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Senior selection committee

The cricket committee has announced that the following people will make up the 2015 senior men’s season selection committee:
– Graeme Hughes Club Captain
– Richard Myers Club Chairman
– Michael Heffernan
– Mark Bramah Under 17 Manager

We feel that this gives us good scope of understanding the various players across the teams including the young players wanting to play senior cricket.

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Senior nets

The senior net schedule has been announced, and there are a few changes to the routine.

Both Tuesdays and Thursdays will be open to all senior players, starting at 6.15 and ending with a brief meeting from 7:45-8:15 to announce the teams and discuss the matches coming up.

Thursdays will see a more formal structure to sessions. On alternate weeks (starting this week on 9th April) we will have a ‘regular net’ of batting and bowling. Every other week we will have a specific ‘skills’ session where we work through a series of drills to improve specific areas of our game.

The format for the skills based Thursdays will be

  • 6:15 warm up
  • 6:30 conditioning (legs, core, etc)
  • 6:45 skills practice
  • 7:15 team practice (fielding)
  • 7:45 announce teams & meeting
  • 8:15 finish

Each Tuesday session will be a ‘regular’ net, and start at 6:15 (be ready to go, not getting changed at 6.15).

If you cannot make it to a session or are going to be late, let Scott Myers know in advance so he can work out how many to expect.

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Colts fixtures

The colts fixtures for 2015 are now available on the website.

Click here to view the full fixtures for 2015 (opens in a new tab) » or use the link on the right hand side.

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Serious Cricket shop offer!

Serious Cricket are offering Alton CC members a 10% discount on any Alton CC Kit orders placed this weekend.

To benefit from the discount, please use the code ‘ALTON10′ at the Online Checkout and your 10% discount will be applied automatically to any Alton CC Kit Items.

This voucher code is only valid for this weekend and can be used on orders placed between 5pm on Friday 3rd April and 11pm on Monday 6th April.

If you are in need of any new Alton gear ahead of the season, I would suggest you take advantage of the discount this weekend!

Visit the shop now »

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Cricket Force 2015

Cricket Force 2015 is just around the corner and we need your help!

Things need fixing up and making good for the new season and we need our members to deliver!

The event will take place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th April.

We have a number of jobs such as painting, spring cleaning and maintenance, plus fixing up the covers etc. These jobs are suitable for young and old, so no excuses, get yourselves to the JCG.

Please use the form to indicate when you are available to come and help so we can plan a timetable of jobs to be done.

No excuses! It’s YOUR club, and WE need to do the work. Don’t leave it to somebody else.

If you can’t see the form below, click here »

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Alton CC Fantasy Cricket 2015

We’ve been working hard on creating a fantasy cricket game for 2015!

You can enter your team using the link below. Please ensure you read all of the rules before entering.

Thanks to Martin Green for putting the format together.

Enter your fantasy team now » (opens a new tab or window)

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Pilates classes at Alton CC

We are looking at the possibility of setting up pilates classes with our friends Dave & Karen Evans from Burchfield Physiotherapy.

To establish if there is enough interest to make this viable, please let us know if you are keen to attend classes by completing the form below.

Your responses will only be used to find out who is interested in these sessions and will not be passed on to any third parties.

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Tour returns!

We are returning to Cardiff this year for a mini tour. Loose itinerary below.

  • The itinerary is looking something like this
  • Leaving Alton on Sunday 9th August
  • Day “at leisure” in Cardiff
  • Match on Monday
  • Match on Tuesday
  • Return to Alton on Wednesday 12th August

Accommodation is at the Wynford Hotel and is £35pp per night for b&b. The coach option was too expensive so we will travel in convoy by car.

We have plenty of contacts for games but I haven’t arranged any as yet. Any preferences? Obviously, we would like a good size touring party so please make every effort to come along. Non-players and ex-players are more than welcome.

If you are interested, please contact Julian Ballinger, or use our contact form

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Colts membership subscriptions

We have set up online payments for our colts members and parental social membership. You can now pay online using the secure links below to our ‘go cardless’ online payment portal.

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Change to Friday net times

Friday’s Under 11s and 13s net times have been changed slightly, coming forward by 15 mins from previously. The new times are below

Under 13s Friday: 1915-2045 Start 9th Jan Alton College 12 weeks
Under 11s Friday: 1745-1915 Start 9th Jan Alton College 12 weeks