Tarka Ladies Update and a Few Other Bits

I am already looking forward to the 2023 season. The 200th Anniversary of the club 👏👏👏 . Amazing isn’t it!

The DWCL has returned to two divisions and the Super8’s is to be held throughout the season rather than at the beginning. In the 35 over league we are in a division with Hatherleigh, Plympton, Cornwood, Paignton and Exeter. I will send further details of Super8’s and any rule changes later.

Please read the information below carefully and let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Tarka Ladies Social

Tuesday 27thDecember 19.00- Tarka Ladies Social at the Club. Details to follow. Meet at 7 for a quick discussion about the 2023 season before we catch up and have some fun. X

Winter nets for Colts and Ladies 2023
FRIDAY EVENINGS – £4 per session or £20 for all six sessions if paid at first session. All at Bideford College Sports Hall
Friday 10th February 18.00-20.00
Friday 17th February NO NETS 1/2Term
Friday 24th February 18.00-20.00
Friday 3rd March 18.00-20.00
Friday 10th March 18.00-20.00
Friday 17th March 18.00-20.00
Friday 24th March 18.00-20.00

We will start outside at NDCC on Monday 17th April 2023.

Upcoming Courses
There are some details of courses you can take part in if you are able to help with coaching, umpiring or scoring. Some are online so you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home! There is information below about coaching, umpiring and scoring courses available through the DCB.

ECB Foundation I Coach – 18th & 19th February 2023, West Buckland School, Barnstaple, EX32 0SX

ECB Foundation I Coach is a new coach development programme and qualification that has been created to help more people take their first steps into coaching cricket.

A blend of e-learning and face-to-face modules led by ECB Coach Developers will explore what coaching looks like, the impact you can have as an ECB Foundation I Coach, the skills you can help players to develop and how you can learn from your experiences.

By committing yourself to this programme and becoming a qualified coach you will become an important part of the ECB’s coaching family that works together to help players improve, have fun, be safe and learn at every stage of their development.

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe. An ECB Foundation I Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision. It is now the entry level qualification required to coach cricket.

Female Only Foundation One Coaching Course (17 years +) – Exeter University, Saturday 28th January and Saturday 4th February (9am until 4:30pm)
£150 per candidate
Course link: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/c9ql08
Closing date for application 21st January 12pm

The course is the entry point for coaches to come into cricket coaching. It is very practical, and the emphasis is on developing the candidates as a coach. The tutors are there to support the candidates through the course so that they are successful and can return to their clubs and start coaching. There is an element of online learning, which needs to be completed, as well as a DBS, before they can be signed off.

We appreciate that costs are a concern for all at the moment, but there are variety of ways that clubs can be supported to pay for their female members to attend the course:

Club Scorer Scoring Course
Designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring. The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as, scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the Game. For ages 13 and over. Book on the Devon Cricket Board Website
Held at Exeter Cricket Club, the course will run on the following dates:
March 5th
March 12th
Candidates will need to attend both dates.

If you want to help but are not keen to attend a formal DCB course, we will have a Supper and Scoring Evening for any colts or colts parents willing to learn to score before our Colts season starts

Umpire Education – Basics of Umpiring (online course)
Aimed at club umpires who just need to know the key laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend. For ages 13 and over. FREE book on the Devon Cricket Board Website .

Umpire Education – Stage 1 (online course)
This online course is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. FREE – book on the Devon Cricket Board Website.
For further information on umpiring and scoring please contact:
Rhys Callicott – DACO Education Officer
Nick Evanson – DACO Scorer Trainer
Sue Drinkwater – YouTube Demonstrations

Any questions, suggestions etc – Please contact Jan Witheridge Colts Co-ordinator NDCC by Whatsapp 07749810779 or email janwith@hotmail.co.uk