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Nat West CricketForce Update

A big thank you to the following members for your help and support today in completing all the tasks we had set ourselves , (apart from cleaning up the BBQ!):

Brian Gillingham, Dave Evans, Ben Choularton, Rob Crook, Luke Crook, Karin Crook, Terry Hehir, Vicky Myers, Julian Ballinger, Ali Wright, Josie Wright, Lynn Paul , Joe Paul, Abeed Janmohamed, Zac Janmohamed (painter in chief!), John Hubbard, Scott Myers, Andy Postles, Mia Postles (managed her father very well and kept him on track!), Tozzy Bridger, Sam Bridger, Graeme Hughes, Michael Heffernan

Thanks to your help we are now in a great position for the start of the new season.

Richard Myers
Chairman

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All Stars Cricket is coming to Alton CC

All Stars CricketAlton Cricket Club are delighted to announce that we will be one of the inaugural All Stars Cricket Centres accredited by the ECB.

All Stars Cricket is a brand new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. The programme is being delivered across England and Wales at over 1,500 fully accredited All Stars Cricket centres. It is a fun and active way to develop children’s skills, and through our eight-week programme they will learn lots – as well as make new friends – in a safe and inclusive environment.

All Stars Cricket gives girls and boys from the ages of five to eight an opportunity to become a star. The curriculum of fun cricket activities and games provides children with the basic movement skills to begin a lifelong love of our sport and general physical activity.

For an hour a week over an eight-week period, our fully trained and vetted activators will deliver game-based activities that teach basic cricket skills including catching, throwing and hitting moving balls and social skills such as teamwork and communication. The activities will be held at our accredited cricket club, and we are delighted that they will be run by 3 of our fully qualified coaches.

All participants will receive an All Stars Cricket branded pack including a cricket bat, ball, shirt, cap, backpack and water bottle.

If you would like further information please either click here or alternatively speak to our Chairman, Richard Myers (07717454869) who will be able to answer your questions.

Read more about all stars cricket »

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New Sponsor: WORLDHAM PARK GOLF CLUB

Worldham Golf ClubWe are pleased to announce that Worldham Park Golf Club have agreed to become a sponsor of Alton Cricket Club for an initial period of 2017 and 2018.

As part of the sponsorship they will become our main coloured kit sponsor, and we will be working with them on a number of initiatives to benefit both Clubs and their members.

The first couple of initiatives between the 2 clubs are underway with Worldham Park Golf Club hosting our Colts Fundraising event on Saturday 13th May, and with Alton Cricket Club becoming members of Worldham Park Golf Club.

The details of the Alton CC membership of Worldham Park Golf Club are as follows:

Alton Cricket Club are now signed up as members of Worldham under the category of Sports Club User

This means that members can enjoy reduced green fees through the week and weekend. Plus book the refurbished restaurant / bar for parties etc with no booking fee.

In order to register members of Alton Cricket Club must take ID along to Worldham and sign up with them as individuals. This means when you book into play the discount will automatically register on their system.

Reduced Green Fees – Weekday £15 for 18 holes and £11 for 9 holes

Saturday and Sunday – £18 for 18 holes and £13 for 9 holes.

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Upcoming Events – April & May 2017

With the New Season rapidly coming up over the horizon, we thought it was a good time to share with our members some key dates and events we have planned for April and May.

Nat West Cricket Force Day (Saturday April 1st) – This is the day when we get ourselves ready for the new season and helps ensure that things run smoothly from thereon.
It is vital that we get support from across the membership of the Club to get all the jobs completed on the day.

Friday Night Colts Coaching Starts (Friday April 21st) – Hopefully the sun will be shining and we look forward to welcoming all Colts/Parents/Siblings to the start of our Summer Coaching programme.

Race Night (Saturday 29th April) – This is our traditional social season opener and is invaluable to the Club in terms of getting people together and also providing us with some important funding to help us run the programmes we do. We hope to see you all at the Clubhouse for what will be an excellent evening.

Colts Fundraising Event (Saturday 13th May) – We are holding a colts fundraising event at Worldham Golf club (our new one day sponsors!). All parents /Carers are welcome and encouraged to attend, as are all adults.

There will be home cooked food, target golf and other games, raffle, DJ and fully stocked bar. What better way to have a fun at the start of the new season and help the club with some fundraising.

Tickets available from Josie Wright (07771 682522) and Tozzy Bridger (07929 429495)

President’s Day (Sunday 28th May) – Presidents Day is a Family Day for all Club members and guests to enjoy.

Activities will involve:

U9/U11 Game – Details TBC
U13/U15 Game – Details TBC
President’s XI v Chairman’s XI

Activities will be in place for young Children during the day.
BBQ will be running through the day.
Food and Live Music will be in the Bar in the evening.
More details will follow during April.

We will keep you updated as all these events progress, and with events we have planned for June/July and August.

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Colts fundraising event

We are holding a colts fundraising event at Worldham Golf club (our new one day sponsors!). All parents /Carers are welcome and encouraged to attend, as are all adults.

There will be home cooked food, target golf and other games, raffle, DJ and fully stocked bar. What better way to have a fun at the start of the new season and help the club with some fundraising.

Tickets available from Josie Wright (07771 682522) and Tozzy Bridger (07929 429495)

  • Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 (7pm to midnight)
  • Location: Worldham Golf Club
  • Tickets £20 per person

NB – any donations for the raffle greatly received!

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New President & thanks

Alton Cricket Club are delighted to announce the Brian Gillingham has been voted in as the new club president.

Brian has played for Alton CC since he was a young boy, and has been familiar face around the club for around 30 years. He brings business acumen and a desire to make things happen to the club, which will include a Presidents game and a golf day. Keep your eyes peeled in the near future for information.

Brian replaces Paddy Heffernan, who has served the club with distinction in every role possible. High scoring batsman, first team captain, chairman and president are all on Paddy’s CV.

Alton CC would like to put on record their thanks for his hard work, particularly around the turn of the millennium during his stint as chairman, when Alton re-established themselves in the Southern Premier League.

Paddy’s move to the midlands has meant that his time at Jubilee has been limited in recent seasons, but all at Alton CC would like to thank him for his efforts and hope that we see him soon.

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EGM for new president – 21st Feb 7:30pm

We need to hold an EGM for the club on 21st February 2017 at 7:30pm in order to vote in a new club president.

Paddy Heffernan is stepping down as President of the Club due to other commitments and we therefore need to vote in a replacement.

The proposed replacement is Brian Gillingham, who is happy to take on the role.

It is intended to vote Paddy is as a Life Vice President on the night to acknowledge the vast contribution he has made to the Club over the years.

EGM Agenda is therefore:

  • Voting in of new President
    Voting in of Paddy Heffernan as a Life Vice President
    Update on other progress within the club

The meeting will take less than 30 mins, but we do need 20 members present for the vote.

Please make every effort to attend!

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Player sponsors update

Many thanks to our player sponsors for 2016. Your support has been invaluable during the last 12 months.

For opportunities to sponsor either a player or the club as a whole, please get in touch. Packages are available to suit all budgets

James Foulkes - LTL Lighting

James Foulkes – LTL Lighting

Toby Salmon - a-Plan private clients

Toby Salmon – a-Plan private clients

Scott Myers - Citizen Watches

Scott Myers – Citizen Watches

Richard Anthony - Woodstock Cricket

Richard Anthony – Woodstock Cricket

Mark Heffernan - AJ Tapp plastering

Mark Heffernan – AJ Tapp plastering

Julian Ballinger - Esprit de Corps Crossfit

Julian Ballinger – Esprit de Corps Crossfit

Jack Myers - a-Plan insurance

Jack Myers – a-Plan insurance

Dan Scott - Amery Veterinary group

Dan Scott – Amery Veterinary group

Dan Hutton - a-plan insurance

Dan Hutton – a-plan insurance

Michael Heffernan - Kingfisher fish and chips

Michael Heffernan – Kingfisher fish and chips

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2017 colts membership pack

The updated colts membership pack for 2017 is now available

Click here to view the membership pack »

Colts subs for the year can be paid online here »

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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