Here is this week’s round-up of information for YCSPL clubs. 
Clubmark. The ECB Clubmark co-ordinator, Richard Dixon, is holding two ‘drop-in’ sessions for Premier Division and prospective Premier Division clubs on Tuesday 29th June. All ECB Premier League clubs must be Clubmark accredited, and the deadline for applications is 15th September 2021. The purpose of the sessions is to explain the process and get clubs started on the journey. The sessions are at 4pm and 6pm and will last about an hour.  Steve Ward has issued the joining details for the meetings to the clubs concerned. 
In the event of any queries, or if your club cannot attend either session, please advise Steve Ward, who will arrange another session. We are also hoping to arrange sessions for clubs outside the Premier Division. 
Covid-19. Clubs are asked to remind players that sanitisation rules remain in force, and that all members of fielding sides should sanitise at the arranged breaks in play. 
T20 Plate. The group stage of the T20 Plate will be played this Sunday. 
Group 1 at Oughtibridge War Memorial 
10.00 – Green Moor v Thorpe Hesley & High Green 
15.00 – Oughtibridge WM v Winner match above 
Group 2 at Aston Hall 
10.00 – Houghton Main v Warmsworth 
15.00 – Aston Hall v Winner match above 
Group 3 at Whiston Parish Church 
10.00 – Coal Aston v South Kirkby 
15.00 – Whiston Parish Church v Winner match above 
Group 4 at Cleethorpes 
12.00 tbc – Cleethorpes v Wath 
Umpires fees. Each umpire will receive £50 in total; the home team will pay both umpires £25 and each away team will pay both umpires £12.50. The fee for the umpires at Cleethorpes will be confirmed. 
Umpires’ news. Well-known League umpire Richard Selkirk is leaving our panel to relocate to Lancashire. He has written to the Umpires’ Association to notify his departure, and we reproduce his comments below: 
I would like to offer thanks to every club that I have had the pleasure to officiate at over the last ten years or so for their welcome and hospitality and in particular the skippers, who have ensured that my underlying experience has been a positive one. I have been fortunate to have stood with a host of excellent umpires who continue to drive the standards of officiating within South Yorkshire onwards and upwards and again I thank them for their assistance and support. 
If anyone reading this is inclined to consider umpiring whether ex player or cricket lover, I can only recommend that you do. It’s the best place outside of being a player to be involved in the game and continue to enjoy and support the game through officiating. 
Thanks in abundance to those stalwarts (they know who they are) who continue to administrate the game in the YCSPL. They are the 12th man in the organisation and without those volunteers the standards expected would undeniably be lower. 
Finally, I will continue my subscription with the South Yorkshire Umpires’ Association so that whenever I’m back in ‘God’s county’ I will avail myself to stand and maybe I’ll be appointed to a ‘Premier league game’! 
We wish Richard all the very best for the future. 
YCB update 
The one hundred - ECB Club and group bookings. To register interest in group bookings for clubs or groups to attend One Hundred games, please see - 
Three ECB Support Coach courses are planned in South Yorkshire. These are all free of charge and are ideal for young people (16 years plus), parents, volunteers, etc. Please see the Coach Development page on the YCB website where there are links to the three courses. These are: 
Fishlake CC, Doncaster. July 21, 6pm to 9pm. 
Green Moor CC, Sheffield. July 29, 6pm to 9pm. 
Anston CC, Sheffield. August 11, 6pm to 9pm. 
For more information, please contact Kevin Gresham
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