2021-2022 Season Update

Recent discussions with Places Leisure (PL) Eastleigh have confirmed that due to continuing COVID 19 business impact reasons our 2021-22 season will now not start at the earliest until Sunday, 3rd Oct, rather than Sunday, 5th Sept as originally planned.

That being the case we will still accept Club/Team registrations (Available here: a first come first served basis for a few more weeks before we decide, based on updated information from PL the probable league structure and scheduling options at our next Committee meeting on Tuesday, 31st Aug. If anything changes in this time we will keep all registered teams updated on progress.

We totally understand the disappointment this message may have for the League, especially after curtailing early our 2019-20 and cancelling our 2020-21 seasons, but we hope you will work with us over the next few weeks to ensure we get the best outcome for the 2021-22 season where all parties are committed to getting the Indoor Cricket game on at PL at the earliest time possible.

If you have any questions/queries please feel free to contact myself - or Dave Peck - 

Kind regards


Dave Young | Chairman | South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League
Mobile: 07941 521020

2021 AGM Documentation and Team Registration

The documentaion from this years AGM and process for 2021/22 Team Registrations are now available. See below for links.

Registration for the 2021/22 season is now open where the Committee is hoping to start an additional U17 League and we would recommend registering early to avoid disappointment.

The registration form can be found at, or please get in touch via for alternative methods of registration.

The closing date for applications is Saturday 31st July.

2021 AGM

The AGM for this season will be held on Tuesday 15th June at 19:30.

As in 2020, restrictions on mass gatherings necessitate using the Zoom meeting platform for this year’s AGM. For security purposes, details of the Zoom meeting are available on a request basis only (the majority of clubs should have already received them directly).

Attendance remains mandatory for all clubs. Should multiple representatives of a club wish to attend, this would be welcomed by the League; but each club shall receive only one vote. The 2021 Agenda and 2020 AGM Minutes can be found below:

Registration for the 2021/22 Season:

We sincerely hope that as many clubs as possible participate in the League and invite you to complete the registration form on the website (click here). The deadline is 31st July, to provisionally secure your team(s) for the 2021/22 season.

If you are unable to access the form using the link above, please email and you will be advised of an alternative method of submitting the form.

Chairman’s update on the 2021 AGM

Tomorrow night your Committee will be putting the final touches to arrangements for the 2021 AGM to be held on Tuesday, 15th June, starting at 19:30 where you should have received draft details from the Secretary a month or so ago.

In parallel, they will also be arranging the online process required to register all teams registration for the 2021-22 Season expected to start early Sept 21 to early April (Finals Night) 22.

Details will be published very soon to you all on both the AGM and Registration details and in the meantime enjoy your Summer Cricket and stay safe.

Kind regards


Dave Young | Chairman | South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League
Mobile: 07941 521020

2020-21 Chairman's Update

To all our league teams and members,

As I am sure by now you will all know Hampshire has been placed into Covid-19, Tier 4 restrictions where all Leisure Centres, including Places Leisure (PL), Eastleigh will have to close from 00:01 on Boxing day for I suspect the foreseeable future.

Your Committee was at a very advanced stage with PL having already completed a playing schedule, Covid-19 Risk Assessment and guidance documents of playing both a U14 and U17 league on Saturdays and Sundays (09:00-16:00) from the 9th Jan 21 to the first week in Apr 21.

However, as much as we all desperately wanted to play some indoor Cricket this season the Covid-19 virus, especially the 2nd variant has decided otherwise, so we have now cancelled any further attempts to play indoor cricket this season.

We would specially like to thank the 17 teams that registered for these two leagues for staying with us on this difficult journey.

Myself and the Committee wish you all the very best Christmas and New Year you can have in these difficult times. We sincerely hope to see you all back for a full 2021/22 season.

Kind regards and keep safe.

Dave Young
SHICL Chairman

Webinar: Funding, Engaging Members and Holding AGMs

The staff and directors of Hampshire Cricket Board invite affiliated clubs and organisations to an interactive workshop covering the following:

  • Engaging with your members and local community over the close season
  • Holding AGMs under COVID restrictions
  • Club Funding

Registration link:

The webinar takes place between 19::00 and 20:00 on Wednesday 2nd December via Zoom. Participants should click on the link to receive event reminders and updates and the post webinar information pack.

Hampshire Cricket Board development managers Rob Pfeiffer (marketing and communications) and Simon Jones (clubs and leagues) will be joined by Neil Higginson, Recreational Facilities Planning Manager for the England and Wales Cricket Board (South West and Wales region). The event will include polls and a live Q&A and places are limited to 100.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch for further information or in the event of any query by contacting

2020-21 U18 Cricket - Chairmans update

To all of our league teams,

I have had further advice from the ECB via HCB at link here regarding cricket this season for our League where there is some good and bad news.

The bad news is that unfortunately, cricket for our adult teams (over 18) is not currently permitted. This is extremely regrettable and I hope that this position will change for the better in the near future.

But the very good news is that I am pleased to inform you that our Junior teams (Under 18) can return, but under strict Covid-19 guidance where we are presently in discussions with Places Leisure, Eastleigh to hopefully commence playing these games during revised times of 09:30 to 16:30 on Sundays from the beginning of January 2021

To facilitate this proposed start, could I please ask you to indicate if you would like to enter team(s) in either our U14 or U16 Leagues by completing your on-line application form(s) here (Registrations Fee applicable will be pro rata based on number of games scheduled to be played). To make the necessary scheduling arrangements I would really appreciate a response by the 30th November at the latest.

These are difficult times and I sincerely hope that all cricket will return soon. In the meantime, thank you for your continued support and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Stay safe and well.

Kind regards


Dave Young | Chairman | South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League
Mobile: 07941 521020


2020-21 Season Update-Chairmans Update

As a result of the recent Government tightening of Covid-19 regulations, Places Leisure (PL) have informed the League that No Indoor Cricket will played at Eastleigh in the foreseeable future.

Therefore, we regret to inform you that this Seasons (2020-21) planned start date of Sun, 1st Nov is not now possible, but in the meantime I can inform you that Sport England have published an update and a Frequently Asked Questions link and whilst we will be guided by this information we also have to acknowledge PL will have the final decision when indoor cricket resumes at Eastleigh.

In light of this information, your League Committee is taking the position that whilst these measures by PL are wholly justified in the current climate we remain positive that we may, as outdoor cricket did this season play some form of indoor Cricket played later (structure to be decided at the time) in this Winter season.

Because of these most challenging times your Committee have decided to issue refunds to clubs for both the 2020/21Registration Subscriptions already paid and any carried over credit balances from the 2019/20 season. Also, all outstanding monies due to the league by clubs are to be paid by 16th October and informing any clubs owing funds after this date will not be eligible for consideration to enter the league when it resumes! 

Lastly, be assured the Committee will keep you updated on any further developments. However, please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any further queries or concerns and stay safe in these difficult times.

Kind regards


Dave Young | Chairman | South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League
Mobile: 07941 521020

  • Southampton Community B vs Old Netley & Highfield (Men's Division 3) - Sunday 15th March at 15:30
  • Hythe & Dibden vs Lyndhurst & Ashurst (Men's Division 2) - Sunday 22nd March at 20:55
  • Fair Oak vs Bramshaw (Men's Division 1) - Sunday 15th March at 16:35
  • CooperVision vs Totton & Eling (Men's Division 2) - Sunday 16th February at 20:55

  • Club Welfare Officer Courses

    Bookings are now being taken for next month’s club welfare officer courses being run by the Hampshire Cricket Board. The cost is £30 per course (card payments only) with the last day to book being Sunday 29th February.

    Bookings can be made via

    The following dates/venues are available:

    • Sunday 15th March - Beech Room at the Lyndhurst Community Centre (SO43 7NY)
      • 09:30-12:30 | Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC)
      • 13:00-16:00 | Safe Hands
    • Saturday 21st March - Conference Room at Crookhorn College, Waterlooville (PO7 5UD)
      • 09:30-12:30 | Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC)
      • 13:00-16:00 | Safe Hands
    • Wednesday 25th March - Shaun Udal Suite at The Ageas Bowl (SO30 3XH)
      • 18:30-21:00 | Safe Hands Refresher (existing Club Welfare Officers only)
    • Sunday 29th March - Conference Room at Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke (RG21 3HF)
      • 09:30-12:30 | Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC)
      • 13:00-16:00 | Safe Hands

    If you require any further information, contact Simon Jones ( at the Hampshire Cricket Board.

    Extra Umpiring Courses

    The Hampshire Association of Cricket Officials will be running a couple of extra training courses for umpires prior to the start of the new season.

    The course is designed to give an overview of the basic laws of the game and how to apply them. It introduces the principles of fieldcraft and match management. All umpires (including those at Test match level) start with this course. Courses last one full day and will cost £30.

    The first course will run at The Ageas Bowl on Sunday 15th March. The second course will run at Old Basing Cricket Club on Sunday 29th March. Anyone interested in attending either of these courses should book a place using one of the following links:

    Ageas Bowl (Sunday 15th March):
    Old Basing Cricket Club (Sunday 29th March):

    Fixtures Complete

    The fixtures for the remainder of the season have now been republished following the scheduling issues.

    Details of all fixtures can be found across the website.

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year from everyone at the South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League.

    Schedule Changes

    Due to continued scheduling issues caused by the leisure centre, we have been forced to rewrite the entire schedule for the remainder of the season. This includes the necessary removal of the Men's Plate competition as there is no longer space to fit those matches in.

    Please keep checking the website regularly for the latest information.

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas from everyone at the South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League

    Matches Cancelled

    Due to a scheduling error which the League have just been informed of, all fixtures scheduled to take place this Sunday (15th) have been cancelled.

    This cancellation is likely to have a significant effect on the schedule for the remainder of the season as we try and rearrange these fixtures. We shall try and keep everyone up to date on if/when any further fixtures are altered but for the most up to date information, please keep an eye on the League website and social media pages.

    Umpiring Courses

    The Hampshire Association of Cricket Officials will be running a number of training courses for Umpires over the coming winter.

    Courses last one full day and will cost £30.

    The next course will run at The Ageas Bowl on Sunday 12th January 2020.

    Anyone interested in attending this course can register using the following link:

    Scoring Portal

    The League is proud to announce the release of a new Scoring Portal on this website, available at The portal will include:

    • Photographic copies of all submitted scoresheets
    • Analysis and feedback on all submitted scoresheets
    • Details of scoring courses run by the League
    • Helpful resources such as an exemplar scoresheet and a training scoresheet

    All of these will be accessible by login only, which will grant you access to the scoresheets associated with your team(s). If anyone associated with your team(s) (e.g. a scorer) wishes to be added to the system, all they need to do is request an invite by sending an e-mail to stating which teams’ scoresheets they wish to have access to.

    ECB Fundraising Initiatives

    Some news below on grant funds, a couple of which are open for a few more days. The England and Wales Cricket Board will be investing £52m in club grants 2020-24 (priority themes: clubs, urban, women & girls, see Inspiring Generations Strategy 2020-24 pages 8, 10, 12 & 18 available here). Local budgets and precise criteria are still being confirmed, the HCB will be hitting the road in the new year to inform and consult on the plan for Hampshire.

    • National Lottery Celebrate 25 Years ( closes 14:00 on 6th Dec, planning a community event Feb-Nov 2020? Facebook post also cites purchase of "equipment for an amateur sports team".
    • Magic Little Grants ( up to £500, closes 29th Nov (may re-open next year).
    • Easyfundraising now is the best time to get as many supporters on board as possible. The HCB will give your cause a bonus £5 donation for every referred supporter who raises their first £5. Just get them to sign up with your unique referral link:
    • Michael May Foundation (under 19's approximately): e-mail trustee Paddy May with:
      1. information on your junior section
      2. what you want
      3. how will it benefit junior development
      4. committed funds / funds required
      5. latest club accounts

    Any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Simon Jones at the HCB (

    Chairmans Update

    I would like to give my thanks to all for all your efforts in achieving a 100% record to date of matches being played this season on and to scheduled time.

    Considering where we were this time last year with constant delays contributing to very late night finishes for many of you the changes we made to the Constitution to mitigate such happening this year have I believe really worked and have positively turned the situation round for the benifit of us all.

    This would not have happened without your efforts and support, and as your new chairman I would like to thank you all individually for contributing to what has been a very succesful first half of the season and long may it continue. 

    All Fixtures Now Available

    The fixtures for the remainder of the season have now been released and can be found across the website.

    This includes the opening rounds of each knockout competition, with each competition having been drawn in full all the way to the finals. Should you wish to know a specific teams' potential route through a knockout competition, please get in touch with our Fixtures Secretary (

    Change to Scoresheet Submission Process

    In reaction to some consistent issues/omissions on scoresheets both in previous seasons and in the first week of this season, the Committee have taken it upon themselves to offer some educational resources in an attempt to both improve the capability of scorers who already score and to introduce new people to scoring so all teams have (at least) one competent scorer. The Committee are acutely aware how difficult scoring an indoor match can be, as it is both much faster and a variation in rules to the easier experience of the outdoor game and at times, we have probably fallen short in offering support around learning this specific scoring.

    Overnight, clubs will have received notice of a scorers training session we’re offering but more immediately, we have made an alteration to the scoresheet submission process. Whereas before we only requested one scoresheet to be submitted per match, we will now require two scoresheets submitted per match; one per team.

    This will change what set of scoresheets your scorer will need to acquire pre-match. Previously, one set of triplicate sheets would have been used per match; with the home scorer using the white and yellow sheets and the away scorer using the pink sheet. The home scorer would then submit the white sheet and retain the yellow sheet for their records if they wished. The away scorer would keep the pink sheet that they scored on if they wished.

    This will now change to two sets of triplicate sheets being used per match; one per scorer. Each scorer will score on the white sheet, which will then both be submitted as confirmation of the result. They may retain the yellow and pink copies should they wish to do so. We also request that each scorer makes note of who they were scoring for on the scoresheet. The option to score via Play-Cricket Scorer remains available.

    This change will help lead a concerted effort from the Committee to analyse the scoresheets we receive and then feedback improvements that need to/should be made. This will form part of the larger education process to help teams avoid newly introduced penalties in section 1.3.2 b) of Appendix B of the Constitution.

    We shall attempt to aid the flow of this process over the next few weeks with reminders and by pre-writing the date, home team, away team, competition and whose scoresheet it is to fill in on a pile of scoresheets for each week of fixtures.

    Please notify relevant people of this as required. If anyone has any questions regarding scoring, please get in touch with Mike Varney (our Results Secretary - or Phil Green (our Fixtures Secretary – who will be championing this educational effort.

    Cup Draw

    The draws for the opening rounds of this season's cup competitions have been drawn. Dates of each fixture will be released in due course.

    Ladies Cup:

    • Chapel Gate vs. Wellow & Plaitford
    • Hursley Ladies A vs. Petersfield Pallas
    • Southampton University vs. Hursley Ladies C

    Hursley Ladies B receive a bye through to the next round.

    Men's Cup:

    • Totton & Eling vs. Southampton Community A
    • Punjab Lions vs. Redfoot Tigers
    • Trojans vs. MSCC Juniors
    • Southampton Community B vs. Lyndhurst & Ashurst
    • Sway Seahawks vs. Old Tauntonians & Romsey B
    • The Vine vs. Hursley Park A
    • Old Netley & Highfield vs. Fair Oak
    • Hythe & Dibden vs. Langley Manor
    • Coopervision vs. Burridge B
    • Peartree vs. Locks Heath B
    • Hursley Park B vs. Southampton Travellers

    Burridge A, Bramshaw, Locks Heath A, Old Tauntonians & Romsey A and Sarisbury Athletic receive byes to the next round.

    A new introduction to this season's format will see the losing teams in the first round of the Cup be entered into a Men's Plate competition.

    Under 14's Cup:

    Round 1:

    • Hursley Park vs. Old Tauntonians & Romsey

    Round 2:

    • Fair Oak vs. Burridge Bulldogs
    • Compton & Chandlers Ford vs. Hursley Park/Old Tauntonians & Romsey
    • Burridge Bears vs. Totton & Eling
    • Barbarians vs. Trojans

    First Fixtures Released

    The League structure for the 2019-20 season has been confirmed and the fixtures for the first two weeks of the season have been released. Details can be found across the relevant pages of the website.

    AGM Minutes & Financial Summary

    The minutes from the 2019 AGM, along with the delayed financial summary of the SHICL accounts, have been released. These can be viewed and downloaded through the links below:

    AGM Minutes

    Financial Summary

    New Constitution

    Following some amendments and a resultant unanimous vote in its' favour, the proposed constitution has been passed and will come into effect from next season.

    Please make yourself aware of all the changes. You can find all the specifics here or you can download a PDF version here.

    Notice of 2019 AGM

    This year's AGM will be held at Places Leisure Eastleigh on Tuesday 18th June at 19:30.

    Please take some time to read through the constitution as there are some major changes which have been introduced to improve the week to week experience of everyone involved. Should you have any objections to anything within the proposal, please get in touch prior to the AGM so it may be known beforehand as we wish to keep discussions to a minimum at the AGM itself.



    Proposed Constitution:


    Pre-AGM Announcement

    To all,

    As you may or may not be aware, over the last six months, the Committee have been in negotiation with the Places Leisure (PL) higher management and Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC) in an effort to gain approval for Indoor Cricket to be played on Courts 1-5. These negotiations have included representation from both the England & Wales (ECB) and Hampshire (HCB) Cricket Boards that supported our case to play Indoor Cricket on this court with suitable netting to protect the all glass spectator area.

    However, I am sad to report that whilst the leisure centre management were supportive of our case, nevertheless their Insurers were not, citing that even with the mitigation measures we had submitted there was still a risk of damage to the glass frontage. Therefore, we have been told for the final time that Indoor Cricket cannot be played on Courts 1-5 and we now have accepted not much more can be achieved by continuing to challenge this decision.

    This is not the news we had all hoped for because, as you know, we as an organisation are presently dealing with (especially on Courts 11-15) spectator and scorer viewing issues and this combined with ever increasing game delay and schedule problems is making life difficult for us alike and Places Leisure’s recent decision does not help us improve this situation.

    Indeed, it now requires some difficult proposal recommendations to be made by the Committee to you all at the AGM, where we have listened to your feedback via the recent on-line survey and those of you who attended the Pre-AGM forum at Totton & Eling. We are still working through the effects these recommendations will have on our playing regulations, but also respect the need and time for you to digest some of the outcomes before the AGM (to be held mid to late June).

    Therefore, we propose to:

    1. Change the timings of each game to 1hr 5 min, rather than 1hr.
    2. Because of Item 1, fees/expenses will be increased, but not fully implemented until the start of the 2020/21 Season and likely to be phased in to assist clubs manage additional costs.
    3. Starting the 2020/21 Season, all fees will be reviewed and increased if necessary each year by the Committee automatically in line with any Places Leisure increases to ensure the leagues financial viability.
    4. Start each season with a base structure of:
      • Under 14’s: 8 Teams playing each other once
      • Under 16’s: 8 Teams playing each other once
      • Ladies Division: 8 Teams playing each other once
      • Men’s Premier Division: 5 Teams playing each other twice
      • Men’s Divisions 1, 2 and 3: 8 Teams playing each other once
      • Adjust per season as demand and availability necessitates.
    5. To accommodate Items 1 and 4, revise the start times to the following:
      15:30, 16:35, 17.40, 18:45, 19:50, 20:55 (meaning the last match should finish no later than 22:00).
    6. For any Junior/Colts Divisions:
      • Reduce each innings to 10 overs
      • use a Tiflex Ball
    7. For all competitions, bowlers run ups will be reduced and suitably marked by a line on the floor of the playing facilities.
    8. The adoption of a more standardised and comprehensive discipline structure, with offences incurring a set level of financial penalty, for example:
      • No scorer provided: 1st occurrence £5, then £10 for 2nd etc.
      • Failure to start a match on time: 1st occurrence £5, then £10 for 2nd etc.
      • At any point decided by the Committee, consideration may be given to expelling teams that consistently attract these financial penalties.
    9. Discontinue having a duty team on the night, but to assist introduce the following:
      • Captains:
        • Submitting completed Team names on the Scorers/Team sheet and placing in the ‘Games to be played’ box on the paperwork desk 15 minutes prior to their scheduled game start time.
        • Ensuring a completed scoresheet is placed in the ‘Games Played’ box on scorer’s desk before the end of the next games 1st innings.
        • Doing the toss for their match during the innings break of the preceding match in the presence of the on field umpire(s).
        • Instigating 3 minutes to go scoreboard countdown both at the start of the match and during the innings break to inform all players when play is to start/resume; which should be enough time for any bowling practice and clothing changes.
      • Umpires:
        • Manage the toss before matches (as in Item 9, a, iii)
        • Aligned with 9, a, iv above, ensure they have instigated the 3 minute countdown and manage any late starts (both 1st and 2nd Innings) by administering reduced overs penalties.
        • To avoid confusion, only officiate the matches they are appointed, unless circumstances dictate otherwise, but this must be agreed.
    10. For future (not this years) Annual General Meeting (AGM)/Emergency General Meetings a simple majority, rather than 2/3rds majority to agree proposals.

    We acutely recognise the financial, time and other concerns these proposed changes will have on us all, but to do nothing to address the issues we all acknowledge have made life difficult (particularly since we have been playing in the new facilities over the last couple of seasons) would be remiss of the Committee.

    We believe on balance our recommendations to be a positive step forward, to meet the challenges we face going forward and allow us to hopefully improve our indoor cricket experience and participation and I encourage you to embrace and approve our proposals, rather than falling back to the 'Status Quo' which we will have to deal with if they are not.

    These recommendations will be voted on mass at the AGM and not subject to any alterations/discussion once the agenda has been released in a weeks’ time. So, should you have an objection to the above proposals, please inform me within the next seven days as it is your final chance. This applies to any other ideas unrelated to the above as well. A finalised, full-length copy of the proposed constitution will be released with the formal notice of the AGM.

    Pre-AGM Forum Notice

    The League are holding a pre-AGM forum at Totton & Eling CC on Wednesday 17th April starting at 19:30.

    This forum will help shape the 2019-20 season and beyond with major changes to rules and the setup of the League being considered. It will provide an opportunity for any club representative(s) to have their say on issues facing the League and its members, suggested resolutions to them and also bring any ideas forward for the League to consider. Whilst not mandatory, we strongly encourage each club to send at least one representative who has experience of a Sunday evening to share their clubs views.

    The agenda will be as follows (subject to change):

    • List of attendees and apologies
    • Result of meeting with the Places Leisure Management
    • Results and discussion of Pre-AGM Survey
    • Any other business

    A free buffet will be provided and Totton & Eling's bar will be open. If you wish to attend, please e-mail Mike Varney ( so we can gauge likely attendance figures.

    Pre-AGM Survey: Results

    The results of the pre-AGM survey are in and can be found by using the link below:

    Download the results

    Furthermore to these results, the League is planning an open forum one evening in April (exact date and location to be confirmed) where teams will be welcome to discuss the ideas raised in the survey and any other topics they believe have been missed which require discussion. There will also be updates on the League's efforts to gain use of the third court.

    These discussions will then be formed into proposals for the AGM in June/July. Whilst not compulsory, clubs will be encouraged to send as many people who wish to attend to have their voice heard. Refreshments are planned to be provided.

    Pre-AGM Survey: Have Your Say

    With the continual scheduling and timing issues the League is facing fresh in people’s minds, we have put together a short survey aimed at gauging views on a variety of plans aimed at improving the experience for everyone across the season. These views will then be collated into proposals to be voted on at the AGM later in the year.

    This survey is aimed at responses on an individual basis (rather than one per team) so please forward this to as many players, coaches, parents, anyone who has experience of a Sunday evening that would like to have their say.

    To access this survey, please click here.

    Finals Night 2018-19

    The schedule for this season's finals night has been confirmed for Sunday 31st March and can be found on the relevant pages of the website.

    Player Looking For A Club

    We have had contact from a player called Karan Berry who has just moved to the area and is looking for a club to play indoor cricket with.

    If any club wishes to get in contact with him, his number is 07738 878404.

    No Fixtures For The Next Two Weeks

    With the leisure centre booked with other events for the next two weeks, there are now no fixtures until 10th February. We'll see you in a few weeks.

    Chairman's Message

    A message from our chairman, Tony Wharton, regarding the amount of time matches are currently taking.


    Matches are taking over an hour and the following must happen or warnings/penalties will be instigated:

    • Teams must be ready 10 minutes before the scheduled start; that means:
      • reporting to the duty desk
      • completing and signing the team sheets and handing them to the duty team
      • making sure the scorers are ready with the required scoresheets (white and yellow for the home team; pink for the away team)
      • conducting the toss and informing the duty team

    • the Teams must be ready to start on time, that is, in place and fully dressed and equipped for the moment the preceding match finishes
    Wasting time - Managers/captains are responsible for making sure no time is wasted in starting either innings, regardless of when the preceding match finishes. Any undue delay will be penalised by a warning and umpires will ensure teams do not waste time. These measures are a necessary effort to make matches run on time and we do not wish to impose penalties unless necessary.

    Locks Heath Under 16's Withdrawal

    Locks Heath Under 16's have chosen to withdraw from the league; as a result, fixtures for the Under 16 Division are currently under review.

    Three fixtures have been cancelled and removed from the website; they are:

    • 6th January - Compton & Chandlers Ford vs Locks Heath
    • 10th February - Locks Heath vs Burridge
    • 17th February - Compton & Chandlers Ford vs Locks Heath

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas from everyone at the South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League

    Teams Wanted For Southampton Evening League

    The Southampton Evening League have become very short on teams and are looking for any wanting to join for the 2019 season.

    If interested, please get in touch with Ian Meyer here.


    Cup Draws

    The draws for the opening round(s) of each of the four cup competitions have been drawn. The majority of the fixtures will be assigned dates and times closer to December/January.

    Portsmouth University vs Southampton University

    Chapel Gate vs Hursley Park B
    Hursley Park C vs Ropley
    Petersfield vs St Cross
    Hursley Park A vs Portsmouth University/Southampton University

    Bramshaw vs Locks Heath B
    Punjab Lions vs Soton Community B
    CooperVision vs Sway Seahawks
    Burridge A vs Hythe & Dibden A
    Peartree vs Soton Community C
    Old Tauntonians & Romsey B vs Hursley Park
    Locks Heath A vs Totton Tigers
    MSCC Juniors vs Trojans
    Langley Manor vs Winchester Vets
    Sarisbury Athletic vs Ampfield & North Baddesley
    Hythe & Dibden B vs Whalesmead Thistle
    Burridge B vs Fawley
    Southampton Travellers vs Lyndhurst & Ashurst

    Southampton Community A, Fair Oak and Old Tauntonians & Romsey A were drawn byes to round 2.

    Under 14's
    Sway vs Compton & Chandlers Ford Chargers
    Old Tauntonians & Romsey vs Hedge End
    Hursley Park vs Compton & Chandlers Ford Lions
    Fair Oak vs Burridge

    Under 16's
    Burridge vs Locks Heath

    Compton & Chandlers Ford, Fair Oak and Hedge End were drawn byes to the next round.

    Road Closures

    Sections of the M27 are scheduled to be closed on Sunday 30th September. If you are scheduled to play a match on this day, please allow extra time for your journey to avoid matches being delayed.

    Opening 2018-19 Fixtures Released

    The fixtures for the opening three weeks of the 2018-19 season have been released and can be found across the website.

    Further fixtures for the remainder of the season will be released in due course.

    2018-19 Entry Forms

    The entry forms for the 2018-19 season are now available in the Resources section of the website.

    Submissions are required before the 1st September.

    Play Cricket Scorer

    With the new season rapidly approaching and to alleviate issues we've had with scoring and scorer availability in previous seasons, the League are aiming to push the Play Cricket Scorer app as an easy alternative to paper scoring.

    For more info, please click here.

    2018 AGM

    The 2018 AGM will take place on Tuesday 17th July at 19:30 at Solent University, in The Spark (Room TS113). The agenda can be downloaded here.

    Readers or Tiflex

    A vote is being held to determine which ball will be used in next season's competitions, the Readers or Tiflex. Have your say in our short survey here.


    Congratulations to all league, cup and individual trophy winners of the 2017/18 SHICL season.

    Ladies: Hursley Park A
    Men's Division 1: Burridge
    Men's Division 2: Southampton University D
    Men's Division 3: Winchester Vets
    Under 14's: Compton & CF
    Under 16's: Fair Oak

    Ladies: Hursley Park A
    Men's: Winchester Vets
    Under 14's: Compton & CF
    Under 16's: Fair Oak

    Individual Winners:

    Most Runs: Rebecca Blake (Hursley Park B) - 232
    High Score: Mackenzie Wright (Burridge) - 52
    Most Wickets: Sarah Matthews (Parley) - 10
    Best Bowling Performance: Anisa Ansar (Hursley Park A) - 3-18
    Best Fielder: Hannah Timmins (Hursley Park A) - 8

    Men's Division 1:
    Most Runs: Richard Kenway (Burridge) - 228
    High Score: Jamie Meredith (Peartree Wasps) - 69
    Most Wickets: Luke Evans (Team Solent) - 10
    Best Bowling Performance: Luke Evans (Team Solent) - 4-17
    Best Fielder: Hakim Peruzi (Peartree Wasps) - 8

    Men's Division 2:
    Most Runs: Adam Freeman (Fawley) - 197
    High Score: Tom Arnold (Bramshaw) - 69
    Most Wickets: George Kellingley (Southampton University D) - 10
    Best Bowling Performance: George Kellingley (Southampton University D) - 5-19
    Best Fielder: Simon Park (Lyndhurst Lions) - 10

    Men's Division 3:
    Most Runs: Jimmy Taylor (Winchester Vets) - 406
    High Score: Happy Singh (Punjab Lions) - 75
    Most Wickets: Nick Wheeler (Winchester Vets) - 9
    Best Bowling Performance: Elliot Hunt (Ashurst Adders) - 4-14
    Best Fielder: Jimmy Taylor (Winchester Vets) - 14

    Under 14's:
    Most Runs: Ned Rockett (Burridge) - 137
    High Score: Ed Davies (OT's & Romsey) - 48
    Most Wickets: Ed Davies (OT's & Romsey) - 6
    Best Bowling Performance: Ed Davies (OT's & Romsey) - 3-24
    Best Fielder: Jess Pritchett (Hursley Park) - 8

    Under 16's:
    Most Runs: Josh Wilkins (Old Netley & Highfield) - 236
    High Score: Josh Wilkins (Old Netley & Highfield) - 57
    Most Wickets: Stuart Downs (Burridge) - 9
    Best Bowling Performance: Ravi Chahal (Fair Oak) - 3-5
    Best Fielder: Harry Plumpton (Burridge) - 8

    Remaining Fixtures

    Due to the cancellation of the February 4th fixtures we have had to reorganise the fixture list for the remainder of the season and also extend the season to April 8th.

    As we have to accommodate variables such as cup rounds, university terms and other individual club nuances, there will have to be a reconstruction of the remaining fixtures - so please check carefully when these are updated. We have tried to keep as many of the original fixtures in tact, but this is not always possible.

    4th February

    Due to a scheduling conflict, the majority of the fixtures originally arranged for 4th February have had to be postponed. Details of when these matches will be played will be sent out as soon as possible.

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year from everyone at the South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League.

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas from everyone at the South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League.

    Tiflex Balls

    A reminder that a Tiflex ball will be used in all the upcoming cup matches as a trial to see if it is a suitable alternative to the Readers ball.

    Cricket Bags

    All cricket bags are to be stored in squash courts 1 and 2 throughout the evening and should not be left in the corridor or the temporary storage space that has been previously used, which we have been informed is owned by Eastleigh College.

    This Weeks Fixtures

    We have been informed at short notice that a routine power outage has been scheduled for 10pm this Sunday (3rd December). As a result, the 9:15 matches have been cancelled. These fixtures will be rearranged in due course.

    Access to the new centre

    We have been informed by Fleming Park that QR codes provided by the centre will be required for access through the new buildings turnstile system. Please read the e-mail sent by the secretary for more info.

    Opening Date Announced

    An opening date of Tuesday 28th November 2017 has been announced for the new Fleming Park Leisure Centre, to be known as Places Leisure Eastleigh.

    The league have been informed that our fixtures will be played in the new building from Sunday 3rd December. Please allow time to check out the new building before your matches so we do not incur any delays on match evenings.

    2017-18 Fixtures Released

    The fixtures for the entirety of the 2017-18 season have been released. They can be found on the Fixtures, Competitions and Teams pages but are subject to change.

    2017 AGM

    The 2017 AGM will be held at Solent University in room TS011 on Thursday 20th July. The agenda can be downloaded here.


    Congratulations to all league, cup and individual trophy winners of the 2016/17 SHICL season.

    Ladies: Hursley Park A
    Men's Division 1: Burridge A
    Men's Division 2: Southampton Travellers
    Men's Division 3: Totton & Eling
    Under 14's: Fair Oak
    Under 16's: Compton & CF

    Ladies: Hursley Park A
    Men's: Sarisbury Stallions
    Under 14's: Fair Oak
    Under 16's: Compton & CF

    Individual Winners:

    Batting: Emily Windsor (Hursley Park A)
    Bowling: Courtney Lowman (Parley)
    Fielding: Hannah Timmins (Hursley Park A)

    Men's Division 1:
    Batting: Matt Journeaux (Sarisbury Stallions)
    Bowling: Sameen Mahboob (Peartree Wasps)
    Fielding: Hakim Peruzi/Matt Journeaux (Peartree Wasps/Sarisbury Stallions)

    Men's Division 2:
    Batting: James Hughes (Locks Heath A)
    Bowling: Sam Kirby (Locks Heath A)
    Fielding: James Hughes (Locks Heath A)

    Men's Division 3:
    Batting: Aman Raijada (Southampton Community)
    Bowling: Paul Noble (Whalesmead Thistle)
    Fielding: Adham Majid (MSCC Juniors)

    Under 14's:
    Batting: Sam Reed (Fair Oak)
    Bowling: Will Jonas (Burridge)
    Fielding: Kamran Dhariwal (Compton & CF)

    Under 16's:
    Batting: Rhys Wathen (OT's & Romsey)
    Bowling: Finn Holden (OT's & Romsey)
    Fielding: Bryn Wathen (OT's & Romsey)

    Scoring App

    In conjunction with the ECB, Play Cricket are releasing a free scoring app in March.

    For more info, click here.

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year from everyone at the South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League.

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas from everyone at the South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League.

    Website Maintenance

    The configuration of the website has been altered recently. If you notice any errors, please get in touch.

    Fixtures Released

    The fixtures until April for the 2016/17 season have been released and are on the website.

    Division 3 Slot Available

    There is a slot available in Men's Division 3 for the 2016/17 season. If any team is interested or anyone knows of a team that may be interested, please get hold of the secretary.

    2016/17 Entry Form

    The men's entry form for the 2016/17 season has been sent out. A download link for it can also be found here.

    Please return this to the Secretary no later than 1st August.

    2016 AGM Parking

    Car parking for tonight's AGM can be found off of either New Road or St Andrews Road. The barriers should already be raised.

    For directions, click here

    2016 AGM Agenda

    The agenda for the 2016 AGM has been released with the AGM to be held on Tuesday 12th July at 19:30 at Solent University.

    The agenda can be downloaded here

    Car parking can be found off of New Road. The barriers should already be raised.

    Finals Night

    Congratulations to Sarisbury Stalliions and Hursley Park A on completing the league and cup double in the Men's and Ladies competitions respectively.

    Congratulations also to Old Netley U14's and Compton & CF U16's for winning their respective cup competitions.

    Southampton Travellers

    Congratulations to Southampton Travellers who have secured the Division 3 title after their victory in midweek.

    Last Minute Changes

    Due to another scheduling issue with Fleming Park, some Easter Sunday fixtures have been lost. Attempts are being made to re-arrange for this Sunday (6th). Please check your e-mails and the website for more info.

    This issue affects:

    • Langley Manor vs. Hythe & Dibden A
    • Broadstone vs. Hursley Park A
    • Peartree Wasps vs. Sway Seahawks
    • Southampton Community B vs. Friends
    • Oakmount vs. Bramshaw
    • Whalesmead Thistle vs. Hythe & Dibden B
    • BAT vs. Burridge B
    • Southampton University D vs. CooperVison

    Please let one of the committee know ASAP if you are able to raise a side and play your fixture this Sunday (6th).

    A Joint Message

    If any cricket player or spectator is injured whilst playing or watching cricket at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, then the League and the Centre accept no liability. You play and watch at your own risk.

    Please ensure that players wear the appropriate protective gear and that you take care whilst playing or watching.

    Double Booking Issues

    Unfortunately the league has fallen foul of some double booking issues with Fleming Park where their system seems to be inadequate and we have lost another Sunday (31st January) and possibly some of 14th February.

    It seems certain that we will have to play some games on days other than Sunday to be able to complete the league programme. These could be either Saturday 16th January or Wednesdays or Thursdays in Jan/Feb. Can you please let us know which of these would be preferable for your club. It is hoped at this stage that no team will be required to play more than one non-Sunday fixture (subject to any further cancellations).

    Scoring Solution

    If both sides wish to have a scorer keep score during matches, please have the home team use the white and yellow copies of the scoresheet and the away team use the pink sheet.

    Thanks to Compton & Chandlers Ford for the suggestion.

    Cup Draws

    Congratulations to all teams who made it through the recent rounds of the cup competitions. The draws for the next rounds have been made and will be put on the website over the coming days.

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    Reminder To All Teams

    A reminder to all teams that you should arrive for your matches at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time and upon arrival, captains should conduct the toss, informing the duty team of the result and handing them a signed team sheet with full names of all participating players.