Clare Connor appointed ECB Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director England Women
Clare Connor is to take up a new expanded role as ECB Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director England Women.
Clare took on the role of Interim CEO in June 2022, having previously been ECB’s Managing Director of Women’s Cricket in which she oversaw a transformational period for the game.
She begins the new role with immediate effect following Richard Gould’s arrival at the or
ECB Statement on Yorkshire Cricket Discipline Commission hearings
In response to media reports that three individuals have decided not to participate in the forthcoming Cricket Discipline Commission proceedings, the ECB has issued the following statement.
"Individuals are entitled to choose not to participate in the hearings if they wish, but the cases will still be heard in their absence and we are satisfied that the disciplinary process in this matter has b
Entries open for ECB Domestic Cricket Journalism Awards
Entries for the 2022 ECB Domestic Cricket Journalism awards have opened across five categories.
The awards are presented in association with the Cricket Writers’ Club and reward the best of domestic cricket coverage from last year.
This is the 12th edition of the awards, which will be judged by a highly-respected panel of journalists and broadcasters from across the world.
ECB statement following DCMS Select Committee
The evidence heard by the DCMS Select Committee today demonstrates why widespread change in cricket is needed – and why delivering that lasting cultural change will require sustained action over many years. We are committed to achieving this, and have been listening carefully to today’s testimony which will play an important part in helping us understand the further work that is needed.
ECB updates on action to tackle discrimination and make cricket more welcoming and inclusive
Today the ECB publishes three reports updating on the progress in making cricket the welcoming, inclusive sport we want it to be.
There is no doubt about the scale of change which is needed to make sure cricket really is a game for everyone. The testimony of those who have experienced discrimination or felt excluded from the sport demonstrates that.
But a year ago, following Azeem Rafiq’s te
Grounds Managers share prestigious annual award
There was an unprecedented five-way tie for the top honour at 2022 Grounds Manager of the Year Awards, which were staged at the County Ground at Northampton recently.
The coveted Bernard Flack Memorial Trophy was shared by Gary Barwell (Edgbaston), Lee Fortis (The Kia Oval), Adrian Llong (The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury); Karl McDermott (Lord’s) and Andy Ward (Uptonsteel County
ECB announce schedule for 2023 domestic season
LV= Insurance County Championship returns April 6, in the same format as last year – each county will play 14 fixtures. The fixture list for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy has doubled, with 14 50-over fixtures per season for each women’s regional team. Vitality Blast starts with Vitality Blast Off at Edgbaston on May 20, with Finals Day on July 15 once again a sell-out. The Charlotte Edwards Cup
ECB, Chance to Shine and Lord’s Taverners join forces, taking cricket to hundreds more schools this year
Through inclusive programmes being rolled out by the ECB, Chance to Shine and Lord’s Taverners, cricket will be taken directly to those children who are at the greatest risk of missing out on playing the game.
More than 55,000 extra children from underserved communities, and those attending special educational needs and disability schools, are being given the chance to play cricket through
Luke Wright joins selection team as England Men’s Selector
Former England and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright has been appointed England Men’s Selector, joining the group responsible for picking national Men’s squads.
Wright will input into all England Men’s squads and team selections from senior teams to Lions and Young Lions. He will share responsibility for selection with coaches and captains of the red and white ball teams, England Men’s Managin
Richard Gould announced as new ECB Chief Executive Officer
The England and Wales Cricket Board today announces that Richard Gould will join as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Gould, 52, will take up the post at the end of January, moving from his current role as CEO of Bristol City Football Club.
He brings significant leadership experience from major organisations across sport, having served as CEO at first Somerset County Cricket Club a
ECB reports further progress to promote equity across cricket
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is today (29 September 2022) setting out the continued progress that cricket is making in its commitment to promote equity, diversity and inclusion at all levels of the game.
Since the announcement of cricket’s game-wide action plan in November 2021, the ECB has continued to work with County organisations and other partners to combat racism and ensure t
Over 2,000 more South Asian women now volunteering in cricket as Dream Big programme reaches landmark
Dream Big Desi Women programme has now recruited and trained over 2,000 South Asian female cricket volunteers Culmination of a four-year, £2.4 million Sport England-funded programme, delivered by The ECB Volunteers deliver cricket programmes for children across urban areas, giving opportunities for thousands more youngsters to get involved in the sport Celebration of programme’s success taki
Fixtures announced for Men’s and Women’s Ashes in 2023
England Women will take on Australia Women at Lord’s, the Kia Oval, Edgbaston, The Ageas Bowl, Trent Bridge, the Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol, and Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, in 2023 as both the Men’s and Women’s Ashes come to England and Wales.
Ben Stokes’s team will host Ireland at Lord’s in the first week of June before the 73rd LV= Insurance Men’s Ashes series gets underwa
Nottinghamshire CCC becomes Regional Host for the East Midlands
Following a tender process, Nottinghamshire CCC has been announced as the Regional Host for the East Midlands in the Women’s Regional Structure.
From November 1, Nottinghamshire CCC will replace Loughborough University who have been one of the eight Regional Hosts since the structure came into place in 2019.
In conjunction with the ECB, Loughborough University have decided that the future de
Second year of The Hundred sees even more families watching live cricket as attendance tops 500,000
The Hundred continues to take cricket to new audiences with more women (28%), children (22%), and families (41%) attending than in the first year 2022 once again set a new global record for total attendance at a women’s cricket competition, with record crowds at every venue and the domestic attendance record being broken twice Of the Sky and BBC TV audience, 42% hadn’t watched any other ECB crick
ECB Board Member, Brenda Trenowden CBE passes away
The England and Wales Cricket Board is today immensely saddened following the death of Brenda Trenowden CBE.
Brenda, who had been battling against the rare cancer pseudomyxoma peritonei, has served for five years on the ECB Board as a senior independent non-executive director.
She recently led the Nominations Committee that appointed Richard Thompson as the ECB’s new Chair and was a consiste
Pictures: Cricket celebrates Rainbow Laces
Please find pictures available to use from across cricket’s Rainbow Laces campaign.
Players taking part in the LV= Insurance Test between England Men and South Africa Men, The Hundred and the Royal London Cup wore Rainbow Laces to encourage and celebrate LGBTQ+ participation in cricket.
It’s the fifth time cricket has supported Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, and the first time it has ex
ECB to celebrate Rainbow Laces
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign across 25 August-28 August.
It is the fifth time the game has come together to celebrate and encourage LGBTQ+ participation in cricket. The campaign will run across Royal London Cup quarter-finals, The Hundred and – and for the first time – the England Men’s LV= Insurance Test match against South Afr
Former professional player Ryan Davies receives suspended ban
Former county cricketer Ryan Davies has received a six-month suspended ban after an investigation by the ECB.
Davies, who has not played first-class cricket since 2018, admitted to charges relating to a series of bets that he placed on cricket matches between 2015 and 2020. Davies placed a total of 181 bets, which breached Article 2.2.1 of the relevant ECB Anti-Corruption Codes that were in
Young Lions squad confirmed for opening U19s Test
The England Men’s U19 selectors have named a 13-player squad for the first of their two LV= Insurance U19 Tests against Sri Lanka U19 starting on Sunday.
Durham’s Ben McKinney has been appointed as captain for the four-day fixture at the Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford.
Squad: Ben McKinney (Durham – captain), Tom Aspinwall (Lancashire), George Bell (Lancashire), Tommy Boorman (Gloucester