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May Half Term Falcons Courses 2019

Back by popular demand, our Mini and Junior Falcons Courses are returning to the Pattonair County Ground this May Half Term.

Working on key fundamental skills and using specialist cricket equipment, these courses have been designed to improve your skills for the remainder of the season. You will be using indoor and outdoor facilities, playing lots of games and taking part in drills that the County First Team use. 

May Half Term Falcons Courses 2019 Website


To book on a course please click on the relevant link below: 

Mini Falcons Course - Book Here

Junior Falcons Course - Book Here

For more information please contact James Colton on 07540 785411 or email james.colton@dcbcricket.com 


Cricket Derbyshire Foundation T20 Walkathon 2019!!!

The T20 Walkathon returns for a third year and will see fundraisers walk 20 miles from Trent Bridge to The Pattonair County Ground in time for the big Vitality Blast between Derbyshire Falcons and Notts Outlaws (7pm start, approx. 9.45pm finish).

All walkers will receive bus travel to Trent Bridge, donated by Trent Barton, for the start of the walk, a sponsored walk t-shirt and an event pack. The registration fee, of £25, also includes safety stewards for the journey, ticket for the Vitality Blast match and on arrival in Derby a food and refreshments.

All proceeds raised will go to the CDF (Charity No. 1155801) and will support the delivery of a range of community projects to young people across the county, using the power of sport.

T20 Walkathon Fly 2019

Please see below the ticket options and booking links for the event:

Ticket Option



Booking Link

Adult – Walker

Includes: - FREE bus travel from The Pattonair County Ground to Trent Bridge, sponsored by Trent Barton - T20 Walkathon t-shirt - Fully marshalled route with water stations - Entry to watch the Vitality Blast Match vs Notts Outlaws - Arrival drink and hot food


Click here to Register

Junior - Walker 

Minimum age 13 and must be accompanied by an adult.
Includes: - FREE bus travel from The Pattonair County Ground to Trent Bridge, sponsored by Trent Barton - T20 Walkathon t-shirt - Fully marshalled route with water stations - Entry to watch the Vitality Blast Match vs Notts Outlaws - Arrival drink and hot food
£25 Click here to Register

Adult – Non Walker

Includes entry to watch the Vitality Blast Match vs Notts Outlaws and hot food


Click here to Register

Junior – Non Walker

Includes entry to watch the Vitality Blast Match vs Notts Outlaws and hot food Under 5's go FREE


Click here to Register

Group of 4 – Team Challenge

Enter a team of 4 in the team challenge. Who will cross the finish line first?!

Ticket includes the following for your team: FREE bus travel from The Pattonair County Ground to Trent Bridge, sponsored by Trent Barton - T20 Walkathon t-shirt - Fully marshalled route with water stations - Entry to watch the Vitality Blast Match vs Notts Outlaws - Arrival drink and hot food


Click here to Register

If you would like more information about the event please contact Charlotte Flindall;

Phone: 07812 070350 / 01332 386601

Email: charlotte.flindall@dcbcricket.com 


Women's Softball Festivals 2019!!!

Women's Softball Festivals 2019!!!


The DCB has organised Women’s Softball Festivals across the County in 2019 and this year we are teaming up with Loughborough Lightning!!


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

2nd June

Chesterfield CC

1:00 - 5:00


9th June

Charlesworth and Chisworth CC

11.00 - 3:00


16th June

Clifton CC

11.00 - 3:00


23rd June

Cromford Meadows CC

11.00 - 3:00


30th June

Long Eaton CC

11.00 - 3:00


21st July

Coal Aston CC

11.00 - 3:00


11th Aug

Matlock CC

11.00 - 3:00


18th Aug

Belper Amateurs

11.00 - 3:00


25th Aug

Hilton CC

11.00 - 3:00


1st Sept

Langley Mill Utd CC

11.00 - 3:00


Sponsorship Opportunities

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We have a number of Sponsorship Opportunities available to further support the development of our young cricketers in Derbyshire, these include:

Fixture Booklet

In support of the Boys and Girls Player Pathway we will this season produce a booklet with a full fixture list for all the DCB representative squads, (approximately 500 fixture booklets will be printed and also emailed to all DCB Contacts and available to download from the DCB Website).

Please note: If you wish to utilise the fixture card sponsorship opportunity, we would require your art work for our printers by April 13th.

Match Day Sponsorship

There are opportunities to become a match sponsors for one of our County Age Group Fixtures.

Match Ball Sponsor

Sponsor the match balls for a game of your choice.

Holiday Programme Sponsor

Our Holiday Programme traditionally attracts over 500 children from across the County, in addition to the hundreds that we coach in clubs and schools, and you now have the opportunity to sponsor the whole programme.

There are more details and information in our Sponsorship Brochures. All Sponsors will be promoted through the DCB website and our social media platforms. Please click here to view the brochure

In an age when the focus on fitness and exercise has become hugely important we hope that you can find a way to support us in our drive to offer the youngsters of today an opportunity to become involved with or further develop in one of the most popular sports in the Country.

ECB Coach Awards 2019 - Nominations Now Open!!!

ECB Coach Awards 2019

The ECB Coach Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that the ECB Coach Awards are now open for nominations into the four categories. The four categories are listed below:

Young Coach of the Year (25 or under)

A young person who is already making a difference? Who’s already passing on their enthusiasm for the game and inspiring the next generation of players?

Someone who:

  1. demonstrated a commitment to developing the game at grass roots and community level.
  2. has had a clear impact with a local school or club.
  3. has shown creativity and determination in their development as a coach

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?

Someone who:

  1. inspires and supports individual player development.
  2. creates and delivers enjoyable and effective coaching sessions.
  3. uses innovation and inspirational coaching methods which have significantly improved player and team performances.

Coaching Club of the Year

The club that demonstrates a real commitment to player development, encouraging a wide range of people to become coaches and helping existing coaches to improve within a safe, enjoyable and supportive environment for coaches and players. Presented to one named representative of the club.

A club that:

  1. welcomes and encourages people into coaching regardless of background.
  2. actively promotes the development of coaches within a safe and supportive environment.
  3. provides players with the quality and quantity of coaching that they require.

Outstanding Contribution to Coaching

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.

  1. Provide administrative support and/or the development of coaching.
  2. Supports the development and growth of coaches and or Coaches Association’s.
  3. Has increased the number of coaches and or player participation.

How to Enter

  • Anyone can make nomination.
  • Entry is free.
  • Entries must be in by 1st May 2019.
  • Everyone will be contacted and those shortlisted will be invited to an awards event in Autumn 2019.
  • Please read the Privacy Statement - Click Here
  • Simply complete the online form by clicking on the link below.
  • County winners will be judged by the relevant a DCB panel and the overall winners will be judged by an ECB panel.

Click on the appropriate category to go to the online application form

Young Coach of the Year – Click Here

Coach of the Year – Click Here

Coaching Contribution of the Year – Click Here

Coaching Club of the Year – Click Here





Derbyshire Junior Falcons Easter Courses 2019!!

We are delivering two Junior Falcons holiday camps this Easter at Chellaston Academy and Tibshelf School.

Junior Falcons Easter 2019

To book a place on either course please click the relevant booking link below:

Chellaston Academy - Book Here

Tibshelf School - Book Here

For more information please contact James Colton on 01332 388604 / 07540 785411 or email james.colton@dcbcricket.com 

Disability Programme 2018/19

Table Cricket Programme 2019

The disability cricket programme ran by the DCB has continued to grow in 2018/19 with the DCB working closely with The Lord’s Taverners. We expanded our programme to work with around 220 special needs children from 21 schools giving them access to a different form of physical activity. All of the schools involved received 6 weeks of free Table Cricket sessions.

During these sessions our community coaches delivered a variety of fundamental cricket skills and table cricket depending on the age range and the capabilities of the students. Many of the schools found the programme to be very rewarding and often engaged children with the most challenging disabilities. Some schools have since been looking to buy some Table Cricket sets for their school so that the pupils can continue to play all year round.



After all of our sessions were delivered we invited all the schools to enter a team into one of our Table Cricket Competitions. We successfully ran the joint most Table Cricket Competitions in the Country with 3 regional competitions that fed into the East Midlands Competition which is to be hosted at Derbyshire CCC on the 3rd of April. Across the 3 days we had 15 teams enter from 10 different schools. Special thanks go to Stanton Vale Special School who hosted our first competition. Brackenfield School came out the winners from this. Thanks also go to St Mary’s Catholic High School who played host to our Chesterfield competition. The hosts played very well on the day and as a result became our 2nd winners of 2019. Lastly we hosted a competition in the hall at Derbyshire CCC for the schools in and around Derby city. St Clares were our 3rd and final winners of 2019 and therefore the 3rd team to qualify for regionals. Congratulations to all of our winners and good luck in the East Midlands finals!!



In January we ran some Young Leaders training for Special Schools to assist at our Table Cricket Competitions. These were aimed at providing the children and young adults with not only umpiring and scoring skills but key social and communication skills.

In 2019/20 we will continue to try and give more children with disabilities access to Cricket. With hopefully a bigger and better off than ever before!!

Women's Winter World Cup!!

Women’s Winter World Cup!!!

Over the last 5 weeks the Derbyshire Cricket Board has ran an indoor softball competition at Willows Sports Centre. Last Sunday was the final week of fixtures. A double round robin format meant each team was to play 10 games each. After the first 4 weeks all teams have played 8 matches and the league was very finely poised before the last week. South Derbyshire and Belper Meadows were joint top of the league with 21 points! Closely behind was Ilkeston Rutland, who were sat on 18 points, just behind the 2 leaders. The first fixture of the day on court 3 was a huge top of the table clash! Belper Meadows prevailed in a high quality game against South Derbyshire (302 – 252) to pull 3 points clear at the top of the table. Over on court 2 Ilkeston lost a very tight and high scoring game against Duffield (313 – 295).


Going into the final round of fixtures South Derbyshire had to beat Belper Amateurs in order to put pressure on Meadows to win their final game. However,Amateurs were not going to go down without a fight and fought back late in the game to win (274 – 262). This result meant Meadows were 3 points clear at the top with a game in hand and were the champions elect. The last match on court 2 was a classic, which came down to the last over. Ilkeston, hoping to finish 2nd, bowled first and were chasing Meadows’ score of 250. They fell just 7 runs short in the final over which meant Belper Meadows were the winners, finishing with an impressive 27 points out of a possible 30!! 

League Table

Follwoing the final game Charlie Storr thanked all the teams for taking part and supoorting the competition and Willows Sports Centre for doing a great job hosting the event. Charlie then presented the winners trophy to Meadows captain Sallyanne Kelly and the celebrations began!

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Three teams had an opportunity to win the competition on the final week however the competition was very closely contested throughout, with all teams looking like beating everyone else. Results were never certain and this shows how good the standard was as well as how much everyone improved over the 5 weeks. This competition has seen 6 teams enter, registering over 70 players to take part has been a great opportunity for women who participated in our summer softball offer to further showcase their skills as well as prepare for the coming season. The indoor format was new to many of the players but they have adapted their skills very impressively over the 5 weeks. It has been a very exciting and enjoyable competition!

Winners 2

What has been great to see is the amount of support each team has been bringing with them. It is very encouraging for the women’s game that this competition has been so well supported and shows that the clubs involved are placing some focus on their women and girls sections.

Congatulations Belper Meadows! Good luck in the East Midlands Finals Day on April 27th!

Good look to all the teams going forward into the summer!!

Welfare & Safeguarding Courses 2019

Club Welfare Training 2019


It is important that the mandatory requirements for a CWO are kept up to date; they need to be renewed every 3 years. All Club Welfare Officers should have attended the Safe Hands Training and Safeguarding & Protecting Children course.

New CWO’s should attend the Safe Hands workshop while an existing CWO who is renewing should attend the Safe Hands Refresher workshop.

We have the following training planned in advance of the forthcoming season:





Booking Link

Safeguarding & Protecting Children

Quarndon CC

27th February


Click here to book & pay

Safeguarding & Protecting Children

Alfreton CC

19th March


Click here to book & pay

Safeguarding & Protecting Children

Alfreton CC

9th May


Click here to book & pay


Safe Hands for new Club Welfare Officers

Quarndon CC

13th March


Click here to book & pay

Safe Hands for new Club Welfare Officers

Alfreton CC

9th April


Click here to book & pay


Safe Hands Refresher

Quarndon CC

6th March


Click here to book & pay

Safe Hands Refresher

Alfreton CC

26th March


Click here to book & pay

For more information or to book onto a course, please contact
Mick Glenn on;

Tel: 01332 386600 (Office) / 07976 504276 (Mobile)

Email: mick.glenn@dcbcricket.com

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