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Junior Presentation Night - Friday 5th September
It has been another busy and successful summer season for the SSCC Junior Section, with a number of teams and players achieving great things! To celebrate these successes, this years annual Junior Section Awards Night took place on Friday 5th September at the Clubhouse.
The evening started at 6pm with awards for all age groups fromSoftball to Under 15s being given out throughout the course of the evening. All softball players received an award certificate relevant to their level to celebrate the progress they have made this season. In addition, the batting, bowling and 2 merit awards for the league playing squads were announced.
Many thanks to Oz and Mike for manning the BBQ and Kirsty and Gully for manning the bar and big thanks to DJ Hoy for the music and mc for the evening - thanks to Rob Arnold and all the coaches and managers for their efforts throughout the season and on the night - thanks also to Damo for organising the junior presentation evening.
Sunday 20th July 2014 saw Stony Stratford Cricket Club take on Great Kingshill CC, from South Buckinghamshire, in the final off the U12’s Bucks Junior League Cup. Both teams arrived as north and south division winners respectively having survived semi-final opposition the previous week.
On a warm cloudy day at Beaconsfield Cricket Club Stony Captain Torin Little won the toss and elected to field. Great Kingshill posted a respectable 108 for 3 off 20 overs. Wickets were hard to come by but the players persevered with determined fielding and a good team spirit, something that has shone through all summer. Michael Wells and Joseph Sellers-West each took a wicket, the former assisted with an outstanding catch from Alex Gomersall fielding at silly mid-on. The remaining wicket to fall came from a sharp run out by Torin.
The Stony Stratford response was led with openers Jake Vickers and Alex Gomersall seeing off the opening bowlers with some stern defence and strong shots making 34 until Alex was caught at deep fine leg for 15. Jake followed when the score was 46, caught at mid-off, as the batsmen tried to accelerate the run chase. Michael Wells and Torin pushed the score along to 81 before Michael skyed a catch to square leg for 17. This had been a productive partnership scoring 35 off 5 overs with some powerful shots and a 6 over deep square leg from Torin. Torin retired on 32 not out with the scores level and with 9 balls to go Darshan Katechia and Arun Short led the team to the win with a four to 3rd man boundary by Arun.
This result has completed a fantastic year for the squad and the club. The team on the day consisted of Torin Little (Captain), Jake Vickers, Joseph Sellers-West, Harry Palmer, Cameron Ayre, Ollie Wyatt, Alex Gomersall, Michael Wells, Darshan Katechia, Arun Short, Thomas Lambi and Alex Melton. The remaining members of the squad who have played a big part in maintaining an unbeaten record all summer are Anish Kumar, Josh Bennett, Philip Howells, Alex Pembery, Adam Humphries, James Fearn and Taylor Dart. Not forgetting manager Diggory Little and the team coach Chris Saint who continues to develop this squad into future senior players for Stony Stratford Cricket Club and beyond.
On 25th May at Sibson Airfield, Peterborough - Steve & Kieran Wharton did skydive/parachute jump to raise money for a new batting cage for the youth section at SSCC.
You can make a donation / sponsor them by using the following link: http://www.localgiving.com/stonystratfordcc
We'll update the amount shortly raised so far - but its not to late to make a donation ... Thank you from all at SSCC for your donations however large or small.
Girls win first ever League match in North Bucks League
5th May 2014 saw the first league match win in the U11 North Bucks League against Twyford. Well done to all the team: Bekka (WK), Beth, Caitlin, Eleanor, Ella, Ellie, Holly A, Holly E (Captain), Izzy, Lucy, Megan.
NatWest Cricket Force Weekend
Huge thanks to all the players, parents and families that came and lent a hand over the weekend!
2014 Sponsorship Opportunities
Over the recent years our Business Partners and Sponsors have helped us make great steps forward in all areas of the Club, from ensuring we have enough Coaches to run our ever growing Junior Section to assisting with improvements to the Clubhouse. We are hugely grateful for their for their support!
For 2014 we have a number of exciting new sponsorship opportunities on offer, including:
So should you or your Company be interested in supporting us in anyway please let us know by return at firstname.lastname@example.org
SSCC - Senior Cricket Guidelines
With the Senior Club nets starting last Sunday evening and a number of the Clubs youngsters turning out to train, we thought it would be a good time to outline what the Club expects from those U18's who are looking to play weekend senior Cricket.
The step up from age group Cricket to senior Cricket is significant and for that reason the Club is keen to guide its younger members as much as possible. The Club's Cricket Manager (Stephen Richardson) and Junior Manager (Rob Arnold) along with a number of the Clubs coaches will be looking early season at those fourteen to sixteen year olds they believe should be starting to make the step up. The Club believes there are two main entry routes into senior Cricket, those being the Saturday 4th XI and the Sunday 2nd.
Saturday 4th XI - season starts Saturday 26th April 2014
The format of the Saturday 4th XI this season is a League team playing in the Four Counties Division 6. The team is captained by Neil Jolley who is also a Club coach. The team is targeted as the Clubs Development team and Neil will be looking to have a core squad of youngsters filling the majority of spaces in this side. He will be ably assisted by a couple of Club veterans who will help guide the youngsters through the season.
Sunday 2nd XI - season starts Sunday 27th April 2014
The format of the Sunday 2nd XI this season is a friendlies based side. This team is captained by James Pickles who came through our Junior programme. It offers a more social environment of Cricket against teams we have picked as we deem them as being either being a development type side or made up of older Players who are looking for a fun, light hearted game of Cricket.
Whilst the competitive element of these two sides is slightly different they both rely of the commitment of the youngsters involved. Therefore should you (your sons/daughters) be wanting to be included in these squads we expect the following commitments:
The reason for this is not just to help the Club but also to help the consistent development of the Players through stringing together performances week after week (instead of once every four to five weeks).
This is just a brief overview of the senior Cricket on offer but should you have any questions relating to the season please contact either Stephen Richardson (email@example.com or Rob Arnold (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SSCC - Ties
If you would like to purchase a Stony Stratford CC Tie,
as modelled by our Youth Manager & Bucks Sporting Volunteer for 2013 Rob Arnold, please email email@example.com.
Ties are priced at £15.00 and are the smartest addition to the Clubs growing clothing range.
For the third season running The Twenty20 Cricket Company is using Stony Stratford CC as their base for their 2014 Holiday Courses. So if you are looking for the ideal holiday activity to get ready for the Cricket season ahead please take a look at our Courses details at www.twenty20cricketcompany.com/cricket-courses.
Also please note that as Stony Stratford CC members you are entitled to a 10% discount on your booking by simply using the promotional code STONY14
Senior Winter Nets Details
To kick the season off we are please to confirm that the senior winter nets will take place at the Webber Independent School between 5pm and 7pm every Sunday, from Sunday 2nd March for seven weeks (last net session 13/04/2014).
The address for the Sports Hall is as follows:
The Webber Independent School - Sports Hall
Each session is £5.00 per person (collect each week).
Should you have any questions or be a new Player looking to join please contact the Cricket Manager Stephen Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Roll on March!