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.
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 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
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!
Alton Cricket Club are delighted to announce that we will be one of the inaugural All Stars Cricket Centres accredited by the ECB.
All Stars Cricket is a brand new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. The programme is being delivered across England and Wales at over 1,500 fully accredited All Stars Cricket centres. It is a fun and active way to develop children’s skills, and through our eight-week programme they will learn lots – as well as make new friends – in a safe and inclusive environment.
All Stars Cricket gives girls and boys from the ages of five to eight an opportunity to become a star. The curriculum of fun cricket activities and games provides children with the basic movement skills to begin a lifelong love of our sport and general physical activity.
For an hour a week over an eight-week period, our fully trained and vetted activators will deliver game-based activities that teach basic cricket skills including catching, throwing and hitting moving balls and social skills such as teamwork and communication. The activities will be held at our accredited cricket club, and we are delighted that they will be run by 3 of our fully qualified coaches.
All participants will receive an All Stars Cricket branded pack including a cricket bat, ball, shirt, cap, backpack and water bottle.
If you would like further information please either click here or alternatively speak to our Chairman, Richard Myers (07717454869) who will be able to answer your questions.
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We are pleased to announce that Worldham Park Golf Club have agreed to become a sponsor of Alton Cricket Club for an initial period of 2017 and 2018.
As part of the sponsorship they will become our main coloured kit sponsor, and we will be working with them on a number of initiatives to benefit both Clubs and their members.
The first couple of initiatives between the 2 clubs are underway with Worldham Park Golf Club hosting our Colts Fundraising event on Saturday 13th May, and with Alton Cricket Club becoming members of Worldham Park Golf Club.
The details of the Alton CC membership of Worldham Park Golf Club are as follows:
Alton Cricket Club are now signed up as members of Worldham under the category of Sports Club User
This means that members can enjoy reduced green fees through the week and weekend. Plus book the refurbished restaurant / bar for parties etc with no booking fee.
In order to register members of Alton Cricket Club must take ID along to Worldham and sign up with them as individuals. This means when you book into play the discount will automatically register on their system.
Reduced Green Fees – Weekday £15 for 18 holes and £11 for 9 holes
Saturday and Sunday – £18 for 18 holes and £13 for 9 holes.
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.
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!
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
Toby Salmon – a-Plan private clients
Scott Myers – Citizen Watches
Richard Anthony – Woodstock Cricket
Mark Heffernan – AJ Tapp plastering
Julian Ballinger – Esprit de Corps Crossfit
Jack Myers – a-Plan insurance
Dan Scott – Amery Veterinary group
Dan Hutton – a-plan insurance
Michael Heffernan – Kingfisher fish and chips
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.