BCS and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have joined partnership to be able to give colleges in the Further Education more access to cricket during the year. BCS and the ECB can offer two oppountunities for colleges which are Indoor 24 and an Outdoor Regional Twenty20 Competition.
Indoor 24 is a new, fast and exciting format which you can play with your friends at college. Suitable for all abilities and open to everyone, the game is played with a soft ball which means no pads and no barriers!
Indoor Cricket is driven with NGB support from the ECB.
For more information on Indoor 24, please click here.
British Colleges Sport and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) were pleased to announce that the first Regional Outdoor Twenty20 competition was launched this summer for BCS Full Member colleges.
All colleges were welcome to enter the competitions, regardless of ability. For those that do not have onsite cricket facilities, ECB and BCS will attempt to create access to local club grounds to ensure that you can take part as well.
Matches will be officiated by ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) qualified umpires, provided courtesy of ECB where possible.
For More information on Outdoor Twenty20, please click here
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What BCS & ECB offer for FE Colleges?
It has been identified by the ECB that the 16-19 age bracket
in FE Education is a very important time where players of the game have
different experiences of the game which can have an effect on the enjoyment they
get when playing Cricket.
ECB have said they are ‘keen to invest resources in
retaining and recruiting players with the Further Education environment, by
providing the opportunity for students to enjoy Cricket with their friends’.
British Colleges Sport and the ECB have now created a ‘base
offer’ where we can both provide access to all FE Colleges to encourage
participation in England and Wales. BCS and ECB want to also create
links with local CCBs to add significance and to support new players who have
started to play the game or want to continue further with the sport.
Participation in Cricket
Cricket has continued to flourish throughout the centuries and it is estimated that there are currently 250,000 adults playing cricket at club level in England and Wales, approximately 250,000 juniors in schools and clubs and about 400 county level players.
If you are interested in playing cricket in your College please find out more details about Indoor24, the England and Wales Cricket Board’s FE offer, here.