COVID-19 Cricket Clubs and Leagues: Message from ECB

History

Following the formation of the Southern League (SL) in 1969, a general inquiry in 1970 initiated by Noel Fisher showed a widespread interest among clubs tired of the surfeit of draws in ‘friendly’ cricket and looking for a competitive edge with rewards, in the form of promotion, for success.

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All Stars Cricket Activity Booklet

Next week we are excited to be able to share an updated All Stars Cricket 2020 Activity Booklet with all past and present All Stars parents for them to download. Jam packed with eight different activity areas, introductions to cricket skills, quizzes and recipes from England players, the booklet has been adapted to be suitable for families whilst they are at home.  We'll share the booklet with you in next week’s bulletin so that you can access and share it with your networks as well.

Bank details security reminder

In these turbulent times we are aware of a number of clubs and leagues sharing information on their finances including bank account details. On advice from ECB's IT Security Officer below is a timely reminder. Always remember, email is not secure. When in receipt of personal or confidential information never assume it is authentic and always check its source. In the case of bank details always confirm before making payment but not using the contact details provided. If sending out a club or league’s bank details ideally use a secure route such as a secure email service or encrypted within a password protected attachment. Personal or confidential information must always be sent securely.

Sport England Guidance

In addition to the advice that we are providing you regarding COVID-19, we would encourage you and your colleagues to regularly check the latest "Club Matters" government advice from Sport England which can be found here. Club Matters provides guidance on keeping sports clubs running, keeping in touch with members and/or customers and provides case studies for what other sports clubs are doing across the country.

Questions

We would like to find a way to make these communications two-way, and to gather feedback from you on a weekly basis. Each week we will ask a few of questions, this week only three, via our survey here. We would hugely appreciate you taking the time to let us know your answers.

England & Wales Cricket Board, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, NW8 8QZ