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Women's Softball Festivals 2018

The Derbyshire Cricket Board has organised a number of Women’s Softball Festivals across the County in 2018.

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There’s a clue in the name, Festivals are all about celebration, a Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival is no different, it’s all about getting together to enjoy the game.

The softer ball means no pads and gloves, the colourful bats are perfect for smashing boundaries with, and it all leaves you with pure cricketing fun: bowl, bat, catch, and laugh.

You don’t need to have any previous experience of playing Cricket; so can you, your club, a group of friends, mothers, daughters, sisters or grandmothers get a Team together (8 players) and come along and participate???

Please come along and enjoy it all so don’t delay, book now.

See the links below; these are live and ready to accept bookings for each festival:




Booking Link

13th May

Elvaston CC

10.00 till 14.30


3rd June

Langley Mill CC

10.00 till 14.30


10th June

Clifton CC

10.00 till 14.30


24th June

Darley Dale CC

10.00 till 14.30


1st July

St Anselms School

10.00 till 14.30


15th July

Whitwell CC

10.00 till 14.30


29th July

Shipley Hall CC

10.00 till 14.30


5th Aug

Belper Ams CC

10.00 till 14.30


12th Aug

Coal Aston CC

10.00 till 14.30


26th Aug

Charlesworth and Chisworth CC

10.00 till 14.30


26th Aug

Elvaston CC

10.00 till 14.30


9th Sept

Duffield CC

10.00 till 14.30


Easter Holiday Courses - Places Available!

The Easter Holiday Camps are now available!

This Easter we are running two courses at two seperate venues with the hope of catering for more junior cricketers.


  • 2 kwik-cricket camps (Age 5-8) / 1-1s Available afterwards

Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th March (Highfields & Chellaston) 9am-3pm

 A course aimed at developing primary cricket skills through soft ball activities and Kwik Cricket games.

Suitable for all abilities. Equipment is provided.


  •  2 Hardball camps (Age 9-12) / 1-1s Available afterwards

Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th March (Highfields & Chellaston) 9am-3pm

A course aimed at Junior cricketers who are hardball beginners or looking at improving their Hardball game.

Children are advised to bring own hardball equipment however some will be available.


To book a place on a course, please click links below;

Kwik-Cricket Camp (26th & 27th) @ Highfields

Kwik-Cricket Camp (26th & 27th) @ Chellaston Academy

Hardball Camp (28th & 29th) @ Highfields

Hardball Camp (28th & 29th) @ Chellaston Academy


Your child will need a packed lunch and suitable indoor footwear (cricket whites are not a necessity).

For more information please email mitchell.adlington@dcbcricket.com or call on 01332 386605.


The Lord Taverners - Derbyshire Table Cricket Competition 2018

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Last month saw our 2nd annual Table Cricket competition, this year we were able to grow our competition to three table cricket competitions over three days. This was due to our significant increase in participants wanting to play the game. We had a brilliant turn out over the three days including 13 teams and 85 participants.

Since September 2017 the DCB’s Cricket Development Coaches have been delivering table cricket sessions to SEN schools all over Derbyshire with the help from The Lord’s Taverners. Children aged 7 – 16 have taken part in many sessions over the last few months to learn about table cricket and improve their skills. The sessions were enjoyed by both teachers and students which allowed us to put on such a successful three days of competition.

SEN Table Cricket Finals

Our first competition was hosted by Ashgate Croft. Four teams played, Swanwick Sports College, Chapel High School and two from Ashgate Croft. All games were high scoring with one of the Ashgate Croft teams coming out on top overall. The final game of the league format was Chapel High who were in 2nd and Ashgate Croft in 1st in a winner takes all battle. Chapel batted first and scored 251 losing 3 wickets in the process, then Ashgate Croft batted second and scored 277 only losing one wicket.

The second competition was hosted by The Royal School for the Deaf Derby. Six teams were involved in the second of the week with four teams from RSDD, Holbrook School for Autism and St Martins. RSDD’s blue team were the eventual winners on the day, they triumphed over RSDD’s green team with the biggest score of the week of 308. The captain of the green team taking an over for a massive 32 runs.

Our final competition of the week was at Stanton Vale School. Bennerley Fields School, Alfreton Park and Stanton Vale were the final three teams to take part in the competition. All games were tight and played within 10 runs, Stanton Vale took the competition as they went on unbeaten.

We were delighted to be joined by Billy Godleman, Derbyshire CCC's first team captain at The Royal School for the Deaf. Billy hadn’t previously experienced table cricket and it was great to have him involved.

Billy Godleman

We would like to say a huge thanks to our three great hosts, Ashgate Croft, Royal School for the Deaf Derby and Stanton Vale and the Lord’s Taverners for making it possible. We are already looking forward to our 2019 competitions.


Additonal Level 2 Course - ECB Certificate Coaching Childrens Course

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Due to high demand for the two ECB Level 2 Coaching course we have put on this winter we have organised another course for those who couldn't book on the original two courses.

We will be running the 'ECB Certificate Coaching Childrens Course' at Tupton Hall School starting on the 25th February. Please see full details below:

Level II Coaching Children Certificate

Venue: Tupton Hall School, Station New Rd, Old Tupton, Chesterfield S42 6LG

Dates: 25th Feb, 18th March, 8th April 2018

Assessment Day: TBC

Times: 09.00 – 16.00

Cost: £275

To book a place on the course please click here. If you require more information please contact Richard Wood on 01332 386602 or email richard.wood@dcbcricket.com 

DCB Emergency Aid Courses 2018

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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 seven courses have been arranged to help make them as accessible as possible.

It is recommended (and a Clubmark requirement) 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

Monday 12th February


Belper Meadows CC

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Tuesday 20th February



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Wednesday 28th February


Spondon CC

Click Here to Book & Pay

Tuesday 6th March


Wirksworth & Middleton CC

Click Here to Book & Pay

Tuesday 13th March


Buxton CC

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Wednesday 14th March


Ocbrook & Borrowash CC

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Wednesday 21st March


Hartshorne CC

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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

DCB Seeking Coaching Provider to Support New Activity

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In support of the ECB Cricket Unleashed strategy, the DCB is seeking to increase support to clubs across Derbyshire to provide young players with access to high quality coaching and support, with a view to sustaining the participation and retention of young players. To support this the DCB is looking to appoint a third-party Coaching provider, to work with the DCB, Cricket Development Groups, and Clubs on the development and delivery of a new programmes of activity. It is envisaged this programme will include:

  • Locally accessible CPD activity for Junior Coaches and Coach Support Workers
  • CPD activity for County Age Group and Cricket Development Group Coaches, DCB Staff and Associate Coaches.
  • Delivery of potential pilot district/regional training academies for non-CAG players during 2018/19.

In the first instance, expressions of interest in this opportunity are invited from providers with access to Level 4 and Level 3 ECB Coaches and preferably ECB Coach Educator trained who are fully compliant with Safeguarding and DBS requirements. Expressions of interest should be sent to Richard Wood in the first instance by no later than Monday 12th February.

A briefing session to provide more information to any interested parties will be held at the 3aaa County Ground during the week commencing 19th February and the closing date for proposals to be submitted to the DCB will be 26th February.

Please submit expressions of interest to richard.wood@dcbcricket.com by Monday 12th February

ECB Coach Awards 2018

ECB Coach Awards 2018

The ECB Coach Awards nominations are now live for 2018. The categories are listed below:


“Outstanding Contribution”

This person has been at the heart of things seemingly forever. They have probably played every role there is to play and without them cricket coaching in your club, in your league, your county or at your school just wouldn’t be the same or just would happen at all.

Does your hero do one or more of the following?


    • Administrative support and or the development of coaching.


    • The development and growth of coaches and or Coaches Association’s.


    • Increased the number of coaches and or player participation.


“Coach of the Year”

There are thousands of qualified coaches in clubs and schools up and down the country. Who goes the extra mile? Who makes a difference to you or your players, club or school? Who’s your coaching hero?

Does your coaching hero do one or more of the following?


    • The development and success of players and teams


    • The design, production and implementation of coaching programme


    • Provide Innovation and inspirational coaching methods which have significantly improved player and team performances.



Young Coach of the Year”

Do you know someone who’s already making a difference? Who’s already passing on their enthusiasm for the game and inspiring the next generation of players?

We are looking for young coaches who are 25 or under who you would like to say thank you to.

Does your coaching hero do one or more of the following?


    • Shown a commitment to developing the game at grass roots and community level


    • Has had a clear impact with a local school or club


    • Shown creativity and determination in their development as a coach


If you have a coach who you fits any of the descriptions in the categories above then please take the time to nominate them and say thank you for their hard work and dedication to the game.


To nominate please complete the relevant form by clicking on the link below.

“Outstanding Contribution”

“Coach of the Year”

“Young Coach of the Year”

DCBCA New Year Newsletter

The DCBCA has released its latest Newsletter.

The Newsletter includes some importantant changes to Coach Education in Derbyshire and information on a new DBS process.

Click here to read the DCBCA Newsletter


ECB Small Grants Scheme 2018

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ECB Small Grant Scheme 2018 is now open for applications.

The aim of the scheme is to support the ECB's national programmes - Get The Game On, All Stars Cricket, Women's Cricket and U19 Club T20.

Clubs can apply for support between £1000 (minimum) and £4000 (maximum).

DCB Senior Cricket Development Manager commented ‘The scheme is really straightforward and is a fantastic opportunity for clubs to access funding’ ‘Small grants can make a real impact, we have been able to support clubs and will be hoping more come on board this year ’

Click here to download Club Guidance document (PDF)

Application forms are available by contacting Mick Glenn at mick.glenn@dcbcricket.com.


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