Gerrards Cross Cricket Club News pages

16 Apr 2015 : GXCC Junior Start of Season
Hi All,

Just a reminder the season starts on Sunday 26th April. Hawkinsport will be there from 9.45am selling kit at the club, so if you need any new kit then they will be more than happy to help! I have posted a link to their website below:



14 Apr 2015 : Scoring Course
Hi All,

There is a scoring course being run at the clubhouse this Sunday 19th April 9am-11.30am(ish). This course is primarily in place for age group managers of the junior teams, however if there is anyone who thinks that they might be scoring at some games this year and would like to brush up on their skills then drop me an email and you will be able to attend (numbers permitting).


Sam Bracey

02 Apr 2015 : URGENT: Managers Required for 2015 Season

As you are probably aware, Mike Logan has stepped down after three years as the Colts Chairman and amongst his many roles he supported the club by coordinating multiple colts  teams. As previously mentioned each team will need to be self-sufficient this season, and whilst it may seem a daunting task it really isn’t. The various jobs don’t require that much work and can be divided up between more than one volunteer per team, however, it is important that there is someone who organizes the team for each game and then have people to score and umpire at the matches. We will be running an “education” morning on Sunday 19th April at 9:00am-11.30am to help out new managers/volunteers with scoring. There will also be a Umpires course being held at High Wycombe CC on Wednesday 22nd April at 7:30pm, which the club will fund for managers/volunteers of juniors teams. I’m aware that we haven’t yet set the squads, this will be carried out at the start of the season, but please don’t let this put you off because the more volunteers means less work.


A lot of hard work has got us to this point, but without your help we will be forced to withdraw teams from the league if there is not someone to co-ordinate them. Thank you for those managers that have put themselves forward, but as you can see from the list below there are still quite a few gaps! If you would like to volunteer yourself to help with your child’s team please let me know asap by email - Remember, this doesn't have to be a one person job and people can take on the role in pairs if so desired!


U9 Lions & U9 Tigers – Adrian Abbott/Tony Burns                                

U10A – Richard Thomas                                             U10B – No manager

U11A – Sarah Guy                                                     U11B – No manager

U12A – No manager                                                   U12B – No manager

U13A – Debbie Starrs/Maddie Ryder                            U13B – Liz Saunders

U14A – No manager

U15A – Vish Metha

U17A – Mike Logan


Kind regards

Sam Bracey

Head Coach

19 Mar 2015 : GXCC Junior Season 2015 - Important Information

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

I am writing to you to give you some information prior to the start of the junior season, which is fast approaching! The official start date is Sunday 26th April (not 19th April as previous stated) and will run for 12 weeks. As with last year U6s – U11s and the girls session will take place on a Sunday morning and U12s – U15s will take place during the week, please see days and timings for training below.


U6s (School year 1)                          Sunday           10am – 11am

U7s (School year 2)                          Sunday           9.45am – 11.15am

U8s (School year 3)                          Sunday           9.45am – 11.15am

U9s (School year 4)                          Sunday           9.45am – 11.15am


U10s (School year 5)                        Sunday           11.30am – 1pm

U11s (School year 6)                        Sunday           11.30am – 1pm

Girls (School year 2-7)                     Sunday           11.30am – 1pm (older girls welcome as well, please contact if interested)


U12s (School year 7)                        Monday          6.15pm – 8pm

U13s (School year 8)                        Tuesday         6.15pm – 8pm

U17s/Senior Training                        Thursday        6.30pm onwards

U14/15s (School years 9 & 10)         Friday             6.15pm – 8pm


The ECB and Club rules require only those on the register/enrolled to be at training. Please do not turn up if you are not enrolled as we do not want to put coaches or parents in a difficult situation and disappoint children by turning them away. Boys attending training sessions should wear appropriate sporting clothes (whites are perfect if they have them). Official shirts are available to be purchased from the Hawkinsport website ( Please ensure clothing and equipment is appropriately named so can be returned to owner if lost! U9s and upwards will all need to have at least a box and a bat, if you have any other equipment then please bring it along to sessions. Or to purchase more kit please visit Hawkinsport or any other sports store.


In the event of bad weather prior to the session taking place, please check the GXCC website ( and your emails for notification of cancellation.


As previously mentioned we will be changing the way age group teams are run this year. In previous seasons we have been fortunate enough that Mike Logan has helped run multiple teams, however this is not going to be the case going forward and we will need volunteers for each team.  The job does not require that much work and can be divided up between more than one volunteer per team, however, it is important that there is someone who organizes a team for each game and then people to score and umpire at the games themselves. Ideally some sort of prior cricket knowledge (even if it is basic) would be good, however we will be running an “education” morning on Sunday 19th April to help out new (and current if they would like) managers with scoring, umpiring and any other queries they may have prior to the season starting. If you would like to volunteer yourself to help with your child’s team please let me know. If a team does not have a manager then they will be withdrawn from the league and will not have any games to play in.  Thank you for those managers that have put themselves forward for the season but as you can see from the list below there are still quite a few gaps!


U9A – Adrian Abbott                          U9B – No manager

U10A – Richard Thomas                    U10B – No manager

U11A – No manager                           U11B – No manager

U12A – No manager                           U12B – No manager

U13A – No manager                           U13B – No manager

U14A – No manager

U15A – No manager

U17A – Mike Logan


As well as the weekly group training sessions, our team of coaches are also offering private coaching from the start of April and continuing on throughout the summer. If you would like more information or to book a session either speak to the coach directly or email

Hopefully parents with children in U10s – U14s have received the information on the pre season camps taking place on 9th and 10th April at Beaconsfield School, if you have not please let me know and I can email you a booking form. There will be camps running during the half term holiday and the summer holidays at Gerrards Cross CC, more information will be released closer to the time.

All confirmed fixtures (dates and venues) are now on the website so please have a look!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop me an email.


Kind Regards

Sam Bracey

Head Coach

04 Mar 2015 : 2015 Colts fixtures announced
The matches for the forthcoming 2015 colts season have been released, for details see fixtures section and follow link to junior teams.

While it's hoped the current date will be the match day, they are subject to change depending weather and final confirmation of grounds.

26 Feb 2015 : Cricket Club News
Dear Members

I wanted to take the time to drop you a mail to keep you updated about the cricket club as it will be not long until the season starts.

Memberships are now being renewed and if you have not done so please get your forms into us asap so that we can plan the colts season. This year we would like parents to take more of an active role in supporting our junior teams. A club is only as good as its volunteers and we need more; we need parents to agree to be team managers for all age groups or we will not enter that group into the league. The job is one of coordination and is not onerous but we can not do it all; I started supporting a colts team manager scoring at games and occasionally umpiring and look what happened ! We will provide training and support for those of you who put your hands up and it is more fun to be involved.

The ground is being worked on ready for the summer and with this in mind a couple of pleas; if you walk your dog on the ground please keep them on a lead and clear up any mess left by your pooches. Secondly please do not use the nets at the moment as they are being treated with chemicals and also require rolling and preparation so that they last the season. They will be ready for action by Easter.

The senior squad nets have started and continue at Dr Challoners School on 5th, 12th,19th and 26th March at 20.00-21.30 hrs. All players who wish to play in the senior squads are invited and  please encourage new members to come down and think about joining, there is a fee of £5 per session to cover costs. There will be some preseason training for juniors led by Sam Bracey on his return from Oz over the Easter holidays so please keep an eye out for more details on that which will follow.

Finally if you would like to help support the club we are always looking for income. It is likely we will need to purchase a new mower shortly and they cost about £10k. You can support us by providing sponsorship at all levels, joining the 100 club or perhaps become a member of our Patrons Board. Another way to support us is to attend events and the next one we will be having is the ever popular preseason dinner organised by previous Chairman Richard Graham. Details are on the website but please do attend or even think about bringing a table of friends. Please contact me or Bob Bracey our excellent sponsorship man if you can help.

Kind regards


PS I have been contacted by Trevor Kent, a long term club member, who is supporting fundraising initiatives for the local Cheshire home and he has notified me that they have a signed England Bat from the England V India 2014 test donated by Waitrose up for auction. The auction will occur on March 6th at Colston Hall but bids can be made direct to Trevor  <>

14 Jan 2015 : Bucks Cricket Board January Newsletter
Click here to view the latest BCB Newsletter.

10 Jan 2015 : Senior Winter Nets
Hi all,

I hope you had a good Christmas and are enjoying this blustery start to 2015!

The season is creeping up on us and I thought it was about time I sent round another email....

Things are really looking positive for the upcoming season after the disappointment of last year with some new faces already confirmed coming in and Dan Solway doing so well over in Aus. Things aren't looking so positive for our other overseas representatives, with both Sam Bracey and Beau Chamberlain struggling to offer anything to Shellharbour's season.

The winter nets are now less than 4 weeks away. The first session is on Thursday 5th February at Dr Challoners Grammar School and they will run weekly from there until we head outside. The nets will run from 8-9.30pm and the cost will be £5 per session. With the squads looking really strong it will be important to get training and finding some form pre season to secure your place in any side so please make every effort to come along! Everyone who wants to play senior cricket this year is welcome. If anyone has any friends/family who are looking to get involved then bring them along, the more the merrier! 

Hopefully I will see a lot of you on the 5th but if anyone has any questions in the mean time, don't hesitate to get in touch with me on 07507554254 or drop me an email at 



16 Nov 2014 : Colts Membership 2015

Dear Parents, Boys and Girls,


Welcome to 2015 junior cricket at Gerrards Cross. It seems a long way away off from the warm evenings and the boys and girls playing cricket. Over the last few months we have reviewed the coaching structure and we very much hope the changes we have made will benefit everyone.  We are beginning to look at the various leagues/age groups and decide what teams to enter next year.


As you may be aware Mike Logan our Colts Chairman for the past 3 years has stood down, a big thank you is due to Mike for all of his hard work. We have used this opportunity to restructure the colts section, therefore all cricketing/coaching matters will be arranged by the Head Coach Sam Bracey, and membership will again be dealt with by Sabeeha Khan, along with Katy Aarons who will continue her role as Child Welfare Officer. This leaves us to find a fixtures coordinator as a matter of urgency, if you feel you can help please contact me.


Team Managers U9-U17

Over the last few years we have supported teams with a coach/umpire at their matches, something unique as at all other local clubs this is done by parents.  From 2015 we will be utilising our coaches at the age group coaching sessions held at the club in the evenings.  Therefore each team will require a team manager along with a match day scorer & umpire (often this is one person). We will be looking to run basic umpiring / scoring courses before the season starts if required.  Once the teams/squads have been confirmed then fixtures and contacts will be provided to each team manager; in the event a match is cancelled then the team manager will liaise with the fixtures coordinator to arrange a new date. Without these key roles in place we may have to withdraw team/s from league/cup competitions.


Membership renewal 2015

Folllowing a review of membership administration procedures and that 1/2 of applications in the last season were either late, incomplete or incorrectly filled in we have redesigned the application form. This is now 1 sheet and will need to be printed and completed and returned with fees. Please remember to sign the form. We have also included the option to pay by BACS, this payment must be in full stating your surname and date as a reference.


Bucks Cricket Board require us to register all our teams by Sunday 18th January. In order to plan for the 2015 season it is essential we know who is rejoining. All renewals must be returned by Thursday 15th January 2015. After this point those on the waiting list will be contacted and your place cannot be guaranteed if the completed forms and fees are not returned.


Training – the U6s will train Sunday between 10am-11am, the U7s-9s will train on a Sunday morning 9.45am-11.15am. The U10s and U11’s will train on Sunday morning between 11.30am-1pm. Weekday training 6.30pm-8pm Monday U12, Tuesday U13, Wednesday master classes & specific age groups as required, Thursday U17 & Seniors , Friday U14 & U15’s. At the end of July, when the colts season is over, we will again run the Friday club nights, with a focus on fun games/social evening - also an opportunity for parents to relax at the club!


Nets – we are planning to run some camps during the Easter holidays, details to follow.


Diary date – Training for U6’s-U11’s starts Sunday 19th April, with the colts starting from Monday 20th April. GXCC ten10 Sunday 5th July (U10A’s-12’s only)


If you have any questions, please get in with touch:


Have a great Christmas & New Year and I will see you on the 19th April.


Kind regards,


Charles Hunt


Colts Membership Form 2015.doc

12 Nov 2014 : 2015 Season
Evening all,

It's that time of year again where preparation begins for the coming season...

Some of you may be aware, but for those that aren't, myself and Matt Watson are standing for the 1st and 2nd team captaincies respectively, with this (hopefully) to be agreed at the AGM in a couple of weeks. 

However, some dates should be circulated before then to get them into your diary regarding pre season training. There is a change of venue for the indoor nets this year which sees us moving to Dr Challoners Grammar School in Amersham. The dates are as follows:

Thurs 5th February 
Thurs 12th February 
Thurs 5th March
Thurs 12th March
Thurs 19th March
Thurs 26th March

The sessions will include 2 nets and will run from 8 - 9.30pm each night. The cost will be £5 per person. Anyone who is looking to play cricket, in any team, next year is welcome to come along. Equally, if you know of anyone looking to play, please pass on this information and either mine or Matt's contact details.

That's it for now, put the dates in the diary! Hopefully see you at the AGM, if not in the near future/ on the 5th Feb!