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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.

Close of Season information for Clubs

club insurance 2017


Many Cricket Clubs all over the country will be in the process of updating their Clubmark accreditation, the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports Clubs.

Clubmark shows that your Club provides the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.

As part of your application you'll be required to include a copy of your clubs insurance schedule, with specific mention of public liability which must be up to £5m and employers liability which must be up to £10m.

Call us free on 0800 289301 or email us
extracover@marswol.com for any queries on the levels of cover you have regardless of whether you're insured with ExtraCover Insurance or not.

For more information on Clubmark, go to the
Sport England website or visit the ECB website or speak to your County Cricket Board office who will be able to help you.


Now the season has ended, it’s a good time to draw up a check list for the winter months for when your cricket ground, pavilion, groundsmans store and any outbuildings are likely to be unoccupied or used much less frequently.  We've put together some key points to get you started.

Fire Extinguishers:

Check that the fire extinguishers on the premises have had their annual service inspection & are fit for purpose.

Door & Window locks:

Ensure that door & window locks work properly & are utilised. Any shutters &/or grills are closed & locked down – not only do these protect against theft & malicious damage but the can help guard against arson attacks through broken windows.

Water pipes & supply:

Lag water pipers/tanks in buildings & if premises are to be left unoccupied, turn off the supply at the mains & drain down the system to avoid freezing up.

Preventative measures:

Equipment & kit which is vulnerable to water damage should be placed on stillage, at least 10cm above the floor is recommended, this is particularly important for basements & cellars as well as areas such as the groundsmans store which often have pitch dressing products and expensive machinery.

Regular inspections:

It is very important that club buildings are inspected at least once a week, to ensure that any problems can be identified & prevented from escalating. If you don’t have any willing volunteers draw up a rota so that tasks can be shared. We’d recommend that two people undertake the inspection so there’s no risk of a lone volunteer being injured & unable to summon help (be sure to take a mobile phone just in case).

Need some advice?

The ExtraCover Insurance team are here to offer help and advice to all cricket clubs regardless if you’re insured with us or not, call free on 0800 289301, email
extracover@marswool.com or send a tweet to @extracoverins

ECBCA National Conference

ECBCA National Coaches Conference 2017

National Football Academy

St Georges Park

Burton on Trent

Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th October

Day ticket prices are now reduced to £65

Click here to register for either day

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




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