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DCB Coach Education Course Dates Post-Christmas

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DCB will be running the following Level 2 courses in the New Year and both courses are now open for candidates to register.

Level II Coaching Children Certificate

Tibshelf School

10th February, 24th February, 10th March

Times 9.00-4.00pm

Level ll Coaching Certificate Young People & Adults

Chellaston School

3rd February, 17th February, 3rd March

Times 9.00-4.00pm

The cost of the level 2 course per candidate is £300 with candidates able to request a reimbursement of up to 50% (upon successful certification) from the DCB Bursary fund.

We will also be running a Coach Support Worker Course (CSW) at Tibshelf School, details below:

Coach Support Worker

Tibshelf School

31st March

Times 9.00-4.00pm

Cost £55To register on any of the above courses please click here

If you require further information on the above courses please contact Richard Wood at richard.wood@dcbcricket.com

Derbyshire Womens Captain Wins Derby Telegraph Award

Derbyshire Womens Captain Leah Kellogg was last night presented with The Derby Telegraphs "Women in Sport Award" at a ceremony held in the City at the Roundhouse.

Speaking to Leah earlier today about her award, she said "I am so happy to have won this award; I certainly didn’t think I would win it so it was a great surprise for me. Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen".


  Left to right: Leah in bowling action, with Sister Donna at the awards and Leah batting for Derbyshire.                         

All rounder Leah has played cricket for Derbyshire for over 14 years since starting as a junior in 2005, she has been a regular in the Senior Womens team for the last 9 years. This season she has captained the Team to the T20 Division 3 Championship.

She is a complete sporting all rounder, having played county badminton and is currently the first choice goalkeeper for Derby County Ladies.

A huge congratulations to Leah on this fantastic achievement!

                                                            Leah pictured with her award and proud Dad Neil and Sister Donna 








The Derbyshire Cricket Board held their U12 - U15 Boys Presentation Evening on Friday 26th October at The County Ground Pavilion. Over 100 people turned up to watch the winners receive their awards from Derbyshire bowler Tony Palladino.

Firstly; Gareth Marshall welcomed everyone to the event and then gave a brief introduction to the evening.

Each CAG Manager or Coach then gave a brief summary of their season before announcing their individual winners as follows:

U12 Boys Coach - Gareth Marshall

Batting Award - Yusuf Bin Naeem

Bowling Award - Evan Dhanda

Managers Player of the Year - Charlie Harris

Yusef Bin Naeem with Tony Palladino.

U13 Boys Coach - Rich Johnson

Batting Award - Tom Kent-Smith

Bowling Award - Joshua Banks

Managers Player of the Year - Tom Wanford


 Left to Right; Tom, Joshua and Tom with Tony.

U14 Boys Manager - Jon Boreland

Batting Award - Kieren Pell

Bowling Award - Ben Halliday

Managers Player of the Year - Oliver Weldon


 Left to Right; Ben and Oliver with Tony.

U15 Boys Coach - Rob Kettlewell 

Batting Award - Ethan Berlusconi

Bowling Award - Alex Haleem

Managers Player of the Year - Archie Harrison


 Left to Right; Ethan, Alex and Archie with Tony

 Young Player of the Year Award

Gareth Marshall then introduced the final award of the evening which was for the overall Young Player of the Year and the recipient was Mitchell Wagstaff.                                    


Mitchell with Tony. 

This had been an enjoyable evening for Players, Parents, Managers and Coaches alike, all there to celebrate Derbyshire Boys County Cricket in 2018.



Derbyshire Cricket Board (DCB) “Club Forums 2018”


DCB is taking its Club Support forums out on the road again with five events planned during October and November.

This wider approach is aimed at reaching as many clubs as possible and ensuring the forums are accessible to volunteers.

Scheduled dates/ venues are as follows:

  • Tuesday 23rd October @ Glossop Cricket Club, North Road, Glossop, SK13 7AS
  • Thursday the 25th October @ Matlock Town Football Club, “Shorts Lounge”, Causeway Lane, Matlock, DE4 3AR
  • Wednesday 7th November @ Melbourne Sports Park, Cockshut Lane, Melbourne, DE73 8DG
  • Thursday 8th November @ Denby Cricket Club, High Bank, Denby Village, DE5 8PL
  • Wednesday 14th November @ Staveley Welfare Cricket Club, Lowgates, Worksop Road, Staveley, S43 3TR

Venues will be open from 6.30 pm with the formal part of the evening running from 7.00 to 9pm approximately. The format of the evenings will include a group presentation followed by a number of break out workshops.

Among the key topics this year are: 

  • Junior Cricket – Formats/ All-Stars/ School Links/ Chance to Shine
  • DCB Structure and Strategy
  • ECB – Cricket Unleashed 2.0 and ICC Cricket World Cup
  • Club Support – Funding update/ CDF Heritage Project/ Women’s Softball/ General Club Support and more
  • Social Media

In attendance and supporting the forums will be DCB and ECB staff, Board members and other partners.

The forums are open to all clubs and their members as well as other cricket organisations and DCB Participation Manager Mick Glenn is hoping the events will be well supported commenting:

Club Forums provide us with an ideal opportunity to bring clubs together and engage directly with them”

They also provide a platform for us to update clubs in areas where support is available as well as sharing best practice. I really do hope we can get as many clubs as possible to come along”

Clubs are being encouraged to attend as a group and are welcome to bring as many people as they wish.

Places can be booked by the club or individuals directly through the following link http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/ybq23r  


Should you require any further information please contact Mick Glenn on 01332 386600/ 07976 504276 or mick.glenn@dcbcricket.com  


Derbyshire Cricket Board Women and Girls Presentation Evening

Almost 180 people attended the 2018 Derbyshire Cricket Board Women and Girls Presentation Evening on Friday5th October which was held in the 3aaa County Ground Pavilion.

Gareth Marshall introduced the eveining by welcoming everyone to the event and announcing that the awards would be presented by our 3 KIA Super League Players, Alice Dyson (Lancashire Thunder), Sarah Glenn (Loughborough Lightning) and Bess Heath Yorkshire Diamonds).

Each County Age Group Manager and the Senior Women Team Captains then gave a brief speach about their seasons, highlighting some notable cricketing moments and also some humerous ones. In running order; the Managers and Award Winners are detailed below:

Sonja Ljubojevic - U11's Manager

Batting Award - Maria Andrews

Bowling Award - Sophia McCollum

Player of the Year - Abbie Stower                                                         


U11 Winners; Maria, Abbie and Sophia.

Dave Moore - U13's Manager

Batting Award - Harriett Parkin

Bowling Award - Bethan Sheriden

Player of the Year - Alex Owen


(Left to Right) Award Winners, Harriett, Bethan with Alice Dyson and Alex.

Dave Moore - U15's Manager

Batting Award - Suzie Ljubojevic

Bowling Award - Suzie Ljubojevic

Player of the Year - Grace Fishleigh                                                       


Double winner Suzie and to the right the U15 Girls Squad.

Dave Moore - U17's Manager

Batting Award - Imogen Cooper

Bowling Award - Molly Dytham

Player of the Year - Izzy Randall


(Left to Right) Winners, Izzy, Imogen and Molly with Sarah Glenn.

50 Over Captain Kayleigh Best and T20 Captain Leah Kellogg - Senior Women

Batting Award - Bess Heath

Bowling Award - Alice Fox

Player of the Year - Alice Fox


 Double award winner Alice and to the right Bess, both receiving their awards from 50 Over Captain Kayleigh.

Once again this was a great Presentation Evening rounding off the 2018 season and the numbers in attendance was yet more evidence that Women and Girls Cricket in Derbyshire is healthy and continuing to grow.




Winter Falcons Course extra dates due to popular demand!

Winter flyer falcons course 2018 weds

Due to popular demand of our sold out Friday evening Falcons Courses, DCB are running an extra course on Wednesday evenings.

A fantastic opportunity for ages 5-13 to enjoy quality coaching in the Elite Performance Centre at The 3aaa County Ground.

2 courses will now be running on wednesday evenings, one following the other. A 'Mini Falcons' course from 6-7pm for ages 5-9 will be the perfect introduction to junior softball cricket, whilst offering challenges and games for those already enjoying the game. Prices for the Mini Falcons course are £6 per day or a discounted £40 for all 8 weeks.

The Junior Falcons Course will begin at 7pm and finish at 8.30pm. This course is aimed at Junior Cricketers aged 10-13 with Hardball experience who are looking to improve their skills. Coaching equipment used by the Professionals will be used to get you ready for winter nets. Indoor games and competitions will also be included. Prices for the Junior Falcons Course are £7 per day or a discounted £50 for all 8 weeks.

The Courses are set to begin on 24th October and run through to December 19th on Wednesday evenings excluding 21st November. To book onto a course please click the links below.

Mini Falcons softball Course (5-9) - http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/zbq28m

Junior Falcons Hardball Course (10-13) - http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/sbq286


Should you require any further information please contact James Colton on 01332 386604 or james.colton@dcbcricket.com


Winter 1-1s Now Available!

1-1 coaching dates this winter are now available.

1 to 1 coaching allows you to have 100% attention from our highly qualified and experienced coaches. They will concentrate on the specific aspects of your game that you would like to develop including batting, spin and pace bowling and wicket keeping.

Please contact Howard Dytham on 07771 718998 or at howarddytham@icloud.com  for more information and to book sessions.

The cost of the 40 minute sessions are £30 (cash/cheque)

Current 1- 1 sessions are listed below

DCB 1-1 Availability - Pre Christmas 2018

Date Venue Time Coach Other info:
13.10.19 Chellaston 11.20, 12.20 Les Hall  
20.10.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Tom Bailey  
20.10.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Pete Boot  
20.10.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Elliot Lawley  
20.10.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Les Hall  
03.11.18 Chellaston 11.20, 12.00 Pete Boot  
03.11.18 Chellaston 11.20, 12.00 Howard Dytham  
10.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Tom Bailey  
10.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Pete Boot  
10.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Gareth Marshall  
17.11.18 Chellaston 11.20, 12.00 Pete Boot  
17.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Tom Bailey  
17.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Elliot Lawley  
24.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Tom Bailey  
24.11.18 Chellaston 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Pete Boot  
24.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Gareth Marshall  
01.12.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Elliot Lawley  
01.12.18 Chellaston 11.20, 12.00 Les Hall  
08.12.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Elliot Lawley  
08.12.18 Chellaston 11.20, 12.00 Les Hall  


Please note DCB operates a policy of charging the full fee for non-attendance by the player at a 1-1 coaching session or if less than 48 hours notice is given of cancellation

Derbyshire Players represent England in World Cup

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A group of Derbyshire Players have taken part in the Indoor World Cup in New Zealand over the last two weeks. Mitchell Wagstaff, Josh Glover, Aaron Brown, Matt Myers, Alex Ward, Tom Kent-Smith, Oliver Flindall and Archie Stewart have all competed for England. The Under 13s made it to the semi-finals but lost to the hosts by 1 run. Here is a report by Tom Kent-Smith about his experience.

"Being asked to play in the World Series Indoor Cricket Tournament for England in Christchurch New Zealand has been an amazing experience, one I’ll never forget. It’s the first time England have entered junior teams so we didn’t know what to expect. I’ve realised it’s big over here and I think we’ve learnt so much watching the other teams and playing. We have played 11 games playing NZ (2 teams) South Africa, Australia and Singapore in a league tournament and got through to the semis, just missing the final by one run! Indoor cricket is fast, quick and exciting. We have all made some great friends. Loved every minute."

indoor england u13 celebrate

Falcons Courses now Sold Out!

Winter flyer falcons course 2018 sold out new

After high interest, both courses are now sold out for our Winter Falcons Courses at The 3aaa County Ground.


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