ALL STARS & DYNAMOS – NATIONAL PROGRAMMES

Is your club set up for bookings? Priority window for players to sign up opens on the 6th March!

🔗 READ MORE & SET UP

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FUNDING & FACILITIES WEBINAR

Want to know more about ECB funding, 2024 grants & funding, developing your club house, water harvesting, non turf practice facilities, solar energy, insurance, and planning permission? Join us for our webinar and hear more from our partners!

Monday 11 March – 7PM

🔗 BOOK WEBINAR

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WHOLE CLUB DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

The workshops provide the opportunity to bring all stakeholders at your club together and identify strengths at your club and areas of opportunities, with the overall aim to develop a long-term plan to develop your club.

The sessions will be facilitated by Somerset Cricket Foundation staff but all the results from the workshop will be information given by your players, members, supporters and club stakeholders.

The workshop will focus on a number of areas: Mission statement, People, Member services, Member welfare, Community links and Club Management.

Contact: 📩 Matt Counsell or Ben Osborne.

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CUPS & COMPETIITONS NOW OPEN

🔗 BOOK YOUR TEAMS SPACE

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ECB COUNTY GRANTS CLOSING SOON

Applications considered within three categories, ‘Creating welcoming environments’, ‘Enhanced facilities and playing opportunities for Women & Girls cricket and/or Disability cricket’ or ‘Tackling Climate Change’. Clubs can apply for between £1,000 (minimum) and £10,000 (maximum) per application. Read more about new opportunities with our UES partnership.

Applications close 10 March

🔗 CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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SOUTH WEST CRICKET GROUNDS MAINTENANCE DAY

We’re partnering with leading turf care providers within the industry, and being supported by Head Grounds Person Nick Pepper of Somerset CCC, to deliver this exciting event that’s aimed at all ground persons involved in cricket grounds preparation – from grassroots recreational clubs, to educational and commercial providers.

Tuesday 12th March, 10AM – 3PM, The Cooper Associates County Ground

Time: 10am – 3pm

Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground

Booking closes 4 March

🔗 BOOK YOUR TICKET

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ECB GET SET WEEKEND – 23/24 MARCH

Is your clubhouse ready for the season? – enter the prize draw for a chance to win one of 1,000 Jewson credit vouchers, each valued between £25 and £500!

Receive a #GetSetWeekend resource pack to help you promote your activities, recruit new volunteers and decorate your club.

Applications open 1 February – 8 March

🔗 CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

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APPLY FOR A FREE DEFIBRILLATOR

Having a defibrillator and knowing how to do CPR will give members of your

community a better chance at surviving a cardiac arrest.

Apply for a free, BHF-funded defibrillator until 15 March 2024.

🔗 CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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SOMERSET SENIORS – WANT TO PLAY FOR SOMERSET?

Are you over 49 and looking to extend your playing career? Think you could represent Somerset? Somerset Seniors are looking for new players who want to play on top quality grounds, with ACO umpires, scorers and against like minded players.

3 teams for over 50s, 3 teams for over 60s, 1 team for over 70s and 1 friendly team, who have a large fixtures list across the season. The 60s 2nd XI contested their third national final in three years in 2023 – some say playing for their county is the cherry on top of their playing career!

Training:

The Cooper Associates County Ground at 1700 to 18:00 on Fridays, 1st March to 22nd April.

Weston super Mare CC at 10:00 to 13:00 on Wednesdays. 13th March to  27th March.

Contact Edwin Morris for more information: 📩 edwintgmorris@hotmail.com or 07954163745.

🔗READ MORE ABOUT THE TEAMS

 

  

WOMENS LEAGUE MEETING

Thursday 7 March – 7PM – Coopers Associates County Ground

For your teams captain, vice captain and coach.

🔗BOOK NOW

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WOMENS UMPRING & SCORING WORKSHOP

16 March | 2-6PM | Coopers Associates County Ground  🔗BOOK NOW

8 April | 7PM | Webinar (for those who cannot make in person) 🔗BOOK NOW

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SOMERSET SENIORS – NEW WOMENS TEAM!

NEW for 2024, are you over 45 and have hardball cricket experience? Somerset Seniors want you for their new team!

Join the taster session: Saturday 23 March – 2-4PM – Coopers Associates County Ground

📩 Email Chairperson Edwin Morris on edwintgmorris@hotmail.com 

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HIGOS SOFTBALL & HARDBALL KNOCKOUT CUPS

Knock out stages and Semi Finals will be club based and Finals will take place on Sunday 1st September at the Finals Day Extravaganza at Weston-super-Mare CC & Uphill Castle CC.

Closing date for entries Friday 8th March

🔗BOOK NOW

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HARBALL TASTER SESSION

Want to try out hardball without the pressure of a game or without the cost of new kit? We’re running a taster session, working on batting, bowling and fielding. All equipment will be provided!

Spaces are limited to 24.

Join the taster session: Saturday 23 March – 2-4PM – Coopers Associates County Ground

🔗BOOK NOW

COMMUNITY CONNECTION PROJECTS

We are seeking to work with cricket clubs that might have additional time to engage in any of the projects listed below.  Each project is designed to help further connect your cricket into your local community.    We know we are asking for more of your time, but here might a project below that might appeal to different volunteer within your club

Walking Cricket programme | 6-8 weeks | for local adults aged 50+

Disability Champion Clubs | Funding & support available

Talking Cricket | In partnership with Talk Club

Wellbeing Champion | Qualify as Mental Health First Aiders & receive a social media plan

Wellbeing Walks | Linked with Active Partnerships

🔗 FIND OUT MORE

 

FIRST AID COURSES

Date
Time
Location
Book
6 Mar
6 – 9 PM
Bath CC
20 Mar
6:15 – 9:15 PM
Taunton Deane CC
15 Apr
6 – 9 PM
Shapwick & Polden CC

COACHING COURSES

Date
Course
Location
Book
3 & 10 Mar
Foundation
Wells Cathedral School, Wells
2, 9, 16, 23 Mar
Core
Millfield School, Street
13 & 14 Apr
Foundation
Prior Park College, Bath
21 & 28 Apr
Womens Foundation
Queen’s College, Taunton
2, 8, 15, 21 May6PM – 9PM
Foundation
Coopers Associates County Ground
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UMPIRING COURSES

Date
Time
Location
Book
24 Mar
9:30AM – 4:30PM
Centre of Excellence, CACG, Taunton, TA1 1JT

SCORING COURSES

All based at Taunton Deane Cricket Club

Date
Time
Cost
Book
Introduction to Scoring
10AM – 2PM
Free of charge
Club Scorer
9:30AM – 4PM
£30
Electronic Scoring
9:30AM – 4PM
£30
DLS
9:30AM – 12:30PM
£20
Linear Scoring
1:30PM – 4:30PM
£20

 

 

CLUB SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS – ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS UP TO DATE?

As a CSO you require an ECB DBS, Online Safeguarding and ECB Safe Hands Workshop certifications. Further details and booking information can be found here. For further information please contact Safeguarding Manager Brian Hoyle at: brian.hoyle@somersetcricketfoundation.org

UPCOMING SAFE HANDS WORKSHOPS

Date
Time
Location
Book
29 Feb
6 – 9 PM
Shapwick & Polden CC
5 Mar
6 – 9 PM
Bath CC
27 Mar
6:15 – 9:15PM
Taunton Deane CC

 

KIT RECYCLING

 The Lord’s Taverners Sports Kit Recycling programme are looking for cricket equipment, especially HARD BALL CRICKET BATS AND BALLS to distribute overseas and further the development of cricket in other countries.

Please bring any unwanted bats & balls that are in good condition to the Foundation offices.