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STEYNING CRICKET CLUB
CRICKET NEWS LETTER–MARCH 2016
Welcome to Season 2016
Last year started with the daunting task of the Club regaining ECB ClubMark
accreditation, something we must do every three years. Without this we cannot
participate in colts, girls, ladies or men's cricket leagues. After a lot of hard work, a
site visit from a Sussex Cricket Club official, submission of our evidence file and
development plan we were awarded the ClubMark for another three years. Many thanks to all involved especially Brad Croshaw, Richard Poyser and Michelle Poyser.
The club has managed to secure funding for a new roof, this work will be undertaken pre season.
We have has gone from strength to strength over recent years with us entering more competitions and leagues than ever before.
We are looking forward to another great season.
Lets hope for a balmy summer of cricket!
Representative Cricket 2016
U11 – Billy Maple
East Sussex Titans:
U15 – Chris Etherington
U15 – Chris Barnett Congratulation to Elliott Brown on his selection for the ECB Regional Disability Talent Programme one of four national centres.
2015 – Trophies/Awards
U14 - Big Smash, South Area Young Cricket League, South Area Young Cricketers Cup, Sussex Junior Cricket Festival U10 – Identilam League Sussex Junior Cricket Festival Dates for 2016 w/c 25th July 2016 under 12’s w/c 1st August 2016 under 14’s w/c 8th August 2016 under 13’s w/c 15th August 2016 under 16’s w/c 22nd August 2016 under 11’s This is a county wide tournament with matches played throughout the week from 2:00 pm and can go on until 7:00 pm. The best two teams play a final at the weekend. It is a thoroughly enjoyable week and the colts can really learn from playing in a longer form of the game against some of the best players in Sussex.
Page 2 Club Cricket Officials Welfare Officer - Lucy Maple – email@example.com Fixtures Secretary - Michelle Poyser – firstname.lastname@example.org Colts Cricket Manager - Richard Poyser – 07795 086968 Cricket Manager - Dennis Goldsmith – 07793 014683 Development Manager - Brad Croshaw – 07801 230934 Welcome to Lucy and many thanks to Sandra Martin for all her work as Welfare Officer over the years.
Fundraising Ideas and Volunteers to help run fundraising events throughout the year would be very welcome. Please contact Richard Poyser email@example.com.
Page 3 Sponsorship There are various ways in which you could sponsor Steyning CC ranging from sponsoring a tea right through to the whole club including kit. Please consider sponsorship if you are in a position to do so. If anyone (or business) would like to sponsor either Adults or Colts please either contact your age group manager or Richard Poyser. firstname.lastname@example.org
Steyning Cricket Club Thanks:
Dean Wilson LLP Groves Window Cleaning Steyning Butchers Shoot it your way Club Kit Details of Steyning Cricket Shirts and Caps and other club clothing is available on
the club's website:
www.wintechsports.com/wintech2/cproducts.php?club=STCC Colts and Ladies Registration Night – 18th March 2016 6.30pm I would like to give a special thanks to Mick at Steyning Butchers who Sponsors Colts registration night. Sausages and rolls available to buy on the night.
Club kit will be available for purchase on the night at a discount from website prices. Junior club shirts available at £5.00.
PADS, GLOVES, BATS, KIT BAGS, CRICKET CLOTHING, CRICKET SHOESPlease pass to your team manager before registration evening.
Family Membership Family membership of Steyning Cricket Club is required in order for Colts, Ladies and Men to participate in summer training, matches and for their families to enjoy the use of the club facilities. The cost of family membership (per household) is £40.00 per year plus an additional £10.00 joining fee for new members.
Families will need to join or renew Club Membership on registration evening in order to sign up for summer training.
Summer Training and Match Fees
£35 for Boys and Girls & Ladies attending Summer Training.
Adult Cricketers £40.
Cheques should be made payable to: Steyning Cricket Club The full fee is payable for each player participating.
Match fees: This applies to both home and away matches. Match fees will be collected at the games. No Pay No Play!
Colt match fees will be £3 (includes simple Tea, Ground costs and Match Ball).
Adult match fees £12, Colts playing in Adult matches £6 (includes Full Tea, Officials, Ground costs and Match Ball) Ladies match fees £3 (includes only Ground costs and Match Ball).
Friday Night Training From - 15th April 2016 This season Friday Night Training starts on 15th April 2016 for U12s and Girls.
Please contact your age group manager for details of when training starts for all other age groups and adults.
The colts and adults would like to thank Christina for ensuring the fixtures have run smoothly. This is an extremely difficult role with 13 teams as well as Stoolball.
A huge thank you from all at Steyning CC.
Michelle Poyser will be taking on this role for 2016.
Help is required :
- To run the BBQ on Friday nights.
- Scorers and Umpires (tuition available at no cost).
- To help with refreshments/catering during matches.
- To help out with training sessions.
- To write match reports for the local press.
If you are able to support the club, please contact your age group manager.
U16s and Adults Winter training for the U16s and Adults have been organised at Portslade Sports Centre from 16th February for ten weeks from 20:15 - 21:45. Full details are on the club's website: www.steyningcricketclub.co.uk Sunday Cricket Sunday Cricket is great for senior players who just want to play social cricket and for juniors as an introduction to senior cricket in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment. Two local clubs, Beeding and Ashurst offer this and are always
looking for players:
• For Beeding contact Steve Collins email@example.com.
For Ashurst please contact me (Richard Poyser) firstname.lastname@example.org.
The girls had an interesting year, with Di retiring early season they lost their cricket mentor. The match at Findon, with Di on the bench, was an emotional evening for all. The team dug deep, with nerves running high, as we were one player down and without a manager playing against a very strong opponent. The team worked well together and by the end of the match were only a few runs off beating Findon.
As the season progressed the girls worked and trained hard. The parents took up the gauntlet and become increasing involved in scoring, umpiring and teas. By the end of the season the Girls team had persevered and ended up having a very enjoyable season. The young talent will continue the legacy for Di in 2016 and hopefully will become a force to be reckoned with.
Michelle Page 8 Colts Match Selection If a player reaches a suitable standard he/she may be asked to represent the club in a match. The coaches and managers will try to give everyone an opportunity to play competitive cricket during the session, however, this has to be balanced against the player’s suitability and the needs of the team.
Home Games: where possible will take place at the Memorial Playing Field. Due to pitch availability, some age groups home games are held at Steyning Grammar School or other local venue.
Under 8’s and below (School year 1 to year 3 )
Once again we have had an enjoyable time with the mini colts and it is great to see an increase in girls participating in the sessions. The mini colts focus on hand eye co-ordination, working with each other as part of a team whilst have a lot of fun. A huge thanks to Nathan Tyler (U15) and Bart Poyser (U16) who regularly give up their Friday evenings to support this group. Many thanks also to Cecily, Mia, Emma and Kelly (I could not have done it without you), as well as all who supported the registers and training session as and when required. If you are able to help with the drills, registers or other activities please let me know.
The 2015 U9s enjoyed their first season in competitive softball cricket in the Identilam League. Although we did not win any of the league games, it was rewarding to see everyone who played improved throughout the season.
Identilam League: Training night:
Matches played on Saturday mornings at Fridays from 6:30 until 7:45 pm 9:30 am (home games will start at 9:00 am) at the Club.
A highly successful season with the U10's winning the league. A great effort in being undefeated in all but the final game of the season, in the final over. Everyone contributed with bat and ball, fielding was strong with good ground work and catching. It’s encouraging that all individuals demonstrated great progress with all players improving aspects of their games. All the team have shown enthusiasm and determination in all the games played also in training, above all they clearly enjoying their cricket. A big thank you to Lucy Maple( scoring), Mike Stevens and George Isaacs (coaching) also thanks to all the parents for providing the great teas and for your support !
League awards evening which was presented by Will Beer ( Sussex CCC)
Page 12 Under 12’s (school year 7)
Identilam League: Training night:
Matches played Sunday morning 9:30 am start Fridays from 6:30 until 7:45 pm at the Memorial Playing Fields.
Contact Details: Coaches:
Peter Lane (Manager) Peter Lane Mob: 07786 026129 Email: email@example.com We had a very enjoyable league season with the team pulling together and developing their cricketing skills. Training nights were an important part of this development and a great deal of improvement was made throughout the season.
The festival was a huge disappointment as all the matches we canceled due to rain.
Lets hope for better weather this season!
Under 13’s (school year 8) 2015 proved to be a year of continual improvement. We finished mid table in the league and only got beaten by the bigger clubs of Horsham and Lindfield, and the progression week on week was clear to be seen. We performed with great credit in the Festival with 2 win’s, 2 winning draws and 1 loss and the loss was down to my poor management rather than the kids performance. This year will be our first year in the Southern Area Youth Cricket League which will mean more matches and more competitions and if the progression in the depth of the team continues I believe we will have a very good year.
South Area Young Cricketers League Training night:
Matches played Monday from 6:00 pm at Sunday mornings the Grammar School.
ECB U15 National Cup Competition :
Contact Details: Coaches:
Marco Spano (Manager) Andy Simmons Tel 01903 816915 Mob 07879 420104 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2015 was an exceptional year for the team, undefeated and winning 4 competitions, the season opening Big Smash, The SAYCL winners, The SAYCL Cup winners, culminating in winning the Sussex Festival Bowl for the 2nd year in a row.
They achieve this through the strength and depth of the team in all disciplines.
2015 was so exceptional that it will make 2016 a difficult season and will depend on how the team can be motivated to maintain their hunger for success. There are challenges ahead and I am sure the boys will be up to it.
We are taking in new players so would welcome anyone interested, experience not necessary, just a keen interest in sports, team spirit and having fun.
Training starts at the nets on Wednesday evenings and we will try to arrange a couple of pre season friendlies. This is a great opportunity for novices to get to grips with the game.
Please contact Karen if you are interesting in joining us.
1st team – Captain - David Kennett, email@example.com Vice- Hywel Jones 2 team - Captain – Andy Simmons, firstname.lastname@example.org nd Vice – Sam Hunt 3rd team - Captain – Mike Stevens, email@example.com Vice – Sam Barnett First XI After a below par season last year, this year we will be looking for improvement with our first aim to finish in the top 5 and hopefully pushing for promotion. This season I will be looking for some of our youngsters to knock on the door of the first team pushing for a regular place and with some of the more experienced players in the team helping them achieve that. Hopefully all senior sides will have a good year, with lots of young and old talent, we will get to show the opposition what we're made of.
David Kennett Second XI 2015 was an excellent season for the seconds. The step up in standard was significant, but our young team did itself proud. To go into the final game of the season with an outside chance of promotional was an extraordinary effort.
There were numerous outstanding performances, and we saw the emergence of several of our talented youngsters. If we can maintain the levels of commitment shown last year, then I see no reason why we can't be challenging at the top end of the table again. With the planned restructuring of the leagues in 2017 in mind, a top half finish is a very achievable goal for us.