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

  • Regretably, Clipstone have withdrawn their 2nd XI from the league.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 September 2016


Minutes of the September meeting of the LMC.

Announcements & Club News

Umpires AGM


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


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.

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.

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.

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.












NCB Change Policy on Under 12 age group

At the December Notts Cricket Board Meeting, the directors voted to change the policy on junior cricketers playing in open-age cricket.

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.

Only those players in a a named group (which will be published on the Board's website) will be able to play in open age cricket - these players will have been signed off by Matt Wood, Player Pathway Development Officer and have parental consent to play. Further details of the new policy can be found on the Board's website here.

An Opportunity to get £5,000 from ECB Club Support

Could you make your Club a better place to be with £5,000?
Creating a welcoming & safe environment for everyone that individuals feel they can access and consistently choose to be part of is an aim the ECB wishes to help every cricket club achieve. 
Recent research has taught us how important people believe the quality of the initial welcome from a club is in ensuring effective member engagement and retention. 
ECB is working in conjunction with Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on a research project to ascertain what difference improved provision could make to a club and their sustainability as a result of creating a more welcoming & safe environment. 
A selected number of clubs will receive a grant of up to £5,000 to help put their plans into action. 
If you want to be in with a chance of being one of the selected clubs please click the link below and complete our short survey – It should take no more than 10 minutes. 
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. 
If you have any questions or queries regarding the survey please email clubsupport@ecb.co.uk

B46 Printing and embroidery for your teamwear

Hi All,

I would like to introduce to you B46 who are our sister company and offer all embroidery and printing, work wear, uniform, promotional wear and more. All perfect to brand your business, give your staff an identity, be proud of your school, shout about your event, be part of a team and get noticed.

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Please get in touch for your free quote or call in and see us, open 6 days a week 9am – 5pm.

Many Thanks

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Tel: 01777 322012           

Mail: Michelle.Shevill@Batting46.com


Opportunity for Coaches at Teversal

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 andrew.gregson@ntlworld.com

For further information on our club, please visit our web site address; http://teversal.play-cricket.com/

Andy Gregson
Teversal Cricket Club Secretary
07504 347959


ECB Club Support Newsletter June 2015

This ECB newsletter has information on the latest club support ideas including:-

Advice regarding Phonographic Performance Licences.

Club Open Days - Get £100 worth of free food, a free toolkiit for producing posters, along with banners, branded tee-shirts and more to help your day.

Free Lord's Taverners fundraising pack.

Sport England's "This Girl Can" initiative which offers encouragement to inspire more women and girls to play cricket.


New Safety Specification for Helmets

Helmet Guidance
The ECB has updated its guidance notes on helmets for seniors and juniors and you can find a link to the revised resources here.

Club Support

Want to raise more funds for your club?
The Club Support Team has renewed the Fundraising guidance for clubs. The new guide features advice on initiatives and ideas to help clubs raise more funds, along with suggestions on how your club can save money day to day.