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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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)
Booking enquiries to Julie Cheetham on email email@example.com or
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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.
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.
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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 email@example.com
For further information on our club, please visit our web site address; http://teversal.play-cricket.com/
Teversal Cricket Club Secretary
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Clubs 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.
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
Cricket clubs without a junior section
£1,000 - £20,000
Subject to application
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.