Alton Cricket Club would like to wish you all our colts a Merry Christmas
And take this opportunity to remind you of our indoor training sessions starting in the new year
U15’s Mondays 6.30 – 8pm
U9’s Thursdays 6.30 – 7.30pm
Girls Thursdays 7.30 – 9.30 pm
U11’s Fridays 5.15 – 6.45pm
U13’s Fridays 6.45- 8.45pm
Starting 2nd week of January 2018
All in Alton College sports hall
Exact details to follow in the new year
Hope you all enjoy the festive season and I look forward to seeing you in the new year
Alton Cricket Club recently held their AGM, this has resulted in a number of changes on the Club Executive Committee:-
- Chairman Graeme Hughes
- Secretary James Foulkes
- Treasurer Charlie Green
- Club Captain / Vice Chairman Michael Heffernan
- Club Head Coach Scott Myers
Graeme Hughes new Chairman took the opportunity on behalf of the club members to thank Richard Myers, who stood down as Chairman, for his considerable efforts and time that he had given to the club over a number of years.
“He stated that if it had not been for Richard’s hard work the club would not have been as successful as it had been”. Graeme also thanked all the members who gave of their time for the benefit club, this included all members of the committee, team managers, and coaches.
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16th November at the Clubhouse, starting at 7:30pm.
Please make every effort to attend. Do not assume that we will make the minimum numbers as we have been very close to not reaching the quorum in recent years.
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The meeting should only take an hour and is also a good time to meet up with people you may not have seen since the summer.
The bar will be open!
Here’s a list of our leading run scorers and wicket takers for each of the senior teams in 2017. Well done to everyone who contributed!
||Ryan Van Der Linde
Wicketkeeping & fielding
Alton v Havant – T20 Cup Final – Sunday 10th September
T20 Finals day in doubt duke to poor weather.
Decision on if the game will go ahead will be made Saturday morning. Updates to follow.
This year the colts awards evening will also see the inaugural Alton Premier League competition. 8 teams of six will play 6 aside matches starting at 4.30pm with the final planned for 6.20pm. We would love all parents and club members to come along and support the teams for what should be a fun packed evening.
1st XI (Away to Burridge)
Meet Time: 10:45am
S Myers (Capt)
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
2nd XI (Home to Fair Oak)
Meet Time 11:00am
L Partner (Capt)
4th XI (Home to Blackheath II)
Meet Time: TBC
R Van De Linde
L Jones (Capt)
BGSPCL – T20 Cup Semi Final (replay) v Hook
Alton once again had the chance to put Saturdays poor form behind them as they entertained Hook in the semi final of the T20 cup. With a finals place at the Ageas Bowl the prize for the victor a lot was at stake.
After being on the verge of victory the week previous before the rain came Alton were desperate to not let this opportunity slip.
Hook arrived fresh from beating Basingstoke in the morning and picking up the Guy Jewel trophy, so confidence should have been high. Hook won the toss and in a change of tactics from the week before chose to bowl first.
Alton started brightly Hammond & Harris both striking early boundaries, before Harris fell fro 14, Alton were 21 for 1. Alton wobbled as they lost Hugo Hammond and Scott Myers but the score had moved to 53 for 3. Alex Hammond stood firm and when he was joined by Mark Heffernan the pair looked to attack the Hook bowling as they moved Alton into a strong position. Heffernan fell for 19 with the score now 98 for 4.
Alton lost late wickets but Hammond continued to take control scoring a magnificent unbeaten 67 off 59 balls and taking the Brewers to a above score of 144.
Hook started brightly Thane striking 2 early boundaries but he tried one shot too many & Jack Myers had his man,Hook were 8 for 1 after the first over. Jamison who had tormented Hook with the short ball continued where he left off Buckingham removed without scoring Hook 8 for 2. Thomson also fell without scoring as Salmon got in on the act Hook 11 for 3. Hook tried to rebuild but they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. They moved to 55 for 7 with all the Alton bowlers having success. The lower order tried to lift Hook but when Franklin was caught in the deep by Scott Myers Hook were all out for 91 and Alton were into the finals.
The final is due to be played at the Ageas Bowl on the 10th September where Alton will face Premier league leaders Havant. More details to follow.