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.

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What's New

  • ​Unfortunately, due to lack of playing resources, Mansfield CC have had to withdraw their 2nd team from Division 3 and under League rules their results will be expunged from the 2017 season.
  • 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 June 2017


Minutes of the June 2017 meeting of the LMC.

Announcements & Club News

Lords Taverners at Papplewick & Linby

Papplewick & Linby CC are hosting the Lords Taverners XI for a T20 game on Monday 28 August 2017 at their Hall Lane ground with the events starting at 11.00am.

There's a supporting Kwik Cricket tournament and lots of things for kids to do so come along for a great day out and meet some stars of sport and TV.

More info here.

Creswell cricket ground available for hire in 2018

Here is a letter from Roger Nunn, Parish Clerk of Elmton & Creswell.....

The village of Creswell is fortunate to have some excellent sports facilities, in particular its cricket ground and pavilion.                                     

Unfortunately there are no local teams wanting to use the facilities for 2017 and I have been asked by the Parish Council to write to you enquiring whether there are any clubs within your league who would want to use the facilities either on a regular or ad hoc basis this summer.

If you would like further details please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours Sincerely

Roger Nunn

Parish Clerk  

Tel: 01909 723525

Scorer required for Blind Cricket match

There is a requirement for a scorer to participate in the following England and Wales Blind Cricket match between the Yorkshire Vikings and the Derbyshire Owls at Fiskerton Cricket Club on Sunday 6th August 2017.
The full competition rules are available on the BCEW website and expenses paid are £30 with the usual free tea.
You can contact one of the regular scorers, Cathy Rawson, if you can fulfil this appointment and she would be happy to answer any further queries you might have. Her telephone number is 01944 711655.

Latest T20 news

Congratulations to Papplewick & Linby for winning both the Mallen Trophy and the Mapperley Sports T20 competition.

They now play in the Premier League T20 Finals which are held at Cuckney CC on Sunday 9th July. The schedule for the day is:-

Semi-final 1 - Kimberley v P&L
Semi-final 2 - Cuckney v West Indian Cavaliers
The first semi-final will begin at 10.30 am and the second at 1.45 pm - the final will commence at suitable time after the second semi-final to be agreed on the day.
It should be a great day of cricket - the weather looks to be OK, and you can expect the usual hospitality from Cuckney CC. See you there!

Walking Cricket

Are you over 50 and want to stay active or continue playing in some form?

"Walking Cricket" may just be what you're looking for, and the North Notts Community Arena at Worksop is currently holding sessions for both men and women.

More details here

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Charity Fundraiser

The Lincolnshire And Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust

Our charity provides a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service covering 3,000 square miles. Flying at 154mph, the average journey time from an incident to the nearest hospital is 8 minutes. Fundraising is our lifeline.To operate our life saving service, your help is required to raise £2.1m every year.

Click here to read all about it and see how you can help.

Mower going for free

I have a Suffolk punch rotary petrol 16 mower going for free. It is in Worksop. It is not working but I don’t think there is much wrong with it, someone mechanically minded could probably fix it. If you know of any club who would like it they are more than welcome to fetch it. If anyone wants it please send me their contact details and I will make arrangements with them.

Kind regards,

Lynis Bownes.

Contact me at lynisb@btinternet.com

Road to Bilsthorpe closed 31st July to 4th September

Bilsthorpe CC has found out that the disused railway bridge near our ground is to be closed for repairs from 31st July to 4th Sept 2017, most of you usually turn off the A614 at Limes café and travel to the ground along Mickledale road through Bilsthorpe, then turn left onto Eakring road, over the bridge with ground then immediately on the left. This Bridge will be closed as above dates, therefore those coming from the Ollerton direction are advised to take the turn before Limes café, or Deerdale Lane, signposted off A614 to Eakring, then take first right along Eakring road towards Bilsthorpe, with ground behind the loan bungerlow on right. Those approaching Limes café from Mansfield direction should carry on past limes café, turn right at Deerdale Lane, signed Eakring, first right, to the ground on right.

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

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

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.

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.

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.


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

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.