ECB Messaging Update Clubs & Leagues 1 April

Hygiene Brand Lifebuoy partner with England Cricket to support a safe return 

We are delighted to announce a partnership with the world’s number one hygiene soap brand, Lifebuoy, ahead of the new season. As part of the agreement, Lifebuoy will become the ‘Official Hygiene Partner’ and ‘Official Community Cricket Hygiene Partner’ of England Cricket and ECB.

In partnership with Lifebuoy, all recreational cricket clubs across England & Wales will be able to apply to receive a free ‘ECB Hygiene Bundle’ pack as part of the drive to help cricket return safely. Further subsidised hygiene bundles have also been created, where ECB registered clubs can receive more than 60% off RRP.

Lifebuoy will also be providing All Stars Cricket and Dynamos Cricket registered children with hand sanitiser bottles via their clubs. During the check out process, you will be asked to supply the number of registered children you have at your club. You will then receive this product at the same time as your original order.

To apply for your free ‘ECB Hygiene Bundle’, or to place additional orders ahead of the season, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the portal or Lifebuoy’s club bundles, please contact your local County Board or email [email protected].


  • One free ECB Hygiene pack per club

  • Please enter your full club name and please check all the details for your order

  • Lifebuoy will also be providing each All Stars Cricket or Dynamos Cricket registered child with a free hand sanitiser bottle at the start of the season. During the check out process, you will be asked to supply the number of registered children you have at your club.

Guidance FAQs

Following the exciting news of a return to organised outdoor cricket in England last week, we know many of you will have been working hard to get your club ready and finalise your plans for opening outdoor activity.

We will continue to update the FAQ’s on our website and will keep these pages up to date as and when we have any significant news here.

We have also updated our Welsh guidance and infographics, all of which can be found on our COVID-19  pages here.

Should you have any questions that cannot be answered through the guidance please contact your local County Cricket Board, who will be on hand to support you with the implementation of the guidance.  We are continuing to work closely with key partners on the next steps for cricket in England and Wales and will update you all when we have further news.


Thank you for the great work you are all doing within your communities in enabling people to enjoy the game safely this summer.

NatWest CricketForce Get Set Weekend

We are just two weeks away from the NatWest Get Set Weekend on 10th and 11th April, a new look virtual CricketForce.

There are now over 800 people signed-up, so please do continue to encourage clubs to sign-up for what is set to be a great weekend.

For more information or to register click here.

The Hundred


The Hundred is launching this summer. You’ll be able to buy tickets for groups of up to 6 people per match from 10am on 7th April.

We’re currently looking to facilitate larger group bookings but are waiting to hear more from the Government around their guidelines for groups on May 17th.

If you’re interested in hearing more about group bookings for your club, complete the form below and we’ll be in touch with more information.



Register Your Interest

All Stars and Dynamos

We are approaching 40,000 participants booked onto our national programmes, with almost 30,000 All Stars and 10,000 Dynamos Cricketers signed-up. We wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your efforts to date. Remember that you can access the ECB resource hub to download all your All Stars and Dynamos assets, to help with your local promotion.

With regard to your activators, as a reminder this year, all activators should complete the national programmes elearning. New activators will complete an induction course, which will take place virtually/online, as well as a face to face training course. Existing activators should attend an online refresher course which will take place as a virtual webinar. You should attend these courses run by your local county board and all of these courses can be accessed via your activator checklist on your clubspark account.


ID Verification

To help support the return of club cricket, we have made the decision to offer the opportunity for face- to- face verifications from April 12th, 2021. Face-to-face verification can take place, as long as the verifier and those requiring their ID to be verified observe all Government guidelines. Above all, you must be able to operate consistently within guidance regarding health, social distancing, and hygiene.

Please remember that it is a verifier’s choice as to whether they feel comfortable to carry out face-to-face ID checks. They should not feel pressure to do so by anyone. If a verifier does not feel that they can carry out the face-to-face verification, then they should contact their County Cricket Board/First Class County. 

Do not carry out the ID document verification in someone else’s home or invite anyone into your home to do so. All ID verifications to take place in an outdoor setting. Please consider the options that would work safely for you and those individuals whose documents you are seeking to verify. 


Before Verification Considerations

Access the Atlantic Data system and initiate the check for the applicant.

Whilst setting up the verification meeting ensure the participant has completed the relevant information as required.

Remind the person/people attending of the documents they need to bring. This will reduce the need for a second contact.

ID verification for under-18s must be done with a parent/carer or other trusted adult present, who also follow respective Government guidelines.

Remind applicants not to attend if they feel unwell, have a temperature or cough or should be isolating as a person in their home is unwell.

During the Verification Meeting

Maintain a safe distance.

Wear disposable gloves to avoid direct handling of documents to be verified, where possible ask the applicant to hold them up close enough that you can view the necessary information.

Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand gel, if soap and water are not available.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.

This process now supersedes the previous Video ID verification process. If you require any further support regarding initiating and / or verifying DBS applications, please contact [email protected]


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