DCF Club Update – 16th May 2022

Women’s Softball Festivals!

Our popular softball festivals are back for 2022!!

Our host venues are chosen with 23 festivals throughout the summer!

All the info, dates, venues and how to book can be found here: Women’s Softball

Safehands Management System

Please can all clubs who have been onboarded on the Safehands Management System ensure all club contacts requiring DBS’s have been added onto the system.

For those who have done this, please ensure that all the contacts log in and accept their roles ASAP

The system will then highlight any officials requiring a DBS

This is now very important with the season having already begun. There will be activity and matches taking place and it is of paramount importance that these activities are led by people who have a current DBS

Inspired to Play Grant

Want to help to open up the game for more boys and girls this summer?

Eligible clubs can now apply for a £1,000 grant to put on cricket activity between July-September.

Submit your club’s applications at https://ims.ecb.co.uk/ until 31st May 2022.

For more information visit our website: https://dcfcricket.com/2022/04/inspired-to-play-grant-2022/

Half Term Coaching!

This May Half Term, we will be running 1-1s and Specialist Clinics at Denby Cricket Club.

1-1s – https://dcfcricket.com/1-1-coaching/

Specialist Coaching Clinics – https://dcfcricket.com/holiday-courses/

Any further information you need, please contact james.colton@dcfcricket.com

Women’s Softball Kit

Women’s Softball Kit is now in stock and ready for clubs to buy!

This year, in addition to the New Balance soft ball bats and existing soft ball cricket balls, soft ball kit bags are available to purchase.  The kit bags contain 2 x New Balance bats, 2 x stumps, 18 soft balls, and 20 cones in a soft ball branded black, wheeled holdall.

Balls, bats and kitbags are all available through the serious cricket online shop:


Stock will be limited so get your orders in ASAP!

Volunteer Team Manager for the Visually impaired County Team

The Derbyshire owls are seeking a voluntary Team manager to support the team throughout their up and coming season.

For more information about the role and how to apply click below:


Derbyshire Cricket College

The Derbyshire Cricket College launches in September! More information can be found on our website here Derbyshire Cricket College  

We have 2 open evenings remaining- Register Here

Access to Cricket Grant

The DCF are proud to introduce a new Access to Cricket Grant, which recognises that cost can be a barrier to accessing the game and seeks to remove that barrier to participation in playing or in cricket education programmes.

For more information about the Access to Cricket Grant please Click Here

We have also set up a JustGiving page to take donations to help grow the fund which will enable us to support more people. The link can be found below: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/accesstocricket

Grassroots Heroes

Following on from the success of our volunteer rewards programme last year, we want to continue to celebrate volunteers across Derbyshire! Click the link below for more info on how to nominate:


Coach Education

We have a comprehensive schedule of coaching course planned over the summer. This is the most courses we have ever put on in a calendar year with courses in different areas of the county!

For more information about each course please visit Coach Education

Walking Cricket

Walking Cricket sessions will be starting from 12th April at 3 venues across the county.

  • Alfreton Leisure Centre- Tuesdays, 10.00-11.00am
  • Willows Sport Centre- Thursdays, 12.30-13.30pm
  • Glossop- Information coming soon

Booking information can be found here https://cvent.me/N3XRyM

Contact charlotte.flindall@dcfcricket.com  for more information

Sport 4 Thought

The Sport4Thought project aims to use sport as a vehicle for reminiscence and interaction between people with dementia, their carer’s and those experiencing isolation and loneliness.

Sessions are free of charge and the programme is supported by Derby County Community Trust, Making Space and Age UK Chaddesden Park.

More information about the sessions can be found on our website: https://dcfcricket.com/2022/03/sport-4-thought/

DCF Garden Project

We have recently secured funding from the DCMS Investment Fund administered by Children In Need to set up a community allotment at Derbyshire’s County Cricket Ground. We are looking for volunteers who are 18+ to help support the project and get it up and running. If you have an interest in horticulture, construction or even design then we want to hear from you, regardless of your experience or age. Please fill in the form below to register your interest, we can’t wait to start this amazing journey with you.


DCFA Summer Holiday Club

The DCF are looking to recruit individuals to help staff our holiday activity club taking place this summer!

We would like to hear from those that:

  • Have a passion for working with children
  • Would be interested in paid work for four weeks during July/August 2022
  • Could provide proof of their ID for DBS check
  • Could complete a short safeguarding course
  • Are 18 years +

Please complete the form below to register your interest


T20 Walkathon

The T20 Walkathon Event is back for 2022!

Following a similar route to last year, entrants will start at the Incora County Ground before taking a tour around some of Derby’s cricket clubs and surrounding areas. The walk will end with everyone arriving back at the Incora County Ground for the start of the Vitality Blast game between Derbyshire Falcons and Lancashire Lightning!

Take part on your own for £25 or enter our team competition by gathering a team of 4 to compete for our group winner’s trophy for £100 per team!

Entry fees include: a t-shirt, entry to the vitality blast game, food and drink voucher to be redeemed at the ground

SAVE THE DATE: 24th of June


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