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Salmons’ history at the home of rubgy

Toby Salmon - a-Plan private clients

Toby Salmon – a-Plan private clients

Alton Cricketers Michael and Toby Salmon returned to cricketing action this weekend, still basking in the glory of Twickenham success seven days previously.

The brothers, and sons of former England and New Zealand dual international Jamie Salmon, were victorious in the RFU Senior Vase for Farnham RFC.

The elder of the pair, Michael, skippered Farnham to a 37-15 success against Droitwich, while Toby (sponsored by a-plan private clients) earned the man-of-the-match gong for his tally of 19 points.

Huge congratulations from Alton CC to both brothers and all at Farnham RFC.

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Match reports, week 2, 2017

Alton v Lymington – Sat 13th May

Alton were brought back down to earth with a bump on Saturday. Full of confidence following their victory a week earlier Alton had hoped for more of the same as they hosted Lymington at Jubilee. Unfortunately Alton were to be blown away by the visitors in what was a hugely one sided affair.

Lymington won the toss and elected to bat. Alton had hoped that any movement would be found early on but Lymington came out hard and took advantage on what quickly became a apparent was a fantastic batting surface. Things did not go Alton’s way, Mortimer fresh off a 4 wicket haul pulled up in his early overs with a hamstring issue. Jamison bowled well early on but Lymington were in no mood to give up the initiative. Terry Crabb took the attack to Alton and punished anything off line, with Ryan Scott supporting from the other end.

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President’s day, Sunday 28th May

 

Everyone is welcome to attend our President’s day on Sunday 28th May.

There will be activities for all, as Brian Gillingham hosts a President’s v Chairman’s T20 from 3pm, preceded by a colts v parents game at 11:30

We hope to see as many of you there as possible for what promises to be a great day.Pres-day

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Season preview 2017

Alton Cricket Club are looking forward to further progress in 2017 after a winter of hard work behind the scenes.

The recent upgrade of the shower facilities in the Harry Baker Pavilion at Jubilee Fields by Alton Town Council has been well received and has been matched by hard work on the playing surface by the club and council in partnership.

Sean Jamison

Sean Jamison

Playing membership has been strengthened by the arrival of fast-bowling overseas star Sean Jamison, who plays for franchise Highveldt Lions and also provincial cricket for Gauteng in his native South Africa.

Dan Harris arrives to add firepower to the top of the order, having scored over 600 runs in the Northamptonshire premier league last term.

They will both take their place in SPL1 Premier this summer, as the league embarks on a new initiative using coloured clothing and white balls in the 50 over games.

Alton CC new kit - with sponsors Worldham Golf Club

Alton CC new kit – with sponsors Worldham Golf Club

Alton have secured sponsorship from Worldham Golf Club for their 50 over light and dark blue kit, which also brings benefits for cricket club members at the beautiful local 18 hole course. Membership and green fee information can be found at www.worldhamgolfclub.co.uk.

Alton CC & EdC Crossfit

Alton CC & EdC Crossfit

Secondary sponsorship has also been obtained from Esprit de Corps Crossfit and a-plan insurance. Having been set up in 2015 by Tom Wyles and Katherine Hobson, EdC Crossfit on Mill Lane now boasts over 100 active members with classes for all levels of fitness.  For more information go to www.edccrossfit.com. A-Plan insurance Deliver a service that’s truly tailored to you, and again, there are benefits for Alton CC members (www.aplan.co.uk).

Scott Myers will lead the first XI into the season looking to improve on last years consistent performances, aiming towards the top portion of the league table.

Steve Ball will continue to lead the 2nd XI who this year are also competing in the Southern Premier League, having been promoted into Div 3 after winning Hampshire League Division 1 last year.

The third and fourth XI’s as ever will form a valuable part of the competitive element of the club, both performing crucial roles in developing young talent and providing enjoyable cricket for all.

The ladies XI will hope for a better season this term after a challenging 2016, while the colts section continues to flourish.

Alton will be running the All-Stars cricket programme developed by the ECB and also running coaching in schools through the Chance to Shine programme.

Alton CC are always keen to welcome new playing members and supporters. Get in touch and we’ll be happy to hear from you!

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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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Christmas gift idea!

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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