Clubs' bulletin no 8 of 2023 - 12 May 

David Smith, Wickersley Old Village CC. David Smith’s funeral will be at St. Alban's Church, Wickersley, on Thursday May 25th at 11.30am, followed by a private cremation at Rotherham Crematorium. For anyone who wishes to raise a glass or two in his memory, the wake will be held at the Wickersley clubhouse on Northfield Road afterwards. 
Handbook alterations and corrections: 
p7 – Roger Pugh’s phone number is 07887 732176 
p38 – Ashley Clayton’s phone number is 07789 975336 
p41 – Sheffield Collegiate 4th XI contact is Lawrie Brennan; 07855 861789; 
p88 – add Mark Broadhead; 07743 667948 and Tom Dobson; 07949 979650 
p89 – add Harry Sockett; 07305 899783 
Pride of Cricket Awards. Over the past three years The Cricketer has run this series of awards designed to recognise the work of members of the cricket community – sponsors LV= Insurance have agreed to back the awards again this year. The awards are aimed at those people who are highly deserving of recognition for their work in the game. There are specific awards for lifetime work, club cricket, community cricket, fundraising, use of media, and for youngsters under 18. Nominations can be made at Pride of Cricket Awards: Nominate | The Cricketer. The nominations process is open until June 1. 
Scorers’ WhatsApp group. Steve Ward has created a WhatsApp group for all scorers throughout the League. The intention is to share information about all things connected to scoring, for example, system updates, tips, tricks, and to answer any questions from scorers. To join the group, please message Steve at or on 07919 241148
Use of non-turf pitches. The facility for clubs in Divisions 7 to 9 to use non-turf pitches next season, subject to Senior Section committee approval of facilities, is only intended to be used where clubs are otherwise unable to find a ground – non-turf pitches cannot be used as an alternative when turf pitches are unfit for play due to weather conditions. 
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Please remember to email Roger Pugh, to let him know the email addresses of those officials at your club that would like to receive general information, such as this bulletin. 
If your club has not already done so, please let Roger Pugh know whether your club intend live-streaming games this season, and whether your club is content for your away games to be live-streamed. This information is being collated for reference in a list on the League website. 
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