- 25th March 2020
Coronavirus — the implications for our club
Sadly, the season is in lockdown for the time being and we can only hope that we are in a position to start cricket again later in the summer, but even that may be optimistic.
The problems the club face are many, but it was clear at our first "virtual" (conference call) committee meeting on Monday that one of our biggest challenges, like many "not for profit" community organisations is financial.
To that end, we are asking all our members to voluntarily advance a payment equivalent to 50% of their annual subs payment (more if you wish) to the club.
We are only asking this of you if you are able – as we know personal situations will vary.
Should the season go ahead later in the year, we would offset these monies against the annual membership fees.
This will not guarantee things, but will go some way towards ensuring we all have a club to enjoy in the months and years ahead.
Please transfer advance subs funds to:-
SCC Subscriptions Account
Ref: Surname and School Year
Any out and out donations should go to
SCC Fund Raising Account
- 18th March 2020
Message from the ECB - following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended. The full statement is here.
- 25th February 2020
100 Club Winners
Congratulations to our February winners.
February 2020 Draw 1st Prize S. Roach £100.00 2nd Prize M. Jarvis £50.00 3rd Prize D. Willmott £25.00
PLEASE HELP AND SUPPORT YOUR CLUB
All funds go directly into building a great club for players and supporters.
(Feb, May, Aug, Nov)
1st Prize £100.00
2nd Prize £50.00
3rd Prize £25.00
For details, contact Ang Spicer or ask at the bar for a form.
All ages welcome
- 14th February 2020
Martin Ekers — Radio Star!
Our Chairman was talking all things Shenfield CC on Phoenix FMs cricket show, 98 Not Out, last night.
You can hear the discussion here!
- 4th February 2020
SCC kit is now available to purchase from Fenton Sports.
You can order online or at the new shop if you want to try kit on at Unit 7, Thomasin Road, Basildon, SS131LG.
You can view the kit here.
If you want to wait, Mr Fenton will come down to the club with stock for people to try on and order on selected nights in the season. (Dates TBC.)
- 20th January 2020
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Philip Prior, son of Vernon and Nicola, died in late December. Philip was a highly rated keeper/batsman and a true Shenfield team member. He played for our colts and progressed through the senior teams. One of ‘Pip’s most memorable innings was a hard earned 92 at Horndon on the Hill whilst the rest of the team struggled. Philip was the grandson of our former president, John Burrows and his wife Greta. The whole family, including brother James, were all regulars at the club. We extend our sympathies to all his friends and family.
There will be a service at the Herongate Wood Cemetery at 2pm on Thursday Jan 23rd, followed by a family only cremation. There will be a wake at Bentley Golf Club after that.
There is a tributes and donations page on Love2Donate.
- 5th December 2019
Annual General Meeting for all members.
A reminder that this will take place on Sunday 8th December 2019 at 11am.
Do come along and have your say.
- 22nd November 2019
100 Club Winners
Congratulations to our recent winners.
November 2019 Draw 1st Prize V. Ekers £100.00 2nd Prize Mr & Mrs L. Read £50.00 3rd Prize T.A. Benson £25.00
- 20th November 2019
A reminder to all members that our first 2021 Centenary brain‑storming session is tomorrow night (21st Nov) at the club.
Please come along and bring your ideas with you! We need to start making plans for this very special year.
- 15th November 2019
We are very sad to have to report that Roger Towler died in his sleep on 4th November.
The service will be held at Bentley Crematorium on Monday the 9th of December at 2-30 and reception afterwards at Ashwells Country Club.
Roger was a real gentleman, great company and extremely generous. He will be sorely missed sitting outside the pavilion on a Saturday afternoon enjoying a laugh and a drink, whilst regaling us with cricket anecdotes and his association with Jack Petchey.
Roger was a man who had time for everybody and was respected by all in the club.
Here is a photo of Roger taken at the Bertie Joel Final in 2013.
- 8th November 2019
Annual General Meeting — notice to all members.
We hereby give notice of the Shenfield Cricket Club Annual General Meeting to be held in the Clubhouse on Sunday 8th December 2019 at 11am. Please make every effort to attend even if you are not standing for a specific position, as we need more members and new ideas on the committee to drive it forwards. The bar will be open afterwards.
The Agenda is here.
Should you have anything to add to the agenda please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or mail@shenfield
- 8th November 2019
- Peter Rider has featured in an article in Vision Magazine about his role as manager of the England Over-50s.
- 1st November 2019
Charity Christmas Fete — Saturday 23rd November 2019, 12 noon to 4pm.
If you are looking for Christmas presents, various other stalls, amusement for the children and refreshments then Shenfield Parish Hall is the place to be.
- 26th October 2019
The Future of English Cricket: Government Inquiry
The government’s Digital, Culture Media and Sport Committee is holding an Inquiry to examine how to capitalise on the success of English Cricket following the men’s team World Cup success this summer.
The written evidence pack can be found here.
Oral evidence was heard in committee on 23rd October and can be found here.
- 24th October 2019
SCC Ladies Team
In a recent match they scored 95 runs and the winning team had 123 runs.
It was only their 3rd ever match and all played really well.
Ash Gupta, Captain, is rightfully very proud of her team!
See team photo.