Only a week left

There is only one week left to get your Fantasy League teams in. All you have to do is pick a side of eleven players within the 450 point limit, then either hand the team into the club or e-mail it to paulrford@btinternet.com and for the full rules go to http://www.charlburycricketclub.com/fantasy-league/ . Good luck

Charlbury Fantasy Cricket League 2019 has started

This season we are seeing the return of the Fantasy Cricket League. This is your chance to see if you can pick a better side than our selection committee. All you need to do is pick eleven players within the 450 point limit and then see how you can get on against the rest of the club. Full rules and entry form can be found under the Club Info tab – fantasy League 2019. Good luck all.

C.C.C. CricketForce Workday – Thanks to all……

On behalf of the CCC Trustees, our thanks go to all who took part in the above work day on Saturday and Sunday, when a good number of the important tasks were undertaken and completed.

Our special thanks to Mike Shayer who organised what had to be done, and to Tom Eaton who encouraged those to help and for overseeing the operation throughout the two days.

As they say…”Many hands make light work”…..so thank you to all the volounteers who took part.

Colin Olliffe – Chairman of the CCC Trustees

 

Youth cricket starts 26th April 2019 (6.30pm – 8.00pm)

We are delighted to confirm that the youth outdoor training sessions will start on 26th April 2019. They will run through till 26th July 2019. Due to the popularity of the sessions, age groups will be capped to a maximum of 20 children per age group. Please ensure you register early online through our membership page (goes live 1st April 2019)

  • Under 9s (not all stars)
  • Under 11s
  • Under 13 (2 Groups)
  • Under 15.17

The membership fee covers training and match fees. Youth fixtures can be found on the fixtures page.

ECB All stars start on Friday 12th May. Please see the youth pages to register for ECB All-stars.

We look forward to seeing you at Charlbury CC in 2019!!

1st XI Captain

As some of you are aware after a fantastic spell as 1st XI skipper; Josh Hornsby has decided it is time to step down. Josh has overseen a great time for CCC 1st XI with the undoubted highlight being 2017 when we won OCA Division One. Over the year’s, Josh has put so much effort into the club, especially our 1st XI and the superb results were plain for all to see. Not only has our leading side been competitive and victorious under Josh, it has also been a great place to play for all those involved. On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Josh for all his efforts and wish him all the very best as a player for CCC this coming season. I’m sure they’ll be a second coming at some point.

As always though we have to look ahead and it is with great pleasure that I can announce that CCC’s new 1st XI captain is Tom Nash. Like Josh, Tom has been at CCC from youth level, Sunday Cricket, 3rd team, 2nd team (including captain) and has been a key member of our 1st XI at the top of the innings for three years now. No doubt, Tom has big boots to fill, but I’m sure you’ll all agree with me when I say that we all have every confidence in Tom to steer the ship, put his own unique mark on the side and continue to see great success on and off the pitch.

Tom – from all at CCC, we are 100% behind you and delighted with your decision to step up, all the very best.

Tom

ECB All Stars Cricket 2019

Register from March 2019

What is All Stars Cricket?

All Stars Cricket is the England and Wales Cricket Board’s entry level participation programme, aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.

Programme features:

  • For all boys and girls aged five to eight
  • Delivered nationwide at over 2,000 centres
  • Eight one-hour sessions, held over eight weeks
  • Emphasis on fun and being active
  • Focus on developing your child’s movement skills
  • Safe and fully accredited
  • Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too
  • Easy online registration
  • Includes a bonus pack of cricket kit

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Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to your door.

By registering for All Stars Cricket, your child will be guaranteed eight weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development. The programme is suitable for all children new to cricket and sport as the sessions are designed to teach the basic skills of the game. Every child will earn stars as the weeks progress that match the skills learned during the programme:

  • Batting – hitting a moving ball
  • Throwing – underarm and overarm
  • Catching – small and large balls
  • Bowling – overarm
  • Running – lots of movement
  • Teamwork – fun games with friends
  • Communication – the basics of cricket
  • Spirit of Cricket – how to respect others

All Stars Cricket at Charlbury

We are very excited to be running All Stars Cricket for the third year, on Friday evenings from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.  We are looking forward to welcoming new children and parents to Charlbury Cricket Club and introducing Cricket to a new generation.

How do I sign up for All Stars Cricket?

You need to register directly with the ECB via The All Stars Website

Youth Winter Coaching (Years 5-9)

As we approach the new year, it gets every closer to the cricket season….

This year we have the exciting news that we are now running 4 XIs on a Saturday and specific places are reserved in the 3rd and 4th XIs for those current Year 8 and above that want to play the longer format of the game. We also acknowledge that we didn’t get enough cricket games for our more junior members, something we are working hard to address. More details to follow regarding summer training and games but for now…

Winter Nets

We have again booked a series of sessions at Charlbury Community Centre that is now regarded as one of the very best centres for indoor cricket training across Oxfordshire. There is little doubt that those that attended last years sessions achieved real progress. The following sessions are currently planned :-

Years 5,6 & 7
Friday 4pm-5pm
(18/1, 25/1, 1/2, 8/2, 15/2, 1/3, 8/3,22/3)

Years 8,9
Friday 5pm-6pm
(18/1, 25/1, 1/2, 8/2, 15/2, 1/3, 8/3,22/3)

We will be running an 8 week academy style program and places for each group are limited to 16 in each group. The cost is £40 per programme.

For year groups at Year 9 and above , all players will be invited to the 3rd and 4th Xi nets on Sundays that will run through February. A separate email will be sent. For year 8 players, I will discuss individually the options for this year group to play in these games/ training sessions.

We appreciate that the timings can create challenges so please can you complete the attached link just to confirm an expression of interest. You will then be contacted further if you wish to proceed to book a place. Places are allocated on a first come/ first serve basis.

Expression of Interest

CCC Tour 2019

Date: Fri 12th – Sun 14th 2019 (Meet 1.30pm ish at club Fri, return 7pm ish Sun)

Where: Sheffield

Cost: Max £200 per person. *does not include spending money*

Who can come: Any CCC member, social member or friend of the club who’s 16+ (no max age)

Accommodation: Central Sheffield *Full details will follow*

Cricket: The aim (weather dependent) will be two fixtures – this is a cricket tour, why would you want to do anything else!? Final details to be agreed.

Tour has undoubtably proved a highlight in all participants season since it’s re-birth at Bournemouth 2013. Leeds 2018 was eventful as ever, connected its participants together in a life time bond and providing the impetus for another strong social season. As always, the tour committee will avoid complacency and look to make Sheffield 2019 the very best yet. There is something for everyone and anyone who has been on a CCC pre-season tour will tell you that it is the most fantastic start to the season! If you want to come but you’re unsure give either Tom or Jake a call (numbers below) who will give you a full run down!!

GET INVOLVED!! (You won’t regret it)

INTERESTED?

Good, now this is what you have to do to reserve your place on the tour:

  1. Email: tnash323@yahoo.co.uk stating that you would like to come.
  2. Transfer a £50 deposit asap (latest 7th Dec 2018) to the following
  • Bank: Natwest Bank (Mr Thomas W Nash)
  • Account Num: 16508947
  • Sort Code: 52-21-31
  • Ref: TOUR** (pls write tour, followed by your initials, eg TOURTN)

*Pls note this is a different bank account as last year.

*Pls note your place is not booked on the tour until we have received your deposit.

*Pls also note, the remaining balance will be collected on the following schedule:

  • 7th January 2019: £75.
  • 7th February 2019: £75.

Any questions, queries or suggestions pls get in touch with Tom Nash (07814 257568) or Jake Godfrey (07791 315175).

CCC Chairman’s report to the AGM 2018

At the AGM on Sunday 28th October, our Chairman, Tom Eaton gave the following report:

The past twelve months have been productive for Charlbury Cricket Club. Plenty of highs, a couple of lows, some change and overall a satisfactory year which gives us the opportunity to push on in 2019.

On the field we saw some great success with our Ladies side and our 2nd XI winning their respective leagues. Our 1st team experienced a few issues, mainly due to key injuries and our 3rd team continued to enjoy their cricket, both finishing mid table. Four of our ladies represented the County side week in week out; as they all have done from U13 to senior level. The county experienced good success with the team based around key Charlbury players. The senior cricket end of season ‘bash’ was changed to incorporate a six –a-side tournament throughout the day followed by the presentation evening in the club, all who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 2018 also saw the senior players go on their now annual pre-season tour to Leeds, sadly as is often the way in Yorkshire during April, the weather prevented any play, but a good tour was had by all and it again provided another good start to the season. It is also worth noting that Senior Nets, which began way back in January were extremely popular in the new Community Centre on a Sunday night. Likewise the new Membership & Subscription format was popular and allowed players to make easy payment and take advantage of the different levels of Membership.

Our Youth Section continues to flourish. The club providing cricket for youngsters in the area; good coaching, a great setting and enthusiasm keeps all engaged. Like the Senior section, the youth section switched our end of season awards format; the Community Centre playing host and Charlbury caps being awarded to players rather than trophies, this seemed very popular and a format which will be used again and grow from.

Our superb facilities which are the envy of many clubs all over the district continue to shine. The dedicated hard work of many meant that not only did we successfully host our own games through all age groups and levels, we also hired out the facilities for the annual beer festival, a christening, two parties, the cycling club, a touring side, Witney Swifts and a friendly side called Haymakers, who like to come to Charlbury year in year out.

Financially we are almost in an identical place to where we were this time last year. A full report from our Treasurer will follow. 2017 Bonfire Night was a huge success in terms of the evening itself and importantly raising vital cash for the club, a huge thanks goes to the group of key individuals who ‘make it happen’. It is noted though that there is a too heavy reliance on Bonfire Night as our only main fundraising event, one of the key points we must address in 2019.

A year ago, we highlighted the need to get more members engaged with the running of the club and volunteering at various work parties and events. I am pleased to report that this has happened in many instances and I hope can continue to grow into 2019.

I would like to take this opportunity to say what a privilege it has been to be Chairman of CCC for the last twelve months. If successfully elected for another year I hope that we continue to address and develop many of the points I have raised above and more. I believe that the proposal we have for a new Cricket Committee, the ongoing strength of our Ladies & Youth Section’s will allow us to continue to flourish on the field. The Management Committee will step up another gear to ensure that everything is provided to allow this to happen. in particular we do need to address our financial short comings and continue to put in place a 3-5 year plan which will allow CCC to remain at the heart of cricket in Oxfordshire Cricket.

Thank you for all your support, good humour and determination…. Here is to 2019!

 

CCC Ladies…. CHAMPIONS!!

Our Ladies team won their league on Sunday; Midlands League Division 1 East.
It has been a great season, so many strong performances. All who took part, should be very proud of the achievement. Finishing top of this league is superb news for the club!
Please click on the link below to see Saturday’s scorecard;
A particular mention must go to our wonderful captain… So much hard work, dedication and laughs for such a long period of time, well done Strody and thank you!