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13 January 2021

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After limited delivery of All Stars Cricket and the cancellation of Dynamos Cricket in 2020, we're looking forward to the safe running of both programmes this summer. Before Christmas, we updated on our planned timings for delivery, and remain confident of clubs and centres starting their courses from 7th May.

 

Given the current lockdown restrictions, we are monitoring parent sentiment to help dictate the launch of our participant registration and national marketing campaign, and will continue to keep County Boards and Clubs informed of any changes to the current proposal of a launch at the end of February.

 

When that moment comes, we want to ensure there are as many All Stars and Dynamos Cricket sessions available for children to sign-up to across England and Wales, so from today we are actively encouraging all clubs to register their sessions on the ClubSpark platform for both the Summer Term and Summer Holiday delivery windows.

 

Click below for a link to the ClubSpark sign up page, which can also be forwarded to your clubs.

Click Here for Club Spark

We want to ensure that clubs, centres, parents and participants all feel confident in  confirming sessions and booking places on our national programme courses, therefore, in our comms we will be reassuring everyone of our clear refund policy and the provision of any guidance needed in running a COVID safe All Stars & Dynamos Cricket course. 

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06 January 2021

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Dear Representative

 
Please find the following attached documentation for the 2020 Junior Palace Shield AGM. 20th January 2021 19.30pm via ZOOM.
 
1. Agenda inc Rule proposals (Attached)
2. Mins of 2019 AGM (On request)
3. Mins of Exec Meetings 30/11 and 29/12 (On request)
4. Accounts year end 2020 (On request)
5. Penalties Document (on Request)
6. Chairman's Report (attached)
7. Secretaries Report (attached)
8. Links to information requests (on the agenda 
 
If you wish to attend the AGM but have not recieved the ZOOM Details via your club rep, please email Alex Diver.
 
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18 December 2020

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In the summer Lancashire Cricket Foundation announced that Inter League Cricket would replace District Cricket as the only official first step on the Lancashire Cricket Player Pathway for young people, we are now in a position to provide an update as we plan towards the start of the 2021 season

Over the last few months representatives from across our leagues have come together regularly to discuss with us the Inter League programme and their contribution has been invaluable given their wealth of experience across junior cricket in the county. These talks have been alongside staff from the Lancashire Cricket Foundation and the Performance Team at Lancashire Cricket.

Launching in January, the Lancashire Cricket Regional Development Centres will play a key role in the build up to the Inter League programme, as they prepare boys and girls for cricket in a learning environment.

Inter League fixtures will take place in July and August, for both boys and girls, putting player development at the heart of the programme.

On the back of the Lancashire Cricket Regional Development Centres, leagues will prepare their squads in the early part of the season as junior cricket gets underway. The age range will be broad, creating opportunities for players from U11 to U18 (and those in between), and will also provide competitive opportunities at the right time based on the age, and stage, of the players.

Our leagues will have autonomy for teams representing them and key volunteer coaches will be supported by our professional staff in terms of coach development, ensuring capacity for the programme is met and that links are made with County Age Group cricket.

Early in the New Year we will be in a position to formalise the Inter League competition and at that time our leagues will able to confirm the next steps with clubs and their players.

 

https://foundation.lancashirecricket.co.uk/news/2020-news/inter-league-update/

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21 April 2020

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If you're back in the home-schooling grind after the Easter break, the Trent Bridge Classroom Workbook could be the ideal companion.

Suitable for children between 7 and 11 years of age, the workbook combines cricket with numeracy, literacy, history and geography.

Download the workbook here.

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19 March 2020

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Ladies / Gents

 
In line with the government and the ECB directives,  all cricket based activities have been put on hold for the forseeable future.
 
As a result it is unlikely that we will be able to complete any of our junior age groups this season. There will not be enough time to schedule and complete the programme if we dont start on time (which looks impossible).
The Exec believe that if we are permitted to play any cricket at all, it is likely to be at the back end of the season. It might be that we are only able to arrange friendlies at that time.
However, should circumstances change sooner than is anticipate,d we may be able to compile a mini season ?
 
If no organised leagues are played WE WILL NOT BE CHARGING CLUBS ENTRY FEES FOR THIS SEASON.
 
As the scenario is changing daily, no one knows what is going to happen or when.   
I will keep you all updated as soon as we know any more.
 
We will hopefully be able to play some cricket this year but obviously the health and welfare of everyone has to be our number one priority.
I wish you all well in these uncertain times.
 
Regards
 
Mark Myers
 
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17 January 2020

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U15 Regional Girls Programme - Nominations 2020

Please find details of the nomination process for the Lancashire U15 ‘Regional Girls Programme 2020’.
 
Please feel free to nominate any U13, U14 or U15 (school years Y8, Y9 or Y10) player who you feel has the ability and potential to represent the Lancashire ‘North & West’ U15 Regional Girls Squad in 2020.
 
Nominations need to made on the attached form as below:
Complete the attached form, save as the players name, then send via email to the contact and email address on the nomination form.
 
Nominated Player(s) must satisfy one of the following categories:
 
  • Live in Lancashire
  • Play for a Cricket Club in Lancashire
  • Play for a Cricket Club Affiliated to Lancashire Cricket
  • Attend a School in Lancashire
 
I am happy to answer any questions on player eligibility, please get in touch direct.
 
Regional U15 Girls Programme Nomination
Must be under the Age of 15 on 1st September 2019.
 
Nominations for this age group can be submitted by Clubs, Club Coaches, District Coaches, Team Managers or Officials.
 
  • Those current County players in the 2019/2020 U13 and U15 Lancashire winter coaching programme do not need to be nominated and will NOT form part of the trial/training winter process (see attached for names)
  • Nominated players will be invited to trial and become involved with a number of regional coaching sessions leading to summer fixtures
 
The closing date for nominations is Sunday 9th February 2020
 
If you have any queries or need more formation about the Lancashire North & West U15 Regional Girls Programme, please feel free to give me a quick call or get in touch with Head Coach Danny Gilbert on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..uk.  
 

U12 Regional Girls Programme - Nominations 2020

 

Please find details of the nomination process for the Lancashire U12 ‘Regional Girls Programme 2020’.
 
Please feel free to nominate any U10, U11 or U12 (school years Y5, Y6 or Y7) player who you feel has the ability and potential to represent the Lancashire ‘North & West’ U12 Regional Girls Squad in 2020.
 
Nominations need to made on the attached form as below:
Complete the attached form, save as the players name, then send via email to the contact and email address on the nomination form.
 
Nominated Player(s) must satisfy one of the following categories:
 
  • Live in Lancashire
  • Play for a Cricket Club in Lancashire
  • Play for a Cricket Club Affiliated to Lancashire Cricket
  • Attend a School in Lancashire
 
I am happy to answer any questions on player eligibility, please get in touch direct.
 
Regional U12 Girls Programme Nomination
Must be under the Age of 12 on 1st September 2019.
 
Nominations for this age group can be submitted by Clubs, Club Coaches, District Coaches, Team Managers or Officials.
 
  • Those current County players in the 2019/2020 U11 and U13 Lancashire winter coaching programme do not need to be nominated and will NOT form part of the trial/training winter process (see attached for names)
  • Nominated players will be invited to trial and become involved with a number of regional coaching sessions leading to summer fixtures
 
The closing date for nominations is Sunday 9th February 2020
 
If you have any queries or need more formation about the Lancashire North & West U12 Regional Girls Programme, please feel free to give me a quick call or get in touch with Head Coach Greg Pennington on gpennington@lancashirecricket.co.uk.  
 
 
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11 December 2019

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Although the 2019 cricket season is over, planning for the 2020 season is already underway and details of the ECB's exciting new programme for 8 to 11 year-olds, Dynamos Cricket can now be revealed.

The 2019 season saw over 3,600 5 to 8 year-olds participate in the ECB All Stars Cricket programme at over 125 centres across Lancashire. The plans are for 2020 to be even bigger, with England's ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 win legacy, it’s going to be another massive summer of cricket and a further opportunity to inspire the next generation of cricketers.

Dynamos Cricket, which was launched in Lancashire at an ECB Roadshow in Wigan last month, is an eight week course that will run during Summer 2020. either alongside an All Stars programme or existing Junior Cricket offers, beginning in May or during the summer holidays - alongside the start of The Hundred competition. which Dynamos will be linked to.

VIEW THE INTRODUCTION TO DYNAMOS CRICKET PRESENTATION

The programme, aimed at bridging the gap from All Stars to Junior Club Cricket, will feature eight weeks of countdown cricket with each participant receiving a Dynamos Cricket t-shirt, access to an online app and the potential for money can't buy experiences with The Hundred.

Clubs delivering the programme will receive a kit bag equipped with stumps, bats, balls, cones, activator t-shirts and more - everything required to run a fantastic summer of Dynamos Cricket!

If you would like to receive further information on Dynamos Cricket, please do not hesitate to contact:

Ross Atkinson (South & East Lancashire) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07754 972664 or Dave Wilson (North & West Lancashire) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07828 298105

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03 December 2019

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Minutes of the Junior Section of the Palace Shield AG M at Fulwood and Broughton CC on 27.11.19

                                                          Started 19.32 ended 21.10

Present:  Chairman, Vice-Chairman, President & CWO, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Registration Secretary and members representing 23 clubs.

Apologies: Chorley and New Longton

Roll Call: All clubs present  apart from Chorley and New Longton . These clubs will be fined in accordance with the rules.

Matters Arising from 2018 AGM:  None arising. The minutes were a correct record . Passed unanimously.

Chairman’s Address:   In his last  address as chairman, John thanked all sponsors, patrons ,the PS senior section, clubs , coaches and the executive for their support. The 2019 season had problems , notably the new pitch lengths and the bad weather  which he felt meant that our league had gone a step backwards. He thanked everyone for the privilege of allowing him to be chairman of a fantastic junior league.

Treasurer’s report: Accounts had been prepared and been handed out. There had been fewer team entries , patrons and sponsorship was down and more had been spent on trophies. The year had ended in a deficit of £111.73 but the treasurer was still waiting for a patronage amount and one club had not yet paid their junior subscriptions ,which would put us in the black for the year. Do we need to increase junior subscriptions? The treasurer was thanked for his work and the accounts would be audited before the next meeting.

It was also noted that some trophies had been duplicated so these trophies would be used next year.

 CWO’s report:  There had been one issue which had been quickly resolved. Trevor was still concerned that some clubs coaches, managers etc were not covered by safe hands, DBS etc. He hoped that this would be changed for the better in 2020.

Discipline:  Although Adam had received verbal reports of transgressions he needed  written reports to act upon them. Discipline needs to be acted on quickly.

Registrations: Club secretaries had been asked to clean up their club registration site as over 3000 players had not played for two years.

Secretary’s report:  Mark thanked the executive for their continued hard work, for without their efforts the competition would not function easily.  That is not to say that everything had run smoothly as there was still the odd club that was slow in providing information as and when required. He thanked all the reps who regularly attend the meetings and the clubs which hosted finals, even though some were rained off. He believed that the football season continued to encroach into the cricket season making things increasingly difficult. Mark had had a difficult year both on and off the field and had not been able to fulfil his role as much as he would have liked to. Hopefully he would put this right next season. His final words were to thank the chairman, wishing he had been able to stay on longer as he had led discussions in what he believed were for the benefit of the league as a whole and not just for individual clubs.

Election of Officers:  The Committee was re-elected on bloc apart, from the chairman who had resigned. No nominations had been forthcoming prior to and from the meeting.  As an interim measure, Peter Metcalf ( chairman of the senior section) took over the junior chairman’s role.

After thanking John. Peter briefly spoke about his ideas for the future. He hoped for support for the ECB changes; with reservations re the U13 pitch length. More teams in the competition. If clubs have issues to  email him. There would be executive meetings prior to the main meetings which would be minuted and sent to clubs prior to the main meeting. He also asked that if anyone was interested in being on the committee to come forward. He firmly believed that we had a good league but it would become better through the issuing of firm dates and events in the 2020 season.

Expenses: No change.

Correspondence:  Leyland CC had sent a letter thanking John for his chairmanship.  An email had requested that we should run an U9 softball league.

Rule Changes for 2019:

The following rule changes were passed at the meeting:

  • Winning teams to receive 10 points and no bonus points. The losing teams to receive bonus points.
  • There would be finals days for U10, U11 and U17s only. The other leagues would have league winners.

Other rule changes were passed by the meeting after lengthy discussion

  • The U12 league would be played on 18 yards ( ECB pitch lengths).
  • The U13 league would be played on 19 yards ( ECB pitch lengths).
  • Under 10 and U11 leagues would be played at 10-a-side ( 20 overs ) with the proviso that managers could  agree, before the fixtures, on 8-a-side ( 16 overs ) if they did not have 10 players available to play.
  • U10 and U11 pitch lengths to be 17 yards  ( ECB pitch lengths).

There was also discussion about U9 softball as to whether it should be a league or festival format. The chairman  asked clubs to submit teams by February 1st 2020, including , if they wanted, an U9 softball team, so that the executive could work out the feasibility of a league or festivals.

AOB:  U12/U14 Inter league. Mark will not be entering the competitions unless  it is agreed to play midweek fixtures in summer.

The Junior Player of the Year was Josh Sackfield ( Thornton Cleveleys).

The Fair Play Trophy will be presented in 2020 to the junior at his  club.

John Conway was elected a life vice-president  of our league. Congratulations.

The 2020 junior meetings would be on the following Wednesdays: 26th February, 6 May,  30th June, 9th September, 25th November the AGM.

Hoghton CC thanked John, Mark and the committee for their hard work in the 2019 season.

The chairman thanked Fulwood and Broughton CC  for the use of their room and wished everyone a safe journey and a good Christmas.

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