Club Cricket Conference

Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

Nine-match ban seems way too harsh for Purnell incident

Nine-match ban seems way too harsh for Purnell incident

The Purnell CC bowler who threw a no-ball direct to the boundary to deny an opposing batsmen his maiden hundred has been banned for nine matches this week by the Somerset County League. The sanction is way over the top - it is wrong, wrong, wrong.

A league statement announced that the bowler involved had not been Ronnie Casling as had been reported. This was strange as a  Casling bowling analysis was shown online as 3.2-0-31-2, the only broken over in the innings. Yet the league did not name the person they had punished  - another oddity. But let that mystery pass.
Michael Peter Redmayne Welch - 6th October 1942 – 13th July 2018

Michael Peter Redmayne Welch - 6th October 1942 – 13th July 2018

We are deeply saddened to report the death of Michael Welch

ECB sympathies should  focus on bowlers and not the bat

ECB sympathies should focus on bowlers and not the bat

There are many illegal outsize bats being used in club cricket this summer.

Churchill-Coleman makes most of mismatch with 39 sixes

Churchill-Coleman makes most of mismatch with 39 sixes

The treble hundred by Ollie Churchill-Coleman for Irthlingborough Town CC third team.

The Southall Travel Spin Scholarship to India 2018 - Trials

The Southall Travel Spin Scholarship to India 2018 - Trials

The CCC and Southall Travel are proud to announce details of ‎this year's Spin Competition.

 
Character Through Cricket given London trial

Character Through Cricket given London trial

The Government has announced 10 sports-based projects to encourage integration.

ECB's race targeting could take politics too far

ECB's race targeting could take politics too far

ECB's announcement about scholarships for selected south asian youth players causes concern.


Lintz precedent gives hope to threatened Kenilworth

Lintz precedent gives hope to threatened Kenilworth

Kenilworth CC know that a housing estate is to be built on green belt land adjoining their ground.

Dwyer bales out with his projects unfulfilled

Dwyer bales out with his projects unfulfilled

The resignation of the ECB's director of "growth and participation" came as a surprise.

MCC photo panel should reflect on selfie women's decision

MCC photo panel should reflect on selfie women's decision

The winner of the  Wisden MCC cricket photograph of the year 2017 has been announced.

ECB to permit concussion subs to bat and bowl

ECB to permit concussion subs to bat and bowl

Concussion replacements will be allowed to bat and bowl in the ECB's domestic competitions.


Test cricket reinforced by Cape Town sticky tape

Test cricket reinforced by Cape Town sticky tape

Recent events in Cape Town helped to settle a concern beyond ball tampering and integrity. 

ECB preparing clubs for new dawn in umpiring

ECB preparing clubs for new dawn in umpiring

Club cricket starts in April with new routines to think about.  

Recent youthful death underlines PCA concerns

Recent youthful death underlines PCA concerns

The apparent suicide of a young Pakistani player is a reminder of dangers in high-level cricket.

Bulgaria aim for credibility to host touring clubs

Bulgaria aim for credibility to host touring clubs

Why not try a cricket tour to... Bulgaria. The Vatican are having a go in 2018.

Test circuit stands to lose iconic Wanderers Stadium

Test circuit stands to lose iconic Wanderers Stadium

The ICC pitch watchdog has quickly sunk its teeth into an unsuspecting backside. 

Winter thefts cause outrage among hard-working clubs

Winter thefts cause outrage among hard-working clubs

It is inevitable that a number of cricket clubs will suffer break-ins and thefts during the winter. 

The Conference Cup for the Bertie Joel Trophy 2018

The Conference Cup for the Bertie Joel Trophy 2018

We are delighted to announce the draws for Round 1 and Round 2 for 2018. 

ICC ready to show some teeth after bland Melbourne

ICC ready to show some teeth after bland Melbourne

The ICC have introduced a new pitch rating system that will penalise ground authorities.

Club cricket and ECB have ever more in common

Club cricket and ECB have ever more in common

The ever-closer union between recreational cricket and the ECB.

ECB weigh into defibrillator fund with £100,000 donation

ECB weigh into defibrillator fund with £100,000 donation

The ECB has donated £100,000 to The Club Cricket Charity's national defibrillator fund.