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2017 Membership & Fixtures

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).

To see the full price list, membership benefits, and instructions for joining/renewing, please see our membership page.

In other news, the 2017 fixture lists are now available as a downloadable calendar. If you’re using a smartphone or tablet, just click any of the below links to add the fixtures to your calendar.

Seniors: 1st XI // 2nd XI // Bards // Sunday & Midweek

Juniors: Under 11s // Under 13s // Under 15s

Please note that the Sunday & Midweek fixtures are subject to change and you should confirm the start time with the captain beforehand.

Junior fixtures correct at time of writing and can be subject to change. Coaches can confirm dates, times and venues closer to the time.

Fixtures Announced

The fixtures for 2016 are now out. Click the below links to download fixtures for each of our senior sides. If you’re browsing on a phone or tablet, you can add the events straight to your calendar.

1st XI // 2nd XI // 3rds (Bards) //  Sunday/Midweek XI // Under 11s // Under 13s // Under 15s

Fixtures for Under 9s and Under 10s are yet to be fully announced.

Stratford U15s crowned Champions

A big congratulations to our Under 15s who have won the Warwickshire Youth Cricket League U15 Championship!

As announced in the Stratford Herald, the U15s completed the season unbeaten, with their 8th win from 8 games coming against Four Oaks last Sunday.

# Club Played Won Points
1 Stratford-upon-Avon 8 8 96
2 Nuneaton 8 4 72
3 Harborne 8 2 68
4 Four Oaks Saints 8 3 65
5 Standard Coventry 7 1 46
6 Handsworth 6 1 32
7 Aston Manor 8 2 30
8 Warwick 7 2 26
9 Dorridge 8 1 22

The full table can be seen on the Warwickshire Youth Cricket Play Cricket page.

Results

  • 26th May – beat Handsworth by 89 runs
  • 10th May – Beat Nuneaton by 5 wickets
  • 17th May – Beat Standard Coventry by 89 runs
  • 24th May – beat Warwick by 3 wickets
  • 14th June – beat Aston Manor by 5 wickets
  • 5th July – beat Harborne by 8 wickets
  • 2nd August – beat Dorridge by 9 wickets
  • 9th August – beat Four Oaks Saints by 41 runs

Stratford hammer historic Handsworth

Last Sunday saw another victory for the Stratford Under 15s, away against Handsworth Cricket Club. At the end of a slow game on a cool but sunny morning, in the idyllic setting of Handsworth Park, its Pavilion filled with reminiscences of the riches of West Indian cricket, to a soundtrack of pleasing leisureliness, Stratford won.

Once again, a sustained innings from Matthew Rickett formed the hub of the Stratford innings. He had a number of useful partners along the way – Charlie Palenciano Middleton scoring a quick 22, falling to Handsworth leggie Johnson (who finished 31 for 3), and Harry Sunderland, who put on a nippy 28, before being bowled. Rickett was eventually run out for 41. With a handsome helping of extras, Stratford finished 182 for 6, offering Handsworth 183 to win.

It was clear from the start that Handsworth were never going to surpass Stratford’s total. Thanks to fine, mean, accurate bowling from Stratford attack pair Middleton and Whitby, Handsworth were stalled on 28-0 after 10 overs, chasing 182 in 25.  Gradually Handsworth sought to open their shoulders, but their recovery was not to be, as two wickets fell to Alex Beesley, one to Billy Dingley, and another to Harry Sunderland. It was yet another fine team performance by Stratford U15s, which they won by 89 runs. Handsworth opener Dylan Johnson carried his bat (32 no) after a very determined and focused display.

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Stratford U15s master Aston Manor

Stratford’s Under 15s continued their unbeaten run with an emphatic win at Aston Manor on Sunday, the home side fielding just 9 men. Batting first, the Stratford innings was built around a fine partnership from Matthew Rickett and Henry Hopkins. Both took advantage of a fast outfield to notch up 18 boundaries between them, interspersed with well-taken runs. Hopkins was finally run out on 58, while Rickett retired on 75. Thereafter a number of cameos from the supporting cast, plus a generous helping of extras, took Stratford’s final score to 218 for 5.

Although the flame of a fightback flickered briefly at the start of Aston Manor’s reply, with Tom Clarke hitting 5 boundaries in the second over, Stratford’s bowlers quickly doused their hopes. When Joe Element winkled Clarke out for 39 in the 10th over, the die was cast, and the wickets fell to a steady beat from then on, Ollie Whitby taking 2 courtesy of fine catches from Billy Dingley and Seb May, Marcus Farthing taking 3, including 2 stumpings by Rickett, while Jake Greaves and Billy Dingley brought proceedings to a close, the latter with a catch off his own bowling. Aston Manor were all out for 91 runs, and Stratford won by 127 runs with four overs to spare.

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