Club Cricket Conference

Wednesday, 18th October 2017

ECB encouraged by turf-stitching pitch experiment

ECB encouraged by turf-stitching pitch experiment

The ECB have been testing a reinforced turf system this summer adapted from football to increase durability and performance on cricket strips at all levels, including  club and school if costs prove sustainable.

The ECB installed two SISGrass Universal hybrid pitches at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough in June, one in the middle and one in the outdoor nets. This involved a giant laser-guided stitching machine crawling up and down the turf with special yarn designed  to strengthen the root system. 

Primary reasons for Beckenham's incredible season

Primary reasons for Beckenham's incredible season

Perhaps Beckenham CC were better known as the Primary Club founders.

Chelmsford town hosts theatres of dreams

Chelmsford town hosts theatres of dreams

Wanstead & Snaresbrook CC can celebrate a magnificent season.

Daniel Yarnley - CCC Capped Player Number 258

Daniel Yarnley - CCC Capped Player Number 258

Daniel Yarnley, received his CCC Cap from Alf Langley, former CCC player (Cap No. 133).

Maunders century sets up Sunbury cakewalk

Maunders century sets up Sunbury cakewalk

Sunbury win the first final of The Conference Cup for the Bertie Joel Trophy.

Ealing in trophy-hunting groove before final

Ealing in trophy-hunting groove before final

Ealing have adjusted to life after Chris Peploe by wrapping up the Middlesex County CL title

Elliott Davis League win 2017 Sovereign Trophy

Elliott Davis League win 2017 Sovereign Trophy

The Elliott Davis London Cricket League team convincingly won the 2017 Sovereign Trophy final

E Grinstead sense champagne time as Evans bags 9 wickets

E Grinstead sense champagne time as Evans bags 9 wickets

Bradley Evans, the East Grinstead opening bowler, took the first nine wickets to fall against Anstey CC.

Crash! Wanstead's fliers hit pleasant nightmare

Crash! Wanstead's fliers hit pleasant nightmare

Great times at Wanstead & Snaresbrook but their weekend fixtures have turned into a "nightmare" 

Tip-top Wanstead still chasing four major honours

Tip-top Wanstead still chasing four major honours

Essex League leaders Wanstead & Snaresbrook are still in line for four major trophies.

Favourites must wait as Sovereign final is postponed

Favourites must wait as Sovereign final is postponed

The Sovereign Trophy final scheduled for this week has been postponed due to the weather.


Richard Wharton - CCC Capped Player Number 257

Richard Wharton - CCC Capped Player Number 257

Richard Wharton, received his CCC Cap (No. 257) from David Perrin, CCC President for 2017.

Havering CC another victim of summer traveller trespass

Havering CC another victim of summer traveller trespass

The  problem of traveller convoys parking on cricket grounds remains a threat to some clubs.

The Conference Cup / Bertie Joel Quarter Finals Draw

The Conference Cup / Bertie Joel Quarter Finals Draw

Former England test player Keith Fletcher made the draw for the Home teams.

Cumbrian Miles makes double century impact down south

Cumbrian Miles makes double century impact down south

The Cumberland opener Jonathan Miles made a major impact in his first season south.

MCC visit underpins German cricket boom

MCC visit underpins German cricket boom

The recent MCC visit to Frankfurt turned attention to the rise of cricket in Germany.

Thilo hat-trick snatches one-run victory for Reigate Priory

Thilo hat-trick snatches one-run victory for Reigate Priory

Oliver Thilo can look back on a match in the ECB's Royal London Club Championship with pride.

Joel join-up sees two champions defending one title

Joel join-up sees two champions defending one title

Clubs need some strong home counties knockout cricket to supplement league rivalries

New Law will arm umpires with power to keep the peace

New Law will arm umpires with power to keep the peace

The MCC decided that the evidence from the 2016 experiment can be dismissed.

Those monster bats to be banned under new Laws in October

Those monster bats to be banned under new Laws in October

The thickness of bats will be officially limited for the first time from October.

MCC winning pictures are worth trip to new Warner Stand

MCC winning pictures are worth trip to new Warner Stand

The winning cricket photograph of the year has been announced by the MCC.