Club Cricket Conference

Thursday, 28th May 2020

Vital role of Local Council grass pitches

Vital role of Local Council grass pitches

The importance of the nation’s playing fields has rarely been a matter of more serious consideration – and a research paper published last week by the Grounds Management Association (GMA) illustrated just how much cricket could suffer unless urgent action is taken.

The GMA whitepaper suggested that more than half of all cricketers could be impacted over the next decade if grass pitches aren’t better maintained. Those worst impacted, the organisation opined, would be women, girls and junior players, many of whom are already finding availability of facilities a pressing concern.

Breaking Bad - club cricket threat from lockdown vandals

Breaking Bad - club cricket threat from lockdown vandals

The list of problems facing cricket clubs in 2020 is a lengthy one.

Lockdown Lessons Could Boost Women’s Game

Lockdown Lessons Could Boost Women’s Game

The future for cricket at the highest level and the recreational game has rarely been so uncertain.
Grounds for concern as coronavirus fears take root'

Grounds for concern as coronavirus fears take root'

In our recent newsletter we covered the potential consequences of a decimated summer of cricket.

MCC follow Sierra Leone tour with more good work

MCC follow Sierra Leone tour with more good work

Will Phillips, the Richmond CC all-rounder, flies out to Buenos Aires this week

Prodger: Club cricket seeks certainty when ECB talks resume

Prodger: Club cricket seeks certainty when ECB talks resume

The new year should bring more certainty for club cricket when talks resume between NCC and ECB.

Swardeston honoured for unique national double

Swardeston honoured for unique national double

Club cricket in 2019 belonged to Norfolk, as Swardeston became the first club to win the two ECB major national titles.

New twins give Toor happier end to Radlett season

New twins give Toor happier end to Radlett season

Radlett won the Hertfordshire League table to ensure an better season for their captain. 


Aldwick stalwart deserves his national OSCA honour

Aldwick stalwart deserves his national OSCA honour

The energy and drive of Ian Guppy rescued the Sussex village club of Aldwick CC.

The 'Moles' celebrate crown after long wait in Surrey

The 'Moles' celebrate crown after long wait in Surrey

East Molesey are arranging the mother and father of end-season bashes on December 6.

Blinkered ICC chased big bucks to UK's detriment

Blinkered ICC chased big bucks to UK's detriment

Enough is enough. The ICC did the UK no favours with their broadcast policy in the World Cup.

How the MCC can help umpires make the best decisions

How the MCC can help umpires make the best decisions

The standard of umpiring seems to be falling, and this is not to say that umpires are less competent.

Vauxhall Mallards have Ollie Stone as last hurrah

Vauxhall Mallards have Ollie Stone as last hurrah

The promotion of Ollie Stone  has reflected well on Norfolk cricket.

Are you the King of Spin?

Are you the King of Spin?

The Club Cricket Conference are looking for the best three young cricketers in club cricket.

England and Jason Roy magnificent... and six runs correct

England and Jason Roy magnificent... and six runs correct

Reigate Priory CC were justifiably elated at Jason Roy's impact on the World Cup. 

Only individuals, not authorities, can control social media

Only individuals, not authorities, can control social media

Personal View: By Charles Randall

Social media has real value for spreading news, real news, such as the latest cricket score.
Brentwood benefit from Winter's wicket rush

Brentwood benefit from Winter's wicket rush

Australians like to make an impact in British club cricket and enjoy the sociability.

World Cup cannot inspire without free-to-air access

World Cup cannot inspire without free-to-air access

How heartening it is to see so much about recreational cricket in the national press.

Wisden Club Cricket Podcast

Wisden Club Cricket Podcast

Rich Evans, club cricket editor of Wisden Cricket Monthly, speaks to Simon Prodger.

Ashton turf damage resulted from sheer malice

Ashton turf damage resulted from sheer malice

A class of vandalism rarely reported has been deliberate damage through grievance.

Hadleigh upset by council's adjacent development

Hadleigh upset by council's adjacent development

Another cricket club has been blighted by a proposal to create housing next to the boundary.