CLOSE
Hide
Show
  • Specsavers County Championship9m

    Div One: Somerset increase heat on Middlesex

    Somerset rammed home their advantage to leave Middlesex in deep trouble in Taunton

    Div One: Somerset increase heat on Middlesex
    Specsavers County Championship

    Jack Leach and Somerset rejoice as they dismiss relegation rivals Middlesex for 142 knowing victory will keep them up

    Middlesex and Hampshire saw their relegation fears heighten on another tense day at the foot of Division One...

    Essex 227 & 134/2 v Yorkshire 111
    Lancashire 268 v Surrey 201/8d & 79/0
    Somerset 236 & 159/3 v Middlesex 142
    Warwickshire 188 & 0/0 v Hampshire 116

    SOMERSET v MIDDLESEX

    Somerset built a winning position on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Middlesex at Taunton, knowing that victory would secure Division One survival at the expense of their visitors.

    The hosts closed on 159 for three in their second innings, with a lead of 253 on a pitch which, while offering less assistance to the spinners than on day one, is still turning.

    Middlesex needed to reach 250 in their first innings to clinch the bonus points necessary to ensure they finished above Somerset whatever the result. Instead, they were bowled out for 142, from an overnight 18 for three, Jack Leach claiming four for 54 from 25 overs.

    Unbeaten batsman James Hildreth said: "I have played better and got a hundred on a juicy wicket at Scarborough. But in the context of the season and for the team this is easily the best. 

    “There is still enough spin out there and if you put the ball in the right areas there is enough going on, but I think if you go into a game with the mindset that its going to spin or be a bad wicket to bat on then sometimes its not a great way to approach things."

    From that point Somerset, with a first innings lead of 94, were aware that a win would secure safety. James Hildreth led the way with 82 not out as they built steadily on their advantage.

    The day began brilliantly for the home side as Adam Voges drove a catch to mid-wicket off Dom Bess, who then ran out John Simpson for a duck with a direct hit at the wicketkeeper’s end after Dawid Malan had called for a single to cover.

    At that point Middlesex were 22 for five. But Malan and Paul Stirling then showed what was possible with sensible shot selection by adding 73 for the sixth wicket. Counter-attacking when possible, Malan hit 2 sixes and Stirling one. The stand was broken when left-arm spinner Leach claimed his third wicket of the innings, pinning Malan lbw for 38.

    Stirling had batted confidently for his 41 when carelessly stumped down the leg side off Leach, Steve Davies whipping off the bails and appealing successfully to umpire Mike Burns as the batsman stood his ground. Somerset’s third spinner Roelof van der Merwe got in on the act by earning a leg before verdict against Steve Finn as he unfurled an extravagant slog-sweep to make it 117 for eight.

    Lunch was taken at 127 for eight and after the interval it was Craig Overton, tipped for a place in the Ashes tour squad, who wrapped up the innings by bowling James Harris and having Ravi Patel caught at cover. Overton finished with three for seven from 5.3 overs, having bowled quickly and accurately on a surface more conducive to spin.

    When Somerset batted again young batsmen Eddie Byrom and George Bartlett fell cheaply to poor shots. But Marcus Trescothick passed 19,000 first class runs for Somerset in contributing 31 before falling lbw to a good delivery from Harris that moved into him. By then Somerset had extended their lead to 153 and Middlesex were bowling almost as much seam as spin in an attempt to limit the scoring.

    With the sun shining, Hildreth, who reached his half-century off 98 balls, with 4 fours, and skipper Tom Abell piled the pressure on Middlesex. Their unbroken stand of exactly 100 by stumps featured orthodox batting and made the pitch look benign.

    Hildreth, in the last innings of his testimonial year, batted with an assurance that was matched by his partner as Abell ended the day unbeaten on 33. Middlesex were left to bemoan the absence of injured spinner Ollie Rayner, who would surely have relished conditions, particularly on the first day.

    WARWICKSHIRE v HAMPSHIRE

    Hampshire have plenty of work to do to avoid relegation after they dismissed Warwickshire for 188 but were then rattled out for 116 themselves on an extraordinary second day of their Specsavers County Championship match at Edgbaston.

    A first-day washout was followed by a second-day wicketfest which left the visitors still vulnerable to the drop. After choosing to bowl, Hampshire, requiring six points to secure their First Division status, took advantage of damp conditions to reduce the home side to 28 for five.

    Dominic Sibley resisted hard to bat through the innings for 92 (168 balls, 12 fours, one six) but Fidel Edwards took two early wickets and added three more to tidy up the tail to end with five for 49.

    Hampshire then starting their reply knowing events elsewhere meant they would be safe from relegation if they reached 300. But they were soon 13 for three and only captain George Bailey (55, 57 balls, ten fours) defied long against an attack led by Olly Hannon-Dalby (four for 29) and Jeetan Patel (three for 19).

    When the game got underway a day late Hampshire's pacemen struck rapid blows, though the first damage to the Bears was self-inflicted when Liam Banks ran himself out, embarking upon an impossible single to mid-on. Kyle Abbot struck twice as Jonathan Trott edged into the slips and Ian Bell was bowled first ball, offering no shot, before Edwards bowled Matt Lamb and Tim Ambrose.

    Sibley found two more durable partners in Alex Thomson (26, 95 balls) and Chris Wright (26, 34) with whom he added 80 and 39 respectively. When Wright edged Edwards, Sibley, sensing the end was near, lifted Liam Dawson for two fours and a six from successive balls but was left stranded when Edwards castled Hannon-Dalby and Ryan Sidebottom.

    Hampshire's batsmen then found life even more difficult. Sidebottom trapped Tom Alsop in front and bowled Jimmy Adams while Wright pinned James Vince lbw. Fast, full deliveries from Hannon-Dalby won lbw decisions against Sean Ervine, Ian Holland and Gareth Berg, Dawson lifted Patel to point and Bailey's skilful resistance ended with an edge off Hannon-Dalby.

    Abbot was stumped off Patel and when the spinner ousted Edwards with the sixth lbw decision of the innings, Hampshire's relegation fears were suddenly back in sharp focus. Faced with six overs batting before the close, Warwickshire, on 0 for 0, were not too sorry to see bad light close a crazy day after eight balls.

    ESSEX v YORKSHIRE

    Nick Browne and Dan Lawrence combined for a century third-wicket partnership that laid the foundations to enhance Essex’s remaining ambition of going through the Division One season unbeaten.

    The pair had put on an unbroken 128 stand to increase the champion county’s first-innings lead of 116 to 250 when bad light caused an early finish with eight overs remaining. At that point Browne was 53 from 134 balls and Lawrence 75 from 143.

    The Yorkshire bowlers toiled for 48 overs on a wicket that became slower and easier for batting the longer the partnership went on. Browne and Lawrence started watchfully after Jack Brooks had removed Varun Chopra and Ravi Bopara in the space of three balls in his second over, both pinned plumb in front, and only six on the board.

    It was perhaps fortunate for Yorkshire they had claimed the points necessary to avoid relegation from Division One on Day One, as they were dismissed for 111 in 46 overs by mid-afternoon on the second day. Jamie Porter, Neil Wagner and Simon Harmer split nine of the wickets equally between themselves. Porter claimed his for 29 runs in 14 overs, Wagner at a personal cost of 21 from nine, and Harmer for 36.

    Browne and Lawrence got their heads down for a period of crease occupancy that was initially so obdurate that it was not until Lawrence’s 54th ball that he hit his first boundary, crashing Steven Patterson through the covers, to move from five to nine.

    The tempo went up noticeably as they approached the fifty partnership, reached in 23 overs, at which point Lawrence struck two fours in an over from Patterson. A flurry of boundaries followed, Lawrence’s seventh lofted back over Karl Carver’s head before the spinner suffered worse when Lawrence skipped down the wicket and launched a six over long leg.

    Lawrence beat Browne to half-a-century, clipping Ben Coad to the long-leg boundary for two. A measure of how his scoring sped up was that he needed just 49 balls to move from five to fifty, reached in 103 balls. The century partnership followed soon after from 36 overs. Browne’s fifty, which included five fours, three of them in two overs from Coad, took slightly longer after he became becalmed in the forties. A pushed single in the onside took him to the mark from 124 balls.

    When Yorkshire batted in the morning, Porter made the initial breakthrough on a pitch that had lost some of its spite of the first day. He produced one that nipped in late to remove Kraigg Brathwaite’s off-stump with the West Indian aiming through midwicket. Brathwaite had needed 21 balls to get off the mark, driving Porter to the cover boundary for three, but only added another single from the remaining seven deliveries faced.

    Adam Lyth showed no respect to Harmer when the off-spinner was introduced into the attack, pulling his first ball for four and lofting the second straight for six. However, three balls later, Alex Lees prodded forward to try and smother any turn and nicked behind to James Foster.

    Foster claimed a second catch when a quicker ball from Wagner moved away to end Lyth’s 52-ball innings on 35. Seven balls later and the New Zealand Test had a second wicket when he swung one back in to pin Jack Leaning lbw. Wagner had a hand in Yorkshire’s fifth wicket, too. Andrew Hodd straight-drove a full-toss and the bowler deflected on to the stumps with Gary Ballance, on unlucky 13, a foot out of his crease.

    Hodd went to the last ball before lunch, lbw to Wagner, before Matt Fisher and Patterson showed some resistance in the nine overs afterwards, while adding just eight runs. That sedate pace was the prelude to three wickets falling in 14 balls. Porter pinned Patterson lbw, Harmer had Brooks flashing outside off-stump to be snapped up behind, before Fisher exposed his stumps to give Porter a third wicket.

    The last pair took Yorkshire into three-figures before Harmer had Karl Carver trying to leave one alone, but gloving behind. Porter and Harmer now have 143 Championship wickets between them with one more innings left in which to improve the total.

    LANCASHIRE v SURREY

    Captain Steven Croft hit his first century since June 2016 to help Lancashire recover from a flurry of pre-lunch wickets on day two of their Specsavers County Championship match against Surrey at Old Trafford.

    His 115 earned Lancashire a first-innings lead of 67 as they were dismissed for 268. Croft shared three successive half-century partnerships with Ryan McLaren, Tom Bailey and Stephen Parry as Lancashire battled back from a pre-lunch collapse.

    Surrey took five wickets in quick succession as Lancashire slipped from 69-0 to 84-5, including losing four wickets for six runs in the space of 5.2 overs. But Croft’s knock put his side ahead, before Surrey’s opening pair of Mark Stoneman and Rory Burns guided the visitors back ahead with an unbroken 79-run stand to leave Surrey 12 runs ahead on 79-0.

    Resuming on 17-0 overnight in reply to Surrey’s 201-8 declared, Lancashire started the morning in commanding fashion. Opening pair Alex Davies and Rob Jones put on 69 for the opening wicket, with Davies going on to make 54 and pass 1,000 first-class runs for the season in the process - incredibly, the first Lancashire wicketkeeper ever to do so.

    But Jones’ dismissal triggered the collapse as Rikki Clarke had him caught at second slip by Scott Borthwick for 15. Gareth Batty quickly removed Liam Livingstone before Clarke struck twice in successive overs to get Davies with a leading edge to Mark Stoneman at mid-wicket and then Shivnarine Chanderpaul lbw for just one.

    Dane Vilas then joined the procession of wickets with the final ball before lunch, a second lbw victim for Batty, with Lancashire 84-5 at the interval. From there, Croft spearheaded the revival. He put on a fifty partnership with McLaren, who was another to fall lbw to Batty, before notching his first Championship half-century of the season.

    Bailey provided able support from the other end, with the pair putting on 63 before Bailey gave Scott Borthwick his 200th first-class wicket by picking out Olly Pope at backward point. At tea, Lancashire were 222-7 with Croft unbeaten on 87. The captain was finding support all the way down the order as he shared another half-century stand with Parry.

    Croft’s century, his first since Warwickshire at Old Trafford in June 2016, came from 161 balls and included 14 boundaries. Surrey wrapped up the innings quickly when they eventually decided to take the new ball, with the final three wickets, including Croft for 115, fell in the space of 3.3 overs.

    Stoneman and Burns were imperious in the final session, not offering Lancashire a chance. Stoneman will return on Wednesday on 43 with Burns on 27.

We Are England Cricket Supporters

Sign in to We Are England Cricket Supporters

We Are England Cricket Supporters: Sign up for FREE!

As a Supporter, you get access to a range of great benefits:

  • Priority tickets for England internationals
  • The latest news, information and behind the scenes content from England Cricket
  • Discounts in the England Cricket Official Store
  • Exclusive offers and competitions, including money-can’t-buy experiences and the chance to win tickets and signed merchandise

 

Sign up using your email

Your password should contain:

  • minimum of 8 characters
  • numbers
  • upper and lower case letters

Select your team

Favourite Team

Do you follow a County Cricket Club or Kia Super League team? We’ll use this information to provide you with relevant news and information about these clubs and teams.

Select your preferencesClose

Preferences

In addition to news and information, you will have the chance to get access to offers that are available exclusively through We Are England Supporters.

There are a number o fother organisations that are involved in the world of cricket such as the International Cricket Council (ICC), which is the world government body of cricket. There are also local organisations such as First Class County Cricket Clubs, the MCC and County Cricket Boards.

As you are interested in cricket, we hope you will want to receive details of opportunities available for you as a cricket fan, such as ticket information, offers details of events, competitions and prize draws.

If you choose to hear from any of these, the information will be sent by:

email | post | social media | on-screen message | push notification

You can change your channel preferences or who you hear from at any time by changing preferences on your account page.

Full details are in our privacy notice.

Exclusive offers from We Are England Cricket Supporters
  • Exclusive events, offers and prize draws
  • Priority tickets for England Internationals at First Class County Cricket Clubs and MCC
  • Opportunities to get involved in cricket
  • Tickets for the Cricket World Cup in England nad Wales 2019
  • Exclusive events such as kit launches
  • Prize draws
  • Discounts on their products

Please note - we will never share your data with ECB Partners. We will include their offers as part of your emails to you.

Other organisations that we think would be of interest to you

View the Supporters privacy notice.

By signing up to Supporters you agree to the terms and conditions.

Close

Use the verification code sent via email to activate your account.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are trying to re-set your password, please return to the automated email and follow the instructions provided.

Welcome back to Supporters!

Here you can update your details to ensure you don’t miss a thing. On the preferences page we recommend you read the details about the different marketing consents carefully to make sure you’ve consented to receive the you information you want.

Update your details

Select your teamClose

Favourite Team

Do you follow a County Cricket Club or Kia Super League team? We’ll use this information to provide you with relevant news and information about these clubs and teams.

Select your preferencesClose

Preferences

Exclusive offers from We Are England Cricket Supporters
  • Email
  • Post
  • SMS
  • Social Media
  • On-screen Message

Please note - we will never share your data with ECB Partners. We will include their offers as part of your emails to you.

Other organisations that we think would be of interest to you
  • Email
  • Post
  • SMS
  • Social Media
  • On-screen Message
  • Email
  • Post
  • SMS
  • Social Media
  • On-screen Message
Privacy Policy

About us

This website is operated by England and Wales Cricket Board Limited (the ECB) as part of its network of sites and subsites (together, the ECB Websites). 

The ECB and what it does

The ECB is the governing body for cricket in England and Wales and is responsible for the growth and participation in cricket from grass roots level all the way through to the professional game and is behind a number of initiatives to help fans get involved including:

Cricket World Cup 2019.  The ECB is the Local Organising Committee for the event run on behalf of the International Cricket Council (ICC) the world governing body for cricket - FIND OUT MORE

Play-Cricket.  The online home of recreational cricket. Designed to help administrators manage their Leagues, Competitions, Clubs and Teams, whilst allowing access to all the latest scores and stats for players and their followers - FIND OUT MORE

We Are England Cricket Supporters.  Helps to keep fans informed with news, highlights and behind the scenes content from the England camp - FIND OUT MORE

All Stars Cricket.  A programme for all 5 – 8 year olds designed to give them their first taste of cricket - FIND OUT MORE

The New Competition.  The ECB is the operator of the new competition - TBC

Data protection compliance 

Unless stated otherwise, the ECB is the data controller in respect of all personal data collected on the ECB Websites which means that we are responsible for ensuring that we do so in full compliance with data protection and all other related privacy laws. 

This Privacy Policy explains what information is collected about you, how it is used, and the steps taken to ensure that it is kept secure. We also explain your rights and how to contact us.

Additional privacy information

Additional privacy terms, which form part of this Privacy Policy, apply to personal data and use of, certain ECB Websites and services. Please click on the relevant link(s) below to view the additional terms: 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THESE TERMS BEFORE USING THE RELEVANT WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICE AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE TIME TO READ THEM

Service 

Link

There are no additional privacy terms at this time

 N/A

 

Links to other websites

Please note, ECB Websites may contain links to other websites (such as those of advertisers or our partners) that are not controlled by us, or our service providers. These links are provided for your convenience. We are only responsible for our own privacy practices and our security of ECB Websites. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies and procedures of each and every other website that you visit.

Children

If you are under 13, you will either need to ask your parent or guardian to register you for any ECB services or will need the permission of your parent or guardian before the bookings and purchases can be made.  We may require your parent or guardian to confirm that they have given permission.  We may ask for their contact details so that we can check that they have done so and may carry out checks to confirm that the details you have given us are correct. 

If you are under 13, we will normally only send newsletters and offers and opportunities to you if your parent or guardian has given consent to them being sent.  Your parents / guardians 13 can change their mind at any time (see ‘Newsletters, Offers and Opportunities’ below).

VIEW OUR CHILD-FRIENDLY PRIVACY POLICY.

The information we collect and it's sources

In order to provide the goods or services you request, we will obtain details including:

  • contact details of those subscribing or registering for services, placing orders or making bookings and, where you do any of these things on behalf of another person we may require their contact details as well 
  • date of birth for example, where the service you require has age related restrictions or for verification purposes
  • supporting information other information that is relevant to the goods or services you request such as photo ID information for accreditations, clothing size for purchases of kit or other clothing items, dietary requirements where you are attending an event where refreshments are provided, allergy information or treatment that may need to be given to help those attending events. Details of the particular support information needed will normally be shown on the particular ECB Website for the goods or service you require.
  • gender / disability / ethnicity information to enable us to ensure we meet our social inclusion and anti-discrimination responsibilities. We do not always ask for this and will only do so where we consider it relevant
  • feedback and survey responses we receive from you and others

Where we obtain information

In most cases we will obtain information directly from you (or from someone who requests goods or services for you on your behalf) or the device you use to communicate with us.  The information will be obtained through ECB Websites, telephone conversations, emails and written and verbal communications (including blogs and social media interactions) and from records of the goods and services provided to you.  Some of this information may be obtained from the service providers we use such as ticket operators.

We may supplement the information that you provide with other information that we obtain from our dealings with you (such as tickets you have purchased, newsletters you have subscribed to, events you or someone you book for have attended, achievements in cricket and details from other ECB services you have signed up for, use or have used such as Play-Cricket and We Are England Supporters) or which we receive from other organisations, such as other cricket organisations, sponsors or commercial partners.

Information about other people

If you provide information to us about any person other than yourself, you must ensure that they understand how their information will be used and that you are authorised to disclose it to us, and to consent to its use on their behalf, before doing so.

IP addresses

In order to understand how users use ECB Websites and our services and the things they are interested in, we may collect your Internet Protocol addresses (also known as IP addresses).  Your IP address is a unique address that computer devices (such as PCs, tablets and smartphones) use to identify themselves and in order to communicate with other devices in the network.

Cookies 

In common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called 'cookies' on ECB Websites. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive and they are used to record how you navigate ECB Websites on each visit.

Our cookies are used to enable us to develop ECB Websites and to enable you to properly navigate it.  We use cookies to collect personal information to enable us to reflect our users interests and by noting who has seen which pages, properties and advertisements (including ‘click throughs’ from emails), how frequently particular pages are visited and to enable us to determine the most popular areas of ECB Websites. We may use cookies to enrich your experience of using ECB Websites by allowing us to tailor what you see to what we have learned about your preferences during your visits to our sites.  Sometimes we may use services of third parties and they may use cookies on our behalf in order to provide their services.

The cookies we use can be found here SHOW ME THE COOKIES   

Preventing use of cookies  

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored.  With experience, you can usually choose to switch off all cookies or to allow only certain ‘trusted’ sites to place cookies.

For further information on cookies and Flash cookies and how to switch them off see the Information Commissioner’s website at www.ico.gov.uk or visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.

PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU DO TURN COOKIES OFF, THIS WILL LIMIT THE SERVICE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE TO YOU AND MAY AFFECT YOUR USER EXPERIENCE

Tracking technology

Occasionally, we may use digital tracking (usually in a cookie) on ECB Websites or in emails we send to you.  We use these to ensure you receive appropriate information and do not receive multiple communications about the same thing (such as ticketing offers) from different cricket related organisations. 

Preventing use of tracking technologies

If you stop cookies, this will normally stop any tracking from the website. Where we plan to use tracking technology, we will ask for your consent.

PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU DO NOT ALLOW US TO USE TRACKING TECHNOLOGY, YOU MAY RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS THAT ARE OF LESS INTEREST TO YOU OR FROM ALL OF THOSE ORGANISATIONS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN PUTTING ON AN EVENT

How we will use your information

All personal information that we obtain about you and/or any other person whose details you provide will be recorded, used, and protected by us in accordance with current data protection legislation, our TERMS OF USE for the relevant ECB Website and any other terms and conditions that are relevant to the goods or services you request and this Privacy Policy. We will primarily use the personal information for:

  • for registration and general administration (including verification and security checking), creating and administering login credentials and access controls for online services
  • to provide the goods and services you request from us (including helping you with any specific needs you or others in your group may have)
  • to communicate with you in the event that any goods or services requested are unavailable or if there is a query or problem with your requests
  • to ensure a safe environment for the enjoyment of cricket events and activities
  • for record keeping purposes
  • market research. to carry out market research so that we can improve the goods and services we offer
  • service development. for research purposes and to enable us to understand requirements and develop cricket related services
  • social inclusion. to keep under review equal opportunities within cricket or ethnicity information to enable us to monitor and ensure compliance with anti-discrimination policies or to comply with our obligations to Sport England
  • to track and analyse activity on ECB Websites and to understand the interests and views of fans and customers
  • getting to know you. to create an individual profile for you so that we can enhance your user experience, to understand and respect your preferences and to provide newsletters and details of relevant offers and opportunities where you have agreed to receive them

Consent and lawful processing of personal data

The legal basis for the collection and processing of your personal data is:

  • for administration and service delivery: that it is necessary to fulfil the contract that you are going to enter into or have entered into with us
  • for dealing with medical needs: that you have given your explicit consent or, in serious cases that it is in your vital interests to help you
  • for direct marketing: that you have given your consent
  • for equality and inclusion: that you have given your explicit consent by answering the question
  • in all other cases: that it is necessary for our legitimate interests which are to encourage participation in cricket and this does not prejudice or harm your rights and freedoms

Disclosing your personal information

In order to provide our products and services, we may, occasionally, appoint other organisations to carry out some of the processing activities on our behalf. These may include, for example, technology hosts, printing companies and mailing houses. In these circumstances, we will ensure that personal information is properly protected and that it is only used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may pass relevant personal information to match venues, First Class Cricket Counties, County Cricket Boards, Clubs and Leagues for cricket administration and research purposes where we believe this is appropriate to the service you require or to enable them to understand player, fan and customer activity and to develop cricket related services. 

Use of your personal information at events

In order to provide and administer events, we will provide relevant details to those running and specific sessions you attend.  We will also use your information to ensure compliance with Ground Regulations (where appropriate) and to make any required security checks in order to ensure a safe environment for you and others to enjoy cricket.

Payment information

The payment card information you provide will only be available to the payment provider.  This will not be available to the ECB.

Cricket organisations

As the national governing body for cricket, the ECB has relationships with other cricket related organisations such as First Class Cricket Counties, County Cricket Boards, cricket clubs and cricket leagues (each a Cricket Organisation) and some of the goods and services available on or through ECB Websites are provided by those Cricket Organisations. Each Cricket Organisation has its own privacy practices and you should check that you are satisfied with them before you provide any personal information to them. 

You can view an up-to-date list of CRICKET ORGANISATIONS by clicking the link.

ECB partner programme

The ECB, CRICKET ORGANISATIONS and ECB SPONSORS & PARTNERS would like to contact you and/or any person whose information you provide to us to invite you to enjoy other products and services (where you have agreed to us sending an invitation), to provide newsletters and to tell you and/or them about offers and opportunities that are available and about a range of other initiatives in a number of ways, including by post, text message, email or, for relevant services, push notification, personalised on-screen messages and social media.   Details of how to opt-in to or opt-out of receiving newsletters and details of offers are on relevant pages of the ECB Websites, in relevant forms you complete and/or in the electronic message you receive.  

Preferences / Subscribe / Unsubscribe

You and any other person whose information you have provided to us can change your/their mind about whether you wish to receive details of offers and opportunities at any time by using any of the methods shown below (see the section ‘How to contact us’ below) or by following the instructions with each offer you/they receive.

Security

We take the security of personal information seriously.  We employ security technology, including firewalls, and Secure Socket Layers to safeguard information and have procedures in place to ensure that our paper and computer systems and databases are protected against unauthorised disclosure, use, loss and damage.

We only use third party service providers where we are satisfied that they provide adequate security for your personal data.

Monitoring

We may monitor or record telephone calls for security purposes and to improve the quality of the services we provide to you.

Data retention

We will normally keep your personal data for two years unless we say otherwise in the privacy notice you are given. If, after this point, you have not taken up any further services, we will keep only minimal personal data about goods or services you have had from us, an outline of any incidents and details of any preferences or consents.

Use of your information outside of Europe

Unless we say otherwise in the privacy notice you are given, we do not transfer personal data outside of the United Kingdom or the European Economic Area other than, potentially, to a few of our service providers based in the United States. Wherever we transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area, we will take proper steps to ensure that it is protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable privacy laws.

If you provide any information to us in relation to tickets or other services for the Cricket World Cup 2019, we may provide details to the International Cricket Council (ICC), which is based in Dubai.  We will, of course, ensure that your information is transferred securely and in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

Changes to this privacy policy

Privacy laws and practice are constantly developing and we aim to meet high standards.  Our policies and procedures are, therefore, under continual review. We may, from time to time, update our security and privacy policies.  If we want to make any significant changes in how we will use your personal data we will contact you directly and, if required, seek your consent.

 We will ensure ECB Websites have our most up to date policy and suggest that you visit our privacy pages periodically to review our latest version.

Updating and correcting information

You may update or correct your personal information online in relevant membership areas or by contacting us in writing or by email (see the section ‘How to contact us’ below). Please include your name, address and/or email address when you contact us as this helps us to ensure that we accept amendments only from the correct person. We encourage you to promptly update your personal information if it changes.  

If you are providing updates or corrections about another person, we may require you to provide us with proof that you are authorised to provide that information to us.

Your rights

You have a number of legal rights in respect of your personal data.  These include: 

  • The right to receive a copy of the personal data that we hold about you. The same right applies to any other person whose personal data you provide to us.  We will require proof of identity and proof of authority if the request comes from someone other than the person whose data we are asked to provide.  This will ensure we only provide information to the correct person.  We normally expect to respond to requests within 28 days of receiving them.
  • withdraw consent to direct marketing. You can exercise this right at any time and can update your preferences yourself or ask us to do it for you.  See section ‘Updating and correcting your personal data’ above for details.
  • withdraw consent to other processing. Where the only legal basis for our processing your personal data is that we have your consent to do so, you may withdraw your consent to that processing at any time and we will have to stop processing your personal data.  Please note, this will only affect a new activity and does not mean that processing carried out before you withdrew your consent is unlawful.
  • If you consider any of your personal data is inaccurate, you can correct it yourself or ask us to do it for you (see section ‘Updating and correcting your personal data’ above for details).
  • In limited circumstances you may be able to require us to restrict our processing of your personal data.  For example, if you consider what we hold is inaccurate and we disagree, the processing may be restricted until the accuracy has been verified
  • In some circumstances, for example, where we have no legal basis for retaining your personal data, you may be entitled to require us to delete your personal data
  • Where our processing is based on it being in our legitimate interests, your rights and freedoms, based of your particular situation, may enable you to object to our processing
  • Where you have provided personal data to us electronically, you may be entitled to require us to provide that data to you electronically or to transmit it to another organisation.

How to contact us

Mail

Privacy Officer

England and Wales Cricket Board Limited

Lord’s Cricket Ground

London

NW8 8QZ

Phone 

0207 432 1200

Privacy officer

privacy@ecb.co.uk

Terms and Conditions

Close

Request a new password

Set a new password.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not close this browser tab, please enter the verification code from the automated e-mail.

Your password should contain:

  • minimum of 8 characters
  • numbers
  • upper and lower case letters

Resend verificaton email