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Women’s Softball Cricket Festivals 2019!!!

Women’s Softball Cricket Festivals 2019!!!

In 2019 the Derbyshire Cricket Board ran 10 Women’s Softball Festivals at 10 different clubs across the county. It was a record breaking year in Derbyshire with just shy of 300 different women playing across the 10 festivals! All in all, 25 different clubs across the county took part and 6 clubs from Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire also joined in on the fun! Of these clubs, nearly all of them took part in more than one festival, this is fantastic to see and shows that these teams and players aren’t just turning up for a one off, they want to play even more cricket! Well done Langley Mill United, Belper Meadows and Matlock who all attended 5 different festivals, a great effort!

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The clubs lucky enough to play host did a fantastic job and made everyone feel welcome! Every single club put on a great day including lots of other activities! Our festivals are all about fun for all the family and that is exactly what they were. BBQ’s, Buffets, Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Cake Stalls and lots of Music!

Soft Ball Cricket is about getting out and playing: maximum fun, minimum fuss. It’s a game for absolutely everybody, no matter your skill level, fitness, or age and this was proven this year with 3 different generations playing in certain games. As well matches featuring mothers and daughters! This year has seen a host of new teams and new clubs entering the Women’s game for the first time and we look forward to seeing even more next year!

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Well done and thanks to everyone involved in organising and playing all 10 festivals, they simply wouldn’t happen without you! Here’s to another great summer next year! In the meantime we’ll be looking forward to our Women’s Indoor leagues…. Stay tuned for updates.

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Derbyshire Autumn Falcons Courses 2019!!

Derbyshire Autumn Falcons Courses 2019!!

Back by popular demand, our winter Falcons are back on Friday evenings at The Pattonair County Ground. Our Mini and Junior Falcons Courses offer 8 weeks of skills, drills, and games using specialist equipment that the Derbyshire County Club use.

If you would like to book onto the Junior Hardball Falcons Course, please visit: http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/ryqbq8 (THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL! EXTRA COURSE DETAIL BELOW!)

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If you would like to book onto the Mini Softball Falcons Course, please visit: http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/9yq6z0 (THIS IS NOW SOLD OUT!)

Mini Falcons SOLD OUT

We have a new course available on a Wednesday evening for ages 10-13! If you would like to book onto this extra course follow the link: http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/4hq7k0 (THIS IS NOW SOLD OUT!!)

Junior Falcons 2019 Wednesday SOLD OUT

This October Half Term we are running an Emerging Falcons course for children aged 12-16 at the Pattonair County Ground!

To book on follow the link: http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/cyqyj4

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For more information on any of the courses please contact James Colton, james.colton@dcbcricket.com / 01332 386604 

Coach Education Course Dates 2019

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DCB will be running two ECB Lvel 2 Certificate Coaching Children's Cricket courses before Christmas. Details for each course can be found below;

ECB Certificate Coaching Children's Cricket - Chellaston Academy

27th October

3rd November

17th November

Assessment Day - TBC

Timings for the first 3 days are 09.00-16.00

ECB Certificate Coaching Children's Cricket - Tibshelf School

20th October

10th November

24th November

Assessment Day - TBC

Timings for the first 3 days are 09.00-16.00

The cost of each course per candidate is £300. The DCB Bursary Scheme is currently under review and information will be released in October 19.

To register on either of the above courses please click here

We will be releasing further course dates towards the end of October for the New Year.

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

Cricket Derbyshire India Club Diwali Celebrations!!

For more information please contact: charlotte.flindall@dcbcricket.com 

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Indoor Competitions

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Indoor Competitions

This winter there are some Indoor Competitions taking place regionally around Derbyshire.

We have the following competitions running;

Chance to Compete U13

Chance to Compete U15

Lady Taverners U13

Lady Taverners U15

The regional competitions will be 8 a side, 8 over games, with the winners progressing to a county final held at the Pattonair County Ground in March 2020.

To book on to these competitions, Click on the link: http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/cyqgnw 

The deadline for team entries is the 18th of October 2019, so make sure you get them in ASAP!!

For any more information, please contact james.colton@dcbcricket.com 

Excellent Bowling from Eden Collier!!

Excellent Bowling from Eden Collier!!

Eden Collier – Derbyshire U15 Girls and Emerging Girls player had outstanding figures of (5-2-5-6) against Leicestershire U15 Girls at Cropston Cricket Club.

Unfortunately, Derbyshire lost the game which was their last fixture of the season but it was a fine bowling display by Eden and great to see.

Well done!

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Woody's Round Up 26th August-1st September 2019!!

Woody's Round-Up 26th August-1st September 2019!!

 This week saw the final games for the pathway after a busy season, the Premier Cup Final, and the final Women's Softball Festival of the summer!

Pathway Update

There were only 2 games this week, for the final games of the summer for the pathway. Unfortunately, there wasn't a win but there are some good figures shown below for the 2 games;

  • U15 Girls (55 all-out) v Leicestershire U15 Girls (96 all-out) – Eden Collier (6-5) Grace Fishleigh (2-24) Jodie Walsh (1-6) Evie Clewes (1-6), Ophelia Wenham (11*) Victoria Billington (10)

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  • U14 Boys (140 all-out) v Yorkshire U14 Boys (305-7) – Matt Myers (3-68) Max Tolley (2-28) Alex Ward (2-48), Jake Else (23) Aaron Brown (19) Muhammed Yusaf Bin Naeem (19) Alex Ward (15)

Club Update

ECB Premier Divison Figures for Saturday 31st August

  • Batting – Scott McNeill (124 for Sandiacre), Luke Thomas (116* for Swarkestone), Luke Harvey (100* for Dunstall), Adris Azam (100 for Alvaston & Boulton), Tom Wood (85 for Ticknall), Joss Morgan (85 for Ticknall), Jack Redman (71* for Sandiacre) Matthew Arnold (64 for Alvaston & Boulton), Peter Burgoyne (56 for Denby), Nils Priestley (50 for Swarkestone)
  • Bowling – Waseem Fazal (5-25 for Ticknall), Harry Wanford (4-32 for Elvaston), Connor Marshall (4-33 for Sandiacre), David Jacobs (4-39 for Elvaston), Tom Wood (3-25 for Ticknall), Peter Burgoyne (3-27 for Denby), Gareth Young (3-27 for Ockbrook & Borrowash), Chris Windmill (3-30 for Spondon), Charlie Wilson (3-33 for Denby), Matthew Madeley (3-37 for Spondon), Anthony Taylor (3-37 for Sandiacre), Callum Brodrick (3-48 for Swarkestone), Ahmed Raza (3-57 for Alvaston & Boulton), Chris Stevenson (3-57 for Alvaston & Boulton)

Sunday 1st September – Premier Cup Final

The final of the Premier Cup took place at Spondon CC on Sunday 1st September between Ticknall CC and Swarkestone CC. Swarkestone won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Swarkestone got Ticknall to 21-1 at the end of the 5th over with Paul Borrington (10) being the wicket to fall. However, they recovered nicely to 192/2 before the second wicket of Tom Wood (63) fell in the 43rd over. After a brilliant innings of 153 off 139 balls, Joss Morgan fell to Ben Hutchinson (4-60) with the score at 257/3 with 3 overs remaining. At the end of the 50 overs, Ticknall finished on 273/4 with Anoop Chima (10*) chipping in at the end.

With a good score on the board, Ticknall made a decent start getting Swarkestone to 30-1 with the wicket of Thomas Hamilton (17) in the 8th over. The next wicket fell at 48-2 with Archie Moore (19) gone in the 14th over. After already starring with the ball, Ben Hutchinson put in a good 27 to keep the score ticking with Harvey Hosein before he fell with the score on 117-4. Nils Priestley stuck around with Hosein putting on a good 42 making a 101 run partnership. Hosein fell for a well-made 83 at 225-7, with 48 runs required off of 8 overs. In the end, Swarkestone reached the target with 2 overs remaining. Pick of the bowlers for Ticknall were; Damion Williams (3-52), Sam Trotman (2-60), and Jack Gorbert (2-65).

Well done to Swarkestone CC!!!


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Congratulations to Imogen Cooper of the DCB U17 Girls & Women’s team player, on becoming the first female captain in adult cricket at Sheffield Collegiate CC, for their 5th team!

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Women’s Softball Update

Langley Mill CC hosted the final Women’s Softball Festival of the summer on Sunday. It was a great day for all 9 teams involved, playing at least 3 games each. We had teams from; Hilton, Ilkeston, Langley Mill, Long Eaton, Denby, and 2 teams from Notts team Eastwood; making it over 70 women taking part in the day!

There was music playing throughout the day, face painting, prosecco, and lots of food available including curry!!

Even though Long Eaton were the standout team winning all 4 of their games, it was good to see new teams taking part along with the other already established teams. It was a great way to finish off an exciting summer of Women’s Softball Cricket!!

A big thankyou to Langley Mill CC for doing a great job at hosting!!

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Community Update

Last week of the summer camps were ran at Spondon CC. The fun games continued for all and everyone had a great time! There was also a Girls U11/U13 camp going on at Spondon at the same time. There were some masterclasses throughout the week and many chances to improve their game practice.

Woody's Round Up 19th - 25th August 2019!!!

Woody's Round Up 19th - 25th August 2019!!!

Pathway Update

  • Mini Academy (203-3) v Warwickshire EPP Development XI (135-7) – Mitchell Wagstaff (4-52) Harry Moore (2-23) Jonny Lawrence (2-44), Mitchell Wagstaff (112) Marcus Hayes (53) Nafis Shaikh (19*)
  • Girls U17 (98 all out) v Shropshire U17 Girls (135-7) – Molly Dytham (2-24) Julia Draycott (1-6) Suzie Ljubojevic (1-10) Sophie Hoyes (1-21), Lucy Yates (14) Imogen Cooper (13) Lara Shaw (10)
  • The U13 Girls went to Scarborough for their festival this week as well. A great time was had by all with the girls bonding together and having a great end to their season!

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Club Update

ECB Premier Divison Figures for Saturday 24th August

  • Batting – Paul Borrington (195* for Ticknall), Nils Priestley (114 for Swarkestone), Joss Morgan (106* for Ticknall), Ben Slater (101 for Chesterfield), Joe Bullimore (99 for Eckington), Joshua Lacey (78 for Ockbrook & Borrowash), Harry Smith (75 for Eckington), Tom Wood (70 for Ticknall), Andrew Parkin-Coates (74 for Chesterfield), Scott Palombo (72 for Spondon), Ben Chapman-Lilley (65 for Denby), Peter Burgoyne (57* for Denby), Daniel Welch (55 for Dunstall), Ahmed Raza (51 for Alvaston & Boulton), Harvey Hosein (51 for Swarkestone)
  • Bowling – Faisal Khan (5-41 for Clifton), Joe Wilson (4-30 for Denby), Anthony Taylor (4-31 for Sandiacre), Dustin Melton (4-35 for Ockbrook & Borrowash), Callum Brodrick (3-61 for Swarkestone), Ben Scott (3-62 for Denby)

Bank Holiday Monday 26th August - Marston's Smooth Trophy Final

The final of the Marston’s Smooth Trophy took place on Bank Holiday Monday at Langley Mill United CC between Langley Mill and Alrewas CC. Alrewas won the toss and elected to bat first.

Langley Mill managed to keep taking regular wickets not allowing Alrewas to make partnerships as batters struggled to stay in and keep Gareth Woolley (68) company and still score runs. When Woolley was out at 164-7; Alrewas managed to reach 179 all out within 40 overs, looking like an average score to defend when not batting all the overs. Ben Foley (18), Cole O’Connor (18), Stephen Cole (16), and Tom Chapman (12) all pitched in with some runs. Pick of the bowlers for Langley Mill were; Jack Scott (3-37), Simon Lacey (2-23), Mohamed Dilshad (2-29), and Jay Holmes (2-45).

An early breakthrough for James Rowland saw Langley Mill 2-1, before they started to rebuild with Thomas Brandrick (32) and Jay Holmes (16) getting them to 54-2 before the loss of another wicket. Matthew Heafield (23) chipped in well before he fell at 91-4. A good stand by Jamie Salmons (50*) and Jack Scott (23*) saw Langley Mill reach the target in the 43rd over. Pick of the bowlers for Alrewas were; William Smedley (3-30), James Rowland (1-23), and Cole O’Connor (1-38).

Well done to Langley Mill CC!!!

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Women’s Softball Update

This week saw Hilton CC host a Women’s Softball Festival. This was Hiltons first experience of Women’s Softball, and they did a great job of hosting. There were only 2 teams there on the day due to the Bank Holiday meaning some other teams had to withdraw; one from Hilton and one from Matlock. There was great weather, a BBQ going, and the PA System playing music. It was a great day for all, including a kwik cricket festival for the children meaning that Mums and Daughters were playing on the same day!! A massive thankyou to Hilton for hosting and Matlock for coming along and enjoying the day!

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Community Update

We had 2 summer camps running this week at Coal Aston CC and Hilton CC. Lots of fun throughout the week, playing lots of different games.

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We also had a U10/11 Boys Camp at Denby CC, where the boys were able to work on their different skills throughout the week with different clinics taking place.

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Derbyshire U-11 v Nottinghamshire at Clowne Town CC on Sunday 18th August 2019

Derbyshire U-11 v Nottinghamshire at Clowne Town CC on Sunday 18th August 2019

The final re-arranged 40 over match for Derbyshire was held at Clowne Town CC on an overcast day. A big thank you to the club members for their excellent hospitality and the groundsman and his assistants for ensuring the match was able to be played considering the amount of rain we’d had it in the week preceding the match.

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Derbyshire won the toss and Captain Dawson elected to bowl. Derbyshire’s opening pair of Harry Hurst and Ed Cokayne restricted the Notts opening pair to 25 in 10 overs without having much luck when beating the bat. First change saw the departure of both Notts openers to a lovely catch behind the stumps by Jimmy Fry off Nikhil Davies and then Freddie Clarke taking a caught and bowled to leave Notts at 31-2. When Danny Houghton took a catch off Freddie’s bowling and then Freddie bowling the next incoming batsman Derbyshire were in the ascendency with Notts on 53-4. 
However a workmanlike partnership of 86 only ended by a run-out by Freddie was the only other wicket Derbyshire took even when utilising the spin trio of Charlie Dawson, Reuben Goutorbe and Ishan Nadeen. Freddie with 3-41 was the leading wicket taker.
So Notts set a total of 168-5. 

Derbyshire unfortunately for the first time this year had a bad day at the crease against some very good tight Nottinghamshire bowling.
Wickets fell on a regular basis with only Lewis Vere making double figures in a final total of 30.

Derbyshire Team; C.Dawson (Captain), J.Fry (Wicket-Keeper), D.Houghton, J.Dent, I.Nadeen, H.Jones, L.Vere, R.Goutorbe, N.Davies, H.Hurst, E.Cokayne and F.Clarke. 

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Congratulations to Notts and commiserations to the Derbyshire lads on their final Under 11 game but congratulations to them overall on a very good season. 
Furthermore wishing Charlie Dawson all the best for the future as he could well be emigrating to Australia, a loss for Derbyshire and a gain for Australia. 

Its been a pleasure to be the manager/coach of this squad of players for this year.

Mark Lomas

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