Dear all members
I hope this October 2023 newsletter finds you all well and trying to enjoy the Cricket World Cup... we will not mention England...
Big thank you to all those who attended the Presentation Evening 2023 at Belfairs. It was a great evening and would of been possible thanks to a lot of work behind the scenes. Bill Lovatt organsing trophies, Cameron Hill & Phil Bartlett the audio system, James Drabble presenting (amongst many other things), Brian Jeeves for trying to organise an Essex player to present the trophies (wasn't to be this year, but thank you all the same), Sai Ponnoju & Bunty (Raj Prithvi) for getting the food from Super Pizza Southend... not sure we quite needed the ten 18 inch pizzas!!
Winners were as follows:
1st XI Batsman - Cameron Hill
1st XI Bowler - Alfie Jeeves
1st XI Player - Alfie Jeeves
XI Batsman - Andy Creasey
2nd XI Bowler - Sai Suraj Ponnoju
2nd XI Player - Bill Lovatt
3rd XI Batsman - Akhil Dofar
3rd XI Bowler - Phil Short
3rd XI Player - Dan Wooler
EL XI Batsman - Luke Harp
EL XI Bowler - Alec Hume
EL XI Player - Luke Harp
Clubman of the Year - Tim Ward
Jon Davis Trophy - Andy Creasey
League Sporting Marks for 2023
The League released the Sporting Marks for 2023. Well done to all three teams for achieving above the average of 7.
This meant overall out of 112 the 3s finished a very respectable 22nd, 1s & 2s joint 39th.
1st Andy Creasy £68.75
2nd Phil Pond £ 41.25
3rd Steve Stoney £27.50
If interested in supporting Club and joining the lottery please contact Steve Huckstepp or anyone on Committee for details.
Youth team assistance
Committee meeting on 9th October where Kevin Robinson, Rob Palmer & Alaric Wade reported that the youth section had a very promising season winning 5 out 8 games & attracting more players as season went on.
However they could do with some more help from coaching to administration to umpiring matches. If you think you could spare some time to help out please contact Kevin.
This is the future of the club so is in all our interest to ensure the youth section continues to thrive...
Chelmsford Association of Cricket Officials are holding three sessions for anyone to come along to to gain an insight into umpiring. All the sessions will cover the same topics so you only need to attend one of them.
These will all take place at Springfield Cricket Club, Chelmsford CM2 6AF
Monday 30th October 2023 7-9pm
Monday 6th November 2023 7-9pm
Monday 20th November 2023 7-9pm
There is no charge for the sessions. It would be appreciated if you could let us know what session you are intending to come to so that we can have an idea of numbers.
If you have any questions regarding the sessions please contact:-
Paddy O'Riordan Chelmsford ACO trainer
Up coming dates
28th October - the joint birthday party celebrations of James Drabble, Alaric Wade, John Mitchell & Matt Feather. Everyone is welcome and if you wish to attend please contact one of said gentlemen for further details.
Christmas drinks - provisionally 9th or 16th December. More details to follow.
AGM - date to be confirmed, but we are looking at early January.
If club members are thinking of applying for any of the Committee Positions or Captains please can you make yourself known to the current Committee.
In addition if you have any proposals for the AGM please can you contact Tim Ward to add to the agenda.
Nets 2024 again date to be confirmed, but will start again in January at Southend High School for Boys.