Club Cricket Conference

Sunday, 30th April 2017

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, which gave umpires new powers to deal with bad on-field behaviour, clinched the need to take serious action. Under a new Law 42 from October onwards players can be sent off the field and batsmen can be dismissed 'retired out' as the result of misdemeanour.

Enshrining ideas  into the Laws of Cricket has been done after only a couple of years of assessment. Such fundamental changes would normally take longer, but the need to deter  bad on-field behaviour has  become pressing, especially as there seems to be increasing disillusionment among umpires.

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.

Freuchie CC fight complacency to arrest rapid decline

Freuchie CC fight complacency to arrest rapid decline

A few clubs disappear each year due to a shortage of players, financial problems or complacency.

Umpires help D & B pavilion fund after blaze destruction

Umpires help D & B pavilion fund after blaze destruction

Downham & Bellingham CC had their pavilion in Bromley completely destroyed by arson.

Charity defibrillator scheme touches clubs at Lord's ceremony

Charity defibrillator scheme touches clubs at Lord's ceremony

Defibrillators were presented to four clubs via a programme set up by the Club Cricket Charity.

England's blind cricketers face their Indian mission impossible

England's blind cricketers face their Indian mission impossible

England's visually impaired players started the World T20 blind tournament in Delhi this week.

Min Patel can look back on his CCC coaching years with pride

Min Patel can look back on his CCC coaching years with pride

The former England left-arm spinner Min Patel has stood down as the CCC's coach.

'Believe me - you are still a valuable member of this team'

'Believe me - you are still a valuable member of this team'

A recent newsletter from the London-based Academy of Executive Coaching.

The Conference Cup is back !!

The Conference Cup is back !!

The CCC Board have decided to re-instate The Conference Cup.

Batsmen await jeopardy from fielding helmets

Batsmen await jeopardy from fielding helmets

An oddity in the Laws - that a batsman cannot be given out caught off a fielder's helmet.

Clubs are enthused by MCC umpire experiment

Clubs are enthused by MCC umpire experiment

The experiment giving umpires the power to send off abusive players was monitored during 2016.

CCC Annual Lunch continues to justify massive reputation

CCC Annual Lunch continues to justify massive reputation

Another riotously successful CCC Annual Lunch was attended by 570 cricket enthusiasts.

Welsh cricket community responds to help stricken Derrick

Welsh cricket community responds to help stricken Derrick

Clubs in South Wales have been praised for rallying in support.

Lessons from Bangladesh defeat seem unlikely to be heeded

Lessons from Bangladesh defeat seem unlikely to be heeded

England drew a two-match Test series on the spinning pitches of Bangladesh.

Swardeston take East Anglian standards to high level

Swardeston take East Anglian standards to high level

There can be little doubt that Swardeston finished the season as the outstanding club of 2016.

Roffey repeat their point against cross-town Horsham

Roffey repeat their point against cross-town Horsham

Roffey could be called the elite Horsham club for a third year. 

Bowden honoured at Lord's for leadership in Sussex cricket

Bowden honoured at Lord's for leadership in Sussex cricket

David Bowden was presented with the Lifetime Achiever award.

Eddie Ballard: Our latest Capped Player

Eddie Ballard: Our latest Capped Player

Eddie Ballard, received his CCC Cap (No. 253) from Tour Manager, Simon Routh. 

Southall Travel Spin Scholarship to India 2016

Southall Travel Spin Scholarship to India 2016

The Southall Travel Spin Scholarship to India trials once again proved to be a great success. 

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.