Gerrards Cross Cricket Club News pages

03 Mar 2014 : Sponsorship

As the Gerrards Cross CC Sponsorship Manager, I would like to offer you the chance to sponsor our Club. With the new season fast approaching, we find ourselves with in excess of £11,000 of unscheduled expenditure even before the season starts - a new roller, an extension to the centre section of the nets and some essential safety netting that needs erecting in the corner of the ground - so once again sponsorship is very important to us!


Our first XI are now in the Home Counties Premier League First Division - this is the highest level of amateur cricket that can be played in the area.  The 2nd XI maintain their place in Division 2 of the Thames Valley League, playing against many other club's 1st XIs, and only a couple of divisions below  our 1st XI!  Between the 2 teams they are playing against clubs far and wide, meaning exposure for the Club's sponsors to players and spectators as far away as Oxford, Finchampstead, Fleet and Tring, as well as locally in High Wycombe, Chalfont St Peter and Harefield, to name but a few places. Our 3rd XI enters their second competitive season in the Thames Valley League - this is one of the ways for some of our aspiring colts to play senior cricket alongside some experienced and enthusiastic mature cricketers - the other being through our Sunday XI, who play most Sundays throughout the summer at our home ground. The Colts section continues to thrive, and we expect circa 300 children to be playing at the club this season, ranging from U6 through to U17s.


Please let me know if you would like to sponsor Gerrards Cross CC this coming season, and whether you would like banner advertising at the Dukes Lane Ground, a small advert in our Fixture Booklet, or maybe sponsor match-balls (two new match-balls for every home match), umpiring (we have to pay the umpires for 1st and 2nd XI cricket), cricket teas, the colts, a new roller etc etc. We can tailor a sponsorship package to suit your budget and I am happy to discuss this with you in more detail, and sponsorship from individuals as well as companies is also welcomed.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Bob Bracey

Sponsorship Manager - Gerrards Cross Cricket Club
Email:     Mobile: 07788 454 494

20 Jan 2014 : Fantastic Debut by GXCC U11's at ESM Indoor Cricket League 2014

What a fantastic debut by our boys!

I am sure you will agree, that our boys have had a great introduction to indoor cricket this season and have shown not just wonderful enthusiasm, but, great skill and tenacity, in the way they have gone about the first three games. It has been a steep learning curve for all our boys and bodes well for the outdoor season/future.

It has been fascinating and a pleasure to watch them take on the challenge of playing against teams who have played indoor cricket over the past few years. In fact, after the conclusion of the first three games, we have collected a total of 18 points out of a possible 30, which is excellent. What is more, as can be seen below, we narrowly lost the first two games, by four and three runs, respectively. On both occasions, it went down to the very last ball of the game and we could easily have won them both. The third game played last night was won by us quite comfortably and by a margin of 29 runs.

Match-1 (vs. BCC Pumas)
BCC        - 91 for 7 in 9 overs
GXCC     - 87 for 6 in 9 overs (batted second)
Result     - LOST by 4 runs (4 points)

Match-2 (vs. Amersham)
GXCC            - 100 for 1 in 9 overs
Amersham     - 103 for 5 in 9 overs (batted second)
Result            - LOST by 3 runs (4 points)

Match-3 (vs. ESM All Stars)
ESM All Stars       - 83 for 5 in 9 overs
GXCC                   - 112 for 4 in 9 overs (batted second)
Result                   - WON by 29 runs (10 points)

A very big "Thank you" is due to all the parents, who have supported our boys with great encouragement and enthusiasm. It is a great fillip for the boys and hope the same continues throughout. I am sure you are all very proud of their performances thus far.

We have six games left. It also means, that there is a maximum of 60 points on offer and that we stand a good chance of winning the league, since, our boys have the capacity to win all of the remaining games. However, our next game (2 games) is scheduled for the 23rd February (at the end of half-term), meaning the boys will have a break of four weeks. Not ideal, but, I don't see any reason why they cannot continue from where they left.

Kind regards,

13 Jan 2014 : Winter Cricket Coaching

I'm delighted to inform you that we will be running some winter cricket camps during halfterm & the Easter holidays.

Click here for details..

Any questions please get in touch.


Mike Logan
Colts Chairman

29 Jul 2013 : Teenager Sets New 2nd XI Record
Fifteen year old Ben Lane set a new Club 2XI League Record on 20th July.

He smashed an unbeaten 141 against Finchampstead and now holds the record for the highest individual score in a 2nd XI League match. The previous best was 135 set by George Eykyn against Richings Park in 1998.

However, Ben is not the the youngest player to score a 2nd XI league century for the Cross. That record is held by England international Alex Hales who scored 113 against Slough in 2004 aged 15 years 6 months and 28 days. Ben was 15 years 10 months and 5 days when he scored his 141*.

08 Jul 2013 : Sam Westaway Enters the First-Class Record Books
Sam Westaway Enters the First-Class Record Books

Gerrards Cross cricketer Sam Westaway entered the record books last week when he joined an exclusive list of wicket-keepers who have taken ten or more dismissals in a first-class match.

Westaway was playing for Oxford University against Cambridge University in the Varsity match at Fenner’s. He took five catches in each innings to join the likes of Bob Taylor (England), Adam Gilchrist (Australia) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India).

In the current season only South African, one-day captain AB De Villiers (with eleven) has taken more dismissals.

10 Jun 2013 : Andrew Strauss Visits GXCC
Andrew Strauss Visits GXCCFormer England Captain and Gerrards Cross player Andrew Strauss paid a visit to Dukes Wood on Friday 7th June.

His son, Sam, was playing for Marlow U9s against Gerrards Cross U9s. The Cross narrowly lost a very close game in the last over. Thomas Guy was named Man of the Match.

Andrew kindly posed for a photo with the GX Under 9s team.

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