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.

Please note: The "Announcements & Club News" section scrolls to the next item after a few seconds, but if you need more time to read one it will stop scrolling if you place your cursor over it. You can also quickly scroll to another item by clicking the "Prev" or "Next" buttons.

The "Latest News" section only shows the most recent posting, so look in the "Latest League News" section in the right hand column for all the recent updates and news articles.

If you would like to advertise on this site, contact one of our advertising team at marketing@bassetlaw-cricket.org.uk.

What's New

  • From Gerry Graney to all umpires regarding matches affected by weather, etc....Please be aware of the rules 3.4 and 3.5 on pages 44 and 45 and the flow chart on page 46 of the handbook.

  • League Fixtures for 2017 are here.

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

  • A message from the League Registrar to all Club Registrars.....Please note that if you wish to register a player who used to play for any club that has ceased to be a member club of BDCL (e.g. Firbeck Colliery CC) please submit a registration request as if a new player.       Thank you.  Tom Munro - Registrar BDCL.

  • In any e mail contact with myself from March 2017 onwards would you please use: secretary@bassetlaw-cricket.org.uk
    If you have any record of my old personal e mail address, gary@woz1821.fsnet.co.uk, this is about to become unusable from the provider and you will not be able to contact me via this address.
    Please update your records as soon as possible to the new e mail address which is also shown in the league handbook and on the league website.
    Thank you.  Gary France -  League Secretary B&D
  • Some clubs have reported dificulty with registered players coming up "unsure" on the scorecard. This should help.......
  • On the clubs ECB Play-Cricket Site whilst logged in as someone that can enter the result and scorecard:
  • 1)      Results

    2)      Click the edit button next to the relevant game (looks like a pencil)

    3)      Enter Summary Information

    4)      When entering players, to the right of the 1st player, there is a box that says squad.  If this is listed as the team in question, not all the players registered to that club will be listed.  Instead, click the down arrow and change to ‘N/A’.  All registered players to that club are now listed and can be selected.

    5)      Complete the rest – don’t forget to check that it all adds up and save.

Latest News

Committee Meeting May 2017


Minutes of the May 2017 meeting of the LMC.

Announcements & Club News

Touring side looking for a game on Sun 20th August

I am from Bolton Percy, a cricket club just 20 minutes out of York. I am hoping to organise a cricket tour for the club and Nottingham has been chosen as our destination.

We are travelling across on the morning of Sunday 20 August and are hoping to play a T20 on the Sunday afternoon starting at 2-3.

If you are interested please contact Joe White at JWhite@garbutt-elliot.co.uk

Mallen Trophy 2017 - Fixtures, rules, & regulations

Fixtures, rules, & regulations for the 2017 Mallen T20 competition are here.

Teversal looking for unused practice wickets

Phil Cooper has played in New Zealand and Scotland, where he was also involved with artificial wickets installation. He is assisting ourselves at Teversal CC, who are looking to improve practice facilities, but unfortunately we have a low budget. A number of cricket clubs have ceased to function and may have artificial practice or match wickets. If these are no longer being used, Phil Cooper or the club would like to hear about these, as they can be recycled and put to good use in helping to cater for youth players in particular. 

If you are aware of any clubs that have folded or that are offering 2nd hand artificial wickets, please contact Phil email cooperphil156@live.com directly, or myself if you think that you can help.

Kind Regards,
Andy Gregson
Teversal Cricket Club Secretary

07950 463567

Free 1st Aid Training

Using sponsorship funding, the League is once again offering free Certificated Emergency 1st Aid Training. Potential participants would be Child Welfare Officers, Captains and Vice Captains, Scorers, Club officials etc.

Date of the course                  Wednesday  14 June 2017

Time: 6.30 to 9.30 pm (refreshments available from 6 pm)

Location:                       Anston Cricket Club S25 4DL.

Places are limited to 16 on this course so early booking is advised and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Initially 1 place per Club, but additional courses may be offered depending upon demand.


Telephone 01909 564605 or email Janet King : janetsouthanston@hotmail.com

Please supply Participant's Name,  Telephone Number and email address.

Janet will confirm by email once you have been allocated a place.

All Stars cricket for 5-8 yo kids

All Stars Cricket (Click on picture below for more info)
1500+ clubs involved

Hi Malcolm,

The future of cricket is in safe hands, as today the ECB announced its brand-new programme – ‘All Stars Cricket’. The initiative aims to provide thousands of five to eight year olds with the opportunity to play cricket, meet new friends and create Big Moments. All Stars Cricket is a fun first-experience of cricket and it develops children’s skills, gets them active and provides the first steps on the National cricket pathway. The programme will feature at over 1500 accredited cricket clubs across England and Wales providing sessions starting from May this year.


If you want to find out more information or register a child, find your nearest All Stars Cricket centre at allstarscricket.co.uk.


10% off at IM Sports

IM SPORTS, proud sponsors of Bassetlaw & District cricket leagues Championship divsion, are offering clubs and players upto 10% off playing equipment.
We provide quality Team wear at a affordable prices,  if you require new playing whites or team wear we have the colours and designs for you to look great for this season and beyond.
Good luck for the season ahead!
Kind Regards
M Irfan 

New Sponsor for Championship

A big welcome to I M SPORTS, our brand-new sponsor for the Championship division.

I M SPORTS are now stocking high quality ready made customised Bats, Pads, Gloves, kit bags and many other cricket items. Cricket gear to suit all ages and budgets.

Read more here.

Division Sponsors

Sponsors have now be obtained for all our divisions. They are:-

IM Sports Championship

The Little Kitchen Factory, Worksop Division 1

The LWC Drinks Division 2

The South Forest Leisure Complex Division 3

The Wales High School Division 4

The Kookaburra Readers Division 5

The Mapperley Sports Division 6

The Kookaburra Readers Division 7

Our sincere thanks for their kind support.

Draw for Mallen T20 Trophy 2017


BDCL T20 Tournament 2017

Group 1


Group 2

Killamarsh Jun

Group 3

Mansfield Hos Mills

Group 4


Group 5

Lea & Roses

Cuckney II


Papplewick & Linby

Killamarsh Jun

Notts & Arnold

N Wheatley & Lev



Clumber Park


Clipstone Wel.

Ordsall Bridon

Lea & Roses

Welbeck II

Groups 1-4 will play each other once in a round-robin format, while group 5 teams will play 2 games against each other. Venue and dates are here.

The top 4 teams will progress to the semi-finals held at Whitwell and Killamarsh, with the final at Killamarsh,

Professional Lawn and Pitch Care

Lawnmaster offer a range of high quality professional lawn and pitch care services from experienced groundsmen who have years of knowledge of grass maintenance and care. They have solutions to most, if not all, grass problems including bare patches, poor growth, pests and diseases, and are particularly proud of their results at bringing poor grass areas back to life.

Take a look at their website at http://www.lawnmaster.co.uk/lawn-care/nottingham-lincoln/  to see what they offer and how they can help you with your lawn and pitch care. They are the UK's Number 1 Lawn Maintenance & Lawn Care Treatment Service.

Mapperly Sports Final

Gedling Colliery will host the Mapperly Sports 20/20 Final between the T20 winners from the Bassetlaw League and the South Notts League on Tuesday 4th July with the following Wednesday and Thursday being the reserve dates.

The ground address is; Plains Road, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5RH.

The match to start at 6.00pm.

Cricket Coaching Courses Available for 2017

There are still places available on all the following local coaching courses this winter:

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Childrens Cricket – Cuckney CC

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults Cricket – The Minster School, Southwell

3 Childrens CPD Modules, YP & A CPD Modules  – Trent Bridge

Specific dates and times for all courses are attached or can be found on the NCB website: http://www.nottscricket.com/page/coach-education/coaching-courses/be-part-of-crickets-future-12010/

To book a place on any of the courses above, please go to our online booking page and select the appropriate course: https://www.clubpay.co.uk/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=368

There is still a bursary available, for anyone who successfully completes a Level 2 course, receiving a 50% rebate, provided they haven’t received for any other coaching bursaries.  I have also attached some additional information on ECB courses, which may be useful when choosing the right course or alternatively go to the ECB Coach Education pages for more information: https://www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/coaching/coaching-courses

If you require any more information on courses, please do not hesitate to contact me on alan.harrison@nottsccc.co.uk or 0115 9823000.


The Future of Junior Cricket

Coming Soon: The future of junior cricket!

All Stars Cricket is a nationwide programme developed by the ECB and our Elite Coach Development team that aims to inspire 5 to 8 year olds to take up cricket and join your club! 


All Stars Cricket enables children to acquire the skills to play the game and connects them to England cricket heroes. We will provide your club with everything you need to deliver an unique experience for kids and their parents. 


For more information see http://ecb-comms.co.uk/2SWP-CHCU-0B4NDNHZ5C/cr.aspx?v=1

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

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.