Gerrards Cross Cricket Club News pages

15 Aug 2016 : End of Season Party

Dear GXCC Members past and present

I would like to invite you all to the end of season party on the 10th September at the clubhouse, all members and friends are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there. Please find attached  a flyer which gives more detail.

GXCC end of season 2016 invite.pdf

Kind regards



10 Aug 2016 : New Club Officers Required

Dear Member,

Our Chairman, Charles Hunt, recently sent an email regarding our search for a replacement Treasurer. However, I am not sure the email was sent to everyone.

Our Treasurer, Jessie Thompson, will be standing down at the end of the season and we urgently need a replacement.

I am informed that you do NOT need to be an accountant - it is not rocket science! But you do have to be methodical and organised.

The Club cannot function without a Treasurer, so we hope someone will come forward.

Likewise, Sabeeha Khan (Colts Administrator) - who many of you know - is also standing down. This is a very important role as there cannot be a Colts Section without an administrator. Ideally this role would suit a colts’ parent who knows the boys (and girls)

You do not need to be a member or colts’ parent to do these jobs. You may have a relative who would be interested.

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in either role please contact Sabeeha @, Jessie @ or myself at


Ian Thompson, GXCC Secretary

25 Jul 2016 : Treasurer

Dear Members

After approaching 25 years working on GXCC committee Jessie Thompson has given notice that she will be stepping down as Treasurer at the end of the season. Jessie is definitely one of the unsung heroes of the club and her work with our finances has achieved so much and her commitment to the club and committee will be greatly missed.

We are now looking for someone to take this job on and in an ideal world put themselves forward now so Jessie can provide some handover as the season comes to a close. Please do contact me or Jessie if you want to find out more about the role.

As the summer has apparently finally started it seems strange to talk about the end of season party but please put Saturday 10th September in your diaries for a fun filled evening at the Cross. Details will follow.

Kind regards


10 Jul 2016 : U10s win Kwik Cricket Tournament

GX U10s 239-5 beat Cookham Dean U10s 234-4 in the 6 over tournament final

The GX team  was: Oli Henry, Robbie Davies, Robbie Spittal (left before semi), Max Mowle (left before final), Anshiv, Rohan, Toby Hewson.

We entered the 15 team tournament on Sunday 3rd July – generously hosted by Woburn Cricket Club.

Teams were in three groups: winners of each progressed to the semi final plus the best third place.

GX won their four six over a side group games with ease:

GX 198-0 beat Beaconsfield 136-1

GX 161-1 beat Holmer Green 90-6

GX 160-0 beat Farnham Common 117-5

GX 206-0 beat Wooburn 127-1

In the semi final GX faced Bledlow Ridge who had also won all four games. In a tight match GX 147-0 beat Bledlow Ridge 138-4 (net 118).

In the final GX faced a very good Cookham Dean team.

We bowled first – and Toby took a diamond duck (wicket first ball) – but then Cookham were to hit a six and two fours. They then made the mistake of hitting it to Anshiv who doesn’t drop catches.

Fielding well we were keeping the runs down. Anshiv took another catch – and Oli stopped a certain boundary. The innings was coming to a close – it was hard to score runs – when Rohan took a fabulous catch. Last ball of the innings – no ball, 3 scored. Another ball was needed – and Robbie Davies took a wicket – caught and bowled. The innings closed on 134.

Batting first were Oli and Max – they struggled to get off the crease such was the bowling. Max was bowled and the innings was on just two runs with two balls left. Max – then hit two fours with consecutive balls. 110 after the first pair

Anshiv and Rohan came into bat. Anshiv can hit it well – he hit a six, a four. Was then caught out!

We were on 118 with two overs left. In strode Toby and Robbie Davies.

Toby hit a four, then another. Then foolishly the boys ran themselves out. Robbie hit a four.

Then controversy! Attempting a run out – Cookham Dean threw the ball against a hat – that the bowler had lazily left on the ground. Penalty – five runs.

Into the final over we needed 8 to win. We hit a two, then a four. Then disaster struck, a no ball – the boys ran – and again were run out! We still needed 6 to win. Two balls left.

Toby hit a four. Last ball. Two to win.

Bowler comes in Toby hits it – one run scored. But wait……four overthrows! And a no ball run given – suddenly we are five ahead – with another ball to face.

Toby needs to just stay in – not lose his wicket. A great ball – but Toby plays safe. Match won by 5 runs…..the hat saved the day.

An amazing day – well done the boys – our first trophy of the season is now in the cabinet.

The five runs we received because of the hat incident meant that it was a moral draw. Managers agreed that both teams should get winners medals.

The Woburn hosts were thanked –they had put on a brilliantly well organised festival. Well umpired and well run.

GX under 10s had won their first trophy of the season.

14 Jun 2016 : Summer Holiday Cricket Courses at GXCC

Gerrards Cross Cricket Club, in association with SB Coaching, will be running 3-day coaching courses with access to all club facilities over the Summer Holidays. The course will be delivered by GXCC 1st XI players, & ECB qualified cricket coaches from GXCC, and will combine a mixture of drills, nets and games for 3 days of cricket fun!


When? Course 1 – 20th, 21st, 22nd July/Course 2 – 27th, 28th, 29th July/Course 3 – 3rd, 4th, 5th Aug/Course 4 – 10th, 11th, 12th Aug


Time? 9am – 3pm (Please bring packed lunch, plenty of drinks and sun lotion/warm clothes!!)


Who? The courses are open to anyone from U6s (Year 1) up to and including the U14 (Year 9) age group. All abilities will be catered for with groups being split depending on age/ability, and boys & girls are both welcome! The numbers will be limited so book quickly to avoid disappointment, as places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.


What? The course will consist of sessions covering batting, fielding and bowling. Each day will have a specific focus on one of the elements of cricket. The bowling machine will also be available for use (weather permitting). In the event of bad weather the course will still run with activities taking place outside when safe and inside the clubhouse if dangerous.


Where? Gerrards Cross Cricket Club. Postcode: SL9 7JZ


The cost of the course will be £35 per day or £90 for 3 days. Non members are also welcome. Children can come on individual days.


Any questions please contact Sam Bracey on 07880661323 or email

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

Chairman GXCC