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New-Style Umpire course for 2018

Current Umpires and those with an interest in starting out have an opportunity to experience new training & progression.

There are a lot of changes this year with regards to Umpires Training with the introduction of the NEW LAWS which have led to a NEW SET OF TRAINING COURSES. 

Umpires can now take stages 1-4. Anyone can take the Stage 1 course and it gives a great entry point for new umpires.

Stage 1 & 2 is to be run at the 3AAA County Ground on Wednesday 10th Jan 2018 from 19-30 to 21-30 for approximately 6 weeks at a cost of £30 followed by Stage 2 at a cost of £10.

PLEASE NOTE that candidates must complete Stage 1 before going onto Stage 2.

If you are interested please register on the ECBACO web-site using the following link http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/ktq2k5 and payment will be taken on-line.

NatWest CricketForce 2018 - Sign Up Now!


NatWest CricketForce is a nationwide initiative aimed at cricket clubs. The programme is designed to bring clubs and local communities closer together, and ensure grounds and facilities are ready for the new season.

NatWest CricketForce 2018 will take place on 23rd to 25th March with a focus upon supporting the improvement of changing and toilets facilities for women and girls, improving access for disabled people, creating more family friendly function rooms.

Other projects undertaken range from simple paint jobs, sight screen scrubbing and renewed boundary fencing, to brand new changing rooms, function rooms and even a new pavilion.

As part of NWCF there are some fantastic offers from Official Supporters which can help clubs raise or save clubs significant amounts of money.

In the run up to Christmas and with black Friday just a few days away there is a brilliant opportunity for clubs to raise much needed funds via Easyfundraising.

Click here to read more about NWCF 2018 and to register your club.

Report - DCB Club Support Evenings 2017

DCB Club Support Evenings 2017

Instead of the annual Club support evening, the DCB this year opted for a wider approach in order to reach out to more of our cricket clubs in Derbyshire. The idea of having 5 nights spread across the county was to share the current offers and information to benefit as many clubs as possible. This proved extremely popular with over 200 volunteers from 70 clubs and coaches organisations attending the 5 events. The evenings were led by Mick Glenn and were broken down into workshops for members of each club to split up and engage in different topics.

Newly appointed Head of DCB Richard Wood hosted a Women & Girls and Wider Opportunities workshop which was aimed at sharing opportunities and ideas for growth and providing ways of engaging different audiences within clubs.

James Colton & Tom Coxhead delivered a workshop around the Community Programme including Chance to Shine and All Stars Cricket and how clubs can and have benefited from these programmes.

The third Workshop available was around ECB funding and club support delivered by Mick Glenn and Sue Redfern (ECB Club & Facilities Manager for East Midlands).

Mick Glenn who led all five evenings said, “We were really pleased to see the amount of clubs in attendance, with everyone hopefully taking some key information back to help their club.”

The DCB would like to thank the Clubs who hosted the evenings;

  • Glossop Cricket Club (High Peak)
  • Denby Cricket Club (Amber Valley)
  • Staveley Cricket Club (Chesterfield)
  • Melbourne Sporting Partnership (South Derbyshire)
  • Matlock Town Football Club (Derbyshire Dales)

Announcement: Jon Dyson to leave the Derbyshire Cricket Board

Jon Dyson, Performance & Pathway Manager at the Derbyshire Cricket Board (DCB) has elected to leave the DCB to pursue new opportunities.


Richard Wood, Head of DCB, said: “I would like to thank Jon for his significant contribution to the development of young players and coaches across Derbyshire during his time with the DCB. His commitment to cricket in Derbyshire over a number of years has been outstanding, and many players and coaches have benefited from his knowledge and support. We are obviously disappointed that Jon has elected to leave the DCB, but we would like to wish him well for the future.”


 Jon will leave the DCB at the end of the year, and will continue with his coaching and coach education commitments until then.


Derbyshire Women and Girls Presentation Evening 2017

Derbyshire Women and Girls Presentation Evening 2017

Over 160 people attended The Derbyshire Women and Girls Presentation Evening on Friday 26th October in the 3aaa County Ground Pavilion Lounge.

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Gareth Marshall opened the event by welcoming everyone, highlighting the format of the evening and also advising that the awards would be presented by the following Senior Players:

Bowling Awards to be presented by Alice Dyson (Derbyshire Women and Lancashire Thunder)

Batting Awards to be presented by Sarah Glenn (Derbyshire Women and Loughborough Lightening)

Player of the Year Awards to be presented by Charlotte Horton (Captain, Derbyshire Women)

Each Age Group Manager, in turn, gave a brief resume of their season, including some of their highlights and then went on to announce the winners who were then presented with their awards, speakers and winners were as follows:

Sonja Ljubojevic U11 Manager

Bowling Award - Harriett Parkin

Batting Award - Jess Smithurst

Player of the Year - Izzy Sheridan

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Rachel Hopkins - U13 Manager

Bowling Award - Eden Collier

Batting Award - Victoria Billington

Player of the Year - Sophia Humphreys

Dave Moore - U15 Manager

Bowling Award - Molly Dytham

Batting Award - Lucy Yates

Player of the Year - Julia Draycott

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Dave Moore - U17 Manager

Bowling Award - Olivia Fletcher

Batting Award - Bess Heath

Player's of the Year - Sophie Hoyes and Danielle Hoyland (joint winners)

The Senior Women awards were then presented after a brief overview of their season from Charlotte Horton.

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Charlotte Horton - Senior Women Captain

Bowling Award - Amy Lacey

Batting Award - Bess Heath

Special Achievement Award - Sarah Glenn

After a brief interlude it was then time for the emotional part of the evening with presentations being made to two Senior Players who had now played their final games for the County.

First up was Charlotte Horton, who had decided to retire from cricket after an illustrious County career. Rachel Hopkins stood up to talk about Charlotte's career, including her impressive batting figures, before she presented her with some gifts. Everyone wishes Charlotte the best in her retirement.

Then it was time for Rachel Hopkins, who after playing for Derbyshire since the age of 12, and also working for the Cricket Board for the last 2 years had decided to move onto pastures new up in the North East. Dave Moore made a short speech, detailing Rachel's impressive County statistics, before Gareth Marshall presented her with some gifts. Then finally the U17 Girls Squad, who Rachel had coached and mentored, came to the stage to present her with further gifts, including a signed card from the one and only "Jonny Bairstow". We all wish Rachel the best for her new life up in Durham.

A great evening with lots of laughter, and some tears, was a perfect way to celebrate another great season for Women and Girls Cricket in Derbyshire.

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Richard Wood appointed Head of Derbyshire Cricket Board


Richard Wood has been appointed Head of the Derbyshire Cricket Board (DCB) from 1st October. Richard has been in the role of Interim Head of DCB & Growth Manager since March of this year. 

DCB Chairman Chris Hartley said: “Richard has done an excellent job in leading the DCB in recent months, following a difficult period of restructuring. Richard and the team have made great progress in broadening participation in cricket over the summer through the successful launch of the All Stars programme, delivering Chance to Shine in more schools than ever before, and through an innovative programme for Women & Girls. The DCB Board of Directors are delighted that he has accepted the opportunity to continue this work, and lead the organisation forward.” 

In addition to his role as Head of DCB, Richard will continue to have direct responsibility for manging Growth programmes aimed at increasing participation among young people, women & girls, the South Asian community, and through disability cricket.    

Commenting on his appointment, Richard Wood said: “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to continue to contribute to the development of cricket across Derbyshire. It’s a very exciting time with some great opportunities being provided through the ECB Cricket Unleashed strategy. I’m really looking forward to working with all the cricket community across Derbyshire to make the most of these opportunities, and deliver on our mission of growing the game of cricket in Derbyshire.” 

Richard and his team will be conducting a series of club forums across Derbyshire in the coming weeks. Commenting on the club forums, Richard said: “We’re keen to meet with as many clubs as possible in the coming weeks to start dialogue about our plans for the next year, and to gather their input at an early stage.” More details on the forums please click here 


Derbyshire to host Cricket vs Football quiz

Cricket vs Football Quizathon


A team captained by Wayne Madsen will take on a Derby County team in the first ever Cricket vs Football: A Question of Sport at The 3aaa County Ground on Thursday 26 October.

The Question of Sport style event, sponsored by Smith Partnership, will see teams representing Cricket Derbyshire and Derby County take each other on in a battle of sporting knowledge.

Derbyshire’s team, led by Wayne Madsen, will feature former bowler Kevin Dean, award-winning BBC Radio Derby commentator Dave Fletcher and the Club’s lead physiotherapist Fran Clarkson.

Full details about Derby County’s team will be announced in the coming week – keep an eye out for it.

The interactive quiz, which will feature some of the hit TV shows most popular rounds including mystery guest and what happens next, will be hosted by Derby QUAD’s Adam Buss.

The event, which will be raising funds for Cricket Derbyshire Foundation and Wayne Madsen Testimonial, will be held in the 3aaa Pavilion and doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets for this event are only £25 per person, and will include Derbyshire pie and mash meal.

There are only 100 tickets available for this event, so book early to guarantee your place.

A limited number of VIP Reception tickets are also available – which includes a meet and greet with the team, a glass of champagne and canapés before the event – priced at £75 per person. Please email info@derbyshireccc.com to book your VIP tickets.

To buy tickets for this unique event, please call 01332 388 101 or click here!

Pre Christmas 1:1 dates Now Available!

1 1 coaching sessions

Available Autumn/Winter dates range from 14th October to 9th December at Chellaston Academy.

Sessions last for 40 minutes and are priced at £30 each.

For more details on dates & times and how to book a session with a UKCC Level 3 coach please Click here.

DCB Club Support Forums 2017


This year we are taking our Club Support forums out on the road.

We are planning to run 5 separate events so the forums are as accessible as possible to clubs and volunteers, the scheduled  dates/ venues are as follows:


             Thursday the 12th of October @ Glossop Cricket Club, North Road, Glossop, SK13 7AS

             Monday the 16th of October @ Staveley Welfare Cricket Club, Lowgates, Worksop Road, Staveley, S43 3TR

             Wednesday the 18th of October @ Denby Cricket Club, High Bank, Denby Village, DE5 8PL

             Monday the 30th of October @ Melbourne Sports Park, Cockshut Lane, Melbourne, DE73 8DG

             Thursday the 2nd of November @ Matlock Town Football Club, “Shorts Lounge”, Causeway Lane, Matlock, DE4 3AR


Venues will be open from 6.30 pm with the formal part of the evening running from 7pm to 9pm approximately.

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

As we will be looking to deliver 3 workshops at the same time it would be beneficial for clubs to bring a minimum of 3 delegates along if at all possible.

Topics for the Forums (subject to amendment) are as follows:


             “All Stars” programme in 2018“ & link with Chance to Shine

             DCB Community Programme Support

             Women & Girls + Wider Cricket Opportunities 

             ECB Funding & Facility Support

             Club Support


We would also like to provide an opportunity for some group discussion and feedback on the challenges facing club cricket.

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:


             At least one of your Key officials Chairman/ Secretary

             Club Junior Coordinator/ Junior Coach

             Head Coach/ Senior Coach

             One of your Captains or a Senior Player

             A young player 16 to 21

             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, new faces are always welcome.

In order to book spaces please contact Mick Glenn at mick.glenn@dcbcricket.com with details of your delegates and the forum they wish to attend.

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

We hope all clubs will take this opportunity to come along and be represented at one or more of the forums.

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