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Sarah Glenn Selected for The Trent Rockets in the "HUNDRED"

Sarah Glenn Selected for The Trent Rockets in the "HUNDRED"

The good news keeps coming for Sarah Glenn! 

Following her recent success on her England debut against Pakistan and her selection for the England ICC Women's T20 World Cup Squad taking place in February, she has now been selected for the Trent Rockets in the Hundred!

The Trent Rockets are due to play two fixures at Derbyshire County Cricket Club this August, so we look foward to seeing Sarah play!

Congratulations on your well deserved selection Sarah.

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Bess Heath Selected for The Northern Supercharges in the “HUNDRED”

Bess Heath Selected for The Northern Supercharges in the “HUNDRED”.

Bess started playing cricket at Baslow Cricket Club before making her debut for Derbyshire U11 Girls on 11th June 2012 at the age of 10. Since then she has represented Derbyshire at every level, amassing over 3,000 runs in that time, including three centuries. Not only is she a big, clean, hitter of the ball but she is also excellent in the field and behind the stumps, however it is her prowess with the bat that she is most renowned for.


Bess’s successes at Derbyshire led her being selected for Yorkshire Diamonds RDC in 2016 before she was then selected for their KIA Super League Squad in both 2018 and 2019. Her performances have now earned her a call up for the Northern Supercharges in the inaugural “HUNDRED” competition. Bess is currently out in Australia playing for Sydney Universities and also training with the Sydney Sixers.

Bess plays her cricket hard, without fear, whilst still playing every game with a smile on her face.

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From the many stand out moments in Bess’s Derbyshire career two stand out in my mind, both in 2017, firstly a magnificent 131 off 66 balls against Scotland and secondly, against Lincolnshire, when she was only able to bat with her bottom hand (she broke a bone in the other whilst keeping in the same game) she hit 54, including 2 sixes!!

Congratulations Bess on your well deserved selection.

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Derbyshire Disabled Cricket Club Winter Training and Fixtures 2020!

Derbyshire Disabled Cricket Club

Founded 2005

Winter training will run from the 26th January 2020 - 29th March 2020 at the Rykneld Sports Centre, 11:15 - 12:30.


Fixtures for the 2020 season are now available. They can be found below:

Sunday 26th April  East Midlands D40 vs TBC @ venue TBC.

Sunday 3rd May  Derbyshire Merlins vs TBC @ venue TBC

Tuesday 5th May Derbyshire Squad v Chevin @ Darley Abbey CC.

Sunday 10th May Shropshire vs Derbyshire Merlins @ venue TBC

Sunday 17th May Shropshire vs East Midlands D40 @ venue TBC

Sunday 24th May Derbyshire Merlins vs Yorkshire @ Darley Abbey CC

Sunday 31st May Derbyshire Falcons Festival @ Darley Abbey CC

Sunday 31st May East Midlands D40 vs Lancashire @ Barby CC

Tuesday 2nd June Derbyshire Falcons v Chevin @ Darley Abbey CC.

Sunday 7th June Staffordshire vs Derbyshire Merlins @ venue TBC

Tuesday 9th June Derbyshire Falcons v Quad @ Darley Abbey CC

Sunday 14th June East Midlands D40 vs Wales @ Barby CC

Sunday 14th June Derbyshire Falcons S9 Festival @ Lancs venue TBC

Sunday 21st June Derbyshire Merlins vs Cheshire @ Darley Abbey CC

Sunday 28th June East Midlands D40 vs Shropshire @ Darley Abbey CC

Sunday 28th June Derbyshire Falcons S9 Festival @ Staffs venue TBC

Sunday 5th July Warwickshire vs Derbyshire Merlins. @ venue TBC

Sunday 12th July Lancashire vs East Midlands D40 @ venue TBC

Sunday 12th July Derbyshire Falcons S9 Festival @ Lancs venue TBC

Sunday 19th July Derbyshire Merlins vs Staffordshire @ Darley Abbey CC

Sunday 26th July Wales vs East Midlands D40 @ venue TBC

Sunday 2nd August 10/10 Tournament @ Darley Abbey CC.

DCB Cricket Development Coach Job Opportunity!


DCB Cricket Development Coach

Derbyshire Cricket Board (“DCB”) is the Governing body for Cricket in the county and supports all aspects of recreational cricket. Our Vision is ‘To provide every person in Derbyshire with the opportunity to have a positive experience through cricket’.

We are currently looking to recruit a Cricket Development Coach to join the existing coaches and support the development team in delivering high quality professional cricket activities within our Schools and Community programmes. The successful candidate will have experience of working in cricket/sports coaching, developing core sporting activities and increasing the number of children and young people taking an interest in the game.

Candidates must demonstrate both team working skills and the ability to work unsupervised using their own initiative. You will be a self-starter with energy and enthusiasm together with good administration and organisational skills.

Nature and Scope of the Job

The DCB Cricket Development Coach is employed by Derbyshire Cricket Board Ltd to work with selected individuals and organisations in Derbyshire and will link directly to the DCB Strategy.

The main areas of responsibility for this role can be divided up as follows:

Chance to Shine/ Schools

Admin support and coaching delivery of Chance to Shine and DCB Schools programme

National Programmes

Delivery of All Stars and Dynamos school activity and support centre engagement and delivery

Inspiring Generations

Promote and implement the ECB Strategy, Inspiring Generations

Holiday Programmes

Support CCCO – Youth to coordinate and deliver the DCB Holiday Programme


Support the delivery of School and Club Competitions

Club Coaching

Coaching support to clubs through the DCB club development programme

 Please click here to download a full job description and job requirements 

Conditions of Employment:

Salary:                         £15,646.40 (Based on annualised hours of 1778 hours per year)

Expenses:                    40p per mile will be paid for travel to duties directly related to your work for the DCB as per the DCB expenses policy. This does not include travel to and from work

                                    Phone Allowance

                Pension:                       Pension Scheme Available

Hours of work:            1778 hours per year to include work on evenings and weekends as well as during the day on weekdays as required.

Holiday:                       22 working days holiday per annum based on the contracted annualised hours, plus 8 public holidays.

If successful in your application you will be required to provide documentary evidence of your right to live and work in the United Kingdom prior to commencing employment.

The selected candidates will need to produce one recent work and one personal reference.

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Head of Derbyshire Cricket Board, Richard Wood at jobs@dcbcricket.com  

Closing Date: 31st January 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 10th February 2020

DCB Christmas Newsletter 2019!!

As the Christmas Holidays are fast approaching take a moment to look back at some of the great moments of 2019 and find out what we have planned for 2020. Read the DCB Christmas Newsletter to find out more!

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Please Click Here to read the DCB Christmas Newsletter

The Derbyshire Cricket Board Offices will close for Christmas on Friday 20th December and will reopen on the 2nd January. We wish you all a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

ECB Foundation I Coaching Courses

ECB Foundation I Coaching Courses

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Coaching is an enormously rewarding, challenging and crucial role in cricket. 

ECB Foundation I Coach is a new coach development programme and qualification that has been created to help more people take their first steps into coaching cricket.

A blend of e-learning and face-to-face modules led by ECB Coach Developers will explore what coaching looks like, the impact you can have as an ECB Foundation I Coach, the skills you can help players to develop and how you can learn from your experiences.

By committing yourself to this programme and becoming a qualified coach you will become an important part of the ECB’s coaching family that works together to help players improve, have fun, be safe and learn at every stage of their development.


Programme outcomes

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe.

An ECB Foundation I Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision.

It is now the entry level qualification required to coach cricket.

Click here/or insert JPG for a module-by-module guide Link to PDF


  • Role of an ECB Foundation I Coach
  • What does coaching look like?
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  • Coaching fielding, bowling and batting
  • Foundation principles – fielding, bowling and batting
  • The coaching tools
  • Purposeful sessions
  • Active sessions
  • Safe sessions
  • Enjoyable sessions
  • Differentiation

Who is it for?

Anyone aged 17 and over wishing to become qualified to coach cricket, inspire players and make a difference to the game.


  • 4 face-to-face modules lasting 3 hours each
  • 7 bitesize e-learning modules lasting 10-15 minutes each
  • 3 observed coaching opportunities during face-to-face modules and an online multiple choice questionnaire
  • £150.00

Pre-requisites for certification

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid safeguarding training e.g. Safeguarding Young Cricketers

Upcoming ECB Foundation I Coach programmes

Course 1 - 9th and 16th February 2020 @ Frederick Gent School, 9am-4pm 


Course 2 - 22nd and 29th March 2020 @ Chellaston Academy, 9am-4pm 


Dynamos Cricket has launched!!

Dynamos Cricket has launched!!

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Come and find out more information at our local roadshow for the new programme for children aged 8-11!

📅 Monday 20th January
📍 Derbyshire County Cricket Club


📅 Monday 13th January
📍 Brampton Brewery


📅 Thursday 9th January
📍 Dinting Cricket Club

 7-9pm: Roadshow with Q&A

Sign up to register your attendance: http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/0hqfd8

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DCB First Aid Courses 2020

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DCB First Aid Courses 2020

The DCB has arranged a programme of Emergency First Aid courses aimed at supporting coaches, team managers, CWO’s and other cricket volunteers. In all nine courses have been arranged to help make them as accessible as possible.

It is recommended that all coaches actively working in clubs and schools have an up to date first aid certificate, this should be renewed every 3 years.

The syllabus will include:

  • Incident/ Accident Management
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Shock
  • Minor Burns
  • Sports Related Injuries to include Soft tissue injuries, Fractures, Head injury
  • Helmet removal
  • Any other relevant topics – time allowing

See below the links for each course, they are live and ready to accept bookings, to book and pay simply click on the appropriate link:




Booking Link

Tuesday 21st January


DCB Offices, Derby


Wednesday 5th February


Lullington Park CC


Thursday 13th February


Cutthorpe CC


Wednesday 26th February


Spondon CC


Monday 2nd March


Elvaston CC


Thursday 5th March


Hayfield CC


Thursday 12th March


Marehay CC


Tuesday 31st March


Langley Mill CC


Thursday 2nd April


Buxton CC



Places are offered on a first come first served basis – early booking is advised.

Should you have any questions please contact mick.glenn@dcbcricket.com or 01332 386600/ 07976 504276

Women's Indoor Softball League 1!!

Women's Indoor Softball League!!

Over 5 weeks in October/ November the Derbyshire Cricket Board has ran an indoor softball competition at Willows Sports Centre. This followed on from the success of the league that was ran in Feb/March. A double round robin format meant each team was to play 10 games each. The teams were Belper Meadows/ Ilkeston Rutland/ Belper Amateurs/ Hilton/ Riddings and Long Eaton. After the first 4 weeks all teams have played 8 matches and the league was very finely poised before the last week, with 3 teams in contention to win!

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Going into the final round of fixtures there were lots of permutations for the top 3. We had to see how it all played out. As the final afternoon unfolded it became clear the winner would not be decided by total league points! That theory was proved right because all 3 teams (Belper Amateurs, Belper Meadows and Ilkeston Rutland) were tied on 21 out of a possible 30 points. This meant the league would be decided on total runs scored, and so it was Belper Meadows who took the title! Their consistent batting over the 5 weeks proving to be decisive.


Following the final game Dave Moore thanked all the teams for taking part and supporting the competition and Willows Sports Centre for doing a great job hosting the event. Dave then presented the winner’s trophy to Belper Meadows and the celebrations began!


Three teams had an opportunity to win the competition on the final week however the competition was very closely contested throughout, with all teams looking like beating everyone else. Results were never certain and this shows how good the standard was as well as how much everyone improved over the 5 weeks. This competition has seen 6 teams enter, registering over 70 players to take part has been a great opportunity for women who participated in our summer softball offer to further showcase their skills as well as prepare for the coming season. The indoor format was new to some of the players but they have adapted their skills very impressively over the 5 weeks. It has been a very exciting and enjoyable competition!


What has been great to see is the amount of support each team has been bringing with them. It is very encouraging for the women’s game that this competition has been so well supported and shows that the clubs involved are placing some focus on their women and girls sections.

Congratulations Belper Meadows!

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