Brewers overseas

Keep track of the progress of our winter warriors playing overseas 


Winter Nets Start Friday 6th January 2017

Winter nets start next week with the following times:

Senior Nets (1s & 2s)- Mon 8-9.30pm Alton College From Mon 9th January (all men welcome on 9th)
U15/17 & Men – Mon 6.30-8.00pm Alton College From Mon 16th January
Ladies/Girls – Mon 7-9.30pm Amery Hill School From Mon 9th January
U9 – Thurs 5:45-7:00pm Eggars School From Thursday 12th January
U11 – Fri 5.45-7.15pm Alton College From Friday 6th January
U13 – Fri 7.15-8.45pm Alton College From Friday 6th January


Christmas gift idea!


Why not get a fantastic print of Alton CC’s Jubilee Ground by Fiona Pearce

This is your last chance to buy a framed print of ‘A Summer’s Day’(as on display in the clubhouse) before Christmas.

£55 with £5 donated to the club.

They are framed to order so please contact Fiona if you are interested on fiona_pearce –at– btinternet (dot) com


Waitrose small grants scheme

Many thanks to Waitrose for their grant through the ECB small grants scheme. The money has been invaluable in helping up renovate the clubhouse during the summer and has played a big part in Alton CC’s Jubilee Ground being named the most improved in the Southern Premier League for 2016.



AGM – October 27th 2016

The 2016 AGM will be held at the clubhouse on Thursday 27th October starting at 7:30pm.

Please can all members make an effort to attend.

The Agenda is set out below:

1 Apologies
2 Minutes of the Last AGM
3 Matters Arising
4 Chairman’s Remarks
5 Ground Report
6 Treasurer’s Report and update on Accounts
7 Club Captain’s Report
8 Colts Report
9 Election of Club Officials
10 Nomination and election of Vice-Presidents and Life Vice-Presidents
11 Any Other Business


Dinner Dance – pay online

You can now pay online for your dinner dance ticket(s)

Just click the link and pay £30 per ticket

Pay now »


Scott Myers coaching sessions 

After the massive success of my Senior Winter Batting Coaching Academy last year, I have decided to run it again this year. 

This will consist of 6 Monday night sessions, each lasting 2 hours (7pm – 9pm). Starting Monday 31st October. The cost for this will be £120 per player. I would need people to commit to all 6 sessions and pay up front as I will need to pay for the hall hire.

Spaces will be limited to 10 players, as I want to be able to focus on each players individual needs. 

The sessions will include:

Technical development

  • alignment
  • balance
  • completion of shot

Skill Repetition

  • high intensity
  • intense tennis ball grooving
  • multiple bowling machines
  • repetition

Game Plans

  • match simulation
  • pressure practice
  • awareness and delivery of game plans

Mental Strength

  • focus
  • handling pressure
  • prolonged concentration

Can you let me ASAP if you would like to commit to this, as spaces are limited.


Scott Myers



Dinner Dance 2016

Tickets are available for the 2016 Dinner Dance on 8th October. Tickets are £30 each

Meal options are below – make your choices when reserving your tickets. Payment can be made to Richard Myers or Nicola Gadsby

  • Starter *
    • Smoked Chicken and Tiger Prawn Salad with a Mango Dressing
    • Pate, served with toasted Ciabatta and Tomato Chutney
    • Homemade Butternut and Chilli Soup
  • Main Course *
    • Hock of Lamb in a Rosemary and Garlic Sauce
    • Chicken Breast wrapped in Bacon topped with Asparagus in a White Wine and Mushroom Sauce
    • Salmon Fillet in a White Wine Prawn and Cucumber Sauce
    • Filo Parcels stuffed with Mature Cheddar Cheese and Red Onion Compote on a Tomato and Basil Sauce
  • Desert *
    • Brandy Snap Basket filled with Ice Cream, mixed fruit on a fruit coulis
    • Strawberry and Chocolate Meringue
    • Lemon Ginger Crunch (Lemon mousse on a biscuit base) served with Ice Cream


Alton v Lymington – Ballinger’s 500th!

Julian Ballinger, sponsored by Espirit de Corps Crossfit, proud owner of 500 SPL wickets

Julian Ballinger, sponsored by Esprit de Corps Crossfit, proud owner of 500 SPL wickets

Alton went into Saturdays final league game with nothing to play for and with the forecast set for rain the game had a rather strange end of season feel to it. Despite this, one Brewer in particular was keen to get the ball In his hand. Julian Ballinger the long serving Alton off spinner went into the game on 499 Southern Premier Cricket League wickets and was looking to add one more to his 2016 tally of 36 to reach the landmark.

With rain set to come in the only real chance of victory was to bowl Lymington out cheaply and chase the target down. With that in mind Myers won the toss and bowled first. Ballinger was given the new ball but Lymington started well frustrating Ballinger and the home side, but he ended his first spell still sat on 499 wickets.

Lymington fell to 96 for 3 before Ballinger was brought back into the attack. With dark clouds circling, a fine delivery found the glove of Lymington batsman Dominic Hand as he looked to press forward. The ball went quickly to slip where Michael Heffernan completed a sharp low one handed catch to give Ballinger his 500th wicket in spectacular fashion – a

combination that has combined many times over the years.

Celebrations ensued as Ballinger had his 500th wicket since the SPCL was formed in 2000.

Lymington made it to 175 for 6 before the rain put an end to proceedings. No points were won but a memorable landmark was reached by Ballinger.

A competitive and proud Welshman Ballinger made his Alton debut back in 1994 as top order batsman, but since the formation of the SPCL he has applied his trade as an off spin bowler. His consistency has seen him high up in the league wicket taking tables year on year. A fantastic achievement and a role model for young cricketers.



Teams For Saturday 27th August

1st XI St Cross (Away)
Meet Time: 10:45am
D Hutton
S Myers (Capt)
R Heywood
R Anthony
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
J Myers
D Scott
B Mortimer
T Salmon
J Ballinger

2nd XI Ellingham (Home)
Meet Time: TBC
L Hughes
A Postles
J Paul
R Hale
H Gadsby
H Hammond
D Trim
L Partner
S Ball (Capt)
A Hughes
T Paul

3rd XI Ashford Hill (Home)
Meet Time: TBC
T Green
N Heffernan
I Mason (Capt)
A Freeman
A Pearce
D Evans
J Foulkes
S Moody
I Carpenter
A Tapp
P Sampson

4th XI Witley (Away)
Meet Time: TBC
M Green (Capt)
A Trim
D Artley
R Crook
F Egleston
J Porter
E Ballinger
S Bridger
S Bramah
A Wright