Clubs benefit from ECB Small Grants Scheme

A number of Gloucestershire clubs have benefited from the ECB’s Small Grants Scheme in 2014.

Open to all affiliated clubs, the funding was awarded to projects that sought to improve environmental sustainability and reduce a club’s operating costs.

Grants ranged from a minimum of £1000 to a maximum of £4000 with clubs required to make a minimum 10% contribution to total costs.

The clubs below were all successful in their applications, which were supported by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board.

For more information on funding for clubs please click here or contact the GCB’s clubs and programmes officers Lisa Pagett (south) and Eric Woodmason (north).

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GCB coaches give amputees first taste of cricket

Children who have lost limbs through meningitis were given a chance to play cricket for the first time in a special event at the Bristol County Ground.


Run by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) in partnership with Access Sport and the Meningitis Research Foundation, the two hour coaching session proved to be a memorable experience for both players and coaches alike.


In total around 30 children aged between three and 14 took part in games and practices covering the full range of cricket skills.


The GCB’s Ralph Hardwick – who ran the morning with fellow community coach Masoor Khan – said: “It was one of the most fun and inspiring sessions I have ever... Read more

Double success for Glos at Chance to Shine annual awards

Gloucestershire enjoyed a double success at the Chance to Shine Annual Awards.

Old Down’s John Peplow was named Volunteer of the Year while the Cotswold East scheme – run by David Taylor from Fairford CC – scooped the Project of Year prize for the second time in three years.

The pair received their trophies from England Women’s international Tammy Beaumont and ex-Test star Devon Malcolm respectively at the star-studded ceremony at the Kia Oval.

The awards recognise the outstanding work of clubs, volunteers and cricket boards in support the Cricket Foundation charity’s campaign to keep the game alive in state schools.

Former PE teacher John Peplow received the... Read more

ECB launches drive to increase number of female umpires and scorers (includes video)

The ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) is set to launch a new female officiating project to encourage more women and girls to become active umpires and scorers in the game.

The ECB ACO currently stands as the largest group of cricket officials in the world, but just six percent of the 7,800 members are female.  The new campaign, which will be unveiled at the end of 2014, sets out to target the recruitment, development and deployment of more female officials across all levels of the game. 

In addition to simply encouraging more women and girls to get involved with officiating in recreational cricket, the project will specifically aims to identify and... Read more

Coach Education Courses - 2014/15 dates announced

The Gloucestershire Cricket Board has announced the details of its coach education courses for 2014/15.

Tutors will be running a range of courses at centres in both the north and south of the county including two ECB Certificates in Coaching Children’s Cricket courses, and two ECB Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adult’s Cricket courses.

To find out which course is right for you click here.

For details of all courses see below.

ECB Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults’ Cricket (UKCC Level 2) – South (Yate International Academy)

Day 1 – Saturday 6th December – 9am to 5pm

Day 2 – Saturday 10th January – 9am to... Read more

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