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GXCC: Junior Awards Evening on Friday August 30th @7pm.

12 Aug 2019

Dear junior cricketers and parents,

The club will be hosting a Junior Awards evening at the clubhouse on Friday 30th August starting at 7.00pm where each of the team managers will have the opportunity to describe the highlights of the season for each team. There will be awards for Player of the Season and Most Improved Player for all teams, along with the presentation of medals for the 3 teams who have won their respective leagues, the Under 10 Bears, Under 11 Tigers and Under 12's.

The bar will be open and we would love to see as many of you as possible for this regular end of season event as we celebrate the achievements of our young cricketers.

For those of you that can’t make it along, or maybe just to make you even more inclined to come along, here are the brief highlights of the season:

U8's - Played their first Gerrards Cross matches at the Marlow Big Bash and enjoyed themselves, winning the first two games against Beaconsfield and Marlow. They lost against Chobham, by just 2 runs, narrowly missing out on the finals. That close finish set the tone for the U8's and amazingly a friendly against Chalfont St Peter in July ended in a tied match ! 

U9's - Have been in the top League in South Bucks up against teams who have been playing regular cricket in previous years. Many opposition boys have been playing frequently at school and quite of few of our U9's haven't had this benefit, but we have seen great strides made over the summer and most importantly they have remained enthusiastic throughout. Whilst no League matches have been won, this group reached the final at the Marlow Big Bash Tournament narrowly losing out to Beaconsfield in a very spirited performance.

U10's - The U10 Dragons have been playing successfully in the South Premier League finishing second behind a strong Amersham outfit. The U10 Bears were unbeaten in their 6 league matches winning the Bucks South East Division One. Well done the Bears !

U11'S - The U11 Tigers dominated their age group and were unbeaten through the season, winning both the South Bucks Premier League and the Bucks Cup, along with winning the Holmer Green tournament. The U11 Lions Have been battling away in the South East Division 1 winning against Farnham Common and narrowly falling short against Knotty Green and Chenies.

U12'S - Winners of the South East Bucks League winning 5 of their 6 matches, this group are now showing their true potential on the cricket field.

U13's -  A tough season in the top league in South Bucks. These boys have been playing well against some very strong sides but just falling short in securing wins. 

U14's -  Five victories and just the two defeats saw this group finish second in the South Bucks Premier League.

Girls - We are very pleased to say that thanks to the commitment of Andy Ross and Aman Kohli, the girls’ section has really taken off this year. A friendly match was arranged with Beaconsfield and a number of our talented young female cricketers are playing in the age group teams with the boys and impressing them with their skills and focus.

U5’s to U7’s: We are also really pleased to have launched our ECB All Stars programme for this season with 28 young cricketers enjoying themselves on Friday evenings. And many of those and more besides were regular attendees at our Sunday morning training sessions, many getting their first taste of cricket.

I am sure you will want to join me in thanking Nigel Bruce and his team of coaches at Future legends, not to forget our overseas cricketers Chris Marrow and David Cleary. Their enthusiasm and dedication in fair weather, and less fair, has been impressive.

And finally, a huge thank you to all the team managers shown below, and  no doubt other parents besides..

U8 - Ajay Rishi and Sam Richardson

U9 - Chad Atwal

U10 - Mark Harrison, Sam Richardson and Jez Pannett

U11 - Grant Hardy and Nikki Wood

U12 - Hannah Vivian

U13 - Mel Sanderson, Jez Pannett and Tony Burns

U14 - Sabeeha Mannan

Girls - Andy Ross and Aman Kohli

 

....without their energy, commitment and enthusiasm these matches would not happen. There is a considerable amount to organise both prior to fixtures taking place and during the matches so please, please, any parents who would like to offer their time to support the club moving forward in 2020, don't be shy in coming forward !

 Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on August 30th.

 

Best wishes for the rest of the summer,

 

David Snushall, Colts Organiser

Peter Westaway, GXCC Chairman.