Cricket must urgently reform to address deep rooted and widespread institutional, structural and interpersonal discrimination across the game¹, finds a landmark report¹ today published by the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (ICEC).
Both Kent & North West Police Cricket Alliance once again found themselves back at The UptonSteel County Ground, Leicester, for the final of the National Championship, a repeat of the 2021 Final which NWA won by 3 wickets.
Further fixtures against a County XI, British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Club Cricket Conference were introduced in 1974, 75 & 76 which led to a regular Tour taking place on an Annual basis.
The inaugural T20 Womens Festival involving British Police CC, Herts CCC, MCC and National Asian Cricket Council took place on a gloriously sunny warm July Friday at Knebworth Park CC with a view of the House in the background.
2022's National Championship got off to a strong start on 4th April with some great performances across the board. It was also fitting that all games saw a minute's applause prior to start of play to remember Simon Cole:
TeamPolice, in collaboration with Police Sport UK (PSUK), has been set up as an innovative new approach to attract significantly more funding for sport and activity in policing, thereby enabling serving and retired police officers, police staff and their families greater opportunities to get involved and become active.
Yesterday Wednesday 30 March we, like so many, were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of former Chief Constable and our Chair of Cricket Simon Cole, who had very recently retired from Leicestershire Police.
The following 12 months saw a further group of players identified and now available for selection so the decision was made to extend an invitation to include the new players meaning the inaugural Tour Party would consist of 22 players. However, the number reduced to 18 due to injury and unavailability.
Following the decision made by Scotland to withdraw from the Championship due to lack of player availability, operational requires throughout the Summer and ongoing covid restrictions still in force there we no Group 2 matches played.
For once April showers did not wipe out the opening round of the 2021 National Championship with only the Group 2 fixture between Northumbria & Durham v West Yorkshire being affected and falling foul to the weather which prevented the “new boys” from travelling to the reigning Cup holders.
TeamPolice is delighted to announce that Anatomap has agreed to support us in our joint mission to create wellbeing through sport and physical activity for our policing family. Anatomap’s innovative app (Injury Capture) provides a new method of reporting crime that will greatly support police work.
I write this in anticipation of our next webinar on the 8th December which is very kindly being sponsored by Motorola Solutions. On the night we will be talking about how the Police Covenant can increase the opportunity for sport in the police.
TeamPolice is delighted to announce that Motorola Solutions, a global leader in mission-critical communications and analytics has agreed to support TeamPolice in our joint mission to create wellbeing through sport and physical activity for our policing family.
Sadly I have to inform you that following the latest updates made today Team Police Cricket Committee has decided to CANCEL ALL Police Cricket (BPCC Tours x2 & National Championships) planned for 2020.
Clear blue skies, glorious sunshine and temperatures already reaching 25c greeted both teams as they arrived at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road Leicester on Thursday 19th September for the inaugural Final of the newly created National Championship.