1. All Stars Cricket Has Launched!
All Stars Cricket club registration launched 2 weeks ago. We encourage Clubs to upload their sessions by 31st January before promotional school visits begin in early February. Email campaigns to returning participants will begin in mid-February. If you register your Club by the 31st January, you'll also be entered into a competition to win a Club visit from All Stars Cricket Ambassador Michael Vaughan.
The national marketing campaign is bigger than ever and will kick off around Easter. Clubs will receive regular communications and support from their County Champion to support the delivery of the programme. Click here for more information.
2. NatWest CricketForce - 23rd to 25th March 2018
Already, there are over 1500 clubs taking part in NatWest CricketForce this year, focusing on:
Improvement of changing and toilets facilities for women and girls
Improving access for disabled people
Creating more family-friendly function rooms
By simply registering for NatWest CricketForce you are entitled to a range of special offers and discounts from our Official Supporters, helping your club save hundreds of pounds!
Check out the range of new digital resources, designed to help you market and promote your event to club members and local community by clicking here.
Jewson Privilege Account Scheme
Every club who registers for NatWest CricketForce will now automatically qualify for the Jewson Privilege Account Scheme of £150 following an initial deposit of £50 to activate your account. Jewson will be in touch imminently with all the information about how to activate your account and the specially designed packages of products.
3. ECB Small Grant Scheme 2018
In 2018, the ECB Small Grant Scheme aims to support the ECB’s national programmes - Get the Game On, All Stars Cricket, Women’s Cricket and U19 Club T20.
Priority will be given to applications from affiliated cricket clubs actively engaged with these programmes. All projects will assist clubs to make small changes to improve their long-term sustainability by increasing the number of games played, offering either improved family friendly social facilities, improved changing facilities for women cricketers or enabling great events for the
4. U19 Club T20 competition.
Clubs should contact their local County Cricket Board (CCB) to receive an application form and guidance notes on how to apply.
The deadline for applications to CCBs is Friday 23rd February 2018.
For more information click here.
5. ECB ACO - It's Your Call - New Umpire Courses
The new Stage 1 course is perfect for those starting out on the umpiring pathway or if you just want to you learn more for when you have to don the white coat at your club. The new shorter course is just £30 (only £40 if you sign up for Stage 2 at the same time) and prepares you for getting out on the field.
The available courses in your area can be found here.
Click here for marketing resources to help spread the courses around your network.
6. Play-Cricket: Powering recreational cricket
We have produced a variety of walk-through videos for the Play-Cricket Scorer App introduced in 2017. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to view the videos.
Please find our updated Features & Benefits document here - all you need to know about everything Play-Cricket has to offer.
7. ICC Cricket World Cup News.
Priority access to the ICC Cricket World Cup Ticket Ballot - beginning May 1st
Take a look at the timeline above for all the key CWC19 ticketing dates below and keep an eye out for more information on tickets, schedules and pricing, which we'll be sending your way in March.
Encourage your friends and family to be part of the priority ballot too by getting them to register now.
8. Do you want to be part of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?
In 2019, England and Wales are set to host the ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time and you could be part of it. As the flagship event of the international cricket calendar, it will be the stage for the world’s best players for six weeks of enthralling cricket.
From working in venues to delivering Fan Parks to managing accreditation, we will be looking to recruit for a wide range of roles over the coming months. You could become a member of a hardworking team that is striving for excellence in everything they do, looking to challenge one another to think beyond traditional limits and boundaries.
For more information on these roles and to apply, please follow this link.