Gerrards Cross Cricket Club News pages

22 Jul 2014 : Memorial service for Vernon Murphy
Dear Member

After the very sad news announced last week  that Vernon Murphy,  a long term member of Gerrards Cross Cricket Club passed away following a short illness. I wanted to let you know that there will be a Memorial Service  held for him at St James Church, Oxford Road on Thursday 31st July at 2:00pm and a reception afterwards at the cricket club. I look forward to seeing you there to celebrate his life as he will be sorely missed.

Kind regards


21 Jul 2014 : GXCC Summer Cricket Camps
There are still spaces on all remaining summer camps. Please see attached document for more information and a booking form.

Alternatively contact Sam Bracey on 07880661323 or

20 Jul 2014 : GXCC Fantasy Cricket League
Evening all,

During one of the many rain breaks over the last few weeks we have come up with a template for a fantasy cricket league within the club. Its fairly self explanatory on the attachment so have a read and let me know your thoughts. 

We will do a little trial 'mini-season' for the rest of the current season and then look to implement it fully for next year. 

If anyone has any ideas / improvements then don't hesitate to suggest to me! 

Good luck, get drafting your teams and email them to when completed. 



15 Jul 2014 : Colts awards Sunday 20th July at 11.30am



Apologies for the late notice, owing to unforeseen circumstances and following feedback from parents regarding end of term events, we have taken the decision to move the end of season awards to 11.30am on Sunday 20th July. The U5/6-U9’s coaching session will run as normal, followed by the colts presentation at 11.30am.  Upon the completion of the awards there will be an opportunity to enjoy a BBQ and play informal games, before settling down for the afternoon watching the annual GXCC ten/10 tournament.


Future events at the club

Friday night social cricket will run on the following dates. These are not formal coaching nights, it’s an opportunity to get together with friends and play fun games - parental supervision is required throughout the evening.

Friday 8th August

Friday 15th August

Friday 22nd August

Friday 25th July "Well Oiled" the band will be playing at the club - see website for details

Friday 1st August GXCC v MCC, details can be found on the website


We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.




Mike, Sam & the coaching team

07 Jul 2014 : GXCC Summer Holiday Camps
Please find attached details and booking form for Summer Camps running at GXCC this summer.


Sam Bracey


18 Jun 2014 : Bucks Cricket Board June Newsletter
Click here to read the June edition of the Bucks Cricket Board Newsletter

02 Jun 2014 : Personal Training
Dear Members of GXCC,

As many of you may now be aware our overseas cricketer for the first team Daniel Solway has now arrived and is starting to settle in.

Daniel is a personal trainer back home and is looking to get his buisness up and running whilst he is over here for the summer.

Daniel has had great success working as a personal trainer for roughly 2 years now back in Australia and is going to start running bootcamps down at the sports club as well as 1 on 1 or group personal training sessions.

Here is a link to Daniel's Facebook page (Solfit Personal Training)

Also there are a few success stories from Daniel's clients back home attached to this email

Ferein Intaf's Success Story - Solfit Personal Training.docx
Robert Veel's Success Story - Solfit Personal Training.docx

Here is a little information regarding the sessions below:

Cost: Bootcamps £10per person
Group PT £20 per person
One on One PT £30

Duration: All sessions are one hour

Time: One one One and group pt sessions can be arranged individually with Daniel, Bootcamp times will be advised soon depending on interest levels.

Contact: Daniel - 07719090259 or

Daniel will Also be offering Private cricket coaching sessions down at the sports club. Daniel has had some great playing experience against international players such as Mitchell Starc, Phillip Hughes, Patrick cummins and regularly plays alongside Darryl Tuffey back in Australia.
He is an accredited Level 1 cricket (UKCC Level 2) coach back in Australia and has had coaching by some of the best in Australia including Greg Chappell.
Cost: £30 per hour
Times: Times can be made individually with Daniel - 07719090259 or

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Daniel on,

Mobile: 07719090259 or Email:

best wishes


07 May 2014 : Senior Admin help
Dear member
By now you will have received a Fixture Card and letter from our Chairman.
You will see that his last paragraph mentions our "Volunteer Committee"

I'm looking for a "Volunteer" to take over the managing of the Senior Data Base, updating the records on the web and, in conjunction with Sabeeha Mannan (our Colts Administrator) and other Committee Members, organise the TWO mail outs we do every year. One with Fixture Cards and the other with Crosstalk

This is a job I seem to have "acquired" as well as being Treasurer, BUT I now need to devote all my time to the "money side" of the club

If you feel that you can help, please contact me and I will be happy to talk through the role.


Jessie Thompson GXCC Treasurer  (01753 887757)

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

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*.