Stratford-upon-Avon Cricket Club

Stratford-upon-Avon Cricket Club

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Dates for the diary

President’s VIP Day
Sunday, September 8, 2019 (please note the change of date)

Join our President, Ali Troughton, at a buffet lunch which will be followed by a Past XI v Present XI 40-over match. This has proved an enjoyable day in the last few years and a great chance for old and new friends to catch up.
Partners are very welcome and the cost per head will be £15 to include lunch and afternoon tea and cake.

Bonfire Night at The Bell
Friday, November 1

Once again The Bell at Alderminster will be hosting a fabulous fireworks night which is free to enter with donations collected for youth cricket. Food and drink will be available to buy and, if last year’s event is anything to go by, the evening will be a dazzling success. Please tell your family and friends.

Cricket Club Dinner
Friday, November 8
Details to follow

2019 Fixture Book Released

Our fixture book include fixtures for all our senior and junior sides. A paper copy will be included in all membership packs.

Soft ball cricket league is just the business

Have a blast this summer with a brand new soft ball mIxed cricket league aimed at local businesses.

The league, which is being organised by Stratford Cricket Club, will be played on Tuesday evenings over a six-week period beginning on May 14.

Complete beginners and more experienced players are welcome for what is intended to be a fun way to network while having a bit of a run around at the same time.

Matches will be played at Swans Nest Lane in Stratford and at Alscot Park cricket grounds. All equipment (bats, balls, stumps etc) will be provided and each team will be given a dedicated coach. Changing facilities and a bar will be available at both venues.

Each team will have a maximum of eight players and businesses can join forces if they don’t have sufficient numbers on their own. Soft ball cricket was devised to help new players develop a sense of the game while having fun. Every player will have the chance to bat (in pairs), bowl (overarm or underarm) and field. There is no dress code; just comfortable clothes and shoes recommended.

For more details contact Rob Grundy at baravon@btinternet.com or Nick Abell at nick@theabells.co.uk.

The cost of league entry will be £300 per team to cover all six weeks.

2019 season approaches

Nets

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.

Fixtures

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.

Brian Webb

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.

Past Players & Friends Association

The club would very much like to form a Past Players & Friends Association. We want to retain our links with former players and social members who are so important in providing memories and stories of a club that is now in its 125 year.

We have already researched club captains going back to 1945 and would welcome any additional photographs or written anecdotes that can be added to our archive.

As ever, all clubs need financial support, so if you are able to help us in one of the following ways, we would be extremely grateful.

1. Become a “Vice President”. There are now two categories or VP.

(i) £85 (min donation). This money goes entirely to the cricket club

(ii) £110 (min donation). This entitles VPs to be members of the whole sports club with the benefit of using all the club’s facilities and includes a car park pass and an entry fob.

2. Join the 100 Club. For £5, paid via a monthly standing order, you are allocated a number (you can buy multiple numbers if you wish). Each month there is a draw for three cash prizes and a Super Draw in September. Prize money is proportionate to the number of participants.

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