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.

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What's New

  • ​Important notice to all clubs regarding timeline for the Fixtures Secretary.....

15 Dec – all clubs to have confirmed their involvement and the number of teams - This is vitally important! 

24 Dec – constitution created and play-cricket updated (Divisions populated) 

26 Dec to 4 Jan – fixtures created

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

  • A copy of the Order Form for balls, etc. is in the "Announcements" section below.

Latest News

Committee Meeting January 2018


Minutes of the January 2018 meeting of the LMC.

Announcements & Club News

Teversal looking for new players

Teversal CC are looking for new players for their Bassetlaw League Divs 3 and 7 sides and also young players for the Notts & Derby Border Youth League.

Anyone interested should contact Andy Gregson at andrew.gregson@ntlworld.com, or 07504 347959 for Bassetlaw, and Micky Gregory on 07753 774962 for Youth League.


ECB & ACO Scorers Roadshows 2018

Building on the launch of Play-Cricket Scorer, ECB has continued to listen to scorers and, throughout the winter, has developed a FREE scoring solution for Windows and Apple Mac.Play-Cricket Scorer Pro provides an alternative scoring option that meets the needs of the dedicated scorer in the recreational and professional game.

ECB and ECB ACO are touring the country showcasing the functionality of Play-Cricket Scorer and Scorer Pro to all in attendance. These events are free to attend and open to all on the following dates so please click your preferred link to book your place and share the details with anyone you know who may also be interested. Local venues are:-

6th April       Trent Bridge, Nottingham CCC              18:00-21:00        CLICK HERE

7th April       Emerald Headingley, Yorkshire CCC      11:30-15:30       CLICK HERE

The Programme

The event will begin with an overview of Play-Crickets tools, setting the scene, highlighting the importance of scoring to the game and both the features and benefits of Play-Cricket’s products for scorers, administrators and players. You will then receive a demonstration by a representative of the new Play-Cricket Scorer Pro software and Play-Cricket Scorer app followed by a Q&A giving you the opportunity to raise any questions. Finishing off the evening you will have an opportunity to meet product experts from the recreational and professional game who have been developing and extensively testing Play-Cricket Scorer Pro during the winter months. Throughout the event, the technical product development team will also be on hand and available to discuss any necessary queries.

NCB bulletin Feb 2018

ECB Small Grants - The deadline for the small grants applications is this Friday 23rd. Follow this link for more information.

CricketForce - CricketForce will be running 23rd-25th March. Clubs can benefit from £150 free Jewson’s card to help get the club in shape for the 2018 season. Click here for more info..

DBS - We would like to invite all Club Welfare Officers to have the ability to initiate and verify DBS’s in their own clubs, to save club members having to visit Trent Bridge. If this is something you would like your welfare officer to do please contact me with their; full name, date of birth, email address and club.

U19 T20 - The U19 T20 is back for 2018. Please can clubs or teams contact me to express their interest in the league. The deadline for teams to enter is Wednesday 11th April. We will be running a captains evening on Wednesday 18th April at Trent Bridge. We have already booked in the Nott’s finals day on Sunday 2nd September, as well as hosting the regional finals day on Sunday 9th September.

Coach Recruitment - Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club are looking to recruit a pool of casual coaches that can support our recreational cricket delivery in Nottinghamshire.  We are looking for enthusiastic and driven coaches with a passion for cricket and developing young people and adults.  If you are looking for an hour a week to several hours and would like to find out what we can offer, please complete the form through this link.  Once we receive your expression of interest an Officer will be in contact to arrange a meeting to discuss things further.

Welfare Courses/First Aid - We have Safehands, Safeguarding and Protecting Children and First Aid Courses booked in for March. Please follow this link to book on.


Gardening & Mole Catching Services

Well-known local cricketer, Terry Bell, is offering Gardening and Mole-catching services to all.

Call him on 07923 993411 for further information.

From the Notts Cricket Board Jan 2018

Club Development OfficersThe board are looking to recruit a number of club officers, they will work across the county bridging the gap of communication and relationships with our clubs. Please could you share with anyone you feel relevant, the advert can be found HERE.

CricketForceAs in previous years Cricket Force is due to take place prior to the season, this year ALL clubs with receive a Jewson’s account so it is worth signing up for. More information can be found HERE.

Small Grants SchemeThe Small Grants Scheme is now live and accepting applications, the criteria has changed from previous years so please read it through. More information and application forms can be found HERE.

Safeguarding & First AidWe will be running additional Safe hands and Safeguarding and Protecting Children courses prior to the season for Welfare Officers. There will also be a number of First Aid courses too, please keep an eye out for these. They are likely to be ran in March.

Now that DBS’s are online we will be approaching all club welfare officers to make them verifiers, this will make the process of obtaining a DBS easier. CWO’s will be approached in the new year. 

Winter 2017/18 Umpires and Scorers Training

Information on Umpires and scorers training, along with snippets of other info from the Notts ACO here.

Club Development Officers required by Notts

The Nottinghamshire Cricket Board (NCB) is looking to recruit a number of dynamic and enthusiastic Club Development Officers to deliver its Club Strategy. 

Do you have the drive and enthusiasm to take recreational cricket to the next level in Nottinghamshire?

We need new Club Development Officers to work with our clubs and leagues to deliver our vision for cricket. Our club network is essential to us achieving our goals.

You will be in the field with your ‘kit bag’ of resources backed by the famous Trent Bridge brand.

If you are interested please click here for further details.

Umpire Training January 2018

Stages One and Two Umpire Education

Stage one will give participants an overview of the basic laws and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It gives the tools to enable a person to umpire a match at a basic recreational level. Stage two will give participants further knowledge and skills and builds on what was learnt during stage one. It looks beyond the basic laws, builds on field craft and further develops match management techniques as well as the concept of teamwork. Please register and pay online at ECB ACO using the following links…

Stage One – CUKNEY 08/01/2018: http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/stqznq

Stage Two – CUCKNEY 05/02/2018 http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/htqznd

The cost for both stages is £60. If both stages are booked at the same time stage two will be discounted to £10 (discount for stage two will be given once you have paid for stage one). Further umpire accreditation is available and will be explored further during the course which will be held at Cuckney Cricket Club, Langwith Road, Cuckney. Contact Gerry Graney, Gary Bardill or Ian Rich for more details.

News from the Notts Cricket Board September 2017

Nottinghamshire County FA in partnership Larch Groundwork Ltd and Nottinghamshire Cricket Board secure grant from the Football Foundation, a charity funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government (via Sport England) to help improve local grassroots sports pitches across Nottinghamshire.

There will be a launch event to show the new equipment. Read more HERE

New Sunday T20 League - There will be a new T20 League taking place in 2018 in Nottingham. It will be a 20 over game with a maximum of 4 overs per bowler. The league will be flexible in terms of day and start times. To express your interest or for more information please either contact myself or Patrick Dobb at patrick@lacemarketing.com

Junior Development Survey - The Nottinghamshire Cricket Board (NCB) is looking to gain a greater insight into the scale and capacity of junior cricket within clubs and social hubs within Nottinghamshire. Please take the time to fill out the following short survey CLICK HERE

Club Welfare Officer Courses - We are running two Safehands and Two Safeguarding & Protecting Children courses in November, one set at Trent Bridge and the other at Welbeck CC. To book on the relevant courses please CLICK HERE.


Any questions on the above or any other matter please do not hesitate to get in touch with Josh Scully, Cricket Development Officer Teams & Leagues

Telephone 0115 982 3000 ext 346

Coach Education Courses and more from the Notts Cricket Board

Information from the NCB regarding Coach Education Courses, DBS, and the OSCAs is 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

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.

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 

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.

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