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ECBCA National Coaches Conference 2017

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St Georges Park

Burton on Trent

Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th October

Day ticket prices are now reduced to £65

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Derbyshire Cricket Board - Reward & Recognition Event

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The DCB annual Reward and Recognition (R & R) Event took place in the Legends Lounge at the 3aaa County Ground on Monday the 11th of September, fittingly against a backdrop of the National Club T20 Finals. The DCB R & R event is part of a programme encompassing the NatWest OSCA’s (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards), DCB Groundsmanship and DCB Community Awards.

 

The annual awards provide the opportunity to recognise the unsung heroes of grass roots cricket – the people who often go unnoticed but without who cricket in Derbyshire simply wouldn’t be the same. Through the awards the work of volunteers is celebrated with a range of categories covering all areas of cricketing life. In total 29 nominations were received from 22 clubs and other organisations covering all areas of Derbyshire.


Cricket Development manager Mick Glenn welcomed the nominees and their guests outlining the history of the awards. Glenn praised the ongoing commitment and dedication of all volunteers who work so tirelessly for recreational cricket in Derbyshire and often don’t receive the recognition they deserve. The standard of nominations had once again been of an extremely high standard.


Awards were made by Interim Head of DCB Richard Wood who presented individual certificates of appreciation to all nominees. The Derbyshire winners in the DCB Groundsmanship & OSCA categories were presented with individual commemorative awards.


Derbyshire Winners were;

 

  • OSCA Leagues & Boards – Stephen Eyre (North Derbyshire Youth Cricket League)

  • OSCA Officiating – Katie Matthews (Glapwell Colliery Cricket Club)

  • OSCA Young Volunteer – Heather Whitney (Charlesworth & Chisworth Cricket Club)

  • OSCA NatWest CricketForce – Dave Cherry (Denby Cricket Club)

  • OSCA Get the Game On – Martin Burley (Spondon Cricket Club)

  • OSCA Heartbeat of the Club – Giles Brown (Duffield Cricket Club)

  • OSCA Lifetime Achiever – Roger Jones (Clifton Cricket Club)

  • DCB Groundsmanship – Steve Baker (Spondon Cricket Club)

  • ECB Coach Awards Young Coach of the Year - Pete Higginbottom (Tintwistle Cricket Club)

  • ECB Coach Awards – Dave Moore (Spondon Cricket Club)

  • ECB Coach Awards – Matt Chell (Darley Abbey Cricket Club)


The full list of nominees for 2017 were:


Stuart Baddeley – North Derbyshire Youth Cricket League

Steve Baker – Spondon Cricket Club

Andrew Ball – Langley Mill United Cricket Club

Dan Billings – Darley Abbey Cricket Club

Giles Brown – Duffield Cricket Club

Rachael Brown – Hilton Cricket Club

Martin Burley – Spondon Cricket Club

Matt Chell – Darley Abbey Cricket Club

Dave Cherry - Denby Cricket Club

Stephen Eyre – North Derbyshire Youth Cricket League

Duncan Forrest – Whitwell Cricket Club

Josh Fox – Chesterfield Cricket Club

Kath Green – Spondon Cricket Club

Ryan Hetherington – Lullington Park Cricket Club

Pete Higginbottom – Tintwistle Cricket Club

George Hughes – Ticknall Cricket Club

Roger Jones – Clifton Cricket Club

Trevor Jones – Belper Meadows Cricket Club

Neil Kellogg – Spondon Cricket Club

Joseph Kinsey – Clowne Town Cricket Club

Katie Matthews – Glapwell Colliery Cricket Club

Bob Marsden – Buxton Cricket Club

John McCollum – Cutthorpe Cricket Club

Dave Moore – Spondon Cricket Club

Megan Pittman – Spondon Cricket Club

Shane Sweeting – Riddings Cricket Club

Nick Webster – Clifton Cricket Club

Iain Whiting – Whitwell Cricket Club

Heather Whitney – Charlesworth & Chisworth Cricket Club


 

 

 

Coach Education Dates 2017-18

 

Coach Education Dates 2017-18

 

Level II Coaching Children Certificate - Booking link http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/5tqj3d

Chellaston School

 29.10, 12.11, 26.11.17

 Assessment Day

 25.3.18

 Times 09.00 – 16.00

Cost £275

 

Level II Coaching Young People and Adults – Booking link http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/ttqjdf

Tibshelf School

18.2, 4.3, 11.3.18

Assessment Day

 29.4.18

 Times 09.00 – 16.00

 Cost £275

 

Coach Support Worker – Booking link http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/qtqj57

 Chellaston School

 10.12.17

 Times 09.00 – 16.00

 Cost £55

 

Coach Support Worker – Booking link http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/5tqjtb

 Tibshelf School

 24.3.18

 Times 09.00 – 16.00

 Cost £55

Derbyshire Cricket Board Womens 1st XI - Final Weekend Round-Up

 

With survival on the menu of the 4 teams at the foot of the table the fixtures threw out the mouth-watering prospect of games against each other. Staffs at the foot played Worcs & Wales, Worcs to play Staffs & Derbys, Derbys to play Worcs & Wales and finally Wales to play Staffs & Derbys. It also meant the 4 teams at the top had a similar weekend of fixtures to win promotion.

 

Division 2 – start of the weekend

 

P

W

L

Can

Abd

T

BatP

BowlP

Pen

Pts

Ave

Somerset

5

4

0

0

1

0

16

14

0

70

17.5

Hampshire

5

4

1

0

0

0

19

18

0

77

15.4

Surrey

5

4

1

0

0

0

18

16

0

74

14.8

Devon

5

4

1

0

0

0

14

19

0

73

14.6

Cricket Wales

5

2

3

0

0

0

16

18

0

54

10.8

Derbyshire

5

1

4

0

0

0

11

14

0

35

7

Worcestershire

5

0

4

0

1

0

7

6

0

13

3.25

Staffordshire

5

0

5

0

0

0

8

8

0

16

3.2

 

 

For Derbys it was simple, one win would probably be enough.

 

With Sarah Glenn returning from a successful spell with Loughborough Lightening in the KIA Super League hopes were high although an overnight illness delayed her arrival and presented Manager Richard Wood with the dilemma of naming a team without knowing Sarah would be well enough to play. Skipper Charlotte Horton won the toss and Wales were to bat first on a good looking Quarndon track. Leah Kellogg (7-4-9-3) and Amy Lacey (10-2-28-3) opened as Wales tried to assert some pressure but were to be pegged back at 22 for 3, Amy taking the first 2 and Leah 1. Lucy Yates (4-0-21-2) twice left the stumps looking like a hillbilly’s teeth sandwiching a third wicket for Amy as Wales faltered to 50 for 6. Alice Dyson (5-1-17-0) bowled with good pace as Wales tried desperately to stabilise the innings. Despite rallying slightly to 85 for 6 it was Georgie Harrison (5.5-1-18-2) and Leah who were to quickly wrap up the innings in the 32nd over for 99.

 

A subdued Sarah Glenn opened with Charlotte and soon showed us what we’ve missed all summer. An early barrage of boundaries (4x4s and 3x6s) saw the score race to 41 when Charlotte was dismissed for 4. Rachel Hopkins (6) took the score to 56 for 2 as Sarah’s illness began to take its toll, the scoring slowed noticeably. However with Bess Heath (33*) taking on the mantle of big hitting Sarah eventually fell for 44 having set up the victory platform. Leah (4) was to be run out at 92 for 4 so it was left to Alice and Bess to confirm victory in the 23rd over. Maximum points (18) were in the bag as Wales collected only 2 and with Worcestershire claiming 17 points against Staffs (4) it confirmed Staffs were relegated and meant Derbys needed another 4 points from the final game to guarantee Division 2 cricket in 2018.

 

Derbyshire Cricket Board Womens 1st XI v Worcestershire Cricket Board Womens 1st XI

 

Another sunny morning this time in Spondon and another toss won by Charlotte playing in her final county game, Worcestershire were batting. With their own array of Loughborough Lightening KSL players Worcs would be tough opposition. Leah (10-3-30-0)and Amy (10-5-26-3) again took the new ball, bowling tight lines and Amy picking up 2 early wickets, 15 for 2. Georgie Harrison (3-0-17-0) replaced Amy and Lucy (5-2-10-1) on for Leah, Lucy picking up the prized scalp of Thea Brookes with a loosener grabbed behind by keeper Bess, 56 for 3. Lucys afternoon was to end with a back injury after 5 overs. Sarah Glenn (10-1-37-2) and Alice (7-1-16-1) kept the pressure on reducing Worcs to 114-6 and with Amy removing the dangerous skipper Rowles Derbys were into the ‘tail’. Despite a last wicket stand of 19 Rachel Hopkins (5-3-8-2) cleaned up the tailenders, all out for 154 and the full 4 bowling points were secure, survival was in the bag.

 

Charlotte (0) and Sarah (37) opened but there was to be no last Hurrah! For Charlotte as she fell lbw to the first ball of the innings. Sarah’s response was brutal with another 5x 4s and 2 x 6s she added 51 with an assured looking Tiarna Gilkes. 51 for 1 quickly became 55 for 5 as Tiarna (10), Sarah (37) Leah (0) and Bess (3) all fell in quick succession and with another 100 still required it looked ominous. However, Rachel (14) and Alice (49*) added 20 and with a polished supporting 52 ball stay from Imogen (7) she added a further 33 with Alice taking the score to 108 for 7. Lucy (9) arrived at number 9 despite her back injury and Alice found another willing support whilst playing shots all around the ground. With the score now on 140 Lucy fell and Georgie (7*) joined Alice and the pair took the team home in the 37th over, Alice finishing with an unbeaten stylish and belligerent 49 that included 5x4s and 2x6s. Another maximum haul of 18 points, Worcs collecting 6.

 

A successful campaign without players really hitting the form we know they are capable of and with notable absences of Sarah Glenn and Emily Marriott a team devoid of a spin attack for much of the season the squad can be rightly pleased with its showing in Division 2. With a young team assembling the future looks promising but with the retirement of Skipper Charlotte Horton a loss of experience will be evident… not too late for a ‘U’ turn Charlotte!! But the thanks and best wishes of everyone go with you.

 

Wales managed 16 points in their victory over Staffs (5) which was just enough (1 point) to deny Derbys a 5th place finish.

 

 

Division 2 – FINAL TABLE

 

P

W

L

Can

Abd

T

BatP

BowlP

Pen

Pts

Ave

Somerset

7

6

1

0

1

0

27

24

0

111

15.86

Hampshire

7

5

1

0

0

0

22

19

0

91

15.17

Surrey

7

5

2

0

0

0

21

25

0

96

13.71

Devon

7

4

3

0

0

0

23

24

0

87

12.43

Cricket Wales

7

3

4

0

0

0

19

23

0

72

10.29

Derbyshire

7

3

4

0

0

0

19

22

0

71

10.14

Worcestershire

7

1

5

0

1

0

14

12

0

36

6.00

Staffordshire

7

0

7

0

0

0

12

13

0

25

3.57

 

Derbyshire Cricket Board Trial Nominations 2018

Derbyshire Cricket Board are now accepting nominations for County Age group trialists for the 2018 season!

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This year we have simplified the nomination process and all nominations will be made online. Please click on the relevant link below to register your players. Nominations will be accepted from Club Head Coaches and schools.

Players must be able to demonstrate a genuine ability to play cricket at either District, Development or County Age group level.

Please ensure the details you provide are accurate as they will form the first part of the selection process.

Boys Nominations -

Boys trialists at U10, U11 and U17 will be undertaken centrally by DCB from September onwards. U12 to U15 trialists will attend their respective Cricket Development Group District centres for Stage 1 trials (August – September) before then being signposted to either a County Age group trial (pre-Christmas) or further District trials.

Girls Nominations -

Girls trialists at U11 & U13 will this year attend one of 4 centres for 9 weeks Post-Christmas with a final squad selection at the end of the winter. Girls U15s and U17s will attend trials Pre-Christmas.

We are looking to recruit a larger group of girls at U11s & U13s this winter to attend 4 centres based on geographical location. We therefore ask that if you have girls within those age groups please do nominate them so they have the opportunity to train in an all-girls environment over the winter. 

Players who have represented Derbyshire during the 2017 season at County Age Group level should not be nominated, they will be filtered through their respective age group Managers.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process please contact Gareth Marshall - gareth.marshall@dcbcricket.com 

Boys Nominations - Closing date 21st August 2017

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Girls Nominations - Closing date 7th September 2017

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Derbyshire Cricket Board v Staffordshire Women

 

The T20 third round took us to Fordhouses CC in Wolverhampton under a gloomy looking sky with points now becoming vital in the battle for survival. With Notts sitting comfortably at the top of the Division and Staffs currently joining Derbyshire and Essex in the 3 relegation spots points were now a premium.

 

First up were Staffs. The welcomed return from injury of 2016 player of the year Sarah Glenn would hopefully boost a team battling against the challenges brought by last summer’s promotion. Opener and stand-in skipper Rachel Hopkins paced to the wicket with Sarah looking for a positive start but Rachel (0) was to suffer the setback of being given out caught behind off a ‘ghost’ edge 4 balls into the match. A rejuvenated Bess Heath (30) from 34 balls joined Sarah as the pair set about the Staffs attack. A blistering assault from Sarah saw her hit a succession of boundaries in her run-a-ball 31 before being stumped with the score on 39 for 2 from 9 overs. Bess took up the mantle when joined by Leah Kellogg (5) from 12 balls but their progress was halted by a 30 minute spell of rain. Now facing a huge disadvantage the match was reduced to 16 overs per side and Derbys had lost 4 of their remaining 8 over run-fest. With Leahs dismissal at mid-on (68 for 3) some big hitting was needed. Bess fell next to a catch at deep mid-wicket, 76 for 4, Rebekah Grimley (8) from 6 caught at long-on and Alice Dyson (11*) from 10 dragged the score to a hopeful 92.

 

 

Facing the difficult task of defending a restricted target against a team batting with the distinct advantage of knowing they had 16 overs from the start would prove difficult, particularly on a wet outfield. Requiring 5.8 per over Lucy Yates (1-0-8-0) and Sarah Glenn (4-0-12-2) opened the bowling, Sarah’s leg-spin proving a decisive factor hitting the stumps twice. A lively Leah Kellogg (2-0-14-1) and Amy Lacey (2-0-13-1) both chipped in with a wicket Alice Dyson (4-0-22-2) removed top scorer Evans and Rachel Hopkins (1-0-10-0) all struggled to keep the run chase under control but it was Tiarna Gilkes (2-0-5-2) and a Bess Heath catch that edged things in Derbyshires favour, Staffs falling 4 runs short, the 4 points were in the bag, a huge result.

 

2017 Cricket Playing Survey

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The 2017 Playing Survey is now live! It’s your chance to have Your Say on what you think about the game of cricket – we want and need to hear your voice!

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Boys Kwik Finals

Denby Cricket Club were the hosts for the Boy`s Kwik Cricket finals on Monday 17th July. The format for the day was 3 groups of 3, with each team playing 2 fixtures. The winners of Group 1 would play the winners of group 2 in the first semi final and the winners of group 3 would contend against the best runner`s up throughout the 3 groups.

With the sun shining, the day got off to a great start with some great cricket being played, with each team looking to top their respective groups. Dale were the winners of group 1 after winning both of their fixtures, gaining 6 points from a possible 6. They were then allocated to play against Etwall as they were the deserved winners of group 2.

Group 3 winners were Arboretum and they were up against Hayfield in the second semi-final after Hayfield went through as best runners up with an average of 94.5.

The semi-finals got underway and it was clear that all students wanted to play for the gold medals, each and every one of the students being supportive and energetic in the field and thinking of the best ways to tally up their scores throughout their batting.

Semi-final one was won by Etwall after a great bowling performance and semi-final 2 was won by Arboretum. These 2 schools then took eachother on in the final and after a great bowling, batting and fielding performance it was Etwall that came out on top and recevied the gold medals and became the winners of the Boys Kwik Cricket Finals 2017, with Arboretum receiving the silver medals.

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The presentation concluded the day and it was fantastic to see so many happy cricketers and people really want to compete for those gold medals.

Well done to all teams and we hope to see you soon!

Derbyshire Women v Wales and Essex T20

Derbyshire Womens 1st XI v Cricket Wales Womens 1st XI

Looking for an improvement in their T20 techniques Derbyshire Women played hosts to visitors Wales and Essex at the Denby Copperyard.

Wales would be first up as Charlotte Horton won the toss and opted to bowl. Leah Kellogg (4-1-18-2) and Lucy Yates (4-0-15-0) opened the bowling against an aggressive intent but were able to repeatedly beat the bat without early success. With Leah switching ends her reintroduction in the 10th over eventually saw the breakthrough and removal of both openers to LBWs, the score on 54. Alice Dyson (3-0-18-0) bowled with pace at the incoming pair whilst taking lead role in a run out with Rachel Hopkins and the ever dependable Amy Lacey (3-0-11-2) continued to ‘bamboozle’ the opposition into submission thanks to another quickfire stumping from keeper Megan Pittman and a catch from Kellogg. Emma Thatcher (2-0-13-0) and Tiarna Gilkes (2-0-12-1) kept the score under control at 5 an over with Gilkes picking up a wicket via a Dyson catch. A Lucy Yates throw to pick up the innings second run out saw the Wales knock end after 20 overs with the score at 99 for 8 including 26 extras, Derbyshire were upbeat and positive.

Derbyshire set about the chase with a new pairing of Rachel Hopkins (27) and Tiarna Gilkes (5) but were to be pinned back yet again in the 6 over batting power play which yielded only 12 runs, a sum that would prove impossible to recover from. With Gilkes dismissal after a 37 ball vigil and the score on 37 for 1 in the 12 over Derbyshire still needed 63 from 48 balls on a ground with big boundaries. The Welsh attack proved to be too accurate with Thomas (4-1-9-4) proving the decisive factor and with only conceding 8 extras the difference was clear to understand. Bess Heath (13) from 14 balls and Charlotte Horton (15) from 16 balls tried to reduce the required run rate. Alice Dyson (0), Leah Kellogg (8) from 7, Rebekah Grimley (0) all perished valiantly leaving Megan Pittman (5*) and Lucy Yates (0*) in at the end. Derbyshire ending on 81 for 7 from their 20 overs.

A more positive approach was now desperately needed following 3 very similar surrenders in the T20, too many extras and a life sapping level of caution in the early overs was terminal, we need to play some ‘village’ cricket and take a more aggressive stance by playing with high risk.

Derbyshire Womens 1st XI v Essex Womens 1st XI

Following a Wales (108-3) victory over Essex (82-9) in game 2 of the day a positive result was now vital. Skipper Horton again called correctly and Essex were batting. Kellogg (3-0-27-0) and Yates (4-0-21-0) again took the new ball with no breakthrough. A Rachel Hopkins run out with the score at 21 from 5 overs followed by a wicket from Emma Thatcher (3-0-15-1) on 44 in the 10th over looked promising as the scoreboard was again kept under control. However the total soon began to rise as Essex took the score from 47-2 from 11 to 92-2 from 15 and the days biggest target loomed. Alice Dyson (3-0-15-0), Amy Lacey (3-0-14-0), Tiarna Gilkes (1-0-15-0) and Rachel Hopkins (3-0-12-0) all toiled to break the partnership but Essex completed their 20 overs on a daunting 123 for 3 including a slightly more acceptable 14 extras.

            Another change saw Rachel Hopkins (27) from 27 and Leah Kellogg (12) from 30 take up arms for the run chase. First to fall after crashing 5 balls to the boundary was Hopkins with the score on 40 in the 8th, Leah was joined by Bess Heath (51) who relishing the challenge immediately made a statement by batting in the way only Bess can. An early single was followed by the first of 6 fours as the ball started to disappear to the ropes with a more gleeful regularity. Leah was to fall after two exquisite cover drives and the score at 59-2 in the 11th. Still behind the run-rate Bess was joined by Charlotte Horton (22*) from 25 and the pair set about the Essex attack. The ‘golden over’ was to arrive in the 14th as Bess blasted 2 sixes and 2 fours catapulting the score to 101 leaving 23 needed from 36 balls. Bess was to bring up an exhilarating 50 with another boundary followed by a 2 to the deep, Bam-Bam was back and the bat raised to cheers from the sidelines. Her 30 ball half century included 6 fours and 2 big sixes into the bank.  Despite falling shortly after on 51 and the score on 117 for 3  skipper Horton steered the team home with 15 balls to spare accompanied by Alice Dyson(0*), Hortons 22 and a return to form came from 25 balls with 3 fours.

Great to see that lessons were being learned and that the team could adapt and respond to honest team talks. T20 can be an ugly form of cricket with technique being abandoned in the pursuit of big scores. It’s a game with no room for a cautious approach and has to be played with high risk where aggressive batting and running compete against the need to bowl accurately. Coupled with the challenge that our promotion brings there will be tough encounters all summer but the team picked up its most welcomed first T20 victory of the campaign and those signs of self-doubt should be dissolved.

That’s how we play T20 !

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