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Club Day April 29th

by Ian Burrows 1 Comment

Our annual Club Day is scheduled for Saturday April 29th at 1pm at
Lordshill. This will be a chance for everyone to have some pre-season
practice and for form to be looked at before picking teams for the first
league games the following week. Players will be mixed into 2 teams once we
know who will be there. Please email Ian Burrows (ianburrows99@gmail.com)
to confirm your attendance.

Second team fixtures

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

There are 4 weeks this season when the second team do not have a league
fixture. I have organised friendlies on May 27th and August 12th leaving
June 3rd and July 29th as free weeks.

Indoor Team Win League

by Ian Burrows 1 Comment
Indoor Team Win League

Last night the indoor team played unbeaten Cooper Vision needing a victory
to overtake them and win the second division. We batted first and everyone
contributed to an impressive 155 for 2 giving maximum batting points. Bob
and Prath both retired having reached 25 and Shiv was not out on 22 at the
end. We bowled and fielded excellently to get Cooper Vision out for 81
giving us victory by 74 runs. Mark took 2 for 10 in his 2 over spell,
outstanding figures indoors. So Travellers are champions again and with 2
successive promotions we will be in Division 1 next season. Well done all!


Second Team Captaincy

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

There is a change of captain for the second team in the forthcoming season.
Malcolm Phillips has decided that his ongoing injury problems mean that
retiring from playing cricket is the sensible choice. He has played for us
for many seasons and for the past few years skippered the seconds. we will
miss his runs, wickets and leadership.
I am pleased to let you all know that Kev Sims has agreed to become the new
second team skipper. He was the unanimous recommendation of committee
members and is looking forward to the challenge.

New Kit and sponsor

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

One decision of the working party formed to secure the future of the club
was that we needed to offer players new team branded kit. This will ensure
we look like a team when we go on the field and hopefully will enhance
performance! The kit is now being ordered in time for the season and I am
pleased to announce that the name on the shirts will in fact be a charity
which is dear to all players who have been at the club for a while: The
Hannah Memorial Academy. This is a charity set up in memory of Hannah
Foster, whose father Trevor played for the club for many years. Hannah was
tragically murdered in 2003 and the charity has a fascinating story which
you can read on the web-site: www.hannahmemorialacademy.org. It runs a
school for poor children in the Darjeeling area of India.

Trevor and his wife Hilary are fully supportive of this move. The
arrangement involves generous donations to the club and charity from a
couple of players. I hope we will as a club raise more money during this
and future seasons.

Indoor Defeat

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The indoor team suffered their first league defeat in 2 seasons yesterday.
We managed 135 for 2 against Locks Heath with Bob, Chris and Prath all
reaching the retirement score of 25. In the field everyone bowled a little
below par and Locks Heath batted well to pass our score for the loss of 4
wickets. One win in our final 2 games would still clinch promotion.

Hampshire League AGM results

by Michael Dodd 0 Comments

Earlier this month the Hampshire Cricket League held its AGM, during which a number of rule and constitution changes were proposed. To summarise the carried changes:

  • Proposals to change, add or delete from the Constitution or Rules of Play now require a simple majority (at least 51%).
  • Fielding circles to be introduced in County 2 and County 3 North & South for the 2017 season
  • Any club withdrawing from the league automatically takes one of the relegation places for their division
  • Safety rulings regarding short-pitched “bouncer” balls

All other proposals did not carry. Full details can be found in this document: Hampshire Cricket League – Proposed Constitution & Rule Changes 2017 (.doc)

Latest Indoor Game

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The indoor team had another good win against Peartree Bees last night to maintain their 100% record and make it 6 wins from 6. A good team batting performance saw us reach 165-3 in the 12 overs with all batsmen making it past double figures. Chris (26*), Bob(27*) and Kev S (18) were the top three scorers. We were then solid with the ball and in the field, restricting Peartree to 105-5 to win by 60 runs. Shiv and Bob took 2 wickets each and Chris one. The result leaves us well placed in the league table with three games to go.

Nets Continue

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

Nets continue this Thursday at 8pm at the Ageas Bowl. Attendance has been good so far.
We are considering carrying at least one of the nets on for 2 hours to help with the high turnout so please let me know if you are coming and if you would be happy to stay on till 10.00.
The deadline for booking a slot is 12.00 on Tuesdays.

Nets this week

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

We had a very good turn out at nets last week. To ensure we can organise nets to make them purposeful please book in with me by Tuesday 12.00.