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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
9-10am - Girls, U5/6s, U7s
10.15-11.45am - U8s, U9s, U10s
12-1.30pm - U11s, U12s, U13s
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.