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What's New

  • League Fixtures for 2017 are here.

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

  • A load of photos taken at the 2016 Presentation night are on Facebook here. 

  • Attention all clubs! The League Secretary's Mid-Winter Newsletter  contains important information regarding the ordering of balls, the collection of League Handbooks and Teamcards along with further news regrding the League structure and important notes for the 2017 season. The order form for balls for 2017 is here and basically you copy the form, enter your requirements and send it to Neil Pullen at Readers at neil@alfredreader.co.ukCollection points and prices are on the form.

  • 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.


Latest News

Committee Meeting February 2017


Minutes of the February 2017 meeting of the AGM.

Announcements & Club News

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.

Bumble and Geoff Miller at North Notts Arena

Top Sky presenter David "Bumble" Lloyd and local hero Geoff Miller present "Talking Cricket" in aid of Bassetlaw Hospice on Tuesday 16th May from 1.00pm to 4.30pm at the North Notts Arena in Worksop.

Come along and listen to two of the best speakers around on what should be a truly entertaining afternoon.

More information here.

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,

Nomads looking for Top Order Batsman and Quick Bowler

Nomads CC, who play their home games at Newstead Village, are looking for a top order batsman, and a bowler with a bit of pace to supplement their side for the forthcoming season.

Our pavilion will be host to a new Micro Pub before the start of the season, who will also be supplying our teas.

A warm welcome is assured from a friendly group and a friendly club.

Anyone interested please contact Andy Bunting on 07727 039937 or Kelvin Twigger on 07983 525704

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.

Club Support New Year Giveaway

It's time again for the Club Support New Year Giveaway where 31 lucky clubs will get to start the New Year with a little gift from the ECB and Club Support Team. To go into the draw to win the prizes below, click here.



                              2 X large flat screen TVs

                              2 X large fridges

                              4 X microwaves

                              5 X £100 Amazon gift voucheres

                              6 X flat sheet covers supplied by Stuart Canvas

                              2 X boundary ropes supplied by Durant

                              10 X First Aid kits

South Normanton looking for opening batsmen

South Normanton CC are looking for a couple of top order batsmen to play in div 4 next season to finish off over winter team rebuilding.

Anyone interested can contact  Andrew Coope on 01773 782169 or 07710525110.

Constitution of divisions for 2017

There will be 7 divisions of 12 teams and one of 11 teams in season 2017.

The constitution of all divisions for the 2017 season is here.

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

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

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.

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