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The Return of Recreational Cricket – Full Guidance

Following the latest update from the UK Government, the ECB is pleased to announce the return of recreational cricket in England, signalling a progression from Step 3 to Step 4 of the ECB’s roadmap to return for the recreational game. Clubs who have previously run All...

ECB Guidance: Getting your clubhouse ready for opening

The ECB have finalised guidance on preparing your clubhouse and grounds for when recreational clubs can return to playing cricket in England. The date of which, as we have outlined, is still to be confirmed. The Government position has however, been updated to allow...

Clubs who meet government guidance can reopen pavilions from the 4th July

Government have updated guidance which allows cricket clubs to reopen their pavilion bars from the 4th July. Cricket clubs who wish to reopen their pavilions, must ensure they are following the guidance set out by government.  Furthermore, cricket clubs are under no...

ECB National Programmes & National Competitions Update

On Wednesday 24th June, the ECB released an update surrounding National Programmes and National Competitions, including All Stars and Dynamos Cricket. Dear all, Thank you for your ongoing patience while we’ve been working closely with the UK Government and the...

ECB statement on recreational cricket

ECB statement on the safe return of our sport at recreational level after Prime Minister addresses the nation. “The ECB along with the nation’s cricket players are keen to see the imminent and safe return of our sport at recreational level and have been working hard...

ECB Update: Roadmap for the Return of Recreational Cricket

The ECB have identified five steps for the recreational game’s proposed phased return in England this summer. England is currently in step 3 - which allows for small group training sessions of up to six people while respecting social distancing. The Welsh government...

ECB Update: Updated guidance for return to activity in club setting

The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to players and clubs on the steps they should take whilst undertaking recreational cricket activity and informal cricket activity in an outdoor environment given the current restrictions in place due to...

Cricket Family is ‘Together Through this Test’ during Lockdown

The Gloucestershire Cricket Board has joined the campaign to celebrate over 200 cricket initiatives across the game in support of the nation during COVID-19 An emotional short film, narrated by cricket fan Stephen Fry, pays tribute to the response of the cricket...

ACO launch free online Umpire and Scorer Courses

The Association of Cricket Officials have launched of three, free of charge, online courses for anyone involved in cricket.  In addition, scorers can follow Sue Drinkwater’s series of live scoring demonstrations on a range of topics over on YouTube. The ECB ACO online...

Crowdfund Sport – Get up to £10,000 with Sport England’s Extra Funding Scheme

Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis. This investment aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are...

Club Development

The GCB has two full-time club and programmes officers whose job it is to support and develop our clubs.

For clubs in the north of the county this person is Eric Woodmason while for the south it is John Peplow.  They can offer help and advice across a wide-range of areas including…

  • Developing junior cricket
  • Improving facilities
  • Securing funding
  • Help clubs achieve and retain ECB Clubmark

For more information on anything to do with our clubs please contact Eric or John.

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