We have worked hard over the last few months to listen to members feedback and make it easier for people to pay their subscriptions and / or match fees. We have come up with a system that we believe benefits everybody.
Here are the winter net times for all of our squads, starting in Jan 2014
|Girls / Ladies||Monday 1900-2130||13th Jan||Amery||12 weeks, not 10th or 17th Feb|
|Elite men||Monday 2000 – 2130||13th Jan||Alton College||12 weeks|
|Under 15 / 17 / 3s / 4s||Tues 1930-2130||14th Jan||Alton College||12 weeks|
|Under 11s||Friday: 1800-1900||17th Jan||Alton College||12 weeks||Under 12s||Friday: 1900-2000||17th Jan||Alton College||12 weeks||Under 13s||Friday: 2000-2100||17th Jan||Alton College||12 weeks|
The captains and vice captains for next season have been announced
Here’s to a good season with these fine leaders of men!
The 2nd XI have been promoted to the Southern Electric Premier League, div 3!
The announcement comes after a successful season, where we finished 3rd in Hampshire League Division 1, just missing out on automatic promotion. However, with Ellingham having failed to meet the accreditation criteria for SPL cricket, the 2nds have been moved up in the ladder.
They are joined by Waterlooville, who were champions of HCL1 last year.
Division 3 will provide some attractive local derbies next season, which includes both Basingstoke II’s and Tichbourne Park.
The full line up is: Alton II, Bashley (Rydal) II, Basingstoke & North Hants II, Fair Oak, Portsmouth & Southsea, South Wilts II, St Cross Symondians II, Tichborne Park, Trojans, Waterlooville.
We have a vacancy for captain of the 3rd XI for the forthcoming season.
If you would like to nominate yourself, or want to nominated, please contact Graeme Hughes on 07833 584482
Alex Hammond, Alton’s young opening batsman from Lord Wandsworth’s College, recently captained England’s Physical Disability Team in the game at Aston Manor.
Here his is resplendent in his England shirt – well done Alex!
— Hants Cricket Board (@HampshireCB) September 8, 2013
We have 2 proposals to change the club constitution at the AGM.
The first is to modify the structure of the committee, the second regarding methods of contact.
Below are the proposed changes. Any further proposals need to be submitted 2 weeks prior to the AGM, which is on the 10th October.
Please read and familiarise yourself with the proposal prior to the AGM.
Alton CC U 13 Girls have won the inaugural Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award for 2013!
Announced this morning before the YB40 Final at Lords, the Girls were there to accept their richly deserved award.
The press release stated:
“Deciding on the winner of the Youth Award and the school beneficiary was simultaneously challenging and heartening. We received so many wonderful examples of how the Spirit of Cricket is alive and kicking in the junior game at clubs and on school playing fields across the country.
“Congratulations to the Alton CC under-13 girls team who ultimately won the Youth Award. Their story really epitomises what the Spirit of Cricket means, and I hope that they have enjoyed their visit to Lord’s today.
BBC Cricket Correspondent and Test Match Special Commentator, Jonathan Agnew, added:“During a summer in which the spirit of the game was widely debated… Too often we are treated to negative instances, so how nice it is to celebrate and reward such a genuine act of good sportsmanship.”
Martin Green, Alton CC Chairman commented, “Our girls squad has been absolutely fantastic this year, exemplifying and demonstrating the spirit of cricket in many different facets. Not only were there a number of occasions where they were happy and willing to lend players to opposition teams to ensure games went ahead but also their enthusiasm and determination to be a girls squad in what has predominantly been a boys sport is clearly there for all to see. They love training together as a combined ‘girls squad’ regardless of their ages, which range from Year 3 through to Year 8, and we regularly have our older girls in the same net encouraging and supporting our much younger girls.”
Regarding the day out at Lord’s Martin said, “I was lucky enough to be at Lords with the squad on Saturday and was very proud that such a selfless and thoughtful act on a cricket pitch in Alton was recognised and applauded on a national scale by a joint BBC and MCC panel. The girls represented the club exceptionally well and in the process broke the record for the number of people in the Test Match Special box at Lords! A big thank you to all the people who support with the girls and who do so much for all the colts teams at Alton.”
If any girls or boys want to join the club we run training and matches at most age groups – please refer to our web site for more details www.altoncc.co.uk
You can also listen to an interview with the girls as broadcast on the day
Well done to all involved!
This is the second national award Alton CC have received in recent years, following Richard Myers and Sue Hubbard collecting the Chance to Shine Managers of the Year award in 2008
If you’re near a radio on Saturday morning, have a listen to Test Match Special from 11.15 for 15mins. It’s live from the 40 over final between Notts and Glamorgan, but some special guests from Alton being interviewed before the match starts… Listen to find out more!
You are invited to the Alton CC AGM on Thursday, 10th October 8-9pm.
All members are invited and allowed to vote on the important issues regarding the club’s structure and running.
We really need you to attend! Please indicate via this form if you plan to attend, so we know how many numbers to expect »
There are various roles on the committee which need filling, so please indicate if you would be willing to stand for any positions via the form. The club is in need of support at various levels and any help you can offer will be gratefully received. If you are in a position to help us in the following ways:
These are REAL problems that need solving soon in order for us to continue running the club!!
Costs are rising, people’s time is limited, and those currently helping are too stretched to do things effectively.
PLEASE put yourself forward to help in any of these capacities – it will make a big difference.
Lucy, Aerin, and Dhevena getting the U13 girls 15-15 cup runners up medals on behalf of the squad from Brad Taylor
Match report to follow soon…