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New sponsors kit available

Alton Cricket Club is excited to announce that we have secured a new sponsorship arrangement with Homes Estate Agents for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

As part of the agreed arrangement all new ACC match shirts and sweaters, (for Adults and Colts), will the carry the sponsors logo for the duration of this initial sponsorship period, (and hopefully beyond!).

We have also extended our contract with our kit suppliers, Serious Cricket, to run through to the end of the 2021 season, and as part of this extension we have secured a pre-season discount on all kit ordered though the Club before the end of January.

The garments are high-spec in a modern fabric, and match shirt and sweater sizing are the same as the current kit.

There is also the opportunity to purchase the new range of training kit at a reduced price as part of the bulk club order we will be placing.

(There is a sizing guide included in the order document).

Further Details

  • We will be placing a Club order for Kit on the 28th January 2019 – This enables us to be at the front end of the Serious cricket orders and ensures we receive delivery by the beginning of April.
  • By placing a Club order we will be able offer discounted kit to all Club members.
  • All orders will be required by 26th January, using the template attached and sent to Richard Myers via the form below.
  • Richard will invoice you and confirm payment amount required once he has received all orders, (as we may be able to reduce prices dependent on order volumes across the Club).
  • Payment will be required by end Feb 2019, with the exact date confirmed on your invoice, and your payment will need to go into the Club Account showing the reference provided on your invoice.

Prices are as follows:

ADULTS/SENIORS SIZES Discounted Price Store Purchase
Technical Match Shirt £25.99 £31.99
Technical Match Shirt Long Sleeve £29.99 £36.99
Microfibre Match Slipover £26.99 £32.99
Microfibre Match Sweater (LS) £30.99 £37.99
SS Core Training Shirt £15.99 £19.99
SS Core Polo Shirt £19.99 £24.99
SS Core Hoodie £23.99 £29.99
SS Core Midlayer £27.99 £34.99
SS Core Training Pants £21.99 £27.99
SS Core Shorts £13.99 £17.99
SS Core Tracksuit Bottoms £19.99 £22.99

 

COLTS/JUNIORS SIZES Discounted Price Store Purchase
Technical Match Shirt £22.99 £28.99
Microfibre Match Slipover £22.99 £27.99
Microfibre Match Sweater (LS) £26.99 £32.99
SS Core Training Shirt £14.99 £18.99
SS Core Polo Shirt £17.99 £22.99
SS Core Hoodie £19.99 £24.99
SS Core Midlayer £23.99 £29.99
SS Core Training Pants £19.99 £24.99
SS Core Shorts £11.99 £14.99
SS Core Tracksuit Bottoms £17.99 £22.99
White Match Trouser £17.99 £22.99

If you wish to add initials to your garments then the cost is £3 per garment (There is a maximum of 3 initials per garment).

The first 100 orders placed will receive initials printed on the garment at no cost.

Please click here to complete the order form and return by 26th Jan. (Opens in a new tab)

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL RICHARD ON HIS MOBILE, (07717454869).

 

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New sponsors announced – Homes Estate Agents

Alton CC are delighted to announce that they have secured a 2 year main sponsorship deal with leading estate agent Homes.

The deal sees co-owner and founder of Homes Estate Agents, Rob Price, supporting the club that he represented in his youth.

Homes have Residential Sales offices in Alton, Petersfield, Liphook and Grayshott, providing perfect coverage across one of the most beautiful areas in the country – Central and Eastern Hampshire and into West Sussex.

Linking up with a successful local sports team such as Alton CC will give Homes great exposure across the areas which they cover, and give the cricket club valuable funds – making it a great all-round partnership.

Homes will appear on all of the white shirts for adults and colts, and also be represented by banners and signage around the ground. They join Worldham Golf club who sponsor our first team ‘one day’ shirts.

For more information, please visit https://www.homesathomes.co.uk/

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New 150* club – Win prizes & support Alton CC

As part of our 150th anniversary celebrations, we are launching our new 150* club – your chance of winning cash while supporting us!

£5 every quarter to enter the draws in January,  April, July and October. Draws will be made on the last Friday of every month at the club house. The prize breakdown is as follows

  • 40% of takings will be given as prize money (1st 25%, 2nd 10%, 3rd 5%)
  • 60% of takings will go to the club.

Sign up to the direct debit mandate here or speak to Helen Porter.

This competition is only open to club members.

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Summer camps 2018

SUMMER TERM CRICKET COACHING CAMPS

  • Camp 1: 30th July to 3rd August inclusive
  • Camp 2: 13th August to 17th August inclusive

Programmes for all ages and abilities
Beginners, school and club players, club and district standard players
Ages from 7 years to 14 years – boys and girls all welcome
Gull time professional coaching staff including

  • Jack Myers (Dorking CC – UKCC Diploma in Cricket Coaching – Surrey CB Coach)
  • Hugo Hammond (ALTON CC – UKCC Level2 Coach – 1st XI Player)

Supported by qualified ECB coaches – all DBS approved
Using the superb net facility – bowling machines – crazy catch – pitches and outfields

  • Programmes include:
  • skill practice – games-nets-quizes- ecbca dvds
  • fully stocked café/tuckshop open for food and drink daily
  • prizes and certificates for all

Limited places per age group ………… book early to qualify for discount
See your chance to shine coach for further details or click here for the booking form

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Tour preview, day 2

Cromer is our base for the Norfolk tour and it is a small seaside town on the coast with a famous pier and a lot of seafood restaurants as well as the usual fish and chips and pubs! It is a small town, probably half way between Alton and Farnham in size. There will be a lot of holidaymakers there. You can walk easily from one end of the town to the other and to the cricket club. No risk of dying of thirst in any direction either, Cromer is well served with bars.

Cromer Cricket Club runs two Saturday teams. The 1st XI play in the Premier Division of the Norfolk Alliance and the 2nd XI are in Division 5. The first team have struggled a little this season but are still above the drop zone and the overall level is good. Div 5 of the Alliance isn’t too bad either. They host an annual cricket week which by all accounts is well supported and we have the honour of having the Tuesday game.

This may well be the sternest test of the tour but the setting is very attractive and it is a well run club. Victory here will be something to remember!

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Alton tour of Norfolk

Alton Tour of North Norfolk is up an running and now two months away! This is the moment to book those odd days leave, pick up your phone and send me a message that you are IN so we can get on with planning to take Brewers brand of cricket to new frontiers!

Essential details are:-

  • Sunday 29th July – depart for Cromer. Transit is between 4 and 5 hours. Activity will be planned for Sunday evening when we have final numbers. Accommodation is in Cromer.
  • Monday 30th – Match against Aldborough CC, about 30 minutes drive from Cromer
  • Tuesday 31st – Our turn to be centre stage at Cromer Cricket week, playing their main square. Tour meal in Cromer in the evening, it’s all short distances that day.
  • Wednesday 1st August – Match against Bradfield CC. Idyllic setting for an end of tour game.

There will be hotel rooms on Wednesday night if wanted or people can get look to get back.

Cost:-

Whole tour, available all games, £200 per person includes 4 nights stay, breakfast, tour meal on Tuesday and all match fees.

Part tour, £70 per night b&b and game.

Commitment by JUNE 11TH please, don’t miss this date!

Contact Lewis Jones to confirm your place.

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Alton CC sign world record holder – 2018 season preview

Alton Cricket Club will start 2018 with a sense of optimism buoyed by the arrival of a world record holder.

The Brewers have announced a major coup with overseas signing Marco Marais flying in from South Africa as the proud owner of the fastest ever triple century in first class cricket.

Marco-MaraisMarais (24), a hard hitting middle order batsman, and useful medium pacer, blasted a mammoth 300 not out from just 191 balls for his province Border against Eastern Province. The performance, and weight of runs in the South African summer earned him a call up to franchise side Warriors late in the season.

In 2017 Alton’s batting was hit and miss – so having Marais experience, which includes stints in UK club cricket, and his explosive power should bring consistency and confidence to the rest of the top order.

Scott Myers continues to take the reigns of the first-team, and will hope to continue his run-scoring exploits. Dan Harris also showed potential and will look to improve in his second season.

Alton also boast England Disability Cricket’s Hammond brothers, with Alex a hard-hitting top order batsman and Hugo arriving in the first team with the wicket keepers gloves.

The evergreen Heffernan brothers will also look to score useful runs in what promises to be a powerful batting line up.

Abhay Gonella starts his second season at Alton having been called in to the Hampshire under 17 squad.

The bowling stocks have undergone something of a change, with last years overseas pro Sean Jamison returning to South Africa.

Work commitments also mean the loss of leg-spinner Jack Myers, who has moved to Dorking.

Veteran Julian Ballinger will continue to tempt opposition batsmen with his wily off-spin, while the seaming stocks are made up by Ben Mortimer, Toby and Michael Salmon and – depending on recovery from injury – Dan Scott.

Alton’s 2nd XI were unfortunate to be relegated from Southern Premier Div 3 last term, despite a respectable won 6, lost 9 record.

Lee Partner will take charge of the side that looks to give experience to talented youngsters in Hampshire division 1.

The 3rd XI continue in Hampshire League 4 north, led by Ian Mason, while Martin Green will round up his charges in the 4th XI as they look for promotion in the I’Anson league.

Alton Ladies are looking forward to the new season in Hampshire League Division 1 after a dominant season gave them promotion last time around. Their side includes members of various Hampshire squads, whose under 15 girls won the national championship in 2017.

Behind the scenes there have been changes too, with Richard Myers successful tenure as Chairman coming to an end, with Graeme Hughes taking up the reins.

New sponsors have been signed to support the club, including Bubbles Bathrooms in Basingstoke (https://www.bubblesbathrooms.net/) and the Golden Pheasant in Farringdon (http://www.farringdon.biz/pubs/Pheasant.htm).

A-plan insurance continue to be a main sponsor alongside shirt sponsor Worldham Golf Club.

Alton CC are forever grateful for those local businesses that provide backing and also to Alton Town Council for their continued support – and encourage players and supporters to reciprocate.

Pre-season fixtures have been slightly delayed by the weather but will start on 21st April as Alton travel to Sussex to meet Ifield CC. The league season then commences on 5th May.

Alton also host the young Hampshire Academy prospects in the T20 competition on 10th June. However, prior to that, there is the small matter of the postponed 2017 final against Havant, which will take place on 20th May

* Alton are always keen to attract new members and sponsors. Senior training is Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm at Jubilee Fields – all are welcome. If you have an interest in sponsorship opportunities, please contact us via https://www.altoncc.co.uk/about/contact-us/

* Youngsters interesting in coming to try out cricket are welcome to come to a Friday night session, 6pm at Jubilee Fields, starting on 27th April. Alton will also be running the ECB All-Stars cricket again in 2018. Marco Marais, the overseas player, will be leading the sessions, starting on 16th May for 8 weeks.

Alton CC also are the only local club to continue to run a hugely popular and successful schools programme, delivering coaching sessions in the area to youngsters from 9 local Primary Schools during the Summer term time.

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Sponsors – A message from Scott Myers

Not long until the season starts now!

As you are all aware, we at Alton CC are always on the lookout for new potential sponsors, and this year is no different! As a club, sponsorship money is vitally important for us to survive.

From my years of doing this, I have found that the best results we have had, have come from our members, or someone directly linked to a member.

I am asking you for your help on this. Please can you all have a think about whether you know somebody who may be interested in exposure via sponsorship with us. OR perhaps your own company you work for might be interested. For example, I work for TaylorMade Golf and a couple of years ago, on the off chance I asked our marketing director if they could do anything and ended up getting £500 to hang up 2 banners at the ground.

Myself and my team have produced the attached document which is very simple and outlines what the club is about, what we can offer in terms of sponsorship, and what is in it for the potential sponsor.

Please, please, please, ask as many people as you can think of. THE WORST THEY CAN SAY IS NO!!!

Kind regards
Scott Myers
Alton CC 1st Team Captain

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AGM notes and executive committee changes

Alton Cricket Club recently held their AGM, this has resulted in a number of changes on the Club Executive Committee:-
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.

 

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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