Gareth Moorhouse
Clubs and Participation Manager
Tel: 07875 315193

7 Mar 2019 *CLUBS* CRICKET WORLD CUP Embrace the Cricket World Cup 2019 at your Club and a chance of a £1,000 grant.
Register your Club ... Apply for the Grant
Once registered you can enter a comp to HOST PCA ENGLAND MASTERS on 9 June
5 Feb 2019 VITALITY U19 CLUB T20 **CLUBS** Register your interest for entering the Vitality U19 Club T20 by 8 MARCH deadline
5 Feb 2019 ALL STARS REGISTRATION 2019 EXISTING Clubs All Stars 2018 LOGIN
28 Jan 2019 NAT WEST CRICKETFORCE 2019 Clubs REGISTER NOW for NatWest CricketForce 2019.
1 Jan 2019 DEFIBRILLATORS The Cheshire Cricket Trust offers a limited number of Clubs which have no access to a defibrillator, £500 towards the purchase of a defibrillator of their choice.
For more information email Cheshire Cricket Trust
21 Dec 2018 NEW PLAYING FORMATS FOR JUNIORS ECB has issued some new recommended playing formats for juniors. ... READ MORE
21 Dec 2018 MANAGED MIGRATION UPDATE On 11 December the Home Office published its 'Statement of Changes' to the Immigration Rules ... READ MORE
14 Dec 2018 JUNIORS PLAYING IN SENIOR CRICKET We are keen to hear about the experiences of junior players in adult cricket ... READ MORE
12 Dec 2018 VITALITY U13 & U15 CLUB T20 COMPS Enter your Club by 28 Feb 2019 for the County stages of these prestigious National Comps
20 Nov 2018 VOLUNTEER FEMALE ACTIVATOR ECB invites volunteer female activators to help develop Women & Girls Cricket ... READ MORE
12 Oct 2018 CHESHIRE CUP & SHIELD ENTRY FORM Enter by 22 Feb 2019
12 Sept 2018 UMPIRING COURSES 2018/19 Courses for everyone interested in Umpiring will be held at Oakmere and Toft over the winter ... READ MORE
6 Sept 2018 VITALITY T20 U19 CLUB CUP Stockport Georgians won the Comp for the second time beating Neston in the final ... DRAW & RESULTS
16 May 2018 NatWest OSCAs 2018 at Lord's Cheshire Cricket Board invites nominations from within the cheshire cricket network for the NatWest OSCAs Event at Lord's in October ... Nomination Form by 31 July
16 May 2018 PLAY-CRICKET: POWERING RECREATIONAL CRICKET Free Play-Cricket Scorer App downloads ... CLICK HERE
Play-cricket updated Features & Benefits document
16 May 2018 ECB CA UMPIRES & SCORERS ONLINE COURSES ECB ACO short intro online courses for beginners.
Occasional Umpires ... Scoring intro
16 April 2018 GRANT AID BOOKLET - 10TH EDITION The 10th Edition of the Cheshire Grant Aid Booklet is now available to download HERE
4 April 2018 HOLLINGWORTH CC SEEKS COACH Hollingworth CC seeks Coach for Juniors on Friday evenings ... DETAILS & HOW TO APPLY
31 Mar 2018 ECB ACO SCORER ROADSHOW - OLD TRAFFORD Emirates Old Trafford Tues 10 Apr 6pm-9pm FREE - the basic skills to record a match for beginners or as a refresher ... Free Play-Cricket Scorer App downloads for tablets, mobiles and desktops ... BOOK A FREE PLACE NOW
24 Mar 2018 PLAY-CRICKET: POWERING RECREATIONAL CRICKET Free Play-Cricket Scorer App downloads for tablets, mobiles and desktops ... CLICK HERE
Play-cricket updated Features & Benefits document
9 March 2018 MCC LAW CHANGES In October 2017, MCC introduced 270 changes to the Laws of the game. In response, ECB's Association of Cricket Officials has produced TWO VIDEOS explaining the key changes.
In addition, ECB has produced an ONLINE TOOL explaining the introduction of Law 41 (Unfair Play) and Law 42 (Player Conduct).
1 Mar 2018 FUNDRAISING WORKSHOPS FOR CLUBS The Cheshire Clubs' Cricket Committee has arranged three workshops across Cheshire (Neston CC, Heaton Mersey CC, Sandbach CC) during April to help clubs secure extra resources ... READ MORE & BOOK NOW
10th Edition of the Cheshire Grant Aid Booklet
27 Feb 2018 CRICKET WITHOUT BOUNDARIES The charity Cricket without Boundaries seeks enthusiastic volunteers to go on two week coaching trips either this Autumn or Spring 2019 in Africa. Anyone over 18 can volunteer, they don't have to be cricket coaches but they do have to be willing to give their all to help in some of the world's poorest communities ... MORE INFORMATION
23 Feb 2018
updated April
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS The ECB has worked with Data Protection lawyers to provide guidance for clubs with the introduction of the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) from 25 May 2018. We are not in a position to offer direct advice on legal, commercial or financial matters, however this summary document for Clubs highlights areas Clubs may have to address. The ECB will soon be producing a FAQs document and some templates. It is important that volunteers responsible for handling data are aware of the updates that may impact Clubs' privacy policies, processes for obtaining consent and data storage. There is a raft of information available online about GDPR however not all of it is reliable. ECB recommends viewing information online via the UK's independent authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office or use its hotline for small businesses 0303 123 1113 option 4
(Summary document for County Boards)
19 Dec 2017 ECB SMALL GRANTS SCHEME 2018 In 2018, the Small Grants Scheme aims to support the ECB's national participation programmes: Get the Game On, All Stars Cricket, Women,s Cricket and U19 Club T20.
Priority will be given to applications from clubs actively engaged with these programmes.
Affiliated clubs can apply for funding (between £1,000 and £4,000) under the following project themes:
  • Covers – supporting Get the Game On
  • Family Friendly Facilities – supporting All Stars Cricket
  • Improved Changing Facilities for Females – supporting Women's Cricket
  • Great Events – supporting U19 Club T20
    Clubs which benefited from Small Grants funding in 2017 will be eligible to apply again, but not under the same project theme as 2017. See Guidance Notes for eligible projects
    Return the Application Form to Gareth Moorhouse by Friday, February 23 for consideration.
  • 19 Dec 2017 MANAGED MIGRATION UPDATE 2017 In advance of next season, it is imperative that all accredited ECB Clubs and Leagues are aware of the updated information regarding Managed Migration in Club Cricket.
    The ECB has been working with accredited ECB Premier Leagues since September 2016, assisting them with the monitoring and enforcement of the Immigration Rules set by the Home Office. Having reviewed levels of compliance as part of the ECB's 2017 season review, it is vital that ECB Clubs and Leagues take note of the information and assistance available to them.
    Managed Migration - ECB update 2017
    Home Office Immigration Rules for Cricket - Nov 2017
    19 Dec 2017
    updated April
    VITALITY U19 ECB T20 CLUB COMP 2018 Won by Stockport Georgians in 2017, 32 Cheshire Clubs entered by 9 April extended deadline.
    12 Dec 2017 CLUBS-CHESHIRE U13 & U15 CUPS 2018 Clubs are invited to enter these long-standing prestigious County Youth Comps by 28 Feb ... U15 ENTRY FORM ... U13 ENTRY FORM
    8 Dec 2017 CLUBS-CHESHIRE CUP & SHIELD 2018 Clubs are invited to enter these long-standing prestigious County Club Comps by 24 Feb ... ENTRY FORM
    1 Dec 2017 CLUBS SEEK COACH FOR 2018
  • Lindow CC - Head Coach ... ADVERT
  • Oakmere CC - Coach ... ADVERT ... JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Stockport Georgians CC - Womens Coach ... ADVERT
  • 30 Nov 2017 CLUBS-SUNDAY SENIOR CRICKET 2018 Further to the regional Meetings at Timperley and Chester, Clubs are urged to complete this survey by 31 Dec to further progress plans for Sunday Senior Cricket in 2018 ... SUNDAY CRICKET SURVEY
    30 Nov 2017 ALL STARS 2018 Cheshire Cricket Board anticipates another record-breaking year for All Stars Cricket in 2018. Clubs not part of the programme in 2017 please register your interest for 2018 HERE by 31 Dec 2017.
    30 Nov 2017 *CLUBS* ALL STARS ROADSHOW Clubs unable to send representatives to the All Stars Roadshow at Warrington CC on 15 Nov similar events will be held at Tranmere Vics CC on Thurs 23 Nov and Congleton CC on Wed 29 Nov, both 7.30pm-9pm REPLY NOWor email Gareth Moorhouse
    11 Nov 2017 *CLUBS* ALL STARS ROADSHOW Cheshire Clubs are invited to send representatives to the All Stars Cricket Information Roadshow at Warrington CC on Wednesday, November 15th .... READ MORE
    8 Nov 2017 NATWEST CRICKETFORCE 2018 **CLUBS** - sign up for 2018 planned for weekend 23 March and activate your £150 privilege account from Jewson ... REGISTER NOW
    8 Nov 2017 'PAVILIONS IN SPLENDOUR' County League Secretary Geoff Welsteed's book about Cheshire's Clubs and Grounds is to be launched in the Spring ... READ MORE
    4 Oct 2017 BIRKENHEAD SCHOOL SEEKS COACH Birkenhead School seeks a Coach for 2018 season
    29 Sept 2017 UMPIRES & SCORERS ONLINE COURSES ECB ACO introduce two online short courses to upskill volunteers.
    ECB ACO Occasional Umpire Resource
    Club Scorer online
    Sept 2017 OAKMERE CC SEEKS COACH Oakmere CC seeks a Coach for 2018 season
    Sept 2017 KING'S SCHOOL MACCLESFIELD SEEKS COACH King's Macclesfield seeks a Coach for 2018 season
    21 August 2017 ECB non-EEA Players update Important update from ECB for Clubs regarding players from non-EEA countries... READ MORE
    1 July 2017 ALL STARS CRICKET All Stars Cricket - the brand new entry level programme for 5-8 year old boys and girls - launched 20 March. Join one of Cheshire's 70+ host clubs for a brilliant first experience of cricket ... DETAILS AND HOW TO BOOK
    ECB Media Release
    22 June 2017 CLUBS-LOOKING FOR A SUNDAY FRIENDLY? Any Cheshire Club looking for a Sunday (Adult) Friendly is invited to contact Marcus Fisher ... Latest News Update ... Matches on play-cricket
    1 May 2017 OSCAs 2017 Nominations are invited from the Cheshire Cricket Network for this year's OSCAs to recognise volunteers for their services to Cheshire Cricket - closing date 1 Aug ... APPLY NOW-pdf version ... word version
    Nomination Categories
    Cheshire Nominees since 2003
    5 April 2017 ECB Coaches Association Coaches are urged to join the ECB CA Coaches Association and enjoy the benefits it offers ...ECB COACHES ASSOCIATION and how to join ... ECB CA Promotional Flyer
    17 March 2017 CLUB LANCASHIRE 2017 A great opportunity for Cheshire club members to enjoy the many benefits of having a first class county on our doorstep, whilst also making money for the club ... READ MORE
    7 Feb 2017 JEWSONS OFFER £250 VOUCHER FOR CLUBS In conjunction with NatWest CricketForce, Jewsons are again offering Clubs a £250 Voucher READ MORE
    21 Jan 2017 MANAGED MIGRATION Recognising that this issue is an area of concern for many clubs, here's an update from ECB Managed Migration Update from ECB
    12 Jan 2017 CLUBS - SPORT ENGLAND FUNDING 2017 Sport England Community Asset Fund replaces Inspired Facilities Fund providing Clubs with between £5k and £150k towards eligible projects. Read Mike's Message to Clubs
    9 Dec 2016 Club Senior Cup Comps 2017 - ENTRY FORM Clubs are invited to enter the Cup or Shield Comps. Closing date - 16 Feb.
    7 Dec 2016 U13 & U15 Club Cup 2017 - ENTRY FORMS Clubs are invited to enter their U13 &/or U15 teams in these prestigious Cup Comps. Closing date - 28 Feb.
    U15 ENTRY FORM ... U13 Entry Form to follow
    25 Nov 2016 CLUBS - ECB SMALL GRANTS 2017 Clubs wishing to apply for £1k-£4k towards eligible projects please contact Mike Woollard before 20 January closing date ...... FULL DETAILS
    6 Sept 2016 CHESHIRE CRICKET PAVILIONS County League Secretary Geoff Wellsteed has embarked on an ambitious project to compile photos of every Cheshire Cricket Pavilion. Please help him by taking a photo of your Club's Pavilion
    Pavilions In Splendour Flyer
    A Message from Geoff
    30 August 2016 UMPIRES' LEVEL 1 COURSES 2016/2017 Everyone interested in learning the laws of the game are welcome to attend Level 1 Umpires' Course held at Toft and Oakmere this winter
    17 June 2016 BRAMHALL BIG BASH FRI 17 JUNE Bramhall CC invites you to attend its BIG BASH on Fri 17 June when it hosts the PCA's Legends team in a T20 game starting , to raise money for club development and a charity partner ... READ MORE
    5 May 2016 HAVE FUN & STAY SAFE Are you batting, close fielding or keeping wicket? Does your helmet pass the test? ECB Guidance Note: Safety measures for helmets within recreational cricket ... READ MORE
    5 May 2016 HYDE CC v PCA MASTERS Hyde Invitation XI takes on PCA Masters on Fri 19 Aug. Sponsorship and Hospitality opportunites ... READ MORE
    5 May 2016 NATWEST CRICKETFORCE 2016 103 Cheshire Clubs took part in the annual 'spring clean'. Please send any stories and photos of the event at your Club to Mike Woollard ... NatWest Cricketforce in Cheshire
    18 April 2016 CLUB OPEN DAYS Waitrose is again supporting thousands of Club Open Days this summer - where clubs will welcome members of their community through their pavilion doors ... REGISTER NOW
    15 Mar 2016 OVERSEAS PLAYERS Latest legal update on overseas players and access to NHS services ...... FULL DETAILS
    15 Mar 2016 HELMETS Latest guidance on helmets for senior and junior players ...... FULL DETAILS
    26 Feb 2016 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FROM ACTIVE CHESHIRE Funding opportunity for Clubs in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington ...... FULL DETAILS
    22 Jan 2016 2016 JEWSON PRIVILEGE ACCOUNT SCHEME The 2016 Jewson Privilege Account Scheme is now open and so NatWest CricketForce registered clubs can apply for £300 to spend at Jewson ...... FULL DETAILS
    25 Nov 2015 CLUBS - ECB SMALL GRANTS 2016 Clubs wishing to apply for £1k-£4k towards eligible projects please contact Mike Woollard before 22 January closing date ...... FULL DETAILS
    Cheshire's Small Grants 2015
    7 Nov 2015 'NOTHING TO DO WITH CRICKET' ***CLUBS*** a chance to boost profile and profits this winter by staging an exciting new play about former England bowler Sydney 'SF' Barnes ... READ MORE
    7 Nov 2015 GROUNDSMEN'S AGM IMPORTANT item from AGM
    Cheshire Association of Groundsmen's AGM 3 Nov at Hale Barns CC 7.30 ... Agenda ... 2014 AGM Minutes ... Chairman's Reort 2014
    5 Nov 2015 NATWEST CRICKETFORCE 2016 A record 102 Cheshire Clubs registered to take part in the national NatWest CricketForce event in 2015 ... REGISTER NOW FOR 2016 ... NatWest Cricketforce in Cheshire
    5 Nov 2015 Clubmark Reaccreditation Process 2016 Important changes to the Clubmark process from 2016 ... DETAILS
    4 Nov 2015 Davidstow Village Cup 2016 For those Clubs eligible as a 'village' ... ENTER HERE
    30 Oct 2015 Cricket at Old Trafford 2016 Lancashire CCC invites Cheshire cricket followers to Old Trafford in 2016 ... LCCC Membership ... England v Pakistan
    20 Oct 2015 Groundsmen's AGM Cheshire Association of Groundsmen's AGM 3 Nov at Hale Barns CC 7.30 ... Agenda ... 2014 AGM Minutes ... Chairman's Reort 2014
    1 Aug 2015 ECB Guidance on Head Protectors/Helmets Head protectors now governed by British Standard BS7928:2013, and adopted by the ICC.
    1 Aug 2015 Win Tickets to NatWest T20 Blast Finals The Play Hard, Play Fair and Stay in the Game Quiz about the MCC Spirit of Cricket. READ MORE & ENTER NOW to win tickets for Finals Day at Edgbaston on 29 August. Closing date 1 August.
    1 Aug 2015 CASC Changes HMRC has advised all CASCs that from 1 April the CASC qualifying conditions have changed. Cheshire's 70 CASCs are being asked to check whether they now meet these new conditions ... Letter to Clubs HMRC Guidance Notes
    1 Aug 2015 ECB Club Support Update ECB's club management Guidance Notes updates. All part of ECB's support for the Club network. READ MORE
    1 Aug 2015 WAITROSE supports Club Open Days Waitrose offer to support your efforts to show the local community what your Club has to offer ... READ MORE
    1 Aug 2015 OSCAs 2015 Nominations are invited from the Cheshire Cricket Network to recognise volunteers for their services to Cheshire Cricket and an invitation to the NatWest OSCAs event at Lord's - closing date 1 Aug
    APPLY NOW-pdf version ... word version
    Cheshire Nominees since 2003
    7 July 2015 Playing Recorded Music in Cricket Clubs Clubs playing recorded music whether it is during cricket events or private hire functions require a licence to do so, specifically a Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) licence. ... Info and how to obtain a licence
    5 July 2015 CASC Changes HMRC has advised all CASCs that from 1 April the CASC qualifying conditions have changed. Cheshire's 70 CASCs are being asked to check whether they now meet these new conditions ... Letter to Clubs ... HMRC Guidance Notes
    18 June 2015 Club Open Days, supported by Waitrose England team sponsor Waitrose is suppoting thousands of Club Open Days this summer - where clubs will welcome members of their community through their pavilion doors ... READ MORE
    20 May 2015 9th Edition of Funding Booklet Stephen Wright of Grant Funding Skills Ltd releases the 9th edition of Cheshire Cricket's Funding Booklet ... FUNDING BOOKLET
    20 May 2015 Raise funds for your Club via With nearly 3,000 retailers registered with easyfundraising including Amazon, Sainsburys,, Sports Direct and other top sporting brands, you could be raising donations when you buy anything from a new pair of batting gloves from Sports Direct, to a pair of gardening gloves from B&Q.
    Club in the West Midlands raised £1,138.24 so far
    23 Apr 2015 World War I Commemoration Project for Cricket Clubs Fields in Trust (formerly The National Playing Fields Association) offers help to secure land tenure for Clubs over 100 years old who had members taking part in the First World War.
    Guide to protecting recreational land
    Centenary Fields Criteria
    FAQs ... Field Protection Application Form
    Case Study 1 ... Case Study 2 ... Case Study 3 ... Case Study 4
    31 Mar 2015 AVIVA OFFERS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to secure funding for an important cause in your community.
    29 Mar 2015 NATWEST CRICKETFORCE Over 100 Cheshire Clubs take part in the annual 'spring clean' ... List of Cheshire Clubs
    22 Mar 2015 SCORERS COURSE IN MARCH Course at Grappenhall CC for ALL Cheshire Scorers ... READ MORE
    5 Mar 2015 Net Frames & Topsoil on offer Chester Boughton Hall CC has the metalwork of their previous net facility available to a club hoping to build or replace their own. Contact Brian Gresty 01948 665733

    Rode Park & Lawton CC has a significant amount of topsoil from when their nets were erected. Contact Stuart Nixon
    5 Jan 2015 Cheshire's Visually Impaied Team Seeks Local Fixtures The County Visual Impairment team - Cheshire Cobras - is very keen to build on the 2014 season, when they played VI cricket against sighted teams across the county. These games were played on Sundays, and proved very enjoyable all round, as well as showing how cricket can enhance the lives of people with an impairment. If any Club is interested in hosting a match in 2015 please contact David Ellingham
    12 Jan 2015 CLUBS - ECB Small Grants 2015 Clubs wishing to apply for £1k-£4k towards eligible projects (e.g Covers, Kitchen refurbs, BBQ areas, & Energy Saving Schemes), please contact Mike Woollard before 6 March closing date ...... READ MORE
    10 Dec 2014 Sport England Protecting Playing Field Fund The Sport England Protecting Playing Fields Fund is now open again with a closing date of 9th February 2015. READ MORE
    20 Oct 2014 NATWEST CRICKETFORCE 2015 In 2014, a record 107 of the 127 Cheshire Affiliated clubs registered to take part in this popular annual 'spring clean' to get ready for the new season.
    10 Oct 2014 Spare Kit Appeal fo Botswana CA Alderley Edge CC would like to gather as much cricket kit as possible and donate it to Botswana Cricket Association.
    9 Oct 2014 Tax Workshops for Sports Clubs GBSport are running sport-specific Business Essentials workshops for coaches and clubs in Manchester and Liverpool in November to help them pass a tax inspection and ensure they won't end up paying significant sums in back tax, penalties and interest.. The Workshops costs £49 per person. Call 01952 201657 to book your place.
    4 Sept 2014 GRANTfinder GRANTfinder is the UK's leading provider of grants information with details of over 7,000 funding opportunities
    3 Sept 2014 Funding Opportunities - Tesco Charity Trust / Torch Trophy Trust Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards: Funding is available to provide practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit health, sustainability or opportunities for young people in the local communities in areas where Tesco has stores in the UK.
    Torch Trophy Trust: Financial assistance is available to sports volunteers in the UK wishing to undertake training to improve their skills as coaches or officials.
    18 July 2014 HELP TEENAGERS STAY IN THE GAME Does your club struggle with losing teenage players? Would you like some support to keep them at the club? Through research conducted by independent companies Two Circles (ECB National Player Survey, 2013) and City Desk (When the Banter Is Over, Teen Research, 2013), the ECB has devised a selection of tools and resources to help Clubs keep these players in the game ..... READ MORE
    10 July 2014 FUNDRAZOR OFFERS FREE & DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO SPORTING EVENTS in partnership with sporting bodies such as the FA RFU and ECB support Sports Clubs with free and discounted tickets to help them raise valuable funds towards their development .... READ MORE
    6 June 2014 CALDY CC CELEBRATE OPENING OF NEW NET FACILITY Caldy CC welcomed ex England International & Ashes winner Matthew Hoggard MBE to Paton Field to officially open their new artificial net facility. Matthew (Hoggy) was joined by Esther McVey MP & Mike Woollard from the Cheshire Cricket Board. .... READ MORE
    10 May 2014 RAISE FREE UNLIMITED FUNDING FOR YOUR CLUB To help support cricket clubs raise funds, ECB has teamed up with easyfundraising, the UK’s leading good-cause shopping site. .... READ MORE
    2 May 2014 NEW BSI STANDARD FOR CRICKET HELMETS New BSI standard for Protective Helmets ....
    30 Apr 2014 RAINWATER HARVESTING FOR CLUBS I do not normally circulate clubs with 'sales' emails, and do not advocate one company above another, but do encourage all clubs with a large roof surface area to consider the long term benefits of RAINWATER HARVESTING .... RainWater Harvesting Flyer .... RainWater Harvesting FAQ .... ECB Advice on Rainwater Harvesting ....
    15 Apr 2014 LAST MAN STANDS ECB and Cheshire Cricket Board continue to support Last Man Stands in its bid to increase Adult Participation ... Read More and sign up NOW, or contact Mike Woollard to discuss your Club's involvement
    14 Apr 2014 £350 TO SPEND AT JEWSONS FOR CLUBS REGISTERING FOR NATWEST CRICKETFORCE 2014 Clubs registered for CricketForce can receive £350 to spend at Jewsons. 102 Cheshire Clubs registered in 2013, and 107 (a record) have done so for the 2014 event scheduled for 5/6 April. Of these Clubs, over 70 have taken up Jewsons offer ... Interested? Read More
    Latest NatWest Cricketforce 2014 News ... . REGISTRATION GUIDE
    What some of our Clubs did for the 2013 event.
    Please send us your photos of this year's SPRING CLEAN
    12 Mar 2014 SMALL GRANTS SCHEME FOR CRICKET CLUBS Clubs wishing to apply for support under the ECB 2014 Small Grants Scheme should submit their application to Mike Woollard 01606-871200 for consideration before 19 May
    Applications must meet the criteria in the ECB 2014 Small Grants Guidance Notes
    10 Feb 2014 CASH4CLUBS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Try this funding opportunity for Clubs ... CLICK HERE
    5 Feb 2014 PRIZES UP FOR GRABS IN ECB GIVEAWAY Forget about the January blues! Prizes galore in the Big ECB Club Support New Year Giveaway. FORTY EIGHT fantastic prizes up for grabs! England tickets, signed bats, luxury hampers, cricket equipment and much more! ............ READ MORE
    24 Jan 2014 AOC CRICKET CLUB EXPO 2014 AOC Cricket Club Expo exhibition is a one stop exhibition for Clubs on everything from scorebooks to insurance ... READ MORE
    22 Jan 2014 CLUBS - STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR NATWEST CRICKETFORCE 2014 102 Cheshire Clubs registered in 2013, and so far 90 have already done so for 2014 .... Latest NatWest Cricketforce 2014 News ... REGISTRATION GUIDE
    What some of our Clubs did for the 2013 event
    10 Jan 2014 PRIZES UP FOR GRABS IN ECB GIVEAWAY Forget about the January blues! Prizes galore in the Big ECB Club Support New Year Giveaway. FORTY EIGHT fantastic prizes up for grabs! England tickets, signed bats, luxury hampers, cricket equipment and much more! ............ READ MORE
    20 Dec 2013 GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR NON TURF PITCHES ECB has announced limited funding availability for NTPs in 2014. Eligible Clubs will need to meet 50% of the total cost .... Click for Details
    Interested Clubs should email Mike Woollard indicating they will be able to 'match' the funding and also stating how a Non Turf Pitch will impact on increased participation and the retention of players ...... ECB Facilities Guidance Notes
    6 Dec 2013 CHESHIRE BOARD SUPPORTS DEFIBS AT CLUBS TO HELP SAVE A LIFE For Cheshire Affiliated Clubs interested in purchasing a Defibrillator to be made readily available at their Club to help saves lives the Cheshire Cricket Board offers an Introductory Service for the purchase of a North West Ambulance recommended Defibrillator at a reasonable price.
    For more information contact
    David Sharp, Sec CCB
    Physio Control Brochure ....... Defibrillator Q and A
    4 Dec 2013 CHESHIRE U15 CLUB CUP 2014 - ENTRY FORM Clubs are invited to enter their U15 teams into this prestigious Competition before 28 Jan 2014 ... ENTRY FORM.
    The U13 Cup Entry Form will be available soon.
    For more details of these competitions CLICK HERE
    3 Dec 2013 MAKING CASC CLEARER Government has announced changes in criteria and benefits for CASC membership. This impacts on existing CASC clubs, and encourages non registered clubs to consider applying.
    27 Nov 2013 NEW LOOK CHESHIRE CRICKET BOARD PLAY-CRICKET SITE Following a facelift of the national play-cricket site by ECB which affects every Club and League site, please note that the link that you may have as a bookmark for Cheshire Cricket Board on Play-Cricket has changed to
    All information regarding teams, matches, scorecards, statistics etc is unchanged.
    Club Administrators are encouraged to ensure the names of their Club Contacts shown on play-cricket are up-to-date, and also that play-cricket administrators who are no longer connected with the Club are deleted from their play-cricket site.
    10 Nov 2013 Mike's November Update
    • All clubs due for CLUBMARK reaccredition in 2013 have done so, with the exception of Wilmslow Wayfarers, whose junior section has lapsed. 34 are due to re-accredit in 2014.
    • Whilst the online Club Development Plan is no longer an ECB requirement (as ECB will capture info from the upgraded play-cricket site) the CCB will continue to request Cheshire's Clubmark clubs to maintain Development Plans, and CCB staff will continue to offer support to Clubs with this request.
    • ECB's Grant Aid Programme and Small Grants Scheme will be relaunched in 2014. Any club seeking funding should contact Mike Woollard.
    • Caldy CC (nets) and Macclesfield CC (changing rooms) were successful in 2013 in accessing ECB funding, and 26 clubs benefitted from the small grants scheme (for projects ranging from covers to waterhogs and energy efficient lighting).
    • ECB and CCB are working with local authorities (Chester West & Chester, Cheshire East, Stockport and Warrington) to develop Playing Pitch Strategies, for existing grass based team sport facilities as well areas where the need for new facilities is identified.
    • To date 60 clubs have registered for NatWest CricketForce 2014 .... Read More
    18 Oct 2013 Groundsman's Association AGM This year's AGM will be held on Monday 11 November at Hale Barns CC 7.30 pm prompt with guest speaker David Hodgeson. All clubs welcome to attend. Please advise apologies to Brian Jarrard
    Groundsmen's Association website
    11 Oct 2013 Run in the Dark - 5k and 10k event GreaterSport is organising a charity running event with a difference, fundraising for Spinal Injury research through the Mark Pollock Trust. Run in the Dark is a 5k and 10k event being held on Wed 13 Nov at 7:30pm, starting from MediaCity UK ... Read More
    4 Sept 2013 CLUBS - Register now for NatWest CricketForce 2014 In 2013 over 100 Cheshire Clubs registered to take part in NatWest Cricketforce.
    Read more about NatWest Cricketforce in Cheshire, and REGISTER 2014 ... CLICK HERE
    30 August 2013 New Roller for Sale CC Sale Cricket Club has been awarded a grant of £7,500 from Forever Manchester in partnership with Comic Relief. The grant has been used to purchase a new Poweroll12 cricket roller from Poweroll.
    Read Sale CC News Release ......... CLICK HERE
    12 August 2013 David Lloyd Leisure Pass Offer Sport Cheshire Partner David Lloyd Leisure would like to offer you the opportunity to experience everything that David Lloyd has to offer with a COMPLIMENTARY ONE DAY FAMILY GUEST PASS.
    7 August 2013 Family Day & Music Festival at Lindow CC Lindow CC is hosting a large family day / music festival at Lindow on Saturday 21st September from 1pm until 9.30pm with headline acts people will know - everyone welcome.
    5 August 2013 National T20 Regional Final at Hyde CC Hyde CC hosts the Regional Final of the National T20 Comp - everyone welcome.
    17 July 2013 Nominate a Volunteer for the 2013 OSCAs at Lord's The Annual OSCAs Ceremony takes place at Lord's on 30 Sept. To date over 50 volunteers from Cheshire have been nominated to attend. If you wish to nominate someone for this year here's your chance
    Nomination Form ... Judging Criteria. Please scan the completed form to Mike Woollard
    13 July 2013 SporteEd & Sport Cheshire Funding Opportunity UK Olympic legacy charity SportEd has announced a partnership with Sport Cheshire, which will enable groups from Cheshire and Warrington to apply for funding from £1,000 - £3,000, as part of a joint funding programme. The Partnership is encouraging applications from groups working with young people aged 11-25 .... READ MORE.
    12 July 2013 HMRC Investigating Sport - are YOU ready for a TAX Inspection Following the Seminar hosted by Cheshire Cricket Board and attended by many Clubs, GB Sport offers its advice direct to Clubs at a Business Essentials Course on 24 July. READ MORE.
    26 June 2013 Lancashire Lightning Ticket 2 for price of 1 LCCC is offering members and players from North West cricket clubs 2 for price of 1 Tickets four of the five Friends Life t20 matches at Emirates Old Trafford during July. READ MORE.
    21 June 2013 Business Energy Direct offer to sponsor a Match Ball Match Ball Sponsor Offer to Clubs from Business Energy Direct and an opportunity to save £££s on Utility Bills.
    12 June 2013 Prestbury v Australian Touring Team Wed 26 June Everyone is welcome to a day out at Prestbury CC to enjoy a BBQ, Tuck Shop, Drinks AND some Cricket, as Prestbury entertain the Crusaders, an Australian Touring side in the area to play Toft and Alderley Edge, as well as Prestbury, all part of their European Tour - FREE ENTRY .......
    Prestbury CC's Promotional Flyer.
    12 June 2013 Sports Club Survey The Sport & Recreation Alliance is carrying out its biennial sports club survey to piece together a picture of how our community and grassroots sports clubs are faring in the afterglow of the Olympic Games .......
    11 June 2013 CASC HMRC Consulation Documemt The document published this week regarding the future of Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) highlights current rules and sets out proposed changes that could impact on the structure and finance of CASCs in the future .... HMRC CASC Consultation Document.
    5 June 2013 Tax Support Service for Clubs from TACS Cheshire League Sponsor TACS offers a tax support service to Cheshire Clubs via Ian Roberts (also a member at Ashton on Mersey CC). Contact Ian at the TACS Partnership on 0161 429 0006 ..........
    4 June 2013 Tax Guidance for Clubs from ECB, & useful FREE advice from the Sport England Club Leaders Programme Recognising that tax can be a daunting subject for cricket clubs, ECB has enlisted the help of a specialised sports tax consultant to provide some guidance pages for clubs to use .... CLICK HERE.
    Clubs are encouraged to register on
    Sport England Club Leaders website, a source of of useful FREE advice to help improve business skills in the day to day running of Sports Clubs
    2 May 2013 Record Number of Cheshire Clubs for NatWest CricketForce 2013 Caldy CC was just one of a record 102 (97 in 2012) Cheshire Clubs who registered to take part in the national NatWest CricketForce event to promote self help for Clubs preparing for the new season.
    See Caldy CC's members in action CLICK HERE
    Take this opportunity to add your Club photos to our list ...
    27 March 2013 Concessionary Scheme for 2102/13 Surface Water & Highway Drainage Potential £savings for CLUBS on their Water Bills .... Apply now before it's too late for this year
    Concessionary Scheme for Community Groups
    27 March 2013 8th Edition of Cheshire Cricket's Funding Booklet heralds Funding Workshops for Clubs The 8th edition of the Cheshire Clubs’ Cricket Committee Funding booklet prepared again by Stephen Wright is released this week. Exclusively available this time around as a PDF VERSION - CLICK HERE, it supports the recent Funding Workshops for Clubs held at Chester County Officers Sports Club, and the Heatons Sports Club, Stockport ... CLICK HERE FOR WORKSHOP DETAILS
    6 March 2013 Funding Workshops for Clubs herald new wedition of Cheshire's Popular Grants Booklet prepared again by Stephen Wright Funding Workshops will be held at Chester County Officers Sports Club, and the Heatons Sports Club, Stockport. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
    14 Feb 2013 Club Leaders programme helps Clubs support the National Club Strategy Sport England Club Leaders programme provides FREE business support for sports clubs and helps address National Club Strategy issues.
    29 Jan 2013 £400 to spend at Jewsons for Clubs who register for NatWest CricketForce 2013 Pay an initial £100 into a Jewson account and ECB will add an extra £400 Click here for details
    29 Jan 2013 Clubs continue to save Energy Costs with Business Energy Direct Recommended by ECB Business Energy Direct claim massive savings on energy prices. Clubs are invited to contact Greig Batty, Business Development Manager 07845 330300 for a problem solving/troublesheeting exercise on their energy bills
    14 Nov 2012 Clubs - Register now for Cricketforce 2013 Register early and plan for next year's NatWest CricketForce. Recognise the benefits of self help and use this proven way of maintaining and developing your facilities. 97 Cheshire Clubs registered for the 2012 Event. Next year's will be held on 5/6/7 April 2013 - READ MORE & REGISTER NOW
    7 Nov 2012 ECB Clubs v PCA Masters XI A fantastic opportunity for Clubs to host a team of former international players and to raise income in the summer of 2013 ............ READ MORE.
    30 Oct 2012 Umpiring Courses this Winter The second 8 week course (plus an assessment evening) will be held on Tuesdays (7.30–9.30 pm) from 8 January 2013 – venue tba. The first course started on 16 Oct 2012 at Hale Barns CC
    Excellent value at £40
    For Course details and how to BOOK A PLACE CLICK HERE
    The Umpires Association have developed two new Courses to acquaint Junior & Senior Cricketers with the Spirit and Laws of the Game............ READ MORE.
    4 Sept 2012 Gift Aid Advice for registered Community Amateur Sports Clubs Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme
    What is Gift Aid and how it works
    Gift Aid Flowchart for CASCs
    4 Aug 2012 Clydesdale Bank Howzat Campaign Win a £1000 Prize for your Cricket Club CLICK HERE
    29 July 2012 ECB Facilities Funding ECB helps Clubs save money and access Funding - to learn more CLICK HERE
    29 July 2012 ECB's Sources of Grant Aid and Funding for Cricket Clubs booklet Latest version available via
    26 July 2012 Macclesfield CC secures £49,000 from SPORTING LEGACY FUND Macclesfield CC secures a grant from the Olympic legacy funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund.
    Read Macc CC Press Release
    15 July 2012 Cheshire Clubs continue to make energy savings Make energy savings via Business Energy Direct. Read See savings made by Cheshire Clubs
    20 June 2012 Aquasave Cheshire based water management specialists Aquasave offers to help Clubs seek reductions in their surface water drainage charges. Working on a no success no fee basis Aquasave identifies, investigates, claims and negotiates with water companies, on behalf of its clients.
    Interested? Please call John Whitehead 01625-860880
    23 May 2012 Sport Cheshire Funding Seminars & Rising Stars 2012 Sport Cheshire continues its support for Cheshire's Sports Clubs with more Funding Seminars and the launch of Rising Stars 2012
    ................ Full details
    20 May 2012 ECB supports CLUBS to save £ENERGY On line resources support the ECB National Club Strategy to help ECB-affiliated Clubs plan and invest for a sustainable future.
    11 May 2012 'Wallasey Wobble' tribute to Mike Woollard 'Wallasey Wobble' Tribute to Cheshire Cricket Board under 'Chairman's Chat'
    4 May 2012 Sport Cheshire Funding Seminars Sport Cheshire has arranged a series of Seminars durinmg the summer to help Clubs identify and source Funding
    Click here for details
    3 May 2012 Kingfisher Beer Sponsors of the ECB National Club Competition for the Kingfisher Beer Cup introduces ‘Kingfisher Quiz & Curry Nights’ to help clubs raise Funds
    Read More ..............
    21 April 2012 Sport England Facilities Funding Interested in learning more about this valuable source of funding for our Multi-Sport Clubs?
    Read More ..............

    or contact Mike Woollard Tel: 01606 871200
    21 April 2012 Lord's Taverners Kit Bags Lord's Taverners offer Kit Bags via County Cricket Boards.
    Organisations interested in more information and/or an Application Form please contact Mike Woollard Tel: 01606 871200
    21 Mar 2012 Fields In Trust & QEII Fields Challenge Safeguard your Cricket Ground in perpetuity and maybe access some funding
    Read More
    13 Mar 2012 WiFi Offer Sky offers all ECB clubs a discounted price on WiFi
    Read More
    27 Feb 2012 Unwanted Scorebox items To help find a home for any unwanted Scorebox number boxes or plates please contact
    Mike Woollard
    10 Jan 2012 6000 Clubs now registered as CASCs Summer 2011 CASC Newsletter
    Save you Club money-become a CASC
    7 Jan 2012 Coaches & Officials Course Funding Cheshire East offers upto 50% funding for Clubs, Coaches, and Officials attending Training Courses.
    30 Nov 2011 Parkfield Liscard CC wins ECB Grant ECB Grant helps improve pavilion and changing facilities - See ECB Video
    30 Nov 2011 Cheshire Clubs make energy savings Make energy savings via Business Energy Direct. Read Appleton CC's energy saving story
    27 Oct 2011 Playing Fields threatened proposed National Planning Policy affords little protection to sport and recreation facilities.
    13 Oct 2011 Lord's Taverners Scheme Reopens Funding for Non turf pitches and Kit Bags via County Cricket Boards. Contact Mike Woollard
    12 Oct 2011 Dulux Decorator Centre OFFERS to CLUBS Thinking of Redecorating? Latest offer from Dulux Decorator Centres for all NWCF registered clubs for 2012.
    6 Oct 2011 Our Playing Fields are threatened National Planning Policy affords little protection to sport and recreation facilities. Lobbying Campaign
    29 Aug 2011 NatWest CricketForce FUNDRAISER - AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY NatWest CricketForce FUNDRAISER is designed to encourage cricket clubs to organise events to raise funds for future NatWest CricketForce projects and bring clubs and communities together. Events will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
    9 Aug 2011 CLUBS - SAVE ON YOUR WATER BILLS Following an application to United Utilities, Bowdon CC has recently been notified of an annual saving of £450.
    30 July 2011 Inspired Facilities Inspired Facilities is now live! Sport England is investing £50million of Lottery money into 1000 facilities nationwide. Helped via a series of Regional Workshops this is an ideal an opportunity for local sports facilities to gain much needed makeovers.
    20 July 2011 £500m Solar Grant Scheme Unveiled Green energy company Freetricity has unveiled a £500m fund to install solar panels on the roofs of commercial buildings (inc Sports Clubs) across England & Wales for FREE
    1 July 2011 Surface Drainage Charges Apply for the United Utilities Concessionary Scheme for Sports Clubs
    30 June 2011 Possible CAG visit to OT A chance for Cheshire's Groundsmen to visit OT in the Autumn
    10 June 2011 NatWest OSCA Nomination Form 2011 Nominate a Volunteer for an OSCA 2011 before 29 July
    8 June 2011 NatWest Cricket Force 2011 NatWest CricketForce 2011 held on the weekend of April 8th-10th
    14 Feb 2011 Cheaper Water Bills for Cheshire Clubs United Utilities continues to charge CAS Clubs on rateable value rather than the unpopular site area calculation basis
    25 Nov 2010 Sky TV ECB Clubs UK Package Get Sky TV in your Club
    15 Oct 2010 ECB Switch On Scheme Save on your Home Fuel Bills and get some cash for your Club
    1 Oct 2010 Insulation Offer from PDF Build Center An offer for Clubs registering for NatWest CricketForce 2011
    9 Sept 2010 Safeguarding Courses in Cheshire Clubs to check who needs to attend a 3 yearly renewal
    2 Aug 2010 Surface Water Drainage Charges A request for lobbying support by 22 Oct