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

2018 ECB Small Grant Scheme – apply now

To be eligible for a grant, clubs will need to support 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. Projects should also be linked to one of these areas, eg new covers to support the Get The Game On campaign or refurbished ... More

ECB Coach Awards 2018 – Nominations Open

As in previous years the awards are split into three categories; “outstanding contribution”, “coach of the year” and “young coach of the year”. Winners will be chosen in each county and there will also an overall national winner in each category. Nominations are open now and close on February 16. For ... 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, sign up to support them and off you go! Instead of going directly to a retailers’ website, click through from and after you have completed your purchase the retailer will make a donation to your club. ... 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

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

2018 Umpires courses – booking now open

The initiative is being supported by the West of England Premier League (WEPL) and its feeder leagues including the Gloucestershire County Cricket League (GCCL) and Bristol and District Cricket League (BDCL). The It’s Your Call Stage One and Two courses will be run by qualified ECB instructors through the Glouce... More

16 clubs awarded Clubmark status

The ECB scheme - which is licensed by Sport England – is an official way of recognising clubs that are sustainable, well run and provide the right environment for their members. Bishopston, Down Hatherley, Hatherley and Reddings (pictured), Pak Bristolians and Stapleton have all become Clubmark clubs for the first ... More

Sign up now for women’s indoor softball festival

The Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) is holding a Women’s Softball Festival at Wycliffe School, Stonehouse on Sunday November 19. The event promises to be a social celebration of cricket, combining matches, coaching, food and fun. The festival is free to enter and all equipment is provided - including ... More