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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Collection 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.
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.
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.
BDCL T20 Tournament 2017
Mansfield Hos Mills
Lea & Roses
Papplewick & Linby
Notts & Arnold
N Wheatley & Lev
Lea & Roses
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 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
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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com or 0115 9823000.
Coming Soon: The future of junior cricket!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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