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25 March 2024



I run cricket within the Civil Service Sports Council.

We are currently on the look out for players, Umpires,scorers and a coach for our Representative side for 2024.


Players must work for National government eg DWP,Revenue and Customs,Royal Mail etc or local government so local teachers,councils are eligible.

We have fixtures this year versus Army,Royal Air Force,Royal Navy for both Mens and Womens teams.

All fixtures take place mid week to avoid weekend club cricket.

Anybody interested should contact me via email secretary.cricket@csscvolunteer.co.uk

kind regards

Michael Mainon JP Hon Secretary Civil Service Cricket Association

12 March 2024

This year we are pleased to let you know that we have more courses at more venues across the County than ever before.

Please see link for further details - https://foundation.lancashirecricket.co.uk/workforce/coaching-courses-and-workshops/

The LCF are again running a bursary scheme to reduce the costs. Further information can be found https://foundation.lancashirecricket.co.uk/workforce-and-volunteering/ecb-coach-development-bursary/

More course’s will be released for the winter months in due course.

If you any questions, please get in touch.


Ian Shaw | Cricket Development Manager

Lancashire Cricket Foundation

Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX

M:        07764922836

E:         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

W:        lancashirecricket.co.uk/foundation


13 January 2024


Click the link to access the Jan 2024 Lancashire Cricket Foundation Newsletter



If you wish to enter some Womens and Girls competitions, the links to the form is on the newsletter

13 January 2024


Safeguarding Update for 2024

As clubs start to get organised for the new season and there will undoubtedly be changes in personnel within the club, to maintain minimum operating standards for safeguarding our young players, many volunteers may need to complete an online safeguarding courses below:

Safeguarding for Coaches and Activators 

Safeguarding for Umpires and Scorers

Safeguarding for Captains and Team Managers 

Safeguarding for Committee Members

*Any previous links to online safeguarding for volunteers will no longer be accessible*

Safehands Course for Club Safeguarding Officers 

- Bradshaw Cricket Club, The Rigby’s, Off Bolton Road, Bradshaw, Bolton BL17HQ

Date: Monday 22nd January 2024   

Time: 7pm till 10pm

Please click here to book a place on the course, places limited to 24.

- Ormskirk Cricket Club, Altys lane, Ormskirk L39 4RG

Date: Tuesday 13th February 2024

Time: 7pm till 10pm

Please click here to book a place on the course, places limited to 24.

Click on the link to the appropriate course to register and then you should receive login details for the ECB E-learning portal within a few days (check junk/spam folders).  If you have accessed the e-learning portal before, you will not receive a login email and should be able to access the relevant safeguarding course within a few days, using your existing username and password.

Any volunteers needing to renew a previous safeguarding qualification, such as Safeguarding Young Cricketers, should be able to access the ECB e-learning portal (https://elearning.ecb.co.uk/login/index.php. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-auth="Verified" data-linkindex="6" data-ogsc="">Log in to the site | ECB Learning Portal) to update their safeguarding qualification.

Any issues with logging in or not receiving login details, contact ECB support direct on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

04 August 2023


The 2023 Cricket Playing Survey is live!


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We want you to have your say.


The Cricket Playing Survey is ECB's yearly opportunity to listen to the views of players and volunteers in any form of cricket, within the recreational game. By sharing with us what you think, we'll gain valuable feedback to ensure the voices of players and volunteers continue to be heard and the game of cricket keeps evolving.


As in previous years, you'll have the option to win one of the following:

  • One Ashes England Men’s Test Team signed shirt (Prize Draw 1 – one winner)
  • One Ashes England Women’s Test Team signed shirt (Prize Draw 2 – one winner)
  • One Ashes England Men’s Test Team signed Bat (Prize Draw 3 – one winner)


Thank you for taking the time to have your say!





04 July 2023



In terms of sheer drama, cricket is often underrated in sporting terms. While its detractors may decry the pace and length of the game, us fans know that nothing beats a nail-biting final over which could either way. Taking in the big match with a group of your friends is, quite simply, one of the most pleasurable ways to spend a weekend.

So how can you enrich a sport that’s already approaching perfection? Fortunately, there’s always room for improvement. So the next time the Ashes, the IPL or the BBL roll around, why not try out one of these fun activities to enhance your enjoyment even further? We’re confident you won’t regret it.

  1. Soak up the stadium atmosphere

As with pretty much any sport, the best way to take in a cricket match is in the flesh. Nothing beats the prickle of anticipation as the bowler runs to the crease, the solid thwack of bat on ball, the smattering of applause that follows a four or the whoops and hollers after a six. The sun beating down, the beer cold in your hand and the gentle appreciation for the spectacle in front of you is sheer bliss for cricket lovers. Round up a group of friends and get yourself a spot in the stands to set up camp for the day.

  1. Hit a bar

Is the big game sold out? Not to worry – enjoying the extravaganza from the confines of a cosy pub or bar can be just as enticing a way to take it in. In fact, it’s even more convenient and comfortable in many respects; the bathrooms are generally within easier reach, the plush leather of the seats is infinitely preferable to plastic and your next drink is just the summoning of a barman away. For best results, seek out a location with a big screen TV and the commentary switched on for the duration.

  1. Cook up a feast for your friends

If you don’t fancy heading to the stadium or to a crowded bar, an alternative way to experience the big match is from the comfort of your own home. Invite round your motley crew of amigos and cook them up a storm – this list of snacks, sharers and pizzas is ideal for inspiring your selections. If you don’t fancy undertaking all of the culinary legwork yourself, you could even turn the night into a potluck occasion, with each guest bringing a different dish and everyone sampling the fruits of each other’s labour.

  1. Turn it into a drinking game

Of course, food doesn’t have to be the only refreshment on offer when enjoying a game of cricket. In fact, the elongated nature of the sport lends itself perfectly to a lazy afternoon of indulgence with your favourite alcoholic beverage. You can either borrow a ready-made game from the internet or invent rules of your own to keep you engaged and intoxicated – but just remember to always consume your drinks in moderation and stay hydrated with plenty of water, as well.

  1. Bet on the outcome

Another way to become invested in the action is to put your money where your mouth is and back the team you think will win. You can even take advantage of developments as and when they happen if you place in-play cricket bets with Bitcoin, which allows you to leverage momentum swings and capitalise on odds changes in real-time. Indeed, the best cryptocurrency sportsbooks (like the one linked to above) will even allow you to bet in Ethereum or Tether, maximising the options available to you and giving you access to better odds, as well as enhanced cybersecurity, faster processing times and lower overheads.

  1. Join a cricket club

The best way to enjoy any experience is among like-minded people. So if you don’t count too many cricket fans among your friendship circle, you could always join a cricket club. These establishments can afford you the opportunity to try your hand at the sport if you so wish, or simply mingle with other enthusiasts of cricket if you don’t fancy the physical side of things. They invariably house a bar with television screens as well – a great spot for watching the action unfold.

Whether it’s attending the match in person, signing up to your local cricket club or placing a wager on the team you expect to emerge triumphant, there are many ways in which you can make your experience of the cricketing spectacle all that more enjoyable. 

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