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									Hampshire Cricket Board ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2006-07
Presented to the Annual General Meeting by Jeff Levick Chairman
MISSION “To provide a cricketing future for all” VISION “To be an innovative organisation providing everyone involved in recreational cricket in Hampshire with the support to maintain and increase participation in a safe environment, and the opportunity to develop their skills to the highest level their ability allows." Development Office  We were very sorry to lose three of our team during the past 12 months - Andy Hobday in December 2006, Richard Hindley in October 2007 and Clive Surry in December 2007.  All three decided to pursue their careers in different directions and we thank them for their excellent service to the Board and wish them well in the future.  Ben Thompson joined us in January 2007 to replace Andy, Greig Stewart succeeded Richard and Ben is the new Cricket Development Manager, with Mike Pollard joining us shortly to Ben’s CDO role.  In addition John Cook moved over from his role with Southampton Community Cricket Club to take on responsibility for Coach Education and the Holiday Course programme.  Raj Maru continues as our Performance CDO responsible for all boys and girls county squads from U10 - U19. He also runs the HCB Junior Academy which aims to develop the very best talent aged 11-15, giving them the best possible chance of being selected for the Main Academy, and is looking after Junior District Festivals along with our four District Associations.

Representative Cricket – Raj Maru  Responsible for development of the most talented players to provide an ongoing stream of top club players and potential County players  Overall responsibility for County Age Group teams – 8 for Boys, 3 for Girls (4 from 2008)  Development Centres for boys and girls County squads run in the winter  Coach Under 16 Development Squad, Under 17s and other age groups when required  Spin bowling Coach to Academy and Emerging players  Provide Development Pathway for County and District coaches  Link with ECB Regional Academy to develop future county players  Hampshire are National Under 17 Champions! A great achievement by the boys and a tribute to the work by all the Managers and Coaches who have guided them through the age groups, and by Raj and Terry Trodd over the last two years.  The Under 13s and Under 14s both reached the quarter finals of the National cups, and the Girls Under 15s won two trophies at inter-county tournaments.

Clubs and Districts  81 Hampshire clubs with active junior sections  66 registered for ClubMark - 33 accredited so far  Clubs linked with 4 District organisations  Districts running winter Development Centres for the most talented young players from clubs and schools from Under 9 to under 15  Inter-District Festivals assist selection of County Age Group Teams each year  34 Focus Clubs, a priority for funding and other assistance – subject to commitment by clubs  Chance to Shine – Cricket Foundation National appeal to stimulate cricket in schools. Funding provided for coaching in schools by four Focus Clubs - Aldershot CC, Alton CC, Portsmouth Community CC, Southampton Community CC. Hartley Wintney CC and St Cross Symondians CC will also be involved in 2008.  Advise and assist clubs on Child Welfare, including CRB checks and training for Club Welfare Officers  County Welfare Officer, Polly Rhodes, is the link between clubs and ECB on problem cases  Independent SEPL Youth Accreditation assessments provided Women and Girls  County teams at Under 11, 13 and 15 – and Under 17 in 2008  Senior Women’s team in County Challenge Cup  District Development Centres at U10, U12 and U14 now established Coach Education  Six UKCC 1 (Coach Assistant) and two UKCC 2 (ECB Coach) courses run - 93 completed UKCC 1, 43 completed UKCC 2.  Seven UKCC 1 and two UKCC 2 courses in 2007/08.  Programme now led by John Cook.  Thanks to excellent Course Tutors and Assessors – John Cook, Charlie Freeston, Dave Gelling, Richard Hindley, Andy Hobday, Tony Oxley, James Schofield, Ian Stuart, Clive Surry, Keith Whiting. Holiday courses  eleven courses run in school holidays for children aged 9 to 15  run by qualified Coaches, a combination of coaching and fun  mostly two-day, also half-day advanced courses Southampton Community Cricket Club  Good progress continues following launch of club in 2003  50+ members  Teams at Under 11, 13 and 15 playing competitive Cricket outdoor and indoor  Adult team joined HCL in 2005, promoted twice  Moving towards being self-sufficient, with no direct CDO involvement other than as a Focus Club. Thanks to Tara Virdi for taking on Junior Co-ordinator role. Disability Cricket- Jeff Levick, County Co-Ordinator  Regular coaching in 36 Special Schools  Festivals held for Severe Learning Difficulty pupils and for primary and secondary pupils with moderate learning difficulties  9 secondary MLD schools linked with senior mainstream clubs, playing annually in  “Danny Bond” League with playoff at the Rose Bowl  4 adult disabled clubs set up to play league cricket  2 County teams play in national competitions, indoor and outdoor  County visually impaired U17 and U19 teams play in regional competitions

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Target Table Cricket introduced to 8 SLD Schools with competition at Rose Bowl Pilot schemes with Deaf cricketers set up

HCB Website – www.hampshirecb.com  launched in April 2007 – thanks to developer Mike Keats  aims to be informative and up to date  feedback very welcome

Board Committees
Finance & Membership – Chairman, Mark Readman  Membership and affiliation - thanks to clubs and organisations for co-operation in renewing (NB this is not affiliation to the Hampshire Cricket League!)  50 Category 3 clubs, 30 Category 2, 99 Category 1, 41 Associate members, 10 Indoor clubs, 22 Organisations  We propose to simplify the membership categories for 2008. o Category 3 (£100) for Focus Clubs only o Category 2 (£65) for other clubs with Junior sections, including 12 clubs currently Category 3 but not Focus Clubs. o Membership benefits to be adjusted to ensure these clubs are not worse off. o discontinue affiliation fees for Indoor-only clubs (10) Club Cricket - Chairman, Alan Bundy  Link between ECB and Leagues (SEPL, HCL) and support to clubs on discipline, Child Welfare, Focus Clubs, ClubMark, Coach Education Facilities - Chairman, Alan Bundy  IOG Groundsmanship Courses – course fees paid for members of affiliated clubs  Independent SEPL Grounds accreditation  Support for HCL Grounds programme  Thanks to Chris Westbrook, County Pitch Advisor, providing support and advice to clubs  Groundsmens Association formed in conjunction with IOG Winchester Branch  Buying Group, run by Colin Kimber in conjunction with Hampshire Cricket League, provides good value for essential grounds supplies  Thanks to John Wolfe, who stood down as Chairman after 10 years Officiating (Umpires and Scorers) – Chairman, Tony Leadbetter  Four Umpires courses, one Scorers course run - thanks to Course organisers and Tutors  ECB Association of Cricket Officlals now formed by merger with ACU&S. County organisation to be formed and training updated. Funding Board and Club Activities  Annual grant from ECB Trust – two elements, fixed fee and performance-related. More funding but considerable extra demands on County Boards and Focus Clubs  additional ECB Age Group and Administration Grants  Supplemented by:  Local Authority Grants  Awards For All  Lord’s Taverners  Sportsmatch (although continuation now in doubt)  Board actively seeking new sponsors and grants. Congratulations to Raj Maru for securing sponsorships for County squads.


								
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