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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.

Holiday Programme Review 18-19!!

Holiday Programme Review 18-19!!

Winter 2018/19

We got feedback from our 2018 summer programme and realised that there was a demand for hardball cricket before the end of the year. We ran a pilot course branded the Junior Falcons on a Friday evening at the Elite Performance Centre at The County Ground. The demand was so high that we had to put on another evening so that we could accommodate everyone who wanted to attend. Having the course at The County Ground meant that we were able to use specialist equipment and managed to use some guest coaches from the County Club. We also ran a Mini Falcons course for softball players also at the county ground. We managed to engage with 90 children over the 3 courses, delivering cricket to boys and girls that wouldn’t have been involved in the game otherwise.


During the February half term, we ran specialist bowling, batting and wicket keeping sessions with the help of County Club coaches and players. They brought with them the skills and drills that they use for our 65 participants to take back home and to their club.

Easter 2019

In the May half term we ran a Junior Falcons course again at The County Ground, giving 24 children access to the new facilities, including the outfield and the outdoor nets.

Summer 2019

Summer saw the success of the World Cup and Ashes fever take over our Summer Falcons Courses. We saw over 300 children at our courses throughout the 6 weeks holidays at venues all over the county. There was some issues with the weather, but we did our best to get the game on.

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What's Next?

We start our Winter Falcons this week with 90 children again engaged with cricket at the County Ground. We are also looking at ways of expanding the programme so that more people can access the course in the different districts across the county!

Umpires Courses 2019-2020!!!

2019-2020 Umpire Courses!!!


See below some information about the up and coming umpire courses across Derbyshire. If you are interested, please follow the link below to book on!!


PRICE: £30

Umpires Courses 2019 2020 2

This course is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed.

Course Fee includes resource pack & first year membership of ECB ACO (membership is optional and subject to meeting application criteria). You will also receive a £20 discount code to apply for Stage Two on registration.

Rolleston Cricket Club, The Willows, Dovecliff Road, DE13 9AU

Monday 28/10/2019 at: 19:30-21:30 (for four/five consecutive Monday Evenings, Stage 2 follows starting 20/1/19)

Belper Meadows Cricket Club, Christchurch Meadow, Off Bridge Street, DE56 1BA

Saturday 2/11/2019 at: 10:00-16:30 (whole day course, free lunch provided, Stage 2 follows on 16/11/19)

Staveley Welfare Cricket Club, Lowgates, Staveley, S43 3UG

Saturday 28/3/2020 at: 10:00-16:30 (whole day course, free lunch provided)

Stage 2 is designed to build on Umpire Education Stage One, covering further Laws and Exploring the concept of working as part of a team with an umpiring colleague and the scorers. It is intended to introduce you to the skills and knowledge required to be a member of a league panel. There is no exam and you will be appointed to as many or as few games as your diary allows! Make on-field decisions, make new friends, get paid on match days (starting at £40), enjoy free teas and watch cricket from the best view on the ground!

ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT Adam Hitchcock on 07849056893

All Stars Review 2019!!

All Stars Review 2019!!

All Stars Cricket continued to blossom across Derbyshire in 2019. Nearly 1800 children aged 5-8 enjoyed 8 weeks of fun at 63 centres. A sea of blue could be seen at Cricket grounds around the County as children arrived with their personalised kit that included a rucksack, T-shirt, bat, ball, cap and activity book. We are delighted that 27% of our participants were girls which was the highest percentage across the Country.

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A huge thank you to over 200 volunteers who delivered the programme each week, providing children with a brilliant first experience of cricket and also running the bar, bbq and other activities that add to the wider experience. All Stars has proved a valuable way of involving new parents in cricket by encouraging them to get involved in the sessions and around the Club.

30 lucky All Stars won tickets to watch Pakistan vs West Indies for free at Trent Bridge in the Cricket World Cup while a further 500 children either took part in Guard of Honours at the Pattonair County Ground or took advantage of discounted junior membership. We also had 100 children who had the opportunity for autographs and photos from the Australian Cricket team and Loughborough Lightning Kia Super League team during the season.

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Ashover CC were crowned All Stars Centre of the Year. Congratulations to the following clubs who were also nominated - Buxworth CC, Ashover CC, Denby CC, Ilkeston Rutland CC, Ashbourne CC, Mickleover CC and Aston on Trent CC

Martin Forster from Wirksworth and Middleton CC won the Activator of the Year award. Congratulations to our other nominees- Neil Pheasey, Alan Slack, Mick Parr, Vicki Chambers, Kirstie Dexter and Chris Swan.

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Club Forums 2019!!

Club Forums 2019!!

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Starting very soon the Derbyshire Cricket Board are running a series of Club Forums around the County in October & November.

Details of each forum can be found in the table below:





Thursday 10th October


Glossop CC

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Thursday 17th October


Matlock Town FC


Monday 21st October


Melbourne CC

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Thursday 7th November


Denby CC


Wednesday 13th November


Staveley CC

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The format of the forums will include a group presentation followed by a number of break out workshops.

We are currently planning three breakout sessions, it would be beneficial for clubs to bring 3/ 4 delegates along if at all possible.

Among the topics we plan to cover on the evenings (subject to amendment) are:

  • ·DCB Strategy & County Partnership Agreement (CPA)
  • ·Junior Cricket – Formats/ Chance to Shine/ Schools/ All Stars/ Junior competitions
  • ·Women & Girls – Opportunities/ Competitions/ Girls Pathway
  • ·Clubs Workshop - DCB & ECB support/ Future Funding

We will also look to provide an opportunity for group discussion and feedback.

In attendance and supporting the forums will be DCB staff, Board members and other partners, a great opportunity to ask questions and seek advice/ guidance.

Clubs can bring as many people as they wish, your delegates could be a combination of the following:

  • One of your Key officials Chairman/ Secretary
  • Club Junior Coordinator/ Junior Coach/ Head coach
  • Captain/ Senior player/ young player
  • A female player/ female committee member
  • Anyone with an interest in the future of cricket at your club

We would particularly encourage diversity among your delegates to reflect your club and cricket, new faces are always welcome.

To help with our planning you can book onto your preferred event through the following link http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/6yqyqg

Places can be booked by the club or individuals, delegates/ clubs are welcome to attend any event, whatever works best for you.

It would be great to have all clubs represented at our forums so please do pass onto your colleagues.

Should you have any questions by all means get in touch with Mick Glenn ( mick.glenn@dcbcricket.com or on 01332 386600)

Woody's Round-Up 2nd -15th September 2019!!

Woody's Round-Up 2nd -15th September 2019!!

Club Update

We saw the end of the cricket season across Derbyshire with the last 2 weekends of games. Some stats are shown below;

ECB Premier Divison Figures for Saturday 7th September

  • Batting – Darryl Carmody (104* for Elvaston), Paul Borrington (90* for Ticknall), Ben Slater (89* for Chesterfield), Tom Wood (82* for Ticknall), Ali Hassan (66 for Elvaston), David Hunt (57 for Chesterfield), Ben Chapman-Lilley (52 for Denby)
  • Bowling – Ben Hutchinson (7-32 for Swarkestone), Peter Burgoyne (6-27 for Denby), Paul Allen (5-37 for Spondon), David Jacobs (5-37 for Elvaston), Chris Windmill (4-33 for Spondon), Mark Footitt (4-42 for Sandiacre), Sam Conners (3-9 for Ockbrook & Borrowash), Waseem Fazal (3-37 for Ticknall), Jack Gorbert (3-45 for Ticknall), Nathan Musselwhite (3-46 for Eckington), Joe Bullimore (3-73 for Eckington)

ECB Premier Division Figures for Saturday 14th September

  • Batting – Joss Morgan (146* for Ticknall), Chris Fletcher (106 for Denby), Jack Redman (103 for Sandiacre), Bill Anderson (88 for Sandiacre), Peter Burgoyne (71 for Denby), Ahmed Raza (71 for Alvaston & Boulton), Daniel Welch (71 for Dunstall), Joe Ashdown (63 for Spondon), Tom Wood (59 for Ticknall), Rahib Ali (56 for Ockbrook & Borrowash), Jacob Conners (51 for Ockbrook & Borrowash)
  • Bowling – Matthew Newbold (8-41 for Clifton), Joe Wilson (6-37 for Denby), David Jacobs (5-56 for Elvaston), Joe Bullimore (5-57 for Eckington), Oliver Roberts (4-48 for Dunstall), George Hughes (3-24 for Swarkestone), Jack Gorbert (3-29 for Swarkestone), Tom Bacon (3-40 for Chesterfield), Harry Wilmott (3-49 for Chesterfield)

A huge congratulations to all the teams across the County that won their leagues this season;

  • ECB Premier Division – Spondon CC

Spondon winners

  • Division 1 – Marehay CC
  • Division 2 – Sawley & Long Eaton Park CC

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  • Division 3 (North) – Belper Meadows CC

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  • Division 3 (South) – Trentside CC
  • Division 4 (North) – West Hallam White Rose CC
  • Division 4 (South) – Melbourne Town CC

Melbourne winners

  • Division 5 (North) – Alfreton CC
  • Division 5 (South) – Alrewas CC
  • Division 6 (North) – Marehay CC
  • Division 6 (South) – Ashbourne CC

Ashbourne winners

  • Division 7 (North) – Buxton CC

Buxton winners

  • Division 7 (South) – Mickleover CC
  • Division 8 (North) – Staveley Welfare CC
  • Division 8 (South) – Alrewas CC

U17’s Club T20 Final

Congratulations to Ockbrook & Borrowash CC on winning the final against Mickleover/Congs CC.

U19’s Club T20 Final

Congratulations to Ockbrook & Borrowash CC on winning the final against Chesterfield CC.


Community Update

We visited Wirksworth and Middleton CC to present Martin Forster with the All Stars Activator of the Year award. Everyone at the board wants to congratulate Martin on his achievements, keep up the good work! There will be an interview that we filmed with Martin, his wife Katie, and Welfare Officer Gaye Smedley, going onto our YouTube page very soon.

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With everyone starting back at school, we have started some of our school cricket sessions. We have visited Swanwick Sports College, Alfreton Park School, Zaytouna Primary, and Brakenfield so far with more schools booking in.

The Autumn Falcons courses have gone up on the website and there are still spaces available for your children to take part! Click Here to find out more: http://www.dcbcricket.com/holiday-programmes

We are also busy planning our Club Forums which will be happening soon across the county to provide an update on what is happening and any changes that may affect your club.

Charlotte is continuing to build relations within local community groups by hosting numerous meetings with the MoveMore Team, Aspire Wrestling Alliance, and Derwent Oak to discuss plans for possible collaborative projects and funding in 2020. As well as forging relationships with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and Derbyshire Constabulary’s Multi Agency Disruption Team for Organised Crime. Plans are well under way for the Diwali Celebrations taking place on Saturday 19th October 2019. The event is organised in partnership with the India Club and is in its 6th year of celebrations, 2019 promises to be the biggest and best yet. Tickets are priced at only £30.00 per person, guests can enjoy an a la carte Indian themed meal, live entertainment and to round the evening off in style with a spectacular firework display. To book your place, please call 01332 836 601 or email charlotte.flindall@dcbcricket.com for more information.

Boys Pathway 2019 Review!

Boys Pathway 2019 Review!

It was a mixed season for the boys pathway this year in terms of results. However, there were some very good individual performances throughout all the age groups which you can see under each age group.

U10 Boys

  • Good winter programme that was split into North/South venues (Tibshelf School/Chellaston Academy) with good numbers.
  • Inconsistent season with results but some good individual performances.
  • U10 Boys Repton Festival was a great success.
  • Stand out performances were; James Jordinson 38 Not Out, Theo Brown 26 Not Out against Foremarke School.

U11 Boys

  • Had a good season with some really good individual performances throughout the season.
  • Charlie Dawson captained the side well throughout.
  • Josh Dent had a good season scoring a 69 Not Out against Shropshire and a 72 Not Out against Staffordshire.
  • Danny Houghton having a terrific season with the bat scoring 94 against Herefordshire, 41 against Grange CC and 67 Not Out against Staffordshire in the T20 Finals Day at Shrewsbury Festival. He also scored 64 against Worcestershire.
  • George Siddall bowled really well throughout the season with best figures of 2-6 off 4 overs against Shropshire.

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U12 Boys

  • Inconsistent season with results but again some good individual performances.
  • Eamonn Crossley captained the side well throughout the season with it being his first season as a County player.
  • Harry Moore was the standout batsman and all-round player. He was also part of the Mini-Academy Squad.
  • Harrison Parker and Ciaran Gillespie were the standout bowlers. Both Spin Bowlers took wickets consistently.
  • Most Improved Bowler was Tom Cope. This was Tom’s first season as a County Player but the more games he played the better he became.

U13 Boys

  • Season was hampered by the weather so as a result a lot of games were not played.
  • Oliver Flindall was the stand-out batsman scoring 182 runs at an average of 60.67.
  • Evan Dhanda was the highlight and stand-out bowler taking 10 wickets with a best of 4-41 against Cheshire.


U14 Boys

  • Had a mixed season with results. At times played really well and then other times they struggled.
  • Jake Else top scored during the season scoring 294 runs at an average of 26.73 scoring three fifties.
  • Matt Myers scored 204 runs at an average of 29.43 with 1 fifty.
  • Ben Slater was the pick of the bowlers with 15 wickets throughout the season with a best of 5-45 against Cumbria.

U15 Boys

  • Disappointing season in the league, but were hampered by injuries throughout. Had a good T20 campaign in the Notts Festival finishing runners up.
  • Archie Harrison was the best batsman during the season scoring 358 runs at an average of 32.55 scoring 1 fifty.
  • Ben Halliday was the best bowler during the season picking up 17 wickets throughout with a best of 4-35 against Yorkshire.

U17 Boys

  • Struggled in the One Day Competition with results but put in some good individual performances.
  • Three Day Competition – showed good determination and fight throughout the 3 days.
  • Stand out performances throughout the season as batsmen were as follows:-
  • Josh Lacey scoring 55 and 172 against Lancashire in the Three Day Competition
  • Anoop Chima scoring 143 Not Out against Durham in the One Day Competition.

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  • Nafis Shaik scoring 61 against Cheshire in the One Day Competition as a 15 year old
  • Nafis Shaikh scoring 149 against Durham in the Three Day Competition.
  • Jack Hall scoring 87 against Durham in the Three Day Competition.
  • Will Hobson scoring 67 against Yorkshire in the Three Day Competition and 62 against Lancashire in the One Day Competition.
  • Harry Bennett scoring 62 against Lancashire and 71 against Yorkshire In the Three Day Competition.
  • Good partnership and innings by Owen Randall and Jonny Lawrence against Yorkshire in the Three Day Competition to claim a draw.
  • Harry Whitworth scoring 70 against Cheshire in the Three Day Competition.
  • Jimmy Lawton scoring 51 against Cheshire in the Three Day Competition. Owen Randall also scoring 50 in the same fixture.
  • Stand out performances throughout the season as bowlers were as follows:-
  • Jimmy Lawton taking 4-38 against Cheshire in the One Day Competition.
  • Oscar Gaunt taking 3-41 against Lancashire in the One Day Competition and 3-52 against Durham in the Three Day Competition.
  • Charlie Wilson taking 3-63 against Lancashire in the Three Day Competition.
  • Josh Lacey taking 3-49 against Durham in the Three Day Competition.
  • Harry Bennett taking 3-50 against Durham in the Three Day Competition.
  • Will Hobson taking 3-82 against Yorkshire in the Three Day Competition.

General Comments

  • Mitch Wagstaff, Archie Harrison, Nafis Shaikh, Oliver Weldon all went for a Midlands Trials.
  • Nafis Shaikh was selected for the Midlands Squad and represented them at the Bunbury Festival for the 2019 season which was at Felsted School, Essex.

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  • Mitch Wagtstaff, Archie Harrison and Nafis Shaikh all had an opportunity to be 12th man for the First Team in the Royal London 50 over competition.
  • Mitch Wagstaff and Nafis Shaikh both played Academy and Second Eleven Fixtures during the season.
  • Mini-Academy Squad was selected at a younger age starting from 12-15 years for the 2019 season. Great Winter and Summer programme for the squad which included coaching from Dave Houghton (Head of Cricket), Mal Loye (Head of Development), Daryn Smit (First Team Player) and Jonty Norris (Lead S&C Coach at Derbyshire County Cricket Club).
  • Mini Academy played 3 fixtures with 1 win and 2 defeats. Mitch Wagstaff scoring 112 and taking 4-52 against Warwickshire EPP in their victory.
  • Archie Harrison scoring 92 against Durham EPP and Ben Halliday taking 4-38 against Durham EPP in their defeat.

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Cricket Derbyshire Foundation’s Holiday Club!!!

Cricket Derbyshire Foundation’s Holiday Club!!!

Cricket Derbyshire Foundation, located in the Derwent area, is a charitable organisation that works within the Derbyshire County Cricket Club. This year we have been keen to get the Foundation back into action, with an emphasis on working within 'our’ local community. We understood the necessity of providing activities for children throughout the Summer Holidays in Derwent, helping parents with that familiar challenge of keeping children engaged and entertained.

 Collage Holiday Club

With the help of other community partners, we ran a holiday club based at Derwent Primary School, two days a week, from 8th to 23rd August, providing FREE access to sports facilities, crafts, breakfast and lunch to 19 children across the weeks. We had a fantastic time experiencing a wide range of activities such as Drummercise, a visit to the County Cricket Club and no club is complete without making some slime. We enjoyed it greatly and think the children did too!

Based on the success of this year’s project, plans are well underway for Summer Holiday Club 2020. Watch this space……..


Emerging Falcons Course 2019!!!

Emerging Falcons Course!!!

This October Half Term we are running an Emerging Falcons course for children aged 12-16 at the Pattonair County Ground!

To book on follow the link: http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/cyqyj4

For more information please contact james.colton@dcbcricket.com 

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