Gerrards Cross Cricket Club News pages




19 Mar 2015 : Pre-Season Social, Friday 27th March

Hi All

Unfortunately the Pre-Season Dinner has been cancelled due to a large number of people who would normally attend being away on their Easter holidays.

 

The good news is we are now having a Pre-Season Social evening at the club on Friday 27th March with Steak & Chips, where everyone is welcome.  Please see the attached flyer and contact Bob Bracey (by replying to this email) to reserve your tickets ASAP.

Thanks

Bob Bracey


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 (http://www.hawkinsport.co.uk/cricket-clubs-gerrards-cross-c-28_439_472.html). 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 (www.gxcc.co.uk) 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 sambracey@gmail.com

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

Charles

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  <trevorlkent@btinternet.com>

24 Feb 2015 : REMINDER: GXCC Pre-Season Cricket Training and Private Coaching
Please see attached email and document for details of pre-season training for U10-U14 age groups. We need to have a minimum number of children signed up to run this training, if there are not more people signed up by the 6th March then we will unfortunately have to cancel. If you are interested please respond ASAP!

Hi All,

With the season fast approaching I am pleased to announce that we will be running pre-season nets at Beaconsfield School on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th April from 9am - 12pm for U10 - U14 age groups​ (if you are unsure which age group your child will fall into please see bottom of attached document). Please see attached document for more details and a booking form (places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please respond quickly if you would like to book a place).

If you would like to book any private coaching prior to the season starting (and continuing throughout the summer) I will be back in England and available to coach either individuals or groups of all ages and abilities from Saturday 4th April. If you would like to arrange any private coaching please email me at sambracey@gmail.com

If you have any questions regarding coaching this season please don't hesitate to get in contact.

Kind Regards

Sam Bracey

Head Coach


17 Feb 2015 : GXCC Easter Nets and Pre-Season Private Coaching
Hi All,

With the season fast approaching I am pleased to announce that we will be running pre-season nets at Beaconsfield School on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th April from 9am - 12pm for U10 - U14 age groups​ (if you are unsure which age group your child will fall into please see bottom of attached document). Please see attached document for more details and a booking form (places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please respond quickly if you would like to book a place).

If you would like to book any private coaching prior to the season starting (and continuing throughout the summer) I will be back in England and available to coach either individuals or groups of all ages and abilities from Saturday 4th April. If you would like to arrange any private coaching please email me atsambracey@gmail.com

If you have any questions regarding coaching this season please don't hesitate to get in contact.

Kind Regards

Sam Bracey

Head Coach

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 bhunt@venngroup.com 

Thanks,

Billy

05 Jan 2015 : Daniel Solway is having a stellar season back in Australia
Daniel Solway our overseas cricketer is having a fantastic season and the following was sent by his father from his clubs website...Congratulations Dan and keep the runs flowing !

Hello GXCC, I am Daniel Solway's dad. He tells me he will be back with you next season. The following is an extract from the Bankstown Grade Club website.
Solway celebrates stellar season
Daniel Solway continues to pile on the runs with a stunning 128 not out against Wests last Saturday at Bankstown Oval. The prolific run-getter flew into the Magpies as the Bankstown Sports Club Bulldogs headed for the Xmas break in second position just behind Manly. Wests have been struggling this season and their woes continued last weekend. Early on the Bulldogs looked in trouble at 3-92 which included a stylish 33 from Jake Cormack. However a 102-run partnership from run-machine Solway and skipper Jarrad Burke turned the game around. Burke plundered 50 in just over an hour at the crease to help the Doggies grab the initiative. But, the skipper’s departure was no help to the Magpies who failed to soar as Aaron Bird grounded them. Bird is one of the Bulldogs’ favoured sons and yet again proved his versatility. Unfortunately, he was run out for a half century but Bankstown had by now raced to an imposing 6-293 from its 50 overs. Solway had soldiered on and kept the Dion Bourne scoreboard ticking over at a great rate. His pull shots were devastating and elegant late cuts most effective – but his fierce cover drives had the most class. He has now four centuries to his credit this season including one in Poidevin-Gray, and is certainly giving the NSW selectors plenty to think about. Simple weight of runs should mean the Revesby youngster is very close to representative honours. His statistics are sensational with 589 runs at the imposing average of 147.25.

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: sambracey@gmail.com

 

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

 

Kind regards,

 

Charles Hunt

Chairman

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