Club Cricket Conference

Saturday, 28th May 2016

MCC try 'red' and 'yellow' in leagues to bolster umpire powers

MCC try 'red' and 'yellow' in leagues to bolster umpire powers

New umpire sanctions, including 'red' and 'yellow' card deterrents, are being implemented this summer in club cricket on a trial basis in an attempt by the MCC to combat bad on-field behaviour.

The testing areas for 2016 so far include the Hertfordshire and Home Counties leagues  and  selected university matches. This means that players face being sent off for a specific period or being excluded entirely for breaches within four levels of the ECB Code of Conduct. 

Heffer revisits scandal of cricket's ethnic marginalisation

Heffer revisits scandal of cricket's ethnic marginalisation

The world tends to take  notice when columnists in national newspapers tackle a subject. 

Cricket clubs should be the main hub of local community

Cricket clubs should be the main hub of local community

Alf Langley stepped down as chairman of the CCC in March.

MCC Award picture enlivens new helmets debate

MCC Award picture enlivens new helmets debate

A club batsman is shortlisted in the 2015 Wisden MCC cricket photograph of the year award. 

Adrian St John: All that is best in a young cricketer

Adrian St John: All that is best in a young cricketer

There will be a minute's silence after the death of Adrian St John  at the age of 22.

Venerable table games go on view at Lord's

Venerable table games go on view at Lord's

The museum at Lord's is always worth a visit, and this summer will be no less fascinating.

Cook goes west for NatWest Cricketforce duty

Cook goes west for NatWest Cricketforce duty

Alastair Cook, the England captain, has been lined up to help out in the NatWest CricketForce project.

Collier backs march to wider cricket governance

Collier backs march to wider cricket governance

David Collier, the former ECB chief executive, has joined the board of the Club Cricket Conference.

WG Grace plays major part in Book of the Year listings

WG Grace plays major part in Book of the Year listings

The 2016 short list of six contenders for the annual Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year award.

MCC sending-off proposal should boost league umpiring

MCC sending-off proposal should boost league umpiring

Plans to 'trial' sending-off as a sanction for umpires against violent behaviour is likely to be welcomed.

Kerr-ching! Amir must suffer for the greater good

Kerr-ching! Amir must suffer for the greater good

The ICC took another step against corruption at their board meeting in Dubai this month.

Cricket maintaining tenacious grip in Brittany

Cricket maintaining tenacious grip in Brittany

The story of Central Brittany CC illustrates the game's development in the French countryside.

Let's hope ICC umpiring trend filters down to all levels

Let's hope ICC umpiring trend filters down to all levels

The Decision Review System has enabled the ICC to monitor umpiring decisions behind the scenes. 

Sussex cricket shocked by Matthew Hobden death

Sussex cricket shocked by Matthew Hobden death

The cause of the sudden death of Matthew Hobden has not yet been disclosed. 

Blackheath looking forward to second national final tilt

Blackheath looking forward to second national final tilt

Blackheath begin their defence of the Royal London Club Championship in 2016.

Sandford's vivid work gives perspective to cricket

Sandford's vivid work gives perspective to cricket

Imagine a schoolboy representative two-day match at Lord's. Within four years five boys are dead.

Time is running out to assess new CASC rules

Time is running out to assess new CASC rules

New rules on Community Amateur Sports Clubs status on professionalism and membership.

Prodger: 'We aspire to an equal and integrated platform'

Prodger: 'We aspire to an equal and integrated platform'

Recreational cricket in England is entering an era of cohesive governance.

ECB safety drive should ideally extend to pitches

ECB safety drive should ideally extend to pitches

Action by the ECB to make the wearing of batting helmets mandatory.

ECB seeking good venues to host national finals

ECB seeking good venues to host national finals

The deadline with the ECB about hosting an age-group national final in 2016 is fast approaching. 

Ashley Doyle's death casts shadow over OSCA awards

Ashley Doyle's death casts shadow over OSCA awards

The ECB delayed releasing details from the OSCAs out of respect for one of the winners.