Latest update

Anyone involved in running a recreational cricket club can join, contribute to and benefit from discussions with club peers, on everything and anything related to club leadership, management and development ****STOP PRESS**** Yesterday saw the start of national Volunteers’ Week. ECB launched its new volunteering resources and awards scheme under The Cricket Collective brand. FindContinue reading “Latest update”

Members’ Portal live

The website Members’ Portal was launched in March and now nearly 300 members have already registered. What you’ll find: Resources:  Discussions:  all current and past sorted by theme and in chronological order with links to the LinkedIn discussion Surveys:  all results of past surveys on topical aspects of club leadership and development Reviews: user ratingsContinue reading “Members’ Portal live”

The habits of highly effective clubs

The Network Forum – The habits of highly effective clubs; the 7Fs Framework – with Chris Gunn took place on 28 March. Chris is a successful fundraiser for Fulwood & Broughton Cricket Club.  But as an academic at the University of Central Lancashire he has also completed doctoral research into the critical success factors in thrivingContinue reading “The habits of highly effective clubs”

Can volunteer awards be useful?

I confess I was reticent when asked by the guys at The Cricketer online to help promote their LV Insurance Pride of Cricket awards scheme. You will know we have a media partnership and there’s a magazine/digital subscription discount offer for Network members registering on the FREE Members’ Portal  But nominations have been open sinceContinue reading “Can volunteer awards be useful?”

Enough is enough

The ECB and its chief executive should know they’re in trouble when that hitherto bastion of the cricket establishment, Wisden Almanack, includes this excoriating attack in the 2022 edition published today.  In detailing the litany of woes from Ashes to Rafiq and beyond, this paragraph quoting editor Lawrence Booth is the final thrust: “The ethicsContinue reading “Enough is enough”

Leadership or management? And what role can your coaches play?

Do you have: A clear vision for the Club A defined and agreed strategy A live action/development plan Allocated responsibilities for delivering the plan to those with the right competence/skill sets Can anyone genuinely respond 1,2 3 and 4 and claim that commitment to the vision is largely unquestioned, all who need to buy inContinue reading “Leadership or management? And what role can your coaches play?”