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2017/18 Winter County Training Program.
2017/18 Winter County Training Program. This winters county training program starts on Tuesday the 31st October at Ryde School.

This year will see the following training groups taking place: -

Balanced Ability Group 1 - This is the entry point for players aged 10 to 13. This is open to all players.

Balance Ability Group 2 - This is the next step in the player development pathway for players aged 10 to 13.

Development of Excellence (DofE) - This is for established clubs players aged between 10 -13 who have shown potential...

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Free Coaching/Club Development Seminar
Free Coaching/Club Development Seminar

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2017 ACO AGM - 18th October @ Arreton CC, 7pm
IW ACO AGM,18th October @ Arreton CC, 7pm This year ACO AGM will be taking place at Arreton CC on the 18th Oct.

All ACO members are welcome to attend as well anyone interested in taking a scorers or umpires course this winter.

We look forward to seeing you all there and if yo have any questions please contact Roy Cooper on

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2017 National Coaching Conference
2017 National Coaching Conference Cricket Unleashed has given the game in England and Wales a new direction and coaching is at the heart of igniting growth, inspiring participation and enhancing performance.

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October join us at the home of England’s 24 national teams and FA Education in the Staffordshire countryside to discuss coaching’s contribution to More Play, Great Teams and Inspired Fans.

The iconic venue will provide the backdrop to an excellent opportunity to broaden your...

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Northwood Lifts Island Webservices Senior Cup
Northwood Lifts Island Webservices Senior Cup Northwood were crowned winners of the Island Webservices Senior Cup for the third time in four seasons on Saturday after they overcame Leslies Motors Division 1 winners, Newport, in one of the best finals for many years.

The Woodies have now beaten Newport in three of the last four Senior Cup finals, and ended Newport’s incredible run of nine consecutive league and cup titles both indoors and outdoors.

On a beautiful day at The Wood, Newport captain Harry Dye won the toss and had no ...

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Ventnor Retains County Press Cup
U11 County Press Cup Final The Isle of Wight County Press U11 Cup Final day took place in glorious sunshine at Newclose County Cricket Ground . The semi final draw paired Porchfield & Island Bakeries against Ryde and Newport verses Ventnor in the other game.

Making their first appreance at the finals day, Porchfield & Island Bakeries battled hard for runs against the Ryde's attack, as Joe Shaw, Alfie Snow and Alex Hughes all bowled tight spells to keep the score in check. The only batter to make an really ...

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Shanklin take the Plate
Shanklin take the Plate Newclose CCG host the U11 Plate Final last Sunday. The morning saw the two semi final played, where Bembridge beat Ryde Cavaliers in a close game that went down to the last over.
The other saw East Cowes being over powered by a strong Shanklin side who won by 7 wickets and move into the final to meet Bembridge, whilst East Cowes and Ryde Cavaliers battle it out in the 3rd/4th Play off.

East Cowes won the toss and decided to bat first in the 3rd/4th play off and openner Flux batted beatifull...

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Porchfield Fun Day
Porchfield CC Fun Day Porchfield CC have their fun day on 9th September from 2-5pm.

The fund day will see a dog show, ferret racing, bounce castles, antique and collectable stalls and cricket related games.

The bar will be open and the cake stall will be doing a roaring trade, so if you can get down there and support, they will be glad to see you.

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Cricket Playing Survey
Playing Survey Cricket Playing Survey 2017 - Your Say

The Playing Survey offers you the chance to have your say and influence the future of the cricket you play. This year's survey will only take around 10 minutes of your time. You can give feedback on your satisfaction with the game, the effectiveness of any changes you’ve experienced, and your thoughts on how your cricket should continue to change.

You will also have the chance to enter into a draw to win one of:

£300 cash (payable...

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Southern Vipers at Newclose
Southern Vipers at Newclose Professional Women's T20 cricket is coming to the Island on Tuesday 8th August @ Newclose CCG.

See some of the recent women's cricket world cup winning England squad, Danni Wyatt, Tash Farrant, Natalie Sciver, Tammy Beaumont, Laura Marsh and Alex Hartley as well as some of the best overseas stars in action.

Starts 12noon.

Car park charge £5 per car.

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Women and Girls Cricket Activator Vacancy
Women and Girls Cricket Activator Vacancy Women and Girls Cricket Activator (fixed term contract until July 2018).

Closing date - 10th July 2017

Hampshire Cricket Board (HCB) is responsible for developing recreational cricket within the county. We work closely with Hampshire Cricket, Southern Vipers, the ECB and other partners to coordinate a diverse range of activities designed to provide cricketing opportunities for all.

We are currently recruiting a full time Women and Girls Cricket Activator (fixed term contract until J...

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Ryde Win Under 15 Cup
Ryde U15 Captain Theo Dalloz receives the cup from Phil Mew The IW Under 15 Cup Final saw local rivals Ryde and Ryde Cavaliers meet for the third season in a row, with both sides having previously won one each. With Newclose bathed in glorious sunshine, the two captains tossed-up and having won, Cavaliers's Charlie Bligh chose to bat first.

It was Bligh himself who opened up, along with Dexter Collins, and the pair set about Ryde's opening bowlers of Harry Stead and James Ware. The score raced quickly to 34, but with the last ball of the fou...

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ALL ISLAND CRICKET GET TOGETHER Now that the 2017 cricket season is well underway I would like to invite you to come along to an All Island Cricket Get-Together to discuss some of the big issues that face your club.

The Cricket Board is aware that the number of people both playing and volunteering in cricket is less than it was a few years ago and really wants to hear from your club or association what the main concerns are. The Get-Together is not being put together to discuss the Island League structure or format as any i...

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2017 OSCA Nominations
2017 OSCA Nominations It is that time of year to nominate those deserving volunteers that makes your club what it is and with out them would not be as great.

Anyone can nominate a deserving volunteer for one of the seven categories

• Heartbeat of the Club
• Get the Game On
• Leagues
• Lifetime Achiever
• NatWest CricketForce
• Officiating – Umpires and Scorers
• Young Volunteer

The NatWest OSCAs aim to reward the contribution that volunteers make to the ga...

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2017 CricketFest 2017
CricketFest 2017 It’s going to be bigger. It’s going to be better. It’s replacing Club Open Days, it’s called CricketFest 2017 and it’s running over four weekends in June and July!

CricketFest offers the perfect opportunity for your club to roll out the welcome mat to members, guests, friends, family, people new to cricket – absolutely everyone – and celebrate all that is great about our game.

Last year, clubs saw a surge in community involvement as more local res...

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All Star Centre Details
All Stars Cricket There are 8 All Star Centres to choose from on the Island, so if one doesn't suit sign up to another.

All Star Cricket Centres Details: -
Ryde Cavaliers CC: Starts 23rd May, 6-7pm
Ryde CC: Starts 9th June, 4.30-5.30pm
Ventnor CC: Starts 31st May, 4.30-5.30pm
Freshwater CC: Starts 9th June, 5.30-6.30pm
Arreton CC: Starts 28th May, 10-11am
Northwood CC: Starts 27th May, 10-10.45am
Shanklin CC: Starts 23rd May, 6-7pm
Newclose CC: Starts 19th May, 5-6pm

Sign you Star up today at ...

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James Anderson on bowling target practice

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Building Better Communities - Jewson
Building Better Communities - Jewson Jewson - helping build better communities

In 2016 Jewson gave away £250,000 to buildings that really make a difference in your communities.

But it’s clear there are plenty more in need of our support, which is why we’re back for 2017 supporting projects up and down the country.
Do you know a project that could benefit from a Jewson transformation? Nominate it before Friday 5th May.

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Information for Clubs with Overseas Players
Information for Clubs with Overseas Players We know that understanding visa requirements for overseas players joining your club can be a tricky web to untangle. The difference between ‘professional sportspersons’ and ‘amateurs’ can seem blurred and knowing what you need to do legally, can therefore seem too difficult to bother with.

Following discussions with the Home Office, we’ve created a document with their approval that we hope makes it easier for clubs to understand - Home Office Immigration Rules fo...

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Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC) Workshop
Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

Updated to include content on Anti-radicalisation and Vulnerable Children and Adults.

Course Details
Venue: Newclose CCG
Date: 20th March 2017
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: £25pp
Only 20 Places Available


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New Isle of Wight Cricket Directors
2016 AGM Meeting The Cricket Board AGM took place on the 12th December and saw seven new directors elected and one re-elected.

The seven new directors are:
Graham Cooper (Chair)
Roy Cooper
Ray Winter
Phil Mew
Richard Webb
Martyn Richards
Hugh Wells

Howard Downer

The directors will work to put a new structure in place and develop a new strategy for Island cricket.

The directors would like to thank Jim Thorn and Ron Cook who both stood down as directors for their energy and time o...

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Runner Up in National Indoor for Island Team
IWCB Disability National Runner Up The Isle of Wight Cricket Board Disability Team finished as runners up, in a national indoor six aside competition, last weekend.

The tournament was organised to celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary, of The British Association for Cricketers with Disabilities. (BACD), and took place at the indoor centre, at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, in Birmingham.

The first match, versus Warwickshire, saw the Islanders having to bat almost as soon as they had arrived, as some of them had been held up, d...

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2017 EWCT Small Grants The England & Wales Cricket Trust Small Grants Scheme is open for club to submit application too now!!!

The Island has £10k to support clubs in developing a sustainable future. The scheme will support Clubs to make small changes to improve their long term sustainability and / or to increase the number of games played.

The scheme aims to make an impact in the 2017 season; therefore, the scheme has a quick turnaround time to ensure Clubs get the maximum benefit from the funding.


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The 2016 ‘Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards’
The 2016 ‘Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards’ The 2016 ‘Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards’ will be hosted by Lorde Grade at the Medina Theatre on 16th March 2017. This event recognises outstanding achievement or service, amongst sportsmen and women of all ages and celebrates our Isle of Wight success stories.

I attach a nomination form for the 2016 Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards and I would urge you to consider if any of your members deserve to be nominated for an award. Putting forward a nomination is acknowledging in pu...

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Register Your Club For Natwest CricketForce Now!!!
Natwest CricketForce Registration Open Natwest CricketForce Registration is open now

NatWest CricketForce is a nationwide initiative aimed at cricket clubs. The programme is designed to bring clubs and local communities closer together, and ensure grounds and facilities are ready for the new season.

CricketForce is held over one designated weekend each year as clubs work to prepare for the upcoming season. Projects range from simple paint jobs, sight screen scrubbing and renewed boundary fencing, to brand new changing rooms, fu...

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2017 Official Courses
Cricket Official Courses The Islands ACO are looking to run a level one scores and umpires course in the New Year

The Umpires Course will be a comprehensive 121-6 hour course delivered over a series of sessions aimed at providing the new umpire with the necessary knowledge & skills to confidently Umpire matches at their local cricket club, and will include the following subjects:

- Planning, Preparation & Pre-match duties
- Getting Underway
- Managing the Match
- Making Decisions
- Unfair & Unfair...

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ECB Doubles Investment into Chance to Shine
ECB Doubles Investment Into Chance to Shine Chance to Shine are delighted to bring you news of a major increase in ECB’s funding to Chance to Shine that will give millions more primary school children the opportunity to play and learn through cricket.

From October 2017, ECB will double its annual donation to the charity from £1.25 million to at least £2.5 million. We will allocate the new funds to expand and enhance our activity in primary schools, working in partnership with County Cricket Boards across England and Wales.

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Newport start Leslies Motors Indoor League defence with win
30 Oct 2016
Newport start Leslies Motors Indoor League defence with win Newport's defence of their Leslies Motors Indoor League title got off to the perfect start on Sunday evening as they defeated IOW EPP in a repeat of last weekend's cup final.

The opening partnership of Nat Riddett (33 not out) and Gareth Bricknell (32) gave Newport a solid foundation before Kevin Winchcombe's quickfire 25 not out saw Newport finish two runs short of a fourth batting point on 138-3.

3-21 from Riddett and 2-27 from Bricknell then saw IOW EPP collapse from 49-...

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2017 Competitions Form
25 Oct 2016
2017 Competitions Form Please can all clubs fill in their Isle of Wight Leagues Competitions Form for the 2017 season ASAP.

All forms must be completed and returned by Thursday 1st December by the very latest.

Please send all completed forms to Ash Goldsmith on

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Newport Retain Leslies Motors Indoor Cup
23 Oct 2016
Newport Retain Leslies Motors Indoor Cup Newport retained their Leslies Motors Indoor Cup on Sunday evening after three enthralling matches on finals night.

The reigning champions, with just one player who played in last season's final, faced IOW EPP in the final, with the latter putting Newport into bat first. The experienced duo of Andy Long and Mike Watson opened up for Newport and made a comfortable start with 57 coming off the first five overs.

However, the introduction of Ben White saw the end of Long for 17 with his v...

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