The Cricket World Cup is coming to Stratford-upon-Avon on Thursday 18th April as part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan.
To celebrate, Warwickshire Cricket Board will be holding an under 11 cricket festival featuring youngsters from a number of local cricket clubs at Stratford-upon-Avon Cricket Club’s Swans Nest Lane ground from 2pm until 4pm.
Refreshments will be available and there will be an opportunity to get your photo taken with the trophy that 10 nations will be competing for in England and Wales this summer.
Stratford-upon-Avon Cricket Club has a thriving junior section and will be running four teams (under 9, under 11, under 13 and under 15) this season, as well as coaching for children aged 5-8 through the All Stars Cricket initiative and a newly launched girls’ section.
Winter nets are being held every Sunday. There are 10 sessions, each 2pm until 4pm at Stratford High School. £3 per person. Everyone welcome, including juniors and new players.
Senior fixtures for the new season have been released. They can be viewed on the club calendar and can be downloaded too.
Fixtures for juniors will be released once available.
Following the passing of club stalwart Brian Webb over the winter, his family would like to thank everyone for the support and sympathy they received. They have also announced that over £1,000 was raised in his memory for the British Heart Foundation.
The new season is soon upon us, with this is mind we have decided to reward those who secure their membership before the season starts. Therefore, we are introducing the 2018 – Early Bird Offer, for anyone securing their membership before 1st March receiving a FREE playing shirt, worth £28!
Your membership will now include; Free Playing Shirt (early bird offer); fixture book; newsletter; 2018 parking pass and a key fob for new members!
Senior Player – £140 + Free Shirt!
Student Member – £70 + Free Shirt!
Junior Member – £70 + Free Shirt!
Steps to secure your membership –
Email Fiona Blake: email@example.com with the following information at the point of payment:
Payment method, either BACS or cheque
Membership Category (e.g Senior Player)
Date of Birth (only required for under 20’s)
Full Postal Address
Telephone numbers (Home + Mobile)
Car registration (if applicable)
BACS Information –
Account name: Stratford Sports Club – Cricket Section
Account number: 00936724
Sort code: 30-98-26
Payment Reference: Your full name (This is important!)
We are delighted to announce our captains for the upcoming 2018 season!
1st XI – Chris Whelan
2nd XI – Josh Hickman
Bards XI – Matt Dutton
Chris Whelan returns to his post as captain, four years after leading Stratford to a third place finish – missing out on promotion by 6 points. The ex-first-class cricketer, who represented Worcestershire, Middlesex and Glamorgan, will hope to improve on last year’s disappointing mid-table finish.
Josh Hickman remains as 2nd XI captain for a third consecutive year. Josh has never finished worse than 4th in the league – agonisingly missing out on promotion last year by a single point!
This will be Matt’s first year as captain, as head junior coach his aim will be to introduce more future Stratford 1st team players into adult cricket, starting with the Bards team. Best of luck to Matt for the year in Cotswold Hills League, Division 3.
Stay tuned for more Panthers news with our upcoming AGM on Thursday 7th December at 7:00pm.
The new season is fast approaching and so the time has come to outline arrangements for membership renewal. The club offers a range of playing and social memberships, and there is a £40 discount for new senior playing members (£100 vs £140).