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Tuesday 14th May 2013
Project Front Foot
We are continuing our support of Project Front Foot this year and are looking for any old/used child-sized cricket kit and equipment we can donate to them. This initiative provides cricket coaching and kit to the very poorest children in Mumbai and beyond so adding a little joy and quality to lives that have precious little.
Please see the message below from Victor Mills Project Coordinator of Project Front Foot.
“It's that time of year again when
our hunt for obsolete, end of range, and plain old redundant stock - for our
Summer 2013 Kit Appeal - begins in earnest. The measure of all such
undertakings, so I'm told, is impact. Judge for yourself from the
attachments the impact and immediate transformation donated kit had on the
Dharavi slum children last November.
If you wish to donate please contact email@example.com as soon as possible or drop it in at the DCB office.
Derbyshire Sport Coaches' Conference
The second annual Derbyshire Sport Coaches’ Conference is being held on Sunday 19 May 2013 at Derby College (Pride Park). Last year the conference attracted 83 coaches; this year it will be even bigger and better and there are 200 delegate places available.
There will be a choice of up to 19 different workshops, delivered by experts in the fields of coaching, strength and conditioning, injury prevention, sports nutrition and psychology and a series of sports specific master classes.
The conference is targeted at:
· Coaches who work with or would like to work with talented athletes and/or have an interest in sports science and athlete development.
But may also be appropriate for:
· Parents of talented athletes who have an interest in sports science and athlete development
· Leaders (over 16 years) who are wanting to progress into coaching, have an interest in the field of sports science and want to work with talented performers
The conference provides an opportunity to learn from world class experts in their fields and will be opened by keynote speaker, three-time Commonwealth table tennis-champion and two-time Olympian Matthew Syed. Matthew is a highly acclaimed journalist, broadcaster and author and his book “Bounce”, has been described as “a must-read for anyone interested in the science of success, and the mind-set and culture that support it”.
More information regarding the coaches’ conference and the booking link can be found on the attached flyer.
If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact:
Suzanne Watson email: Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01773 571229
or Allison Nolan email: email@example.com Tel: 01332 387450
Bookings are being taken now at www.coachingderbyshire.co.uk - go to ‘Find a Course’ on the home page or search in the Events section when you are logged in or just open the attachment to access the booking link directly.
We recommend that you book early as places are likely to fill up quickly!!
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Each week in the UK at least 12 ‘fit and healthy’ young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions.
South Derbyshire Cricket Development Group have organised a Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) screening session for young people aged between 14 and 35 to take place at Chellaston Academy,
Swarkestone Road' Chellaston, Derby DE73 5UB
on Sunday 7th April 2013.
The screening costs £40 per person and is open to all. However, for each attendee who is a member of a South Derbyshire Cricket Development Group club, the Development Group will donate £10 per person cash back to the club.
Places are limited to a maximum of 100 and must be booked on line at http://www.testmyheart.org/Screening.aspx click on the Derby Screening *PRIVATE* link to take you to the booking page.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 is coming to England & Wales in June, an elite event for the top eight one day international cricket sides in the world.
Whilst many of us would be dreaming of being involved as a player there is an opportunity for you to be involved through the Cricketeers Volunteer Programme. The 50-overs-a-side competition will take place over 18 days with matches taking place across three venues – The Oval (London), Edgbaston (Birmingham) and The Cardiff Wales Stadium.
This will be a great sporting occasion and up to 900 volunteers (Cricketeers) will be required to support the tournament across the three venues in delivering a tournament to remember. Volunteers are at the heart of successful events and the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will be no different.
The Cricketeers (volunteers) will be the face of the tournament meeting and greeting the spectators as they arrive into the cities / stadia’s. Other areas that you can be involved in are Ground Staff, Media Operations, Drivers, Ticketing, Event Activation, Hospitality to Accreditation. Not all roles will be high profile, or close to the cricket however all are vitally important in supporting the Champions Trophy 2013.
Becoming a Cricketeer will give you the opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience at a world class tournament to help enhance your CV and employability. You will be required to be committed, flexible; team focused and have a huge welcoming smile. During your volunteering role you can be assured you will have an enjoyable time.
To find out more and apply to become a Cricketeer just click on the following links.
The National Coaches Conference including the Sky Sports Awards were held over the weekend 26th/27th January at Warwick University. The Sky Sports Awards presentation evening highlighted the efforts of many coaches including our own Mike Stones of Derbyshire Cricket Board and Repton School. He was the East Midlands Region winner in the category of ‘Outstanding Contribution’ to cricket.
Jonathon Trott presented the eventual winners with their trophies in front of 450 coaches from all over the country.
From left to right, they were:
Mike Smith (Northumberland) - Outstanding Contribution
Andy Wagner (Middlesex) - Coach of the Year
Chris Rodgers (Shropshire) - Young Coach of the Year
All the Regional winners in each category were invited to the Conference and the awards evening. No-one knew who the eventual winners were until they were announced on the night.
Mike Stones said, ‘I had a great weekend at Warwick thanks to Sky Sports. The Conference set up the practical sessions during the day and the quality of the speakers were all excellent. I learnt more than a few things!’
For information about the event go to; www.ecb.co.uk/development/ecb-coaches-association
ECB Club Support
Helping to Create a Sustainable Future for Cricket Clubs
For the first phase of delivery of the National Club Strategy, ECB has developed its new ‘Club Support’ web resource – www.ecb.co.uk/clubsupport – a self-help product for cricket clubs which brings together all tools and services available to them in one place. The home page of this resource features our new, vibrant animation highlighting the issue of Sustainability within cricket clubs. Attached is a brief guide of the web resource for your (staff) reference including an index showing the breakdown of content throughout the whole section.
(From the ECB website homepage ‘Club Support’ can be found in the ‘Club Cricket’ section via the ‘Development’ tab.)
We would very much appreciate your help to promote this new resource by telling your clubs and cricket contacts about this in any or all of the following ways:
· Forward on our promotional flyer (attached or below)Include in your newsletters or on your websites using this introductory text:
o 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. Using the resources on offer you can start to make a big difference to your club today.
Send out this ready-made tweet:
o The ECB has produced a new self-help web resource for clubs bringing together all of their online support & services www.ecb.co.uk/clubsupport
We will further add to this resource in April and October this year so if you have feedback yourself or from your cricket clubs please send it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can use it to continue to build on what has been developed so far.
Please note – The ECB Club Strategy document is available to download from www.ecb.co.uk/clubsupport please direct anyone requesting the document to this site.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club Strategy 2013-2019
Derbyshire County Cricket Club has released its strategic six-point plan with the aim of inspiring ambition and purpose by promoting cricket in Derbyshire.
Highlights of the ambitious plans include a potential £2.5million development of the County Ground and the formation of a Management Board encompassing the requisite skills to take the Club forward.
Chief Executive Simon Storey said: “The aim of this six-point strategy is to deliver cricketing success supported by long-term business sustainability and financial security. It builds on the nine-point cricket strategy announced by Chairman Chris Grant in July 2011.
“Our primary objective as an off-the-field team is to engage effectively with sponsors, members, supporters, conference customers and the wider community of Derbyshire.
“The more effectively we achieve this objective, the greater our position will be to support and sustain a successful team on the field.
“We will also continue to work in close alignment with the Derbyshire Cricket Board to ensure a coherent strategy from playground to County Ground.”
Chairman Chris Grant added: “The nine-point cricketing strategy announced in 2011 gave our cricket an important injection of purpose and direction.
“We started to reap the benefits with LV= County Championship promotion as champions last season and we will continue to embrace the strategy as we aim to make further strides in the future.
“Every successful team in professional sport needs a strong business model to support it. This six-point plan ensures that we now have a similarly robust blueprint to follow off-the-field and the two strategies will work hand-in-hand to create a successful future for cricket in Derbyshire.”
To read more about the six point strategy please Click Here
Derbyshire sign Chanderpaul
The West Indies left-hander has penned a two-year contract with the Club retaining first option for a third season. He is expected to be available for all three domestic competitions throughout the 2013 campaign.
Chanderpaul has played 146 Tests for his country, scoring over 10,500 runs at an average of 51.67 with 27 centuries. He sits ninth in the list of all-time leading Test run-scorers and currently occupies second position in the ICC Test Batting rankings.
The 38-year-old also boasts impressive One Day International statistics with over 8,700 runs at an average of 41.60 coming from 268 appearances.
Exploits in first-class cricket, meanwhile, have seen him average 56 from close to 300 matches, including winning experience in the highest tier of domestic English cricket from back-to-back LV=County Championships with Durham in 2008 and 2009.
To read the full story please Click the picture above
Community cricket receives boost from Pak Foods
Cricket Derbyshire’s Community Programme received a boost this week when Pak Foods presented a cheque to Derbyshire Cricket Board for £1585.
Mr Ramzan Ali, owner of Pak Foods based in Normanton Road said, “As Derby was our first store, we wanted to give something back to the local community. Being part of the NISA group of independently -run stores, we raise money for their “Making a Difference Locally” charity through the sale of specific products in our stores.”
He continued, “As we really enjoy watching and playing cricket, we decided to nominate Derbyshire Cricket Board to receive the money so they can further develop their community programme of coaching in schools and running children’s holiday courses.”
The presentation took place during a Derbyshire Cricket Board coaching session at Dale Primary School where the representatives from Pak Foods joined in the fun and saw how their fundraising efforts will help to further develop cricket in schools across the county.
Derbyshire Cricket Board’s community programme has grown over the past
5 years with 2013 promising to be another record year with 60 clubs involved in the programme. In addition to their own holiday courses, specialist clinics and 1:1 coaching, they will provide over 4,000 hours of coaching in cricket clubs and primary schools across Derbyshire plus another 1000 hours in secondary schools to support the launch of the new Chance to Shine Secondary School Programme. They have a close partnership with the Schools Sport Partnerships and will also be providing Cricket Young Leader training in each of Derbyshire’s nine local authority areas.
For more information on Derbyshire Cricket Board’s community programme, please contact Richard Wood on 07841 759315.
Thursday 13th December 2012
The Season for Giving
During the Derbyshire Cricket Board’s end-of-season office clear out, we realised that we had many mugs and plates that were not being used.
Wanting to give a little something for Christmas that would benefit less advantaged people in our local community, we contacted a charity called The Padley Group, which is a Derby-based charity founded in 1985 delivering services to people with complex needs. They work with some of the most socially excluded people in local communities and provide support in the following area:
We were delighted when they explained that their homeless project would welcome our items and two of their staff visited us this week and collected them for use in their Day Centre and Access Hostel.
If you would like to also help The Padley Group this Christmas, please visit their website (Click Here) as they also run other projects that need your help. Items they particularly need are clothing, textiles, mugs and cutlery.
Cricket Derbyshire Celebrates Its Representative Squads
Cricket Derbyshire celebrated the successes of its non-professional cricketers last week at its annual Player Presentation Evening on Friday 26th October.
Over 250 people gathered in the County Ground’s marquee for the finale of their 2012 season where the ten girls and boys U10-U17 county squads plus the senior women were presented with their commemorative handbooks and mugs by Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s 1st X1 captain, Wayne Madsen and the Senior Women’s Captain, Sarah Sribala Sundaram.
Opening the evening, Head of Development at Derbyshire Cricket Board, Howard Dytham and Performance Committee Chairman, Andy Bowley recognised the hard work that all the players had put in over the season and the successes they have achieved (see Role of Honour below) despite the terrible weather.
Hunters Land Rover - who have sponsored the juniors county squads since 2010 - also presented their “Discovery Awards”. These celebrated the one player from each age group squad who was a new discovery to their squad or who have discovered their real potential.
The evening also recognised other DCB squads and initiatives with players from the over 50’s (or under 100’s as they prefer to be known) proudly displaying their winners’ trophy, plus representatives attending from Derbyshire Disabled Cricket, District Cricket and the Women’s League.
Commenting, Howard Dytham said, “Our Player Presentation Evening was again a great testament to the growth of Derbyshire’s Development of Excellence programme. Whilst the summer was undoubtedly affected by the incredibly wet summer, there were encouraging signs from our boys and girls squads and Academy teams which saw superb performances from the young cricketers as they put into practice all the things they learned during the winter months. Looking ahead, the innovation and forward thinking by key personnel within both Derbyshire Cricket Board and Derbyshire County Cricket Club means we are now seeing such a united programme that can only be beneficial for the future of cricket in the county. Cricket Derbyshire is truly demonstrating its commitment to cricket from playground to county ground.”
Achievements celebrated included:
England and First Class Representation
5 Wicket Hauls
Hunters’ Discovery Awards
Outstanding Performer of the Season
Pictures are courtesy of Sportsshots.co.uk if you would like to purchase a copy of any photos please follow the link to their website.
We are conducting a survey to assess the Player Presentation Evening, could you take 2 minutes to answer a few questions.
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More Reasons for Celebration
After the success of the men’s side winning the LV Division 2 championship and gaining promotion one of the Derbyshire Women has given their female counterparts a reason to celebrate.
Below reads the official press release from the presenters of the Walter Lawrence award.
Walter Lawrence Women’s Award
Charlotte Horton is the inaugural winner of the Walter Lawrence Women’s Award launched this season by the trustees of the Walter Lawrence Trophy, supported by Veuve Clicquot. The 26-year-old opener scored an unbeaten 177 to earn the accolade, awarded to the batsman who makes the highest individual score in a season from the ECB Women’s County Championship, the ECB Women’s County T20 Cup and all England Women’s matches played on home soil.
Scored off 157 balls, Horton hit 28 fours and 1 six in her innings for Derbyshire Women, helping her side to an 83-run victory against Northamptonshire Women in the LV Women’s County Championship, Division Three match at Derby on May 6.
Charlotte will receive a cheque for £1,000 as well as an engraved silver medallion at the traditional Walter Lawrence Trophy presentation dinner in The Long Room at Lord’s in October.
This brightens up a season which has been ruined by the weather with the Women’s side only managing to play 3 full games in their championship season.
For more info on the Walter Lawrence awards follow this link:
Wednesday 19th September 2012
England sixes selection for Derbyshire all-rounder
Derbyshire’s Ross Whiteley has been called-up to represent England in the upcoming Hong Kong sixes tournament.
Selection caps a fantastic week for the 25-year-old after helping secure the LV= County Championship Second Division for his county.
The Academy graduate all-rounder has been included in England’s seven man squad for the competition at the Kowloon Cricket Club in Honk Kong on 27th and 28th October.
The squad in full is as follows:
Josh Cobb (Leicestershire) – Captain
Ross Whiteley (Derbyshire)
Adam Ball (Kent)
Keith Barker (Warwickshire)
Ben Brown (Sussex)
Chris Nash (Sussex)
Tom Smith (Lancashire)
Andy Hurry – (Somerset) Manager
Whiteley said: “Winning the league with Derbyshire and gaining my first senior England call-up are both career highlights and they’ve come in the space of a few days.
“The feeling of relief and excitement when everything was over and we had finally won the Championship was overwhelming. The boys have worked tirelessly all season and I'm proud to be part of this team.
“To receive a call from Geoff Miller telling me I was selected for the Honk Kong Sixes side so soon afterwards was unbelievable. I still don't think everything has sunk in. It truly has been a whirlwind last seven days.
“Some great English players, as well as some legends from all over the world, have played in this event and to be part of the 2012 tournament is something I’ll always cherish.
“I've always dreamed about representing my country and I hope this is just the start of things to come.”
England have been drawn in a group featuring the hosts; Hong Kong, as well as South Africa and Australia as Josh Cobb’s side bid to become the most successful competing nation in the history of the tournament by winning it for an unprecedented sixth time.
Derbyshire Head Coach Karl Krikken added: "Ross's selection for England highlights exactly what this Club now stands for and is looking to achieve; bringing home grown, English qualified players through our Academy system, into the professional game and hopefully into the England setup.”
For further information contact Tom Holdcroft on 01332 388 125, 07768 552 667 or email@example.com.
Derbyshire Cricket Board is launching Last Man Stands, a new outdoor, 8-a-side game which lasts just 2 hours. Already played in other parts of England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, it’s proving popular with players who don’t have the time to commit to full weekends of cricket and want to play a fast-paced, short twenty20 style game after work.
Last Man Stands aims to encourage people who’ve not played cricket for some time to return to the game as well as encouraging those who’ve not played before to give the sport a try.
It is a logical addition our community programme as it a new way we can develop recreational cricket and recognises that not everyone has the time to play more traditional forms of the game or commit to a club.
Three festivals will launch the Last Man Stands format across Derby this summer ahead of the new leagues starting in April 2013.
Men and women are invited to register their interest as either individuals or teams of 8 at www.lastmanstands.com.
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Dates and times of the Launch Festivals
Dates and times will be released shortly, keep checking this page.
About the Launch Festivals
· Up to 6 teams of 8 players will play at each festival.
· Individuals and companies are invited to enter teams.
· Entry fee is £40 per team per festival
· Teams are invited to register their interest on www.lastmanstands.com
· Individuals who register will be put introduced to local teams
· All teams will be contacted to discuss dates and timings.
So how does Last Man Stand differ?
A game of Last Man Stands sees each side bowling 20 five ball overs and batsmen retiring when they reach 50 with the option to return when all players are out. The most notable difference with traditional cricketing formats is that sides can only be bowled out when all eight players are dismissed – so ‘Last Man Stands’ alone and has to score in twos, fours or sixes. You can also score 12 if you hit a six off the final ball of an innings meaning the result of many matches come down to the last few balls!
There are 20,000 players and over 1,200 teams playing Last Man Stands in England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The new LMS Derbyshire leagues will start in April 2013 and fit into the global structure. Local winners will be entered into regional finals, with the subsequent winner progressing into the national finals.
The winners of the National Finals in 2011, Team Manchester, received paid flights to Cape Town, South Africa to take part in the Last Man Stands World Championship with a chance to win $10,000 in prize money.