Keep track of the progress of our winter warriors playing overseas
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
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.
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:
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
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:
Can you let me ASAP if you would like to commit to this, as spaces are limited.
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.
1st XI St Cross (Away)
Meet Time: 10:45am
S Myers (Capt)
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
2nd XI Ellingham (Home)
Meet Time: TBC
S Ball (Capt)
3rd XI Ashford Hill (Home)
Meet Time: TBC
I Mason (Capt)
4th XI Witley (Away)
Meet Time: TBC
M Green (Capt)