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									        Lancashire Cricket Board




   COUNTY
DEVELOPMENT
    PLAN

     2003-2007




County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
       Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
       Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
           Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
    General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                              Lancashire Cricket Board


                                                FOREWORD

The Cricket Development Plan for 2003-7 has been an exercise in consultation. In a rapidly
changing cricket environment, it has been necessary to clearly define the path the Lancashire
Cricket Board wishes to go in its three development areas.

Over 60 groups of people involved in the game have been consulted, not just in the last few months,
but since the LCB started in April 1996. All this experience has enabled the Development
Committee, and in particular Lancashire’s three Cricket Development Officers and Director to plot a
path through the minefield of School, Club, District and Representative Cricket, whilst not forgetting
our coaches, umpires, scorers, equity groups and groundsmen.

We are still indebted to Dave Haskins (Liverpool JM University), and Ken Standring for their original
input into the plan for 1999-2003, although the main contributors have been the CDOs who have
implemented and delivered the myriad of initiatives that have come their way over the past few
years.    Bobby Denning (Merseyside), James Brindle (Greater Manchester) and Rudra Singh
(Lancashire) have shown great patience and diligence during detailed discussions over many
months. Thanks are also due to John Stanworth (Director of the Lancashire Academy), John Heaton
(Levels of Excellence), and to the Lancashire County Cricket Club itself for their considerable input
and support. Finally, further appreciation to the Treasurer, Bill Robinson, whose costings can be
relied upon.

As a result of all this, we are confident that, when published during 2003, the County Development
Plan will provide fresh impetus for all those involved in Lancashire Cricket.




AN Hayhurst
Director, LCB




                     County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                            Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                             Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                 Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                          General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
        Lancashire Cricket Board




  MANAGEMENT,
ADMINISTRATION &
 COMMUNICATION




County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
       Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
       Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
           Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
    General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                               Lancashire Cricket Board

                      MANAGEMENT, ADMINISTRATION & COMMUNICATION




1.   Vision


To efficiently operate and administer the LCB Development Plan for 2003-7 as a working
document and ensure that all parties are involved in the process of developing youngsters
from Primary through to Representative Cricket.


2.   Specific Strategic Priorities/Objectives

      a)      To continue to have an officer in direct control of operations and staff: this will be
                the Director of the LCB.
      b)      To continue to provide full-time administrative support to the Director, CDOs and
                Committee: the Secretary of the LCB and Administrator.
      c)      To monitor the progress of the Development Plan by a reporting structure: to
                ensure that this process is monitored, the LCB have a comprehensive Committee
                structure (see introduction).
      d)      To continue to administer Countywide competitions for adults and juniors: LCB
                Knockout Cup and Shield for seniors and the U11 Pairs and U15 Michael Roche
                Trophy for juniors.
      e)      To ensure the improvement of standards of discipline: by upholding the Code of
                Conduct and by taking disciplinary measures through designated Executive members
                when necessary.
      f)      To maintain the system on the transfer of players and clubs: this involves affiliated
                Leagues.
      g)      To continue to improve communication: by a variety of means outlined in this
                document, including review of the nomination and scouting systems, as well as the
                Development Plan itself. The structure is in place to guarantee this.


The LCB is based at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in the administrative offices.




                     County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                            Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                              Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                  Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                           General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
        Lancashire Cricket Board




              PRIMARY
              SCHOOLS




County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
       Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
       Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
           Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
    General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                              Lancashire Cricket Board
                                        PRIMARY SCHOOLS
1.    Vision

To aim for every Primary School boy and girl to be introduced to cricket, to have the
opportunity to acquire an interest in the game, and to gain a basic range of cricket skills
together with an understanding and enjoyment of the sport.

2.    Specific Strategic Priorities/Objectives (including Minimum Quality Standards (MQS)

(1)    HOWZAT Resources
      a) To provide every cluster Primary School access to HOWZAT 1 st innings resource pack
         by 2005. Evaluate up to 2007: HOWZAT Seminars to be carried out in all CDG areas
         within the school clusters. Complete all evaluation as directed by the ECB Primary
         Schools Development Manager.)
      b) To provide HOWZAT as part of INSET courses: all candidates on LCB run INSET courses
         will receive tuition on HOWZAT.

(2)   INSET Courses
      a) To provide the opportunity for cluster Primary School teachers to attend in-service
          training: 4 ECB Primary INSET courses are to be delivered annually in each development
          area by a minimum Level III coach and Level II assistant.
      b) To offer one ECB Level I course annually to specially selected Primary School
          teachers: this will target those who are actively involved in competitions, CDGs and with
          Focus clubs.

(3)   Coaching
      a) All LCB coaching sessions to be delivered by Level II coaches by 2007: at present,
         sessions are delivered by qualified coaches from Level I as per MQS.
      b) All LCB Primary School coaching sessions to be delivered by coaches that have
         attended an “ECB Coaching in Schools” Module: qualified coaches can coach without
         this but it will be LCB policy that only those coaches with this module will be considered to
         coach in Primary School as per MQS.
      c) To ensure uniformity in coaching: as well as coaches with certain minimum
         qualifications, all sessions are to be a minimum of 6 lessons; 50% of sessions will be
         delivered as extra curricular activity by 2007 and they will be scheduled in the summer as
         well as winter.

(4)   Club/School Cluster Partnerships
       a) To continue to develop partnerships between cluster Primary Schools and Focus
          cricket clubs: 25% to be involved by 2005, rising to 33% by 2007. This will be helped by
          liaison with School Sport co-ordinators and the local CDG encouraging the school to
          attend their meetings.
       b) To ensure that CDGs have a plan for Primary School involvement: each CDG will
           have a Development Plan which should include a strategy for recruiting children through
           Primary Schools. This will involve schools being actively encouraged to send their
           children to the local “Focus” club in the first instance as per MQS. CDGs will create a
           “cluster” of schools to feed the local clubs.

(5) Competition

      a)   To continue the development of Regional and National Competitions: the year 5/6
           tournament entries will be increased by 4% annually up to 2007 and the LCB will
           continue to encourage the BBC Kwik Cricket competition or any other new initiative in
           this area.


                     County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                            Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                             Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                 Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                          General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                              Lancashire Cricket Board
      a)   To encourage CDGs to run competitions within their “clusters”: schools attending
           and supporting the local CDG will enter new KWIK Cricket competitions organised by
           teachers, coaches and club personnel.
      c) To promote all Primary Schools competitions via the LCB website: this is particularly
      important in the setting up of new competitions within “clusters” and will include a results
      service.

3.   Resources

This process will take place from 2003-7 involving Officers, Teachers, School Sports Co-ordinators,
Club Personnel, Coaches, Volunteers, Administrators and Committees.

The paid Officers are the CDOs in each development area, who report to the Director of the LCB.
They will liase with CDGs as appropriate and aid in the setting up of a comprehensive operational
network, as outlined in section 2. It is the Teachers, School Sport Co-ordinators, Club personnel
and Volunteers who will be responsible for the smooth running of the many competitions
countywide. Many of the volunteers will be Administrators within the CDG’s but the main
administrative support for the Regional Competitions comes from the LCB. The three Sports
Partnerships of Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester are involved through the cricket
partnership meetings. This is all evaluated by a Committee structure (see section 4), the key
component being the Development Committee.

Specific income for Primary Schools Cricket in 2003 will be derived from the Cricket Foundation
and Wrigleys School Tournament totalling £2400. Expenditure in 2003 will entail INSET courses,
coaching, Kwik cricket competitions, after school clubs and the Wrigleys tournament totalling
£4900, a deficit of £2500. The shortfall is made up from general income to the LCB.

The LCB will also coach in Primary Schools until at least 2005 using alternative sources of funding,
including the New Opportunities Fund (NOF).

4.   Review & Evaluation

To ensure that this process is monitored, the LCB have a comprehensive Committee structure (see
Introduction).

CDOs will ensure that CDGs monitor their Development Plans and report to the Development
Committee, who will refer to the Executive for any financial decisions. CDGs have the CDOs as a
forum. Any operational issues that CDOs cannot deal with come to the Director of the LCB.
It is crucial that these plans meet the needs of the area and this review and evaluation process will
serve to highlight their effectiveness or otherwise.

5.   Facilities

Specific facility needs for Primary School cricket are included in the LCB Facilities Strategy. The
process of consultation on the Indoor and Outdoor provision has been extensive and allied to the
aims of the National Strategy in this respect.
The plan identifies facilities needed to carry out this programme, and the potential upgrades as a
result, whilst meeting the Technical Specifications: TS 1-6. There are specific targets for
development and sources of funding are identified in order to carry out these projects. However,
during the period 2003-7, it will be necessary to continue the consultation process in order to meet
the specific needs of schools through CDGs as they become more involved.

6.   Equity Groups

The integration of Women/Girls, Ethnic Minority Communities and Disabled cricketers is of
paramount importance. A specific plan is in place to cater for these groups (see pages 20-25).

                     County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                            Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                             Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                 Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                          General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
        Lancashire Cricket Board




        SECONDARY
         SCHOOLS




County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
       Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
       Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
           Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
    General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                               Lancashire Cricket Board
                                      SECONDARY SCHOOLS
1.    Vision

To aim for every Secondary School boy and girl to be introduced to cricket, to have the
opportunity to acquire an interest in the game, and to gain a basic range of cricket skills
together with an understanding and enjoyment of the sport.

2.    Specific Strategic Priorities/Objectives (including Minimum Quality Standards (MQS)

(1)   HOWZAT Resources
a)    To provide every cluster Secondary School access to HOWZAT 2 nd innings resource pack
       by 2005. Evaluate up to 2007: HOWZAT seminars to be carried out in all CDG areas within
       the school clusters. Complete all evaluation as directed by the ECB Primary Schools
       Development Manager.
b)     To provide HOWZAT as part of INSET courses: all candidates on LCB run INSET courses
       will receive tuition on HOWZAT. This will also be done through LEA forums.

(2)   INSET Courses
a)     To provide the opportunity for cluster Secondary School teachers to attend in-service
       training: 2 ECB Secondary INSET courses are to be delivered annually in each development
       area by a minimum Level III coach and Level II assistant. Also, pre-service teacher training
       will be offered in HE establishments.
b)     To offer one ECB Level I course annually to specially selected Secondary School
       teachers: this will target those who are actively involved in competitions, CDGs and with
       Focus clubs.

(3)   Coaching
a)     All LCB coaching sessions to be delivered by a Level II coach by 2007: at present sessions
       are delivered by qualified coaches from Level I as per MQS.
b)     All LCB Secondary School coaching sessions to be delivered by coaches that have
       attended an “ECB Coaching in Schools” Module: qualified coaches can coach without this
       but it will be LCB policy that only those coaches with this module will be considered to coach
       in Secondary Schools as per MQS.
c)     To ensure uniformity in coaching: as well as coaches with certain minimum qualifications,
       all sessions are to be a minimum of 6 lessons. 50% of sessions will be delivered as extra
       curricular activity by 2007 and they will be scheduled in the summer as well as winter.

(4)   Club/School Cluster Partnerships
a)     To continue to develop partnerships between cluster Secondary Schools and Focus
       cricket clubs: 25% to be involved by 2005, rising to 33% by 2007. This will be helped by
       liaison with School Sport-Co-ordinators and the local CDG encouraging the school to attend
       their meetings.
b)     To ensure that CDGs have a plan for Secondary School involvement: each CDG will have
       a Development Plan which should include a strategy for recruiting children through Primary
       Schools. This will involve schools being actively encouraged to send their children to the local
       “Focus” club in the first instance as per MQS. CDGs will create a “cluster” of schools to feed
       the local clubs.

(5)   Competition
a)     To continue the development of Regional and National Competitions: the Inter Cricket
       and U13 tournament entries will be increased by 4% annually up to 2007 and the LCB will
       continue to encourage any other new initiative in this area.
b)     To encourage CDGs to run competitions within their “clusters”: schools attending and
       supporting the local CDG will enter new Inter Cricket competitions organised by teachers,
       coaches and club personnel.

                     County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                            Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                              Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                  Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                           General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                              Lancashire Cricket Board
c)    To promote all Secondary Schools competitions via the LCB website: this is particularly
      important in the setting up of new competitions within “clusters” and will include a results
      service.

3.    Resources

This process will take place from 2003-7 involving Officers, Teachers, School Sports Co-ordinators,
Club Personnel, Coaches, Volunteers, Administrators and Committees.

The paid Officers are the CDOs in each development area, who report to the Director of the LCB.
They will liase with CDGs as appropriate and aid in the setting up of a comprehensive operational
network, as outlined in section 2. It is the Teachers, School Sport Co-ordinators, Club personnel
and volunteers who will be responsible for the smooth running of the many competitions
countywide. Many of the volunteers will be Administrators within CDGs but the main
administrative support for the Regional Competitions comes from the LCB. The three Sports
Partnerships of Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester are involved through the cricket
Partnership meetings, this is all evaluated by a Committee structure (see section 4), the key
component being the Development Committee.

Specific income for Secondary Schools Cricket in 2003 will be derived from the Cricket Foundation
and Wrigleys School Tournament totalling £4900. Expenditure in 2003 will entail INSET courses,
coaching, Inter Cricket competition, and the U13 Six-a-side tournament totalling £3900, a surplus
of £1000. This is used to make up shortfalls in other areas of LCB activity.

The LCB is also currently coaching in Primary Schools until at least 2005 using alternative sources
of funding, including the New Opportunities Fund (NOF), and is a spin-off for local Secondary
Schools.

4.   Review & Evaluation

To ensure that his process is monitored, the LCB have a comprehensive Committee structure (see
Introduction).

CDOs will ensure that CDGs monitor their Development Plans and report to the Development
Committee, who will refer to the Executive for any financial decisions. CDGS have the CDOs as a
forum. Any operational issues that CDOs cannot deal with come to the Director of the LCB.
It is crucial that these plans meet the needs of the area and this review and evaluation process will
serve to highlight their effectiveness or otherwise.

5. Facilities

Specific facility needs for Secondary School Cricket are included in the LCB Facilities Strategy (see
appendix VIII). The process of consultation on the Indoor and Outdoor provision has been extensive
and allied to the aims of the National Strategy in this respect.
The plan identifies facilities needed to carry out this programme and any potential upgrades as a
result, whilst meeting the Technical Specifications TS 1-6. There are specific targets for development
and sources of funding are identified in order to carry out these projects. However, during the
period 2003-7 it will be necessary to continue the consultation process in order to meet the specific
needs of schools through CDGs as they become more involved.

6. Equity Groups

The integration of Women/Girls, Ethnic Minority Communities and Disabled cricketers is of
paramount importance. A specific plan is in place for these groups (see pages 20-25).




                     County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                            Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                             Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                 Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                          General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
        Lancashire Cricket Board




                    CLUBS




County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
       Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
       Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
           Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
    General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                              Lancashire Cricket Board
                                                    CLUBS
1.    Vision

To ensure that every person, including players of all levels of experience and ability, has the
opportunity to play and become involved in the game in a fully structured, organised and
resourced club environment.

2.    Specific Strategic Priorities/Objectives (including Minimum Quality Standards (MQS)

The ECB Club Accreditation Scheme and Clubmark Charter would form the basis of the Minimum
Quality Standards for Cricket Development in Lancashire. District Cricket Development Groups and
Sport Partnerships will play a strategic part in the implementation process.


(1)   Human and Financial Resources

a)    Require all 90 Focus clubs to have Development Plans in place by 2005.
b)    Encourage all other 290 affiliated clubs and provide support and advice on the
      importance of Development Plans: in the same format as LCB plan for Primary to
      Representative.
c)    Require all 90 Focus clubs to take an active part in local Cricket Development Groups:
      CDGs will also be able to help with individual club Development Plans.
d)    Encourage all other 290 affiliated clubs to take an active part in local Cricket
      Development Groups and advise them on their importance and benefits: funding,
      equipment, advice, sponsorship etc.
e)    Encourage all 24 Premier League Clubs to have Development Plans in place by 2005.
f)    Require all 24 Premier League Clubs to have Development Plans in place by 2007.
g)    Encourage all 25 affiliated leagues to have Development Plans in place by 2007.
h)    Advise and update all 380 affiliated clubs of the available and appropriate funding
      sources through local Cricket Development Groups.

(2)   Participation

a)    To ensure that cricket clubs offer opportunities for everyone wishing to participate in
      the game of cricket as players, coaches, groundsmen, umpires, scorers and
      administrators: advice and support will be through local CDGs. All affiliated clubs will be
      aware of equity issues.
b)    To provide support and advice to all 380 affiliated clubs to develop suitable membership
      packages.
c)    To encourage all 90 Focus clubs and provide support and advice to work towards
      achieving ECB “Clubmark” certification: the process of registering and delivering
      “clubmark” is in priority order of Focus clubs, Premier League clubs, CDG clubs, affiliated
      clubs and other clubs. All 90 Focus clubs will be registered by 2004.
d)    To ensure that Cricket Clubs become the focus for the provision of local community
      cricket including inner city and deprived areas: Cricket Clubs will be identified as a focus
      for continuing Cricket Development Groups including MEC Development Groups.
e)    Require all 90 Focus clubs to have junior sections with junior Development Plans in
      place by 2006.
f)    Encourage all other 290 affiliated Cricket Clubs to have junior sections with junior
      Development Plans in place by 2007.

(3)   Coaching & Competition

a)    To encourage all 380 affiliated clubs to offer high quality structured coaching and
       competitive opportunities for all playing members: clubs can access coaching courses

                      County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                             Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                             Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                 Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                          General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                              Lancashire Cricket Board
      through LCB Coach Education Co-ordinator in their area. Members of the 90 Focus clubs and
      then CDGs will have priority.
b)    Require all 90 Focus clubs to have at least one ECB Level II coach involved in practice
      and match preparation: adult cricketers will have a coach within all 90 Focus clubs by 2005.
c)    Achieve an increase of 50% in the number of active ECB qualified coaches affiliated to
      the 90 Focus cricket clubs by 2007: those registered to ECBA and actually coaching within
      the affiliated clubs.
d)    Ensure that all other 290 affiliated Cricket clubs with junior sections have at least one
      active ECB qualified coach by 2007: all qualified coaches will undergo Child Protection
      courses provided by the ECB, NCF or the Sports Partnerships, as well as the option to have
      First Aid. Newly qualified coaches will have this as part of level I.
e)    Increase by 50% the number of existing ECB qualified active coaches in all Focus clubs
      graduation from Level I to Level II.
f)    Encourage all 90 Focus and 24 Premier League Clubs to have an ECB Level III coach by
      2007.
g)    To present Club Cricket as an exciting, enjoyable and beneficial activity to the general
      public, commercial partners, the media and appropriate funding agencies: see marketing.

3.   Resources

In order for clubs to progress it is vital they join local Cricket Development Groups
(CDGs). The emphasis on cricket development will be through these clubs, whether they be Focus
clubs or Premier League. All affiliated clubs will be encouraged to be part of this process by 2007. It
is by this method that talent will be identified and pushed through to Representative cricket. These
groups will work closely with the CDOs, who report to the Director of the LCB.
The three Sports Partnerships of Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester are involved
through cricket partnership meetings. This is all evaluated by a Committee structure, the key
component being the Recreational Committee.
The 25 leagues (12 “professional” and 13 “amateur”), in the three development areas will remain
autonomous bodies and continue to administer their own competitions, but the LCB administrators
will continue to provide their own Countywide competitions for juniors and adults.
Specific income for Club Cricket in 2003 will be derived from the Cricket Foundation, ECB and
Sponsorship totalling £14150. Expenditure in 2003 will involve CDGs, specialist coaching courses,
club/school links and LCB competitions totalling £17150, a deficit of £3000. This shortfall is made
up from general income to the LCB.

4.   Review & Evaluation

To ensure that this process is monitored, the LCB have a comprehensive Committee structure (see
Introduction). The communication process involving clubs is clearly marked, with the main decisions
taken by the Recreation Committee and ratified by the Executive of the LCB.
The operational structure involves work through CDG’s, overseen by the CDOs who report to the
Director of the LCB. The newly-formed Sub-Committee Chairmen Committee will make
recommendations to the Executive from time to time.

5.   Facilities

Specific facility needs for Club cricket are included in the Facilities Strategy. The process of
consultation on Indoor and Outdoor provision has been extensive and allied to the aims of the
National Strategy in this respect.
The plan identified facilities needed to carry out this programme and any potential upgrades as a
result, whilst meeting the Technical Specifications TS 1-6. There are specific targets for development
and sources of funding are identified in order to carry out these projects.
However, during the period 2003-7, it will be necessary to continue the consultation process in order
to meet the specific needs of clubs through CDGs as they become more involved.

6.   Equity Groups

                     County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                            Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                             Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                 Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                          General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                              Lancashire Cricket Board

The integration of Women/Girls, Ethnic Minority Communities and Disabled cricketers is of
paramount importance. A specific plan is in place to cater for these groups (see pages 20-25).




                    County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                           Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                             Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                 Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                          General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
         Lancashire Cricket Board




DISTRICT CRICKET/
  DEVELOPMENT
     GROUPS




 County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
        Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
        Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
            Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
     General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                               Lancashire Cricket Board
                  DISTRICT CRICKET/DEVELOPMENT GROUPS

1.   Vision
To ensure that each of the 27 local Cricket Development Groups co-ordinate and deliver both
National and Local Initiatives by producing a local plan, based on local needs and local
circumstances and to ensure that all affiliated clubs are represented.

Role of Partnerships

The recent formation of the three County Cricket Partnerships (Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater
Manchester) means that each CDG is represented and it is these partnerships that will decide on
how the game is delivered across the County, through consultation will all key organisations
involved in the game in the County.

2.    Specific strategic Priorities/Objectives (including Minimum Quality Standards (MQS).

(1)   Local Cricket Development Groups (CDGs)

a)    To ensure each Development Group becomes constituted and that its activity is
       sustained: Cricket Development Groups within Lancashire consist of club representatives,
       coaches, teachers, volunteers, Sports Development Officers and the appropriate Cricket
       Development Officer. Whilst the Cricket Development Officer and Sports Development Officer
       provide professional support and advice, each group is encouraged to become constituted and
       take ownership of the plan for cricket within their borough. 27 Cricket Development Groups
       within Lancashire are constituted.

b)    To produce a Cricket Development Plan: based on local needs and local circumstances.
      This plan will mirror the ECB National Strategy and the LCB Development Plan. 27 Cricket
      Development Groups within Lancashire have their own local Development Plan. The plan
      should consist of Primary, Secondary, Club, District and Representative cricket.

c)    To actively encourage each group to access external sources of funding: the LCB is
      funded in several ways, which are highlighted elsewhere in this document. Each CDG should
      be encouraged to apply for Local Authority grants, Sport England funds and take account of
      ECB/LCB schemes. The appropriate CDO will provide guidance on this.

d)    To ensure clear and consistent player pathways in each Development Group: CDGs are
      important in the talent identification process. The pathway is highlighted in the
      “Representative” section of this document. More clubs will nominate players for assessment
      through CDGs by 2007.

e)    To ensure each area of activity complies with the ECB National Strategy and Minimum
      Quality Standards.

f)    To ensure that CDG’s will be mainly responsible for District Cricket from 2007: to
      provide and administer District Cricket at U11, U13, and 15 (based on local needs) by 2007.

(2)   Clubs

a)    To actively encourage all affiliated clubs to be members of CDG’s:
      Lancashire Cricket Board and each Development Group will actively encourage all affiliated
      clubs to attend local Development Group meetings. This is particularly important in ensuring
      that clubs receive advice and support on National and Local initiatives, funding, prioritising
      for Clubmark and that all clubs are encouraged to nominate players for District/County
      Representative cricket (see District Cricket). Clubs will use the meetings as an opportunity to

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      receive support from the LCB along with regular face-to-face contact with their local Cricket
      Development Officer.

(3)   District Cricket
a)     To ensure that CDGs will be mainly responsible for District Cricket from 2007: this will
       be delivered by local cricket Development Groups as a complete package based on local needs.
       A comprehensive District programme will provide for talent identification, winter and summer
       practice and competition. The programme will meet the ECB Minimum Quality Standards.

b)    To ensure the talent assessment process is objective and consistent: the process that
      assesses the potential talent of players and ensures every child playing club/school cricket in
      the sub-county area (district) has the opportunity to be considered for the development squad
      (District Squad).

c)    The assessment process will be overseen via the Cricket Development Officer (via the
      local Development Group).

d)    To offer a comprehensive and wide-ranging district squad programme: that ensures an
      opportunity for potentially talented players to receive the sub-county area squad development
      programme (District Squads), which will offer high quality coaching, with good practice
      facilities to bridge the gap between Club and County Representative cricket. The Lancashire
      Cricket Board’s District Match programme will form part of the selection process for County
      Representative Cricket. The aim will be to identify a squad of no more than 16 players.

e)    To ensure that District Cricket meets MQS.

3.    Resources

In order to deliver a comprehensive District programme, delivered by local Development Groups,
resources are required to meet the requirement of the ECB Minimum Quality Standards. These
resources are mainly financial, with any human resources or facility requirements being highlighted.

Funding to aid CDGs in their activity can come from the Cricket Foundation, Active Sports, Awards
for All, Local authority funding and Sponsorship.

Specific income for District cricket in 2003 will be derived from the Cricket Foundation totalling
£11000. Expenditure in 2003 will entail club/school partnerships, club seminars/training,
specialist courses and volunteers’ courses. This totals £12200, a deficit of £1200. The shortfall is
made up from general income to the LCB.




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REPRESENTATIVE
   CRICKET




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                              REPRESENTATIVE CRICKET

1     Vision

To provide a clearly defined development pathway for all talented young cricketers to have
the chance to aspire to County and International status. An objective and consistent process
that assesses and selects players on a continuous basis.
This will be done through School, club, district (League) and Representative cricket using
available resources of coaching network and facilities, in conjunction with LCB Committees,
Sports Partnerships and Development Groups.

2.    Specific Strategic Priorities/Objectives (including Minimum Quality Standards (MQS)

(1)   Talent Assessment and Selection Process

a)    To manage and administer this process effectively: the whole procedure will be overseen
      by the LCCC Academy Director, aided by a coaching and management network. This has
      been in place for some considerable time and will be constantly updated and improved in
      terms of standards.
b)    To provide a system of nominations that gives opportunity to all: players will be invited
      for nomination from Schools, Clubs, Districts (Development Group Squads), Area teams and
      League sides, and those selected become part of the Levels of Excellence Programme, which
      underpins the system. The actual process is undertaken by Management/Coaches at a series
      of indoor/outdoor trials at primary XI, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U19.
c)    To ensure there is an effective Countywide scouting system: Scouts are appointed to all
      Leagues, both Junior and Senior, to aid this process and ensure that those not nominated are
      given an opportunity based on performance. They will work closely with the Vice-Chairman of
      the LCB and the Academy Director and this list will be constantly reviewed. Details of scouts
      are sent to all Leagues and any changes are posted on the LCB website.
d)    To involve the County Partnership in this process: a Cricket Partnership Group exists in
      each Development area to deal with all aspects of development. In this process, scouts, clubs,
      leagues, schools, the partnership itself and the governing body will be present to ensure that
      any further nominations can be taken from all other areas of the game. In addition, the link
      exists to facilitate any other development needs in the talent identification process.
e)    To ensure that all clubs have the opportunity to nominate their best players: clubs will
      be encouraged to join one of the 27 Cricket Development Groups which are established
      Countywide. At present, a third of the 380 affiliated clubs are involved. The aim is to raise
      this to 50% by 2005 and 75% by 2007 (approximately 285 clubs). This enables a clear route
      by which all boys/girls can be identified.
f)    To establish a clear order of priority in dealing with club cricket: it is important to
      prioritise which clubs will provide more opportunity for youngsters and encourage others to
      follow this route and share best practice. The LCB have decided that the order of priority is
      FOCUS CLUBS, CLUBMARK CLUBS, PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS, CDG CLUBS, AFFILIATED
      CLUBS, and OTHER CLUBS. It is, of course, expected that the majority of clubs, which
      provide the bulk of nominations, are already Focus, Clubmark, Premier League, CDG and
      Affiliated. If not, they are almost certainly current members of a CDG and affiliated to the
      LCB.
g)    To assess the players against a set of Minimum Quality Standards (MQS): they will be
      judged by Technical ability, Tactical awareness, Physical fitness, Mental strength and
      Commitment. The LCB will also include Lifestyle Management and an element of Psychology
      in the process.
h)    To ensure that the process is continuous: Managers/Coaches are looking for a squad of 16
      players and are mindful of the need to allow players to leave or join the squad dependent on
      performance. Therefore, assessment and selection is ongoing beyond trial periods.
i)    To cement an accepted player pathway: the accepted pathway if as follows;


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j)     To ensure that each group has a Level III coach: the selection process for each age group
       will be managed by the Team Manager and have a Coach whose minimum qualification is ECB
       Level III.

(2)   County Squad Development Programme

a)     To establish squads of 16 at all Development Age Groups: this is well established, using
       the best facilities (TS-2/4) and coaches (minimum ECB Level III) in Lancashire. Only the
       Primary XI does not meet these criteria, which will be addressed. Each squad will contain no
       more than 16 players.
b)     To ensure that all players’ progress is monitored: all players’ progress is recorded on a
       database and they work to individual profiles through five stages.
c)     To provide Winter Squad Coaching: indoor Winter Squad Coaching will take place in
       January to April each year from 2003-7, run by the Head Coach for the team. All core
       elements will be focused on.
d)     To provide Specialist Coaching: this will take place from January to the end of the season
       each year from 2003-7, delivered to specific players across all age groups by discipline specific
       coaches (minimum ECB Level III). Sessions are in pace bowling, spin bowling, batting
       (pace/spin), Wicket keeping and captaincy.
e)     To provide One-to-One Coaching: this will take place from January to the end of the season
       each year from 2003-7, delivered through squad coaches to specific players depending on
       needs arising from player profiles. Video analysis will be used and, when completed, the ECB
       Child Protection Policy observed from April 2003.
f)     To provide outdoor Middle Practice: this has proved difficult due to the availability of
       quality grass pitches and the busy match programme. Each squad will play friendly matches
       early season and the match programme will be curtailed to include middle practice at least
       once per month overseen by the Team Manager/Coach.
g)     To provide an Inter County Match Programme: this will take place between May and
       August each year from 2003-7 at each age group, with U13/15 and 17 competitions as a
       priority. U19 will be maintained as important providing a traditional pathway into County
       Second XI cricket and beyond. Although all age groups are LCB teams, the U11-15 will be
       administered by the Lancashire Schools Cricket Association (LSCA), the U16 & 17 by the LCB,
       with the U19 run by the Lancashire Cricket Federation (LCF).
h)     To allow the better players to progress into Senior teams: at the discretion of the Academy
       Director, Academy Coach, age group Team Managers/Coaches and in conjunction with the
       LCB Team Manager and the LCCC Coaching staff, it is important that the very best players
       have the opportunity to represent Lancashire at LCB U21 level, LCCC 2 nd XI or to become
       Staff players.
i)     To observe various MQS/directives in the playing of Representative Cricket: all teams
       will observe the fast bowling directives, the rules on the wearing of helmets and the guidelines
       on overplay. Managers and Coaches will ensure a balance between match play, rest and
       development sessions.


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j)    To find alternative sources of funding and underpin the Match Programme: in view of the
      present financial climate (see section 3), it is important to seek extra funding. The aim is to
      have a main sponsor of this programme in place by 2005. It is difficult to access other Local
      Authority or Sport England funds for this part of LCB activity.

3.   Resources

This process will take place from 2003-7 involving a yearly cycle and will be delivered and overseen
by a network of Officers, Managers, Coaches, Administrators, Volunteers and Committees.

The paid Officers involved in this process are the Director of the LCB, the Cricket Development
Officers (3), and the LCCC Director of the Academy. They will be responsible for the establishing and
monitoring of an operational network as outlined in section 2, consisting of Managers, Coaches and
Volunteers. Managers and Coaches will be selected to exacting standards, whilst the latter will
consist of club and league Secretaries, Managers, Coaches, League Scouts and Administrators, as
well as those from schools. They will be supported by a team of Administrators, including the LCB
Secretary, LCB Administrator, Lancashire Schools Cricket Association (LSCA), Lancashire Cricket
Federation (LCF) and the three Sports Partnerships of Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater
Manchester.
This is all evaluated by a Committee structure (see introduction), the key component being the
Development of Excellence Committee.

The Identification, assessment and the playing of a comprehensive Practice and Match Programme is
difficult to finance effectively. The Treasurer of the LCB, aided by the Secretary will oversee this
process. A budget will be drawn up each year for 2003-7 for the Excellence part of LCB activities
and monitored by the Executive/Development of Excellence Committees. The LCB have been active
in seeking alternative sources of funding rather than relying on the ECB, cricket foundation and the
Lancashire County Cricket Club. Overall income comes from the Lancashire Youth Coaching
Scheme, LCCC Development Association, affiliation fees from clubs, investment income, LCCC Youth
Trust and Sponsorship from Thwaites (KO competitions until 2005), AGMA (U16 Cricket Festival for
2003 and beyond), and Woodworm LWCA until 2004). Over and above this, funding has been
received from Local Authorities and Sport England to supplement various programmes.

Specific Excellence income in 2003 will be derived from the Cricket Foundation, ECB and the LCCC
Youth Trust, totalling £36650. Expenditure in 2003 will entail the use of Indoor Centres, Sports
Science Programme, Coaching fees, LSCA grant for U11 –15, LCB U16/17, LFC grant (U19) and
LWCA grant. In addition, there are travel and administration costs. This totals £43100, a deficit of
some £6450. The shortfall is made up from general income to the LCB.
This situation is addressed in section (2) j).

4.   Review & Evaluation

To ensure that this process is monitored, the LCB have a comprehensive Committee structure (see
introduction).
The pathway for success is clear and there are many people involved in this process. The main
decisions are taken by the Development of Excellence Committee and ratified by the Executive of the
LCB. The operational structure involves the Director of the Academy through the Director of the
LCB and the established network.

5.   Facilities

Specific facility needs for Representative Cricket are included in the Facilities Strategy. The process
of the consultation on Indoor and Outdoor provision has been extensive and allied to the aims of the
National Strategy in this respect.
The plan identifies facilities needed to carry out this programme and any potential upgrades as a
result, whilst meeting the Technical Specifications TS 1-6. There are specific targets for development
and sources of funding are identified in order to carry out these projects.
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However, during the period 2003/7, it will be necessary to continue the consultation process in
order to meet the specific needs of schools through CDGs as they become more involved.

6.   Equity Groups

The integration of Women/Girls, Ethnic Minority Communities and Disabled cricketers is of
paramount importance. A specific plan is in place to cater for these groups (see pages 20-25).




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                                             WOMEN & GIRLS
1.   Vision

Lancashire to have County Champions at U13 and 15 Level by 2005 and U17 and U19 Level by
2007. Lancashire to be in the County Championship Division 1 by 2003 and to be Champions
by 2007.

2.   Specific Strategic Priorities/Objectives

a)    To increase the levels of competition within the County by 25% by 2005 and by 40% by
      2007: specific girls coaching will be increased in all development areas from 2003 under a
      Head Coach of ECB Level III minimum. Prioritise a Level III female coach by 2004.
b)    To provide Level III coaches for all County teams by 2003: the LCB U13, 15 and Senior
      Team will be coached by a minimum of Level III from 2003 season.
c)    To promote girls’ cricket through CGDs: relevant cluster schools will be targeted by local
      CDGs nearest LWCA Lancashire League clubs. Schools coaching sessions will be delivered in
      areas where children can be fed into these clubs. Girls’ competitions will be promoted at
      these venues.
d)    To establish District Girls’ Cricket: this will be done using the Active Sports structure in
      consultation with the Sports Partnership by 2004. The finals of the District Competitions will
      be part of the various Youth Games in 2004.
e)    To help develop the LWCA Lancashire Cricket League: by attendance at LWCA Committee
      and funding support as necessary. Clubs will be encouraged to nominate more girls into LCB
      squads.
f)    To encourage one Lancashire League Club to achieve National Premier League status by
      2005 and three by 2007.

3.   Resources

The CDO for Greater Manchester currently oversees the Women/Girls’ development programme
across the county, working closely with the three Sports Partnerships, specific sports and clubs and
LCB coaches, as well as the Lancashire Women’s Cricket Association (LWCA).
From 2003, it will be necessary to allow the County teams to be totally administered and coached by
the LCB, whilst the LWCA can pool its resources into running the Lancashire League.
Funding comes from the Cricket Foundation and is part of the Representative programme
highlighted earlier in this document. The LWCA manage their own funds.

4.   Review & Evaluation

The main process for reviewing and evaluating the Women/Girls’ programme is through the
Development of Excellence Committee of the LCB. The reporting structure is contained in this
document. The LWCA Executive, and Head Coach of the County Teams, provides a forum for
improved consultation on all aspects of the Women/Girls’ game and helps to identify any future
needs.

5.   Facilities

Specific facility needs for Women/Girls’ cricket are included in the Facilities Strategy. The process of
consultation on Indoor and Outdoor provision has been extensive and allied to the aims of the
National Strategy in this respect.
The plan identified facilities to carry out this programme and any potential upgrades as a result,
whilst meeting the Technical Specifications TS 1-6. There are specific targets for development and
sources of funding are identified in order to carry out these projects.
However, during the period 2003-2007, it will be necessary to continue the consultation process in
order to meet the specific needs of LWCA clubs through CDGs as they become more involved.

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                                            DISABILITIES
1.    Vision

To provide all appropriate opportunities for cricketers with a physical or learning disability or
visual impairment.

2.    Specific Strategic Priorities/Objectives including Minimum Quality Standards (MQS)

(1)   Special Needs Schools

a)    To ensure existing special needs schools competitions are sustained: the three
       development areas will continue to run these competitions based on local needs.
b)    To link these programs into disability clubs: those that have sections for cricketers with a
       disability.
c)    To continue to provide INSET training for special needs schools staff: utilising HOWZAT
       1st innings resource and Youth Sport Trust Top Cards.

(2)   Adult Resource Centres

a)    To ensure existing Adult Resource Centre competitions are sustained: the three
      development areas will continue to run these competitions based on local needs.
b)    To link these programmes into disability clubs: those that have sections for cricketers with
      a disability.
c)    To continue to provide training for Adult Resource Centre Staff: based on local
      needs.

(3)   Clubs

a)    To establish a section for cricketers with a disability in one club per development area
      by 2007: the lead CDO will work closely with three clubs to enhance or establish disability
      cricket within that club.
b)    To establish funding streams and resources for these specific clubs: the lead CDO will
          work closely with these three clubs to ensure sufficient funding for activities.
c)    To link the existing programmes to these clubs by 2007: the Special Needs and Adult
          Resource Centre competitions will be operated in these clubs, as well as hosting County
          teams.

(4)   LCB Disabilities/Visually Impaired Squads

a)    To oversee and administer the management of the disabilities and visually impaired
      squads including match play: the management of these squads and resultant administration
      will be overseen by the lead CDO. A network of managers, coaches, administrators and
      volunteers will be established under this direction.
b)    To provide pre-season training: this will be organised by the lead CDO in conjunction with
      both the manager and coach.

3.    Resources

The CDO for Merseyside and West Lancashire currently oversees the disability programme across
the County. Working in partnership with Sport and Disability Officers, Sports Development Officers
and key volunteers, a programme for schools cricket, Adult Resource Centres and Excellence
programmes currently exists in each of the three development areas, based on local needs.
In order to deliver an effective disability programme, from schools/Adult Resource Centres to clubs
and into excellence, external funding and resources is a necessity. Working in partnership with
Sports and Disability Officers and other disability organisations is therefore essential. It is the
North West Disabilities Cricket Forum that will continue to bring these organisations together. It
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is this Forum that decided on the delivery of the programme, ensuring a consistent and formal
approach. The Forum will also look to attract funding for future development programmes. Funding
comes from the Cricket Foundation, Active Sports, Awards for All, sponsorship, British Association
for Cricketers with a Disability 9BACD), Galloway’s and British Blind Sports (BBS).

4.   Review & Evaluation

The main process for reviewing and evaluating the Disabilities programme will be via the North West
Disabilities Cricket Forum. Consultation on the delivery of the programme is therefore crucial in
ensuring that the plans meet the needs of the area and it will be the review and evaluation of these
plans that will highlight the effectiveness of them.
LCB Reporting Structure contained elsewhere in this document underpins this work and allows for
discussion through the Development Committee.

5.   Facilities

The main facility needs for Disabilities cricket are included in the facilities Strategy. The process of
consultation on Indoor and Outdoor provision has been extensive and allied to the aims of the
National Strategy in this respect.
The plan identifies facilities needed to carry out this programme and any potential upgrades as a
result, whilst meeting the Technical Specifications TS 1-6. There are specific targets for development
and sources of funding are identified in order to carry out these projects.
However, during the period 2003-7, it will be necessary to continue the consultation process in order
to meet the specific needs of clubs through CDGs as they become more involved.




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        MINORITY
         ETHNIC
       COMMUNITY




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                           MINORITY ETHNIC COMMUNITY
1.   Vision

To develop pathways for the Ethnic Groups into mainstream cricket through greater
communication, understanding of the issues and by providing support, advice and guidance
on the development programmes, which are specifically aimed at Ethnic Minority
Communities.

2.   Specific strategic Priorities/Objectives

a)    To work with the Minority Communities to further empower and support the
      infrastructure that exists for cricket within the community: this will be judged by an
      increase of the number of MEC Officials, those employed within the LCB, the number of MEC
      on LCB Committees and MEC within club committees. Existing MEC Development Groups
      need to be further established and it is necessary to establish new MEC Development Groups.
      More MEC should be encouraged to be LCCC members. Administration courses will be
      organised as well as training courses on equality.
b)    To ensure that schools with high numbers of MEC pupils are involved in the
      programmes and teaching of cricket both in curriculum and extra curricular time:
      schools will be provided with relevant resource packs and INSET courses will be conducted for
      teachers. In addition, it is important to inform parents of the structure of cricket. Coaches of
      a minimum of Level I and “ECB Coaching in Schools” Module will enter schools involved with
      CDG “clusters” in curriculum and extra curricular time. They will be encouraged to organise
      new Kwik/Inter cricket and indoor competitions. More schools will be invited to compete in
      the LSCA inter school tournaments.
c)    To ensure people from Minority Ethnic Communities have the opportunity to play and
      become involved in the game in a fully structured, organised and resourced club
      environment: Focus clubs will be targeted to accept more MEC juniors within highly
      populated MEC areas. Other mainstream clubs will be made aware of the need to integrate.
d)    To ensure that there is representation at District and County level from people from
      Minority Ethnic Communities, which is reflective of their participation levels: MEC to be
      represented in all County age group teams and given the opportunity through trials or squad
      sessions. Those CDGs involved with school “clusters” from high MEC will ensure their
      nominations. Active Sport will play a large part in the talent identification process at levels *.
e)    To increase the number and standard of coaches, officials and volunteers from Minority
      Ethnic Communities: there will be a 50% increase in coaches by 2007 having provided
      courses at Levels I, II and III. MEC will have a coach mentor by 2005. ACU&S will target
      MEC to attend their courses and volunteers will be encouraged through a Development Plan
      by 2007.
f)    To implement the recommendations of the Clean Bowl Racism Report: all
      recommendations have been achieved and this will be reviewed and evaluated between 2003-
      7.
g)    To work towards achieving the Sporting Equals standards for Governing Bodies: this will
      be achieved at Advanced Level.
h)    To achieve a position whereby Cricket is the most popular and participated sport in the
      County amongst the MEC population: cricket will be high profile amongst MEC and this will
      happen through increased funding (see section 3). It will be judged by the involvement of
      MEC, whether watching or playing.

3.   Resources

The CDO for Lancashire currently oversees the MEC development programme across the County,
working closely with Community leaders, specific schools, clubs, Sports Partnerships and LCB
coaches and administrators.
A MEC Countywide plan already exists and is available on request. In addition, the “Clean Bowl
Racism” plan provides a set of criteria to work to. In order to deliver an effective MEC programme,
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external funding and resources are a necessity. No direct funding comes from the Cricket
Foundation although there is provision in the LCB budget to provide for part of this programme
through schools, clubs and representative cricket. MEC can access alternative sources of funding
from ECB initiatives (Beach/Street cricket), Awards for All, Sport England, New Opportunities Fund,
the Foundation for Sport and the Arts, the Lord’s Taverners, Institute of Sport Sponsorship-
Sportsmatch, Local Authorities, rate reduction and relief, National Playing Fields Association, Sports
Aid, Landfill Tax and local sponsorship.


4.   Review & Evaluation

The main process for reviewing and evaluating the MEC programme is through the Development
Committee of the LCB. The reporting structure is contained in this document.
However, this group receives guidance from the lead CDO after consultation with community leaders
and relevant bodies through the County MEC Forum, which is in place. CDGs will take further
ownership of this plan in areas of high MEC.

5.    Facilities

Specific facility needs for MEC are included in the Facilities Strategy. The process of consultation on
Indoor and Outdoor provision has been extensive and allied to the aims of the National Strategy in
this respect.
The plan identifies facilities needed to carry out this programme and any potential upgrades as a
result, whilst meeting the Technical Specifications TS 1-6. There are specific targets for development
and sources of funding are identified in order to carry out these projects. However, during the
period 2003-7, it will be necessary to continue the consultation process in order to meet the specific
needs of LWCA clubs through CDGs as they become more involved.




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COACH EDUCATION




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                                      COACH EDUCATION

1.    Vision

To ensure that there are sufficient appropriately qualified coaches at all levels to meet the
future development needs of cricket in Lancashire. This will be done through liasing with the
three County Sports Partnerships (Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester), the 27
Cricket Development Groups and the 90 Focus clubs.

2.   Specific Strategic Priorities

a)    Level I Coaching Courses: after consultation with three partnerships, 27 Development
      Groups and 90 Focus clubs, provide sufficient courses to meet their immediate and future
      needs.
b)    Level II Coaching Courses: after consultation with three partnerships, 27 Development
      Groups, 90 Focus clubs and Level I coaches, provide at least two Level II courses in each of
      the three development areas.
c)    Level III Coaching courses: allow sufficiently qualified and experienced coaches to take the
      Level III Coaching Award. This course will be run biennially in the North West. There will also
      be the opportunity for coaches to attend the nationally centred Level III coaches.
d)    Coach Development Workshops: to provide sufficient and appropriate workshops to Focus
      club coaches to enable those who aspire to climb the coaching ladder to make smooth
      progress. To enable extra work to be focused on specific weaknesses and problems.
e)    To meet the demands of “Clubmark”: to enable the 90 Focus clubs and coaches to meet the
      specific demands of Clubmark by providing Child Protection courses, First Aid courses and
      NCF courses.
f)    Mentoring: to train and provide sufficient mentors in the three development areas to serve the
      needs of all Focus club coaches.
g)    Monitoring: to monitor coaches working on Active Sport programmes and the County
      Coaching Scheme. To aid coaches and to identify potential excellence coaches.
h)    Overseas Players Courses: each year to provide a Level I and Level II course designed
      specifically for the Professionals coming from overseas to play in the three development areas.
i)    Master class and Refresher Courses: to provide a series of master class and refresher
      courses, to provide coaches with expert instruction and to advise them of recent development.
j)    Premier League: to ensure that at least 50% Premier League clubs have a Level III coach by
      2007.
k)    Tutor Training: to ensure that there are sufficient Tutors and Assessors to meet the demands
      of Level I and Level II courses in the three development areas.
l)    ECB Coaches Association (ECBCA): to ensure that all coaches are members of the
      association and are connected with a Development Group. Each Development Group will have
      a member responsible for the welfare of coaches.

3.    Resources

This process will take place from 2003-7 and will involve a yearly cycle of courses and evaluation. It
will be overseen by the Coach Education Co-ordinator and the Development Committee. The three
CDO’s will assist and advise on the delivery of the process.
The operation will be staffed by ECB staff coaches with Tutor Level II and Level III status. They will
deliver and assess courses and will be assisted on Level I courses by Level III coaches who are
seeking Level I tutor status.

Mentoring and monitoring will also be in the hands of Staff Coaches.

The whole process will be monitored by the Development Sub-committee of the LCB. The Coach
Education Co-ordinator will report to the LCB Development Committee on a bimonthly basis and
operationally to the LCB Director.

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The Development Committee’s decisions will then be ratified by the Executive.

4.   Review & Evaluation

The LCB Committee structure is contained elsewhere in this document. In this instance, the Coach
Education Co-ordinator will report to the LCB Development Committee on a bimonthly basis and
operationally to the LCB Director.
The Development Committee’s decisions will then be ratified by the Executive.

5.   Facilities

Specific Facility needs for Coach Education are included in the Facilities strategy. The process of
consultation on Indoor and Outdoor provision has been extensive and allied to the aims of the
National Strategy in this respect.
The plan identifies facilities needed to carry out this programme and any potential upgrades as a
result, whilst meeting the Technical Specifications TS 1-6. There are specific targets for development
and sources of funding are identified in order to carry out these projects.
However, during the period 2003-7, it will be necessary to continue the consultation process in order
to meet the specific needs of LWCA clubs through CDG’s as they become more involved.




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          UMPIRES &
           SCORERS




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                                     UMPIRES & SCORERS

1.   Vision

To ensure that there are sufficient, appropriately qualified Umpires and Scorers to provide the
necessary training.

2.   Specific strategic Priorities/Objectives

a)    To support Leagues in the promotion of Umpires and Scorers: The organisation of this
      process is undertaken by Leagues. Support will be provided on issues of discipline, man
      management and distribution of information.
b)    To foster the partnership between the ACU&S and the LCB: a representative of the
      Association of Cricket Umpires & Scorers will continue to sit on the Development Committee
      of the LCB and report on relevant training, induction and refresher courses as well as
      seminars. The responsibility for recruitment and retention of Umpires and Scorers lies with
      the ACU&S and the relevant Leagues.
c)    To actively encourage people from all backgrounds to be part of the ACU&S.
d)    To assist in the standardisation process for upgrading Umpires: the ACU&S propose to
      have all Umpires graded by 2007.
e)    To aid the recruitment of Scorers through Clubs and Schools: many children enthused by
      cricket cannot continue to play but will be encouraged to be part of the game as scorers.

This process is mainly overseen by the ACU&S and a representative sits on the Development
Committee of the LCB. A reporting structure is contained elsewhere in this document.
The 25 leagues administer the appointment of Umpires and individual clubs select Scorers.




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        MARKETING




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                                             MARKETING
LCB Development activity will be funded by many different sources from 2003-7. It is increasingly
difficult to maintain all the initiatives without actively seeking alternative sources of funding. At
present, out of a turnover of approximately £320,000, the Cricket Foundation provides just over one
third. This serves to illustrate how fast Cricket Development has moved on, as at the onset of the
LCB some six years ago, CF funding was almost 95%.

The other sources of LCB funding are well explained elsewhere in this document. However, the LCB
is committed to expanding its funding streams by specific marketing and PR priorities.

a)    To further develop an interactive website: the LCB has developed a new website designed
      to increase communications between officers and, in particular, clubs. It will contain all
      aspects of activity and give the public the opportunity to interact and contribute to the
      development of cricket. This will be linked to the LCCC Development Association auction site,
      which aims to provide extra funds to develop cricket.
b)    To establish and maintain a database of all affiliated clubs: at present there are 380
      affiliated clubs. 180 are contained on a database and this will be complete by 2004. It will
      enable officers to contact clubs in specific areas about specific activities and will be more cost
      effective and less time consuming.
c)    To provide website and database training for specific staff: the database will be run
      through the website later in 2003 and the LCB Director, Secretary, Administrator, CDO’s,
      LSCA Co-ordinator, primary Coaching Co-ordinator and Coach Education Officer will receive
      training in how to update web pages and target clubs, schools and the public through the
      database.
d)    To continue to inform through the LCB Newsletter: the “LCB News” will be revamped from
      2003 to include articles about specific Clubs and Leagues. It will be circulated twice a year
      until 2007 to Clubs, Leagues, Schools, CDGs, constituent bodies, partners, current sponsors,
      local media and County Boards. The LCB will continue to monitor the cost effectiveness of
      this exercise.
e)    To establish links in the Lancashire “Spin” Magazine: the LCB will run a regular article in
      this wide circulation LCCC Newsletter, which will be very specific and contain news stories
      from around the County on any very important news.
f)    To develop LCB Marketing Material: from 2003, the LCB will produce and distribute its own
      brochure. This will contain information on sponsorship, the Academy, equity groups and
      facilities. This will be reviewed annually until 2007.
g)    To maintain existing links: the deal with Thwaites for the Lancashire KO Competition has
      been renewed from 2003/5 and it is planned to extend this beyond 2007. AGMA will sponsor
      the Under 16 Cricket Festival for 2003 and this will be reviewed annually until 2007.
      Woodworm will sponsor the equipment of the Lancashire Women’s Team until 2004 and this
      deal has an option to extend to 2006.
h)    To establish new sponsorship links: through the website, LCB news, database, articles and
      marketing brochure, the LCB is targeting a major sponsor by 2005.

The Director of the LCB will oversee this activity. A Marketing Committee will be set up from 2003
with the Marketing and Sales Department of LCCC to hold quarterly meetings to review and evaluate
this area. This group will report to the Sub-Committee Chairmen Committee of the LCB when
necessary.




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                 LCB
              FACILITIES
              STRATEGY




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                                       LCB FACILITIES STRATEGY

     1.   The National Perspective

          The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was established on 1st January 1997 as a result of
          the merger of the Cricket Council, Test & County Cricket Board (TCCB) and the National
          Cricket Association (NCA). The creation of a single National Governing Body for Cricket in
          England and Wales received full support of Government and Sport England (English Sports
          Council) and the Sports Council for Wales. Since its inception, the ECB has achieved much
          by bringing together a previously fragmented game through the identification of common
          objectives.

          Sport, including cricket, has enjoyed a significant financial boost in recent years with
          substantial capital facility investment from the Lottery Sports Fund, SportsLot, Sports Ground
          Initiative, Foundation for Sport & the Arts, as well as local authorities. However, there is still
          much to be achieved and cricket has to adopt a strategic approach to facility provision with
          priorities identified in close consultation with key partner agencies. It is only by doing so that
          cricket can systematically and effectively address its development needs.

          There is an immediate need to:

                 Prioritise areas for future investment
                 Encourage new and creative partnerships
                 Continue to seek additional funding
                 Avoid unnecessary duplication of facilities


          The National Facilities Strategy (NFS) has been produced to service the facility requirement of
          the game whilst supporting the National Strategy for Cricket (2000-2004). The Strategy
          embraces the ECB’s ongoing commitment to a policy of equal opportunities and increased
          participation are all important elements. Facility provision must be open to all, irrespective of
          age, gender, disability, race ethnic origin, creed, colour, social status and sexual orientation.
          Since there are significant ethnic minority populations in the inner cities, the matter of inner
          city facility provision and availability is very much on the ECB agenda and in line with
          Government (Sport England) policy for inner city regeneration.

          The Strategy is designed as a long-term commitment to establishing and managing a high
          quality and accessible facility network. At the Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB), we have a vital
          role to play in identifying the facility priorities within the County deserving of investment.
          However, the Strategy must remain flexible in its implementation to take account of local
          planning and other restrictions that might occur. The Strategy will set out to ensure that
          appropriate facilities of the right standard are available and to analyse these requirement.

2.        County Cricket Boards

          Whilst the ECB define things nationally, the situation amongst the 38 Counties is extremely
          varied. The respective stages of development, both in a playing and a facilities sense, are
          vastly different and County Boards need to ensure priority is given to these facilities, which
          meet their own needs as regards participation and performance in the short to mid-term.

          The Lancashire Cricket Board is responsible for the governing of recreational cricket in three
          counties Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. It is the second largest
          development area in the country containing some 520 clubs in 25 properly constituted
          Leagues and 2330 schools of all types. The LCB are responsible for carrying out their
          Development Plan and allying it to the NS with seven core areas, of which the LCB deal with
          five:

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     1.    Primary Schools
     The basic introduction and participation/interest in the game.

     2.    Secondary Schools
     Continued participation and interest

     3.   Club Cricket
     Organised participation, coaching and competition within a structured club network.


     4.     District Cricket
     Localised talent identification and development programme.

     5.    Representative Cricket
     Quality development programme for selected talented players.

     The other two areas are First Class Cricket and the England Teams, thus spawning the
     slogan “from playground to test arena”.

3.   Broad Facility Needs

     In general, there is sufficient Indoor accommodation. The main priority is for these centres to
     be upgraded with those catering for wider District and County requirements taking
     precedence.
     There is a need to ensure that each borough has a centre unless there are main regional
     centres, which are accessible (i.e. Old Trafford). Service providers should be encouraged to
     ensure access at convenient times to allow cricket practice to take place. There is also a need
     to encourage clubs to upgrade pavilions and support facilities to minimum standards, as
     this is the main reason that grounds are not used to their optimum level and discourages
     participation in the game. It is felt that by bringing these up to a basic standard it will act as
     a catalyst for junior development.

     Outdoor facilities within schools are in short supply and are poor in standard. At Primary
     and Secondary Schools and in Junior Club sections, it may be unrealistic to provide and
     maintain good quality grass facilities. The priority is for good, artificial pitches. These are
     relatively cheap to install and can sustain heavy use whilst retaining true and safe bounce.
     Similarly, given the general absence of quality practice areas at clubs, the provision of
     artificial practice areas is a priority. As the game focuses more and more on the quality of
     coaching and the preparation of the players, so the demands made on flexible and versatile
     surfaces will increase.
     However, it is still necessary to improve the quality of practice and match grass pitches,
     especially at “professional” league, District and Representative level. A high quality, grass-
     playing surface is a fundamental element in ensuring both standards of play and safety. This
     issue has been overlooked and has received little investment in terms of finance or human
     resources.

     Good grass pitches take time to develop and mature and generally require considerable
     investment and attention. Long-term security of tenure for cricket clubs is vital to allow
     cost effective development. Priority must, therefore, be given to safeguarding facilities under
     threat by sale of grounds or non-renewal of leases.

4.   Facilities in Lancashire

     It has been necessary to consider the following issues as appropriate in producing this
     Strategy:


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              An audit of current facility standards in all areas.
              Access/Availability of priority facilities.
              Priority venues for County Board seniors and age range squad programmes.
              Priority venues for District Cricket Programmes.
              Facility requirements in “Premier” Leagues.
              Facility requirements in properly constituted Leagues.
              Facility needs at Primary and Secondary Schools.
              The general needs of equity groups.

     Consideration of these issues has involved liaison with a wide range of facility providers to
     produce plans for usage and, where necessary, funding applications to put these plans into
     practice. Local Authorities (LAs), Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Private Contractors,
     Clubs and Schools have a key role to play in sharing the ownership of this development.
     There are limited resources available to invest in facilities and it is important that any
     investment, however small, is related to a specifically identified need and development
     objective.

     Further guidance is provided through a series of ECB Technical Specifications and
     accreditation criteria to ensure safety and quality of performance. In addition, the ECB will
     provide a Facility Advisory Service (FAS) in support of the production, implementation and
     monitoring of County Board plans.
5.   Specific Facility Needs

     An audit of INDOOR facilities used by the Lancashire Cricket Board has been carried out
     during August and September 2002. The study was done in the development areas of
     Merseyside & West Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire by the respective Cricket
     Development Officers, Bobby Denning, James Brindle and Rudra Singh.

     For this purpose, the use of each facility was assessed in respect of the following:

              1.     Youth Coaching Scheme (YCS).
              2.     Coach Education.
              3.     District Squads.
              4.     Active Sports.

     In Merseyside & West Lancashire there are currently 22 centres that the LCB use for the
     various activities. The general standard of those requiring the use of nets is good and the
     Active Sport provision is adequate. Only one centre would be in need of an upgrade in
     Liverpool.

     The availability of the centres is adequate and no other borough has a shortfall. Many users
     actually attend courses in other boroughs that are nearer to their homes.

     Of the 22 centres, 14% are used for YCS, 14% for Coach Education, 23% for District Squads
     and 64% for Active Sports. None of these facilities are “cricket specific” and the many school
     halls which are available are not deemed adequate for these activities in terms of Minimum
     Standards.

     The LCB will continue to monitor the provision of indoor facilities in Merseyside & West
     Lancashire but there are no recommendations to change their usage. Indeed, there is scope to
     use the centres more frequently if more courses could be run. It is proposed not to use the
     poor facility in Liverpool for anything other than Active Sport and to explore the possibility of
     upgrading it with the City Council.

     In Greater Manchester there are currently 23 centres used by the LCB for these purposes.
     The general standard of those requiring the use of nets is varied and the Active Sport provision
     with Wigan as to the future use of the “cricket specific” facility at Robin Park.
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 The availability is adequate and only one borough, Salford, contains no centre. However, this
 area is served by the excellent centre at Old Trafford, and, as with Merseyside, many users
 already attend courses in other boroughs closer to their homes.

 Of the 23 centres 48% are used for YCS, 35% for Coach Education, 43% for District Squads
 and 6% for Active Sports. 17% of these facilities are “cricket specific.”

 The LCB will continue to monitor these facilities but there are no recommendations to change
 their usage other than to increase it. There are plans to address the shortfall in Salford by
 upgrading a facility at Wentworth High School in partnership with Salford BC. Of the many
 other school halls available none meet the Minimum Standards.

 There are 45 centres available for use in Lancashire, of which the LCB use 29. The general
 standard of those requiring nets is varied, as is the Active Sport provision. There are no
 facilities in need of an upgrade except the one in Wyre, which we do not use at present.
 Their availability throughout this large area is excellent and many users can access better
 facilities outside there own borough, notably at Lostock Hall, Fearns and QEGS.
 Of the 45 centres, 29% are used for YCS, 36% for Coach Education, 7% for District Squads and
 33% for Active Sports. None of the facilities are “cricket specific.”
 The LCB will continue to monitor the use of these centres, notably West Craven in Pendle,
 which is not used by the LCB but meets Minimum Standards. As in the other two development
 areas, the many school halls do not meet Minimum Standards, although there is no less of a
 need to access these because of the number of centres available in Lancashire.

 In conclusion there are currently 90 available indoor facilities in the County. The general
 standard is good/average and the very good centres are used extensively for LCB activities.
 Only one borough, Salford in Greater Manchester, has no facilities meeting Minimum
 Standards although there are plans to upgrade Wentworth High School to meet this demand.
 The other upgrade is planned in Liverpool.
 Generally, participants access centres nearest their homes and not necessarily within their own
 borough.
 Of the 90 centres, 30% are used for YCS, 28% for Coach Education, 24% for District Squads
 and 54% for Active Sport. Only 6% of these are “cricket specific.”
 The LCB will continue to monitor the use of indoor facilities within the County, but there are
 no major recommendations as to the changed usage of the centres available. Indeed, there is
 scope, with increased funding, to raise the activity levels.


 An audit of OUTDOOR facilities used by the LCB in 2002 for excellence cricket was carried out
 in the autumn of that year. This was done in consultation with Team Managers and officers of
 the Board. It was found that there were 29 grounds of a high enough standard to host
 Representative Cricket: 34% in Lancashire, 38% in Greater Manchester and 28% in
 Merseyside. This does not represent the sum total of grounds of this standard, as there are
 many others deemed unsuitable.
 Seven additional grounds in Greater Manchester were used for the Festival/District Cricket,
 and County Competitions were played on another 8 grounds around the County including Old
 Trafford. In total, 44 club/school grounds were used for outdoor provision.

  In PRIMARY SCHOOLS (inclusion of State/Private/Middle), the aim is to provide a safe
surface indoors or outdoors on which to deliver curricular or extra curricular activities. There
has been a substantial growth in the number of children playing, through Kwik Cricket, and this
participation must be maintained with increased opportunity to play competitively in Festivals
and the like. It is vital that efforts are made to ensure cricket continues to meet the needs of the
National Curriculum and teachers are supported in their delivery by appropriate resources and
training facilitated by the CDOs. Primary school facilities are often limited to school halls or
playground, so it is important to try and offer flexible alternatives enabling teachers to adapt the
game to these surroundings. As these children improve, coaching becomes more prevalent so it

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is very important to establish links with local clubs to provide a clear pathway for those children
who wish to progress. Many of these links currently exist, but there are further opportunities to
develop this area, especially within inner cities. Indeed, in some cases, it is the actual club,
which will provide the facility for the school itself.

Within SECONDARY SCHOOLS (inclusive of State/Private), a safe and appropriate surface is
vital to deliver their curricular and extra curricular activities.
This provision sustains the progress made at Primary level through further competitions. Sites
are still limited however, and although there is more access to school sports halls and non-turf
pitches, there are never enough and are of a general standard below ECB Technical
Specifications. These that are of the required standard continue to be well used within the
structure of Lancashire cricket. It is in the clubs where hardball cricket will thrive on suitable
surfaces and the links with schools should continue to be encouraged.
Some sites can benefit and it is planned to develop pitches through the ECB “Improving our
Surfaces” scheme. Two sites have already been identified at Smithills in Bolton and Phillips
Park in Bury. These will have quality grass pitches and practice facilities. Other priority sites
are identified at Whalley Range CC, Ashton CC, Southport & Birkdale CC, Wigan CC and
Haslingden CC.

CRICKET CLUBS within Lancashire are commonly split into “professional” and “amateur”
leagues. The aim of those in Premier Leagues, currently 24 clubs in the West of the County, is
to meet minimum facility requirements and standards. Many of these are Focus clubs and will
be a priority for upgrading facilities including those where players change and socialise.
The other LCB affiliated clubs, some of which are also Focus clubs, should still aspire to these
standards, especially in the provision of well prepared outdoor match and practice pitches.
Many leagues now assess their grounds to try and improve and maintain these standards. This
must continue and be monitored.
However, not all clubs have their own facilities and a key factor is the Security of Tenure and
continuity of use of club and local authority grounds to ensure there are no barriers to the
development of a club. Particular regard needs to be given to the use of shared pitches by clubs.
The LCB are often restricted in their influence over clubs in particular leagues, but can provide
advice on Technical Specifications, funding, equipment and give access to the LCB Pitch Advisor
in the appropriate area. As there are so many clubs, the LCB is to concentrate on specific
priorities dependent upon the status of the club. This is contained in the Development Plan
2003-7, the priority order being Focus clubs, Clubmark, Premier League, Cricket Development
Group members, affiliated clubs and other clubs.

There has long been a problem with MEC (MINORITY ETHNIC COMMUNITIES) accessing
quality pitches. The LCB Development Plan 1999-2003 clearly states that within cricket we
should:
          “ensure equal opportunities exist for those from ethnic minorities by
          providing structures for their inclusion within the game”.
The provision of cricket facilities is placed within an historical context, therefore any new club,
of whatever origin, wishing to start up will normally only get access to local authority or other
hired facilities. In areas where there are significant proportions of people from MEC, it is often
the case that they will, therefore, be playing on the worst grounds. Indeed, sustainability of
such clubs, once enthused through schools, whether it be because of membership fees or
location.

Locally there are possible solutions:

       A significant improvement in the production of LA facilities is most important, including
        better pitches, place to sit, toilets and changing rooms. This would provide a culture
        whereby the provider is the LA and the client is the team and would mean that they
        know what to expect for their money. This could be facilitated by the County Board
        consultation with appropriate leagues.
       Seek management agreements of ground/facilities with the LAs.
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       To support MEC-led clubs to improve their own facilities and the needs of other cricket
        clubs attracting MEC players to look at their own facilities.
       For other cricket clubs to see if there is room to share.
       Hard work on the provision of new facilities specifically to service the needs of the inner
        cities. These should be strategically planned by the LCB/LAs.
       An acceptance by the LCB of the equity issues to do with grounds and the further
        acceptance that there are historical issues associated with cricket.
       An acceptance by the LAs of the need to provide opportunities for people from all
        backgrounds to progress from the “playground to the Test arena.”
       To make available Flicx pitches to areas with MEC population. Indeed, there is a
        programme of distribution planned for 2003 in which a further 21 of these surfaces will
        be given to high priority areas including those of high ethnicity.

Indoor facilities are available in terms of location throughout the County but MEC are often
prohibited due to transport, costs and religion.

There has been historical shortage of DISABLED facilities, let alone those specific to cricket.
However, those used for disabled teams, squad training, festivals and disability awareness are
spread throughout Merseyside and Lancashire.
Outdoor provision in the form of a “pan” disability club (blind, deaf, special needs and
physically impaired) exists at Bootle CC. Festivals are held at Preston CC, Sefton Park CC and
St Mary’s College, whilst the various squads have been catered for at Euxton CC, Colne CC,
Leyland CC and Burscough CC. Chorley Sports Centre and Burnley SC have provided indoor
disability awareness days, whilst Littleborough Secondary School and the Greenbank Academy
(a disability specific venue) have housed training.
In view of this shortfall of facilities in Greater Manchester, a new disabled facility has been
identified at Smithills School, Bolton. This will be used as a centre for County squads once it
has benefited from an upgrade due to the ECB “Improving our Surfaces” scheme and receive
work on the square led by the LCB Pitch Advisor.

Several clubs have formed WOMENS & GIRLS’ sections and share facilities traditionally used by
men’s teams. This is a problem in itself, as the men’s’ cricket usually takes priority and the
women have poor accessibility. A Lancashire League exists with 12 clubs, mainly in Greater
Manchester and Lancashire, with only two in Merseyside.
County squads use training and match facilities at nine venues in Greater Manchester and it is
planned to use the Smithills site in addition. The LCB now run the County squads just as they
do the boys and will access more club grounds around the whole development area. This will
spread the awareness of girl’s cricket throughout the clubs and ensure this involves pathways to
success enjoyed by the boys. LAs, as with MEC issues, need to be made aware by the LCB of
the plight the Women and Girls suffer. Ultimately, the aim should be to find facilities specific to
Women and Girls’ teams.

As this strategy reflects an ever-changing cricket world, a further consultation process
needs to be undertaken in order to ascertain even more specific needs. This is currently
being undertaken throughout the CDGs, whose specific needs can be included in the plan.
This will be year one of the current plan.




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              FACILITY
            PRIORITIES
             2003-2007




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                           FACILITY PRIORITIES 2003-7



1.    WIGAN:                                  pitch/outfield (IOS)
2.    SOUTHPORT & BIRKDALE:                   pitch (IOS)
3.    HASLINGDEN:                             pitch (IOS)
4.    CHORLEY #*:                             pavilion
5.    HAYDOCK*:                               nets
6.    LITTLEBOROUGH:                          nets
7.    FARNWORTH SC:                           nets
8.    CLIFTON:                                nets/pitch
9.    HEYWOOD:                                nets
10.   ELTON VALE:                             nets/pitch/outfield
11.   FULWOOD & BROUGHTON:                    nets
12.   UNSWORTH:                               pitch
13.   LANCASTER#:                             pitch
14.   PRESTON#:                               pitch
15.   RAINHILL*:                              pavilion
16.   SUTTON*:                                outfield/pavilion
17.   BURNLEY:                                pavilion
18.   CHERRY TREE:                            pitch/outfield
19.   ASHTON:                                 nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion (IOS)
20.   ASTLEY & TYLDESLEY:                     outfield
21.   BURY:                                   nets/outfield/pavilion
22.   CHEETHAM HILL:                          nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion
23.   WALSHAW:                                pavilion
24.   HUYTON#:                                nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion
25.   WORSLEY*:                               nets/pitch
26.   MOSSLEY HILL*:                          pitch/outfield
27.   OLD XAVERIANS*:                         nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion
28.   LIVERPOOL NALGO*:                       nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion
29.   NEW VICTORIA*:                          nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion
30.   WHITEFIELD*:                            nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion
31.   WATERTREE*:                             nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion
32.   LOWERHOUSE:                             nets/pavilion
33.   STAND:                                  pitch
34.   BAXENDEN:                               nets/outfield/pavilion
35.   WHALLEY:                                pavilion
36.   RIBBLESDALE WAND:                       outfield
37.   PADIHAM:                                nets
38.   STALYBRIDGE:                            nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion
39.   NEWTON HEATH:                           nets/pavilion
40.   WINTON:                                 nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion
41.   FYLDE:                                  pitch/outfield/pavilion
42.   TORRISHOLME:                            nets/outfield
43.   THORNTON CLEVELEYS:                     nets/pitch/outfield/pavilion
44.   EDENFIELD:                              nets/outfield/pavilion
45.   WHALLEY RANGE:                          nets/pitch/pavilion
46.   SMITHILLS SCHOOL:                       IOS
47.   PHILLIPS HIGH SCHOOL:                   IOS

# PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB
* PREMIER LEAGUE FEEDER



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        LCB
  FACILITY NEEDS




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LCB Facility Needs
       CLUB                     INT'NAL          1ST CLASS            2ND XI             LCB                  DISTRICT   PREM LGE   FOCUS
                                                                                                                                    CLUB
  1      WIGAN                                                                                                                

  2      MIDDLETON                                                                                                            

  3      BLACKPOOL                                                                                                            

  4      LYTHAM                                                                                                               

  5      SOUTHPORT & BIRKDALE                                                                                                 

  6      NORTHERN                                                                                                             

  7      FLEETWOOD                                                                                                            

  8      ST ANNES                                                                                                             

  9      HASLINGDEN                                                                                                           

  10     LEIGH                                                                                                                

  11     MORECAMBE                                                                                                            

  12     ORMSKIRK                                                                                                             

  13     CHORLEY                                                                                                              

  14     LEYLAND FARINGTON                                                                                                    

  15     HAYDOCK                                                                                                              

  16     LITTLEBOROUGH                                                                                                        

  17     ROCHDALE                                                                                                             

  18     WERNETH                                                                                                              

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     CLUB                    INT'NAL          1ST CLASS            2ND XI             LCB                  DISTRICT   PREM LGE   FOCUS
                                                                                                                                 CLUB
19     COLNE                                                                                                               

20     NELSON                                                                                                              

21     PENWORTHAM                                                                                                          

22     VERNON CARUS                                                                                                        

23     ADLINGTON                                                                                                           

24     LITTLE LEVER                                                                                                        

25     FARNWORTH SC                                                                                                        

26     CLIFTON                                                                                                             

27     ATHERTON                                                                                                            

28     HEYWOOD                                                                                                             

29     ELTON VALE                                                                                                          

30     BARNOLDSWICK                                                                                                        

31     FULWOOD & BROUGHTON                                                                                                 

32     HIGHFIELD                                                                                                           

33     PRESTWICH                                                                                                           

34     UNSWORTH                                                                                                            

35     DIDSBURY                                                                                                            

36     BOOTLE                                                                                                              

37     NEWTON LE WILLOWS                                                                                                   

38     LANCASTER                                                                                                           

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     CLUB                   INT'NAL          1ST CLASS            2ND XI             LCB                  DISTRICT   PREM LGE   FOCUS
                                                                                                                                CLUB
39     PRESTON                                                                                                            
40     DARWEN                                                                                                             

41     FORMBY                                                                                                             

42     RAINHILL                                                                                                           

43     SUTTON                                                                                                             

44     SOUTH SHORE                                                                                                        

45     BURNLEY                                                                                                            

46     CHERRY TREE                                                                                                        

47     ASHTON                                                                                                             

48     ASTLEY & TYLDESLEY                                                                                                 

49     BURY                                                                                                               

50     CHEETHAM HILL                                                                                                      

51     TONGE                                                                                                              

52     WALSHAW                                                                                                            

53     HUYTON                                                                                                             

54     MAGHULL                                                                                                            

55     WORSLEY                                                                                                            

56     MOSSLEY HILL                                                                                                       

57     OLD XAVERIAN                                                                                                       

58     LIVERPOOL NALGO                                                                                                    

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     CLUB                      INT'NAL          1ST CLASS            2ND XI             LCB                  DISTRICT   PREM LGE   FOCUS
                                                                                                                                   CLUB
59     NEW VICTORIA                                                                                                          

60     WHITEFIELD                                                                                                            
61     WAVERTREE                                                                                                             

62     RAWTENSTALL                                                                                                           

63     CHURCH                                                                                                                

64     LOWERHOUSE                                                                                                            

65     STAND                                                                                                                 

66     BAXENDEN                                                                                                              

67     WHALLEY                                                                                                               

68     RIBBLESDALE WANDERERS                                                                                                 

69     PADIHAM                                                                                                               

70     STANDISH                                                                                                              

71     ROE GREEN                                                                                                             

72     DENTON WEST                                                                                                           

73     DENTON ST LAWRENCE                                                                                                    

74     STALEYBRIDGE                                                                                                          

75     NEWTON HEATH                                                                                                          

76     WINTON                                                                                                                

77     HINDLEY ST PETERS                                                                                                     



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     CLUB                   INT'NAL          1ST CLASS            2ND XI             LCB                  DISTRICT   PREM LGE   FOCUS
                                                                                                                                CLUB
78     LONGRIDGE                                                                                                          

79     FYLDE                                                                                                              

80     TORRISHOLME                                                                                                        

81     THORNTON CLEVELEYS                                                                                                 
82     EDENFIELD                                                                                                          

83     DROYLSDEN                                                                                                          

84     ELTON                                                                                                              

85     FLOWERY FIELD                                                                                                      

86     HOLLINGWORTH                                                                                                       

87     NORLEY HALL                                                                                                        

88     BLACKLEY                                                                                                           

89     STRETFORD                                                                                                          

90     ASTLEY BRIDGE                                                                                                      

91     DARCY LEVER                                                                                                        

92     GOLBORNE                                                                                                           

93     LEYLAND DAF                                                                                                        




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      INDOOR
   ACCOMODATION




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                                       INDOOR ACCOMODATION

An audit of indoor facilities used by the Lancashire Cricket Board has been carried out during
August and September of 2002. The study was done in the development areas Merseyside & West
Lancashire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester by the respective Cricket Development Officers,
Bobby Denning, Rudra Singh and James Brindle.

For this purpose, the use of each facility was assessed in respect of the following:

1.    Youth Coaching Scheme.
2.    Coach Education.
3.    District Squads.
4.    Active Sports.

This report will highlight the areas borough by borough and provide a summary of the facilities and
recommendations as to the strategy.

MERSEYSIDE & WEST LANCASHIRE

LIVERPOOL:              Centres             7         General Standard                -          average-good

KNOWSLEY:               Centres             3         General Standard                -          average-good

ST HELENS:              Centres             5         General Standard                -          average-good

SEFTON:                 Centres             6         General Standard                -          average-v.good

WEST LANCS:             Centres             4         General Standard                -          good

SUMMARY

There are currently 25 centres that the LCB use for various activities in M&WL. The general
standard of those requiring the use of nets is good and the active sport provision is adequate. Only
one centre would be in need of upgrade in Liverpool.

The availability of the centres is adequate and some centres are used for all aspects of LCB activity.
No borough has a shortfall in indoor facilities. Indeed, Many users will no doubt attend courses in
other boroughs, which are actually closer to their homes.

14% are used for YCS
14% are used for Coach Education.
23% are used for District Squads.
64% are used for Active Sports
0% of facilities are “cricket specific”.

The LCB will continue to monitor the provision of indoor facilities in M & WL, but there are no
recommendations to change their usage. Indeed, there is scope to use the centres more frequently if
more courses could be run.
It is proposed not to use the poor facility in Liverpool for anything other an active sport and to
explore the possibility of upgrading it with the borough council.


GREATER MANCHESTER

BOLTON:                 Centres             4         General Standard                -          average-v.good


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ROCHDALE:                Centres              4        General Standard                -          poor-average

TAMESIDE:                Centres              1        General Standard                -          average

WIGAN:                   Centres              1        General Standard                -          v. good

BURY:                    Centres              4        General Standard                -          average

OLDHAM:                  Centres              2        General Standard                -          good

MANCHESTER:              Centres              3        General Standard                -          average-v.good

TRAFFORD:                Centres              4        General Standard                -          average-v.good

SALFORD:                 No provision

SUMMARY

There are currently 23 centres that the LCB use for the various activities in Greater Manchester.
The general standard of those requiring the use of nets is varied and the active sport provision is
adequate. There are no centres needing upgrades, but discussions have taken place with Wigan as
to the future use of the “cricket specific” facility at Robin Park.

The availability of the centres is adequate and some centres are used for all aspects of LCB activity.
Only one borough, Salford, has a shortfall, although there is no shortage of good/v.good facilities
serving this area, including Old Trafford. Many users already attend courses in other boroughs that
are closer to their homes.

48%   are used for YCS.
35%   are used for Coach Education.
43%   are used for District Squads.
65%   are used for Active Sports.
17%   of facilities are “cricket specific”.

The LCB will continue to monitor the provision of indoor facilities within Greater Manchester, but
there are no recommendations to change their usage. Indeed, there is scope to use the centres more
frequently if more courses could be run.
There are no plans to provide a facility in Salford due to the proximity of excellent centres.

LANCASHIRE

LANCASTER:               Centres              7        General Standard                -          average

WYRE:                    Centres              3        General Standard                -          poor-good

BLACKPOOL:               Centres              3        General Standard                -          average-good

FYLDE:                   Centres              2        General Standard                -          average

PRESTON:                 Centres              5        General Standard                -          average

CHORLEY:                 Centres              3        General Standard                -          average

SOUTH RIBBLE:            Centres              3        General Standard                -          average-v.good

BLACK/DAR:               Centres              3        General Standard                -          average-v.good


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HYNDBURN:               Centres             3         General Standard                -          average

RIBBLE VALLEY:          Centres             2         General Standard                -          average

BURNLEY:                Centres             3         General Standard                -          average

PENDLE:                 Centres             5         General Standard                -          average-good

ROSSENDALE:             Centres             3         General Standard                -          average-v.good

SUMMARY

There are currently 45 centres that are available to the LCB of which we use 29 for the various
activities in Lancashire. The general standard of those requiring the use of nets is varied, as is the
active sport provision. There are no facilities requiring upgrades except the one in Wyre, which we
do not use at present.

The availability of the centres is good and some centres are used for all aspects of LCB activity.
Indeed, it is possible for many users to attend better facilities in neighbouring boroughs that are
actually closer to their homes.

29% are used for YCS.
36% are used for Coach Education.
7% are used for District Squads.
33% are used for Active Sports.
36% are used for other activities.
0% of facilities are “cricket specific”.

The LCB will continue to monitor the provision of indoor facilities in Lancashire. There are possibly
some centres that could be used, notably West Craven in Pendle, which is only accessed by clubs at
present. Lostock Hall, Fearns and QEGS are accessible and used extensively by many people from
different boroughs.
If more courses could be run there the facilities are available.

CONCLUSIONS

There are currently 90 available indoor facilities to the LCB in the County. The general
standard is good/average and the very good centres are used extensively for our activities.
Only one borough has no facilities, Salford, where people access Old Trafford, and there is
only need for one upgrade in Liverpool.

General, participants access centres nearest their homes and not necessarily within their
own borough.

30% are used for YCS
28% are used for Coach Education.
24% are used for District Squads.
54% are used for Active Sports.
6% are “cricket specific”.
12% are used for other activities (i.e. clubs, competitions, excellence).

The LCB will continue to monitor the provision of indoor facilities within the County, but
there are no major recommendations as to the changed usage of the centres available.
Indeed, there is scope, with increased funding, to raise the activity levels.




                       County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                              Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                                Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                    Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                             General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                              Lancashire Cricket Board
                            INDOOR FACILITY PRIORITIES

Based on the previous information, the LCB have decided on the following Boroughs as priorities for
indoor development.

1.    SEFTON         (Dunes LC)
2.    SALFORD        (Wentworth HS)
3.    LIVERPOOL      (Garston SC)
4.    ROCHDALE       (Heywood LC)
5.    WYRE           (Cardinal Allen HS, Fleetwood LC)
6.    LANCASTER      (Lancaster Grammar)
7.    PRESTON        (Fulwood HS)
8.    BURY           (Castle LC, Phillips HS)
9.    BURNLEY        (Thompson LC)
10.   CHORLEY        (Albany HS)




                    County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                           Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                             Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                                 Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                          General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
        Lancashire Cricket Board




          LIST OF
        CONSULTEES




County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
       Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
       Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
           Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
    General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                       Lancashire Cricket Board
                                LIST OF CONSULTEES

Academy Director
ACU&S                                       Association of Umpires & Scorers
AGMA                                        Association of Greater Manchester Authorities
Appeal                                      Marketing & Public Relations
Ashton Cricket League
Bolton League
B&DCA                                       Bolton & District Cricket Association
BC                                          Borough Councils
Central Lancashire League
CDGs                                        Cricket Development Groups (27)
CDOs                                        Cricket Development Groups (3)
CF                                          Cricket Foundation
Chorley & District League
Director, LCB
ECB                                         England & Wales Cricket Board
ECBCA                                       England & Wales Cricket Board Coaches Association
FEFC                                        Further Education Funding Council
Greater Manchester Amateur League
Greater Sport Partnership
IOG                                         Institute of Groundsmanship
IOMCA                                       Isle of Man Cricket Association
KKP                                         Knight, Kavanagh & Page, Leisure Management
                                            Consultancy
Kreative Colour
Lancashire League
Lancashire County League
Lancashire Sport Partnership
LCCC                                        Lancashire County Cricket Board
LCB                                         Lancashire Cricket Board
LCF                                         Lancashire Cricket Federation
Liverpool JM University
L&DCC                                       Liverpool & District Cricket Competition
LA                                          Local Authorities
LEA                                         Local Education Authorities
LSCA                                        Lancashire Schools Cricket Association
LTF                                         Lord’s Taverners Foundation
LWCA                                        Lancashire Women’s Cricket Association
LYCC                                        Lancashire Youth Coaching Committee
LYT                                         Lancashire Youth Trust
M&DCA                                       Manchester & District Cricket Association
Marketing Director, LCCC
Merseyside Competition
Merseyside Sport Partnership
MBC                                         Metropolitan Borough Councils
NCF                                         National Coaching Foundation
Northern Cricket League
NL&CCL                                      North Lancashire & Cumbria Cricket League
North Manchester Cricket League
NWDF                                        North West Disabilities Forum
Oldham & District Alliance
Palace Shield Competition
Ribblesdale League
Russ Goddard Design & Illustration
Saddleworth League
              County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                     Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                      Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                          Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                   General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                       Lancashire Cricket Board
Secretary LCB
Southport & District League
Sports Colleges
SDO’s                                       Sports Development Officers
Sport England
Thwaites Brewery
YST                                         Youth Sport Trust




              County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
                     Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
                      Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
                          Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
                   General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
        Lancashire Cricket Board




       FINANCIAL
      PROJECTIONS
       2003-2007




County Cricket Ground Old Trafford Manchester M16 0PX
       Tel: 0161 282 4021 Fax: 0161 282 4151
       Director: Andrew Hayhurst E-Mail: ahayhurst@lccc.co.uk
           Secretary: Neil Girvin E-mail: ngirvin@lccc.co.uk
    General Enquiries: Pete Rutherford E-mail: prutherford@lccc.co.uk
                              2003-4                                    2004-5                                    2005-6                                    2006-7
                                              Cricket                                   Cricket                                   Cricket                                   Cricket
                Expenditure     Income      Foundation    Expenditure     Income      Foundation    Expenditure     Income      Foundation    Expenditure     Income      Foundation



  LCB TEAMS     £ 43,600.00   £ 12,900.00   £ 30,700.00   £ 45,800.00   £ 13,500.00   £ 32,300.00   £ 48,000.00   £ 14,200.00   £ 33,800.00   £ 50,500.00   £ 14,900.00   £ 35,600.00
(incl,Women &
     Girls)


  DISTRICT      £ 93,000.00   £ 73,000.00   £ 20,000.00   £124,000.00   £ 73,000.00   £ 51,000.00   £142,600.00   £ 73,000.00   £ 69,600.00   £167,400.00   £ 73,000.00   £ 94,400.00


    CLUBS       £ 47,000.00   £ 38,000.00   £ 9,000.00    £ 49,300.00   £ 39,900.00   £ 9,400.00    £ 51,800.00   £ 41,900.00   £ 9,900.00    £ 54,400.00   £ 44,000.00   £ 10,400.00


 SECONDARY      £ 5,000.00    £ 1,500.00    £ 3,500.00    £ 5,250.00    £ 1,500.00    £ 3,750.00    £ 5,500.00    £ 1,500.00    £ 4,000.00    £ 5,800.00    £ 1,500.00    £ 4,300.00
  SCHOOLS


  PRIMARY       £ 21,500.00   £ 17,500.00   £ 4,000.00    £ 21,750.00   £ 17,500.00   £ 4,250.00    £ 22,000.00   £ 17,500.00   £ 4,500.00    £ 5,800.00    £ 1,000.00    £ 4,800.00
  SCHOOLS


  CRICKET
DEVELOPMENT     £ 94,000.00   £ 19,000.00   £ 75,000.00   £ 98,700.00   £ 19,000.00   £ 79,700.00   £103,600.00   £ 19,000.00   £ 84,600.00   £108,800.00   £ 19,000.00   £ 89,800.00
  OFFICERS


   ETHNIC
  MINORITY      £ 2,000.00                  £ 2,000.00    £ 2,000.00                  £ 2,000.00    £ 2,000.00                  £ 2,000.00    £ 2,000.00                  £ 2,000.00
  CRICKET


 CRICKET FOR
 PEOPLE WITH    £ 6,000.00    £ 5,000.00    £ 1,000.00    £ £6,000.00   £ 5,000.00    £ 1,000.00    £ 6,000.00    £ 5,000.00    £ 1,000.00    £ 6,000.00    £ 5,000.00    £ 1,000.00
 DISABILITIES

WOMEN & GIRLS
  CRICKET       £ 2,000.00                  £ 2,000.00    £ 2,000.00                  £ 2,000.00    £ 2,000.00                  £ 2,000,00    £ 2,000.00                  £ 2,000.00
DEVELOPMENT

   COACH        £ 60,000.00   £ 45,000.00   £ 15,000.00   £ 66,000.00   £ 49,600.00   £ 16,400.00   £ 74,000.00   £ 55,600.00   £ 18,400.00   £ 82,000.00   £ 60,000.00   £ 22,000.00
 EDUCATION


 DIRECTOR,
 STAFFING &     £ 82,000.00   £ 11,000.00   £ 71,000.00   £ 90,400.00   £ 11,000.00   £ 79,400.00   £ 90,400.00   £ 11,000.00   £ 79,400.00   £ 94,900.00   £ 11,000.00   £ 83,900.00
   ALLIED
   COSTS


  TOTALS        £456,100.00   £222,900.00   £233,200.00   £511,200.00   £230,000.00   £281,200.00   £547,900.00   £238,700.00   £309,200.00   £579,600.00   £229,400.00   £350,200.00
                                                       MINIMUM QUALITY STANDARDS




MINIMUM QUALITY STANDARDS %                           CURRENT            GAP       Year   Year   Year   Year   Year

                                                                                    1      2      3      4      5

PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Club/School Cluster Partnerships:
Driven by local CDG’s                                 100                 0         0
Reps onto CDG’s                                       100                 0         0
Assembly visits                                        25                75        15     15     15     15     15
Secondary/Primary feeder to focus club                100                 0         0
Strategic target for CB Dev Plan                      100                 0         0
Part of Dev plan for CDG                              100                 0         0


Coaching visits:
ECB level 1 Coach                                     100                 0         0
ECB Coaching in schools Module taken                  100                 0         0
Howzat 1st/2nd Inns delivered                          25                75        15     15     15     15     15
Delivered over 6 sessions                              80                20        20
Winter and Summer timetabled                           60                40        40
Curricular and extra curricular                        40                60        60


Teacher Training:
ECB Primary INSET Course                               10                90        18     18     18     18     18
INSET delivered by min level III coach                100                 0          0
INSET assisted by min Level II coach                  100                 0          0
Teachers offered level 1 coaching                     100                 0          0
ECB Coaching Cricket for Primary Teachers delivered     5                95         19    19     19     19     19
CCPT tutored by min Level I Staff Coach               100                 0          0
CCPT assisted by min Level III Coach                  100                 0          0
CCPT holders offered level 1 course                   100                 0          0
Candidates supplied with HOWZAT 1st.2nd inns          100                 0          0
Coach Training:
ECB Coaching in Schools Module delivered       10              90    18   18   18   18    18
Coaches min level I                           100               0     0
Module delivered by level I Staff Coach       100               0     0
Module assisted by min level III coach        100               0     0
Coach Mentoring and Development                  5             95    19   19   19    19   19



Competitions:
Enter year 5/6 Kwik                           25               75    15   15   15    15   15
Enter Inter Cricket                           20               80    16   16   16    16   16



Facilities:
Safe, flexible, cricket surface               10               90    18   18   18    18   18
Share facilities with focus club               5               95    19   19   19    19   19
Meet ECB TS3                                   5               95     5    5    5     5    5
Meet ECB TS6                                  10               90    10   10   10    10   10




                                                     CRICKET CLUBS
Clubmark registered                           100               0     0
Clubmark achieved                               8              92    31   31   30




                                                 DISTRICT CRICKET
Local Coaching Courses:
Delivered by min level II coach               100               0     0
Assisted by level I coach                     100               0     0
16-24 children                                100               0     0
Emphasises group coaching/small sided games   100               0     0
Facility should be TS3                        100               0     0
Talent Assessment:
Head coach min level III                           100           0          0
Full Season process incl. match analysis            33          67         33   34
Includes all junior/schools in cluster             100           0          0
Encourages involvement of club coaches              50          50         25   25
U13/15 priority age groups for boys/girls           33          67         33   34
Monitored and recorded                              33          67         33   34
Assessment Day                                      33          67         33   34



Sub County Area Squad Development Programme:
Head Coach min level II                            100           0          0
Assistant min level I                              100           0          0
No more than 16                                    100           0          0
U13/15 priority Age groups for boys/girls           33          67         33   34
Indoor/outdoor facilities meet TS3/4               100           0          0
Contains indoor winter coaching                    100           0          0
Contains outdoor middle practice                    10          90         90
Festival Match Programme                            33          67         33   34




                                                  REPRESENTATIVE CRICKET
Talent Assessment & Selection Process:
Head Coach Min level III                           100           0          0
Full season process incl. Match analysis           100           0          0
Includes all junior sections/schools in County      20          80         16   16   16   16   16
U13/15/17 as priority age groups for boys/girls    100           0          0



County Squad Development Programme:
Head Coach min level III                           100           0          0
No more than 16                                    100           0          0
U13/15/17 priority age groups for boys/girls       100           0          0
Indoor to TS2 / outdoor to TS4                     100           0          0
Grass pitches assessed by PA                        10          90         16   16   16   16   16
Groundsman ECB qualified                             5          95         19   19   19   19   19
Players database             100    0    0
Individual player profiles   100    0    0
Indoor winter coaching       100    0    0
Specialist Coaching          100    0    0
One to one coaching           50   50   50
Outdoor middle practice       10   90   90
Match programme              100    0    0
                                      COMMITTEE STRUCTURE



                                          EXECUTIVE


DEVELOPMENT      DEVELOPMENT            RECREATIONAL                PREMIER            SUB-COMMITTEE
                 OF EXCELLENCE            CRICKET                   LEAGUES              CHAIRMEN



                                        DIRECTOR LCB
                                           (LCB Team Admin)




                       CDO                  CDO                      CDO
                Greater Manchester       MERSEYSIDE           NE & NW LANCASHIRE
                   (GREATER SPORT)       (MERSEYSIDE SPORT)       (LANCASHIRE SPORT)




              CRICKET DEVELOPMENT    CRICKET DEVELOPMENT      CRICKET DEVELOPMENT
                    GROUPS                 GROUPS                   GROUPS
                       (9)                    (8)                      (10)


                   AFFILIATED             AFFILIATED               AFFILIATED
                     CLUBS                  CLUBS                    CLUBS

								
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