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What's New

  • Regretably, Clipstone have withdrawn their 2nd XI from the league.
  • Unfortunately, Firbeck CC have decided to withdraw from the BDCL as they no longer have sufficient players to fulfil their fixtures
  • Owing to a printing error the start times on page 42 of the handbook are incorrect. The correct times are shown in the Fixtures pages.
  • A late-season reminder to all clubs - No player who has played Saturday cricket for another club, either inside or outside the BDCL, is permitted to play for a club in the BDCL after the third Saturday in August (19th Aug 16), unless a transfer is registered on or before the third Saturday in July (15th July 16). This rule does not apply to a player who is under 17 years old on the 31st August in the year preceding the current season.
  • 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 geraldgraney@hotmail.co.uk.

  • 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.

Latest News

Committee Meeting August 2016


Minutes of the August 2016 meeting of the LMC.

Announcements & Club News

Well bowled, young man

Jake Marshall of Bawtry 2nds, an Under 13, recorded figures of 4.3 overs, 2 maidens, 5 wickets for 10 runs  against Woodsetts 2nds on 13th August.

Well done Jake. A name to remember.

Benefit Day for Amila Perera

Amila Perera, our Overseas Professional is leaving Anston C.C. At the end of the current season following 8 very successful seasons. We are sad to see him go. He has been a great professional for our Club during this time. We intend to celebrate these successes by way of a Benefit Day. Programme of events here.

PCA England Masters Day at Retford Cricket Club

Retford CC are hosting a PCA England Masters Day at their ground on Cricketfield Lane, Retford on Friday 2 September 2016.

Several top ex-England players are already booked to appear and there is a full programme of events during the day including Kwik Cricket, Lunch, a 20/20 game against local players, all rounded off by an evening of entertainment.

Further details here

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

Remember the Name !

James Blackburn, an under 12, scored 54 not out for Bawtry 2nds v Killamarsh 3rds in division 6 - Outstanding, young man.



Are you enjoying your club cricket? Are there changes that could improve your experience? It’s your game.

Have your say on the cricket you play.


Take the 10 minute survey by 31st July at www.ecb.co.uk/survey


Win an evening with Michael Vaughan.

To launch the Get the Game On Captains’ Club the ECB is offering captains, friends and players across the league they play in the opportunity to win an evening with Michael Vaughan.

The winners and their selected guests will spend a fantastic evening listening and asking questions to the former Ashes winning England Captain and Get the Game On Ambassador sharing stories from throughout his 20 years of playing club, county and international cricket.
There are 2 evenings with Michael Vaughan on offer:

·         Wednesday 13 July 2016 (Kia Oval Cricket Ground – London)

·         Thursday 21 July 2016 (Headingly Cricket Ground - Leeds)
The easy-to-do competition is here and closes on 15 June 2016.  

England Masters at Retford

Retford CC are hosting an PCA England Masters match at on 2nd September 2016 which will be a great event for Bassetlaw cricket, junior involvement and the local area. It will be a full day event with lunch before the game and a casino night after.

It will be a ticketed event which are on sale right now and some of the players have already been named. There are also sponsorship opportunities and dinner tables available for lunch with a player.

Full details and ticket sales are on the website http://www.retford.cc/pca-england-masters-v-retford-cc/

Ex-players Reunion

Steve Howe, ex Blyth CC of some years ago, is trying to organise a reunion of Bassetlaw cricketers. Here is his invitation......

Calling all young and old Bassetlaw league cricketers .I am planning a get together, venue Clumber Park date Sunday 21st August. Already sorted all day barby and beer tent!. Having checked the website I was surprised how many fathers and sons and even daughters are playing. If we can get you all together, 40 odd players, maybe a 20 20 finals day format. I aim to contact all clubs ex pro's and invite one and all. I think it would be great to all meet up and reminisce.

Money raised on the day will go to local charities including Paul Singleton. If anyone is willing to help please reply 

Finally a big thanks to Mike Beard and Clumber Park C.C.

Fixture change - Div 4: Thoresby Park v Blyth

Please note that the following fixture has now been changed:

                Saturday 20 August

                Division 4

                Thoresby Park v Blyth

The fixture will now be played on Monday 30 May.

Club Support from ECB April 2016

The latest ECB Club Support newsletter has information on 2016 Open Days, communicating with players and Clubmark "healthchecks".

Click here to read.

League Cricket Conference Newsletter April 2016

The April 2016 edition of the LCC newsletter "In Conversation" is here.

Clubmark for 2016

The NCB has issued a statement regarding the changes to the Clubmark system for 2016. Read here.

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

Champion of Champions 2016

The 2016 "Champion of Champions" match between the champions of the Bassetlaw League and top team in the South Notts League is to take place at Worksop CC on Saturday 17th September, with a reserve date of Sunday 18th September.

Reader ball pick-up points for 2016

The two pick-up points for Reader balls in 2016 are:

1) South -  Mapperley Sports at 91A Front Street, Arnold, Notts. NG5 7EB.

2) NorthAnston CC at Ryton Road, North Anston, Sheffield S25 4DB on Wed 6th April 2016 from 7.00pm onwards. 

Along with the ball distribution at, Anston, Mapperley Sports will also be showing a wide range of equipment from many top brands so there will be a wonderful opportunity to see the best new bats, pads, boots, etc. Their website here shows what a wide range of items are available at their store.

The LMC also wish to thank Mapperley Sports for their generous sponsorship in 2016.

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.