Volunteer Coaches & Web Designer Needed, Caythorpe Cricket Club

Caythorpe Cricket Club (in between Grantham and Lincoln) would like to recruit some volunteers to help with the running of their U11 team. They are looking for two Level 1 coaches who will be supervised by a Level 2 Coach, who will always be on site.  They are also looking for someone to design a web site for the team.

Winter training will start at the end of March at Northgate Sports Hall, and the club itself is based at Caythorpe (near RAF Cranwell).  The U11 team plays in the Lincolnshire League and the club anticipate having 15 – 20 players this year.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain mentored coaching experience at a well-established club. If you would like to know more, please contact Andy Hibberd at Lincolnshire Cricket.

Free Places on Level 1 Cricket Umpires Course (Jan/Feb 2015)

A fantastic opportunity: Lincolnshire Cricket are generously offering University of Lincoln sports students three free places for their forthcoming Level One Cricket Umpires Course. Please read the below course information for further details.

The Level 1 course is for those who wish to start their umpiring journey by officiating for their club and in local leagues. No previous knowledge is expected but most of those who register will have played the game or done some sort of umpiring in the past. The course will also be of interest to those who wish to know more about the game and its laws.

The ECB ACO course book will be used to supplement various slides showing situations in cricket matches and there will be practical demonstrations where possible.

The course will be run by fully-qualified instructors.

Venue: Human Performance Centre, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Dates: Four consecutive Saturdays from 17th January 2014 – 7th February 2014

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free for three successful UoL sports student applicants (Usual cost –  £80). Includes course materials, Laws of Cricket, the umpire’s ‘Bible’: Tom Smith’s Cricket Umpiring & Scoring, 12 months membership of ECB ACO (which includes insurance whilst umpiring) & 12 months membership of the Lincoln & District Umpires Association.

Before applying for one of the three available free places, you need to be able to commit to attending all scheduled sessions. Failure to do so will result in failing the course.

To apply for one of the three free places, please email Alex Blackett (ablackett@lincoln.ac.uk) answering the following question before 5pm Friday 14th November, 2014:

How will you benefit from attending the course?

Please keep answers to a maximum of 350 words. A panel of three staff members will review applications and successful candidates will be notified the week commencing 17th November, 2014.


Free Places! Level 1 Cricket Umpires Course (23rd/30th March)

We are very fortunate to be able to offer up to five free places on the forthcoming Lincolnshire Match Officials Level One Course to be held in the HPC’s Biomechanics Lab on Sundays 23rd and 30th March, 2014. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm each day.  Both days have to be attended.

This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of – particularly as we can offer them completely free.

Should you want to register, then just go on Blackboard’s SES Subject Site and click on the Coaching Awards tab to find all of the information you need.

IMPressing: Will Leadenham – Belvoir Cricket Trust

Will Leadenham (Sport Development & Coaching, Year 1) is volunteering in the Belvoir Bees programme at Harlaxton. He is working alongside three other coaches and Darren Bicknall (Ex-England Lions) to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of cricket to youngsters from the local area aged 6 onwards, with the goal of getting more youngsters involved and setting up youth teams.

“At the moment I assist with the delivery of the session plans and will take up to half the group, running through drills which are designed to introduce the basic techniques required to play the game. This process starts at junior level using Kwik Cricket equipment before after a couple of years progressing on to the hard ball format. I’m looking to get more involved with the set up at Grantham as well this year as it is run on a separate night.”


Help Deliver Golden Cricket in the Community

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for all SDC and SES students to get involved with the delivery of the Golden Cricket project run in conjunction with Lincolnshire Cricket.

Golden Cricket is essentially table cricket delivered to clients within care homes around Lincoln. The activity is social, fun and gets participants out of their seats to engage in physical activity.

What can Lincolnshire Cricket offer you:

– Free Table Cricket Coach course & qualification – DBS (formally CRB) checks

– Real life experience delivering in the field which will enhance your résumé

If you are interested in this opportunity please get in touch with: Andy Hibberd | Cricket Development Officer andrew.hibberd1@btconnect.com

Golden Cricket Opportunity