Gerrards Cross Cricket Club News pages




29 Apr 2016 : May Bank Holiday Weekend

This weekend is a busy one at the club and it would be great to see you there at some stage.

Saturday: 1st XI home for their final pre-season friendly against Chesham while the 2nd XI are away at Chesham

Sunday: This sees Bucks CCC playing Bedfordshire at Gerrards Cross, who we have been told will have Ashes winning and Ex England player Monty Panesar playing, for them so do come down and watch. The match starts at 11am.

Monday: Due to the county game on Sunday Colts training this week will be on Monday not Sunday. I would like to remind all parents that parking is always a problem and please note that cars must not be parked in Dukes Lane if the car park is full. We have already had complaints from our neighbours. Monday afternoon then see Gerrards Cross begin its defence of the Home Counties T20 trophy that they won last season. The match kicks off at 2.30 and we are playing Harefield. A BBQ will be available so perhaps some colts would like to stay on after training and enjoy the excitement of watching hard hitting T20 played by the current league champions !

Enjoy your weekend

Charles


22 Apr 2016 : GXCC Junior Season 2016

Welcome to the 2016 season.

During the winter we have been busy reviewing and planning ready for the forthcoming season, hopefully the weather will be hot and sunny! The fixtures have been completed with home matches taking place at GXCC or Fulmer CC, see website for details.

Firstly; thank you to those parents who have agreed to manage a team this year, we still require coordinators for the following teams - U9 Lions, U9 Tigers, U10B, U11A, U11B, U12B - without them we may be forced to cancel matches. More pressing is the fact that some teams season start next week, your participation is essential, helping with the warm up, ensuring the boys are ready to go out and bat, scoring, umpiring, tidying up after a match, and more importantly supporting the boys & girls while they are playing and enjoying the facilities of the clubhouse. If you can help please do get in touch today - mikelogan@btinternet.com

Another huge thank you to Mike and I am pleased to announce that David Snushall (07500 247704) has kindly offered to step into the role of Junior Co-ordinator for the year, so will be your point of contact for any non-coaching based query (I should be able to help with the coaching). Also welcome to our new Aussie, Harry Nichols, who will be playing for the 1st XI and coaching the juniors, I'm sure you will all become very familiar with him and he is a great lad who is looking forward to the summer ahead as much as the rest of us.

Squad assessments

Over the next couple of weeks the coaching team will be assessing all players and upon completion the 2016 squads will be finalised and circulated.  In the meantime with some matches starting in the next few weeks team selection may be based on 2015 squads. On the advice of the coaching team players may be moved between teams depending on their development.

Team selection for league & cup matches

At U13 & U15 the winners of the Bucks Cup go on to represent the county in the ECB knockout cup. Following the recent success of the U13’s last season, the committee felt it was important to clarify the team selection process for the Cup matches - it has been agreed that the managers of the respective squads will be able to select the strongest side based on availability ie U13’s - will select from U12’s & U13’s, U15’s – will select from U14’s & U15’s. As for league matches selection will be based on availability/achieving the correct balance for that match.

Coaching Times

Sundays

9-10am - Girls, U5/6s, U7s

10.15-11.45am - U8s, U9s, U10s

12-1.30pm - U11s, U12s, U13s

Mondays

6.30-8pm U14s & U15s

First Sunday session is this Sunday 24th April, where Hawkinsport will be there selling equipment for the new season, as well as GXCC clothing. If you have any friends or family members who would like to come down this Sunday and try out cricket and they are in any of U5/6, and U7 age group, then please do invite them.

Reminder: next Sunday 1st May's session will take place on Monday 2nd May (bank holiday) with exactly the same timings, due to there being a Bucks game that afternoon.

Bucks Cricket Board Regulations

There are a number of ECB & County rules we need to adhere to, one in particular is around players playing between teams, see below. Full details of the rules and regulations can be found on the Bucks Cricket website

 “If Clubs enter more than one team in any age group then no player can play for Team B if he/she has already played for Team A at any stage of the competition in more than 2 matches. It is each Club’s responsibility to ensure that all players are eligible to represent both the Team and the Club”

Any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,

Sam


29 Feb 2016 : New Season Update

Dear Members

I hope you have been wintering well and as the days start getting lighter I thought it was time to start talking about the new season.

Junior section:

All junior sides have now been entered for their respective matches and are good to go for the beginning of the season, my thanks must go to Mike Logan who has helped with this....even though he has stepped down ! Junior matches this year will be at GXCC or at Fulmer Cricket Club as Thorpe House was not available to us this year. More details on this and coaching will be circulated nearer the start of the season. If you have not renewed yet and will be then please could you do so as soon as possible as we need to balance sides which will be dependant on numbers. Again my thanks must go to Sabeeha Mannan for all her efforts of sorting our registrations over the winter. We do need team managers to come forward again and if you did this last year and are happy to carry on please do let us know.

I hope also to see more of our older colts playing in our senior sides this year, be it Saturday or Sunday sides and I believe that the Captains  of these sides will be writing to encourage you to make yourselves available.

Senior Section:

New members are always welcome and winter nets have now started and take place on Thursday evenings at Dr Challoners 8-9.30 pm and cost £5. Older juniors who are thinking of playing some adult cricket are also welcome.

The season starts shortly and our first social event will be an informal steak and chips night on Saturday evening of the 16th April with details to follow. Please also put in your diaries our popular end of season party which will be held on the 10th September.

We will be writing shortly with a newsletter talking about last seasons successes both at Junior and Senior level and also to wet the appetite for the coming season.

best wishes

Charles


02 Sep 2015 : 3rd XI Crowned TVCL Division 9B Champions
3rd XI Crowned TVCL Division 9B Champions

On Saturday 22nd August, GXCC ‘Threes’ were promoted as Division 9B Champions of the TVCL. 

Unbeaten throughout the season the ‘Threes’ have one game left against Princes Risborough on September 5th. If they win or draw this match, they will be the only team in the 18 Thames Valley Leagues to go through an entire season unbeaten - quite an accomplishment! 

Skipper, Giles Giggins would like to thank everyone who has played for the team over the past three seasons. Since its revival, the team has given many players who hadn’t played for years, and developing colts - some from the Under 13's - the opportunity to play league cricket. 

This season, Ted Bracey (Under 16s), Anooj Mehta (Under 15s), Niall McCarthy (Under 16s), Zain Khan (Under 13’s) and Joel Abbot (Under 13’s) not only played for the team, but really competed, destroying some top batsmen with their bowling skills!


26 Jul 2015 : 1st XI Crowned T20 Champions
1st XI Crowned T20 Champions

Gerrards Cross were crowned HCPCL T20 Champions for the first time on Sunday beating Slough and Banbury in bowl-outs.

With rain forecast all day, the chances of playing any kind of match were practically non-existent, so the competition was moved indoors.

Banbury triumphed in the first semi-final beating Reading, with skipper Luke Ryan claiming the decisive ‘hit’.

Joe Bracey struck once and AJ Woodland twice as the Cross claimed a 3-2 win over Slough in the second semi-final.

The final, however, was much more tense and was almost too much for the travelling Cross supporters. After each team had bowled their ten deliveries the score was tied at 3-all and the final now entered sudden death.

Both teams hit with their next two deliveries to take the score to 5-all. Banbury’s heads dropped as Lloyd Sabin missed, before Woodland struck to give the Cross a 6-5 win.

The Cross will now play Colchester & East Essex CC in the Area Semi-Finals at Ealing CC on Sunday 2nd August.


24 May 2015 : Code of Conduct
Dear Members

I just wanted to remind all players and parents that as club we have a code of conduct that we expect all members and spectators to abide with. This code can be found on our website, we also want to play aggressively but fairly as set out in the MCC Spirit of Cricket. I hope you are enjoying the season so far and wish you well for the rest of the season.

Kind regards

Charles
Chairman GXCC