Club Cricket Conference

Friday, 19th December 2014

To blame: 'Attritional games and fewer local derbies'

To blame: 'Attritional games and fewer local derbies'

The elite restructuring carried out by the ECB for two decades through the premier league network has led to boring and attritional cricket and fewer local matches that in the past stimulated interest.

That is the view of the former cricket administrator and Minor Counties batsman Alan Burridge in a post on the Club Cricket Conference website forum, responding to the question of dwindling playing numbers in the recreational game. 

Grenada island needs cricket equipment and playing kit

Grenada island needs cricket equipment and playing kit

The Club Cricket Conference have received an appeal for assistance from Grenada.

Roffey eye India trip as Horsham's Sussex champions

Roffey eye India trip as Horsham's Sussex champions

Roffey CC are planning a pre-season 2015 tour of India over the Easter holidays.

BBC must share responsibility for club cricket 'decline'

BBC must share responsibility for club cricket 'decline'

BBC Television seems to have a unique vision of school sport in the summer. 

The Nightwatchman Christmas Bundle - ideal gift this Christmas

The Nightwatchman Christmas Bundle - ideal gift this Christmas

The Nightwatchman, the renowned Wisden Cricket Quarterly, is the perfect gift this Christmas. 

Umpires and scorers are first on ECB's help list

Umpires and scorers are first on ECB's help list

Umpires and scorers to be first group to be consulted by the ECB about decline in club cricket.

Bedford urges Conference to help ECB tackle playing malaise

Bedford urges Conference to help ECB tackle playing malaise

A major nationwide consultation process within recreational cricket is to be launched.

ECB seek answers after survey hints at dwindling numbers

ECB seek answers after survey hints at dwindling numbers

The number of players active in recreational cricket has drifted downwards, according to major ECB research.


Wisden-MCC photo competition awaits entry avalanche

Wisden-MCC photo competition awaits entry avalanche

First prize in the Wisden-MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year competition has doubled to £2,000. 

Foakes set for Sri Lanka taste before new county start

Foakes set for Sri Lanka taste before new county start

Ben Foakes has been chosen as one of four young professionals to play first class cricket in Sri Lanka.

Conference Cup in limbo while grim statistics are digested

Conference Cup in limbo while grim statistics are digested

Worrying statistics have prompted the suspension of The Conference Cup competition for a year.

Stanmore batsman Ramprakash brings rare depth to England

Stanmore batsman Ramprakash brings rare depth to England

The appointment of Mark Ramprakash must be unusual in that he rejoins the international set-up.

Waltham retain Lord's Taverners title at La Manga

Waltham retain Lord's Taverners title at La Manga

The Essex club Waltham won the Lady Taverners Charity T20 tournament at La Manga.

Six-hit netting plan angers Islington residents

Six-hit netting plan angers Islington residents

Sign of the times at Islington thanks to one flying cricket ball that damaged a car in 2011.

Please Support our Petition to save cricket ground

Please Support our Petition to save cricket ground

All over the country sports grounds are being lost and society is the poorer for their passing.

Winners prepare for Kingfisher scholarship trip to India

Winners prepare for Kingfisher scholarship trip to India

Guidance from the former Lancashire spinner Gary Keedy led to a dream trip to India.

South London Sunday take Oval honours

South London Sunday take Oval honours

The South London Sunday League will look back on the 2014 season with pride.

Gordon Greenidge Cricket Academy - Barbados Pre-Season Camp

Gordon Greenidge Cricket Academy - Barbados Pre-Season Camp

Smile are delighted to announce a unique opportunity for aspiring young cricketers

Germany's ironic pledge to bolster Afghanistan cricket

Germany's ironic pledge to bolster Afghanistan cricket

News that has been given less national prominence than the Kevin Pietersen debate.

Club cricket has good reason to welcome Harrison to ECB post

Club cricket has good reason to welcome Harrison to ECB post

Former Teddington CC captain Tom Harrison appointed as the ECB chief executive.

Ryan Davies can aspire to Kent's wicket keeper tradition

Ryan Davies can aspire to Kent's wicket keeper tradition

Ryan Davies, Sandwich Town CC ,has edged closer to international recognition.