Once again, plans are on-going for the annual Cricketforce weekend where we prepare the cricket club for the forthcoming season. For those who don’t know, this is a nationwide program sponsored by Natwest, whereby every cricket club in the land looks for support from its members to fix, clean, paint and generally get the club ready for the forthcoming season.
Last year we saw a massive success where a mini army turned out and we achieved so much that was ultimately enjoyed by all throughout the season.
Lots of jobs have been identified, resources are in place, what we need now is the most important thing – Hands! And lots of them…
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know a paint brush from a yard brush, or a nail from a screw, there are jobs for everyone, young and old, just come along and get involved, it’s actually great fun.
There are also a couple of specialist jobs that need completing and would save the club lots of money. Therefore, if you have any specialist skills, (We are particularly looking for carpentry skills), then please let us know…
If you can give 1 hour of your time, please email: Damian.firstname.lastname@example.org with when you think you can help, (Saturday/Sunday). He will then co-ordinate with you nearer the time to finalise your commitment and times etc…
Thanks very much and hope you can help.
Winter Nets Update
SENIOR WINTER NETS DETAILS
Every Tuesday from 3rd February 2015, 8 - 10pm
Northants indoor school (Lynn Wilson centre) - NN1 4PR
£5 per session
All players looking to play senior cricket welcome to attend
JUNIOR: The junior winter nets training is well underway, all juniors should have been Emailed back in mid September last year, as winter nets this winter season run from Mid October to Mid March. If you have any queries regarding junior winter nets please Email email@example.com for further information. Please include your child's name and date of birth.
2015 preseason senior winter nets will take place at the Northamptonshire County
Ground commencing on Tuesday 3rd February. They will run for nine weeks up
to Tuesday 31st March.
These will be run as open nets for anyone wanting to play senior weekend
Cricket during the 2015 season. More details with be sent out in the New Year.
2014 Senior Awards
After a thoroughly enjoyable Dinner & Dance on Saturday evening at the Cock Hotel (many thanks to Charlotte Bellew for all her efforts in organising the whole event!) it seems a good time to congratulate all the 2014 award winners.
The award winners are as follows:
Batsman Of The Year – Vicram Sohal
Bowler Of The Year – Alex Strong
Fielder Of The Year – Alex Strong
2nd XI Player Of The Year – Sai Ravikumar
3rd XI Player Of The Year – Ben Arnold
4th XI Player Of The Year - Craig Jolley
Sunday Player Of The Year – Ben Arnold
Most Improved Player Of The Year – Ben Arnold
U17's Batsman Of The Year – Arvind Ramesh
U17's Bowler Of The Year – Deepak Ravikumar
Players Player – Michael Brown
Clubman Of The Year – Steve Osborne
If any of these winners were not at the Dinner to receive their awards please contact Steve Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange collection.
Congratulations again to all the awards winners
The club has been awarded a grant of £25000 from Sport England to assist in the installation on an additional 2 non-turf wicket practice nets. These will be installed either side of the refurbished net at the loop road end of the ground. We are obviously thrilled at this award and hope to have everything in place by the opening of the 2015 season.
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.
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.
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.
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The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme 'Clubmark' to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure.
Cricket clubs can play a key role in the successful delivery of Building Partnerships – cricket's strategic plan for 2006-2009 - by supporting the delivery and implementation of the following programmes:
The ECB Clubmark and community cricket clubs play a central role in all of these programmes and Clubmark will provide the standards that clubs involved in these programmes will aspire to.
In addition, it is expected that clubs who achieve the ECB Clubmark will be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and commitment to club cricket in England and Wales.
By registering to work towards ECB Clubmark, clubs join a growing number of cricket clubs across England and Wales that are prioritising junior development, creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
County Cricket Development Managers can help clubs through the process of achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
ECB Clubmark gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes are:
For more information see www.ecb.co.uk/clubmark