Club Cricket Conference

Saturday, 19th September 2020

Kenya, Cricket and Character

Kenya, Cricket and Character

The chill of autumn is currently on hold as a warm front promises some late summer sun for those who haven’t felt the urge to hang up their pads for another season. In a normal year, though, Simon Prodger, the head of the National Cricket Conference, would be experiencing some genuine heat, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

In this corner of East Africa, some of the city’s most impoverished and chaotic areas have added another sound to that of beeping horns on overly congested roads and market traders tempting custom – the age-old noise of leather on willow.

Outgrounds to the rescue

Outgrounds to the rescue

By and large, recreational cricket has responded magnificently to the unprecedented challenges

Leicester in lockdown

Leicester in lockdown

Recreational cricket returned to approaching a new normal on a long- awaited weekend in July.

The Great Tea Debate!

The Great Tea Debate!

Laying the foundations – or perhaps the tablecloth – for the Great Tea Debate 

A Leap into the Light

A Leap into the Light

It might be a slightly stranger version of cricket than we’re accustomed to.
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Part 3

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Part 3

No mention of club cricket’s influence on the wider professional game would be complete 
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Part 2

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Part 2

The identities of the 55 England cricketers lucky enough to be resuming training were announced.

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Part 1

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Part 1

Could Covid-19 have a transformative impact on youth cricket? 

Vital role of Local Council grass pitches

Vital role of Local Council grass pitches

The importance of playing fields has rarely been a matter of more serious consideration

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.