Here is this week’s round-up of information for YCSPL clubs. 
 
Covid requirements. Home clubs are reminded of the need to communicate with visitors in the week before games, preferably by Tuesday each week, to ensure they are aware of available facilities. 
 
Ground preparation. Clubs are reminded of the requirements of Playing Condition 11 and to ensure that all possible action is taken to ensure that games go ahead. This is necessary irrespective of the weather forecast. Clubs failing to observe this rule will be liable to sanctions, which may include points deductions. 
 
League and sponsor names. As a new league, with newly-sponsored competitions, it is important that we get our names right. We ask clubs to ensure that they always use the correct name for the League (‘Yorkshire Cricket Southern Premier League’ or ‘YCSPL’) on their websites, social media, information for the press, and other communications. Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram addresses are '@yscplcricket'. Please remember that the Premier division should be referred to as the Nicholas Associates Premier Division; and the Whitworth Cup as the ExtraCover Insurance Whitworth Cup. 
 
Memorandum of Understanding between the YCSPL and the Pontefract & District Cricket League. The MoU has now been signed and is published on our website
 
National Knock-Out Cup. Barnsley and Elsecar will play their first round game at Shaw Lane next Thursday on a ‘T20 format’ – 6.00pm start. 
 
Premier division captains’ meeting. A meeting will be held for Premier division captains on Monday 7 June (7.00pm by Zoom) to talk about match reports. Steve Ward will issue a link for captains to use to participate. Attendance is compulsory. 
 
Scoring 
Electronic scoring. The ECB sets targets for electronic scoring of 35% for cricket leagues nationally. The current YCSPL performance is 73%, which is very good – but we would like it to be still better, in particular because electronic scoring allows games to be on live scores. Live scores enable people to follow your club’s teams if they cannot be at the game, and they generate publicity for your club and the League. Electronic scoring using Play-Cricket Scorer can be done on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. If you need any help or advice about electronic scoring or live scores, please contact Steve Ward. 
Detail. The more detail your scorers record; for example, the number of balls faced by each batsman, the fall of wickets, and the score of the ‘not out’ batsman when a wicket falls; the better our news reports and statistics can be. Please encourage your club’s scorers to record as much detail as possible. 
 
YCB update. The following is a round-up of information received from YCB since the last update: 
 
Move More Celebrates Inclusive Sport event. The 2021 event is on Monday and Tuesday 13 &14 September at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA. This event includes taster coaching for adults and young people with disabilities. YCB are seeking a qualified coach who would be willing to support the event on the Monday. If you can help, please contact Rohan Randhawa at the YCB. 
First Aid courses. Direct Action Training work closely with your heads of region to facilitate cricket specific first aid courses across South Yorkshire. Please fill in the form in this link to express your interest in a course for any of your members who need qualifications in first aid either now or at the end of the season. DAT will then make contact with details of courses and dates in your area. 
Cricket Learning Zones. Complete Coaching Solutions have a developed a Cricket/Sports Learning Zone that is ideal to engage children, girls and women in cricket. The Learning Zone have multiple stations that work on batting, bowling and fielding in a fun environment, with modern technology, that can be adapted to suit all abilities. This promotional video provides a flavour of the Cricket/Sport Learning Zone in action. It can be adapted to suit the needs of the group(s) using it. The ECB Inspired to Play Grant will fully fund this innovative and fun programme – find out more or apply. The normal pricing is £250 + VAT (half day) or £450 + VAT (full day) including two coaches. If you would like to book in a date for the CLZ to come to your club please contact us ASAP. There are evenings, school holiday days and some weekends available through until September 2021. 
Yorkshire Regional Cricket Under 9s Observation Days. The YCB are pleased to announce that the registration for the Yorkshire Regional Cricket U/9s observations are now open. U/9's are classed as boys who are currently in School Years 3 and 4 only. Registration is open to all boys who have previous hard ball experience and full protective equipment (this cannot currently be shared). Observation days will take place in each region (predicated by council tax boundaries) as follows: 
East & Central (East Yorkshire, Leeds, Wakefield or Selby) 
South (Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham) 
West (Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees) 
To access the Yorkshire Regional Cricket - Observation Day Online Booking Form click here. The deadline to complete the online booking form is Tuesday 25th May. A confirmation e-mail will be sent including further details of the date, time allocation and venue. This will be sent by Wednesday 26th May. If you have any queries, please contact your Regional Cricket Convener as below. 
East & Central region - Mark Harrison - m.harrison@yorkshirecb.com or 07917 225848 
South Region - Chris Marples - chris.marps@icloud.com or 07720 656521 
West Region - Mark Harrison - m.harrison@yorkshirecb.com or 07917 225848 
The dates, venues and times of the sessions are: 
East & Central region on Tuesday 1 June at Driffield Town CC (9.00am) 
South region on Tuesday 1 June at Aston Hall CC (9:30am) 
West region on Wednesday 2 June at Woodlands CC (10.00am) 
 
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