight Newport bowling restricted them to just 49-1 after six overs, Matt Webb (1-27) taking the wicket of Stuart Robertson (16). However, Mark Oatley (31) and Siby Parackal (30) did their best to increase the run rate in the latter overs, but wickets for Dye (1-31), Ash Brett (1-32) and two run outs for Dye restr...

2016 Official Courses

The IW ACO will be running a scorers and umpires level 1 course in the new year. Anyone interested in doing one or both of the course please contact Stuart Chatfield (01893 530551, stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk) to book your interest. Course details are: - Umpire Courses Venue: Newclose CCG Dates: Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Jan & 3rd Feb Time: 6-8pm Cost: £40 Scorers Course Venue: Newclose CCG Dates: Wednesday 17th, 24th Feb, 2nd & 9th Mar Time: 6 - 8.30pm Cost: &p...

Ryde cruise into indoor semis

18 Oct 2015 Ryde Cavaliers were bowled out for just 29 as Ryde made it to their third indoor semi-final in four years. Matt Walter and Harry Roberts top-scored with 6 each as Cavaliers fell to 29 all out, no partnership higher than seven. Darren Hall (2-1) and Mark Oatley (2-11) took two wickets each for Ryde. Oatley (16*) and Siby Parackal (9*) eased Ryde home for a six wicket victory inside the fourth over. Ryde's opponents in the semi-final will be their second team after they defeated Northwood II ...

County Training Sessions Details

The County Trials have been completed and thanks to all the Boys and Girls that attended them. Below you will find the County Training Details, which start next Monday. All Session will be £8 a session that needs to be paid on the night unless agreed with Stuart Chatfield in advance. Under 11 Training Details: - Tuesdays 17th Nov and 1st & 15th December from 5-6.30pm @ The Isle of Wight Academy, Ventnor CC, PO38 1UF Or Wednesday 11th & 25th Nov and 9th December from 5-6....

2016 Competitions Form

The competitions form for the 2016 Outdoor Season must be completed and sent to Ashley Goldsmith (asharsenaliow@yahoo.co.uk) by Tuesday 1st December at the very latest.

Champions Start Indoor Season in Fine Style

11 Oct 2015 Gareth Bricknell and Nat Riddett were in scintillating form as Newport piled on the runs in the first round of the Indoor Cup on Sunday evening. Newport smashed 198-5 from their 12 overs, with both Bricknell (69*) and Riddett (65) making half-centuries, Don Roe taking 2-39 for the IW Health Associates. In reply, Riddett took 2-12 from his 3 overs as IWHA finished way short on 74-4, David Hands top-scoring with an unbeaten 19. Newport's opponents in the quarter-finals will be Northwood, afte...

County Team Presentation Evening

On Friday the 9th October saw the county teams hold their annual presentation evening. Where the players achievement from the season were celebrated by all the squads. The main award the Bill & Valerie Palmer Award went to U17s opening bowler George Willis who had a great year with the ball, but also showed a great attitude and leadership across the season. Other highlights included centuries from Mark Price and Mark Ringer for the Over 50s and Mackenzie Wright being awarded the Ann Brya...

2015 CLUB WINNERS

Congratulation to all the winning clubs and individuals. County Press Awards Batting: James Lucy (Shanklin CC) o For the batting award, points are awarded for every half century scored with the bat, with two points for a century, three points for a 150-plus score, and so-on. Winning this year’s batting award is Shanklin’s James Lucy, who finished the season on 11 points. James had an exceptional start to the season, with scores of 189 and 141 in May. Bowling: Lee Brown (St Helen’s CC) ...

Board Vacancy - County Welfare Officer

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are looking for an County Welfare Officer. The role will over see safeguarding for the Cricket Board, it is a voluntary role.

If you feel you can take on this key role for Island Cricket please have a look at the role description below and then contact Tina Cooper the Board Secretary on coopert2@hotmail.com

NatWest CricketForce Registration Open

NatWest CricketForce 2016 will take place on 1-3 April and registration is open now!!!! In 2016, the ECB will focus on supporting clubs to engage those members who don’t usually get involved, and help clubs reach out to their local communities. We encourage clubs to be bold and approach new people and businesses in their local area for support. Whether that is in the form of equipment, materials, expertise or simply volunteer hours, every bit of support will help. This is your opportunity ...

New Wicket For Bembridge CC

Bembridge Parish Council has received funding from Awards for All for a new cricket wicket, shock pad and professional installation for a new training area on the old Petanque area and training nets.

The club have been playing on its present wicket for 20 years and will be pleased to have a new facility for the 2016 season. To see the full article click on the link below

Ryde Under 13s complete the league & cup double

Ryde Under 13s have won the Mal Sketchley Memorial league, which they now add to their cup win to complete the double.

It is the first time since 2005 that Ryde have won the Under 13 league. Ryde Cavaliers finished the season as runners-up.

Ventnor Crowned Under 15 League Champions

Ventnor have clinched the Under 15 league title after defeating Ryde by 7 wickets at Steephill on Friday night. Ventnor could have claimed the title by calling the game off, especially as the pitch was still very wet after a week of heavy rain, but great credit goes to team manager Dave Cox, who decided to run the risk of his team not winning the title by playing the game instead - the spirit of cricket is alive and well on the Isle of Wight. For Ventnor to have won the title has been qui...

Indoor Entries 2015-16

Entries for the indoor league and cup must be in by Monday 31st August at the latest.

To enter please contact Ashley Goldsmith at asharsenaliow@yahoo.co.uk

Summer Cricket Camps

Summer camps are action packed cricketing fun and skill development through up to date drills and games, that will help bring out the very best in every young cricketer, whether the individual is established or new to the game. All camps are run by ECB Qualified Cricket Coaches. • Venue: Newclose CCG • Time: 9 - 3pm each day • Ages: 7 - 18 yrs • Dates: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st Aug 2015 • Costs: 1 Day £40 2 Days £70 ...

2015 Volunteer Awards

The local NatWest OSCAs aim to reward the contribution that volunteers make to the game on the Isle of Wight We welcome nominations for volunteers from the traditional cricketing environments (clubs, leagues, boards). In 2015 to complement the Get The Game On campaign, a few of the categories have been altered to reflect the importance of retaining and increasing participation levels in cricket. You will see from the below that we still have seven categories that we will be accepting nomin...

Chris Cheverton Funeral Details

Chris Cheverton's funeral will be on Thursday the 16th July at 11.15am at the Crematorium.

Ryde U15s Beat Hampshire Champs & Advance In ECB Championship

Having won the IW U15s Cup a fortnight ago, Ryde travelled to Hook on Sunday to represent the island, and take on Hampshire champions Hook & Newnham Basics in the first round of the ECB National Club Championship. Ryde lost the toss but were not disappointed when they were subsequently invited to bat on a very good looking track. H&N opened the bowling with off spinner Liam Doran; who the previous day had bowled extremely tightly against Ventnor IIs in a Hampshire County Div 1 match ...

Mal Sketchley Memorial Cup Returns To Ryde

The Isle of Wight Under 13 Cup, which since 2013 has been known as the Mal Sketchley Memorial Cup, has been won by Ryde for the second time in three years. A good sized crowd gathered at Newclose on Friday evening, to watch last season's beaten finalists, Ryde Cavaliers, take on the 2013 winners, Ryde. It was Cavaliers who batted first, and in the very first over, a well taken catch by Ryde wicket keeper George Griffith off the bowling of Ben Shaw gave Ryde the early advantage. Ryde kept...

Ryde Win Under 15 Cup

Ryde Under 15s have claimed the first IW colt trophy of the season after a nail biting Cup Final win over Ryde Cavaliers at Newclose on Sunday. The Finals Day started with the two semi-finals - Ryde Cavaliers playing Shanklin, and Ryde paired with Northwood. Shanklin batted first in their match and thanks to 40 from Nathan Moore and good support from Ben White (18), they posted a total of 110-6 from their 20 overs. Joe Butcher picked up three wickets for Cavs, with Flynn Powell taking two and...

Australia Stars Grace Newclose CCG

Harris returns to competitive action with early wicket of Rogers before allrounder and keeper steal the show Australian trio Mitch Marsh, Peter Nevill and Adam Zampa have all played lead hands on the opening day of the two-day Ashes warm-up contest on the Isle of Wight. Allrounder Mitchell Marsh cashed in on a good batting pitch to score 70 before he holed out in the deep as the 'Rogers XI' declared at 8-283 after 70 overs. In reply, Hampshire Second XI were 3-132 at stumps, with...

Under 13 Cup Final To Be An All Ryde Affair

This season's IW Under 13 Cup Final will be contested between Ryde and Ryde Cavaliers after they both won their respective semi-finals this week. In a repeat of last years final, Cavaliers travelled to Ventnor and this time around, the result was reversed. Cavs batted first, but despite losing an early wicket to the pace bowling of Zeph Wells, Dexter Collins (24), Niall Powell (18) and Charlie Bligh (25 not out) all knuckled down, and took their team to a respectable 137 for 3 off the al...

National Players Survey 2015

National Players Survey is open for 2015, give you views on your local league and make a positive difference.
http://www.cricketsurveys.com/s/playingsurvey2015/

This Girl Can Campaign

Aligning with Sport England’s award winning “This Girl Can” campaign, the ECB is encouraging cricket clubs up and down the country to be a part of a nationwide push to inspire more women (14+) to get into the game this summer and beyond! Women’s cricket is constantly growing and increasing in popularity thanks largely to the success of the England women’s team on the field. However, research has shown that the “traditional cricket offer”, consisting of longer 40-50 over versions of the game,...

New Officials Welcomed On Board

The Isle of Wight Cricket will be better off this summer as it gains six newly qualified officials. Four of the candidates successful completed a Level 1 ‘Introduction to Practical Umpiring’ course. Whilst Tina Cooper and Richard Routledge will be making sure the scores are correct as they passed the Level 1 scores course 'How to record a cricket match'. The Islands Association of Officials (IW ACO) are keen to hear from other interested would be Umpires and Scorers, so if you...

Under 15 Cup Under Way

2 Jun 2015 The quarter finals of the IW Under 15 cup were held on Monday, with Ryde, Northwood and Ryde Cavaliers all triumphing. Defending champions Ventnor could only muster nine players for their visit to Ryde, and Ryde's total of 129 for 3 proved to be far too many for the young Ventnor side that included nine year old, Will Mew. Ryde's Ben Shaw hit a chance less 49 not out, supported very ably by twelve year old Tom Lovell, who batted for 19 overs for a patient 31. Zach Wells was the pick of...

ECB and PCA Guidance on Head Protectors/Helmets

The ECB and PCA strongly encourage all cricket clubs and cricketers to review their existing head protector equipment. In this Guidance Note, references to “head protectors” means helmets with a faceguard or grille. The design and manufacture of cricket head protectors is now governed by British Standard BS7928:2013 , which has been adopted by the ICC as the international standard. The standard ECB/PCA playing contract for professional cricketers also specifies that any helmet provided to a ...

Clubs Tap Into EWCT Small Grants Scheme

Five clubs have been awarded grants that total £8640 from England & Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Small Grants scheme which this year have been supported by Waitrose. The grants have been awarded for projects that fell into one of the following categories: Covers, Kitchen/Social Areas, Outdoor Areas, Energy Consumption, Water Consumptions or to put flood defense measure in place. Each grant has been awarded to help each club create a more sustainable future for themselves or help get g...

Newport, Freshwater, Northwood and Arreton into T20 semi-finals

12 May 2015 Freshwater will play Northwood and Newport will face Arreton in the T20 Cup Semi-Finals on Saturday after all four teams secured their places in the last four this weekend. Freshwater secured second place in Group A after defeating Godshill by eight wickets. Phil Mew made an unbeaten 95 in a Godshill total of 156-3, but Mike Holliday and Graham Gosden both hit 50 not out as Freshwater reached their target in the 18th over. The oher two games in Group A failed to take place, Shanklin II v G...

First Aid Course

There is a First Aid Course being run by the IW Ambulance Service on behalf of the Cricket Board. The course will cover CRP, sprains and strains, bleeding and broken bones all candidates will on completion of the course be awarded a certificate which will last three years. The course is appropriate for coaches, team managers or anyone in charge of teams or supporting training sessions. Course Details Date: 11th June 2015 Venue: IW Ambulance Training Centre, Newport Cost: £20 p...

SCUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are running a SCUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop on the 28th May at Newclose CCG from 6-9pm

The workshop is required by Welfare Officers, Coaches and is useful for anyone that deals with under 18s on a regular basis at clubs. It should be renewed ever 3 years.

There are 20 place available on the workshop.

Please complete the booking form and send back with money to the address on the booking form. Cheques payable to IWCB.

Freshwater win thriller as T20 fever hits Island

4 May 2015 There was last ball drama, massive scores and shock results in the new T20 competition this weekend. Mark Ringer (60) and James Lucy (36) helped Shanklin II post a very respectable 155-5, with Glenn Bailey (2-22) and Sam van de Casteele (2-23) taking two wickets each. In reply, Mike Holliday (47) and Graham Gosden (23) started well, before Tom Henderson (32*) got Freshwater over the line off the very last delivery to seal a five-wicket win, Matt Lambourne (2-16) and Ben White (2-35) with two ...

Northwood take the spoils in first game of new T20 Cup

25 Apr 2015 The new Isle of Wight T20 Cup got underway on Saturday afternoon in a match between St Helens and Northwood. Nick Heelan won the toss for Northwood and elected to bowl first. Andy Ball struck early for Northwood, with the wickets of Lee Brown (10) and Mike Parsons (4) in a fiery four-over spell of 2-18. However, Chris Parsons and new St Helens captain, Hadleigh Carkeet, steadied the ship and accumulated runs to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Despite this, the Northwood bowlers stuck to ...

Volunteer Fayres

There are a number of Volunteer Fayre being run in June which maybe a good way to find some new support for your clubs. The Fayre are being run by the Isle of Wight Volunteer Centre at different venues across the Island and will be an easy way to meet individuals who are looking for volunteer work. Volunteer Fayre Venues and Dates 1st June - Bembridge Library in Bembridge 2nd June - Sandown Airport Ability Dogs Training Centre in Sandown 3rd June - West Wight Sports Centre in Freshwater ...

No Hampshire Visit For 2015

Hampshire Cricket have decided against taking a Royal London One-Day Cup fixture to the Isle of Wight in 2015. Hampshire’s 50-over match against Lancashire on Monday 17 August was earmarked as a potential fixture for Newclose Cricket Ground, on the Isle of Wight to be hosted in memory of the late Brian Gardener, founder and owner of Newclose. However after a recent logistical check and further internal discussions, the Club have made the decision to continue working with representativ...

Level 2 Coaching Course - Special Offer

We are really pleased to announce that we are running a Level 2 coaching course. There are two level 2 option to choose from: - 1) Coaching Young People and Adults Course 2) Coaching Children Course We are running both courses at the same time so please indicate which one you would like to do on the registration form. You need to be 17 years old to do both courses To help you decide please use the ECB course selector - http://www.ecb.co.uk/development/coaching/course-selector?courses=9...

Ray Rewarded For His Service To Cricket

Island Cricket Volunteer Ray Flemming was recognised last Thursday (19th March) at the Isle of Wight Sport and Recreation Awards at Medina Theatre for his years of voluntary work with in sport on the Island. He was awarded the Service to Sport award for his years of service to Island cricket and youth football . He has spent many hours supporting Island cricket where he has held a number of roles on the Isle of Wight Cricket Board and umpired for Ventnor colts for many years. He continu...

U16 Sign Of With Win

The Islands U16s signed off their Natwest Indoor League fixtures at the Ageas Bowl with a fine victory over South East Hants. The evening didn't start as well as they went down to a narrow defeat to Winchester. The lads batted well and set a challenging target of 145 (B Herridge 34, J Attrill 24) from their 12 overs. But Winchester reach their target with 4 balls and 1 wicket left thanks to a magnification 59no from F Organ. The Islands second game saw them bat first again and contin...

Isle of Wight Cricket Fayre - Time Table

IW Cricket Fayre @ Ryde School on the 29th March, 10-3pm (All Welcome) Come along to the Isle of Wight's first Cricket Fayre for parents, players (All Ages) and club coaches. Time Table of Day 10 - 10.30am - Batting Workshop in the Sports Hall 10.30 - 11am - Bowling Workshop in the Sports Hall 11.15 - 12noon - Pre Match Warm Ups Playing Fields or Sport Hall if weather is bad 12.15 - 12.45pm - Howzat Presentation, Classroom 1 - 3pm - Bowling and Batting 1 to 1s in the Sports Hall...

Ryde Cavaliers Retain U12 Cup

Ryde Cavaliers won the under 12 indoor cup with 2 balls to spare in a tight game against Bembridge at Rew Valley last Friday. After the disappointment of losing the league two weeks ago to Ventnor. Ryde Cavs took on a much improved Bembridge side for the cup. Bembridge batted first and had a disaster of a start as they lost their opening batsman to the first ball of the game as Powell clean bowled Nickman. Bembridge recovered well from this knock back as Moxlow and Bulpitt steadily built a p...

Community Action Awards 2015

The annual celebration of the efforts and impact of voluntary and community activity on the Island, the Isle of Wight Community Action Awards, is here again. Supported by the Isle of Wight County Press and a range of category sponsors, the awards provides an opportunity for any voluntary and community group to receive recognition and potentially some cash prizes for their good work in the past 12 months. The deadline for applications is the 3rd of April. I look forward to receiving your en...

Laser Combat For U11 Squad

The U11 County Squad put their bats down and took part in a laser combat team building exercise last Tuesday. The boys spent an hour and half trying to shot each other whilst playing out a couple of scenario's around a local wood in Ryde. Each team was led by either team coach Rob Snell or Team Manager Phil Mew and the boys were asked to use their speed, stealth and accuracy to out wit the oppositions and win the mission. The red team were victorious but a great time was had by ...

Volunteer Fayre

Action Isle of Wight are running a number of volunteers fayre and these are a great chance for clubs to find new helpers from your local community. Please contact Amanda Coyle after the 23rd Feb on ACoyle@actioniw.org.uk to book your clubs place Volunteer Fayre Dates: - 3rd May - Northwood House, 11am – 3pm 2nd June - Ability Dogs 4 Young People Training Centre, Sandown, 10am – 12pm 3rd June - West Wight Sports Centre, 10am – 12pm 5th June - Newport Minster, 10am – 12pm 7th ...

Island Roads Volunteer Offer

Find attached a request for assistance form from Island Roads which forms part of their Social Responsibility Policy. Please see below for the criteria your request would need to meet. If you need more information email info@islandroads.com Education - education forms the foundation of our society and we support this through schools events, our apprenticeship scheme, graduate and ongoing staff training and development · Environment - we are committed to enhancing the environment ...

U12 Indoor League Update

U12 Indoor League is under way and the first two weeks results are belowed

Week 1
Ventnor v Ryde Cavs - Ryde Cavs Won by 3 Wkts
Bembridge v Porchfield & Bakeries - Bembridge Won

Week 2
Bembridge v Ventnor - Ventnor Won by 27 Runs
Ryde Cavs v Porchfield & Bakeries - Ryde Cavs Won by 6 wlts

League Table
http://www.isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/points_tables_u12i

Indoor League Averages 2014-15

IW Prison Officers wrap up Indoor Division 2

25 Jan 2015 IW Prison Officers are the new champions of the Isle of Wight Indoor Division 2 title after defeating IW Health Associates on Sunday evening. IW Prison Officers were restricted to 129-3 in their innings, with John Turner (48), Adam Wilson (30*) and Neil Westhorpe (25*) the major contributors. In reply, Akshay Singh (27) hit three sixes and a four, but IW Health Associates slumped from 62-2 to 74 all out to give the title to IW Prison Officers, Steve Rowe taking 3-23 to end as the division's...

Half Term Cricket Courses

Half Term Cricket Course for 11 year olds and younger Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th February Cricket Course for Under 11s 10:00 – 13:00 @ The Isle of Wight Cricket Centre £25.00 for One Day or £40.00 for both days. This course is aimed at young cricketers who have a basic level of skill. ECB qualified coaches will run a mixture of fun drills to complement the coaching that takes place at club level, as well as teaching several types of indoor games. To reserve a pl...

Northwood end Newport's unbeaten run

18 Jan 2015 Newport's 12-match unbeaten run is over after they were defeated off the very final ball in a pulsating match against Northwood. Northwood batted first and made 162-2, their highest score of the season, with Ashley Goldsmith (39*), Mark Tuckwell (30*) and Gavin Paddock (27*) all retiring. Newport, however, started in positive fashion and were 80-1 at the halfway stage, Martin Blackman (24) the wicket to fall. Nat Riddett (25*) and Louis Payne (25*) then retired as the match seemed to be goi...

2015 Jewson Privilege Account Scheme

The Jewson Privilege Account Scheme is now open to all clubs that have signed up to NatWest CricketForce. The Scheme will run until 10 May or to the point when all available accounts have been allocated. All clubs who wish to apply, regardless of previous applications / accounts held, must submit the online application form. Successful clubs will be required to pay £50 and ECB will add £350 Accounts must be activated (by paying the £50) by 31 May 2015 otherwise the...

Newport win Indoor Double

11 Jan 2015 Newport added another indoor league title to their collection on Sunday evening as victory over second-placed Ryde took them to an unassailable lead at the top of the table with two matches still remaining. Stuart Robertson (37) and Lawrence Tolfrey (27) top-scored for Ryde as Newport bowled them out for 115, two wickets apiece for Martin Blackman (2-27) and Gareth Bricknell (2-29). In reply, openers Harry Dye (29*) and Blackman (25*) started off well for Newport, before Nat Riddett (18*) helped...

2015 Small Grant Scheme - Supported By Waitrose

The aim of the ‘EWCT Small Grant Scheme 2015 – Supported by Waitrose’ is to create a sustainable future for affiliated cricket clubs. 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 Isle of Wight Cricket Board has been given £10,000 to support eligible projects. Eligibility The Scheme is open to all affiliated Cricket Clubs (subject to CCB support). Clubs will need to have the follo...

SCUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

As part of the Sport Hampshire & IOW coach education month, the following SCUK SG&PC workshop has been co-ordinated. You will need to book on-line for this workshop via the link at the bottom. Date: 10th March 2015 Venue: Medina Leisure Centre, Time: 6pm – 9pm Price: £20 for coaches signed up to Coaching Hampshire & IOW or £25 for others. Booking deadline: 10th February 2015 At the end of the workshop, delegates will be able to: - Identify and recognise g...

Newport one win away from another indoor title

14 Dec 2014 Newport will claim their third indoor league title in four years with a win over Ryde in their next game after proving too strong for Island Bakeries on Sunday evening. Newport made 157-4 from their 12 overs, thanks mainly to Louis Payne (57*) and Gareth Bricknell (45*), Murray Jones (2-30) the pick of the bowlers. In reply, a Bakeries win never looked likely and they finished on 72-5 with Payne taking 2-18. Ryde were also victorious, beating Niton by four wickets. Joby Wells led the way for Nit...

2015 Natwest Cricket Force Sign Up Open

The 2015 NatWest Cricket Force is open for clubs to registered. NatWest CricketForce is an event where clubs are encouraged to bring players, members and the community together before the start of the season to get their ground and clubhouse ready for play! It’s a great event for getting lots of work done and helping team spirit too! Successful clubs in the past have used NatWest CricketForce to recruit new players, members and volunteers and it has proved a great way of reinvigorating cl...

Community Disabled Cricket Coaching

10 Jan 2015 The Isle of Wight Cricket Board supported by the IW Council's Short Breaks Department are offering individuals with either Physical or Learning disabilities the chance to experience playing cricket with 6 weeks of coaching in January. All sessions will be delivered with soft balls and by an ECB qualified coach. No experience required!!! Details of the Sessions: - Venue: Medina Leisure Centre, Newport Start Date: Saturday the 10th January 2015 for 6 weeks Time: 10am to 11.30am ...

Newport and Northwood triumph off final ball

7 Dec 2014 It was a tense evening in Division 1 of the Isle of Wight Indoor League on Sunday, with both Newport and Northwood winning their matches off the very final delivery. Newport remained unbeaten with victory over a determined Niton side. Martin Blackman took 2-27 to reduce Niton to 93-5, but a superb innings of 70 not out from Joby Wells helped his side reach 128-5 from their 12 overs. In reply, Newport were struggling on 72-4 with four Niton bowlers taking one wicket each. However, Nat Riddett pla...

Competitions Form for 2015

Please can all clubs fill in the attached competition form and send to competition secretary Ashley Goldsmith by 24th December 2014 at the very latest.

For a Microsoft Word version of the document please e-mail Ashley at asharsenaliow@yahoo.co.uk

Calling All Scorers

The IW ACO have received an email below from ECB ACO containing a link to their current officials survey, which has also gone out to all the ECB ACO scorer members in our county. The survey is for all scorers and umpires, not just ACO members so if possible, please could you send the survey onto any non-ACO members on your scorer lists? The link is http://cricketsurveys.com/s/aco-officials-survey/ This survey is an excellent way of getting our voice heard. As a re...

Ryde II humiliate IW Prison Officers

30 Nov 2014 IW Prison Officers were left stunned on Sunday evening as they lost their unbeaten record in Division 2 of the Indoor League at the hands of Ryde II. The match was in the balance at the halfway stage as Ryde II made 116-5, Jadon Buckeridge (36*) and Simon Wratten (21) the top-scorers, with Alex Oliver taking 2-27. However, unbelievable scenes followed as IW Prison Officers were bowled out for just 12 runs, with no batsman scoring more than 5. Wratten (3-6) and Buckeridge (2-6) again did the dama...

Bakeries off mark with victory over Niton

23 Nov 2014 Island Bakeries claimed their first victory of the indoor season on Sunday evening as they fought back to beat Niton. Niton were on the front foot initially as Les Cupis (2-25) and Guy Wells (1-19) reduced Island Bakeries to 45-3 after 6.4 overs. However, Tony Cook (36*) and Gary Breitenstein (36) rescued Island Bakeries as they went on to make 127-5. Niton also struggled in the opening overs with the bat and were 48-3 at the halfway stage. However, Guy and Tom Wells both made 23 to give their s...

Fooks steers five man Niton to victory

16 Nov 2014 Ben Fooks produced a stunning individual performance as five-man Niton shocked East Cowes in the Isle of Wight Indoor Division 1 on Sunday evening. East Cowes batted first and piled on the runs, making 163-2 from their 12 overs. Alan Johns top-scored with 41*, with Steve Wright (29*) and Mark Hartnell (28*) also retiring, Fooks (2-31) with both the wickets. Niton made an electric start in reply, with 71 runs coming from the first four overs. However, 2-24 from Rob Holdcroft pegged Niton back to ...

Midweek T20 League back for 2015

11 Nov 2014 The Midweek T20 League will be back on the Isle of Wight next season for the first time since 2009. Teams will play one fixture over a two-week period with clubs given the flexibility to arrange their game on any day over those two weeks. Fixtures will be handed out at the Fixtures Secretary's Meeting at Northwood CC on Monday 12th January, and dates must be finalised by 28th February and forwarded to the Competition Secretary. Any team wishing to enter the league must contact Ashley ...

Northwood beat East Cowes in final ball thriller

9 Nov 2014 Northwood claimed their first indoor league victory of the season on Sunday evening with a win over East Cowes off the final ball of the match. East Cowes batted first and made 138-3, including 55 from the final three overs. Mark Hartnell top-scored for East Cowes with an unbeaten 27, with Alan Johns (24) and Kevin Merkel (21*) supporting him well. In reply, a Northwood victory looked unlikely with the side 72-2 after eight overs, Dan Cox with a spell of 2-36. However, Jeff Barrett (29*) got his...

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course

24 Nov 2014 Please find details below on the SCUK Safeguarding workshop :- Date: Monday 24 November 2014 Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm Venue: Medina Leisure centre, meeting room Max. Nos: 20 Cost: £18.00 per person Closing date: Monday 6 October 2014 Tutor: Marian Nicholls Min. age: 16 years + Booking details upon request, please contact Elaine Tracey, Tel: (01983) 821000 Ext. 8738 Email: ...

2014 IWCB AGM Notification

8 Dec 2014 The Isle of Wight Cricket Board has it AGM on the 8th December at Newclose CCG, starting at 7pm.

If you are intending to stand for a position as either a director or board member please see the nomination sheet below for details and timings.

You will also find the following document for the meeting below

AGM Agenda
2013 AGM Minutes
Nomination Sheet
2014 P&L
2014 Balance Sheet

Cup and league holders both start with wins

2 Nov 2014 There were no shocks on the opening weekend of the indoor league on Sunday evening, with wins for Newport, Ryde and East Cowes. Newport made a massive 171-1 against Niton, Harry Dye (31*), Martin Blackman (30*), Gareth Bricknell (27*) and Nat Riddett (25*) all retiring in an impressive batting performance. In reply, openers Wez Maynard (47) and Tom Doble (26) started the chase well, but Blackman (2-25) and Bricknell (2-32) stalled their progress and Niton were eventually bowled out for 122 in...

Blackman heroics see Newport to Indoor Cup win

26 Oct 2014 A stunning solo performance from Martin Blackman helped Newport to a fourth Indoor Cup title in six seasons after they were given a scare in the final by Ryde II. Newport were put into bat and made a steady start, totalling 31-0 from the opening four overs. However, the introduction of Simon Wratten changed the game as he took the wickets of Gareth Bricknell (15) and Nat Riddett (0) in the same over. Louis Payne then fell to Dave Buckeridge for 3, before Andy Long (1) became Wratten's third...

Newport dig deep to knock out Ryde

19 Oct 2014 Newport have made it into the indoor cup semi-finals for the third successive season after a tense victory over last season's finalists, Ryde. Ash Brett (2-17), Gareth Bricknell (2-30) and Louis Payne (2-34) took two wickets each as Ryde were bowled out for 119, Josh Procter top-scoring with 39. In reply, Newport slumped from 50-0 to 64-3, but Harry Dye saw his side home with an unbeaten 36, Newport winning by 2 wickets in the final over. Newport's opponents will be Northwood after a c...

Harry Wins Bill Palmer Award

Last Friday evening saw the county teams end of season presentation at Newclose CCG. A well attended evening saw awards given out across the age groups by Hampshire's Danny Briggs. Each team manager gave a short overview of the season and announced the winners for each age group. The Award Winners: - U11 Winners Fielding Award - Morgan Flood Batting Award - Ryan Hughes Bowling Award - Devon Pollard Magic Moment - Rory Taylor (Spectacular diving catch on the boundary v South...

NatWest Cricket Force Sign Up Open

Registrations for NatWest CricketForce 2015 is now open sign up via www.ecb.co.uk/natwestcricketforce and get planning for a great pre season event at your club.

Holders knocked out of indoor cup

12 Oct 2014 The holders of the indoor cup crashed out at the first hurdle after losing by four wickets to 2012 winners, Newport. East Cowes were bowled out for just 77, Mark Hartnell (14) the only batsman in double figures, with Gareth Bricknell taking 2-19. In reply, Nat Riddett (25*) and Bricknell (16*) saw Newport home for the loss of two wickets in the tenth over. Ryde II put in an impressive performance, knocking out Niton by five wickets. Niton posted 130, Ben Fooks top-scoring with 32, Andy Woodward ...

OSCAs Win For Ashley

Ashley Goldsmith (Northwood CC) was named as the Young Volunteer of the year at the ECB's Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) at a lunch in the nursery pavilion at Lords on Monday.

Ash was nominated by his dad for his volunteering for both Northwood CC and the Cricket Board. where he scores, coaches, sit on the committee, is Indoor Competition Secretary and even finds time to play.

He was presented with his much deserved award by Ex England Bowler Graeme Swan.

Coaches Meeting

The Isle of Wight Coaches Association is holding a meeting for all active coaches (CA Members and non Members) on Wednesday the 8th October at Newclose CCG, 6pm start.

Come along and: -
Hear about the future plans of the islands CA
Tell the CA what you want.

Duggan Makes Hampshire Academy

Island Cricketer Ben Duggan has had great news as he has been selected for the Hampshire Academy. Ben will start training with the academy next month, making the trip three times a week to continue his development. The Academy provides a vital platform in which and from which promising young players from Hampshire and surrounding counties can grow and develop their skills. They play in the Southern Electric Premier League with home matches being played on the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground. ...

Umpire and Scorer Courses

The Isle of Wight Association of Cricket Officials (IW ACO) has two educational courses running in the new year. Umpiring Course ECB ACO Level 1 – Understanding the Laws This course is 12–16 hours duration and consists of six modules designed for those who intend to umpire regularly, or those that wish to acquire a better knowledge of the laws of cricket. Aside from covering the key laws in detail, it also deals with the basic techniques of match management. No prior knowledge is required....

Indoor Entries 2014-15

Entries for the indoor league and cup must be in by Friday 12th September at the latest.

To enter please contact Ashley Goldsmith at asharsenaliow@yahoo.co.uk

IWCB U17 Season Averages

The county U17 fixture have finished for another year and attached are the season Averages with bat and ball.

Island Webservices Cup Final

23 Aug 2014 Northwood will play Newport in the final of the Island Webservices Senior Cup.

The match will be played on Saturday 23rd August at 1.30pm, at The Wood, Northwood CC, after Northwood finished top of the round robin group stage with an average of 19.67 and Newport came second with 19.00.

Holiday Courses

COURSE 1: Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th August COURSE 2: Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th August COURSE 3: Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th August Cricket Courses for Under 11s 10:00 – 13:00 @ The Isle of Wight Cricket Centre £25.00 for One Day or £40.00 for both days. This course is aimed at young cricketers who have a basic level of skill and are a mixture of fun drills to complement the coaching that takes place at club level. To reserve a place ...

MCC Combined XI versus Kent 2nd XI at Newclose

MCC Combined XI and Kent 2nd XI will take each other on at Newclose for three days from the 5th August in the ECB 2nd XI Championship.

Entry is free and play starts each day at 11am.

Ventnor Squeeze Home

Ventnor U13s won the Mal Sketchley Memorial Cup by 4 runs in a very exciting encounter with Ryde Cavaliers on Wednesday Evening at Newclose. The toss was won by Ventnor who chose to bat first. Dan Cox and Zach Wells settled in quickly and look comfortable and got the score board ticking over nicely early on. A change of bowling saw Charlie Bligh take the first wicket of Wells with his first delivery. Ben Attrill came to the crease meaning business and raced to 30 not out and retired. He was qui...

Ventnor Ease To U15 Title

The Andy Butler U15 Cup went to Ventnor CC as they eased to victory at Newclose over Ryde CC. Ryde won the toss and decided to bowl first with Bruno Lambert opening up against Ventnor's openers James Attrill and Ben Herridge who both looked comfortable at the crease from the start. The first and only wicket of the innings fell when Freddie Ware bowled James Attrill for 35. This did not slow the scoring rate as Herridge (53*) retired with a beautiful off drive for 4. Whilst George Wil...

Vacancy - Cricket Development Apprenticeship

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board is offering the position of Cricket Development Apprenticeship. The role will combine practical learning and study whilst you earn. Your practical work-based learning will be delivered by the Isle of Wight Cricket Board staff and will cover areas such as Sports Development, Sports coaching, Sports sales and marketing, Leading and managing sports volunteers, Strategic management of sports, Sports Health and safety procedures and Well-being of sports participants. ...

Spirit of Cricket Competition

ECB has launched the 2014 Play Hard, Play Fair and Stay in the Game campaign that aims to increase the awareness and knowledge of the Spirit of Cricket in players aged 11 to 17. The multiple choice quiz is designed to test basic knowledge of the game, give a greater understanding of how to behave towards opponents and match officials, and help ensure the right decisions are made in the heat of the moment in a match situation. All entries between the ages of 11 and 17 will be entered into a...

Want New Members

17 Aug 2014 As part of the Race for All in aid of Cancer Research UK, on the 17th August at Medina Leisure Centre there will be a sports village on site where island sports clubs will have the chance to show case themselves to potential new members and volunteers. It is total free for clubs to be involved and a great opportunity to let the island population know where you are and what you can offer them. Spaces are limited so a quick response will secure you a place, so contact Diane Woodhouse Email:...

India and Sri Lanka Schools Challenge

ECB brings cricket to the classroom with new India and Sri Lanka Schools Challenge ECB today launched the India and Sri Lanka Schools Challenge – a cricket-based educational programme which will be aimed at primary and secondary schoolchildren during England’s international series against India and Sri Lanka this summer. Building on the success of the Ashes School Challenge, which engaged with more than 2,500 primary schools in 2013, the new India and Sri Lanka Schools Challenge is fully i...

£100 for your club to spend at Waitrose

So far over 400 clubs have signed up to take part in the 2014 ECB Club Open Days scheme, supported by new England Cricket Team Sponsor, Waitrose. To check if your club is one of those, click here. If your club hasn't signed up yet, here are some of the reasons why you should get involved: • Welcome new people into your club • Raise funds and the profile of your club in the local community • Support from Waitrose including £100 for the first 1,000 clubs that sign up • Re...

Wicket Keeping Course a Success

20 players and coaches attended the free wicket keeping courses hosted by the Isle of Wight Coaches Association (IWCA) on the 29th May at the Indoor Centre.

The two sessions were lead by Steve Snell (Gloucestershire Wicket Keeping Coach), who worked with the players and coaches giving them advice and drills on the art of keeping wicket.

Friend Smashes Island To Victory

Tom Friend's unbeaten 127 for the Isle of Wight Cricket Board's Senior Team lead to a 9 wicket victory over the MCC in the annual fixture played at Newclose CCG After an half an hour delay to the start due to a wet outfield the MCC got their innings off to a slow start as the Islands opening bowlers Charlie Calloway and Adam Wilson both kept it tight and restricted the batman's scoring chances. A change of bowling brought the first wicket as Stuart Robertson trapped Graham ...

Reward Your Club Volunteers

The ECB's OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) awards are open once again and we are looking for nominations from Island cricket for the 7 categories. All nominated individuals will be award a certificate and the Island winners will be invited to the national awards at Lords. The Seven Categories and Judging criteria can be found via the links below, along with the nomination form. All nominations should be sent into stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk no later than the Friday 25...

Clubs Encouraged To Open Their Doors

New England Cricket Team Sponsor Waitrose is offering £100 worth of products to 1,000 cricket clubs and is to donate £100 to grassroots cricket development for every four or six scored across the entire international summer. In partnership with Waitrose, the ECB is inviting cricket clubs up and down the country to throw open their pavilion doors this summer and welcome guests from their local community by hosting a Club Open Day. Building on the successful launch of the initia...

Registration of League Players

League clubs are reminded that all league players need to be registered via the Isle of Wight Cricket Board website. The reasons for registration is so that the Board can undertake a census of the number of players involved in the league and secondly to contact players directly about developments to the league in the future (players do have the option to not be contact if they wish so but they still need to be registered if played in the league). Registration Process: - 1. Go to www.isleo...

Get Involved in Colts Cricket

Below are all the details of the colts sections on the island and when they train Northwood Cricket Club - Club Marked Club Contact Jon Goldsmith. Tel: 01983 821872 Saturday 10am to 11am (Softball) 11am to noon (Hardball) at Northwood CC £1 per session, all abilities welcome East Cowes Cricket Club Contact David Whitcutt Tel: 07973628744 Training Starts on the 24th April each Thursday, 6-7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Training £1 per session Newport Cricket Club - Clu...

NEW CRICKET HEAD PROTECTOR TESTING STANDARD

The ECB, PCA and the ICC have worked with BSi and head protector manufacturers to develop a new specification for the testing of head protection for cricketers. This specification has recently been approved by BSi Group, which is the national body responsible for producing appropriate safety standards in the UK. With cricketers and bowling machines able to deliver cricket balls at high speeds, and given the obvious importance of protecting against head injuries wherever possible, head protectors...

ARCHER FIRES RYDE ACADEMY TO WIN

Ryde Academy's Matt Archer hit an unbeaten 45 to recuse his team from a rocky start which saw them 1-2 after the first over as Charlie Millward and Dexter Collins were both bowled by Carisbrooke's Scott Mcfarlane. Matt reached 25 and retired with some excellent placed shots and running between the wickets which continued when he returned to the crease. He was well supported by Ethan Moxlow, who's quick fire 25 at the end of the inning helped Ryde set a challenging target of 140...

New ECB Volunteer Website

The ECB's new volunteering website is up and running and is there to support clubs around finding, recruiting, support and thanking those valuable volunteers.

There are a whole new range of videos, posters, fliers and case studies which can be used to support your club in supporting your volunteers.

2014 OSCA's

As another year passes, the cricket network becomes bigger and as a result, we have amassed more excellent volunteers working to ensure that cricket continues to thrive in a number of different formats and environments. NatWest OSCAs aim to reward the contribution that these volunteers make to the game. We welcome nominations for volunteers from the traditional cricketing environments (clubs, leagues, boards) but in addition to this, we would like to recognise volunteers from emerging enviro...

Board Vacancies

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board is looking to fill two voluntary positions with the right individuals.

1) Board Secretary

2) Marketing Officer

If you are interested or wish to find out more about either position please read the adverts below or contact Stuart Chatfield for an informal chat.

tel: 01983 530551
email: stuart.chatfield@iwcb.org.uk

Chance to Shine Supporting Schools Caoching Programme

The Cricket Foundation's Chance to Shine schools' cricket campaign, in conjunction with the Isle of Wight Cricket Board & Premier School Sport Coaching Ltd, will be delivering cricket coaching in over 33 primary schools starting this February. The Chance to Shine project is keeping cricket alive in state schools and each school will be receiving a cricket package that is heavily subsidised by the funding given to the Cricket Board by Chance to Shine. The Island's Cricke...

Mackenzie's Amazing Ton

Mackenzie Wright managed to score her first century (108) last Friday but the amazing achievement was that it was in a 12 over indoor cup games against Bembridge. Mackenzie magnificent inning was put together in two parts as she was force to retire at 25. She returned to the crease after the fourth wicket fell to start again but the break did not affect her as she added another 83 run to finish on 108 not out. Mackenzie's innings was part of a big total set by Ventnor of 228 that was...

Cavaliers Cup

Ryde Cavaliers once again secured the U12 indoor cup along side the league title won two weeks ago with a 52 run win over Ventnor at Rew Valley Sports Centre. Cavaliers batted first and started slowly only managing to score 20 run off the first two over due to some tight bowling by Peter Wright and Devon Pollard. But Cavaliers openers Charlie Millward (45no) and Nial Powell (28) soon found their stride as both retired in quick secession. Will Tuffrey looked to get Ventnor back into the ga...

Free Media Workshop

15 Apr 2014 Does your club currently use social media but need some guidance on content or do you want to use it but dont know where to start? Then this is the workshop for you: The workshop will cover three key areas: • Generating and developing content • Content for different platforms i.e Facebook, Twitter • Content cross over and delivery During the 2 hour Content Planning Workshop attendees will work together whilst being guided to develop a comprehensive content delivery plan for their on...

Increase Your Club's Membership

Sport Hampshire & IOW Satellite Clubs Forum is being held at Medina Leisure Centre. If you want to find out more about how you club could benefit please read on. Would you like to find out more about Satellite Clubs and how it could work within your club? The purpose of the evening is to introduce and outline the ‘Satellite Club’ initiative to all IOW community clubs and explain the benefits and financial support available from Sport Hampshire & IOW (SHIOW) and your National Gover...

EWCT Small Grant Scheme

The England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Small Grant Scheme 2014 is open for this season. The Island has been allocated £4000 to distribute to club schemes meeting the criteria outlined in the guidelines. This year the scheme is open to all affiliated clubs and clubs only require partnership funding of 10% of the total project costs. There are a number of changes to the scheme for this year and below outlines the key messages for clubs when applying : - o Aim of the S...

Cavaliers Battle To League Glory

Ryde Cavaliers secured the U12 Indoor League title with a 32 run win over Ventnor at Rew Valley Sports Centre. Ryde Cavaliers batted first and set a big target of 180 of their 12 overs, with major contributions from Nial Powell (27) Charlie Bligh and Mat Archer (28no) and a 36 from Charlie Millward. Ventnor's best bowler was Mackenzie Wright with figures of 2 for 30 of her 2 overs. Ventnor's reply was not helped by the early loss of Devon Pollard for 4 off the bowling of Charl...

Last Week Decider

The U12 Indoor league finishes this Friday with all still to be decided at the top of the table. Ryde, Ryde Cavaliers and Ventnor are all in with a chance of taking the title. But with only Ventnor and Ryde Cavaliers to play each other it is really down to a final game shoot out between the two, too decide the final league positions. Ventnor who are unbeaten so far would take the title with a win over Ryde Cavaliers. But if Ryde Cavaliers were to win it would leave three teams with the sam...

£350 to spend in its local Jewson branch?

Would your cricket club like to have £350 to spend in its local Jewson branch? Following the success of the previous two years, ECB is delighted to announce that we are re-opening the Jewson Privilege Account Scheme for 2014. The Jewson Privilege Account Scheme requires participating clubs to make an initial payment of £50 into a Jewson account which will then have £350 added to it by ECB at no further cost to the club. This money can then be spent at Jewson branches nati...

Cricket Club Expo At Ageas Bowl

Following on from two successful events last year at Lord's and Old Trafford, the Cricket Club Expos are returning in 2014 at Headingley (Saturday 1st Feb), Edgbaston (Saturday 8th Feb) and the Ageas Bowl (Saturday 22nd Feb). These events give clubs the chance to meet a huge range of businesses and organisations that operate within recreational cricket. Amongst those present will be ECB staff waiting to speak to you about your club and ways in which we can support. Whether you wa...

2014 League and Cup Fixtures Announced

21 Jan 2014 Please find all league and cup fixtures for the 2014 season via the following links: Division 1 - http://isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/fixtures.php?league=Harwoods_Renault_Isle_of_Wight_League_Div_I Division 2 - http://isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/fixtures.php?league=Harwoods_Renault_Isle_of_Wight_League_Div_II Island Webservices Cup - http://isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/fixtures.php?league=Island_Webservices_Cup Fred Winter Memorial Cup - http://isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/fixtu...

Safegaurding & Protecting Children Course

The council sports unit is running a SCUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop will be on :- Date: Monday 3 February Venue: Medina Leisure Centre Time: 6pm to 9pm Cost: £15.00 per person Please contact myself or the sports unit for a booking form. Applications and payment must be received by Monday 27th January 2014. Volunteers should attend this course if they are in regular contact with U18 at your club or those who did a course over 3 year ago. This includes...

Isle of Wight Indoor League Averages 2013-14

15 Jan 2014 The final averages and tables for the Isle of Wight Indoor League for the 2013-14 season.

Does Your Club Project Need Help?

Is your club planning any projects during April 2014 which require a lot of manpower? Do you have a building project you need help with? Do you have a space that needs a revamp? Do you need help with painting, digging, clearing etc? Do you know anyone else undertaking a community project and would benefit from extra help? The 14th Regiment of Royal Artillery will be on the Island from the 6th to the 10th of April and are looking to be involved in a day or half day of community volunteering. T...

Bakeries win title in style

12 Jan 2014 Island Bakeries won the Isle of Wight Indoor Division 2 title on Sunday evening in fine style, with a massive 105-run win over Ryde Cavaliers II. Knowing they had to win and score at least 114, Bakeries batted first and made a positive start through openers Ellis Ridett and Matt Webb. The pair put on 78 in the opening six overs, with Webb quickly retiring on 25. Ridett then followed, making 26, before Tony Cook was dismissed by Jack Halder for 18. Bakeries continued to attack however, and with 3...

The Big ECB Club Support New Year Giveaway

Forget about the January blues! Christmas might be over but we've got presents galore to hand out in The Big ECB Club Support New Year Giveaway. England tickets, signed bats, luxury hampers, cricket equipment and much more! There are 48, yes that's FORTY EIGHT fantastic prizes up for grabs! Some prizes will help your club around the ground and others can be used to help fundraising efforts in raffles, auctions, as competition prizes etc. It couldn't be simpler to win on...

Division 2 Title Race goes to final week

5 Jan 2014 Island Bakeries and IW Prison Officers are both in with a chance of winning the Isle of Wight Indoor Division 2 going into the final round of fixtures on Sunday. IW Prison Officers have finished their games, with six wins from seven, but if Island Bakeries can win their final game and keep their run rate above the Prison Officers, they will win the league. Island Bakeries current run rate is 11.51, whilst the Prison Officers is 11.20. IW Prison Officers made it a winning finish to their seaso...

West Wight Cricket Coaching

Would you like to play some cricket?? Girls and boys in years 4, 5 and 6 are invited to come along, what ever experience to indoor cricket coaching that will take place on Thursday evenings at West Wight Sports Centre for 10 weeks starting 23 January 2014. The sessions will run from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. The sessions are being organised by the junior section of Porchfield & Island Bakeries Cricket Clubs. All coaching is undertaken by qualified coaches and equipment will be provided....

U16s Win At The Ageas Bowl

The Islands U16s got off to a winning 2014 in a high scoring game against OTs & Romsey CC. The Island won the toss and elected to bat which was a good decision as the two Ben,s Duggan (25no) and Herridge (26no) both made it to 25 leaving the Island on 73 of 5 overs. George Willis found thing a little tougher departing for 7, whilst Kyle Blair at the other end kept the scoreboard ticking along nicely. A final acceleration was given to the inning by James Attrill who top scored with 27no ...

Join the Work Place Challenge

Workplace Challenges (National & Local) The Isle of Wight's first National Workplace Challenge launches on Monday 6 January 2014 for eight weeks. It’s free to sign up and once someone has registered they can use the online Activity Log to record their levels of sport, physical activity and active travel. The more activity they do, the more activity points they get ... and what do points make? Prizes! Next steps Firstly, please click on the below link to have a look at our web...

County Age Group Training Changes

There have been a few changes to the county age group training nights for the New Year. These changes have been made to spread our senior coaches across the age groups and to make sure sessions are consistent across the age groups. All session are still at the Indoor Centre at Ventnor CC The new time table is below: - U11s - Tuesday Nights, 5.30-7pm U13s - Tuesday Nights, 7-8.30pm U15s - Thursday Night, 6-7.30pm U17s - Thursday Night, 7.30-9pm Training Dates U11s & U13s - Jan 7...

Jewson Privilege Account Scheme Update

The ECB are delighted to announce that the Jewson Privilege Account Scheme will run once again in 2014. The scheme will be open to NatWest CricketForce 2014 registered clubs regardless of if you've successfully applied in the past. Applications will open in January. Other changes to the scheme in 2014 include clubs only needing to pay £50 up front with ECB adding £350 thus giving you a total of £400 to spend. Furthermore, the spending deadline will be extended to the...

Northwood beat Newport in last over thriller

15 Dec 2013 Division 1 of the Isle of Wight Indoor League ended in style on Sunday evening as Northwood beat Newport by just one wicket with one delivery remaining. Newport posted 133-2 from their 12 overs, Nat Riddett top-scoring with 28 not out and Harry Dye adding 22. Newport reduced Northwood to 38-3 in reply thanks to Ash Brett's 2-24, but 77 extras and a great knock of 40 not out from Gavin Paddock was enough to see Northwood over the line with just one ball to spare. Newly crowned champions, Ryd...

NatWest CricketForce 2014

NatWest CricketForce continues to grow in popularity and we currently have 912 registered clubs. This is a slight increase on the same time last year but our target is to reach 2,000 by April and you can help us to get there! Sign up now!!!, via the link below for these fantastic benefits: Monthly newsletters filled with guidance, special offers and competitions to win fantastic prizes for your club such as waterhogs, mobile nets, flat sheet covers and more Exclusive deals from our rang...

Ryde wrap up indoor title with victory over East Cowes

8 Dec 2013 Ryde became the new champions of the Isle of Wight Indoor League on Sunday evening after beating cup winners, East Cowes, by two wickets. East Cowes got off to a good start, with Mark Hartnell making 44* and Alan Johns 28*. 2-19 from Josh Procter helped to bring Ryde back into the game though, and East Cowes finished on 152-4. In reply, Ryde were positive throughout and found themselves 137-2 with two overs remaining, Tom Roscoe and Ben Wadmore both making 33. Chris Parsons then took 2-38 to giv...

Ryde two wins from indoor title

1 Dec 2013 The indoor league is now in Ryde's hands after East Cowes were beaten for the first time this season on Sunday evening. Ryde, however, continued their 100% start to the league season with a 34-run win over Shanklin. Ryde slumped to 21-3, thanks to Ryan Hall's 2-13, but were saved by Lawrence Tolfrey (35*) and Tom Roscoe (25*) as they made 127-4. Robin Moore top-scored for Shanklin in reply with 22, but Stuart Robertson's 2-17 helped slow the run rate down and Shanklin ended on 93-...

Island Pair Enter Record Books

Island pair Ben Duggan and George 'All Action' Willis have written themselves into the NatWest Under-16 Indoor Cricket League record books at the Ageas Bowl. They both hit fifties in the Isle of Wight Board’s 64 run win over Hursley Park – Duggan, who will be returning to his Island roots next summer after a summer with Portsmouth & Southsea, being run out for 50, and Willis smashing an unbeaten 54, with five 6's in the last over. It is the first time in the 12-year hist...

Whitecroft pull out of indoor league

30 Nov 2013 Whitecroft have pulled out of Division 2 of the indoor league.

All fixtures have been deleted and all previous results have been wiped from the league table.

Fixtures Deleted:
1st December vs IW Health Associates
8th December vs IW Prison Officers
15th December vs Ryde Cavaliers II
5th January vs Island Bakeries
12th January vs East Cowes II

NOMINATIONS FOR THE ANNUAL SPORTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR 2013

Once again we have reached that time in the Sporting Calendar when all currently affiliated Clubs and Associations * are invited to give suitable recognition to those members who have achieved success in their chosen sport during the past 12 months of 2013. In addition, other members who have been of service to your club may also be recognised – such as Coach, Official or Volunteer. Service over a period of years may be recognised in the Service to Sport category. This event has become a ...

Niton get better of Ryde II despite Buckeridge heroics

24 Nov 2013 Niton got their first win of the indoor season on Sunday evening as they beat Ryde II despite a brilliant individual performance from Jadon Buckeridge. Niton batted first and made an impressive 175-2 from their 12 overs, with Tom Doble (36*), Ben Fooks (28*) and Guy Wells (25*) all retiring. A Ryde II victory looked unlikely, but Buckeridge hit a massive unbeaten 95 to put his side back into the game. However, Niton were able to hold their nerve and managed to keep Ryde II down to 172-4, a victo...

Ashes Highlights

If you just can't stay up to watch the cricket down under. Then catch up via the ECB website.

Just click on the link below and watch the highlights from the days play.

Shanklin triumph in close encounter with Northwood

17 Nov 2013 Shanklin got their first league points of the season on Sunday evening as they beat Northwood in a nail-biting finish. Shanklin got off to a flying start, hitting 47 runs from the opening two overs, but Northwood got themselves back into the game with some impressive fielding, and with the help of Gavin Paddock (2-34), Shanklin slumped to 80-5. However, the resistance of Andy White (24) meant Northwood were unable to take the last wicket until the final over and Shanklin reached 121 before being...

Jewson Privilege Account Deadline

Don't miss out on using the outstanding balance of your Jewson Privilege Account There is a just a week to go until the Jewson Privilege Account Scheme closes for 2013 and so by midnight next Monday 18th November you need to have spent the funds in your account otherwise they will be lost. Even if your club doesn't need materials right now, think about what could come in handy next season and beyond - paint, timber, cement, fencing, decking etc. Head down to your local Jewson ...

Newport back to winning ways

10 Nov 2013 Newport returned to form in the indoor league on Sunday evening with a five-wicket victory over Niton. Ash Brett took 2-29 for Newport, who restricted Niton to 119-5, despite the best efforts of Ben Fooks (38*) and Joby Wells (24). The chase was led by Harry Dye (30*) and there was ample support from the middle order of Harris Payne (28*) and Nat Riddett (25*) as Newport passed the target with an over to spare. East Cowes maintained their 100% start to the season with a 34-run win over Shanklin....

East Cowes follow up cup success with crushing victory

3 Nov 2013 East Cowes defeated Newport for the second time in as many weeks as the Indoor League campaign got underway on Sunday evening. Batting first, they were aided by some unusually wayward bowling from Newport, and posted 129-5, Alan Johns top-scoring with 33. In reply, Liam Ringer took 2-9 as only two Newport batsmen made double figures, East Cowes bowling them out for just 68, a 61-run victory. Ryde overcame a scare as they beat their second team by 25 runs. Ryde were bowled out for 123 in their 12...

Ryde Cavaliers pull out of indoor league

31 Oct 2013 Ryde Cavaliers have pulled out of Division 1 of the Indoor League with immediate effect. All fixtures against them have been wiped and the times of other games may have changed.

Please check the updated times of all your games if you are in Division 1.

THE ASHES ACROSS THE YEARS

22 Nov 2013 Calling all cricket fans for an unmissable evening of sporting entertainment! whether you play, watch or simply love the game join us for highlights from the Gabba, buffet, complete history of the Ashes & ‘Cricket Question Time’. A fascinating, humorous, fully illustrated presentation by cricketing legends Peter & Christopher Pyemount. Arrivals from 6.00 pm, dinner served at 7.00 pm, talk commences at 8 pm £12 per head including hot & cold buffet served by The Inn on t...

ECB View From The Middle - Autumn Edition

The latest Edition of the ECB video magazine - View from the Middle There are 18 different Chapter for you to view, which are: - 1) Out of Jail 2) Domestic Champions 2013 3) Going Green with Grants 4) Bunbury Festival 5) Cricket Mad - Brambles CC 6) Westfield Lesson 7) Last Mans Stands World Finals 8) Child Friendly Club 9) Women's Ashes 10) Enid Bake - Living life to the Full 11) Chief Executive Report 12) Lord Taveners Sporting Chance 13) New ECB Coaching Qualifications 1...

East Cowes storm to Indoor Cup

27 Oct 2013 East Cowes claimed victory in the Indoor Cup final on Sunday night in a high-scoring evening of cricket. In the semi-finals, they faced Newport and made a respectable 134-5 from their 12 overs, Alan Johns leading the way with 30, Ash Brett with 2-34 for last season's winners, Newport. The Newport chase got off to a slow start and they found it difficult to recover despite 32 from Harry Dye and 23 from Nat Riddett. 2-17 from Rob Holdcroft helped bowl Newport out for 109, East Cowes winning b...

County Teams Winter Training

The County Teams Winter Training starts on the 5th November at the Indoor Center.at Ventnor CC. Sessions will be every Tuesday and Thursday for 6 weeks up until Christmas and then start again in the New Year. New players are welcome and are asked to complete an application form at the bottom. We look forward to welcoming back all the players involved last year who are eligible for age group cricket. Please find below details of each age group session: - U10/11: Tuesdays, 6-7.30pm ...

Ryde, East Cowes, Northwood and Newport into Indoor Semis

20 Oct 2013 Ryde, East Cowes, Northwood and Newport have made it through to the semi-finals of the Indoor Cup for the second consecutive season. Ryde were winners in the closest match of the night, beating Shanklin by 21 runs. After a slow start from Ryde, some quick scoring towards the back of their innings saw them finish on 146-4 from their 12 overs, Harry Collier top-scoring with 37*, with more than useful contributions coming from Lawrence Tolfrey (32*) and Mark Oatley (32). Shanklin started well in th...

No 'cupsets' as Indoor Season gets underway

13 Oct 2013 It was an evening of big victories for Division 1 sides as the Indoor Cup kicked off on Sunday. Shanklin were the first side into the Quarter-Finals as they beat Godshill by 4 wickets. Godshill posted 127-5 thanks to 28 from Steve Thorne and 25* from Steve Egerton-Read, but Shanklin made light work of the chase, losing just 2 wickets with knocks from Harry Bradley (28*), James Lucy (25*) and Jim Thorn (24*). Current holders, Newport, also went through to the next round after a massive 152-run wi...

Webby Wins Colt of the Year

Mat Webb won the main prize of colt of the year at the Island county age group presentation evening at Newclose last Friday evening. He was presented with the Bill & Val Palmer Memorial Trophy by David Griffith the evening guest. There were two new awards presented on the night the first was the Will Luckett Cup for Contribution Off the Field which was awarded to Ben Baker for scoring for the Under 17s all year. The second award the Ann Bryant Memorial shield was award to the the Youn...

Ardingly Festival Report

The tournament began, as always, with a ferry and coach trip to our destination, this time the impressive Ardingly College in Sussex. We were shown to our comfortable accommodation and enjoyed the first of many high quality meals before retiring after a short net session before a good night’s rest to prepare for our first match, against last years winners, Lancashire. A lost toss saw Lancashire put their lads in to bat to good effect, with their opening pair scoring 46 and 76 before falling ...

Indoor Cup Draw 2013/14

The draw for the 1st round of the Indoor Cup 2013/14 has taken place and is as follows:

Sandown
6pm - East Cowes II v East Cowes
7pm - Niton v Shanklin II
8pm - Newport v IW Prison Officers
9pm - Whitecroft v Ryde Cavaliers

Ryde
5pm - Shanklin v Godshill
6pm - IW Health Associates v Ryde
7pm - Island Bakeries v Northwood
8pm - Ryde Cavaliers II v Ryde II

Games to be played on 13th October 2013.

Islander Griffiths Joining Kent

Former Sandown High School pupil, David Griffiths is to leave Hampshire at the end of this season and join Kent for 2014. Twenty seven year old Griff was awarded his first Hampshire contract at the end of 2004, having come through their academy system, and he made his first class debut in 2006, having previously played in the Second XI and also England Under 19s. Pace bowler Griffiths' best figures for Hampshire are 6-85 against Notts in 2011, whilst his dismissal of Ian Bell in the 2...

County Press Cup Stays at Harding Shute

Ryde U11s successfully retained the County Press under 11 Cup and secured the league and cup double by beating neighbours Ryde Cavaliers in the final at Newclose CCG last Sunday. Ryde CC reached the final by beating Ventnor CC in the first semi-final of the day, whilst Ryde Cavs battled their way into the final by beating Newport in a game that swung back and forth. Ryde CC won the toss and Captain George Griffith chose to send in his openers Theo Dallaz and Ben Shaw to start the innings. ...

Indoor League Entries

The deadline for Indoor League entries for 2013/14 is the 10th September. To enter sides for your club please contact Ashley Goldsmith on asharsenaliow@yahoo.co.uk

Skills Sessions

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are running a series of technique sessions in September and October at the Indoor Centre in Ventnor. The sessions are open to all player aged U13 down. As well as county players we would encourage clubs and parents to encourage players who they feel have developed over the season and could do with some extra work over the winter to keep that development going. The dates and themes are as follows: - Sept - 18th (Batting) Sept - 25th (Bowling ...

Ventnor Win Inaugural Mal Sketchley League

Ventnor Under 13s have fittingly won the Under 13 League title, which this season has been renamed the Mal Sketchley League in memory of the Ventnor stalwart, who sadly passed away last year. Ventnor wrapped up their league campaign on Monday with a comprehensive nine wicket win over Northwood. Northwood batted first and notched up 114 for 2, thanks mainly to 40 not out from opener George Sprack, but an equally impressive 46 not out from Hampshire U12 player Dan Cox saw Ventnor home with ove...

Summer Draw Prize Winners

The summer prize draw has been completed and the winner are below, congratulations to them all. Once again just short of 2500 tickets have been sold by clubs meaning that some much needed cash has been raised by the clubs involved. So thanks to all those who purchased tickets. 1) £250 -Winner, Wayne Dunne, TIx 03670 2) Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) to a Sussex Yorkshire Bank 40 game (2014 Season) - Winner, A Taylor, Tix 02251 3) 4 Tickets to a day’s cricket at the Ageas...

Ventnor Under 15s Complete The Double

Ventnor completed their Under 15 league campaign on Monday with a 93 run victory over Ryde Cavaliers at Smallbrooke, which made it a 100% record in the league, and meant that they completed the league and cup double. Ventnor's batting stars against Cavaliers were once again Jadon Buckeridge and Marcus Horton, who both hit unbeaten fifties in a total of 169 for 4. Cavaliers' top scorer was Joe Butcher who struck 26, while the pick of the Ventnor bowlers were George Willis (2 for 4) and ...

Head Coach Job Advert

Due to an internal restructure an exciting opportunity has arisen for the Isle of Wight Cricket Board to appoint a part time Head Coach. The successful candidate will lead and coach on the county cricket programme, ensuring that the best opportunities are available to produce cricketers of the highest possible level. As the post holder you will be employed by the Isle of Wight Cricket Board and line managed by the Cricket Development Manager and ideally available to start on October 1st 201...

Ryde Under 11s Win IW County Press League

Ryde have been crowned as champions of the IW County Press U11 League for the second successive season following a win over Northwood. Ryde have won all five of the matches they have played, with one other match being conceded, giving them a total of twelve points. Ryde Cavaliers win over Newport means that Newport have finished their league campaign on ten points, which gives them the runners up position. Ryde U11s will now be hoping to once again make it a league and cup double, when they g...

U17 Sign Off With Victory

The IWCB U17s finished their competition season off on a high with one day victory over Dorset at Ventnor Cricket Club. It was a great turn around after a heavy defeat by an inning in the two day fixture. Looking to be positive captain Toby Corbin selected to bat first after winning the toss. Corbin and his opening partner Ben Duggan gave the island a stead start until he was removed for 15 by Dorset's Caldwell. Duggan was joined by Jadon Buckeridge who was back in the team after rep...

Newport CC Cricket Fun Day

Newport CC are holding a open cricket fun day on the 20th August at Victoria Recreation Ground in Newport. The day will be a mixture of fun games and drills. For more details and booking information please see details below. Under 11 & 13 Cricket Club Fun Day • Date: Tuesday 20th August • Venue: Victoria Recreation Ground • Time: 10am – 3pm • Cost: £15 (Family rates £5 per extra child) ‘LIMITED PLACES, BOOK EARLY’ • All activities will be planned and supervise...

Island On Tour

August will see two of our county squads go on separate festivals in the upcoming weeks. The U13s will be traveling to Sussex to take part in the Sussex County Cricket Club Sport Arabia Festival from the 11th to the 16th August at Ardingly College and Blackstone Cricket Ground. The festival will see them not just taking on other counties such as Dorset, Buckinghamshire, Lancashire and the hosts but some overseas opponents in the form of Abu Dhabi & Dubai (G Force) which will add to t...

Buckeridge Steers U11s To Victory

The Islands U11 team traveled to leafy Esher Cricket Club to take on Surrey’s U10s. Surrey won the toss and chose to bat first which looked like a good decision as the openers J.Kher (29) and C.Whipple (28) put on 58 for the first wicket. Then the bowlers from the island started to get their lines and lengths right and troubled the Surrey batters on a regular basis with Rory Buckeridge (3-26) being well supported by Harry Stead (2-32) and Charlie Bligh (2-19). Surrey were finally all ou...

2014 County Age Group Squad Applications

The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are seeking Applications for the 2014 County Age Group Squads. All application are welcome

Please download the form and send back to Stuart Chatfield.

Details of the training will be published at a later date.

WIN a flat sheet rain cover worth over £350 from Total Play Sports Surfaces

Don’t miss out on your chance to win a flat sheet rain cover from the Climate Cover range for your club or school with our Facebook competition! Durable yet lightweight, the Flat Sheet Rain Cover is constructed from a semi-translucent material, designed to allow to light to reach the grass plant and enable photosynthesis
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  • Write Your Way to the YB40 Final

    Chance 2 Shine are teaming up with The Times to try and find the sports writing talent of the future during this fantastic summer of cricket. We're inviting Britain's aspiring sports reporters to demonstrate their passion for the game by putting pen to paper. All young cricket fans have to do to enter is submit a report on their favourite game they've attended or played in this season. It can be any match from an Investec Ashes Test through to primary school game. Winning en...

    Back to their Roots with Danny Briggs

    Watch Danny talking about his development from Island cricketer to Hampshire and England spinner in the ECB's Back to their Roots series.

    Ventnor U15s Progress In National Cup

    Ventnor U15s have progress to the round 2 of the ECB National Club Championship by beating the Sussex's representatives Chippingdale CC by 6 wickets. Both teams qualified for the national rounds by winning their respective county cup competitions.

    In round 2 Ventnor will be hosting the Hertfordshire winners Knebworth Park CC at Steephill this Sunday (21st July), 10.30 start.
    Knebworth Park CC beat Guildford CC from Surrey in the first round.

    Ventnor Under 15s Clinch IW Cup

    Ventnor Under 15s won the IW Under 15 Cup Final at Steephill on Thursday in an exciting, if somewhat unexpectedly low scoring affair. Ventnor put Ryde into bat, with the idea of knowing what total they would have to chase, although it looked to be a good track, and Ryde set themselves a target of 140/150. In only the second over, Ventnor's decision to bowl looked to be a good one, as Marcus Horton bowled one of the Ryde openers with the score on just 3. Horton struck again in his third ...

    Book Now for Summer Coaching Course

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are running two coaching courses over the summer holidays at Newclose CCG. All detail below Dates: Beginner Course (Equipment Supplied) 13th & 14th August, 8-12yrs olds (Softball),10-3pm. Skills Development Course 19th & 20th August. 13-15yrs olds, 10-3pm (Hardball) Venue: Newclose CCG Cost: £40 for 2 days, £25 for 1 day. Fee includes cricket tea To book please complete the booking form and return to Stuart Chatfield at stua...

    Players, Have Your Say On The Future of Cricket

    Not only is England retaining the Ashes hugely important, so is ensuring the growth of cricket in cities, towns and villages in every County. In the inaugural National Cricket Playing Survey, in partnership with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Isle of Wight Cricket Board wants to understand the nation’s cricket-playing habits. Have your say on how you want your cricket to be played and influence the future of your cricket. Complete the survey via www.ecb.co.uk/playingsurvey ...

    Blair 'Five-For' Sends Ryde Under 15s To Cup Final

    Kyle Blair's second 'Five-For' in two days helped Ryde Under 15s secure victory in their cup semi-final at Northwood yesterday. Having won the toss, Ryde skipper Ben Baker chose to bat, and both he and his opening partner Will Vaughan immediately got into their stride, as they put on 88 for the first wicket within the first ten overs. When Vaughan fell to Sam Metcalf for 31, Baker continued to push on, before he too was bowled by Metcalf for a very useful 43. Ryde's number th...

    Ryde Under 13s Clinch the Mal Sketchley Memorial Cup

    Ryde lifted the Isle of Wight Under 13 Cup for the first time in the club's history after a close fought final against Ventnor at Newclose. With small boundaries, a well cut outfield and a good looking track, it was no surprise that Ventnor captain John Buckman elected to bat when he won the toss, and would probably have been looking for a score of 140+. Despite losing one of their openers to a great ball from Jamie Woodward, Ventnor looked comfortable at 20-1 off their first three overs...

    Horton Hammers Ventnor Under 15s Into Cup Final

    Ventnor's Marcus Horton last night thumped a hard hitting unbeaten 50 against local rivals Shanklin, to help steer his side into the final of the IW Under 15 Cup. Horton was well supported by Jadon Buckeridge (32) and Ben Herridge (49 not out), as Ventnor amassed 179 for 3 in their semi-final at Steephill. Calvin Wright was the pick of the Shanklin bowlers, with tidy figures of 1-17 from his 4 overs. In reply, Shanklin slipped to 61 all out, with just Sam Davis (12) and Ryan Hall (10 not ou...

    Ventnor Under 13s Aim For League & Cup Double

    Ventnor Under 13s took a giant step towards winning the Mal Sketchley Memorial League on Monday evening, with an eight wicket win over Ryde. Ryde batted first, and good knocks by Harry Leggett (41 not out), Joe Martin (27) and Ben Shaw (25 not out), resulted in Ryde posting a total of 126 for 2 from their 20 overs. Ventnor's reply saw captain John Buckman and Ben Attrill both hit identical scores of 35 not out, and with Ryde conceding twice as many extras as Ventnor (41), Ventnor wrapped up...

    2005 Signed Ashes England Signed Shirt For Sale

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    2013 Isle of Wight Natwest OSCAs

    The 2013 Natwest OSCAS (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards), which are aimed at rewarding the contribution of volunteers, are now open. The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are now accepting nominations for the 2013 OSCAS for the following categories: Behind the Scenes Building Partnerships League and Boards Lifetime Achiever Natwest Cricketforce Officiating - Umpires and Scorers Young Volunteer Please see the judging criteria for each category at the botto...

    Summer Draw Prizes

    The prizes for this years summer draw so far are as follows 1) £250 2) Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) to a Sussex Yorkshire Bank 40 game (2014 Season) 3) 4 Tickets to a day’s cricket at the Ageas Bowl to watch either a LVCC or YB40 Game (2014 Season) 4) A days fishing at Newclose Farm for 2 People 5) A round of golf for 2 at Ryde CG 6) Dinner/Lunch for 2 at the Inn on the Green 7) Dinner/Lunch for 2 at the Chequers Inn 8) 1 Card Membership for 6 months free. 9)...

    Hold A Club Open Day

    The Investec Ashes Series is fast approaching and we want to give clubs the opportunity to get involved and use the Ashes to attract new members, players, spectators, sponsors and much more. By holding a Club Open Day on a selected Ashes weekend you can invite the local community into your club to enjoy the cricket whilst showcasing your facilities, atmosphere, cricket playing opportunities and everything else you have to offer. In conjunction with Sky we have some fantastic offers for you...

    WIN! Train With England Women

    31 May 2013 As England Women prepare for another huge summer that’ll see them take on the world-conquering Australians in a brand new Ashes format on home soil, All Out Cricket is offering the opportunity to train with some of the squad at the Home of Cricket. The winner of our competition will join two AOC staffers and a collection of England players including Sarah Taylor and Danni Wyatt for a morning on the Nursery Ground at Lord’s on Friday June 7, with a strength and conditioning workout followed by...

    Duggan's knock is not enough against the MCC

    Islands Ben Duggan hit a suburb 97 in vain as the MCC ran out winner by 13 runs in the annual Isle of Wight Cricket Board fixture against the MCC at Newclose on the 21st May. The MCC batted first with S.Miller (82) and M.Morgan (25) giving them a solid foundation, until Barney Tyler came on as first change and took the wicket of Morgan in his first over. A.Humayon joined Miller in the middle and look to devlop another promising partnership until Travis Head removed Humayon for 34. This was th...

    Ventnor's Herridge On Fire - Colt Round-Up

    24 May 2013 This week saw the start of both the IW County Press Under 11 league, and the Andy Butler Sports Ground Specialist Under 15 league. Bembridge & St Helens Under 11s got their campaign off to a winning start thanks to a man of the match performance by Corrie Hallett. Bembridge & St Helens scored 287 for 1 in their 16 over pairs cricket match, where each team starts with 200 runs, and in reply Porchfield Bakeries scored 273 for 3, with Matthew Whillier picking up their man of the match a...

    Young Leader Course

    17 Jul 2013 So many young people love playing cricket and this course provides an opportunity for them and others to start being involved in the coaching and organizational side of the game. The aims of the course are:- • Raise cricket profile within a Young Leadership role • Inspire Young Leaders to get actively involved with cricket • Help provide additional support for KWIK cricket tournaments • To help develop generic leaderships skills in a cricket context • Identify potential pathways for Youn...

    Shot At The Pro's

    In 2012 Sky launched ‘Shot at the Pros’ as a feature on Cricket AM, the feature was so successful that Sky will be featuring again this year. Yorkshire and Warwickshire are on board for this year’s competition. They will each have one of the two winners to train with them in early July and to have the chance to take part there is a trial day at Loughborough on the 14th June where the 10 best entrants get whittled down to the winning two. It’s really easy to enter. All people have to do is ...

    Ventnor Under 13s Start Mal Sketchley Memorial League With A Win

    The opening fixtures of the 2013 Under 13 league took place this week, with both champions Ventnor, and Ryde Cavaliers recording victories. The league has been renamed the Mal Sketchley Memorial League this season, in memory of the former Ventnor player/chairman/stalwart, who sadly passed away in December. Ventnor's 9 wicket win at Newport on Monday was achieved thanks to a real team performance, with nine bowlers being used as Ventnor restricted Newport to 84 for 7 in their allocated...

    Sports Club Survey

    The Sport and Recreation Alliance has launched its Biennial Sports Club Survey which helps to provide crucial data on the current state of sports clubs. ECB fully supports this survey and have benefited from the results in the past. Crucially, in order for ECB to receive a cricket specific report from this survey we need to have a 10% response rate (550 clubs), something we did achieve last time. Every club who completes the survey can choose to receive a free audit from Utility Aid and Energ...

    Free cricket tickets this summer for NatWest Current Account Customers

    The cricket season is here and we are giving you our customers and NatWest Cricket Club members the chance to win tickets to this year?s spectacular summer of cricket. First up is your chance to see the action of the England vs New Zealand NatWest One Day International (ODI) and T20 Series matches. The prize draw to win one pair of tickets closes at 10:00am on Monday 20th May 2013. We've also got our hands on some Investec Ashes Test Series tickets. This is your chance to be at one of...

    BREW YOURSELF A BRAND NEW KITCHEN

    Yorkshire Tea and Channel 5 are on the hunt for Britain’s best cricket tea.
    Will your sarnies and sponges knock the judges for six on national TV?
    The best spread will win a clubhouse kitchen worth £10,000.

    To enter you club please visit: http://www.cricketteachallenge.com by the 24th May

    Good Luck

    ECB to invest £96m in Community Cricket

    The England and Wales Cricket Board announced today that they will invest £96m in community cricket in the next four years after a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with the ECB's Recreational Assembly. The MOU was agreed during a day of meetings at the Kia Oval which culminated in the ECB's Annual Meeting at which Jane Stichbury and Baroness Flint were re-elected as independent members to the ECB Board and the election of Richard Thompson (Surrey) and Andy Nash (So...

    First Aid and Safe Guarding Courses

    SPORTS DEVELOPMENT COURSES All places on the above workshops must be booked no fewer than seven days before date of the course. Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Sports Coach UK • Age 16 or over • Monday 13 May 2013 • 6.30pm to 9.30pm • Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, PO30 2QR Contact Sports Unit on 01983 823818 or email sports.unit@iow.gov.uk to book. Cost £15pp NaRS First Aid Appointed Person • Age 13 or over • Sunday 19 May 2013 • 9am to 1pm • Enterprise Hous...

    Sandown Academy Clinch Both Indoor Titles

    Sandown Bay Academy won both the U12 and U13 Boys trophies at the Isle of Wight Schools Indoor Cricket Finals at Cowes EC. In both finals Sandown beat Christ the King College but the U12 Final was a very close affair going down to the last ball of the 12 over-a-side game. Christ the King’s U12s set a total of 105-4, Louis Malkin compiling an assured 34no, though a large number of wides from Sandown’s bowlers inflated the total. Christ the King’s bowlers were equally generous and this allowed...

    Lady Taveners Indoor Round Up

    Ryde Academy’s U15 Girls and Sandown Bay Academy’s U13 Girls won the first of the Isle of Wight Schools Indoor Cricket tournaments this season at the Rew Valley Sports Centre. Ryde Academy’s U15 team of Hannah Langridge, Beth Siska, Amelia Ward, Daisy Cassidy, Jody Pelling, Ruby Pelling, Beth Pelling and Rickie Morton won a well contested U15 Girls Final beating Christ the King College by 23 runs. Christ the King batted first and in their 8 overs scored 52 all out, suffering 5 run outs to Ryd...

    Ventnor Defeat The Holders

    Ventnor's U12 stopped Ryde Cavaliers making it a league and cup double for the second year by defeating them in the cup final last Friday at Rew Valley Sports Centre. Ventnor had to overcome Ryde in their semi-final first, which did not look like happening as Ryde took early wickets and kept the score down to 55 with only 4 over left. But Ben Attrill 49 not out rescued Ventnor innings and saw them finish on 109. Ryde were given a solid platform to begin with as Louie Wrenn reached 25 ...

    Win a Bowdry’s Water Hog Woth £600

    As part of a potential new future offer to clubs on saving money, we are trying to gauge consumption figures and have a better indication of actual costs. As an incentive for clubs to complete this 10 minute survey we are offering each club that completes the survey the opportunity to be entered in to a free prize draw to win one of 80 Bowdry’s (water hogs), cost approx. £600 each Clubs will require their current accounts and utilities bills to complete the survey so I would be gr...

    Play Cricket For 24hrs

    Once again the Isle of Wight cricket family will be teaming up to raise funds for Comic Relief. On Sat 23rd - 24th we will be participating in a 24hr indoor cricket match at the IW Cricket Centre. Whilst the main stay of players will be coming from the IW county teams, age group, senior and disability the event is open to the IW cricket community to participate. The event is again being supported by Barclays Bank Plc and their community projects team and as such will be matching the first...

    Two In a Row

    Ryde Cavaliers U12s retained their indoor league title by defeating Ventnor in a league shot out in the final round of fixtures. Both teams went into the game undefeated, so it came down to a winner takes all. Ventnor batted first and set a good total of 137 from their 12 overs (Dan Cox, 30no & Ben Attrill 27no) Ryde Cavs reply started slowly but built momentum with some help of some indifferent bowling and an excellent knock by Flynn Powell (28no). Ryde Cavs reach their target in t...

    Performance Manager Vacancy

    A vacancy has come about owing to the promotion of the current post holder. The Isle of Wight Cricket Board is therefore looking to appoint a full time County Coach/Performance Manager. The successful candidate will work closely to ensure that the best opportunities are available to produce the highest level of cricketer that we possibly can. Employed by Isle of Wight Cricket Board and line managed by the Cricket Development Manager, this post will look to commence ideally on the 1st May 2013...

    £400 for your club to spend at Jewson!

    The 2013 Jewson Privilege Account Scheme is an opportunity for your club to receive £400 from ECB to spend at Jewson on building and renovation materials. All you need to do is pay an initial £100 onto a Jewson account then we will add £400 and away you go! Last year 800 NatWest CricketForce registered cricket clubs successfully applied for the Privilege Account Scheme and although those clubs are ineligible this year there are nearly 1200 clubs that didn't apply and so...

    “BAT-A-THON II 2013”

    23 Mar 2013 On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March we will be running our annual Bat A Thon fundraiser. This year we see the IW Warriors take on the North Islanders in a 24hr indoor cricket match. The coaches, managers, players and relatives of the ‘IW Cricket Family’ will slug it out for 24hrs All IW clubs, players, officials and associations are welcome and needed to support the County Age Group teams to make the most of this occasion. Last year was such a positive experience and brought the IW cricket...

    Moving On

    Elliot Wilson will be leaving the island on the 31st March to take up the position of Performance Manager with Worcestershire County Cricket Board. The IWCB would like to thank him for all his hard work and wish him well with in his new role with the first class county.

    HMRC Investigating Cricket Clubs

    HMRC are currently investigating 3 clubs in the Southern Electric Premier League, in relation to unpaid PAYE and National Insurance.

    ECB have circulated advice to clubs via County Cricket Boards regarding how clubs should deal with any enquiry from HMRC.

    Whilst we do not wish to alarm clubs, you should consider your position carefully and seek the relevant professional advice.

    ECB Club Support

    Helping to creating a Sustainable Future for your Club Following research in to club cricket in England and Wales and the production of its first National Club Strategy, the ECB has produced a new self-help web resource which brings together the services and tools available to cricket clubs on its website. Visit www.ecb.co.uk/clubsupport to see our short animation which highlights the issues clubs face and how managing them effectively can lead to a more sustainable future for your club. Usin...

    Harwoods Renault Indoor Division 2 Averages

    Please find the averages and final table for the Harwoods Renault Indoor Division 2 2012-13 season in the document below

    Ryde II win Indoor Division Two

    3 Feb 2013 Ryde II claimed the Harwoods Renault Indoor Division Two title on Sunday with a 40-run win over Island Bakeries. Jadon Buckeridge top scored with 41 as Ryde II posted 144-4, decent knocks also from Pete Dickinson (34*) and Simon Wratten (31). This meant Bakeries had 9.3 overs to reach the target to have any chance of winning the league and they started very strongly, with 51 runs coming from the first three overs. However, 2-11 from Dickinson, a great catch from Mike Dalloz, and three run outs s...

    England and Wales Cricket Trust Limited - Small Grant Scheme 2013

    The EWCT small grants scheme is open for application. The schemes aim is to help Clubs to make small, incremental changes to improve the quality and sustainability of cricket provision that: 1. Directly impacts on the playing of the game of cricket, and / or 2. Reduces the operating costs of Cricket Clubs by the purchase of materials. Eligible Applicants Any affiliated Cricket Club with a Junior Section* that has ECB Clubmark Accreditation or, as a minimum, is registered and actively wor...

    Ryde II favourites for indoor promotion after third straight win

    27 Jan 2013 Ryde II are now a win away from promotion to the Harwoods Renault Indoor Division 1 after they beat IW Health Associates on Sunday, and Island Bakeries suffered their second consecutive defeat. Ryde II batted first in their match, making 142-4, thanks to 32* from Simon Wratten and 25* from Jadon Buckeridge, David Hands with 2-32 for IW Health Associates. In reply, J Tibbott made 32, but 2-23 from Buckeridge did early damage and IW Health Associates ended 58 runs behind, bowled out for 84. Godshi...

    Newport II inflict Bakeries first defeat of season

    20 Jan 2013 The Harwoods Renault Indoor Division Two title race was blown wide open on Sunday as Island Bakeries fell to their first defeat of the season, at the hands of Newport II. Bakeries batted first, making 109-2, with Matt Webb top-scoring with 27* and Murray Jones making 24*. In reply, Stuart Gurney and Tom Stafford both retired on 25, and Kevin Winchcombe made 24* as Newport II passed the target without loss, with three balls remaining. Godshill were the biggest winners of the night, as they beat I...

    Flat Sheet Competition

    This month we're giving registered clubs* another chance to win a Flat Sheet Cover (25x4m) from Durant Cricket. All you need to do to enter is answer the 2 simple questions below: 1) How many different sizes of Flat Sheet Cover do Durant offer? 2) What is Durant's Twitter @username? Please send your answers along with your name, the name of your Club and your County Board to natwestcricketforce@ecb.co.uk before 5pm on Friday 8 February 2013. Visit www.durantcricket.co.uk for ...

    Small Business Telecom Package

    Business Energy Direct are now pleased to offer to you the best small business telecom package in the market! Don’t think you can save money as you don’t use the telephone much? £104 year savings on line rental alone if you are still with BT, the equivalent of almost 6 months free line rental. Business Energy Direct are your one stop shop for utilities and are always looking at new ways to help our valued customers save money. We are very pleased to be able bring you a fantastic n...

    Harwoods Renault Indoor Division 1 Averages

    Please find the averages and final table for the Harwoods Renault Indoor Division 1 2012-13 season in the document below.

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    Newport complete indoor double

    13 Jan 2013 Newport have retained their Harwoods Renault indoor title after finishing the season with a four wicket win over Niton. Harris Payne took 3-29 to keep Niton down to just 90-5 from their 12 overs, Joby Wells hitting 24. In reply, Tom Dye hit 28* and Gareth Bricknell 20* as the target was chased down in the eighth over for the loss of two wickets. Ryde finished the season on a high, as they beat Ventnor by 20 runs. Ryde batted first and were aided by some early wayward bowling, 61 extras bowled by...

    Newport Drawn against Sarisbury Athletic

    Newport CC have been drawn against Sarisbury Athletic CC in the first regional round of the National ECB Indoor Cup.
    Newport will travel over to play Sarisbury on Sunday the 3rd Feb at 4.15pm at
    Fleming Park.
    We wish them well and hope to see them progress into the 2nd round of the competition.

    2013 Fixtures

    The provisional fixtures for the 2013 Harwoods Leagues and the Island Webservices & Fred Winter Cup draws are available at the following links. If you spot any issues with the fixtures please contact Tony Higgins the Competition Secretary. Harwoods League Div 1 - http://www.isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/fixtures.php?league=Harwoods_Renault_Isle_of_Wight_League_Div_I Harwoods League Div 2 - http://www.isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/fixtures.php?league=Harwoods_Renault_Isle_of_Wight_Leag...

    2013 Coaching, Umpire & Scorers Courses

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board in conjunction with the Isle of Wight Coaches Association and the Associations of Cricket Officials are running a series of course in the New Year. The proposed courses are as follows. Coaches Level 1 – February 3rd & 10th, Assessment 3rd March. All sessions (9.30 – 4.30pm). Venue Isle of Wight Indoor Centre. Cost £110pp. Includes all resource and first year CA membership. You will need to complete a First Aid and Safeguarding and Protecting Chi...

    Good Start for Under-16s

    The IWCB team is shaping up nicely in the NatWest Under-16 Indoor League at the Ageas Bowl and lie in a potential play-off position after winning four of their opening five games. With 130 runs, Josh Proctor is well placed in the league bating charts, but manager Elliott Wilson has been keen to ensure everyone gets a fair crack. “We’ve rotated the batting order so all the players get an opportunity to build an innings in a good competition,” he explained. “The Island lads are playing agains...

    Newport on verge of another indoor title

    16 Dec 2012 Newport are just one win away from consecutive indoor titles after a four wicket win over GKN. Alan Johns top scored for GKN with 45*, and had support from Mark Hartnell (29) and Ian Riley (28). Gareth Bricknell took 2-22 and Louis Payne 2-23 though and GKN finished on 148-5. GKN also started well in the field with two early wickets, and Newport needed 94 from the final seven overs. Bricknell led the charge with 44*, and after Louis (29*) and Harris Payne (26*) also retired, Newport reached the ...

    Over £27.5 million investment into community cricket

    Sport England has committed £27.5 million to get more people regularly taking part in cricket and support the next generation of talented cricketers, including women and disabled players. Sport England made a four-year investment of £20 million to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to get more people involved in the sport. The ECB will use the investment to: Support the nationwide network of 5,500 clubs to keep more club cricketers in the game for longer To esta...

    Sign Up To Natwest CricketForce 2013 Now!!!!!

    NatWest CricketForce is an England and Wales Cricket Board volunteering initiative aimed at rejuvenating cricket facilities throughout England and Wales. NatWest CricketForce encourages cricket supporters, their friends and families to give back to their local cricket club by volunteering to undertake renovation work in club houses and grounds, typically over a specific weekend before the season starts. Last year 6 Island clubs got involved and completed vital work at there clubs for the n...

    Ryde get first win over Cavaliers

    9 Dec 2012 Ryde picked up their first points of the indoor season on Sunday with a win over fellow strugglers, Ryde Cavaliers. Ryde batted first and posted a massive 190-2 from their 12 overs, Mark Oatley (44*), Stuart Robertson (30*), Donald Gordon (27*) and Lawrence Tolfrey (27*) all retiring. Early breakthroughs from Robertson (2-11) left Cavaliers in all sorts of trouble, but Graham Gregory (45*) and George Niemiec (27*) got them up to 111-2, Ryde winning by 79 runs. GKN stayed top after a tight game w...

    Club Leaders Support

    Club Leaders is part of the Olympic Legacy programme, Places People Play, and provides free training and support to those doing the day-to-day running of community sport, helping create a robust, economically sustainable and enterprising club network. Club Leaders is being delivered by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) who are working with Sport England to help improve business skills in sports clubs by bringing their knowledge and experience to the programme. The programme gives advice and su...

    Whitecroft pull out of indoor league

    6 Dec 2012 Whitecroft have today pulled out of the Harwoods Renault Indoor League. All games against Whitecroft have been wiped and the timings of future fixtures have been altered.

    ECB Club Strategy

    The ECB Club Strategy seeks to find the balance between perceived future risks to cricket clubs and what are known areas of development required for sustaining and developing the game. The work that underpins the ECB National Club Strategy sought to understand the dynamic nature of what influences a club and motivates people to progress towards a modern sporting offer within the community. The ECB National Club Strategy is intended to form a broad road map from which more detailed plans ca...

    Newport and Bakeries top indoor leagues

    2 Dec 2012 GKN have kept up their 100% record in the Harwoods Renault Indoor League with a 10 run win over Ventnor. GKN posted 130-4, with Ian Riley hitting 37* and Mark Hartnell 33*, Charlie Calloway with 2-30. Ventnor then slumped to 58-4 thanks to 2-32 from Mark Watson, but Josh Franklin (41) and Kevin Cooper (29) gave their side hope. Ventnor, however, were bowled out for 120 in the final over, ten runs short of their target. It is still Newport however that are the league leaders after a convincing wi...

    Thorne hat-trick stuns Newport II

    25 Nov 2012 Steve Thorne put in a star performance as Godshill beat Newport II for their first indoor win of the season. Godshill posted a modest 116-4, with Trev Mew hitting 35 and Thorne adding 29*, Tom Newnham taking 2-26. In reply, Newport's openers, Ellis Ridett (34) and Stuart Gurney (29) started well, but Thorne ripped through the middle order with a wonderful hat-trick, finishing with 3-20. Trev Mew also took 2-44 as Newport II were bowled out for 105. Also in Division 2, IW Prison Officers jus...

    2012 IWS&RC Achievement Awards

    Once again we have reached that time in the Sporting Calendar when all currently affiliated Clubs and Associations are invited to give suitable recognition to those members who have achieved success in their chosen sport during the past 12 months of 2012. In addition, other members who have been of service to your club may also be recognised – such as Coach, Official or Volunteer. Service over a period of years may be recognised in the Service to Sport category. This event has become a major ...

    Win a brand new Boundary Rope for your Club

    Durant Cricket has been an Official Supporter of NatWest CricketForce for over 3 years and in that time has provided fantastic offers and prizes to registered clubs. They are continuing that trend by offering a Boundary Rope as the prize for this month's NatWest CricketForce competition. To be in with a chance of winning this prize for your club* all you need to is answer the following 2 questions: 1) How many 220m coils of Durant's Boundary Ropes does it take to go round a standard...

    Newport thrash Ventnor to go top of indoor league

    18 Nov 2012 Newport have gone top of the Harwoods Renault Indoor League after a 63 run win over Ventnor. Batting first, Newport raced along to 170-4 from their 12 overs, punishing any bad bowling. Tom Dye top scored with 43 not out and had support from Gareth Bricknell (42*). In reply, Ventnor struggled to keep up with the run rate and after Harris Payne took 3-25, Newport were the obvious winners. Hugh Calloway hit 25 not out and Kevin Cooper added 24 but Ventnor finished on 107-5. Niton kept up their good...

    Niton go top after first matches

    11 Nov 2012 Niton are the early leaders of the Harwoods Renault Indoor League after a huge win over newly promoted Whitecroft. Niton posted 155-3 from their 12 overs, Tom Doble top scored with 34 not out and was ably supported by Joby Wells (31*) and Tom Wells (27*). In reply, no Whitecroft batsman could reach double figures and they were bowled out for just 32, Joby Wells taking 2-7 for Niton who came out as winners by 123 runs. Newport are second after they proved to be too strong for Ryde again. Ryde bat...

    PCA Fundraising Opportunity For ECB Affiliated Clubs

    Please find attached a PCA Masters brochure that identifies a fantastic new opportunity for ECB affiliated clubs to host a team of former international players and to raise income in the summer of 2013. Please distribute/display accordingly. The opportunity to host a special fixture against the PCA Masters is open for all clubs to consider but with a recognition that it will not be applicable or manageable for all. 1. Does your club have the ability to put together a major event proj...

    Newport win Indoor Cup

    28 Oct 2012 Newport followed up their success of last season's indoor league with a cup victory after a convincing 96-run victory over Ryde in the final. Newport batted first and started well through openers, Gareth Bricknell and Tom Dye. The latter was first to fall, as he was run out for 18 but the run rate was incredibly high and Newport were in a strong position. Harry Dye was also run out, making 20, but Bricknell returned to the dugout after retiring on 25. Harris Payne made just 6 before he was ...

    GKN win thriller to reach semi-finals

    22 Oct 2012 GKN just edged out Ryde II in the pick of the Harwoods Renault Indoor Cup Quarter-Finals. Ryde II were in a strong position after posting 160-4 from their 12 overs, with Jadon Buckeridge (28), Tom Roscoe (28*) and M. Dalloz (27) all retiring. However, in a wonderful run chase, Mark Hartnell top-scored with 29, and was aided by 28 from Alan Johns and Steve Wright, who hit 27, GKN passing the total with just one ball to spare and three wickets remaining. Newport also came out as winners after a cl...

    Newport knock holders out of Indoor Cup

    15 Oct 2012 Last season's league champions, Newport, started off their indoor campaign by knocking current holders, Niton, out of the Harwoods Renault Indoor Cup in the first round. Niton were bowled out for just 65 as only two batsmen reached double figures. Despite two early wickets, Tom Dye (29*) and Nat Riddett (17*) saw Newport home in the seventh over with four wickets remaining. Last season's runners-up, Ryde, are safely through however after thrashing Whitecroft by 152 runs. Ryde posted a ...

    Coach Development Courses

    The Isle of Wight Sports Unit are putting on a number of coaching development courses in the up coming months.

    The course they are running are: -

    Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) - 5th November 2012

    Equity in your Coaching - 12th November 2012

    Coaching Children and Young People - 21st November 2012

    Nars First Aid Appointed Person - 18th November 2012

    For time, cost and how to book please open the the link below for the information

    Club Funding Opportunity

    The Sports Development Unit has secured funding to help local sports clubs and organisations develop a local Olympic legacy. INCREASE PARTICIPATION • Are you losing adults in your club? • Does your club’s junior section need more members? • Do enough people know about your club, and what it offers? COMPETITIONS • Do you need assistance organising local competitions? • Do you need support with attending competitions or events? • Have you always wanted to hold an e...

    County Teams Presentation Evening

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board held its county age group presentation evening last Sunday (9th Sept) at Newclose CCG. The evening was hosted by the chair of the County Teams Committee Angus Robertson, he began by thanking, on behalf of the Board, all the volunteers that makes it possible to run the program each year and encouraged parents to get involved in any way possible. He went on to explain the difficulties experienced earlier in the season due to the poor weather, but went on to r...

    Fiona Chats to Lords TV

    Newclose End Of Season Picnic & Cabaret Night

    29 Sep 2012 The Friends of Newclose are hosting an end of season Picnic and Cabaret night as a thank you and farewell to the 2012 cricket season in the marquee at Newclose CCG on the 29th September. The evening will be a fun night of jokes and music with live music from Martinez – Island resident musician Paul Athey and band the Wight Hot Pipes. There will be special bar prices for the night £2 per pint and £5 per bottle of wine) in the Marquee so please refrain from bringing your own drink –...

    Fancy Becoming an Umpire?

    The Isle of Wight Association of Cricket Officials are looking to run two umpire course in the new year. The first will be a Introductory course and the second will be a Level 1 Course. The Introductory Course will run over the evening of the 7th March 2013 from 6-9pm. The course free will be £20pp The Introductory Course: - - Provides for supporters, parents and players who want to know more about the game of cricket as either an umpire or scorer. - No prior knowledge or expe...

    Safe Guarding & Protecting Children (SPC) Workshops

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board and the IW Council's Sports Unit are running a Safe Guarding and Protecting workshop each. The council workshop is on the 5th November at the Riverside Center in Newport from 6.30 - 9.30pm and is £15 a person. If you want to book a place please contact Elaine Tracey on Tel: (01983) 821000 Ext. 8738, or Elaine.Tracey@IOW.gov.uk. The Isle of Wight Cricket Board workshop is on the 22nd Jan 2013 at Newclose CCG from 6-9pm and is £20 a person ...

    Summer Prize Draw Winners

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board Prize Draw has been drawn and below are the lucky winner. All winner will be contacted in the next few days to confirm their prize and how to claim. - Godshill Organics, Veg Hamper - Graham Gosden (Tix 02493) - Hampshire CCC, 2 Tickets to a County Champ Game, with Parking - Josh Weir (Tix 03400) - Jubilee Pancakes @ Blue Door in Newport for 2 - Matt Lambourne (Tix 04624) - Cream Tea For 2 at Newclose CCG - K Pidgeon (Tix 01854) - England Cricket Team Si...

    Winter Square Maintenance

    This year has been one of the wettest cricket seasons most of us can be remember with a high number of matches lost to weather. Cancelled fixtures have left pitches unused and many clubs facing a loss of income. As the end of the season approaches club committees faced with a falling income will be looking to make savings to balance the books, and it will be tempting and indeed understandable for them to consider economising on ‘expensive’ end of season repairs to a square that has hardly bee...

    U10s Malvern Update

    The Islands U10 have started there Malvern festival with a convincing victory over Herefordshire by 7 wickets.

    The island bowled Herefordshire out for 67 and knocked the runs of for the loss of three wickets.

    More details to follow

    IWCB 3 Month Update

    IWCB Three Monthly Report July 2012. Very few people can remember a more disrupted season than the one we have experienced this year. One of our colts' cup finals has been re-arranged four times. Our thoughts must go to the groundsmen who have worked so hard to produce pitches only to have a fresh showers of rain ruin their work. Thanks go to Northwood, especially Jon and Ashley, for hosting the MCC game at the last minute. This turned out to be a very enjoyable and successful day. Th...

    Build Center Privilege Account Scheme Update

    As a cricket club registered onto the Build Center Privilege Account Scheme you will probably be aware that the business and assets of Build Center were acquired by Jewson Limited, a Saint Gobain company, on 4th November 2011. Since then, Build Center has had to operate in a stand-alone period and the Privilege Account Scheme has continued as normal. We would like to thank you for your continuing support during this time. The Build Center network is currently going through a conversion pr...

    Ventnor Battle To Victory

    The final of the Under 13 Spirit of Cricket Cup Final was finally played last week, after a number of cancellations due to the weather. Fantastic work throughout the day by the Ventnor ground staff meant that the game between Ventnor and Ryde started on time, and the full twenty overs per side were bowled. Ventnor won the toss, and chose to bat first. This looked to be a good decision as the slow, damp pitch offered nothing to the bowlers, and Ventnor openers Ross Whyte and Marcus Horton bat...

    Northwood come out on top in tense Under 15 final

    After winning the toss, Northwood started positively through openers, Ben Duggan and Joshua Procter, and had 33 on the board after five overs. However, Procter was dismissed for 23 by Harry Wratten in the sixth over for Ryde’s first wicket. Wratten finished with 1-8 in his excellent four over spell, which included two maidens. Duggan and Harry Collier hit a 51-run partnership, before the latter was well caught for 26 in the deep by Ronnie Cranfield off the bowling of Jeramy Jayerajah. Cranfi...

    Summer Prize Draw Winner

    15 Aug 2012 The Isle of Wight Cricket Board Prize Draw has been drawn and below are the lucky winner. All winner will be contacted in the next few days to confirm their prize and how to claim. - Godshill Organics, Veg Hamper - Graham Godsen (Tix 02493) - Hampshire CCC, 2 Tickets to a County Champ Game, with Parking - Josh Weir (Tix 03400) - Jubilee Pancakes @ Blue Door in Newport for 2 - Matt Lambourne (Tix 04624) - Cream Tea For 2 at Newclose CCG - K Pidgeon (Tix 01854) - England Cricket T...

    ECB Competition

    We all love playing Cricket, but how much do you know about the unwritten laws of fair play?

    Complete our quiz on the Spirit of Cricket and you'll be entered into a draw* to win a pair of England tickets or a brand new England ODI shirt.

    The competition runs until 31 May, so don't miss out on your chance to shine.

    *Prize draw is for entrants aged 11-15

    http://www.playhardplayfair.co.uk/

    Hampshire to Take on PCA Team on Isle of Wight

    Cricketing history will be made on the Isle of Wight next month when Hampshire Cricket brings over a side which is expected to be full-strength to play in their first competitive fixture on the Island for 50 years. And to add to the local interest, the team may include Ventnor’s England star, Danny Briggs and Shanklin seam bowler, David Griffiths. Twenty-year old, left-arm spinner Briggs – who was awarded his county cap at the start of the season - is the first Island-born player to represent...

    Pampered Chef Fundraiser

    Come and join us for an evening of fun and food on the 25th May, 7pm at Newclose County Cricket Ground and help raise funds for the Isle of Wight Cricket. Sample some amazing dishes and see how The Pampered Chef® can make your cooking experience more enjoyable. We’ll try high-quality kitchen tools that fit any budget, and learn tips to make cooking and entertaining easier. Plus, we’ll see how to prepare a simple but impressive recipe in no time at all. Please bring a friend! If yo...

    Cricket Diploma Course

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board and the Isle of Wight College are offering a new exciting course in Cricket. The course will allow student the chance to develop on there passion for cricket. By giving them the opportunity to develop the skills and qualifications to coach their sport, and gain practical amateur coaching experience in a wide range of Island settings, whilst studying towards nationally recognised qualifications. If you are interested and wish to find out more please come to ...

    Sky TV & WiFi for ECB Clubs

    The ECB have teamed up with Sky to offer you and fellow ECB clubs a fantastic offer on The Cloud WiFi and Sky TV. Boost your club business by offering superb WiFi access and Sky Sports at an unrivalled price. WIFI OFFER ENDS 30th APRIL 2012 All ECB clubs that take Sky TV can benefit from free WiFi in their premises – that’s nothing to pay on a monthly basis. And for ECB clubs that don’t choose to take Sky TV,we’ll discount our standard monthly rate of £35 a month. The best news is...

    Introduction 2 Scoring Course

    The Isle of Wight Association of Cricket Officials (IW ACO) are running a Introduction to scoring course on the 22nd May at Ryde School, 6-9pm for only £10 a person Course Outline •Provides for supporters, parents and players who want to know more about the game of cricket as either an umpire or scorer. •No prior knowledge or experience is required. •3 hours. •An ECB ACO Certificate of Attendance is awarded on successful completion. Maximum Number 12 To book a place please sen...

    Ryde Cavaliers Complete Double

    Ryde Cavaliers U12s completed the league and cup double last friday (20/4/12) by defeating GKN in the U12 indoor cup final at Rew Valley Sports Centre. Ryde Cavaliers had defeated the Isle of Wight Girls Team to reach the final, whilst GKN beat St Helens in the other semi final. Ryde Cavaliers skipper Ollie Neimiec won the toss and elected to bat first. Neimiec (29 no) and his fellow opener Jack Millward (27) made swift work of reaching 25 runs each and retiring, as did Joe Butcher (26 no)...

    WATER RESTRICTIONS & HOSEPIPE BAN ADVICE

    ADVISORY NOTE FOR CRICKET CLUBS As you may be aware, seven water companies in the South and East of the country (Anglian Water, South East Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Thames Water, Veolia Water Southeast, Veolia Water Central) are currently proposing to introduce a ban on the use of hosepipes from 5 April 2012. Southern Water, which serves the Isle of Wight has applied for a drought order but is currently intending to introduce a hosepipe ban only in areas of Kent and Sussex. South...

    Bat a Thon Video

    If you missed out on the world record attempt or you fancy seeing if you made the highlights video have a watch of the video.

    BAT A THON - FATBATS COMPETITION

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are pleased to announce that FATBATS Cricket Bats are supporting the world record Bat a Thon attempt on the 24th & 25th March. FATBATS will be supplying a number of bats from their range of handcrafted cricket bats for the players to use throughout the full 24hrs. "We are a family run business with a real passion for cricket and creating opportunities for people that we were very fortunate to have through being involved in the great game. We are e...

    Bat a Thon

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board County Age Group Players will be looking to set a world record for the number of cricket balls hit in 24hrs on the 24th and 25th March at the Isle of Wight Cricket Centre. As well as trying to beat the world record of 36000 hits, the players will be raising money for Sports Relief and Youth Cricket on the Island. The record attempt will start at 9am on the Saturday morning and run through to Sunday. Players have signed up to complete hour sessions where th...

    Free Cash To Spend On Your Natwest CricketForce Project

    Build Center Privilege Account Scheme is offering a chance for clubs to gain an additional £400 to spend at Build Center on materials and tools to support your NatWest CricketForce projects if you spend £100 initially. For more info and all the T&C Please read below Guidance Notes 1. Aim The Build Center Privilege Account Scheme aims to help cricket clubs make improvements to their facilities and grounds. 2. How does the Scheme work? 2.1 Build Center will issue up t...

    The Top Ten Weird Dismissals Of Cricket!!

    Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course (SPC)

    A 3 hour Sports Coach UK Safeguarding & Protecting Children course (required for Coach update) is being held on the Isle of Wight on Saturday 24 March 2012. Venue: West Wight Sports Centre, Moa Place, FRESHWATER, Isle of Wight, PO40 9XH. Tel: 01983 752168. Date: 24 March 2012 Time: 10am to 1pm Cost: £25 (based on full capacity of 20 students) Booking details: Please contact James Batchelor (IOW LCO) on 07974238066 or email: batch@melita.orangehome.co.uk NB: Minim...

    The Isle of Wight Association of Officials Needs You!!!!

    The Isle of Wight Association of Officials (IW ACO) is holding an open evening for anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a Cricket Umpire or Scorer. The evening is a chance to ‘Meet the Team’ of volunteers within Isle of Wight Cricket who support, educate and administer officials within IOW cricket. People who are perhaps new to cricket, or already involved in some way, are welcome to come along to the Isle of Wight’s own County Ground at Newclose to learn about the varied...

    Sport Relief ‘BAT-A-THON’

    23 Mar 2012 On the 24th & 25th of March the Isle of Wight County Squad Cricketers will be undertaking a sponsored 24hr “Bat-a-Thon”. The event will look to raise money to support Sports Relief and the Isle of Wight County Cricket programme. Players will be joined by Coaches, Team Managers and IWCB Representatives at the Isle of Wight Cricket Centre with the aim to hit as many balls in 24hrs Please come along and support during the day and help to raise funds for SPORT RELIEF. If you would li...

    Newclose News

    Forthcoming events Wednesday, February 22: Well-known Island historian, Derek Sprake, will be giving a fascinating talk on Isle of Wight carriers. Ever wondered how goods were transported around the Island – especially from village to village – in the 19th and early 20th centuries? Well Derek will be telling us all about the characters involved. Admission is £5 and though hot food will be available, it has been decided to make this optional. Wednesday, March 7: Paul Martin will be ho...

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    Business Energy Direct

    The nights are getting lighter and with the season fast approaching club finances are being scrutinised and pennies are being pinched to cover out of season costs. We can make sure that your club retains more money by reducing energy costs. As approved energy brokers to ECB affiliated clubs, Business Energy Direct can confirm that many clubs are now receiving the equivalent of up to 6 months free electricity and gas, after we slashed the prices previously being paid by them by as much as 50%. ...

    Briggs in England ODI Squad

    Briggs get England call-up By Clare Newman After impressing with the ball for the England Lions, during their one-day series against Bangladesh A and, more recently, in their series win over Sri Lanka A, Briggs has been selected for the full England squad for their four-match one-day series against Pakistan, which starts next Monday, and also for their three-match Twenty20 series against the same side, starting on February 23. It means that instead of playing for the Lions in their friendly...

    Saving Money on Utilities

    Business Energy Direct one of the current NatWest CricketForce official supporters is helping clubs save money on it utilities and could save your club money as well. So far they have help clubs save a combined total of £108,503.16 So far they have helped change 57 electricity contracts. 34 Gas contracts. saving on average per contract £1192.34. It takes an average of 20 minutes to complete the process (from a club perspective). This includes the initial enquiry email or conve...

    Free 2012 Calendars

    As a welcome into 2012 ECB has teamed up with The FSPSHOP.com and have made available 10 FREE 2012 cricket calendars for each of the first 750 affiliated cricket clubs to sign up! By providing you with these calendars we’re aiming to get your 2012 fundraising campaign off to a fast start. Have a look at the calendar here http://www.ecb.co.uk/development/facilities-funding/generating-income/ecb-calendar,2597,BP.html What do you need to do? 1. Sign up to receive your FREE calendars at: www....

    Half Term Coaching Courses

    This Feb Half Term at the Isle of Wight Cricket Academy there is a unique opportunity to invest in an ‘elite performance’. An ‘elite performance’ is something all can strive for no matter what level the performer. An elite performing athlete is one that consistently and effectively performs to the ceiling of their capabilities. This performance comes from knowing you have done everything possible in terms of mental and physical preparation. This course aims to assist all in achieving their ‘e...

    Make a change to your cricket club for the better!!!!

    Dear Cricket Club Official, Make a change to your cricket club for the better. How would you like your club facilities to be improved and your members rejuvenated and motivated to bring success to your club? If the answer to this question is yes, then why don’t you register free of charge and participate in NatWest CricketForce 2012. Coaches – Do you want more equipment, better nets and grass playing areas to improve your cricketers? Groundsmen – Do you want better grass playing ...

    One to One Coaching Offer

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are offering one to one coaching session at Ryde School in January, February and March for just £20 an hour. This opportunity is open to all cricketers on the Island looking to fine tune their skills before the season. The following dates and time are available: - Saturday 21st January - 8.00 - 9.00 - 9.00 – 10.00 10.00 – 11.00 Sunday 29th January 9.00 - 10.00 10.00 - 11.00 11.00 – 12.00 12.00 – 13.00 Saturday 25th February ...

    New Year Skills Courses

    From December at the Isle of Wight Cricket Academy there is a unique opportunity to invest in an ‘elite performance’. An ‘elite performance’ is something all can strive for no matter what level the performer. An elite performing athlete is one that consistently and effectively performs to the ceiling of their capabilities. This performance comes from knowing you have done everything possible in terms of mental and physical preparation. These mornings are aimed at giving high potential cricketers...

    IWCB on Facebook

    23 Nov 2011 to 2 Dec 2011 The IWCB now has a Facebook page. All the Islandd's Cricket news will be posted, along with competitions, results and courses.

    Just follow the link below

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Isle-of-Wight-Cricket-Board-LTD/260743950638890

    Christmas Cricket Courses

    This December at the Isle of Wight Cricket Academy there is a unique opportunity to invest in an ‘elite performance’. An ‘elite performance’ is something all can strive for no matter what level the performer. An elite performing athlete is one that consistently and effectively performs to the ceiling of their capabilities. This performance comes from knowing you have done everything possible in terms of mental and physical preparation. This course aims to assist all in achieving their ‘elite ...

    Harwoods Renault Indoor League 2011-2012

    Results 5th February 2012 Division 1 GKN II 110-5, Island Bakeries 70-6 (GKN II won by 40 runs) Ryde Cavaliers 151-1, SVYC 119-6 (Ryde Cavaliers won by 32 runs) Newport I 95-6, GKN I 100-3 (GKN I won by three wickets) Ventnor deducted 2 pts for not fielding a team twice Report With the league trophy already guaranteed another summer in the Newport trophy cabinet, GKN I continued their late season run of form and took full advantage of an underpar Newport side to record their fifth wi...

    Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop

    A Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop has been arranged on Monday 5 December 2011 at the Riverside Centre, Newport (craft workshop room) from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. This course is ideal for Welfare officers and coaches who need to renew theirs if it has been over three years since they took the course. For anyone that is interested can I ask that attendees complete the attached booking form and return to the Sports Unit by FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER. Payment of £15.00 ...

    Niton win Indoor Cup

    Niton claimed the Harwoods Renault Indoor Cup at Fairway Sports Complex last Sunday with a comprehensive win over favourites Ryde I in the final. Niton batted first and despite suffering an early upset, losing opener Joby Wells with just 8 runs on the board, went on to post a competitive 127-5, Guy Wells (34no) and Tom Doble (40) inflicting most of the damage. Ryde’s reply started brightly, matching Niton’s run-rate in the first half of the innings leaving the match well poised, despite the lo...

    Jake Picks Up the John Millett Memorial Trophy

    Ventnor's Jake George, 17, just pipped Bournemouth's Michael Porter (665 runs) to win the John Millett Memorial Trophy, awarded to the Southern Electric Premier League 'Young Cricketer of the Year.' The Portsmouth Grammar School sixth former, who helped Hampshire YCs win the ECB 50-over Cup this season, scored 667 Premier League runs for the Hampshire Academy, including a career-best 154 against Bashley (Rydal) and an unbeaten 141 against Andover. His innings against Bashle...

    Peter Brown Selected for England's Tour of South Africa

    The England and Wales Cricket Board today named the Islands Disability Captain Peter Brown in the 14 player squad to represent England Learning Disabilities in the Tri-Series Tournament in South Africa. The Squad will be lead by wicketkeeper Gavin Randall will play four 40-over matches against South Africa and Australia with the two teams who amass the most points playing in the Tournament final on Saturday 26th November. Peter along with the rest of thew squad will be looking to impress H...

    2011/12 County Squad Nominations Open

    The County Teams Committee are looking for nominations for the 2011/12 squads.

    All players are required to completed a nomination form whether they are being nominated for the first time or have been in previous squads.

    Trials will be help the week beginning the 31st October 2011 at the Isle of Wight Academy (Full details can be found on the nomination form)

    Could Your Cricket Ground Be Under Threat

    The attached draft below is the new national planning framework which is currently going through the legislative process. This policy proposal will affect every level of the game and has serious consequences for sport. Please see the attached letter from Bruce Cruse (ECB National Funding and Faciltiies Manager), addressed to everybody involved in the game which outlines the proposed changes to the planning process and the impact it will have. We would be grateful if you could make your club...

    Ventnor Win Isle fo Wight County Press Cup

    The final rounds of the Isle of Wight County Press U11 Cup were settled all on one day as both semi finals and the final were all played at Cowes CC. The first semi final saw Ryde take on Northwood. Ryde won the toss and decided to have a bat on a lovely sunny morning. Ryde’s 4 pairs all contributed and put on 285 from their 16 overs for the loss of 5 wickets (Ben Shaw 7no, Marcus Otty 5no and Tom Beasley 5no. James Whitewood 2-18 & Jason Gane 2-21). Northwood struggled early on and lost wic...

    COACHING SESSION WITH MARK RAMPRAKASH

    WIN A COACHING SESSION WITH MARK RAMPRAKASH AT YOUR CRICKET CLUB ASDA, proud sponsor of Kwik Cricket are offering one lucky cricket club the chance to win an hour’s coaching session with England and Surrey legend, Mark Ramprakash for your U11 cricketers. What’s more there are 50 ASDA Kwik Cricket sets also up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is register at www.asda-kwikcricket.co.uk and sign your cricket club up as a team in the community section on the websi...

    An Evening With Martin Bodenham

    Isle of Wight Association of Cricket Officials Presents An Evening with Martin Bodenham on Monday 3rd October 2011 Newport Football Club 7:30pm start. Martin Bodenham is a former FIFA and Premier League Football Referee who’s career spanned many years and culminated in appointments such as the 1997 League Cup Final between Leicester City and Middlesbrough. Retirement came a year later in1998 and in 2001 he became the first ever head of refereeing for the county of Sussex. He was also a Premi...

    NatWest Secret Cricketer

    In the last few months our International T20/ODI and CricketForce sponsor NatWest have been working on a hilarious digital campaign called The Secret Cricketer....a brief background on the story for you.... In 2006, Goldsborough Cricket Club 2nds suffered the worst score in modern English recreational cricket. Their defeat to Dishforth Cricket Club resulted in ten of their batsmen getting out for a duck and the last man left stranded on zero. That year Dishforth went up a division, Goldsbor...

    League Success And More For Arreton CC

    Arreton Cricket Club have secured the Harwoods Division 3 Title for 2012. A title won through team effort with no one player standing out. The season took off after their 2nd game which was against Shanklin. This victory kicked started their season and developed a strong team spirit which has seen them through some tough games, but ultimatly to the title. Amongst the stand out performances for the season has been James Cullingworths 110 against Cowes and Kieran Tarrants has lead the stro...

    Callum Miller - Star of Cornwall

    Callum Miller produced his best performance for the IW u17s against Cornwall in a two day championship game. On a slow and damp wicket Callum came on to bowl when the total was on 53-2 off 14 overs. He bowled a double wicket second over then another one fell in the 4th,5th,6th and 8th over bringing his figures to an impressive 9-0-25-6. He then opened the batting with J Cheek and put on 37 for the first wicket. Callum battled on facing strong appeals and intimidating behaviour from Cornwa...

    SUMMER CRICKET COURSES

    Improve Your Cricket Skills and Enjoy 2 sessions of Coaching and Games

    COURSE A FOR PLAYERS UNDER 11 YEARS OLD - Softball Tuesday and Wednesday 23rd and 24th August
    2pm to 5pm
    £25

    COURSE B FOR PLAYERS 11 TO 15 YEARS OLD - Hardball
    Wednesday and Thursday 10th and 11th August
    2pm to 5pm
    £25
    Protective kit needed for this course.

    To book please complete the form attached

    Audience with Henry Olonga

    Henry Olonga will be at Castlehold Baptist Church, Newport on Sat 20th August at 7.30 pm.

    Henry will be talking about his cricketing career, his black armband protest and also how his faith has helped shape some of his actions.

    As an added “treat” he will also be singing a number of pieces (But NOT Nessan Dorma) and there will also be a audience question & answer session in the evening.

    If interested in attending please contact Nigel Cox on nigel.vbc@talktalkbusiness.net.

    Bell Rings Loud For Northwood In Final

    Dan Bell took a career best of 7 for 15 from his 4 overs to secure Northwood the U15 ECB cup and himself the man of the match award. With Ryde Cavs winning the toss and deciding to bat their opens started strongly, Halder 22 and Davison 14 made it look like it was a good toss to win. But once Halder was bowled by Ivory the wickets started to fall regularly and it was Bell that did the damage ripping through the middle order and leaving Ryde Cavs on 78 for 9 at the end of their 20 overs. ...

    Girls Come and Play Cricket with Charlotte Edwards

    The England Women's Cricket Captain is visiting the Island to help promote women's and girls cricket on the Island. Charlotte Edwards will be leading a coaching session at Newclose Cricket Ground starting around 6 pm, free to attend. This session is open to women and girls already playing cricket and those who wish to give it ago for the first time. So why not bring you mum or teacher down as well. All equipment will be supplied so there is no reason not to come, just turn up and ...

    ECB & MCC Stamping on Bad Behaviour

    ECB and MCC announce plans to stamp out bad behaviour in junior cricket ECB and MCC today announced a new joint initiative – ‘Play Hard, Play Fair and Stay in the Game’ aimed at improving standards of behaviour in junior cricket. The initiative, which is also supported by PCA, ESCA and the HMC Schools, has been devised to help educate youngsters about the challenges they may face as players or as captains and promote a wider acceptance and understanding of the ‘Spirit of Cricket.’ Drawn...

    FIRST AID COURSE - 26th July

    The IWCB are running a First Aid course at Newclose CCG on the 26th July, 6 - 9pm, £20 per person. The course will be based around basic first aid and CPR and be run by trainers from St John's Ambulance. All attendees will get a certificate for attending the course.

    If you need to book a place on the course please email Stuart at stuart.chatfield@ecb.co.uk to book your place.

    TON FOR CHATFIELD

    A sparkling century from Freddie Chatfield helped the Island's Under 13 team to a 93 run victory at Newclose on Sunday against a strong Aldro School side. Aldro won the toss and put the Island in to bat in overcast conditions. An early breakthrough with the score on just 5 seemed to justify the decision to bowl but then a 60 partnership between captain Ben Duggan(20) and Chatfield put the Island in control. When Duggan departed, Chatfield put on another three good partnerships, firstly of...

    DUGGAN CARRIES BAT FOR U13s

    The Island Under 13 side opened their season with a trip just across the water to play a strong Portsmouth Grammar School Side that included Hampshire player & former Island skipper, Jadon Buckeridge. PGS batted first in glorious sunshine and were soon in trouble when Harry Wratten bowled one of their openers with the score on 19. Buckeridge then came to the crease and he and his partner batted very competently to put on a hundred partnership. Both players reached 50 before retiring and it w...

    National Survey

    Help us save you money!! The Sport and Recreation Alliance is surveying sports clubs to assess their financial health (find out more about the Sport and Recreation Alliance). Completing this survey will allow us, and the Alliance (on our behalf) to campaign for reduced rates of VAT for sports clubs, lower utility rates, alcohol licensing costs, music licensing costs, drainage charges, Gift Aid, improvements to the CASC scheme, access to facilities and other important issues for clubs. Only wit...

    Bishop Lovett suffer Whyte wash!

    Ventnor Middle School Boys followed up the success of their Girls when they completed a clean sweep of the Island Schools U13 Indoor Cricket trophies. They defeated Bishop Lovett MS in a very exciting final, scoring the 3 runs required off the last available ball of the match, for a 2 wicket victory. Bishop Lovett had scored 90-2, with James Attrill making a steady 22no, and for most of Ventnor’s innings it looked enough. With 2 overs to go and with just 2 wickets remaining, Ventnor needed 3...

    Ventnor Middle Girls Wins through to Lords

    The South and West finals of The Lady Taverners Girls’ National Under 13 Indoor Cricket Competition came to an exciting close last week (Monday 21 March) at the University of West England, Bristol, with Ventnor Middle School from the Isle of Wight booking their place in the final at Lord’s, the spiritual home of cricket. 46 schools from across the UK are competing in a series of five U13s regional heats to reach the national finals at Lord’s on 11 May. Ventnor Middle School took overall vi...

    Coaches Conference

    The Isle of Wight Coaches Association is running a one day conference for all Island coaches on the 17th April @ Isle of Wight Cricket Academy, Ventnor. The conference will be a chance for coaches to here and try out some of the new thinking around coaching and pick up lots of new ideas to keep you club coaching fresh. The ECB Regional Training Manager, Gary Worgan will be doing a presentation on the new Howzat resource and a session on developing fielders. The final session will be based ...

    Friend selected for Unicorns

    Islander Tom Friend has made the 29-man squad for the 2011 Unicorns squad. Tom will be in with a chance of playing in the 2011 Clydesdale Bank 40 competition against Nottinghamshire, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Essex, Somerset and Lancashire who make up grouC of the competition. The Unicorns, whose team is comprised entirely of players without first-class contracts, made their debut in last season’s competition and managed three victories, including a memorable six-wicket triumph over Sus...

    Umpires Level 1 Course

    The IWACO are looking to run a Level 1 Umpires course starting towards the end of March 2011

    The course will be on the following dates: -
    24th, 31st March and 7th, 14th April
    Time: 6.30-9.30pm each date.
    Cost: £40 include ACO Membership for a year
    Venue: TBC

    To book a place please contact Stuart Chatfield on stuart.chatfield@ecb.co.uk

    ECB Update on Vetting & Barring

    We have recently received a few queries regarding the announcement today from Nick Clegg in relation to the Freedom Bill. The Government commissioned a review to consider if there was a need to remodel the Vetting and Barring Scheme / CRB process. The ECB, along with other sports, have been involved in various consultations with the Government, ISA and CRB over the winter and contributed as fully as possible to the review. The outcome of this review was announced this morning by Nick Clegg ...

    Gift Aid Changes for CASC Clubs

    In just under 2 months time the cash refund on donations to registered clubs will go down by 3.25%. Cricket clubs which are charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs ( CASCs) can claim tax rebates under Gift Aid on individual donations. Currently for every £100.00 given by a basic rate taxpayer £25.00 can be reclaimed with HM Revenue & Customs paying a supplement of £3.20 making a total of a £28.20 cash refund. From 6th April 2011 this supplement will en...

    ECB's View from the Middle

    The ECB Autumn edition of View from the Middle can be watch view the link below.

    View from the middle gives an overview of all things ECB.

    Clubs Seminar Follow Up

    The IWCB would like to thank for you for giving up your time to attend the Club Development Seminar; I hope you found the evening both interesting and enlightening in your cricket clubs development. The seminar presentation can be found on the Isle of Wight Cricket Board website in the news section and attached above. The aim of this email is to provide you with further information on the ECB's vCricket concept. I attach a poster that I would be most grateful if you could display in you...

    Natwest Cricektforce

    The latest Natwest Cricketforce newsletter is attached.

    Articles of interest are: -

    BT VOLUNTEER SUPPORT

    DDC COMP. WINNERS

    WEAVER FLOORING OFFER

    NATWEST CRICKETFORCE DVD

    BOWCOM - 15% discount off the list price

    T SHIRTS for the first 1750 registered clubs

    All Your FAQs answered

    2nd Hand Cricket Shop

    If you have any cricket equipment, bats, pads, gloves, protective gear or county shirts that you don’t use or have grown out of and it is in good condition then why not donate it to support Island youth cricket. All profits will go back into supporting youth cricket. You can either: - Donate with all money from the sale going to Youth Cricket Or Donate with a price you would like to get for the item. We will add between 5 to 10 pounds. You will get your price, with the rest going t...

    Scorers Course

    The Isle of Wight Association of Officials is running a Level 1 Scorers Course in the New Year. Dates: Feb 24th March 3rd, 10th, 17th 7 24th (Must attend all dates) Time: 7-9pm Cost: £30 includes membershipto ACO Venue Newclose CCG To Book please send in cheque and Booking Form attached below. More information and an outline of the course can be found below Level 1 is intended to demonstrate the fundamental information needed for any scorer to progress. The two key objective...

    Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course (SPC)

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are running two Safeguarding and Protecting Courses for Clubs. Dates: 9th March 2011 27th April 2011 Time: 6.30-9.30pm Cost: £20pp (Includes all resources) Venue: TBC Course Suitable For: - 16+ Course Aimed At: - Adult Team Captains, Junior Team Managers, Club Welfare Officers and anyone that has regular contact with under 18s. To Book please complete the booking form at the bottom right of the page and send back with the appro...

    Isle of Wight Club Seminar

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board & the ECB invites you to attend the greatest opportunity you have for improving your club and increasing the number of your volunteers! - Does your pavilion and ground need rejuvenating? - Do you dream about attracting more volunteers? - Do you want information on Funding and Fund Saving? NO MONEY…. NO PROBLEM! The Isle of Wight Club Development Seminar is the answer!! DON’T MISS OUT!!! You are invited to attend the IWCB CLUB DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR...

    Briggs makes England Lions Squad

    The England selectors today named the England Lions squad for the tour of the West Indies, beginning in January. All players currently involved with the England Performance Programme and not included in the England one-day squad for the series against Australia have secured a place in the squad with Ravi Bopara (Essex), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire) and James Harris (Glamorgan) also included. Steven Finn (Middlesex) will undertake the first half of the tour with Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) repl...

    Tolfey's Tour - Adelaide

    Dear Friends How different from my last away Ashes trip. The England victory in Adelaide seemed never to be in doubt. The predicted thunderstorms on Day 5 were two hours too late to save the Australians. The press coverage here has been typically damning. Heads must roll. The Barmy Army are more off their heads than usual and this time they really have something to celebrate. I think the most memorable incident “on the field” was the last ball on the 4th day. The Aussie vice-captain ...

    Tolfrey's Tour - Brisbane

    My Dear Old Things I’ve been reminded that I haven’t reported back home. Well, at least one person mentioned it. So I’ve fired up the laptop and tried to remember what’s been happening on the first week of my trip this time. My journey from the Island to the airport was unusual. My son-in-law Craig kindly offered to give me a lift, on condition that I helped him deliver 4 alpacas which we towed in a trailer to a posh village in Hampshire. The creatures were safely released into a field, b...

    Briggs Continues Good Form

    Craig Kieswetter clubbed five sixes in a superb century as the England Performance Programme completed an impressive seven-wicket win over a Western Australia XI at Lark Hill. The hosts resumed on 175 for eight - a lead of 223 - but added just 24 to their total before being dismissed, leaving the EPP with a target of 248 for victory. Hampshire spinner Danny Briggs claimed both of the wickets to fall this morning and finished with excellent match figures of 7-106. Kieswetter then took ce...

    Coaching Course - UKCC Level 2

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board is looking to run a UKCC Level 2 Coaching Course in early 2011. If you are interested please completed the form at the bootom and return to Stuart. Chatfield stuart.chatfield@ecb.co.uk by the end of 31st Jan 2011. Once we have an indication of interest we will organise dates, times and venue with those interested and look to help with funding if possible for the course. Costs will be as follows Normal Cost = £270 Club Marked Club = £250 C...

    Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course

    The Cricket Board is running two Safeguarding & Protecting Children Courses in the new year. 9th March 2011 & 27th April 2011 Both 6.30-9.30pm Venue: TBC Cost: £20 pp To book a place please email stuart.chatfield@ecb.co.uk and send payment to IWCB, Newclose, Blackwater Rd, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 3BE. Payment must be here before the course. Anyone that completed this course three or more years ago will need to attend the course to refresh. Individuals that n...

    Briggs star for EPP

    Danny Briggs claimed outstanding figures of 4-9 and Craig Kieswetter smashed a rapid half-century as the England Performance Programme coasted to a six-wicket victory over Western Australia A in their latest tour game. Briggs - making his EPP debut - was the pick of the bowlers as the home side were skittled for just 98 in 33.1 overs. The EPP wasted little time in chasing down their meagre target, with the powerful Kieswetter scoring the team’s first 50 runs before falling for 51 off 30 de...

    Sky Offer

    Complete the perfect cricket experience with Sky Whether it's relaxing before a cricket match or winding down after, having Sky in your club will ensure the entertainment you provide to your members is first class. Join Sky and you can access a fantastic range of channels. Create an electric atmosphere with live sports and keep members coming back for more. Generate a buzz and attract new members with quality music channels, live news and entertainment programming. Superb bene...

    Indoor League 2010-11

    8 Mar 2011 Results, 6th March 2011 Division 2 Ryde Cavaliers Nomads 58-6, Northwood 59-0 (Northwood won by 6 wickets) Ryde Cavaliers Veterans 96-4, Newport II 79-4 (Ryde Cavaliers Veterans won by 17 runs) Godshill 106-5, IW Prison Officers 97-6 (Godshill won by 9 runs) GKN II 167-4, IW Health Associates 86-6 (GKN II won by 81 runs) Report Northwood claimed the Harwoods Renault Indoor League Division 2 title at Ryde Sports Centre last Sunday, with an unexpectedly easy victory over third placed Ryde...

    The Zone

    Welcome to the Zone Rapidly Improve Chosen Aspects of your Cricket Game through Video Feedback The use of video and video feedback has long been recognised as a way of rapidly improving either your own technique or that of the players you coach. "It's good to have a coach or someone standing by that knows your game. To have it explained to you is one thing; to see it for yourself and be able to identify yourself what you are doing is fantastic." Ricky Ponting The Isle ...

    NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ISLE OF WIGHT CRICKET BOARD LIMITED.

    The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Isle of Wight Cricket Board Limited will be held on Monday 22nd November, 2010 at the Newclose County Cricket Ground, Blackwater Road, Newport at 7.30p.m. Please find attached an agenda for the Annual General Meeting, together with a copy of the minutes of the AGM held last year, and a copy of the unaudited accounts for the financial year ended 30th September, 2010. Item 8 of the agenda covers the election of Officers for the Isle of Wight Crick...

    National Club Seminar

    The ECB would like to invite your cricket club to visit the national self build and renovation centre in Swindon on Saturday 27th November 2010 where you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and get ahead in the game of sustainable and affordable construction. There will be ECB staff there to discuss what support there is available across the following areas of the game. • Funding and income generation - Speak to ECB staff who will be present to offer you support • Fac...

    Newport retain Indoor Cup

    Newport successfully retained the Harwoods Renault Indoor Cup with a straight-forward victory over reigning league champions Ventnor. Batting first, Ventnor lost a succession of early wickets, including losing Martin Blackman to a superb catch by Gareth Bricknell, and were 27-4 after four overs. Opener Adam Hose (52) kept the scoreboard moving, the Ventnor innings ending on an under-par 85 all out after 9 overs. Knowing they only needed to bat steadily to claim the silverware Newport had a minor...

    Jamie Awarded With Contract

    Ryde Cricket Club youngster Jamie Miller has been rewarded for all his hard work in the last few years by being awarded the Hampshire Academy Player of the Year. The award was presented to Jamie, who has now headed for his 2nd winter in Australia, at the Hampshire Player Awards night at the Rose Bowl in front of the whole Hampshire squad. After returning to England and the Isle of Wight in 2007, Jamie joined Ryde Cricket Club and began to impress immediately. He earned himself a 1st XI spot...

    County Teams - Age Group Nominations

    The Isle of Wight County Teams Committee are looking for nomination from Individuals, Clubs and Schools for boys and girls wishing to trial for the County Teams. Trials will be held at the Isle of Wight Cricket Academy in Ventnor, starting the week beginning the 18th October. More detals below Trial Dates Age Group Date Time U10/11 Mon 25 Oct 5.30pm – 7.30pm U12 Tue 19 Oct 5.30pm – 7.30pm U13 Tues 2 Nov 6pm – 8pm U14 Wed 3 Nov 6pm – 8pm U15 Mon 1 Nov 6pm – 8pm U17 Thurs 4 Nov 6pm – ...

    Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cricket Coaching Assistant

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are looking to run a Level 1 Coaching Course through November. Venue: Isle of Wight Academy Time: 10 - 5pm (All dates) Dates: October 30 & 31st. Assessment 7th Nov 2010 Prerequisites: First Aid, Good Practice Child Protection & Verified CRB Cost: £130 pp The course is aimed at beginner coaches who will be able to ‘assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision’. This role may includ...

    Volunteers Film

    The ECB vCricket programme has produced a short promotional film to attract volunteers to the game and to highlight some of the rewards that you can gain through volunteering within cricket.

    If you wish to speak to someone about either finding volunteers or volunteering with in cricket please contact the boards volunteer co-ordinator Graham Sprack on graham.sprack@btinternet.com

    Bembridge Takes Fred Winter Cup

    In an exciting match Bembridge were bowled out for 192 in the 39th over, some 50 runs short of their ideal target. J.Brown was the bowler responsible for keeping the score down by taking 5 wickets for 28 runs. These included 3 ducks which devastated Be bridges’ middle order. Whitecroft started off at a gallop with Potts and Jupe putting on 54 in the first 6 overs. A change of bowlers slowed their progress. When Chris Hebberd got Andy Potts caught for 34 Whitecroft began to struggle. Then 15...

    Natwest Financial Club Guide

    Please find attached the ECB's & Natwest new finance guide, designed to assist all affiliated cricket clubs.

    It is designed to be up dated each year, so will be a useful guide to running your clubs finances

    Speak Up Against Surface Water Charges

    The ECB have been directly fighting a major campaign against unfair surface water charges, particularly for those clubs in Cornwall as certain Water Utility Companies targeted sports clubs in an apparent attempt to set a precedent. Whilst the ECBs campaign was largely successful (and the support from some South Western counties in particular was vital in achieving this). Boards and Clubs now have the opportunity to influence legislation through a consultation exercise being conducted by DEF...

    Cash Back incentive for clubs

    The final step on the road to Lord’s is nearly here. Get a group of your team mates and friends together for a great day out and we will give your Club up to 50% cashback on your tickets The south-coast rivals, Hampshire and Sussex, met at Lord’s in 2009 for the county showpiece final. This season’s new 40 over final promises to be another spectacular event as the counties compete to make it to the Home of Cricket in September. Get a group together from your Club and not only wi...

    NatWest CricketForce Fundraiser

    Thank you for helping make NatWest CricketForce 2010 a huge success and another record breaking year. Through the hard work of County Boards and the wider club network, NatWest CricketForce is now the largest volunteer initiative in British sport with 85,000 volunteers taking part. An estimated £35m of volunteer time, discounted products, consultancy fees and professional services were invested into the 1,642 clubs who took part. To further help recreational cricket clubs in their que...

    ISLAND CUT NEW FOREST DOWN TO SIZE

    The Isle of Wight over50 cricket team travelled to New Milton to play a New Forest over50 Xl on Wednesday 7th July. In cool, overcast conditions the Island captain Mike Watson won the toss and elected to bat . In their allotted 40 overs the Island compiled an excellent 267-4 with superb contributions from T. Mew (102) and N. Morey (111 not out) and a cameo 30 not out from C.Wade In reply the New Forest , chasing nearly 7 an over, set off positively with notable innings from R Wilkins (90...

    HOWZAT! HARWOODS RENAULT BOWLS OVER THE ISLAND’S CRICKET FANS!

    Cricket fans won’t be stumped as local Renault dealer Harwoods has found a new way to support the island’s thriving sporting community. The dealership in Wootton already sponsors the senior Isle of Wight Cricket leagues, and has now put its name on the actual cricket stumps. Harwoods Renault Sales Director, Paul Hunt, said: “We are all big cricket fans at Harwoods and are always looking for ways of supporting the local league. We thought it would be a good idea to help out with one of th...

    Summer Coaching Programme

    Are you aged between 9-11 and want to play cricket? If yes, then get booked onto one of the three 10 week cricket coaching courses starting in August. The Isle of Wight Cricket Board with support from Sports Unlimited are running three 10 week coaching camps, details below. - Cowes High School Sports Hall: 9.30 - 11am. 28th August for 10 weeks. - Sandown High School Sports Hall: 10 - 11.30am. 28th August for 10 weeks - Carisbrooke High School Sports Hall: 12noon - 1.30pm. 28th August ...

    Sucsess for Isle of Wight U15

    On the hottest day of the year the IWCB U15 team played Oxfordshire in the ECB County Cup. The Island won the toss and put Oxfordshire into bat first. Gary Cooper and Mark Millwood opened the bowling and restricted the opening partnership to 15 runs off the first 11 overs. K Thompson came on to bowl his spell of 9 overs in the 20th over and pick up 4 wickets, supported by some brilliant catching from Barney Tyler in slip and Oliver Thompson in the outfield. A very good fielding performan...

    Non Focus Club Survey

    As part of the ECB ongoing research into club cricket and to help shape the new ECB's club strategy, The ECB are currently undertaking research with non focus clubs. They have a BT secondee coordinating this called Michele Daniel who is contacting many non focus clubs direct by telephone. They have also put the research survey on line (see link below) which you can view complete if a non focus clubs. All clubs completing the survey will be put into a prize draw for a mobile net ...

    My Own Tutor Link up with Island Cricket

    We are delighted to announce a sponsorship deal with the learning support company My Own Tutor. Education is a subject which is never far away from the news, and Isle of Wight Cricket Board believes very strongly in encouraging children in their schoolwork as well as in progressing in cricket through the work we do with clubs, schools and county squads throughout the county. My Own Tutor provides tutoring in English and Maths for children between 5 and 16 at a very affordable price for the w...

    Summer Prize Draw

    The prize list for the Summer Draw is increasing week by week, below is a list of prizes and who has donated the prize. A massive thank you to those who have generously donated to the prize list. Tickets can be purchased from the following clubs, Newport CC, Northwood CC, Ryde Cavaliers CC, CHOSB CC, Freshwater CC and GKN CC. - Golf for 4 at Newport GC - Newport Golf Club - Gunn & Moore Cricket Bag - IDML - Hampshire Signed Shirt 2010 Squad - Hampshire CCC - 4 Tickets to ...

    Gloucestershire - Cricket Development Officer Position

    Gloucestershire Cricket Board are adding to its development team , by advertising for a further Cricket Development Officer to over see the development of clubs and schools.

    If you would like to find out more about the above position you will find a Job Description and Advert attached below, which have details of the application process

    Wicket Keeping Coaching

    The IWCB in conjunction with the Isle of Wight Coaches Association (IWCA) are offering all Island wicket keepers the chance to receive some expert coaching from Mervyn Jones & Mark Whyte, one of the leading wicket keepers in the Southern Electric Premier Leagues. The sessions are open to both senior and colt wicket keepers Time: 6-7.30pm Venue: Newclose CCG Cost: £5 (payment on the night) Dates: June 29th Only To book please contact Stuart Chatfield on Stuart.Chatfield@...

    Stolen Sightscreen

    A club in Essex has had a sightscreen stolen.
    If anyone is offered or has purchased a sightscreen since Saturday 23rd May they may like to investigate the source of the sightscreen and if you have any concerns please contact Dean Barwick, Dean.Barwick@marsh.com



    The Brian Gardener Grassroots Isle of Wight Cricket Fund - Club Fundraising Opportunity

    Brian Gardener has set up and is running with the Hampshire and IOW Community Foundation the “Brian Gardener Grassroots Isle of Wight Cricket Fund”. Brian have already donated £20,000 into this fund which under a government arrangement which expires at the end of March 2011, this donation qualifies for extra Gift Aid of 28% and the whole amount is then doubled by the government. The Fund now stands at £51,200 and was registered, set up and invested on 1st April 2010. Brian’...

    Volvo Eco Challenge

    The Volvo Eco Challenge has been rewarding sailing clubs for the past three years for eco projects at their clubs. Now Volvo Car UK is inviting clubs from all sports to apply for these grants. • Best overall project prize £5,000 • 9 awards of £1000 • Additional funding will be available for Highly Commended projects Television personality Chris Packham is the Volvo Eco Challenge Ambassador. Chris, TV presenter, author and wildlife photographer, works with the Volvo Eco Chall...

    Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cricket - Coaching Assistant

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are looking to run a Level 1 Coaching Course through out June. Venue: Newclose CCG Time: 6-9pm Dates: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June & 5th July Prerequisites: First Aid, Good Practice Child Protection & Verified CRB Cost: £130 pp The course is aimed at beginner coaches who will be able to ‘assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision’. This role may include running warm ups, cool down...

    Betapak Supporting Island Cricket

    Betapak are offering to bring their “one-stop-shop” philosophy to the Islands cricket clubs, to save our clubs time and money. Betapak stock a huge range of general and specialist products which includes Stationery, Packaging, Paper (Napkins, Toilet rolls, Hand towels), Cleaning and Janitorial, Office Furniture (New and Second-hand), Café furniture, Catering Disposables, Catering durables, Catering Equipment, Light bulbs, First Aid, Retail Sundries, Cleaning Materials, Bespoke printin...

    Harwoods Renault League week 3

    Newport went to the top of the league with a comprehensive 10 wicket defeat of Ventnor III at Steephill. The home side scored 158 for 8 but this total was surpassed by the Newport openers Stuart Gurney 47 not out and T Dye 75 not out in 22 overs. For Newport Ashley Brett took 3 for 20. Defending Champions Northwood suffered a surprise 5 wicket home defeat to Cowes. Hugh Calloway scored his second not out hundred in 3 innings with 105 as Cowes pulled off the shock win. N Heelan 54 and D Neal 6...

    View from the Middle

    Please find below a link to the latest edition of View from the Middle - providing you with an update on the ECBs key developments during the first quarter of 2010.

    Women's International Poster

    England Ladies are playing a number of International Games over the Summer. One of the games is just across the water at the Rose Bowl where England will be taking on New Zealand in a 20/20 game on the 1st July starting at 3.10pm.

    The game will be followed by a Hampshire 20/20 game against Glamorgan Dragons.
    Visit www.rosebowlplc.com for ticketing information

    2010 County & Newclose Fixture Cards

    Please find a copy of the latest Isle of Wight County Fixture Card and the Newclose CCG Fixture Card attached,

    The Nestle 'Get Set Go Free Promotion'

    The Nestle 'Get Set Go Free Promotion' has the potential to bring new members to your club. This promotion is aimed to fit in with programmes currently running at your club. You are not expected to put on extra classes. The Aim is to filter new members into your club as long as the initial session is free. Potential new members would see your details on www.nestle.co.uk offering a free Cricket session. They would then contact you to check if there is availability and if so t...

    Newclose County Cricket Ground – Pre Season Dinner

    Newclose will be holding its 2010 pre-season dinner on Friday 30th April. Former England and Warwickshire opening bowler, Gladstone Small, has agreed to be our guest speaker for the evening. Tickets are available at the following prices: Table of ten £320 including vat Individual Tickets £35 per head including vat The evening will commence at 7.00pm for 7.30pm with Gladstone speaking after the meal, at approximately 10.00pm. Funds from...

    Clubs Meeting

    The clubs meeting on the 13th April at Newclose will be where clubs can collect their 2010 Handbooks and balls for the 2010 season.

    Clubs Meeting
    Date 13th April 2010
    Venue: Newclose CCG
    Time: 7pm

    ECB STATEMENT ON LISTED EVENTS

    On 19 March 2009 the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) submitted its response to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s consultation document on the Review of Free-to-Air Listed Events following the report of an Advisory Panel that the Ashes should be listed for free-to-air television and all other cricket removed from the B list that covers terrestrial highlights. In recent weeks the ECB has been contacted from bodies across the sport, including First Class Counties, County Board...

    Tax rebates for CASCs – Act now

    Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that receive donations with nothing given in return can get tax rebates for the last 6 years provided they were registered when the donation was received. They must however make a claim before 31st March 2010 since after that date they can only go back 4 years. One of the benefits of being a CASC is that Gift Aid is available so that a donation of £10.00 can result in a tax refund of £2.82: cricket clubs have often overlooked this but now is...

    JustGiving for Sports Clubs

    JustGiving have teamed up with Sport England and the CCPR to bring our service to Community Amateur Sports Clubs, also known as CASCs for free! How can JustGiving help your club? · You can raise money more easily, quickly and efficiently. · We make claiming Gift Aid easy, as we do all the administration for you. · HMRC have estimated that only 10% of CASCs are utilising their ability to claim Gift Aid! · Our payments are weekly, so you know when they are comin...

    Isle of Wight Coaches Association AGM Notice

    The Isle of Wight Coaches Association is holding its AGM meeting on the 25th March at Newclose County Cricket Ground.

    All coaches are welcome to attend the meeting which starts at 7pm.

    London 2012 - Island Open Weekend 2010

    To celebrate London 2012, each year in the build up to the games the Olympic Organisers host an annual UK-wide celebration counting down to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. ‘Open Weekend 2010’ will take place on 23 - 25 July, as we start the countdown to two years to go to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Open Weekend 2010 hopes to inspire others to get involved in sport, art and culture across the UK. This year London2012 are asking for organisations (including sports club...

    Cricket Club Insurance

    Dear Cricket Club Official/s Please find attached the latest insurance information from Marshall Wooldridge, Extra Cover, the Official Insurance Scheme for The ECB. In the light of many previous challenges and recent flood damage faced by cricket clubs the ECB are keen to ensure that all affiliated clubs are adequately insured and at the best available rates. With this in mind please read below and attached information. Cricket clubs will/may have their own insurance arrangements but the ECB ...

    Club Fundraiser

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board is looking to run a Grand Draw, which will allow clubs to raise vital funds for themselves during the 2010 season. The Draw Format: - · Clubs pay £75 to the IWCB to administer the draw and source prizes. · Clubs will be given 500 tickets to sell. Each ticket will be worth £1 and that money stays with the club. · Each Clubs has the potential to raise £425 and more if they can sell more than 500 tickets. &mid...

    2010 Island OSCA Awards

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board will once again be running an local version of the ECB's Natwest OSCAs (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards). The OSCAs is about giving the Islands clubs the chance to recognise those volunteers who with out them the club activity would not be posible There are seven categories that volunteers can be nominated for: - · Behind the Scenes - Someone "invisible" that your club couldn't do without; the unsung hero. · Bu...

    First Aid Course

    The IWCB will be running afirst aid course in March for those needing to renew or take for the first time. The course will be run by qualified trainers from the St John's Ambulance Service. The course will cover Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and cricket related injuries. Dates: 8th March 10 Venue: St Johns Ambulance HQ, 12 Manners View, Newport, PO30 5FA Time: 6-9pm Cost: £25. To Book a place on the course send in a cheque made payable to IWCB for £25 to ...

    Indoor League Report - Week 12

    Ventnor lifted the Division 1 title last Sunday at Fairway Sports Complex with a convincing win over Ryde. Ventnor opened the batting knowing a defeat could allow Newport to snatch the title on run-rate. Reaching 128 without loss, Ventnor took risks to drive the score on and lost all six wickets in the closing stages to end on 155 all out (Adam Hose 38, Mark Whyte 29, Lawrence Tolfrey 3-36). Early aggressive batting from Ryde set nerves jangling but with wickets falling regularly the chase peter...

    Briggs gets Player of Match.

    On Monday (18th Jan) England beat Afghanistan in Group A of the Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand. Island left-arm spinner Danny Briggs took Player of the Match with figures of 10 overs 1 maiden 15 for 3.
    Previously he top scored with 41 not out in a warm up match against New Zealand.
    England who lost to West Indies in the quater finals will play India in the playoffs on Monday - 25th Jan. Details from Yahoo Cricket
    http://iccu19worldcup.yahoo.net/

    Update - Guidelines for Junior Players playing in Open Age Cricket

    The ECB have update the Guidelinesfor junior players playing in open age group cricekt matches. The changes are shown below, but also attached are the full guidelines. 1. The guidelines will allow junior players in Year 8 at school ( Under 13 at midnight on 31st August in the year preceding the current season ) to play in open age cricket providing ‘Explicit Written Consent’ to play in open age cricket has been obtained prior to play. N.B. The existing Player Profile dated November 2008...

    Club & Coach Development Courses

    Please find details of course being run by the Isle of Wight Council Sport Unit.

    The Courses are: -
    Safeguarding & Protecting Children
    Club for All
    A guide to Long Term Player Development
    Equity in Coaching

    All Courses are £15 each per person.
    Time 6.30-9.30pm
    Venue: Riverside Centre, Newport

    To book a place please contact Thomas Lyons at the Council on (01983) 823818 or sports.unit@iow.gov.

    Coach Development Workshops

    The Isle of Wight Coaches Association is running six coach development workshops. The target audience for the following workshops are ECB L2 & UKCC L2 Coaches. The workshops are compulsory prerequisites for progressing to the ECB Club Coach Award Assessment. Please apply as below for details of the 2010 Assessment sessions. CDW1; Developing Batters Wed17th, February 2010. 6.30p – 9.30pm CDW2; Using Video When Working With Batters Sat 13th March 2010. 9am – 12 noon CDW3: W...

    Safe Guarding & Protecting Children (SPC) Course

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are running the safeguarding and protecting children course for anyone at a club who is required to attend. Who requires to attend: Coaches, Senior Team Captainis, welfare Officers and anyone who took the course around three years ago to renew Date: 3rd March 2010 Time: 6 - 9pm Venue: Lake Middle School Cost: £12pp (includes all resources) To book a place please complete the booking form attached and send to: Stuart Chatfield, Newclose CCG, Black...

    Island Boys Selected for England Learning Disabilities Cricket Team

    Pete Brown & Doug Randall from the Isle of Wight have been selected for the England team and will travel Down Under to take on Australia and South Africa in a tri nations tournament. The England Learning Disability Cricket Team fly out to Melbourne on November 27 to compete in the 3rd Tri-Nations tournament against South Africa and Australia. With a current batting average of 39.25 all eyes will be on Manchester’s Chris Edwards, England’s top batsman, to perform well. Meanwhile, Tom S...

    World Cup Selection for Briggs

    The Island's Danny Briggs has been selected to travel to New Zealand as part of the Engalnds ICC U19 World Cup Squad. This tops of a great year for Danny who made is debut for Hampshire 1st XI this year and has already represented England at U19 Level. The ICC tournament is taking place in New Zealand from 16th-30th January 2010 and Danny and his team mates will be leaving on New Years Day for Wellington. The team has two warm up games against Papua New Guinea U19 on 11th January and New ...

    Is your club adequatley insured?

    Research undertaken by the ECB on clubs and affiliation has highlighted that many clubs may not have adequate insurance cover.

    This has been brought to light through the flooding last year and that maybe a threat at present in certain areas of the oountry. So please read the attachment below and check your policy.

    Scorers Course Level 1

    The Isle of Wight Association of Officials is running a Level 1 Scorers Course in the New Year. Dates: Jan 20th & 27th, Feb 3rd & 10th (Must attend all dates) Time: 7-9pm Cost: £25 includes membershipto ACO Venue: Newclose OR Dates: Feb 25th March 4th, 11th, 18th (Must attend all dates) Time: 7-9pm Cost: £25 includes membershipto ACO Venue Newclose To Book please send in cheque and Booking Form attached below. More information and an outline of the course c...

    Newport win the Harwoods Renault 2009 Indoor Cup

    Newport lifted the Harwoods Renault Indoor Cup Fairway Sports Complex last Sunday in a low scoring final against Ryde Cavaliers. Cavaliers won the toss and elected to bat, but could only post a moderate 100 all out, as none of the batsmen were able to post an innings anchoring score. Newport got off to a steady start in reply before a clatter of wickets left them still needing 13 off the last 3 overs with just 1 wicket remaining. Roshan Dias (34no) looked unruffled by the tension to see Newport ...

    ACO Umpires Level 1 Training Course

    The IWCB ACO will be running a Level 1 Umpires Training Course. The Course Content is in the attachment at the bottom of the page. but the course covers all the Laws of the games, which are split into two main types, Administration and Pratical. Dates: 22nd, 29th Nov & 6th, 13th Dec Time: 10am to 1pm (Except the 13th Dec, which is 10am-12pm) Cost: £25 (£20 refund is the candidate joins the ECB ACO). if you would like to find out more information please contact Mich...

    ECB Fast Bowling Directives Change

    The ECB Fast Bowling Directives have changed following a two year consultation process. The outcome is that bowlers up to under-15 level are now able to bowl longer spells and more overs in a day. Under the new guidelines bowlers at under-16 and under-17 level are now permitted to bowl an extra over per spell but those in the under-18 and under-19 category have had the total number of overs they can deliver per day reduced from 21 to 18. These guidelines will come into effect for the start...

    UKCC Level 2 (ECB Coach Award) Coaching Course

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board is running a UKCC Level 2 Coaching Course in early 2010. The role of the ECB Coach Award (UKCC 2) holder is to be able to:- “Prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions” This course will help you to be able to: - Introduce and develop the game of cricket to people of all ages in a fun and enjoyable way - Develop FUNdaMENTAL movement skills - Develop and improve players (as people as well as cricketers) particularly at FUNdaMENTAL and L2T stage...

    View from the Middle

    View from the Middle is the ECB's quarterly magazine, which delivers up dates on key developments and looks back over the cricketing activity in that quarter.

    To watch the latest edition please click on the link below

    www.ecb.co.uk/viewfromthemiddle

    Sky Offer

    Here is the latest offer for cricket clubs from Sky which is available until July 2010.

    Please make your cricket clubs aware of this offer as from £121 per month this represents a significant saving from previous offerings.

    If clubs have any specific questions please ask them to contact Sky direct on the number attached.

    IWCB Presentation Evening

    This years Isle of Wight Cricket Boards Presentation evening is being held at Sandown High School in the South Hall on the 19th November.

    The evening will begin at 7pm sharply.

    All cup and league winning teams are invited to attend the evening, along with all players that represented the county in representative teams in 2009.

    Kids Half Term Cricket Courses

    COURSE A –FOR BOYS AND GIRLS 8 TO 11 YEARS OLD - SoftballBall
    Monday and Tuesday 26th and 27th October 2009 10am to 1pm

    COURSE B – FOR BOYS AND GIRLS 11 TO 13 YEARS OLD - Hardball – protective equipment Essential but can be supplied.
    Thursday and Friday 29th and 30th October 2009 10am to 1pm

    ALL COACHING FROM ECB QUALIFIED COACHES.

    COST: £32.00 PER COURSE (TWO DAYS)

    Want to raise JUNIOR participation at your club???

    Want to raise junior participation at your club or within your sport? Want to get funding to do so? The Isle of Wight Council have now been co-ordinating the ‘Sport4Kids' scheme for 6 months. The aim of the scheme is to get more young people involved in playing sport and physical activity, especially those that do not do so already!! The scheme operates as a partnership through the IWC Sports Unit and local sports clubs & coaches. The Sports Unit are currently looking for mor...

    Annual Community Sports Clubs Conference

    The Isle of Wight Council are holding there 3rd Annual Community Sports Clubs Conference on Monday November 9th. This year’s conference will be hosted at St Georges Football Ground. IOW Community Sports Clubs Conference St Georges (Newport FC) Monday 9th November 2009 6:30 to 9pm Buffet Included! The conference is designed for all involved in sport, especially sports clubs, club officials, coaches and volunteers. The aim of the conference is to highlight important information for sport...

    2010 County Age Group Nomination Open!!!

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are looking for nomination for the 2010 county age group squads. Nomination will be accepted from Affiliated Clubs, Schools and Individuals. All nomination must complete on the designated form.

    The Cricket Board will be running winter training at the following age groups U10/11, U13, U14, U15, U17 and U21.

    If you are an U12 please nominate yourself for the U13's. Trials will take place at the Isle of Wight Cricket Academy the week beginn...

    Harwoods Renault Indoor Cup

    The Harwoods Renault Indoor Cup fixtures can now be found in the fixture list. This year the Indoor season starts a fortnight later on 18th October

    Want to raise adult participation?

    Want to raise adult participation at your club or within your sport? Want to get funding to do so? The Isle of Wight Council's Sports Unit have now been co-ordinating the ‘Return to Sport’ scheme for 18 months. The aim of the scheme is to get more adults (16+) involved in playing sport and physical activity. The scheme operates as a partnership through the IWC Sports Unit and local sports clubs & coaches. We are currently looking for more clubs and coaches to deliver ‘Return ...

    Scorer's Course

    The IWCB ACO is looking to run a training course for anyone who may wish to learn more about scoring.

    The course details are yet to be finalised but if you are a beginner or just want to fine tune those scoring skills then please contact Fiona Newnham on rosebankfi@btinternet.com to find out the confirmed details.

    Roly's Ringer Memorial Cricket Match

    Roly's Ringer Memorial Cricket Match is going ahead again this year, due to the kindness of Arreton Cricket Club. It will be on Sunday 27th September. Julie Ringer hope as many of you as possible will be able to join them, even if to just to pop in for a cuppa and chat with old friends. Please pass the word around to anyone who may not know and who may wish to come. Running Ordder for the day is: - - It is an 11.00 a.m. start for wake up coffee - Then the match starts a...

    Annual 6 a Side

    The annual IWCB outdoor 6 a side was staged at Northwood and Plessey on Sunday 13th September. A total of ten teams took part and some very good natured cricket was played. There were some very close games in the preliminary round with Brading just overcoming GKN and Northwood II edging past Arreton. In the next round Ryde Cavaliers I's proved too strong for Bembridge, Brading beating Northwood I and Northwood II got the better of a good Cowes Centurions side with a hatrick from Ashley Gol...

    Autumn Grounds Renovations Course

    Autumn Pitch Renovations Courses The IWCB Grounds Association are running a Autumn Pitch Renovation courses on the 27th September at Newclose. The course will be run by Andy Butler the Islands Pitch Advisor. The course will demonstrate the work required to prepare your wicket for the winter. Individuals will also be shown what equipment is required and how to use this equipment correctly & safely. Cost: £10pp Date: 27th September 10-1pm at Newclose. The Board and the Gr...

    2010 ECB Cricketforce Offer

    Sign up to the 2010 ECB Cricketforce programme and receive these latest offers from Build Centre and Durrant Cricket The Builder Centre offer in totality is available until December 2009 which includes an additional 10% off when clubs spend £100 and thereafter the privilege card discounts will continue to be available with up to 70% off some products and a minimum 20% off all products until ECB CricketForce 2010 (26th, 27th and 28th March). Durant Cricket are offering slashed prices ...

    UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coaching Course

    UKCC Level 1 - Assistant Coaching Course Thw IWCB is running a UKCC Level 1 - Assistant Cricket Coaching Course this October. The course is aimed at beginner coaches who will be able to ‘assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision’. This role may include running warm ups, cool downs, small sided games and small group work. The course is essentially designed for parents and volunteers starting on the coaching pathway. The...

    Photo Competition

    As you are part of 'The Great Exhibition' of cricket campaign, we wanted to give you the opportunity to receive some real benefits from what is the biggest summer of cricket that England and Wales has ever seen. So, we have come up with a photo competition that your club and your members can get involved in and win some great prizes. Quite simply, it is about taking the best cricket related photo. They can be weird or wonderful, they can be portrait, landscape, of fans, players, cl...

    IWCB Cricket Forum

    The IWCB will be holding an open forum at Newclose CCG on the 14th September 2009 starting at 7pm. The Board would like to see a minimum of two representatives from clubs attend this meeting along with any representative of an IWCB committee or associations. The Isle of Wight Cricket Board is trying to canvas a wide range of views on certain aspects of the game before the forum. To achieve this we would ask clubs/individuals to complete questionnaires. The results from the questionnai...

    Club Courses

    The Isle of Wight Council Sports Unit are running a series of short courses coming up in September and October. These include - - Safeguarding & Protecting Children - A Club for All - A guide to Long-Term Athlete Development - Funding for you Club - Equity in your Coaching All the courses are accredited and delivered by SportsCoachUK or RunningSports. They are all taking place at the Riverside Centre, Newport and cost just £10 (cheaper than anywhere else in Hampshire!). ...

    Island Webservices Senior Cup Final

    Southern Premier League Ventnor proved too good for Northwood on the day and ran out easy 10 wicket winners of the Island Webservices Senior Cup at Newclose. Batting first Northwood could only mange 76 with Pongolo taking 5for 22 and David Beven 4-24. Ventnor openers Fletcher 29* and Compton 46* knocked off the required runs. Ventnor will now hope to complete a unique treble by winning the Southern premier League Division 2 title with a view to playing in the 1st Division next year and the So...

    Harwoods-Renault Division 1

    With Northwood already crowned the Division 1 Champions, the final round of matches saw Newport secure 2nd place with a comfortable 126 run win over Brading. St Helens finished in 3rd place after beating West Island by 10 wickets. At the bottom of the table, West Island are relegated after their defeat at St Helens.

    DIVISION 2 PLAYOFFS

    The fixtures for the Division 2 playoffs can now be found in the fixture list.

    Mike Gatting formally opens Newclose

    Former England Test captain Mike Gatting has officially opened the Newclose County Cricket Ground. Mike was welcomed by Brian Gardener, who also thanked the numerous people who had worked tirelessly on the project.

    After a buffett lunch, a Brian Gardener XI played a MCC XI in a game that ended in a draw

    MCC match abandoned

    After starting in fine warm weather, the annual MCC match sponsored by Island Waste, was abandoned after an early lunch due to heavy and persistent rain. This was Island Waste's last sponsorship of the event so it was bitterly disappointing that the game ended in this way. However the Isle of Wight Cricket Board owes the company a great debt of gratitude for their support of Cricket on the Island over the last 12 years. The IWCB also owes Ryde Cricket Club a great thank for all the h...

    Food Fitness Seminar

    IWCB will be holding a food fitness seminar at Newclose. The seminar will be lead by Mrs Catherine-Ann Milford of Pure Training and Consultancy, who is an expert in this field.

    Seminar Details: -

    Venue: Newclose CCG, Blackwater Rd, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 3BE

    Date: Tuesday 4th August

    Time: 6.30pm (Lasting 1hr)

    Cost: Free

    Please send booking forms to Mervyn Jones at mervyn-jones@btconnect.com.

    Island Waste Kwik Cricket Cup 2009

    For the second year the IOW primaries had the opportunity to compete in two different Island Waste Kwik Cricket competitions. The 14 fun festivals that were organised incorporated 42 primary schools and had an emphasis on inclusion, coaching, learning and fun. Young leaders from Sandown, Cowes and Carisbrooke High Schools, as well as Forelands, Ventnor, West Wight and Bishop Lovett Middle Schools supported these competitions. All schools were offered coaching prior to the competitions from...

    Senior Team Reach Readers Sovereign Trophy Final

    The Reader Sovereign Trophy final will be between the Isle of Wight Cricket Board XI and the Mid-Essex Cricket League XI.

    The fixture will be played at Teddington CC, TW11 0EA, on Sunday August 2nd, with a 11.30am start,

    Kids Summer Coaching Courses

    The IWCB are running four summer coaching courses over the summer holidays. The course will be aimed at two age ranges and will be 6 hours over two days at Newclose County Cricket Club. All course will be run by ECB Qualified Coaches and are only £25 per person. Dates: - - July 27th & 28th. 7-10 Yrs Olds 9.30am - 12.30pm. - Aug 3rd & 4th. 11 - 13Yrs Olds. 9.30am - 12.30pm. - Aug 17th & 18th. 7 - 10Yrs Old. 9.30am - 12.30pm - Aug 24th & 25th. 11 - 13Yrs Old. 9.3...

    Schools Cricket Update

    Week 5 Result 3.6.09 Sandown HS (15pts) 178-6 (Billy Clark 53ret, Jack Sparrow 46, Michael Compton 16, Andrew Davis 15, Michael Whitcut 2-36) beat Cowes HS (5pts) 76-5 (Mark Millwood 21) by 102 runs. Sandown HS's team has improved so much since the season began, not least I suspect from their involvement in the Hampshire & IW State School 20/20 KO. Their latest result is awaited. Table with one week to go P W L Pts Carisbrooke HS 3 3 ...

    IWCB Volunteer Recognition

    The IWCB are running for the second year an Island recognition scheme for club volunteers. It is a chance for the Islands clubs to nominate those individuals/groups that do outstanding work as volunteers at your club. There will be 9 categories, all nominees will receive a certificate and a category winner will be selected by a panel and invited to attend lunch at the Island V’s MCC game on the 21st July at Ryde Cricket Club where there will also be a small presentation to the 9 winners. ...

    Malvern Festival Fundraising

    The IWCB Under 10 are off to the Malvern Festival once again this year. This festival is a fantastic opportunity for the boys to gain their first experience of competitive County cricket. To help reduce the cost of the trip for the boys, Vickie Whyte the team manager has organised a fundraising race night at Ventnor Cricket Club on the 20th June starting at 8pm. All funds will go towards the cost of the trip, so please come along and support. Ryde CC and Northwood CC have already donated ...

    IOW Sports Clubs & Coaches Update

    The isle of Wight Councils Sports Unit produce a regular update for sports clubs and coaches, which has some really useful information for clubs and coaches

    You also find information about a Speed Agility and Quickness (SAQ) Coaches Course being run at the Rew Valley Sports Centre. See poster for details.

    Overseas Players Information

    Governing Body Endorsement Under the government's new Points Based Managed Migration system, cricket clubs will now need to obtain a sponsor licence from the UK Borders Agency in order to bring cricketers and coaches from outside the EU into the country. As part of this process, clubs must obtain from the ECB a Governing Body Endorsement BOTH for their sponsor licence and for individual players and coaches. Following UKBA's approval of ECB's Governing Body Endorsement req...

    Schools Cricket Week Three Results

    IW U15 20/20 league 13.05.09 Carisbrooke HS (15pts) 98-1 (Joe Winchcomb 50ret, Henry Bartlett 21no) beat Sandown HS (3pts) 96 all out (Seb Rayner 32, Gary Cooper 22, John Butt 3-30, Henry Bartlett 2-13) by 9 wickets. 13.05.09 Cowes HS (15pts) 53-6 (Keiron Thompson 4-22) beat Ryde HS (4pts) 52-9 (Barney Tyler 2-7, Keiron Hopcroft 2-17) by 4 wickets. Table so far P W L Pts Carisbrooke HS 2 2 0 30 Ryde School 2...

    Harwoods Renault Leading Performances Season 2009

    In Division 1 this year there were 18 centuries, with the highest individual score being Matt Heelan's 171 for Northwood against West Island on 16th May. Next best was Mark Mitchell's 144 not out for Brading against Ryde Cavaliers on the 25th July. St Helens Lee Brown topped the Division 1 leading run scorer and also topped the batting averages with 693 runs from 10 completed innings to have an average of 69.30, closely followed by Newport's Stuart Gurney with 402 runs from 6 comp...

    ICC World Twenty20 England 2009 - New release of tickets

    Organisers of this year’s ICC World Twenty20 England 2009 tournament have announced a new release of tickets for every match day of the tournament. Starting next month, the ICC World Twenty20 pitches nation against nation and brings together the world’s top cricketers. These newly available tournament tickets will give cricket fans and families the opportunity to enjoy this year’s most exciting and important Twenty20 tournament. Staged at four world-class venues across England – Lord’s, ...

    Did you know that the Isle of Wight Cricket Board has 2 (RSS) News Feeds?

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board’s has two RSS feeds, one with news, results and fixtures (http://www.isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/rss/scores.xml) and the other will send just scorecards (http://www.isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/rss/justscores.xml) as they are inputted. What is a RSS feed? It allows you to see when websites have had new content added. You can get the latest headlines and information all sent to one place, as soon as it’s published, without having to visit the websites you ha...

    MARS Refuel Fund

    MARS Refuel Fund has re-opened its application process for 2009! To be considered, please visit www.marsrefuel.com for more information! The MARS Refuel Drink Fund will be returning for three months only from April 06 2009 to help sports clubs and individuals following their sporting dreams. Last year the MARS Refuel Drink Fund attracted 5,309 applications and helped to refuel 4,254 people. So if your football team is desperate for new strip, or your basketball club need new ho...

    Newclose Cup Draw

    On the 29th April in the presence of Stuart Chatfield (IWCB Cricket Development Manager), Brian Gardener (Benefactor and Trustee of Newclose County Cricket Ground) and the Newclose County Cricket Ground committee the draw took place for the Newclose Cup competition to be played under the ECB twenty20 laws in September of 2009. The draw is a s follows: Qualification Round: Wed 9th September Ryde Cavaliers v Ryde Thurs 10th September Carisbrooke School Old Boys v West Island...

    Cricket Foundation & MCC to launch Spirit of Cricket in Chance to Shine Schools

    The Cricket Foundation and Marylebone Cricket Club have teamed up for a nationwide scheme to encourage fair play. From this week, around 250,000 children in just over 3,000 Chance to Shine primary and secondary state schools will be introduced to the key MCC Spirit of Cricket messages enshrined in the Laws of the game throughout the summer. There are three core elements to the partnership: communicating the MCC Spirit of Cricket message to children within schools, promoting intra school comp...

    England Name New Team Director

    Andy Flower was today named as the England Team director by the England and Wales Cricket Board Hugh Morris, England Cricket Managing Director, announced the appointment at a press conference at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London and said: ‘I am delighted that Andy has accepted the role. ‘I had the privilege of seeing Andy work with the England team during the recent Caribbean tour and he impressed not only me but also the players, the backroom staff, management and the ECB officials who were...

    Fancy a Game at Newclose?

    Newclose County Cricket Ground have a few dates still available for interested Clubs or Schools to use the ground for games or practice.

    The dates are: -
    Wednesday 22 April
    Thursday 23rd April
    Friday 24th April
    Wednesday 29 April
    Thursday 30th April
    Friday 1st May
    Wednesday 6th May
    Thursday 7th May
    Friday 8th May

    If you are interested in finding more about booking the ground please contact Mike Scott on 01983 824575 or email him on mikescott@newclose-cricket.co.uk

    ECB Safety Guidance on the Wearing of Cricket Helmets by Young Players

    In February 2000 the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) issued safety guidance on the wearing of helmets by young players up to the age of 18. In brief, the guidance recommends that: • Helmets with a faceguard or grille should be worn when batting against a hard cricket ball in matches and in practice sessions • Young players should regard a helmet with a faceguard as a normal item of protective equipment when batting, together with pads, gloves and, for boys, an abdominal protector (bo...

    IWCB Funding From the ECB

    What funding does the Board receive from the ECB and what does the Board have to do to gain that funding. The funding the board receives is split into two pots. The first is a Fixed Fee payment, and the second is a Performance Related Payments (PRP). What are these payments link too? The Fixed Fee payment is link to targets set by the Board. These target come in two forms, a set of quantitative targets, which the Board believes, are realistic for it county, across a few area seen as vit...

    Disability Cricketer Picks Up Award

    Four of the Island’s disabled cricketer’s were nominated for awards at the recent Isle of Wight Sports and Recreational Council Awards evening. These awards are given to high achievers on the Isle of Wight in sporting endeavour, and the nominations come from the nominee's sport body in charge of that sport on the Island. 3 (Peter Brown, David Lloyd and Doug Randall) were nominated in the Player Achievement category, whilst the 4th, Joe Landy, was nominated in the Club Volunteer category....

    Funding Your Club Course

    The council's sports unit are running a funding your Club Course. the course will give you practical ideas on funding your clubs activity and marketing your club to your local community. Funding for Your Club (RunningSports) Monday 20th April Riverside Centre 18:30pm to 21:30pm Cost: Only £10 (this is cheaper than anywhere else in Hampshire!) If you are keen on attending the course please book soon! Please find the application form to book on the course attached (bookings...

    IWCB 2009 County Fixture Card

    The IWCB's 2009 County Fixture Card can be viewed and printed of the website now.

    ECB Reaches Agreement for Disabilities Cricket

    ECB reach historic agreements with disability cricket organisations at Lord’s Cricket Ground The ECB today reached historic agreements with groups instrumental in the development of cricket for people with all types of disabilities. The ECB has formed agreements with all organisations which operate and deliver disability programmes, including The BACD, English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), The Cricket Federation for People with Disabilities (CFPD), Blind Cricket England and Wales ...

    Sport4Kids Scheme

    The Sport4Kids scheme is a local authority project aiming at getting more children (aged 5 to 16) regularly participating in sport and physical activity. We are currently looking for Sports Clubs and Coaches to deliver Sport4Kids Courses. A Sport4Kids course can be delivered in any sport, such as a ‘Badminton’ course or a ‘Bowls’ course, they are generally structured as short courses, lasting between 6 – 10 weeks. At the end of the short course there should then be an activity where new part...

    Open Isle Of Wight Cricket Board Meeting

    The Isle Of Wight Cricket Board are holding an open meeting on the 19th March at Newclose CCG. 7 for 7.30pm start, coffee and tea will be avialable. The meeting will be used to present the IWCB ten key development areas for the up coming year. Which are: - 1. A clear understanding & acceptance of roles & responsibilities within the Board and its constitutional bodies. 2. Understanding of the IWCB strategic direction at all levels of the Isle of Wight Cricket Board. 3. Proact...

    Calling All Scorers

    There is an open meeting for all cricket scorers on Tuesday the 17th March at Newclose CCG from 7.30 – 9.30pm.

    The meeting is open to qualified scorers and anyone who may be interested in learning how to score.

    There will also be an introduction to cricket scoring course run on the 24th March also at Newclose from 7.30 – 9.30pm.
    If you are interested in attending this course please contact Fiona Newnham on rosebankfi@btinternet.com.

    Umpire Course (Change of Dates)

    The Umpiriing training course dates have been changed from
    22nd & 29th March & 5th April to 29th March, 5th & 19th April.

    Still at St Helen's and 10 - 1pm

    Isle of Wight Cricket Board Vacancy

    The IWCB is looking for a volunteer to take up the position of County Welfare Officer.

    The County Welfare Officer acts as a source of advice on child protection matters to clubs and maintains communication with the ECB on welfare issues.

    Some knowledge of child welfare would be an advantage.

    If you are interested or wish to find out more please contact stuart.chatfield@ecb.co.uk

    Umpire Training Course

    The IWCB ACO are running an entry level umpiring course over three Sunday mornings. The course will cover the laws of the games and implementing them in games. If you club doesn't have an umpire, then this is your clubs chance to get someone qualified and ready to umpire through the up coming season Dates: - March 29th & April 5th & 19th (must attend all three dates) Time: 10 - 1pm Venue: St Helen's Cricket Club Cost: £15 To book a place please complete the bo...

    Niton Claim Indoor League Title

    Niton claimed the Harwoods Renault Division 1 title at Fairways Sport Centre on Sunday by the narrowest possible margin in an extraordinary conclusion to the championship race. At the start of the evening Niton and Ryde Cavaliers I were tied on points, and with both teams odds-on favourites to win their remaining match both clubs knew simply winning their match may not be enough, with Niton having the edge by virtue of a slightly higher average run rate for the season. In the opening match a de...

    ECB Coaching Workshops

    The IWCBCA are running two coaching workshops at the Isle of Wight Cricket Academy. They are based on batting and are aimed at UKCC Level 2 Coaches but other qualified coaches are welcome to atend. CDW 1 - Coaching Batters. Aim of the workshop is to develop coaches understanding of a wider range of batting shots and well as building upon key observationsand analysis skills. Workshop will be run on the 7th March 9.30 - 12.30pm. CDW 2 - Coaching Batters (Video Analysis) This workshop conce...

    Child Protection Course (SPC)

    The IWCB are running a child protection course (SPC) on the 27th Jan 09 @ Lake Middle School. 6-9pm Cost: £10 (Free to coaches who have completed the latest Level 1 or 2 courses) This course is aimed at individuals who have just completed or are completing a coaching courses, Coaches, Umpires, Welfare Officer or anyone at a club who deals with under 18's at a club and has not taken a course for over three years. To book a place please contact Stuart Chatfield on stuart.chatfi...

    Ladies, Fancy Playing Cricket?

    The Isle of Wight Cricket Board are running an 11 week cricket coaching return to sport programme for Ladies who are 16 +. If you fancy trying something new or have been looking to get back into cricket then this is for you. ECB qualified coaches will deliver the coaching and all equipment will be supplied. Venue: Isle of Wight Cricket Academy, Steephill, Ventnor, PO38 1UF Dates: Starts on Friday the 27th Feb and each Friday after for 11 weeks. Time: 6.30 - 7.30pm Cost: £10 fo...

    Has your club signed up to Natwest CricketForce yet?

    NatWest CricketForce is now established as the largest volunteering event in sport. However, is your club making the most of this opportunity? Whether you use the 4th & 5th of April this year or other dates pre-season, it is a great way to prepare for the new season and raise your club membership. Just from volunteers’ time alone, lots can be achieved, and approaching local businesses for freebies or discounts is definitely worth a shot. It’s so easy to register, so log onto the ECB...

    Multi Sport Leaders and Assistants Required

    We are looking to set-up Multi-Sport Clubs across the Island for young people aged between 8 to 13. The clubs will aim to increase participation in sport, whilst also giving young people the opportunity to participate in a range of different activities on a regular basis. The clubs will run for two hours on Sunday mornings (approximately 10am to 12pm) during term-time only. The initial pilot will take place at Ryde Sports Centre, utilising the small sportshall, MUGA and outdoor facilities (sp...

    Overseas Players & Coaches

    INFORMATION FOR CLUBS AND LEAGUES As you maybe aware, under the changes to the UK immigration system, cricket clubs wishing to have overseas players and coaches will now need to obtain a 'sponsor licence' in order to bring over players and coaches from outside the EU into this country to work, and this licence is obtained from the UK Borders Agency. As part of that application process the clubs will need to obtain a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) from ECB both for their licence a...

    UKCC Level 2 - ECB Coach Award

    The IWCB are running a UKCC Level 2 coaching course in the New Year. Dates: 11th, 18th, 25th Jan & 1st Feb (Assessment TBC) Time: 9-5pm (All dates) Venue: Isle of Wight Cricket Academy Cost: £230 pp To book a place please complete the booking form below The role of the ECB Coach Award (UKCC 2) holder is to be able to:- “Prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions” This course will help you to be able to: - Introduce and develop the game of cricket to people of all ...

    INDOOR LEAGUE RESULTS

    Results 1st February 2009 Division 1 Newport I 97-5, Ryde 98-2 St Helens I 115-5, GKN 42-6 FSC 122-3, Ventnor 123-2 Division 2 St Helens II 83-5, IW Health Associates 46-6 (St Helens II won by37 runs) Island Bakeries 111-5, Whitecroft 115-2 (Whitecroft won by four wickets) Newport II 111-1, Godshill 112-1 (Godshill won by five wickets Results 25th January 2009 Division 1: Plessey 141-4, Ryde Cavaliers I 142-4 (Ryde Cavaliers I won by two wickets) Niton 158-6, Ryde Cavaliers II...

    Ventnor win the 2008 Indoor Cup

    Ventnor won the 2008 Indoor Cup when they beat St Helens by 4 wickets.

    In the semi finals St Helens beat Niton and Ventnor beat Ryde
    SF1. Niton 107-4, St Helens 113-5 (St Helens won by 1 wicket)
    SF2. Ryde 99-5, Ventnor 102-0 (Ventnor won by 6 wickets)

    Final. St Helens 60-6, Ventnor 63-2 (Ventnor won by 4 wickets)


    Presentation Evening

    Around 200 attended the Annual Presentation Evening at Sandown High School on Friday 24th October. A number of photos can be viewed in the picture galley.

    Coaches, Officials and Volunteers Scholarship Scheme

    The scholarship scheme allows clubs to support their volunteers in attending training course, by off-set the cost of training and examination. The objectives are to: · Encourage individuals to take the first step into coaching, officiating or volunteering by completing the appropriate governing body’s award scheme · Assist the development of existing qualified coaches, officials and volunteers through additional, higher level, awards and courses. How large is the Scholarshi...

    INDOOR CUP RESULTS

    Harwoods Renault Indoor Cup 2010 Results, 24th October 2010 Island Bakeries 137-5, Northwood 113-6 (Island Bakeries won by 24 runs) GKN II 96-6, FSC 97-3(FSC won by 3 wickets) Ryde Cavaliers Nomads 117-5, Ryde Cavaliers 108-6 (Ryde Cavaliers Nomads won by 9 runs) St Helens 57-6, Ventnor 64-0 (Ventnor won by 6 wickets) Niton 153-2, IW Health Associates 75-4 (Niton won by 78 runs) Newport I 202-0, St Helens II 92-3 (Newport I won by 110 runs) Cowes v Godshill (Match awarded to Godshi...

    IWCB has moved offices

    The IWCB offices are now based at Newclose County Cricket Ground.

    The New Address is: -
    Newclose County Cricket Ground, Blackwater Rd, Newport, IOW, PO30 3BE.

    If you wish to contact us by phone please use the following mobile number 07785722217 until the phone lines have been installed. After that our number will be the same as it use to be.

    Isle of Wight Community Sports Clubs Conference

    The conference is designed for all involved in sport, especially sports clubs, club officials, coaches and volunteers. The aim of the conference is to highlight important information for sports clubs to prosper and succeed, it is also a great opportunity to answer questions, build new links and share good practice. Programme 6.30pm IW Council Sports Unit and Introductions 6.40pm Funding for Sports Clubs 7.00pm Clubmark 7:20pm Break 7:30pm Child Protection& Sports Clubs 7:50pm School...

    England name 15-man One-Day squad for Stanford Super Series and India ODI Series

    Stuart Broad among 12 players awarded England Central Contracts. Seven players win England Increment Contracts for the first time The England selectors today announced a 15-man One-Day squad under the captaincy of Kevin Pietersen for the forthcoming Stanford Super Series and the tour of India. The squad contains 14 members of the squad which won The NatWest Series against South Africa 4-0. Ryan Sidebottom, who missed The NatWest Series with a groin injury, has been named in the 15-man sq...

    New Sports Facility for St Helens

    The 7th September saw the opening of the new sports pavilion at St Helens. A large crowd gathered for the opening ceremony and were invited to a viewing of the new facilities. The pavilion which will be used by both the Cricket Club and Football Club took 16 months to complete and was funded by grants from the Football Foundation, a Biffa award and various donations from the local community. Charlie Millington, the secretary of the St Helens Sports Association, thanked everyone who had been inv...

    Weather wipes out the Final Division 1 League Fixtures.

    Shanklin CC became the Harwoods Renault Division 1 Champions for 2008 when torrential rain wiped out the whole of the fixtures on the final day of the league programme.

    Indoor Fixtures 2008/2009

    The Indoor Cup and League Fixtures for 2008/2009 are now available on the Website. The first matches in the Cup begin on Sunday 5th October and the Leagues start on 2nd November.

    Remember if your club fails to turn up or cancels an Indoor Fixture it will be charged £24.00 for that match.

    F H Winter Memorial Cup Final

    The Fred Winter Final at Shanklin on Sunday was abandoned due to heavy rain making the pitch unplayable. Ventnor III were 78-0 in reply to the Brading innings of 213 when the umpires called a halt.

    The match will now be played at Brading on 21st September with a 12 noon start

    Joy for Ryde and Ventnor

    Ventnor clinched the Southern Electric Premier League, Division 2 championship for a fifth successive time when they beat overnight leaders Rowledge by 53 runs at Steephill, while at Hardinshute, Ryde who despite a shaky start, made 191-8 over title challengers Midhurst then bowled the visitors out for 178.
    The win means Ryde move up to the Hampshire Cricket League, County Division 1, one league below the Southern Electric Premier League.


    Ventnor win the Island Webservices Senior Cup

    Ventnor won the Island Webservices Isle of Wight Senior Cup Final for 2008 when they defeated Ryde by 6 wickets. Winning the toss Ventnor put Ryde into bat on a damp pitch and their bowlers quickly made in roads into the Ryde batting line up and they were all out for a disappointing 96. Ventnor''s strong batting line up stated briskly but some good spin bowling took 4 Ventnor wickets but the Southern Premier League side were also in control and ran out comfotable winners. Man of th...

    Tom Friend Wins Southern Electric Award

    Teenage Ventnor cricketer Tom Friend (pictured) has won the Southern Electric Premier League's Performance of the Week award after scoring a maiden century in Saturday's Division 2 thrashing of Liphook & Ripsley at Steephill. The 17-year old from Freshwater hit a career-best 118 as Ventnor piled up 297-6 before a seven-wicket haul by Andy Whyte skittled Liphook for a dismal 56. Friend, who spent the first part of the season with the Hampshire Academy, admits that, whilst his bowl...

    Fred Winter Memorial Cup

    This years Fred Winter Memorial Cup Final will be played between Brading, who beat the holders Carisbrooke High School Old Boys and Ventnor III who beat Godshill in their respective semi-finals.

    The Final will take place at Shanklin CC on Sunday 31st August commencing at 1.30pm

    The final of this years Plate Competition is between Shanklin II and Ryde II and will be held at Northwood CC on Sunday 7th September with a 1.30pm start.

    Ryde CC hosts the MCC

    Ryde Cricket Club played host for the first time to the annual Island v MCC match which was once again sponsored by Island Waste. The Cricket Board is indebted to Ryde for the magnificent way they staged the event and to Island Waste for their continued support of Island Cricket. Around 250 people attended the match which saw an emphatic win for the Island by 7 wickets. Choosing to bat first the MCC made a steady start, however after a brilliant caught and bowled by Marc Allen to dismiss Lawr...

    Historic Win the the Under 17's

    The Island Under 17's recorded an historic win over Cornwall at Ryde in their first ever 2 day ECB Under 17 County Championship match. Batting first the Island scored 310 and batted for 120 overs which was a magnificent effort. Highlights of the innings were 74 from George Hatt and 72 from Chris Lewis. Of the Cornish bowlers, Johnson took 5 for 47 off 32 overs with 20 maidens. In reply only a fighting 130 not out G Tregenza stopped the Island from winning by a mamouth total as he stee...

    Medina Pull Out of League

    Medina Cricket Club have pulled out of the League for 2008. All league results against Medina will be voided and the league table will be adjusted as quickly as possible.



    IWCB Senior XI take on Hampshire XI

    17 Jul 2008 Hampshire cricketer, David Griffiths, will be returning to old haunts when he appears in the county’s second XI for an attractive fixture against the Island senior side next week. Seamer Griffiths began his career at Shanklin, where the match takes place. The Hampshire side is also likely to include a number of players with extensive first-team experience, including James Adams, Chris Benham and Hamza Riazuddin. The Island side will be chosen from: Dan Bishop, Simon Goldsmith, Steve Allwood,...

    New Opportunity for Funding for Established Clubs

    Please see below a new funding opportunity for established sports clubs.

    It is very rare for funding to be allocated for anything but new projects/activities so this is an opportunity simply to improve your existing activities.

    The form is very simple and short and can be completed online.

    £10000 will be given aaway each month until Devember 2008. You may only bid up to £500.

    To apply click on the link below

    IWCB Senior Team V's MCC

    22 Jul 2008 The Island's Senior team will be playing thier annual fixture against the MCC on the Tuesday 22nd July at Ryde Cricket Club. The daywill start with the semi finals of the Island Waste Under 9 Schools Kwik Cricket Cup. Time table for the day 10.15am - Island Waste U9's Schools Kwik Cricket Semi Finals. 11.30am - Island Senior Teams V's MCC XI 1.30pm - Lunch for Senior V MCC. Final for the Island Waste U9's Schools Kwik Cricket Semi Finals. 2,20/2.30pm - Island S...

    Inputting results to Website

    To produce up to date league tables for the website and the County Press, it is important that all results are submitted onto the website as soon as possible To do this you will need to click on the link below. You will also need to have the clubs username and password to enter the scorecard area. The username and passwords were sent out by post to the club secretary or fixture secretary. Each club has one username and password, which can be shared amongst the managers who require access ...

    Midweel League Play Off Final

    Carisbrooke High School Old Boys regained the IWCB Midweek League title yesterday, following a high scoring play-off Final against St Helens CC. St Helens' Captain, Mark Allen, won the toss and elected to field. Duncan Spite removed both Old Boys openers during his four over spell, bowling Joe McCormack for 15 and dismissing Rich Wilson, caught and bowled, for 14. Those wickets were followed by an unbroken 136 run partnership between Neil Westhorpe, 80 not out, and Pat Morris, 48 n...

    MCC Spirit of Cricket Under 13 Cup

    Ventnor Under 13's will represent the Island in the Area Finals of the MCC Spirit of Cricket Under 13 Cup after beating Shanklin Under 13's by 9 wickets. Batting first Shanklin scored 90 for 8 off their 20 overs with Jamie Downer top scoring with 22. Pick of the Ventnor bowlers was Matthew Domingez who took 3 wickets in 4 four balls and finished with 3 for 8 off his 4 overs. Leo Nutter retired with 30 and Ollie Thompson was not out 19 as Ventnor reached the required total with 4 ...

    Ventnor all-rounder wins Cricketer of the Month Award

    Ventnor's teenage South African all-rounder Nono Pongolo, 19, has won the Southern Electric Premier League's Cricketer of the Month award for May.
    Last month, he snapped up 13 wickets and produced two crucial performances with the bat to haul Ventnor out of potential trouble and set up wins over Lymnington and Old Tauntonians & Romsey.
    Pongolo (left) is pictured receiving his award from Southern Electric's Group Auditor, Kevan Tate.

    Ryde Cavaliers triumph in Under 15 Cup Final

    10 Jun 2008 to 30 Jun 2008 Ryde Cavaliers Under 15 side pulled off a magnificent 9 wicket win over the favourites Ventnor Under 15’s in the final of the Under 15 Cup at Ryde Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Batting first Ventnor made an impressive start with Jacob George and Adam Hose putting together a partnership of 40 for the first wicket. George was bowled by a wonderful ball from J Galdsworthy for 25, and Hose quickly followed for 18 also being bowled by Galdsworthy. James Cheek scored a useful 11 but is was Arthur Hals...

    Inputting League Result/Scorecards onto Website

    All results should be put on the website with in 24hs of the fixture taking place.

    To do this you will need to go to the following link at the bottom of the page.
    You will also need to have the clubs username and password. This was posted out to the Secretary or Fixture Secretary depending on the club, so please speak to them first.

    If you need it sending again you can request it through the website or contact the IWCB office who will be able to help.

    Friends Provident Trophy Semi-Finals Draw

    The ECB today confirmed that the Friends Provident semi-finals will be played as follows:

    Friday, July 4 (reserve day Saturday, July 5)
    Durham Dynamos v Kent Spitfires or Somerset Sabres at Riverside

    Saturday, July 5 (reserve day Sunday, July 6)
    Essex Eagles v Yorkshire Carnegie at Chelmsford

    Both matches start at 12.05pm and will be televised by Sky Sports.

    The Friends Provident Final will be held at Lord’s on Saturday, August 16.

    COURSES FOR SPORTS CLUBS, COACHES & VOLUNTEERS!

    The following courses which are designed and aimed at sports clubs, coaches & volunteers are being held on the Isle of Wight in 2008 Valuing Sports Volunteers (Running Sports) - Date: Saturday 21/06/08 Time: 18:00 to 21:00 - Venue: Riverside Centre, Newport - Cost: £5.00 (includes resource) A Club for All (Running Sports) - Date: Saturday 13/09/08 Time: 16:00 to 19:00 - Venue: Riverside Centre, Newport - Cost: £5.00 (includes resource) Equity in your Coaching...

    Umpire Training Courses In May

    The newly formed Isle of Wight Association of Cricket Officials will be running a Level 1 Umpiring training course. The course is open to anyone who is interested getting involved in Umpiring or those umpires needing to attend a refresher course. Venue: - IWCB Office (31Quay, Street Newport) Dates: - 22nd, 28th & 29th May 2008 Time: - 7 - 9pm (Each date) Cost: - £5 (If a new umpire attending) Note: - You must attend all three dates to complete the course To book a place pl...

    IWCB Special General Meeting

    12 May 2008 At the SGM held on 12th May, 2008 at Newport Cricket Club, members of the Isle of Wight Cricket Board voted to begin proceedings to transfer the Board to a Company Limited by Guarantee.



    Medina Cricket Club

    For the 2008 season Medina Cricket Club will not be able to supply a tea to visiting teams, as they will only have changing rooms available for this season due to the fire that destroyed the grounds pavilion.
    All teams will be notified before their fixture against Medina by the club as a reminder.

    Island girls miss out on Lords trip!!!

    ISLE OF WIGHT SCHOOLS GIRLS UNDER 15 TEAM LADY TAVERNERS REGIONAL INDOOR TOURNAMENT NEWBURY A very successful day was had by the eight girls who represented the Island Schools at the recent Lady Taverners Indoor Tournament held at the Northcroft Leisure Centre in Newbury Berkshire. After the disappointment of not being able to travel the previous day with the Under 13 team due to the adverse weather we were pleased to arrive at our venue for the day only slightly late due to a number of inc...

    Fancy a game at Ventnor ?

    Ventnor CC have been let down by two potential touring sides. They now have vacancies for early season fixtures at Steephill on Sunday 4 and Monday 5 May. Any club interested in a fixture at Ventnor on either of those two dates is requested to contact Graeme Burnett 07764 405023.

    Charity Auction

    Northwood CC are hosting a charity acution in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hspoice& the Amy Taylor Trust.
    Date 15th March 2008
    7PM Start

    Billy Samson receives National Recognition

    One of the Island’s most successful cricket coaches – Billy Sampson of St Helens - has been pipped to a top national award. Last year Sampson was the regional winner of the ECB’s Outstanding Coaching Achievement award and qualified for the national finals which were held over two days at Warwick University. The 12 people shortlisted in his category were reduced to two finalists– and Sampson just lost out to a coach from the East Midlands. Sampson, who guided the Island disabled team to the na...

    VENTNOR CC OSCA & CLUB MARK RE-ACCREDITATION

    VENTNOR CRICKET CLUB RECEIVE AN OSCA! Ventnor Cricket Club has been recognised by the England & Wales Cricket Board for their services to club cricket. In conjunction with NatWest, the Island club has been presented with an OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Award), acknowledging the work of club volunteers and their outstanding contribution to the success of the club both on and off the field. The aim of the OSCA’s is to recognise those who give of their time freely to the game ...

    PRIZE SCALP FOR DAVID GRIFFITHS

    PRIZE SCALP FOR DAVID GRIFFITHS by Mike Vimpany Rookie Hampshire medium-pace bowler David Griffiths celebrated the prize wicket of former Australia Test opener Justin Langer on his debut for WACA pennant grade club Rockingham-Mandurah in Perth. Griffiths, 22, is preparing for the new county season by spending the next three months at Paul Terry’s cricket academy. He’s playing two-day weekend Retravision Shield cricket for pennant strugglers Rockingham, whose base is a 45-minute drive...

    Sign your Cricket Club up to Natwest CricketForce Today!!!

    NatWest CricketForce encourages cricket supporters, their friends and families to give something back to their local community cricket club by volunteering to undertake major renovations to clubhouses and grounds. NatWest CricketForce 2008, with the chance not only to build on the success of recent years but also - on the weekend of April 4, 5 and 6 2008 - to focus on green issues in cricket. NatWest CricketForce 2008 will have a heavy emphasis on energy efficiency. David Collier, ECB chief ...

    England Under-19s make winning start in Colombo

    The England U19 team has won their first match of a seven-week tour which sees them compete in a Tri Nation tournament against Pakistan U19 and Sri Lanka U19, before heading to the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. The team arrived in Colombo on Saturday and played a warm-up match yesterday against Sri Lanka U19, winning by 12 runs as Duckworth Lewis came into play. England U19 opener Billy Godleman (Middlesex) top-scored with 123, as England U19 posted 318-6 in their 50 overs. Tom Wes...

    England Women contest Ashes

    England Women contest Ashes The England Women’s team, led by Charlotte Edwards, are jetting to Australia today departing Heathrow at 12.25pm with Ashes glory just one Test match away. The team must draw their only Test match on their tour of Australia to retain the Ashes. The four-day match, which will be played at The Bradman Oval, starts on February 15. As well as the Ashes, the team will play a five-match ODI series, including games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and the Sydne...

    England Lions call up?

    England Lions call up Foster, Kirby and Shreck for India tour The ECB today announced that Essex wicketkeeper James Foster, Gloucestershire pace bowler Steve Kirby and Nottinghamshire pace bowler Charlie Shreck have been called up to the England Lions squad for their forthcoming tour of India. The trio has been added to the squad following the withdrawal of Worcestershire wicketkeeper Steven Davies with a knee injury and his county colleague Kabir Ali with an ankle injury. Andrew Flint...

    Roger Knight OBE to Chair ECB Association of Cricket Officials

    Roger Knight OBE to Chair ECB Association of Cricket Officials Former MCC Secretary and Chief Executive, Roger Knight OBE, will Chair the newly created ECB’s ACO with immediate effect. The ECB Association of Cricket Officials was formed on January 01 when the Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers voted for the establishment of the ACO. Roger Knight has agreed to act as interim Chairman to oversee the new organisation and arrange for the appointment of a management board as soon as pos...

    England Women's team signs with Paul Costelloe

    ECB teams up with Paul Costelloe The ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) today announced that British fashion designer Paul Costelloe will supply the official formal wear to the England Women’s Team. Paul will design and manufacture a formal suit as well as a casual travelling outfit for the England Women’s Cricket Team and Management. For official occasions, a two-piece Paul Costelloe suit has been designed, complete with white trim and the ECB logo embroidered onto the left breast poc...

    RSS feeds

    There are two RSS feeds on this web site to let you know what is going on with the Isle of Wight Cricket Board. The first has fixtures, results and news and can be found at http://www.isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/rss/scores.xml The second just has results with links through to the scorecards on this site - http://www.isleofwightcricketboard.co.uk/rss/justscores.xml There are many ways you can make use of these feeds, the simplest is just to subscribe to them using an up to date web b...

    Putting scorecards and fixtures on your own site

    If your club has its own web site then it may be possible to show your team's results and fixtures on that site using the information supplied on this site; thus keeping your web site fully up-to-date without having to edit it directly. The information only shows that which is relevant to your team or club. The fixtures page is automatically updated to remove past fixtures and the scorecards are updated from the results submitted to this site. If you would like to add either, or both, o...

    David Griffiths

    Island Born David Griffiths made his County debut for Hampshire against Durham and this week he played his first County Championship match at the Rosebowl against Sussex.
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