Stratford-upon-Avon Cricket Club

Stratford-upon-Avon Cricket Club

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President’s VIP Day

We are once again inviting you to join our President, Ali Troughton, and other Club members to the President’s VIP Day on Sunday 2nd September. Over the last couple of years, this has been a very memorable day and the sight of so many past players, spanning several decades, meeting up again after many years, is always wonderful to see.

As last year, there will be a buffet lunch followed by 40 over cricket match, Current Players v President’s Invitation XI, the teams being made up of past and present players. The cost for lunch and tea will be £10 per head. Partners welcome.

As part of our fundraising on the day, we shall be running our usual raffle and would be grateful for any prizes that you can donate or items we can auction. Please let us know what they are beforehand if possible.

To book your place, please contact us.

Past Players & Friends Association

We are still looking at forming a Past Players & Friends Association for those who have previously played for Stratford CC or the Bards CC, or been associated with the Club in some way. We want to recognise all people connected with this great club as part of our network. In order to preserve the history of the Club, we need to draw on different generations to ensure the legacy is kept strong.

Whilst everyone acknowledges the huge commitment that is given during the playing years, it is imperative the next generation that comes along has the facility to be able to look back at the Club’s history. Memories, through stories and photos from previous players, helps keep the bond strong. So if any of you have old photos you could bring along on the day, that would be great. We have already researched Club Captains’ going back to 1945 and this will be added to our Web site. We are very grateful for your support and hope you will encourage your family and friends to do likewise either by:

1. Becoming a “Vice President”. For a minimum £85 donation, this provides full Club membership benefits, including an entry fob for the clubhouse and a parking pass for the car park (as well as a Fixture Book and Club Newsletter).

2. Signing up to take part in 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 3 cash prizes and a Super Draw in September – last year won by Ed Cunynghame with £223.75. So, it’s well worth it!

Spring Newsletter and Fixture Book Released

The cricket season is almost upon us! Our 1st and 2nd XIs start next Saturday (28th – a one week delay from initial start due to prolonged rain) with the Bards starting in May.

With the new season comes our Spring Newsletter – it contains all the news about our new overseas player, captaincy changes, important changes to the Birmingham League structure, sponsorship updates, and much more besides.

Download Spring Newsletter

Our fixture book is also available for download – rather than include it in the membership pack (VPs and social members will be sent a physical copy).

Download Fixture Book

A few reminders:  firstly, our fixtures are available to download, so please make sure you know when and where our teams are playing. Secondly, if you want to continue playing, please renew your membership! Lastly, please make life easy for our captains by setting your availability on our Doodle poll (and update it if circumstances change).

We look forward to see you soon at Swans Nest Lane and Alscot Park this new season.

Senior Fixtures & Club Calendar Released

Fixtures for our three senior teams are now available.

As in previous seasons, they can be easy added to your own calendar – just follow the instructions here.

You can also see all club fixtures and social events on our NEW online calendar here.

2018 Early Bird Membership

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!

Categories

  • Senior Player – £140 + Free Shirt!
  • Student Member – £70 + Free Shirt!
  • Junior Member – £70 + Free Shirt!

Steps to secure your membership –

Email Fiona Blake: mailtheblakes@btinternet.com with the following information at the point of payment:

  1. Payment method, either BACS or cheque
  2. Full Name
  3. Membership Category (e.g Senior Player)
  4. Date of Birth (only required for under 20’s)
  5. Email Adress
  6. Full Postal Address
  7. Telephone numbers (Home + Mobile)
  8. Car registration (if applicable)

 

BACS Information –

  • Lloyds Bank
  • Account name: Stratford Sports Club – Cricket Section
  • Account number: 00936724
  • Sort code: 30-98-26
  • Payment Reference: Your full name (This is important!)

Cheque Information –

  • Made payable to: Stratford Cricket Club
  • Sent to: Fiona Blake, details on request
  • Enclosed with: updated contact details shown above

 

 

2018 | Captains Announcement

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.

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