Club Cricket Conference

Saturday, 30th August 2014

Help for the Reluctant Umpire will benefit cricket charity

Help for the Reluctant Umpire will benefit cricket charity

A useful book with tips for occasional umpires has been published for the benefit of the newly launched Club Cricket Charity. The point, emphasised by the author Robbie Book and the former first class umpire David 'Bumble' Lloyd in his foreword, is that players think about bowling, batting and fielding, but seldom about umpiring – until they might be required to do the job in a club match.

The title is an apt The Reluctant Umpire, and the sub-title is an even more apt The Opening Batsman In a White Coat. The aim of the 50-page book is to keep team-mate 'incidents' to a minimum without too much reference to the Laws.

The thrust of the book is probably informed commonsense for anyone landed with the umpiring job.

One-run victors Bromley meet Reigate Priory in CCC final

One-run victors Bromley meet Reigate Priory in CCC final

Bromley pipped last year's runners-up Blackheath by one run to reach the final of The Conference Cup, They are now due to meet Reigate Priory at Ealing CC on Sunday 7 September.

MCC keep watchful eye on ultra-thick 'beast' bats

MCC keep watchful eye on ultra-thick 'beast' bats

The MCC recently raised the subject of bats and how they have evolved into thick-edged monsters. 

Sunbury's double hopes ended by rain-sodden Bromley defeat

Sunbury's double hopes ended by rain-sodden Bromley defeat

Sunbury's hopes of reaching two major finals this summer were dashed in a rain-reduced 12-over match at Bromley.

Ferraby inspiration guides Aston Rowant to semi-finals

Ferraby inspiration guides Aston Rowant to semi-finals

Nick Ferraby has enjoyed a memorable season, including the highlight of a century for Oxford.

Dave Allen: Preston seam-bowler dies in the field at 49

Dave Allen: Preston seam-bowler dies in the field at 49

Dave Allen has  died on the field while representing Hertfordshire Over-50 2nd XI.

Codicote stumble into crisis where 'the others' might follow

Codicote stumble into crisis where 'the others' might follow

Club cricket has been under assault for a number of years in a changing society.

Wormsley ready for fast-paced international student tussles

Wormsley ready for fast-paced international student tussles

Wormsley hosts an unusual T20 event when eight university teams descend on Buckinghamshire.


Tendulkar spreads happiness and good luck at Hampstead

Tendulkar spreads happiness and good luck at Hampstead

Sachin Tendulkar's visit to Hampstead CC seemed to galvanise the first team's form.

Beaven's spin undermines Sikandar-inspired holders

Beaven's spin undermines Sikandar-inspired holders

The holders Waltham were eliminated from the Barbados & Smile Group Travel Cup.

Lottery report highlights potential damage to parks cricket

Lottery report highlights potential damage to parks cricket

The recent report from the Heritage Lottery Fund - cricket could suffer.


England’s Friendliest Cricket Club?

England’s Friendliest Cricket Club?

A cricket club formed of newcomers and lapsed players has sprouted from an arts centre in Derby.

Ealing threatening return as dominant club force

Ealing threatening return as dominant club force

Ealing are back in business as they look forward to their last 16 tie against Blackheath.

Sakande's all-round effort decisive for Oxford at Lord's

Sakande's all-round effort decisive for Oxford at Lord's

Seam bowler Abi Sakande played a crucial part as No 11 batsman at Lord's.

Pak Pakhtoon recover from three all out Birmingham calamity

Pak Pakhtoon recover from three all out Birmingham calamity

The dust has settled at Perry Hall in Birmingham after Wirral CC's embarrassment in April.


Barbados - Smile Group Travel Cup

Barbados - Smile Group Travel Cup

The Conference Cup will now be known as the 'Barbados and Smile Group Travel Cup'.

Lara and Lord's promise much for Hertfordshire's big day out

Lara and Lord's promise much for Hertfordshire's big day out

Brian Lara provides the major attraction as a player for the MCC against Hertfordshire.

OBE for cricket-playing founder of Hawk-Eye tracking system

OBE for cricket-playing founder of Hawk-Eye tracking system

Paul Hawkins has been awarded an OBE for bringing electronics into cricket, 


Old Hill awarded police donation after gang robbery ordeal

Old Hill awarded police donation after gang robbery ordeal

West Midlands Police took the unusual step of donating £1,000 to a Birmingham cricket club.

CCC and Albion partnership 2014

CCC and Albion partnership 2014

2014 sees the Albion brand repositioned to better educate the broader sporting community 

Buttler run-out incident belongs in a world of its own

Buttler run-out incident belongs in a world of its own

Take no notice of the Edgbaston furore over Jos Buttler.