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February Half Term - Specialist Coaching Clinics!

The Derbyshire Cricket Board have Specialist Batting, Bowling and Wicket Keeping Clinics running this February Half Term at the Gateway Centre.

Specialist Clinics Feb Half Term

These specialist coaching group sessions are for players who will benefit from additional high quality support and drills to take away. Video analysis will also be used so that your child can see clearly their areas for development. For more information on the clinics, please contact james.colton@dcbcricket.com. Please click here to book a place on a specialist clinic


Women's Winter World Cup!!!

Women’s Winter World Cup – Week 1 & 2 Report


Derbyshire Cricket Board is running an indoor softball competition at Willows Sports Centre. The winner of this will progress to the East Midlands Finals Day at Loughborough University. This, so far, 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 first 2 weeks. It has been a very exciting and enjoyable start to the competition!


Derbyshire has had 6 teams enter, registering over 70 players to take part across the 5 weeks! These teams are Ilkeston Rutland, Belper Meadows, Belper Amateurs, South Derbyshire, Duffield and Long Eaton. A double round robin format means each team is to play 10 games each. After the first two weeks all teams have played 4 times and there have been a number of close matches. South Derbyshire and Belper Meadows have made strong, unbeaten starts. They both top the table with 12 points but with 6 matches still to play, a lot can happen between now and the final round of fixtures! 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 is so well supported and shows that the clubs involved are placing some focus on their women and girls sections.

Good look to all the teams for the remaining 3 weeks of the competition!

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DCB Emergency Aid Courses 2019

First Aid

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 six 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

Tuesday 12th February


Wirksworth & Middleton CC

Click here to book and pay

Tuesday 26th February


Sandiacre Town CC

Fully Booked

Thursday 7th March


Hayfield CC

Click here to book and pay

Monday 11th March

6.30-9.30pm Duffield CC

 Click here to book and pay

Wednesday 27th March


Swarkestone CC

Click here to book and pay

Wednesday 3rd April


Eckington CC

Click here to book and pay

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

Wirksworth & Middleton CC - Club Coach Vacancy


Wirksworth & Middleton Cricket Club are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified coach to lead their coaching programmes in 2019.

The successful candidate will be able to help shape the role in discussion with the Cricket Management Team (to which s/he will be responsible) but we anticipate that it will include:

  • Leading weekly training and attending matches (frequency to be agreed);
  • Delivering 1-to-1 coaching to identified players and co-ordinating 1-to-1 delivery by others;
  • Supporting, mentoring, and developing the existing coaching team and captains;
  • Developing and implementing a structured coaching plan across the club as a whole in conjunction with existing coaches;
  • Analysing performance and maximizing potential, including individual development plans;
  • Enhancing and fostering a club-wide commitment match-day and training best practice;
  • Communicating effectively with players, coaches, volunteers and parents;
  • Attending and/or providing input to selection meetings;
  • Attending Cricket Management Team meetings as required.


  • Ideally UKCC3/ECB Level III, or UKCC2/ECB Level II with suitable experience
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Experience in management of cricket development
  • Strong motivation, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills

For further information please click here or contact Neil Smedley on 07850 852087 or email neilsmedley@liningsandhoses.co.uk

DCB Christmas Newsletter 2018

As the Christmas Holidays are fast approaching take a moment to look back at some of the great moments of 2018 and find out what we have planned for 2019. Read the DCB Christmas Newsletter to find out more!

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Please Click Here to read the DCB Christmas Newsletter

The Derbyshire Cricket Board Offices will close for Christmas on Friday 21st December and will reopen on 2nd January. We wish you all a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Derbyshire Emerging Falcons Course!!!

Following the success of our Falcons Courses this winter, we are running an elite course starting in January for players aged 12-15. For more information, see below

Emerging falcons course 2018 002To book on the course please click hereor if you require more information please contact james.colton@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  


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