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Welcome to the 2nd Club Cricket Conference Newsletter of 2015

Welcome, Dear Readers , to the 2015 cricket season and the centenary season of our organisation.  
For those who missed it last time, our Centenary Events can be found here on our website: We played our earliest season match ever v Buckinghamshire CCC last Sunday, and the result and report on that game can be found here on our website.  The schedule and teams for our next 4 Representative XI matches can be downloaded here CCCRepresentativeXIearlyseasonmatchesuptoJune3rd.doc.
 These games are excellent to watch and we encourage you to attend those local to you.  The hosting clubs always are amazingly hospitable and deserve your support.  Will all clubs whose players are representing CCC please inform your local press (as well as giving the results of matches where your player has performed with aplomb!  Find more about representing the CCC, and how to nominate a player at your club to play for the CCC - here
Whilst the new Board of Directors has a similar look to last year, we are delighted to welcome Becky Fairlie-Clark as the Board member with the Communications portfolio.  Aside from becoming the first female Board member of CCC, Becky brings a professional expertise to media and comms which we have been lacking in the past years.  In this of all seasons, we must broadcast our message to the widest possible audience.  The work which we are doing with Clubs and Leagues, fixtures and ground-sharing, as well as the innovations surrounding the African-Caribbean and South Asian cricketing communities, put CCC and its partners in the National Cricket Conference into a new and influential role in the cricketing family.
We are also highlighting Charles Randall's recent piece on the "Editorial Comments" by Lawrence Booth in this year's Wisden Almanac. Talking with our own Simon Prodger, Charles has brought out the essence of the problems facing the amateur game as well as providing some solutions. We would be delighted to hear your comments via the Forum button on the right hand side of the website Home page.
We hope that the promised decent weather will give us all a chance to play, watch, coach and enjoy a season full of runs and wickets, friendly umpiring and excellent teas.  If that sounds nostalgic, then we offer no apology.
Have a great summer.

Wisden criticism targets ECB attitude to club sector

Club cricketers would not be surprised at some stinging criticism by the Wisden almanack editor of the ECB attitude towards the recreational game, especially towards the Asian sector.

This was the view of the National Cricket Conference managing director Simon Prodger at the launch of a free-of-charge service for emergency fixtures and spare grounds. He urged the ECB to reach out to the Asian community “as a matter of urgency” and to direct better funding at player pathways and grass roots development programmes in the recreational game.

Read more here


Following the CCC AGM held on 25th March 2015, the following officers were nominated and voted in 

Chairman - Alf Langley
Secretary - Simon Prodger
Treasurer - Steve Wright

Elected Board Members
Robbie Book
Bill Bigmore
Becky Fairlie-Clarke
Keir Hopley
John Poore BEM
Charlie Puckett

2015 President
David Collier OBE

NCC Find a Fixture, Find a Ground

The National Cricket Conference supported by the ECB has launched the Find a Fixture and Find a Ground service.

Find out more details here

Governing Body Endorsement Requirements for Cricket

Our colleagues at the NCC have provided an interesting legal note regarding the latest regulations on overseas players.  See here
Our Official Tour Partners Smile Group Travel are offering fantastic packages for England’s winter tour of South Africa. Register your interest now to experience the natural beauty and idyllic climate of South Africa and ensure your place on the 'bucket list' tour for all cricket fans”
Equipment supplier Cricket Deal Direct UK Ltd (CD) is delighted to announce the appointment of New Zealand cricketer, Tim McIntosh, as a Brand Ambassador for its innotivative SM Brand of cricket equipment.  You can download the full press release - CricketDealDirectTimMcIntoshPR.docx

Cricket Deal Direct also has some exciting news to share with you - they have launched a new range exclusively for women, working in conjuction with England's Vice-captain, Heather Knight, and their manufacturing partner SM.  You can download the full press release - HeatherKnightLaunchCDD1.docx

CCC Forum 

Please click here to access the CCC Forum.
Look out for our next NEWSLETTER which will give details of more stories on Club Cricket. 
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