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ECB honours 20,000 volunteers through Grassroots Cricket Awards
The England and Wales Cricket Board, alongside the wider cricket community, are recognising a record-breaking 20,000 volunteers this year to celebrate the people that make our game happen.
In total, over 42,000 volunteers have helped their local clubs and communities to play more cricket and get more people involved in the game than ever before.
To showcase the outstanding work carried
Over 100,000 kids make 2021 a record-breaking summer of cricket
With more players, more fixtures and greater diversity than we've ever been seen before, 2021 has been a record-breaking year for cricket.
Cricket Stars Team Up with Dr Ranj to Help Kids Get Outdoors and Active Again
England cricketers Chris Woakes and Sophie Ecclestone, who are also set to play in The Hundred this summer, have written a letter to more than 150,000 kids and their parents around the country about the positive role cricket can play in their lives The two international players visited their old primary schools to read the letters to pupils Exacerbated by the pandemic, a recent survey has reveal
Hygiene brand Lifebuoy partners with England Cricket to support a safe return of the game
Lifebuoy becomes Official Hygiene Partner of England Cricket, incorporating men’s, women’s, and disability teams at an elite level ECB and Lifebuoy to provide all recreational cricket clubs with a free ECB Hygiene Bundle The world’s number one hygiene soap1 brand is also providing tens of thousands of cricket-playing children with hand sanitiser packs through involvement with All Stars Cricket &
Cricket returns with unprecedented interest in All Stars Cricket and Dynamos Cricket
As cricketers across England and Wales get ready to #ReturnToPlay from today, the ECB can reveal unprecedented demand for the ECBs flagship junior programmes, Dynamos Cricket and All Stars Cricket.
Since registrations opened a week ago, over 35,000 children have signed up to the two programmes which are designed to help kids develop new cricketing skills and begin a lifelong love for the game.
ECB partner with the BFI to offer bespoke filmmaking course to cricket clubs
ECB launches First Run: BFI Filmmaking and Production for Sports – a new course designed exclusively for cricket clubs in partnership with BFI Programme funded by #Funds4Runs, a £1m investment initiative from LV= General Insurance and the ECB helping grassroots cricket recover and rebuild from the pandemic Representatives from cricket centres across England and Wales can apply to take part via: w
Dynamos Cricket launches to help get kids active this summer
This year, kids can take part in the new Dynamos Cricket programme for the first time Registration for Dynamos Cricket opens today for parents of kids aged 8-11: dynamoscricket.co.uk Programme to run alongside The Hundred, with participants getting priority access to tickets, free gifts and money-can’t-buy experiences Parents can also sign 5-8-year-olds up for All Stars Cricket from today: al
Community heroes and professional stars to be recognised at first NatWest Cricket Awards live on Sky
NatWest Cricket Awards to be held live on Saturday 3 October during Vitality Blast Finals Day
Awards will honour grassroots volunteers through to professional stars from the men’s and women’s games
Fans tuning in to watch the Vitality Blast Finals Day on 3 October will be treated to an exclusive broadcast of the NatWest Cricket Awards live on Sky Sports Cricket for the first time ever.
NatWest CricketForce to supply cricket clubs with essentials for returning to play
NatWest CricketForce is back for the summer of 2020, but as cricket clubs across the country contend with returning to play in the wake of COVID-19, the focus this year has shifted to ensuring clubs can support their volunteer community and enable them to return to cricket confidently.
Like previous years NatWest CricketForce is all about bringing clubs together to work towards a common goal. B
ECB share guidelines for the return of recreational cricket
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has prepared guidelines for the return of recreational cricket.
The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to players and clubs on the steps they should take while undertaking recreational cricket activity in England from Saturday 11 July 2020 onwards, both in training and in matches. They should be read in conjunction with latest UK
ECB Board approve further financial support package for whole game
ECB Board approve £35.7million financial support package for professional and recreational game ECB Board agree to expedite core payments that were due to First-Class Counties (FCCs) and County Cricket Boards (CCBs) between August 2020 – January 2021. The remainder of The Hundred payments will be paid to FCCs and the MCC ECB provided an initial £61million interim finan
ECB update on the domestic and recreational game
DELAY TO PROFESSIONAL DOMESTIC SEASON EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 1
THE ECB AND PROFESSIONAL GAME GROUP (PGG) WILL WORK TO CREATE A NUMBER OF OPTIONS FOR A SHORTENED OR REFORMATTED SEASON
SUSPENSION OF RECREATIONAL GAME CONTINUES, BUT HOPES FOR A POTENTIAL EARLIER RETURN OF JUNIOR CRICKET TO BE SHARED WITH GOVERNMENT
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can today confirm a further delay to
Cricket family is 'Together Through This Test' during lockdown
EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 ON 21/05/20
ECB launches campaign to celebrate over 200 cricket initiatives across the game supporting the nation during COVID-19
An emotional short film, narrated by cricket fan Stephen Fry, pays tribute to the response of the cricket family to the pandemic and thanks fans for their patience The ECB has created an online hub bringing together resources to support
ECB Launches League Emergency Loan Scheme
Following the initial announcement of our Emergency Support Funding last month, ECB can now release details of a third funding scheme designed to support leagues.
Nick Pryde, ECB's Director of Participation and Growth, said: "We're pleased to be able to offer a new League Emergency Loan Scheme to help affiliated cricket leagues during the current shutdown of the sport.
"It has been great to
ECB Launch Emergency Support Programmes For Recreational Game
Cricket clubs and leagues are now able to apply to two new funding schemes specifically designed to help see them through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Full information on both the Emergency Loan Scheme and the Return To Cricket Grant Scheme can be found below, or via the ECB website here.
The measures are part of a £61m package designed to support the whole game, with ECB having also annou
ECB unveils £61m interim support package for professional and recreational cricket
Financial assistance made available at every level of the game; across counties, boards and clubs
Package includes early release of £40m to support immediate cash flow challenges
More than £20m available in interest-free loans and grants to recreational clubs
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced a £61 million package to help cricket withstand the financial impact of COV
ECB Statement On The Recreational Game
ECB statement on the recreational game in the light of the developing COVID-19 situation.
‘’Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.
“This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.
“Sport plays an absolutely vital
ECB launches Dynamos Cricket to inspire kids aged 8-11
The ECB has launched Dynamos Cricket, a new programme to inspire kids aged 8-11 to play cricket
Dynamos Cricket is the latest launch by the governing body, building on the existing All Stars programme for 5-8-year-olds
Two programmes in May and July will allow up to 35,000 more children to enjoy cricket this season
Parents can find out more about Dynamos and sign-up at dynamoscricket.co.uk
Eastbourne College to host 2020 ECB David English Bunbury Festival
Eastbourne College will play host to the 2020 ECB David English Bunbury Festival between 2-7 August, bringing together the best U15 schoolboy cricketers from across England and Wales.
The 34th edition of the famous festival heads to the Sussex coast, where squads from the North, Midlands, London & East and South & West will battle it out across 50-over and 20-over competitions.
Grassroots heroes recognised in New Year Honours
Six grassroots cricketing heroes have received the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours for their services and dedication to cricket.
Former Glamorgan cricketer Mark Frost received the award for his work as Community and Development Manager for Glamorgan CCC and Cricket Wales. He has led numerous Cricket Wales projects including the Chance to Shine community programme and helped to intr