Club Cricket Conference

Monday, 26th September 2016

Hameed might find tempo crucial part of Test batting

Hameed might find tempo crucial part of Test batting

The rise of the Lancashire and England Under-19 opener Haseeb Hameed to the England party for the tour of Bangladesh after one season in first class cricket must be a concern, and here is why.  He has averaged an impressive 50.3 in the championship, but he does not yet score nearly fast enough.

Pitches in first class cricket tend to be dry, flat and friendly, and batsmen are hard to dislodge, so that there is little excuse, and rarely a requirement, to score slowly. Similarly in club cricket better pitches and bats have produced more runs more quickly compared with, say, the 1970s. Occupying the crease only goes so far.

Teddington ride Morton's early blitz to finish top

Teddington ride Morton's early blitz to finish top

Teddington's million-pound fund-raising project hss been given a boost.

CCC team for end-of-season tour to Jersey announced

CCC team for end-of-season tour to Jersey announced

The CCC will for the fifth consecutive year undertake an end-of-season tour to Jersey.

T Rippon Mid-Essex Cricket League win the Sovereign Trophy

T Rippon Mid-Essex Cricket League win the Sovereign Trophy

The T Rippon Mid Essex Cricket League thrashed the Caribbean Cup Competition X1

Colin Milburn - reflections on a rip-roaring cricketing life

Colin Milburn - reflections on a rip-roaring cricketing life

The actor Dan Gaisford has been chosen to play the part of Colin Milburn in a new one-man play.

Naseer hits 160 as Bramhall rewrite T20 records

Naseer hits 160 as Bramhall rewrite T20 records

Iftikhar Naseer produced an incredible display of power in the NatWest Club T20.


The club batsman who plays with Hawk-Eye precision

The club batsman who plays with Hawk-Eye precision

A former English club batsman has become a key part of  the Decision Review System.

Smile Group Travel - Tours to India and the Caribbean

Smile Group Travel - Tours to India and the Caribbean

Smile Group Travel are offering two packages to tour India and the Caribbean.

Player Behaviour : It's only a game, right?

Player Behaviour : It's only a game, right?

For AOC editor and club cricketer Phil Walker, it’s been a summer of aggro out on the field.

MCC safety concerns herald end of ultra-thick bats

MCC safety concerns herald end of ultra-thick bats

The subject of bat thickness was discussed by the MCC's cricket brains trust recently.

Darlow ventures into ECB corridors of power

Darlow ventures into ECB corridors of power

Martin Darlow, of  Southill Park CC, brings a home counties viewpoint to the ECB.

Council backs embattled Totteridge against neighbours

Council backs embattled Totteridge against neighbours

Totteridge-Millhillians have been playing cricket at their tree-ringed ground since 1928. 

Defibrillator saves life of Devon player  in abandoned match

Defibrillator saves life of Devon player in abandoned match

A defibrillator on site almost certainly saved the life of a Devon player.

Hamza Shabbir: Young Asian took club route to county status

Hamza Shabbir: Young Asian took club route to county status

The Hampshire team wore black armbands this week as a mark of respect.

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. 

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.