Welcome to the website of the Bassetlaw & District Cricket League.

If you would like your club news or announcements to feature on our website, contact site editor Malcolm Daniels at editor@bassetlaw-cricket.org.uk.

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What's New

  • We need more umpires! There is a desperate shortage of umpires and we urgently need to recruit more. It's a great way of staying in the game and meeting new friends. Retiring players, parents, and lovers of the game are all invited to apply and there are training courses for new umpires regularly available locally. Further information can be obtained in the "Announcements" section below or from Gerry Graney on 01623 642138 or geraldgraney@hotmail.co.uk.

  • Saturday Helpdesk (Pre-Match only) number: 07444 322905

  • Please be aware that from season 2016 certain dates will change from those traditionally adhered to.....    The League Dinner/Presentation night will be on Saturday 19th November 2016 at the South Forest Centre, Edwinstowe and the AGM will be on Saturday 26th November 2016 at Cuckney CC.

Latest News

Committee Meeting September 2016


Minutes of the September meeting of the LMC.

Announcements & Club News

Special Winter Offers at Cuckney Indoor Cricket Centre

Cuckney CC are offering their facilities at special rates to Bassetlaw League affiliated clubs. 

Individual indoor Cricket lanes £17 per hour

Individual indoor lanes with bowling machine £24 per hour

Whole hall hire £50 per hour (3 lanes or indoor cricket)

Whole hall hire £58 per hour (3 lanes and bowling machine)

Indoor Cricket League (seniors)
(great way to keep fit in the winter). Slots available for teams of 7 players @ £3.00 per person
Indoor Cricket League (juniors) on Sundays
(great way to keep the kids active and good practice during the closed season)
Slots available for teams of 7 players @ £3.00 per person


Booking enquiries to Julie Cheetham on email eco.hris@icloud.com  or

Mob:      07852718400
Phone:   01623 742571

Umpires AGM


The Annual General Meeting  of the Bassetlaw and District Umpires’ Association will be held at Cuckney Cricket Club on Saturday 15th October 2016 at 2:30pm.

Agenda items include...

Reports from Officers

Presentation of awards

Election of Officers and Committee


Covers required

 Wiseton CC.are after some wicket covers for their ground, so If any club has an old set that they do not use anymore, they are prepared to dismantle and collect them.

Contact at Wiseton is....

James Brindley

Tel: 07580 977491

Club Support from ECB April 2016

The latest ECB Club Support newsletter has information on 2016 Open Days, communicating with players and Clubmark "healthchecks".

Click here to read.

Zing Bails

An announcement from the Nottinghamshire Cricket Board regarding Zing Bails.....

Flashing Zing Bails
It has been brought to our attention that on the packaging of the Backyard Zing bails, the warranty clearly state that it is for use with a soft ball or a tennis ball only.
We have contacted Zing and they have pointed out that the product is a less sophisticated version than the Zing bails used in the professional game, that is it ‘designed down’ to make the product more affordable.
We are therefore banning the bails from hardball league competitions due to the potential safety of players. A version of the Zing bails are currently being developed which will be advertised for use with a hard ball. Cost and sate of release are still unknown, however they won’t be available for this summer.
If you have any additional questions please get in touch, josh.scully@nottsccc.co.uk

Vetting of non-UK (overseas) players

It’s that time of year again when clubs are looking to bring in overseas players and start to make arrangements. Many clubs will want the Overseas player to help coach their juniors – which is great as it helps them share their skills, is a boost for the club, and provides professional development and CV building material for the Overseas players, many of whom are young and setting out in life. As with any coaches working with children, the Overseas players must be vetted. Obviously they cannot obtain a DBS certificate as they do not live here.

What they need to provide to us in the ECB Safeguarding team is

The absolute key message is for people to get a Police Certificate before they leave their country. Trying to do this once they are here can take months, and the season is over before the process can be completed. The documents should be sent to the safeguarding@ecb.co.uk inbox at the earliest possible time. We process hundreds of these each season so we do require the documents to be provided correctly as set out in the Non UK Residents Form. The Safeguarding team, once satisfied that the individual may work with children in cricket, will then make a manual entry on the database, ‘vetting’ the individual until the 30th September, that is, until the end of the season.

Please note – no vetting is required for somebody who will play only, but please be aware that many clubs bring players over only to then realise it would be very helpful if they could also coach. It is important clubs who wish to use an overseas player for coaching check that the visa type that player has does permit coaching. Not all visa types allow an overseas player to coach. So for example, someone on a Tier 5 professional player / coach visa can run a formal coaching session whereas someone with a Youth Mobility Scheme or Standard Visitor Visa cannot run a formal coaching session.  


Information re. Club Welfare Officers

The ECB website has some useful information regarding the role and requirements of Club Welfare Officers, and covers what courses you need to take and advice on the DBS system of vetting.

Get a card reader for your club

Through the NCB clubs can now get a card machine at a very low cost.

With no landline rental and no monthly costs there is just a 1.5% fee for money taken (only £1.50 if £100 is taken). We have negotiated this cheap rate through the NCB and clubs would have to go through us to get this deal. It is already being implemented in a number of clubs who are going to use it for yearly subs, weekly match tax and for using behind the bar.

It relies on 3G signal through a mobile phone and links with an app to transfer the money.

A link can be found here: http://www.nottscricket.com/page/izettle-1355/?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

Bola Bowling Machine Feeder for sale

Edwinstowe CC have a used Bola Bowling Machine Feeder for sale. Never used, so perfect condition. Absolute bargain.

Pictures and details here.












NCB Change Policy on Under 12 age group

At the December Notts Cricket Board Meeting, the directors voted to change the policy on junior cricketers playing in open-age cricket.

Previously, the Board's policy prevented any players in the Under-12 age group from playing in open age cricket but having reviewed the issue, it has been decided that some players would benefit from playing at this age group.

Only those players in a a named group (which will be published on the Board's website) will be able to play in open age cricket - these players will have been signed off by Matt Wood, Player Pathway Development Officer and have parental consent to play. Further details of the new policy can be found on the Board's website here.

An Opportunity to get £5,000 from ECB Club Support

Could you make your Club a better place to be with £5,000?
Creating a welcoming & safe environment for everyone that individuals feel they can access and consistently choose to be part of is an aim the ECB wishes to help every cricket club achieve. 
Recent research has taught us how important people believe the quality of the initial welcome from a club is in ensuring effective member engagement and retention. 
ECB is working in conjunction with Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on a research project to ascertain what difference improved provision could make to a club and their sustainability as a result of creating a more welcoming & safe environment. 
A selected number of clubs will receive a grant of up to £5,000 to help put their plans into action. 
If you want to be in with a chance of being one of the selected clubs please click the link below and complete our short survey – It should take no more than 10 minutes. 
Closing date 9.00am Monday 21st December 2015
N.B - You may not be aware of the all the information requested regarding your club and community to complete this survey to the detail required. Please forward this email to the individual in your club most aware of your membership, club facilities and community engagement. We will accept 1 submission per club. 
If you have any questions or queries regarding the survey please email clubsupport@ecb.co.uk

B46 Printing and embroidery for your teamwear

Hi All,

I would like to introduce to you B46 who are our sister company and offer all embroidery and printing, work wear, uniform, promotional wear and more. All perfect to brand your business, give your staff an identity, be proud of your school, shout about your event, be part of a team and get noticed.

Located in Batting 4 6 Carolgate, Retford so please take a look at our website http://www.b46embroidery.com/ or follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/B46embroidery?ref=hl

Please get in touch for your free quote or call in and see us, open 6 days a week 9am – 5pm.

Many Thanks

Michelle Shevill

Tel: 01777 322012           

Mail: Michelle.Shevill@Batting46.com


Opportunity for Coaches at Teversal

At Teversal Cricket Club [Est. 1922] we are working towards strengthening our youth policy for the 2016 season, and are looking for volunteer coaching staff to build upon our existing coaching structure and run our hard-ball under 12's and 13's cricket teams next season. The new coach[es] whilst running these teams will be assisted by the existing UKCC1 coaches who will be recruiting and coaching the next youngsters for soft-ball cricket at under 11's. Ideally already qualified to UKCC2 with supporting Safeguarding and First Aid qualifications, applicants with UKCC1 level qualifications can also apply, and we are open to assisting with fees to upgrade your existing qualifications under ECB and NCB registered courses.

With 4 senior teams and 3 youth teams, we are well placed to celebrateour 100th anniversary, why not be part of it?

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact AndyGregson at andrew.gregson@ntlworld.com

For further information on our club, please visit our web site address; http://teversal.play-cricket.com/

Andy Gregson
Teversal Cricket Club Secretary
07504 347959


New Safety Specification for Helmets

Helmet Guidance
The ECB has updated its guidance notes on helmets for seniors and juniors and you can find a link to the revised resources here.

Club Support

Want to raise more funds for your club?
The Club Support Team has renewed the Fundraising guidance for clubs. The new guide features advice on initiatives and ideas to help clubs raise more funds, along with suggestions on how your club can save money day to day.

Great Introductory Offer from a new sponsor

Embroidered-Teamwear.co.uk would like to announce a special offer to coincide with their sponsorship of the Bassettlaw & District League. 
They are giving away a set of Surridge Pro-Ash stumps (RRP £80.00) to the first six clubs* to sign up to their on-line clothing service. 
They distribute Surridges range of quality match/training and leisurewear by providing your club with its own bespoke online club shop. This allows your members to browse and purchase fully embroidered/printed club clothing at any point throughout the year.  The club gets to choose the items that go into its online shop, there are no set up fees and no commitment and the club earns a commission on all orders made through your online shop.  All embroidery/printing and website management is carried out in house to ensure you receive the best possible service.  Typical turnaround on orders is 10-14 days and these are sent direct to the individual so there is no ongoing involvement required from club volunteers.
The company itself is based in the Midlands and currently supply clubs from Warwickshire and Leicestershire but are now looking to grow the business and attract clubs from the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Linconshire and Yorkshire.
*Please note the offer is only open to teams with a minimum of two Saturday teams for the 2015 season.
On behalf of www.Embroidered-Teamwear.co.uk

Mark Spacey
07704 916094
02476 383712

DBS Assistance available from Trent Bridge

Just a reminder that clubs and in certain circumstances leagues, have a DUTY to check that people in some roles within Cricket are ECB DBS vetted before undertaking those roles.

As the 2015 season is fast approaching it is worth reminding clubs and leagues that the process of obtaining a new DBS is taking applicants several weeks – in some cases apparently as long as 2 months.

Roles which require vetting are :-

Welfare Officer (all Club, League, or County posts)

Coach (whether volunteer or paid, assisting or leading)

Umpire                                           Scorer

Colts/Juniors Managers            Age Group Managers

Open Age Team Captains

Junior Supervisors                     First Aiders/Physiotherapists/Medical Support

Copies of the ECB Policy on roles which require vetting and a useful guide from the ECB Coaches Association on completing the ECB DBS process, which is applicable to any role within Cricket, are available from Keith Tongue at keith.tongue@nottsccc.co.ukClubs and leagues are reminded that the only accurate way of checking whether an individual is ECB vetted and cleared is by checking with Keith Tongue, the Club Development Officer at the Community and Development Office at Trent Bridge or John Leafe the County Welfare Officer. The only information they need to carry out a check is the full name, address and date of birth of each person.

Interest-free Loans

An update from the ECB regarding their Interest-Free Loans system for cricket clubs....


It was agreed that affiliated cricket clubs with a junior section would continue to be eligible to apply for an interest free loan of up to £50,000. 


It was agreed that affiliated cricket clubs without a junior section would be eligible to apply for an interest free loan of up to £20,000.


The decision was based on wanting to provide adult only cricket clubs the opportunity to improve their facilities and invest in their future but recognised that cricket clubs with a junior section offer greater sustainability to the game in the future.


The table below is included in the EWCT Interest Free Loan Scheme Guidance Note available at www.ecb.co.uk/loans.



Amount of loan

Maximum Repayment Period


Cricket clubs with a junior section*


£1,000 -  £50,000

5 years

Cricket clubs without a junior section


£1,000 - £20,000

5 years

Other Organisations

Subject to application


Clubhouse Security

Some words of wisdom from our insurers:-

Judging by the recent claims advices that we have been receiving, It looks as if thieves have started breaking into cricket clubs well in advance of the clocks going back. Perhaps they have realised that Clubs have more to steal during the season than out of it! Given that we know thieves will happily attack clubs the moment that they close for the Winter, why give them any more opportunity or encouragement?

Taking Simple Precautions Can Make a  Massive Difference

a). Make sure all windows have suitable glass and protection against both damage and thieves (shutters, window locks and / or bars)

b). Make sure that your pipes are all plastic rather than copper so that scrap metal thieves don’t come calling

c). Don’t leave any attractive items on show (lock away your equipment!)  

d). Make sure that your alarm is monitored by someone, preferably a Central Station so that if thieves do attempt to break in they will be caught in the act.

Finally, engage your members. Make them aware of the need to keep the club secure so that they do put things away and keep combustible waste materials out of the reach of vandals.