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Electronic Scorer Courses 2020!!!

Electronic Scorer Courses 2020!!!


The ECB ACO are running a Scorers roadshow in spring 2020!

These 2 sessions will focus on Electronic Scoring, one using the Play Cricket App and the other for using a laptop.

They will both take place on 9th February 2020 at Spondon CC.


For the Play Cricket App Workshop (smart phone or tablet with App downloaded required) follow this link:



For the Play Cricket Scorer Pro workshop (Laptop with programme downloaded required) follow this link: 



Heavy Rain & Flooding Support

Heavy Rain & Flooding Support

Over recent Derbyshire has suffered more than most from the recent heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding that followed.

For any clubs concerned about flooding there is guidance on the ECB website and the link is:


Mick Glenn is the DCB contact for clubs seeking advice and can be contacted by email mick.glenn@dcbcricket.com or on 07976 504276

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Wirksworth & Middleton CC - Club Coach 2020


Wirksworth & Middleton Cricket Club are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified coach to lead their coaching programmes in 2020.

The successful candidate will be able to help shape the role in discussion with the Cricket Management Team (to which s/he will be responsible) but we anticipate that it will include:

  • Leading weekly training and attending matches (frequency to be agreed);
  • Delivering 1-to-1 coaching to identified players and co-ordinating 1-to-1 delivery by others;
  • Supporting, mentoring, and developing the existing coaching team and captains;
  • Developing and implementing a structured coaching plan across the club as a whole in conjunction with existing coaches;
  • Analysing performance and maximizing potential, including individual development plans;
  • Enhancing and fostering a club-wide commitment match-day and training best practice;
  • Communicating effectively with players, coaches, volunteers and parents;
  • Attending and/or providing input to selection meetings;
  • Attending Cricket Management Team meetings as required.


  • Ideally UKCC3 (or equivalent), or UKCC2 (or equivalent) with suitable experience
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Experience in management of cricket development
  • Strong motivation, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills

For further information pleaseclick hereor contact Neil Doxey on 07974 101853 or email neildoxey@gmail.com

Sarah Glenn Called Up to the England Women Squad!!!

Sarah Glenn Called Up to the England Women Squad!!!

Former Derbyshire player, Sarah Glenn, has received a call up to the England Women’s team ahead of their tour of Malaysia starting next month.

Sarah started playing for Derbyshire some 10 years ago, making her way through the women and girls pathway, in that time she became one of the earliest participants in our Emerging Girls programme and made her debut for our Senior Women's Team in 2013 at the age of 13 years and 10 months. She enjoyed an excellent career at Derbyshire before making the move to Worcestershire at the beginning of the 2019 season.

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Andrew Dyson, who was Sarah's County Age Group Coach at Derbyshire for 6 years commented, " I had the pleasure of managing / coaching Sarah through her Derbyshire Girls career from U11 to 17s, a very special player being an attacking leg spinner and natural striker of the ball. I enjoyed watching many great performances not least a 100 at U13s and 12 wickets in two days. Sarah always worked hard, asked questions from an early age showing a great understanding of the game, but what also stood out was how well she supported her teammates and shared equally in their successes. Congratulations Sarah, very well deserved and best wishes, I hope you enjoy this wonderful opportunity."

Dave Moore, current Derbyshire Women and Girls Team Manager added, "It was on a May Bank Holiday Monday in 2010 when I first came across a very young Sarah playing for Derbyshire U13 Girls against Northamptonshire at Wellingborough CC. She was still U11 but, playing 2 years up as she most often did, walked to the crease to bat at no. 7 and promptly hit 2 huge 6's in her score of 32 off 10 balls. This was obviously a talent to be nurtured and through hard work and dedication has now achieved international recognition, this is home grown talent indeed".

Head of DCB and Derbyshire Women’s Head Coach, Richard Wood said, “It has been a pleasure to have been a part of Sarah’s development over last 7 years as she has progressed through the Derbyshire Pathway. It was clear to see from an early age that she was a special talent with a fantastic work ethic and attitude to training and match play. Sarah’s recent success in the Kia Super League has demonstrated her ability under pressure and I have no doubt she will go on to have a successful career in the game. I am extremely proud of Sarah and I wish her every success for the future!”



  Above - Sarah in action for Derbyshire

 Huge congratulations to Sarah from all of us at the Derbyshire Cricket Board.

Club Scorer Courses 2020!!

Club Scorer Courses 2020!!

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The Club Scorer course is designed for anyone who is wanting to score on a more regular basis at their clubs. It is the only course which comprehensively teaches you how to score so that you are prepared for all games!

This course is suitable for anyone who is new to scoring, as well as any existing scorers who may want to fine tune their skills!

Scorers are an integral part of cricket, having a positive impact on any game that they are involved in. Becoming a scorer is a great way for anyone to get more involved in the game or to stay in cricket!

The course will run over 3 Sundays; 23rd Feb, 1st and 8th March, at Belper Meadows CC.

To book onto the course, follow the link: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/c/express/e3d1a6a3-2591-4e3e-9186-5cc15b816373

On completion of the course you will receive an ECB ACO Club Scorer attendance certificate. The course fee will include your first year’s membership of the ECB ACO.

Women and Girls Pathway 2019 Review!

Women and Girls Pathway 2019 Review!

2019 started with a good winter programme for all the squads, the U11 – U17 Girls training at Chellaston Academy and the Senior Women at the Gateway Centre. The U15 and U17 Girls had a couple of sessions that were led by Chris Guest and the Senior Women had great support from Derbyshire’s bowling coach, Steve Kirby.

Once the season started we had mixed results across the squads but also had a frustrating time with the weather resulting in a number of cancellations and abandonments.

Below is a brief review of each of the squads 2019 season:

U11 Girls

We carried a larger squad into the season and before any county fixtures were played a number of Intra County days were held allowing all the squad to take part.

The highlight during the County fixtures was Maria Andrews scoring 51 not out against Worcestershire.

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U13 Girls

As with our U11’s we used a larger squad and again introduced a number of Intra County days into the programme.

6 County games were then played with the highlights being Harriett Parkin scoring 71 not out and Jess Smithurst 64 against Nottinghamshire.

The U13’s finished their season with an enjoyable 3 days at the Scarborough Festival where they not only produced some encouraging performances but also took in a KIA Super League game.

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U15 Girls

The season started with the U15 Girls continuing the tradition of attending the 3 day Denstone Festival.

The batting highlight of the whole Women and Girls Pathway in 2019 was a magnificent 110 by Lara Shaw against Leicestershire.

Eden Collier produced a great spell of bowling when taking 6 wickets for 5 runs against Leicestershire.

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U17 Girls

The U17 Girls finished third in their Division in the 40 over ECB competition.

An entertaining 4 days were had by a young squad, containing a number of U15’s, when they attended the Malvern Festival.

Keeley Brodrick, now bowling off-spin, had a great game when producing figures of 6 wickets for 16 runs against Leicestershire at Wirksworth.

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Senior Women

Our Senior Women finished second in their Division in the 50 over competition but unfortunately had a disappointing T20 campaign.

Tash Allen top scored in the 50 over format with 71 against Scotland at Marehay and Bess Heath’s 56 against Worcestershire was the top scorer in T20’s.

Georgie Harrison was the leading wicket taker, finishing the season with 13 wickets at an average of 16.92.

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Diwali Celebrations 2019!!!

Diwali Celebrations 2019!


The sixth annual Diwali Celebrations hosted by the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation, Derbyshire County Cricket Club and Cricket Derbyshire India Club were held at The Pattonair County Ground on Saturday 19th October 2019. The event brought together over 250 individuals and businesses from across Derby and the wider county to celebrate the festival of light. Guests were treated to an array of live entertainment from the traditional sounds of Dostana, playing live music right into the night, to the talented and brightly coloured Bollywood Belles who showcased their expertise, bringing to Derby the elegance and beauty that is Bollywood. 


In between raising much needed funds for the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation, with prizes generously donated by HUUB, Morley Hayes, Fairfax Meadow and Morrison’s Derby, guests together with family and friends celebrated with authentic Indian cuisine with family and friends. and to top the night off in style, The night culminated in an amazing firework display, provided by CFX Ltd.


This event is strongly supported by Baggy Shanker and the Cricket Derbyshire India Club who are immensely successful every year in encouraging businesses to invest  and get involved in the charity. With such great relations and strong links, the fundraiser means that positive lifestyle programmes are able to be delivered by the Foundation in the community, making for a stronger and healthier Derbyshire. The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation and Cricket Derbyshire India Club would like to offer special thanks to the night’s sponsors Greenbank, Unison, Bowmer and Kirkland, Bal Construction, Firstsource, Slice of India, Simon Foote Architects, Specsavers and Central England Co-operative.


Woody's Round-Up 30th September - 13th October 2019!!!

Woody's Round-Up 30th September -13th October 2019!! 

School Update

As part of the Lord Taverners we offer disability coaching to schools all around Derbyshire mainly during the winter months. This usually includes table cricket but there is also an opportunity to have a go at some different types of cricket skills, depending on what the schools would like.

Since the start of September we have already provided this programme for schools such as Swanwick, Alferton Park, Brackenfield, Chapel, Peak School, Brookfield and St Martins.

Table cricket is an adapted version of cricket which is usually played on a table tennis table or similar, there is a ramp for the bowler to use in order to deliver the ball, a small bat for the batters to hit the ball, and then some fielders that can be moved around to try and stop the ball from hitting the scoring zones. They can get 2, 4 or 6 runs by hitting the ball into the zones while trying to avoid the fielders.

Our aim is to get as many children with disabilities involved in cricket as we can and with table cricket this allows any child with a disability to be able to have a go and enjoy the sessions. For the schools that we provide these sessions to, they are able to enter our table cricket competitions in January where they get the chance to compete against other schools. This gives them the opportunity to play competitively as well as just for fun!

Cluster Club

The girls cluster club sessions have started on a Monday evening at the county ground. There are girls involved from 6 different clubs; Duffield CC, Ilkeston Rutland CC, Ockbrook & Borrowash CC, Denby CC, Spondon CC, and Ticknall CC. The girls have been lucky enough to have help from Derbyshire Women's players, Tasha Allen and Lauren Tuffrey, at some of the sessions so far. It has been good for them to draw on their knowledge while they are there!


Falcons Courses

The first lot of the Falcons courses started as well! Wednesday nights was the start of the first Junior Falcons, and Friday saw the start of the other Junior Falcons as well as the Mini Falcons course. These saw 80 children having fun and making use of the facilities at the county ground!

There are still a few spaces on our Emerging Falcons half term course. Sign up here: http://www.dcbcricket.com/holiday-programmes/holiday-courses

New Coach Education Information

Tom and Richard have been attending some tutor training for the new foundation 1 coaching course which is coming into place next year. This will be an entry level course for anyone wanting to get into coaching.

Club Forums

The first of our club forums took place at Glossop CC. It was extremely successful with everyone who attended the different workshops, learning how they can make changes in their club. Dates for our other forums are below:

Thursday 17th October - Matlcok Town FC

Monday 21st October – Melbourne CC

Thursday 7th November – Denby CC

Wednesday 13th November – Staveley CC

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Street Cricket Competition

The Street Youth School Cricket Competition took place at Willows Sport Centre. There were 12 schools that took part in 2 different competitions. Thank you to Derby City SSP for helping to organise the event, and a big well done to all the schools that took part!

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Cricket Development Groups

There were 3 Cricket Development Group meetings that took place in North Derbyshire, the Derbyshire Dales, and Erewash. These are designed to help support clubs and provide them with information that they might need.

Woody's Round-Up 16th-29th September 2019!!

Woody's Round-Up 16th-29th September 2019!!

  • With the school coaching sessions well underway, we have now visited 8 different schools to deliver the C2S programme.
  • Street Cricket taster sessions took place at St James Junior School in preparation for the indoor street cricket league taking place at Willows Sport Centre.
  • The first of the Autumn Falcons courses starts on Wednesday 9th October and then again on Friday 11th October. These courses sold out rapidly, so a big thankyou to everyone that has signed up! There are still a few spaces on our Emerging Falcons half term course. Sign up here: http://www.dcbcricket.com/holiday-programmes/holiday-courses

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  • The DCB had their Team Meeting at Denby CC to discuss and plan the club forums as well as review how this cricket season went!
  • Club Forums begin on Thursday 10th October at Glossop CC, followed by forums taking place on at:
    • Thursday 17th October – Matlock Town FC
    • Monday 21st October – Melbourne CC
    • Thursday 7th November – Denby CC
    • Wednesday 13th November – Staveley CC
  • The summer has well and truly come to a close and the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation is focussing its efforts on organising and planning for next year. This fortnight we have been heading back out into the community creating valuable relationships. We were luckily enough to be invited into Derby City Sport Forum which took place on 24th September.  A range of different topics were discussed by the attendees which ranged from local sport club members to sporting organisations.  It gave us the opportunity to listen to new ideas around how we best can support different areas of the community. This theme was echoed in the MoveMore Derby Ambassador Networking Event which in fact, took place on the same date. The event brought together individuals, citizens, organisations, and activity providers to create an emerging network of physical activity advocates that use the branding/umbrella of Move More Derby. The group will look to explore how to campaign as a collective to increase participation in physical activity across the city. We are looking forward to how we can be involved with this.

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