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AGM – Sunday 27th October – 6:30pm

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 27th October at the Clubhouse, starting at 6:30pm

Please make every effort to attend. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you would like to be considered for a committee position or any other role please contact myself at secretary@altoncc.co.uk

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Brewers Crowned 2019 Greene King SPCL T20 Champions

Alton Cricket Club triumphed at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday, winning the Greene King Southern Premier Cricket League T20 final against Bashley by 6 runs.

The final under lights at Hampshire’s iconic ground ebbed and flowed, but the Brewers held their nerve to triumph in a tense finale to take the title for the second time in three years.

Having lost the toss Alton started brightly with the bat,

Dan Harris launching the ball into the stands in a rapid fire 21 from 13 balls.

When he and Alex Hammond departed in quick succession with the score at 34-2, Alton were in need of a steadying hand.

Skipper Scott Myers and evergreen Michael Heffernan provided just that as they worked the ball around the large playing area. They also picked off any loose deliveries as they brought up their 50 partnership in even time.

Unscheduled rain as the lights took effect brought the players off twice in the middle of the Alton innings, but Myers and Heffernan kept their concentration on resumption and increased the rate.

Heffernan departed on 32 but Myers continued past his half century as Alton looked to build a dominant total.

However Myers departure for 51 from 46 balls brought a late flurry of wickets and Bashley back into the game, before Toby Salmon hit a couple of lusty blows in his quick-fire 12 to take Alton to an even-par score of 146 from 20 overs.

Bashley possess a strong top order, so a good start was crucial for the Brewers.

Dan Scott made the breakthrough, dismissing Tom Friend for just one, while Jack Myers’ leg spin provided a superbly accurate spell of 4 overs for just 19 runs.

Michael Porter anchored Bashley’s innings as he was joined by Ben Walker – so often Alton’s nemesis during the league season, and the pair kept up with the rate.

Alton were also left to rue missed chances in the field – although none could be considered straightforward with the ball like a bar of soap due to the damp outfield.

Michael Salmon provided the much needed breakthrough as he dismissed Walker for 22, and Tom Jaques followed soon after with a direct hit run out from Hammond at mid-off.

However, Porter was looking in command and found support from Tim Taylor as Bashley moved along at the required run-rate for 8 an over.

Xavier Bocherau’s introduction slowed the rate with his fine spell of controlled off-spin, while Toby Salmon plugged away despite some streaky outside edges.

With 12 needed from the last Michael Salmon over Porter heaved him towards the stands off the first ball. However, brother Toby showed great composure to position himself just inside the rope, catch the ball and throw it back in-field, while Bashley completed just one run.

Porter was then on strike with 10 off 4 balls required but the pressure finally told with Taylor being smartly run out by keeper Mark Heffernan for 22 as Porter hit the ball into his pad and ran.

A two meant it was 8 from 3 required, but Porter was now stranded at the non-striker’s end and perished to a Heffernan direct hit from behind the stumps as he attempted to run a bye off the penultimate ball. He had compiled a fine 77 from 67 balls, but it was to be in vain with an impossible 8 required off the last delivery.

Salmon then kept his nerve to deliver a legal delivery, and jubilant Alton were heading back to Jubilee with the trophy for the second time.

Porter was named man of the match for his stirling effort, but it was Alton’s all round performance which had won the day. A testament to the team effort was that all but one player in the Alton side has come through the youth ranks at the JCG, and the Brewers will hope that the progress continues over the coming years.

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Finals day set to go ahead

T20 CUP FINAL @ Ageas Bowl
ALTON V BASHLEY
7pm

The update from the league is that with the weather hopefully improving tomorrow afternoon finals day is set to go ahead.

Further updates tomorrow, but as it stands we hope to see you down the Ageas Bowl to cheer on the boys!

The plate final is due to start at 3pm with the final set to start at 7pm.

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July 150 club winners

The July winners are

1. Mike Foot £20.62

2. Jack Myers £8.25

3. Nicola Gadsby £4.12

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Dinner dance 2019

The end of season dinner dance will be held on Friday 13th September at The Alton House Hotel in Alton, 6:30 for 7 – 3 course meal, awards & dancing

Book your tickets here and make your menu choices – then use the links below to pay online

£35 (1x ticket) – https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0001TJD09HC4
£70 (2x tickets) – https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0001TJD1G2K8

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COLTS TRAINING CANCELLED – 19th JULY

Due to the poor weather we have taken the decision to cancel the Colts training tonight

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150 club, June winners

The June winners are

  1. Sara Heffernan (£20.62)
  2. Terry Hehir (£8.25)
  3. Jim Marshall (£4.12)

Congratulations to them! If you want to sign up to be in with a chance to win, click here!

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10% Discount Period For Summer Camps Ends Soon!!

The 10% Discount Period for booking places on the Summer Camps runs out on Wednesday 10th July 2019. The dates for the Summer Camps are as follows

Camp 1: 29th July to 2nd August inclusive
Camp 2: 12th August to 16th August inclusive
Camp 3: 19th August to 23rd August inclusive

For each camp there is

  • CRICKET PROGRAMMES FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES
  • BEGINNERS *SCHOOL AND CLUB PLAYERS* CLUB AND DISTRICT STANDARD PLAYERS
  • AGES FROM 7 YEARS TO 15 YEARS – BOYS AND GIRLS ALL WELCOME
  • FULL TIME PROFESSIONAL COACHING STAFF INCLUDING

Matt Bacon (Otago Volts Professional – NZL Level 2 – NZL Community Coach)
Dan Scott (Alton CC – Level 2 Coach)
Alex Hammond (ALTON CC – UKCC Level 2 Coach – England PD International)
SUPPORTED BY QUALIFIED ECB COACHES – ALL DBS APPROVED

Summer camps information

You can book your place now with the booking form

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All Stars Cancelled Tonight 13th June

Due to the weather we have had to cancel this week’s session

We hope to see you all next week

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May 150 club winners

The winners for the May 150 club draw are

1. Neil Heffernan (22)
2. Tim Yates (44)
3. Josie Wright(32)