Club Cricket Conference

Friday, 24th May 2019

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. This is far worse than bat throwing, door bashing or player tantrums during matches.

Recently Ashton Ladysmith CC, in Manchester, discovered that more than 150 holes had been dug on their square and outfield at Ashton-under-Lyne, outside Manchester, by one or more persons using a spade after scaling a six-foot metal fence. It seems unlikely bored youths could be blamed for that. 

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.

Sydney catch scoops top prize from Wisden-MCC

Sydney catch scoops top prize from Wisden-MCC

The top prize in the Wisden-MCC picture of the year competition for 2018 has gone to an Australian.
Lewis story follows Milburn's on the touring stage

Lewis story follows Milburn's on the touring stage

A new play about the former England all-rounder Chris Lewis starts touring this week.

Buttler should have been saved by anti-deception spirit

Buttler should have been saved by anti-deception spirit

Jos Buttler should not have been given out while backing up during the recent IPL 

MCC panel says Test over-rates should be timed

MCC panel says Test over-rates should be timed

The time has come for a timing clock to appear on electronic scoreboards.

Gurney's short idea unlikely to halt falling numbers

Gurney's short idea unlikely to halt falling numbers

All club cricket should be played as 20 overs to increase participation.

Atherton's name is raised on high while Tendulkar stays outside

Atherton's name is raised on high while Tendulkar stays outside

Mike Atherton will be pleased that women's centuries and five-wicket returns.

Beaconsfield incidents underline fly-tipping menace

Beaconsfield incidents underline fly-tipping menace

Burglaries and vandalism is a routine hazard for so many cricket clubs.

Championship cricket regains soul  in 2019

Championship cricket regains soul in 2019

Club cricket should receive a major boost in
2019. 

Below Cook knighthood there was nobody from volunteers

Below Cook knighthood there was nobody from volunteers

The knighthood for Alastair Cook was richly deserved in the New Year's Honours list.

Yellowing history highlights Goole's Trueman dilemma

Yellowing history highlights Goole's Trueman dilemma

Personal View:  Charles Randall
12 December 2018

Lowe family enjoys experience of CCC hospitality and spin

Lowe family enjoys experience of CCC hospitality and spin

The father of a spin scholarship winner enjoyed his CCC lunch at Lord's last week.

MCC soon recognise reality of 'dangerous' full toss

MCC soon recognise reality of 'dangerous' full toss

The law makers at the MCC have bowed to common sense.

Mitcham and Sandham have their place in war Remembrance

Mitcham and Sandham have their place in war Remembrance

Andy Sandham, Mitcham CC's most famous player, is one of the county cricketers from the First World War.

Minor County venues to host the professionals again

Minor County venues to host the professionals again

Minor counties will be hosting a professional county for one match from 2020 onwards.

Herts plough lone furrow as play-offs perplex

Herts plough lone furrow as play-offs perplex

The chairman of the Club Cricket Conference is still fuming, and I don't blame him.



Clubs enjoy reflected glory from Surrey clean sweep

Clubs enjoy reflected glory from Surrey clean sweep

Club cricket in Surrey received due recognition at the Cricket Writers Club awards.

Sunbury retain The Conference Cup for the Bertie Joel Trophy

Sunbury retain The Conference Cup for the Bertie Joel Trophy

This was a proper final between two equally matched teams.

Plucky Stanmore outshine even all-conquering Richmond

Plucky Stanmore outshine even all-conquering Richmond

Hardly possible, one might have thought, to steal the thunder from Richmond.

Durham club still faces extinction after jailing of treasurer

Durham club still faces extinction after jailing of treasurer

A massive fraud by a trusted official has pushed a cricket club in Durham close to extinction.