Volunteers brave the weather for CricketForce 2018 – with photo gallery

From Dumbleton in the north of the county to Winterbourne in the south people came together to do everything from paint pavilions, clean clubhouses and prepare pitches for the season ahead. Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) clubs and programmes officer Eric Woodmason said: Anyone lost a pet? Found during ground ... More

Safeguarding, Safe Hands & 1st Aid courses – last chance to book

The Gloucestershire Cricket Board only has one more of each course scheduled for the coming months. If you need to go on a Safe Hands course you can sign up for a course at Stroud CC on April 17 (6.30pm-9.30pm). To book visit http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/mgqn54 Gloucester City Winget CC is the venue for  a ... More

WEPL club improvement fund open

The grant scheme – which is now in its third year – is available to help WEPL clubs develop both their on and off field facilities. Who can apply for funding? To apply for the funding clubs must be playing in WEPL in 2018 and CAN NOT have received funds from the Club Improvement Fund in 2016 or 2017. Clubs ... More

England legend Lydia leads women’s coaching conference – places still available

The talented batter and world-class fielder (pictured) is one of the guest speakers at the ECB regional event on April 8 at Taunton School. The cost of the day is just £5 including lunch and refreshments.  To book go to http://booking.ecb.co.uk/womensconferencetaunton or email Edgar.Herridge@ecb.co.uk for more ... More

Record number of clubs receive ECB Small Grants

£90, 000 – more money than ever before – has been allocated to projects supporting at least one of the ECB’s four main national programmes – All Stars Cricket, U19 T20, Get The Game On and developing women’s cricket. The ECB funding has been supplemented by £6, 000 from the Gloucestershire Cricket Board ... More

NatWest CricketForce 2018 – register now for £150 Jewson account

The annual event - which is aimed at helping clubs prepare their grounds for the new season - will take place across the weekend beginning Friday March 23. Clubs who sign up now will activate a £150 privilege account with Jewson’s builders merchants. This year ECB are encouraging clubs to take part in activi... More

Roadshow dates announced to unveil new scoring software

Play-Cricket Scorer Pro - which will be ready for the 2018 season - is a free digital scoring and analysis product that is used on laptops.It can be used to score everything from recreational cricket to the professional game with only one click to score a ball. The ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) will be ... More

Courses launched to encourage women and young people to become umpires

The organisation will hold its first ever female-only introductory course in March and a workshop for 14-19-year-olds in April. The women’s course will take place at Hatherley and Reddings CC on March 13 (6.30pm-9.45pm) and includes information on the laws of the game, umpiring opportunities and the role of an ... More

Raise money for your club by shopping online – with video

All you have to do is register your club at http://ecb.easyfundraising.org.uk/, sign up to support them and off you go! Instead of going directly to a retailers’ website, click through from http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk and after you have completed your purchase the retailer will make a donation to your club. ... More

2018 Scorers courses open for booking

The development of scorers is a key priority within Gloucestershire's workforce development plan and is also a key objective and requirement for leagues throughout the county. As a result the GCB is launching a recruitment initiative alongside the ECB advertising campaign 'Stay in the game' designed to encourage ... More