CRICKET NORTH WEST BULLETIN - Wednesday October 3, 2018

CRICKET NORTH WEST BULLETIN - Wednesday October 3, 2018

CRICKET NORTH WEST BULLETIN - Wednesday October 3, 2018

CRICKET NORTH WEST BULLETIN Wednesday October 3, 2018 CNW Deadlines Club (s) Required By: Annual Report and Financial Statements All clubs. Within one week after AGM. Confirm HH Community Cricket Holiday Sessions. All clubs. Thursday October 4. Club Coaching Scheme Applications Due All clubs. Friday October 5. Drop-off 1st Grade Scorer’s Laptop to CNW Office Latrobe, Sheffield. Friday October 5. 1st Grade Gains & Losses All clubs. Friday October 5 Club Contacts List Due All clubs. Sunday October 7. Kookaburra Coaching Kit Orders Due All clubs. Friday October 12. Junior Team Nominations Due.

All clubs.

Monday October 22. Events Sunday October 7 Ulverstone District Cricket Club Golf Day, Ulverstone Golf Club, 9.30 am check-in. Wednesday October 10 Hobart Hurricanes Community Cricket Holiday Sessions Latrobe 10-11am, Sheffield 1 – 2pm. Wednesday October 10 CNW Board Meeting, Penguin District School – Senior Campus, 5.30 pm. Note: Before Club Development Expo. Wednesday October 10 CT Club Development Expo (5.30 – 9.00pm, Penguin District School – Senior Campus). Register here. Note – Includes Senior Captains, Coaches & Umpires Meeting & MyCricket Live Score App Training.

Thursday October 11 Hobart Hurricanes Community Cricket Holiday Sessions Devonport 10-11am, Burnie Hurricanes 1-2pm. Friday October 12 Hobart Hurricanes Community Cricket Holiday Sessions Wynyard 10-11am, Ulverstone 1-2pm. Saturday October 13 Start of the CNW 1st Grade Roster. Saturday October 20 Start of the CNW 2nd Grade Roster. Sunday October 28 Pre-Season Gala Day – Female Competition & Women’s Div 2.

Events (continued) Monday October 29 Junior Cricket Development Committee Meeting – Lighthouse Hotel Meeting Room, Ulverstone, 6.15 for 6.30 pm start.

Monday October 29 Under-13 & Under-17 Girls Come & Try Session 1 (Outfield Cricket). Monday October 29 Junior Cricket Development Committee Meeting – Lighthouse Hotel Meeting Room, Ulverstone, 6.30 pm. Required – All JDO’s & FDO’s. Friday November 2 Junior Coaches Meeting – Dowling McCarthy Room, Devonport Oval, 6.30 pm.

Wednesday November 7 & Thursday November 8 Start of Under-13, Under-15 & Under-17 Competitions. Dropbox All documents mentioned in the CNW Bulletin are available via Dropbox. This reduces the number of attachments sent via email. You will see links to individual documents throughout the bulletin. For a link to the main CNW Bulletin folder, organised into relevant sub-folders, please click on the link below. CNW DROPBOX FOLDER Communications with the Community Competitions Officer As you may be aware, I am now entering the busiest period of my working year. This is also the busiest time for our club officials too.

Therefore, it is important that I strike a balance between completing my own critical tasks and providing support to our clubs and officials. Accordingly, I will be strictly focusing on the completion of my key tasks in the first half of the day, without interruption. Meetings, emails and phone messages will be addressed from 2.30 pm onwards each day.

I appreciate your patience and understanding as I strive to satisfy many competing priorities. Team Sheet Books and Score Books As per last season, CNW will be ordering team sheet books and score books on demand. We keep very few items in stock. Captains are required to fill in team sheets for games in all grades except the Under-13s and Girls Under-17s. Scorebooks are to be used when you are playing away from your turf ground in all grades except the Girls Under-17s and Under-13s. Please contact me to place an order for your required items. Team Sheet books cost $11.00, while Scorebooks are $16.50.

Critical Tasks Checklist As in previous seasons, I have created a checklist to assist clubs prepare for the start of our senior competition seasons. I certainly appreciate that it takes a while to get back into the regular routine, and I hope this resource assists club officials to complete all the tasks necessary for hosting games.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au CNW AGM Thanks to everyone who attended the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday August 19.

We provided club and association members with a comprehensive overview of the 2017/18 season and a summary of all the changes and developments for the 2018/19 season via a Power Point presentation. This was a departure from our previous reporting method, but it was well received. The CNW AGM Power Point presentation is available in Dropbox. If you download the file and open it in Power Point, you will be able to access the Notes pages to catch up on what was discussed on the night.

The Competition Recommendations Agreed to for 2018/19 document provides an overview of the changes to be introduced for the Association and individual grades for the season ahead. Club officials are encouraged to review these documents to ensure we enter the season with a common understanding of what will be in place. The AGM also saw a change in the composition of the CNW Board, with Kevin Matthews not seeking re-election. We thank Kevin for his wonderful contribution to CNW. James Smith was elected to fill this vacancy, and we look forward to James taking on the role of a player’s representative.

The AGM minutes and formal Annual Report document will be sent to meeting attendees, members and club officials shortly.

CT Club Development Expo Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Cricket Tasmania will be staging another Club Development Expo in 2018/19. The event will be held on Wednesday October 10, with workshop sessions to be held between 5.45 and 9.00 pm. The event will be staged at Penguin District School’s Senior Campus, 125 Ironcliffe Road, Penguin. The purpose of the expo will be to provide club and association officials and volunteers with a series of workshops on key aspects of managing their organisation. The workshops on offer are listed in the Club Development Expo Flyer, available in Dropbox.

We will also be taking the opportunity to stage a couple of other CNW meetings on the same night. A CNW Board meeting will be staged before the event, with the Senior Captains, Coaches and Umpires meeting included as one of the Expo workshops. Club representatives will also be required to attend the MyCricket Live Scoring Training to collect their new iPads. The expo is recommended for all Club and Association Committees, whereby members can attend selected workshops and then share what they’ve learned with the committee at their next meeting. All workshops are free – and we ask that you register your attendance via our Club Development Expo link.

Please mark this date in your diary. It is not to be missed!

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Senior Captains, Coaches and Umpires Meeting As advised at the CNW AGM and above, a compulsory meeting for all Senior Captains, Coaches and Umpires will be held as part of the Club Development Expo at Penguin District School – Senior Campus on Wednesday October 10.

Required attendees include Senior and Female Competition Coaches, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and Female Competition captains, and all intending NWTCUSA umpires. Club representatives are asked to attend wearing a club playing or polo shirt. Umpires are asked to wear their current NWTCUSA polo shirts. It is my intention to take photos of our coaches, captains and umpires at the start of the meeting, for use in promotional activities prior to and during the season. The meeting will commence with photos at 7.30 pm, then run from 7.45 pm to 8.30 pm. Key meeting topics will include changes to the playing conditions for 2018/19 and competition management.

Rules Handbooks and other materials will also be distributed on the night. It is vitally important that all clubs and our umpires are represented at this meeting to ensure the smooth operation of our senior competitions in 2018/19.

Please register your attendance via the our Club Development Expo link. Scoring Devices & MyCricket Live Scoring Training Cricket North West is seeking to increase the number of matches electronically scored in 2018/19. Total Cricket Scorer and the MyCricket Live Scorer app both enable match results and player scores to be synced to MyCricket, meaning that club volunteers don’t have to enter this information manually. Thanks to the clubs who have provided me with their scorer laptops. I will update them this weekend and hand them back at the Club Development Expo next Wednesday. Sheffield and Latrobe need to provide me with their laptops by this Friday, October 5.

I do not want to spend valuable time working on these next week, given I have been asking for them for two months. In another development, each CNW club will also receive two iPads, two keyboard covers and two chargers for 2018/19. One iPad has been purchased with Growing Cricket for Girls Funding, and is to be used for all Junior Girls matches. The other iPad has been purchased with Club Development Scheme funds. This iPad is to be retained at each club’s turf venue, and is to be used for all home 2nd Grade, Female Competition, Under-17 and Under-15 matches (e.g. home team to use iPad, away team to use scorebook).

All clubs will be required to undertake training in the use of MyCricket and the Live Scorer app before receiving their new devices. At least one club representative (preferably more) needs to register and attend the MyCricket Live Scoring Training session at the Club Development Expo at Penguin District School – Senior Campus next Wednesday, October 10. The session runs from 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm. Please register your attendance via the our Club Development Expo link. We are also strongly encouraging all clubs to adopt electronic scoring for the Under-13s, using either club-purchased or volunteers’ devices (smartphone or tablet).

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Hobart Hurricanes Community Cricket Holiday Sessions With the school holidays now in full swing, The Hobart Hurricanes Community Cricket department will be available to deliver free school holiday sessions at your club. These sessions will be available to all clubs who run Woolworths Cricket Blast and junior cricket teams.

The aim of these sessions will be to promote the Woolworths Cricket Blast and junior club cricket at your club. Please find further information regarding the sessions below: - Free 1 hour cricket session delivered by Hobart Hurricanes Staff. - Available for children aged 5-13. - Participants will register online via a survey monkey link to capture data. - All equipment and staff will be provided by the Hobart Hurricanes. - All participants will receive giveaways regarding your club’s junior programs. - Promotion of the confirmed sessions via social media.

Proposed session times are listed below; however, we understand that all clubs may not want to take up this offer.

Wednesday 10th October 10.00am – 11.00am Latrobe Cricket Club Wednesday 10th October 1.00pm – 2.00pm Sheffield Cricket Club Thursday 11th October 10.00am – 11.00am Devonport Cricket Club Thursday 11th October 1.00pm – 2.00pm Burnie Hurricanes Cricket Club Friday 12th October 10.00am – 11.00am Wynyard Cricket Club Friday 12th October 1.00pm – 2.00pm Ulverstone Cricket Club Clubs who wish to take up this offer will be expected to provide: - The ground (ideally clubs home ground – but can be changed to a local venue if required) - A club representative to open clubrooms/toilets.

- Ideally the clubs JDO and FDO to speak with parents about junior cricket. I also understand this may not be possible due to work commitments. - Promotion of the session via the clubs Facebook page – I can prove the individual club artwork. If you wish to take up this offer, please contact Alex King (aking@crickettas.com.au or 0477 444 401) by Thursday 4th October as promotion for the sessions will commence the following day.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Club Internet Access and Printers This is just a reminder that clubs will need to ensure they have an active internet connection prior to hosting their first home matches in 1st grade this season.

Also, note that if you are the “home” team for a match played away from your home ground (such as a T20 Gala Day), you are responsible for providing the live scores. Therefore, it is best for each to club to purchase a USB wireless broadband modem or arrange for someone with a smartphone to create a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. It would be great if clubs could also commit to providing Live Scores when they are playing away Greater Northern Cup games in Launceston. Some Cricket North clubs do not currently provide Live Scores, and I’m sure club supporters would still like to see how CNW teams are faring.

We will be using the Total Cricket Scorer link to MyCricket feature on our scorer’s laptops this season, so Live Scores will be broadcast to the CNW, club and MyCricket websites. This service has become an important way for CNW and its clubs to connect with the community. Please ensure that your scorer has access to the USB wireless modem, and it has available credit prior to the start of the season.

In addition, all clubs are reminded that they must have a functioning printer available for all 1st Grade matches. It is a requirement that hard copies of the Duckworth Lewis Stern par scores be printed out and given to captains in rain-affected games. Lion Alcohol Sponsorship As discussed at the AGM, Lion Co. is Cricket Tasmania’s new alcohol partner, taking over from CUB. They will continue to provide CNW clubs with $3,000 each, provided they exclusively stock and sell Lion Co. beer and cider products, including: Beer – XXX, Tooheys, Iron Jack, James Boag. Cider – 5 Seeds, James Squire, Kirin, Pipsqueak.

The full list of products is available on the Lion Co. website. Clubs are asked to sell down existing CUB stock between now and the day of your first home match. It is expected that you will exclusively sell Lion Co. products from this point forward. Please contact me if you have any questions about this.

Club Contacts All clubs are asked to complete the Club Contacts spreadsheet sent out with this edition of the CNW Bulletin and email it back to me by Sunday October 7. At the very least I require details for Club Office Bearers, Senior Coach, Female Competition Coach, Junior Co-ordinator, 1st Grade Captain, 2nd Grade Captain and Female Competition Captain. It would also be handy to have details for Curators and 1st Grade Scorers. I will seek updates on junior competition appointments closer to the start of our junior rosters if you don’t have them now.

The Club Contact spreadsheets will be used to update mailing lists and rules handbooks for the 2018/19 season, and details will also be shared with relevant Cricket Tasmania staff members.

Coach contact details will also be shared with local media outlets. This will not be required in future years as the CT Affiliation Program requires clubs to enter this information straight into MyCricket.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Kookaburra Coaching Kit Orders All Cricket North West clubs are again eligible to receive $450 worth of Coaching and Game Development equipment as part of Cricket Tasmania’s sponsorship agreement with Kookaburra Sport.

The kits are intended to support club coaches. This year’s order form is available in Dropbox.

I have set up a form for each club, which also lists any items that were ordered in 2017/18 but not delivered, and will be added to this year’s order (but not included in your $450 limit). In 2018/19 clubs are free to choose from any of the equipment listed up to the maximum value of $450. Clubs should consult with their coaching panel to finalise their order. Item descriptions are available on the Kookaburra cricket website. Orders for more than $450 will not be processed. The final amount will update when you enter quantities in the spreadsheet, so adjustments can be made to ensure you don’t exceed the limit.

The order form needs to be completed electronically and emailed back to me (ndennis@crickettas.com.au) by 5.00 pm on Friday October 12. Match Balls All club Presidents, Treasurers and Secretaries received a memo yesterday outlining the quantity and type of match balls required in each grade for the 2018/19 season. The memo included provision for teams involved in finals matches.

Clubs are encouraged to purchase balls from Sportspower Burnie if possible, as they are a competition sponsor. Online Player Registration If they haven’t done so already, all clubs are reminded to activate online registration for the 2018/19 season. This allows players to confirm or update their contact information and register for their club without the need for club officials to handle all the paperwork. Sounds good! I set up online player registration for all clubs in the past, so club officials should only have to update the dates and subscription amounts to prepare for 2018/19.

Cricket Tasmania have put together a handy “Save Your Club Secretary” instruction sheet to help clubs set up their online registration, and prepare players to register themselves online.

Check it out in Dropbox. It is a better way to have players review and update their contact details than a paper- based registration form, from which you must manually enter details in MyCricket.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Senior Competition Rosters The CNW 1st Grade and Tasfreight 2nd Grade rosters have now been released, and they are available on the Cricket North West website. On the home page, navigate to the “Match Centre” menu, select “Matches” and then “Rosters”. You will then be able to select the applicable rosters from the dropdown box.

PDF versions of these rosters are contained in the Dropbox, along with a venue usage roster listing all the games currently listed for each ground and the roster for our Female Pre-Season Gala Day. Links to individual documents: CNW 1st Grade Roster Men’s Greater Northern Cup Roster Tasfreight 2nd Grade Roster Female Pre-Season Gala Day Roster CNW Rosters by Ground The Female Competition is scheduled to commence on Sunday November 18. The full roster will be available within the next fortnight. Player Gains and Losses All clubs are asked to complete the Player Gains and Losses Form for the 2018/19 season.

This includes players for/from your 1st Grade and Female Competition teams. The information collected will be used to assist with season previews and media stories. Clubs are asked to provide me with this information no later than Friday October 5. Junior Team Nominations All Junior Co-ordinators (JDO’s) are asked to provide me with the number of teams they will be entering in the CNW Under-17, Under-15 and Under-13 competitions via the Team Nomination form available in Dropbox..

Final team nominations are due by 5.00 pm on Monday October 22. These numbers will be used to create competition rosters in all grades. Please respect this deadline so that the rosters can be completed in full before Round 1 games commence. If you are in any doubt as to the number of teams you will enter, please over-estimate. It is easier to remove a team from a roster at late notice than it is to add one in.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Junior Rosters Work will commence on all junior competition rosters once final team nominations have been received.

The Under-17, Under-15 and Under-13 competitions are due to start with midweek twilight T20 games on Wednesday November 7 (U13 & U15) and Thursday November 8 (U17). This is to avoid a clash with the One-Day International between Australia and South Africa at Blundstone Arena on Sunday November 11.

Junior Cricket Development Committee The next meeting of the Junior Cricket Development Committee will be held on Monday October 29 in the Tradewinds Meeting Room at the Lighthouse Hotel in Ulverstone from 6.30 pm. All club JDO’s are required to attend to discuss preparations for our junior competitions. Female Development Officers are not required to attend this meeting if they are co-ordinating outfield Come and Try sessions for their Girls Under-14 and Girls Under-17 teams, proposed to start on the same night.

Clubs who are yet to fill the Female Development Officer and/or Junior Development Officer positions are encouraged to speak with Alex King to look at possible options and solutions moving forward.

For any questions regarding the JDO or FDO positions, please contact Alex at aking@crickettas.com.au or 0477 444 401. Junior Coaches and Junior Co-ordinator’s Meeting A compulsory meeting for all Junior Coaches will be held in the Dowling McCarthy Room at Devonport Oval on Friday November 2. Required attendees include all Girls Under-17, Under-17, Under-15 and Under-13 coaches and/or Junior Co-ordinators (JDO’s).

The meeting will commence at 6.30 pm, and has been timed to try and avoid a clash with club training and the upcoming long weekend. Key topics to be discussed will include any competition changes for the season, and match and competition management procedures. Rules Handbooks and other materials will also be distributed. It is vitally important that all clubs are represented at this meeting to ensure the smooth operation of our junior competitions in 2018/19. MyCricket Contact Details All clubs should ensure that the contact details listed in MyCricket are correct. This will ensure that any player registration enquiries, clearance applications and other communications are directed to current club contacts.

Club officials should log into MyCricket (https://mycricketadmin.cricket.com.au) and click on the “Administration” tab. They should then navigate to the “Organisation” menu and check/update details listed in the “Organisation Details”, “Office Bearers”, “Contacts for Parent Organisations” and “Notification Subscribers” sections.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Clearances & Transfers Clubs should have been active in seeking clearances for their new recruits by following the transfer and clearance process in MyCricket.

Any player who is new to your club, and played cricket at another club (CNW or community club) last season must obtain a clearance before they will be eligible to play.

When your club requests a clearance for a player, the clearance application is sent to their former club for approval (they will approve it if the player does not owe them money, uniform or is contracted) and finally, it will be approved by CNW. If no response is received from the former club within 10 days, the player will be granted a clearance. In cases of dual registration, where, for example, a Circular Head Under-17 player is playing with a CNW club on Saturdays (or a junior player who is playing with a community club on Saturdays and a CNW junior team on Sundays), a clearance is not the appropriate mechanism.

In these cases, a player transfer is appropriate, so that they can be registered to play with both teams. Transfers could also be applicable for Female Competition players participating in community cricket on Saturdays and community association players participating in CNW T20 competitions or filling in for a 2nd Grade team. To submit clearances and transfers, log on to MyCricket. Click on the “Teams” tab, then go to the “Players” menu. Scroll down to “Permits and Clearances”, and click on “Person Transfer or Player Clearance”. You can then apply for a transfer or clearance from the club the player last played with.

Note: Do not leave clearances to the last minute and expect them to be approved (or apply for them after a player has taken the field for you). If you haven’t received a response and require one urgently (i.e. inside 10 days), you are responsible for contacting the other club to expedite matters, not me.

You cannot play someone who has not been cleared by their former club, nor can they be registered to play in CNW. Clubs subverting this process will forfeit any matches in which an uncleared, unregistered player takes the field. Finally, to ensure that clearance processes are not unnecessarily delayed, please check that current club contacts are receiving notification of clearance applications. Contacts can be set in the “Administration” menu in MyCricket, under “Organisation”, then scrolling down to “Notification Subscribers List”.

Please contact me if you have any questions about this process, particularly if you are unsure as to whether to apply for a transfer or clearance for a specific player.

Umpires Cricket North West is keen to see some new umpires join the ranks this season. We welcome all males and females with an interest in cricket and a willingness to learn to come on board as a CNW umpire. We offer regular training, uniform items and competitive match payments and travel assistance. There are opportunities to umpire games on Saturdays and Sundays across multiple formats and grades.

If you are interested in learning more about umpiring with CNW, please contact Regional Administrator Nathan Dennis on 6282 0454 or email ndennis@crickettas.com.au.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Female Pre-Season Gala Day Cricket Tasmania is organising a pre-season Gala Day for all prospective CNW Female Competition and Women’s Division 2 teams.

The event will be staged on Sunday October 28 (venue to be advised), and provide each team with the opportunity to participate in multiple games without the pressure of playing for competition points.

The day will provide a great opportunity for clubs to gather their female teams together ahead of the season. Along with the opportunity to play games, the day will also provide CT with the opportunity to help clubs test the MyCricket Live Score app, for new players to become familiar with the laws, playing conditions and customs of cricket, and for players and officials to learn about officiating as a square leg umpire. It will be a very relaxed day, with the key focus being to welcome new players and support our female teams ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Additional Female Pre-Season Gala Day information, including the proposed roster, is available in Dropbox.

Club Coaching Scheme Cricket Tasmania is pleased to advise that Club Coaching Scheme funding is again available to CNW clubs in 2018/19. The scheme aims to aid CNW clubs in their endeavours to provide a high level of coaching. Funding provided through the scheme (up to $2,000 per club) is to be used towards the appointment of senior club coaches, subject to approval by CT. Clubs are required to apply for funding by Friday October 5, 2018. Further information on the application process and scheme requirements is available via Dropbox. PlayCricket Marketing Resources All clubs and associations are encouraged to use marketing tools to promote cricket and encourage people to get involved.

Marketing material can be used to: (1) encourage new participants to play cricket; (2) get volunteers involved at a club or association; and (3) keep members informed of new and improved programs and changes to formats.

Cricket Australia has developed a wide range of resources fit for this purpose, available from within your club’s MyCricket Admin account, or via the MyCricket Community website. You have the option to use Hobart Hurricanes or generic branding for your materials. Take advantage of this ready-made solution to assist with your recruitment and retention activities! Club AGM’s and Annual Reports All clubs are asked to provide me with their 2017/18 Annual Report and Financial Statements within one week of their meeting.

This is a CNW and Cricket Tasmania requirement.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Cricket Tasmania Affiliation Program All clubs recently received information about CT’s new Affiliation Program, combining a lot of the administration and governance requirements already sought from clubs, with resources and support provided in one place.

In addition, the Affiliation Program will provide a mechanism for CT to ensure that all Clubs adopt the new Cricket Australia Child Safety Framework and comply with the Tasmanian Government’s Working with Vulnerable People legislation. I’m sure you’ll agree that there is no more important task than looking after our children! The Affiliation Program Information document details the program and what is required to successfully affiliate with Cricket Tasmania. The document includes links to “How To” sheets for each step to assist volunteers.

We invite clubs to register for the 2018/19 Affiliation Program by Thursday November 1.

Please note that affiliated clubs will receive priority access to Cricket Australia and Cricket Tasmania funding streams, such as the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund or Growing Cricket for Girls Fund. You will also receive priority access to training and workshops offered by Cricket Tasmania, such as MyCricket Live Score app tutorials. A Safeguarding Children and Cricket Tasmania Affiliation workshop will be delivered at the Club Development Expo at Penguin District School on Wednesday October 10. Club representatives are encouraged to attend this workshop from 6.45 – 7.30 pm. Please register your attendance via our Club Development Expo link.

Girls Under-14 and Girls Under-17 Outfield “Come & Try” Roster Overview Alex King has put together a brief overview of how we envisage clubs preparing female players for the Girls Under-13 Gala Day and Girls Under-17 competition. See below: - We encourage clubs to facilitate small sided outfield rosters to encourage girls who have not played cricket before to attend and learn the game – opposed to going straight in to the nets with all the gear on. - These rosters will hopefully build confidence and greater game understanding for players in the lead up to the Cricket North West Competitions.

- We are hopeful girls can enjoy the games in a social setting and encourage them to recruit their friends over the 4 weeks.

- Clubs can run the outfield roster at any time on any night that suits – we encourage that it goes no longer than 1 hour. This possibly could be run instead of training for these age groups. - At the end of the 4 weeks, clubs can then enter teams in the CNW Girls U17 roster and the U13 Gala Day competition. - As part of the Growing Cricket for Girls funding scheme, CT can arrange a payment of $500 to clubs to help purchase any gear, marketing material or support coaches for the 4-week outfield roster.

More information will be distributed to clubs soon.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Facility Funding Cricket Australia will be launching the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF) soon. Clubs will be eligible to apply for funding for facility projects that increase opportunity for cricket participation.

Projects that support junior and female participation will be looked upon favourable. Clubs will be provided with detailed information on the fund and application process as soon as it is released.

The Sport and Recreation Tasmania Major Grants Program is also currently open. For more information check out the Communities, Sport and Recreation website. If you are considering a new facility project, such as a new pitch, ground or training facilities, please contact me and we can discuss opportunities for CT support. Defibrillator Funding Defibrillators save lives, which is why the Hodgman Liberal Government will deliver 180 new Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) over the next two years around the state. Application are now open for the fund, which is the biggest single investment in community defibrillators the state’s ever seen.

When a heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, having a defibrillator deliver an electric current within the first few minutes is critical. The chance of survival after a cardiac arrest declines by up to 10 per cent a minute, so early access to an AED is live-saving. The Government are committed to making Tasmanians’ lives better, and we believe those living in rural and regional areas in every corner of our state should not be disadvantaged. The cost of an AED is often outside the reach of many not-for-profit and community-led organisations, so this fund is an important investment in community safety.

Online applications to host an AED are open to individuals, community organisations and not-for-profit organisations at www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/ambulance/community_information/community_defibrillator s. Applications close on Monday November 5, 2018.

You might like to submit a joint application with other clubs that share your venue to increase your chances of success? UDCC Golf Day Ulverstone District Cricket Club will be staging a Golf Day this Sunday, October 7 at the Ulverstone Golf Club. The event commences with check-in at 9.30 am, and will be played as a four-ball Ambrose competition. Cost is $100 per team, including a barbecue lunch. Additional event information and contact details for team entry are available in the flyer in Dropbox.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Greater Northern Raiders The Greater Northern Raiders play their first game in the CTPL this Saturday, October 6.

The Raiders take on Kingborough in a One-Day game at the Kingston Twin Ovals, starting at 10.30 am. The team’s first home game will be played at NTCA No. 2 against New Town on Saturday October 13. Several Cricket North West players have nominated for the Greater Northern Raiders squad, as follows: Miles Barnard – Devonport Corey Briggs – Ulverstone (Westbury from the start of the 2018/19 season) Brodie Hayes – Burnie Hurricanes Brady Yates – Burnie Hurricanes Shaun Redman – Burnie Hurricanes Sam O’Mahony – Devonport Matt Talbot – Ulverstone A few other players have been training and will be added to the squad once they have confirmed their intent to play.

The final twelve for this week’s opening game will be announced soon, and it is expected the team will feature strong CNW representation. The Greater Northern Raiders are very keen to work with CNW to ensure players have a regular presence at their “home” club. As such, regional training sessions will be staged no more than once per week, along Raiders players to attend CNW club training too. CNW is also providing allowances in our By-Laws to maximise the opportunity for regular Greater Northern Raiders players to appear as often as possible for their CNW club in roster games and finals. More details will be provided at the Senior Captains, Coaches and Umpires meeting next week.

Club Visits by CT Staff Cricket Tasmania staff are available to meet with clubs via request. We would be happy to discuss our roles and outline how we can assist club volunteers in a 20-minute presentation, followed by questions. Our office would welcome the opportunity to discuss how you can work with CT to form strong links with local schools. Clubs can arrange a visit by contacting Cricket Manager Alex King on 0477 444 401 or emailing aking@crickettas.com.au.

CNW Bulletin – October 3, 2018 Prepared for Cricket North West – for distribution to players, clubs, umpires and volunteers Nathan Dennis – Community Competitions Officer | Shop 3/142 William St, Devonport, TAS 7310 T: 03 6282 0454 | M: 0429 961 700 | E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au | W: www.cricketnorthwest.com.au Cricket Australia Clubs and Associations News All club officials are encouraged to subscribe to Cricket Australia’s Club and Association news.

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Click on the image below to view the latest newsletter, and hit the subscribe button to sign up for the next edition. Conclusion Remember that all documents mentioned in this Bulletin are available in Dropbox, saving multiple email attachments being sent to club contacts. CNW DROPBOX FOLDER As always, please contact me if you have any questions about the contents of this Bulletin or general CNW competition enquiries. Nathan Dennis Cricket Tasmania – Community Competitions Officer E: ndennis@crickettas.com.au P: 03 6282 0454 M: 0429 961 700 For other Cricket Tasmania matters, please contact: Alex King Cricket Tasmania – Cricket Manager E: aking@crickettas.com.au M: 0477 444 401