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2014 Summer Camps

Our popular summer camps are returning for 2014, and here are all of the details

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Community sports festival 2014

Active Alton are running their community sports festival again in 2014.

Taking place on August 16th at Anstey Park, there will be opportunities for everyone to take part in sporting events and try them out for free! So, why not go along and enjoy the fun.

Community sports festival 2014

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Dinner Dance 2014 details

The date for the dinner dance 2014 has been set for 6th September.

More details to follow soon…

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Alton rue missed opportunity, 2nds stun South Wilts

Alton travelled to league leaders South Wilts on Saturday. After recent improved performances the Brewers were confident of repeating their 2013 away victory over the Champions. Alton won the toss and chose to bowl first on what looked to be a good surface.

With sun shining the Champions looked to make a positive start, an early error in judgement and a fine piece of fielding by Will Phillips left the free scoring Morton (11) short of his ground and the home side 22 for 1. A gift Alton were grateful of and one they looked to take advantage of.

Mortimer who was getting some good bounce, bowled a short delivery to Able, the ball clattering up off the batsmen’s helmet. Ballinger made good ground to take a low catch. Alton thought they had their man but they were made to wait for their second wicket. With the nature of the surface Alton experimented with their field placings. Leg spinner Jack Myers was bowling with good control and an unorthordox leg side field brought about the brewers second wicket. A sharp leg slip catch from Scott Myers saw the end of Mynott for 25. Another wicket for Myers left South Wilts on 94 for 3.

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Brewers succumb to Sarisbury

Alton v Sarisbury T20, 002Alton were knocked out of the Southern Electric Premier League T20 on Sunday after a close 5 run defeat to Sarisbury.

The result was a repeat of the same fixture 2 years ago, but Alton failed to exact revenge after being in a good position to do so.

Sarisbury batted first and got off to a good start, racing to a half-century opening stand, thanks to Ricky Rawlins (40) and Archie Norris (21).

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National cricket playing survey – win tickets!

Hampshire Cricket is giving away a free LVCC ticket to everyone who completes the National Cricket Playing Survey. In addition the club with the most responses will receive 20 tickets to a Royal London 1-day cup game at the Ageas Bowl.

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Off the mark in style at St Cross, Seconds drop a heartbreaker

Alton still searching for that elusive first league victory travelled to the venue of their T20 win only 6 days earlier. They faced a stronger looking St Cross side looking to seek revenge. Alton who were without their influential overseas import Dewayne Bowden, won the toss and on a good surface elected to bowl first.

The decision to bowl immediately paid dividends when Ben Mortimer in the first over of the day had the talented St Cross captain caught at gully by Ballinger. Mortimer bowling with good pace and bounce was causing the St Cross batsmen a lot of trouble, beating the edge with increasing regularity.

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Complete the 2014 National Cricket Playing Survey

The National Cricket Playing Survey offers cricketers at every level the chance to have their say and help improve cricket in Hampshire. Last year more than 21,000 current and former players nationally and more than 700 players in Hampshire responded to the survey – the first of its kind ever undertaken – and the feedback has already translated into action at a local level.

Clubs and Leagues are embracing change and implementing a whole host of innovations including new start times, innovative rule changes and experiments with different formats. From Premier League regular to the occasional, midweek social cricketer every player, spectator and volunteer is being urged to have their say on all aspects of the recreational game.

Complete the survey at www.ecb.co.uk/playingsurvey2014 and have the chance to win two Investec England v India Test Match tickets at the Ageas Bowl, pairs of tickets to an England v India Royal London ODI and other prizes including signed bats and shirts.

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School of Hard Knocks for Alton, but consolation at St Cross

Alton were denied their first win of the season as they fell agonisingly short of a revised Hampshire Academy target. Due to the storms of Friday night what was due to be an all-day game was cut to the 50 overs format. With the weather still uncertain the Alton skipper Myers won the toss and elected to bowl first.

The young Hampshire Academy side made a solid start with Weatherly and England U19 International Alsop seeing off the new ball. Mortimer bowled with pace and bounce on a true JCG surface but the Hampshire openers negotiated any tricky moments and with dark skies looming looked to consolidate before the inevitable downpour brought proceedings to a halt.

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Alton’s Award Winners

Mark Heffernan and Dan Scott have both been rewarded for the fine performances in recent weeks.

Heffernan has won the Southern Electric Premier League Div 3 ‘Player of the Month’ award for 139 runs at an average of 46.33 plus four victims behind the stumps – before he made another 56 not out on Saturday!

Dan Scott won two tickets to Hampshire’s upcoming Natwest T20 Blast clash with Gloucestershire on the 20th of June after his fantastic debut performance against Burridge.

The youngster bowled superbly to take four wickets for just 26 runs.

Alton 2nd XI v Trojans

Mark Heffernan, Div 3 Player of the Month for Southern Electric Premier League Div 3