Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Umpiring & Scoring courses

Hi All,
Please see the below information from Alan Harrison on upcoming Umpiring and Scoring courses and distribute them across your clubs. If you are looking to train new officials - without whom we couldn’t play the game - this is the perfect opportunity! The scoring courses begin as soon as January 20th so act fast if you are interested.
If you have any questions please contact Alan on alan.harrison@nottsccc.co.uk or 0115 982 3000.
Many thanks

Joe Fish
..............................................................Telephone 0115 982 3000
Mobile 07568 791397
..............................................................Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club
Trent Bridge 

Nottingham NG2 6AG

Stage 1 Umpires Course 
This is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed.
Where: Trent Bridge Cricket Ground (Radcliffe Road Stand)
Sunday 27th January, 3rd & 10th February 2019
9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: £30, which includes a Resource pack & first year membership of ECB ACO (membership is optional and subject to meeting application criteria). You will also receive a £20 discount code to apply for Stage Two on registration.
Spaces; 6 left
To Book onto the above course click here
This course is designed to build on Umpire Education Stage One, covering further Laws and exploring the concept of working as part of a team with a colleague and the scorers. It is intended to introduce you to the skills and knowledge required to be a member of a league panel. Once you have completed the course, we recommend that you refresh your understanding of the Laws covered and study them more thoroughly by referring to the MCC on-line Laws resource.

Cuckney Cricket Club
Sunday 10th, 17th & 24th March 2019 
9.30am – 12.00pm
Details: This course will run over 3 Sundays and is being run specifically to support umpires looking to officiate in the Bassetlaw & District Cricket League and will incorporate match regulations used within that league. 
Space available: 14
To Book click here

Trent Bridge Cricket Ground (Radcliffe Road Stand)
Sunday 24th March & 14th April 2019
9.30am – 4.30pm
Details: This course takes place over two Sundays. The course is run specifically to support umpires looking to officiate in the South Notts Cricket League and will incorporate match regulations used within that league. 
Space available: 18
To book click here
£30 per course, cost of this course will be reduced to £10 when discount code provided on Stage One Registration is entered at the checkout
Introduction to Scoring -
The aim of this course is to identify and practise the basic skills with which to record a cricket match. It doesn’t cover everything, but it will give you the tools to get started, including: 
  • • Scoring record (scoresheet)
  • • Umpire’s signals
  • • Scoring symbols
  • • Recording wickets and extras
  • • Scoresheet balancing
The course costs £30 with the price including a backpack, workbook and the assessment at the end of the relevant award.
The course is free to under 18s in full-time education and includes the opportunity to apply or renew a DBS accreditation, which is essential for all scorers.
Course 1- 14 spaces available
Trent Bridge
Sun 20th January 2019 - 10th February 2019
10:00am, registration from 9:30 am on the first morning.
To book click here.
Course 2 - 20 spaces available
Venue: Cuckney CC
Tues 22nd January - 5th February 2019
7pm - 10pm, registration from 6:30pm on the first evening
To book click here
For more details contact the course tutor Anne Cusworth 0115 953 9478 
There are also scoring courses to assist with electronic scoring and using scoring apps.  Both of the courses below are free to attend:
PCS App Scoring – 24th February 1pm to 4pm at Trent Bridge
This workshop will concentrate on the PCS App electronic scoring facility. It will be suitable for scorers with no, or limited, experience of using the App on an iPad or other tablet device. The event is free and attendance at the workshop (which is limited to twenty places) will be available to ACO members AND non-members of the Association. Scorers attending the event will be required to bring with them an iPad (or similar tablet device) with the PCS App already installed.
To Book click here
Play Cricket Scorer Pro – 24th February 1pm to 4pm at Trent Bridge
This one-day workshop will take you through scoring using PCS Pro from setting up a match to printing out a scorecard or a player’s wagon wheel and will give you some handy hints on how to make amendments as quickly as possible, while play continues.
To Book click here 



Rod Kitching
Honorary Secretary
Attenborough CC

Pie Night!

Thursday, 10 January 2019

The Chairman's 2019 message

As we go into the 2019 season, it is worth taking time to reflect on some of the significant achievements that our club has evidenced over the last 10 years........

·         A third consecutive season in the Notts Premier League this year means that Attenborough CC will have played over half of the recent 10 year period at the highest level of cricket in Nottinghamshire.

·         A raising of standards of our 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams as evidenced by higher league standings.

·         Growing Senior & Junior playing membership to enable the club to field 7 Senior teams and an increasing number & variety of junior teams.

·         A thriving off field social scene, which benefits the club and wider local community, fuelling a year on year increase in bar takings to help contribute to further investment into the development of the club and its facilities.

·         Significant improvements to the Pavilion and surrounds, the biggest in the clubs history during this 10 year period, and to the playing facilities including a new scorebox, makes Attenborough CC the envy of visiting clubs, with the improved facilities benefiting members, supporters and the local community. Pavilion asset now worth £250k.

·         Replacement machinery (roller, mowers etc) purchased costing in excess of £12k to enable grounds be kept in good condition to benefit the users and the local community.

Added to the above, this year will see our club (4th s) playing home matches at Chilwell Barracks for the first time. This will become a quality, sustainable home venue for the 3rd and 4th teams for years to come.

Your cricket club needs to generate income of approximately £50,000 per year to break-even and to provide the provision that we do - on and off the field. As such players and supporters are asked to support the fundraising and social activities held throughout the year. If you or your contacts are able to support our club through a financial donation please advise me or one of the committee. Sponsorship packages are also available.

Finally, all of the above just would not have happened without the generous, tangible input of our ‘volunteer workforce’. This includes covering the cricket activities, coaching, administration, maintenance & development, work on the ground, fund raising, catering & bar.

A big ‘thank you’ to all of those who get involved. If you can contribute in any way to help the club continue to develop, just ask.

Wishing all of our teams - senior & junior, good luck for 2019. I wonder what the next 10 years will bring?

Nick Allcoat

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Shirley Marshall - funeral details

Shirley's funeral is to take place at Bramcote Crematorium on Tuesday 29th January at 11.45am, with drinks to follow at the Cricket Pavilion. Having spoken to Shirley's son Simon, the request is for 'family flowers' and any donations to be made to Cancer research.


Sunday, 6 January 2019

Junior winter training

Dear parents and guardians,

We are delighted to share details of our winter training sessions. We have made a few changes, due in part to the facilities at Bramcote; the number of players in the kwik group and also to try and ensure players have a session every week. These sessions are booked at the Barn, Bramcote College on Moor Lane (same as last year) from 10th January to 5th April (missing out half term 21st/22nd Feb).

On Thursday night (Kwik cricket):

Starting 10 Jan - between 5.30pm - 6.30pm will be Kwik Cricket group 1 (age 8-10/school year 3-5)
between 6.30pm - 7.30pm will be Kwik Cricket group 2 (age 8-10/school year 3-5)

Please note that both Kwik groups 1 & 2 will receive the same training and is not based on age or ability, so you can choose which time best suits you. If you could send me an email before the first session with your preferred time that would be great i.e.:

1. group 1 - 5.30 start
2. group 2 - 6.30 start 
3. no preference

If you choose no preference I will let you know before the first session which group you have been allocated to as I would like to keep the groups fairly similar in size if possible.

On Friday night (hardball cricket):

Starting 11 Jan - between 6.00pm - 7pm will be u10/u11/u12's groups (age 9-12/school year 4-7)
between 7.00pm - 8pm will be u12/u13 groups (age 12-13/school year 7-8)

As last year u11's were our biggest group, we may need to split them up between the 6pm & 7pm groups. Although this is not ideal its important players get time to practice. At this stage I am looking for u12 volunteers to join the 6pm hardball group, if you could send me an email confirmation that would be great.

The u14 & u15s (school years 9 & 10) will train on a Sunday at Trent College from 13 January 7.30pm - 8.30pm. Please contact Rich Henson/Neil Stentiford for more details.

Players who moved groups either all stars to kwik or from kwik to the hardball transition group before the end of the summer programme will start winter training in the group which they finished in i.e the new group. If you have any queries please let me know.

Some players may be asked to move between sessions as training progresses and as players improve and require greater challenge. In the past, some parents have chosen for their children to continue with a 'lower challenge' session even when they 'move up' – this is an option to be discussed on an individual basis.

The (price per session) fees will be £35 for all the sessions which is for the full 12 week course.

Payment can be made either by cheque (Attenborough Cricket Club) or cash at your first session.  Alternatively, you can pay through a PayPal link on our website www.attenborough-cc.org under Payments on the right hand side of the Home page - just select junior winter nets (hardball) or Winter Training (Kwiks) and be sure to enter your child's name in the box provided.  You can also choose whether to pay by PayPal or a debit card. A membership form is also required to be completed online here is the link, or handed in on the first night.

Notification of cancellation of training sessions due to inclement weather will be made via our junior website www.attenborough-cc-juniors.blogspot.co.uk no later than 30 minutes prior to the start time.

To book your child's place you can either do this in advance by paying through the website and completing a membership form or, alternatively, pay and hand in the form on the first night. Please ensure your child attends the correct age group session.

If you have any questions then please come back to me. Everyone is welcome including new players.


Carl & the coaching team
T:07428 222130 (new phone number)

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Shirley Marshall

It is with sadness that I report that Shirley Marshall, keen supporter and follower of Attenborough CC died recently. Shirley rarely missed a home match in recent seasons and will be greatly missed. Details of the funeral arrangements will be posted onto the club website when available.


Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Notts Premier League fixtures are out!


The Notts Premier League fixtures are out for the 2019 season and the 1st team travel to Cuckney in their first fixture. To view the fixtures in full then please click here. Once you have clicked the link then select '2019 Season' under the 'Quick Search' drop-down menu.