Club Cricket Conference

Monday, 26th June 2017

MCC visit underpins German cricket boom

MCC visit underpins German cricket boom

The recent MCC visit to Frankfurt turned attention to the rise of cricket in Germany through the surge of immigration, with the number of registered players now well beyond the 5,000 mark.

From eight clubs and a couple of hundred players in 1988 - due mainly to British presence - the 2017 season began with 118 clubs, fielding more than 300 teams. The German Cricket Federation, based at Passau on the Austrian border, apparently has been receiving up to 30 inquiries a week about new clubs. 

Thilo hat-trick snatches one-run victory for Reigate Priory

Thilo hat-trick snatches one-run victory for Reigate Priory

Oliver Thilo can look back on a match in the ECB's Royal London Club Championship with pride.

Joel join-up sees two champions defending one title

Joel join-up sees two champions defending one title

Clubs need some strong home counties knockout cricket to supplement league rivalries

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 can be dismissed.

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.