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Shenfield Cricket Club

Established 1921

Members of the Shepherd Neame Essex League

(The ECB accredited Premier League of Essex)

Affiliated to the Club Cricket Conference

2018 News

16th November 2018
SHENFIELD CRICKET CLUB COLTS WINTER CRICKET TRAINING
Commencing on Friday 4th January, these sessions will be targeting skill development across; batting, bowling and fielding, as well as the vital match play skills required for when the players get going with competitions in the 2019 season.
The sessions will be highly active and fun for all players and are vital to help with player improvement and enjoyment from cricket.
Please see Winter Nets Flyer
and
Winter Nets Registration Form.
19th October 2018
Aussie Appeal!
In 2021 Shenfield CC will celebrate its 100th anniversary. We would dearly love to see our former overseas players, play a Shenfield XI v Australia XI match and maybe arrange the odd friendly for our antipodean guests. Save up your long service leave, book cheap holidays for the next couple of years and hatch your plans for the journey north.
Please give your contact details to Luke Jarvis so we can keep you informed.
Jarvis848@hotmail.com, +44 7507 623 125.
17th October 2018
The Supper Dance on 5th October was a great success!
100 people attended. We intend to make this an annual event. Many thanks to all those who helped organise.
The pavilion was completely transformed for the event. See the photos.
5th October 2018
Jack Plom signs professional deal with Essex!
Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Jack Plom has signed his first professional contract with the club, lasting until the end of the 2020 season.
See this article in the Romford Recorder.
3rd October 2018
Shenfield Cricket Club young players celebrated in local press.
See this press cutting.
2nd October 2018
Congratulations to Matt Salisbury who was named Durham's Breakthrough Player of the Year.
See these photos.
22nd September 2018
End of Season Working Party - 29th Septmeber
SCC needs you for the post season tidy up!
Details here
19th September 2018
Charity Dog Walk at SCC
There will be a Charity Dog Walk at Shenfield Cricket Club between 1pm and 5pm on Sunday, 7th October, organised by Shenfield Best Friends Vets.
Details here.
The bar will be open!
The last Charity Dog Walk at Shenfield was 32 years ago!
Here’s a photo.
18th September 2018
Colts — End Of Season Newsletter
See Matt Pryor's very interesting and comprehensive review of the season.
18th September 2018
Shenfield Cricket Club Players make final at charity tournament
See report and photo.
15th September 2018
Our President, Peter Rider, has been appointed England team manager for the forthcoming 50+ World Cup in Sydney.
England’s training camp is at Randy-Petes and the squad are based at the Crown Plaza,Coogee Bay.
There are seven group games, the pick being Australia at Manly on Nov 25th and the Kiwis at Bradman Oval on Nov 29th. The Semi Finals are at Bankstown and the Grand Final is to be played at Drummoyne Oval on 5th December.
There is a barbecue at the Manly game where more than twenty ex Shenfield Australians are hoping to attend.
The itinerary is here.
Here is a photo of Peter at Lords with Australian World Cup Chairman, Stirling Hamman.
9th September 2018
Annual Supper Dance on Friday 5th October.
All those who have ordered tickets for the Supper Dance on 5th October will you please forward £25 per person to the following account:
HSBC 40 11 60
Account 91100483

Ref: Surname. If group booking just ref group leader surname.
8th September 2018
Congratulations to James Dowlen on receiving a Jack Petchey Leader award.
Photo here.
7th September 2018
OSCA SUCCESS FOR SCC LEGEND DAVID CASTELL.
This as an ECB NatWest Outstanding Services to Cricket Award and thoroughly deserved.
More detail and photo here.
5th September 2018
Yet more silverware for our Shenfield Colts!
See Matt Pryor's report with photo.
3rd September 2018
Congratulations to our 3rd XI for securing promotion to the Premier League.
With one game remaining they need 7 points to guarantee winning the league. A particular mention goes to U14s and U15s - Alfie Griffin who has done a fine job behind the stumps and with the bat and Ollie Todd who has the 2nd best economy rate in the league for any bowler with more than 10 wickets. Also Max Bear who is the league’s highest run scorer.
22nd August 2018
Another title for our U13 squad — winners of the Mid‑Week T20 League!
Here is Matt Pryor's report with photo.
20th August 2018
Our U13s are Division 2 League Champions!
Please see Matt Pryor's report with photo.
20th August 2018
On Tuesday 14th August, Paul Judd and some of the players from the U9s took part in the 2018 IMPEX Kwik Cricket Festival at the Essex County Ground in Chelmsford.
Arranged by Essex Cricket, the festival involves youngsters from clubs across the county to celebrate the spirit of cricket and offers the chance to meet some of the Essex first team players.
Playing three games on the county outfield, the team from Shenfield CC showed some fantastic cricketing skills, both in the field and with the bat to secure victories in all three games.
Paul and his team had a fantastic evening and even had their picture taken with Essex opener Sam Cook.
There is a photo here and another one here.
20th August 2018
On 11th August, our U13s played in the Final of the Brian Taylor Trophy at the Essex County Ground.
Please see Matt Pryor's report with photo.
11th August 2018
Club Day on Sunday August 26th
Club Tropicana Day – A Club Day with a twist!
Lots will be going on!
1pm - 20/20 game made up of two teams selected from all senior players from all 5 teams.
4pm - 20/20 game made up of two teams selected from all colts players
Those wishing to play in senior teams please contact Adam Munday on 07983 580221 or in person. Colts will be contacted separately.
The tropics will be visiting SCC for the day, recreating a West Indies test venue!
Paddling pool overlooking field and palm trees.
DJ Ali playing from 7.30.
Limbo dancing competition in the evening.
Dress code optional - tropical shirts, dresses, grass skirts etc.
Garlands to be provided for all.
Before the afternoon matches, our U15s will be playing Hutton for the John Burrows Memorial Cup, starting at 10am.
11th August 2018
Annual Supper Dance on Friday 5th October.
This will be held at SCC. A hired marquee will be erected between the club and containers.
The marquee to include flooring, draping, tables and chairs for a sit down fish and chip supper plus cheese board.
The main bar area will have a hired chess board dance floor which will cover most of the room. There will be a DJ for the evening.
Dress code - smart casual. No trainers or T- shirts.
Cost £25 per person.
Limited numbers so please book your place by contacting Adam Munday on 07983 580221 or in person.
11th August 2018
Some of our former players had a reunion.
Do have a look at this great photo!
6th August 2018
Further details below about our U12s in the Brian Taylor Trophy Final (formerly the Peter Coe Cup) against Saffron Walden at the County Ground on Saturday 11th August, starting at noon.
We would love to see as many of you as possible supporting our youngsters in this historic achievement.
The Essex CC ground is a stadium governed by Health and Safety and there are strict conditions for Players, Coaches and Spectators, so please read this document very carefully.
5th August 2018
Brilliant performance today by our U12s in the Brian Taylor Trophy competition.
They won their Semi-Final against Frenford CC and will now be in the Final, playing against Saffron Walden at the County Ground on 11th August, 12 noon start.
Shenfield scored 206-5 in 30 overs, with top scorers being Wiliam Howard (56) and Evan Ackerman (45). Frenford were all out for 136 in 25.1 overs.
Supporters at the County Ground very welcome!
Here is a photo of the squad.
25th July 2018
Here is a chance to win a prize!
The ECB want you to have your say by completing the 2018 Cricket Playing Survey which will automatically enter you into the prize draw.
23rd July 2018
President's Day
Unfortunately this has had to be cancelled. Our 1st XI were due to play egaianst England Over 50s, but because we have now qualified for the Semi-Finals we need to play against Belhus, at their ground, on 5th August. Supporters would be welcome. It is hoped that President's Day can take place later, but no firm date yet.
23rd July 2018
Yesterday, the U12s continued their run of form this season, making it to the Semi‑Finals of the Brian Taylor Trophy after beating High Roding CC, one of the favourites in the competition.
The top half the batting order put on 110 with Ackerman (40), MacCullum (28), Toolan (20), Pryor (22) all contributing. Supported by the lower order of Small (16) and Arnold (21), a total of 197 was given to high Roding to chase.
A top class team performance in the field from Shenfield saw High Roding limited to 158 all out.
Here’s a photo of the team with their Manager, Matt Pryor.
The match was reported in the Romford Recorder.
The team will now play Frenford CC in a Semi-Final on Sunday 29th July at Billericay CC. 12 noon start. Frenford CC is associated with Hainault & Clayhall Cricket Club. Supporters very welcome!
18th July 2018
Shenfield Cricket Club hosted its first Softball Kwik Cricket Festival in recent years on Wednesday 18th July.
Sixteen teams (128 U9 players), including three teams from Shenfield took part in an exciting evening of cricket with all the teams playing 3 matches each and spectators were treated to some outstanding bowling, fielding and batting from boys and girls of such a young age.
A big thank you to Jack Pryor, Julian Green, Cam Spicer and Mitch Edwards for umpiring the games and to Tom Ballington and Jacob Bell for stewarding the car park.
Here are some photos of the occasion.
10th July 2018
Shenfield's Young Superstars -
Alan Jones, our young opener, played a big part in winning the ECB U17 Cup for Essex against Lancashire on Sunday after getting a big century in the Semi Final to beat Somerset last week.
Jack Plom took three wickets for England in the first innings of the test match against South Africa at Scarborough on Sunday.
9th July 2018
Matt Salisbury
Much as we really miss Matt, we are delighted for him that he has has penned a contract with Durham CCC until the end of the 2020 season after making a big impression while on loan at the Club. See what's on Durham's website.
5th July 2018
Yesterday's ECB 50+ County Championship match — Essex v Kent at SCC.
Essex were comfortable winners of the Wasim Raja Trophy, beating Kent by 6 wickets with 19.3 overs to spare.
Fayyaz and Arshad bowled tight spells, and Tim Smith took 4-6, to deservedly win the MOM award from sponsors Solution Recruitment.
The meagre total was quickly achieved with Neil Burns scoring a quickfire 44 in 31 balls.
Group winners Essex now move forward to the National knock out stages with a home draw on July 29th, the venue being Billericay or Brentwood CC.
Here is a photo of the Essex squad.
4th July 2018
Shenfield CC will be hosting an historic fixture between the MCC and a Shenfield High School Academy team on Sunday July 8th.
The game will commence at 11:30 and finish at approximately 6pm.
SHS is the first non-selective State School to have a fixture with the MCC and hopefully if all goes well it could be an annual event.
The close relationship shared between the club and the school has produced some outstanding cricket players in recent years with many coming through the Colts section and now regularly playing in the club's senior sides.
Please come along and support the fixture – spectators would be much appreciated.
On what promises to be a brilliant day, all Shenfield Colts and their families as well as other members and acquaintances are welcome to come and watch the game, which promises to produce some excellent cricket for everyone to see!!!
The club's bar will be open and a BBQ will be offering food throughout the day.
3rd July 2018
Summer Camps
We will be holding Summer Camps for our Colts aged 4-13years.
Foals (5-7 years) – Friday 10th August, 10am – 2pm
3 Day camp (8 – 13 years)– Monday 13th August to Wednesday 15th August, 10am – 3pm.
Please see the Flyer, also the Registration Form.
31st July is the deadline for receipt of the form and payment.
25th June 2018
Over 50s county match. Essex v Kent – a reminder that this will be at SCC on Wednesday 4th July, 13:30 start.
The ECB County Championship table topper is for the Wasim Raja Trophy and the match day sponsor is Solution Recruitment.
The bar will be open! All at Shenfield CC are invited up after work for some beer and some “masters” cricket.
19th June 2018
All Stars Visitor!
Our All Stars programme on Friday had a very special VIP visit....TWINKLE, the All Stars mascot came down to Shenfield Cricket Club to check on all of our new Shenfield CC All Stars.
Joining TWINKLE was our very own Jack Plom, who not only regularly features in the Shenfield first XI but also represents Essex and England in their respective U19 squads.
Everyone agreed with both TWINKLE and Jack, that there is one really important rule that every All Star has to follow.................to HAVE FUN!!!
Here are some lovely photos.
14th June 2018
It has been a sensational week for all three of Shenfield's county stars!
A century for Aaron Beard, a six wicket haul for Jack Plom, both for Essex 2nd XI, and a starring role for Matt Salisbury with both bat and ball in an amazing Durham comeback in the County Championship.
Aaron coming in at no 7 with Essex 50-5 in their first innings against Glamorgan at Billericay scored 103 in 211 balls in a 6th wicket partnership of 176 to give Essex a first innings lead of 159. Earlier in the same game Jack took 6-33 off 13 overs to help reduce Glamorgan to 145 all out. The game continues today (Thursday).
At Chester-le-Street, Durham were all out for 96 in their first innings, but Matt, on Durham County Championship debut, then took 3 useful Derbyshire wickets in their first innings of 205. At 159-7 in their second innings Durham were just 50 ahead and staring defeat in the face but 8th and 9th wicket partnerships of 104 and 99 changed things dramatically. Coming in at number 10 Matt played an innings of Boycott proportions taking 25 runs off 147 deliveries (much of it against the second new ball facing Kolpak South Africans Viljoen and Olivier) whilst his batting partner completed a crucial century. He then followed up with four top wickets to help skittle a demoralised Derby side out for 172 and win the game by 95 runs. Matts match figures finished at 38-5-140-7.
Here's a photo.
11th June 2018
Tuesday 26th June, Shenfield take on The Cricket Shed, in a T20 at SCC.
TCS will have a very strong side, a selection of sponsored players form the Essex League, and it promises to be a game not to be missed.
With a BBQ on, Bar open, and some World Cup footy on too, come and support Shenfield on Tuesday 26th June. 6.00pm start.
6th June 2018
Matt Salisbury is on loan to Durham for a month!
Tomorrow he goes straight into the squad for the final Royal London One-Day Cup match at Leicestershire (2pm start) after impressing in Second XI outings earlier in the year.
More detail here.
Good luck, Matt!
1st June 2018
World Cup — not long to go now! Here's a reminder of how you can help SCC and maybe win so money!
The club is running a World Cup Predictions Game to help raise much needed funds for our continuing battle with the council and to help provide future coaching and equipment for Colts and Seniors.
It is a great way to enjoy the World Cup even when your own team isn't playing and you don't need to know anything about football to take part it's simple and easy to do.
It's only £10 per entry (emailed entries only).
Updates on the leader board will be sent out by email as regularly as possible.
Here’s the Entry Form - note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet.
and
Here are the predictions Instructions.
Enter as many times as you like, invite other family, friends and work colleagues to play as well (you could even have some side bets)
Entries in by 3pm on 14th June 2018.
Thank you and good luck.
SCC Committee
29th May 2018
Our Chairman
Shenfield Cricket Club regrets to announce the resignation of its Chairman, Andrew Maxwell.
Since first becoming Chairman in December 2016, Andrew has shown enormous enthusiasm, energy and dedication and has had to face some enormous challenges during an extremely difficult period for the Club and we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude for all he has done on the Club’s behalf.
The Committee is extremely sorry that he has felt it necessary to stand down but respects his views and his decision.
Martin Ekers was voted in by the Committee as Acting Chairman until the AGM.
23rd May 2018
Our 1st XI are playing on Monday 28th in a T20 match (possibly two, if they win the first one!) at Buckhurst Hill and would like your support!
Details on this Flyer.
23rd May 2018
On Monday we had a record number of current or former Shenfield players in County 2nd XI sides, six players in all! That is surely a first.
Appearing for Essex CCC v Hampshire in a Second XI Trophy one-day match at Billericay, were Jack Plom, Aaron Beard and Mitch Edwards, Mitch starring with a vital 71 for the home side. At the other end of the country Matt Salisbury featured for Durham CCC against Northants at the Riverside Stadium in Chester-le-Street whilst our former (and hopefully to return!) wicketkeeper-batsman Jack Potticary was in the Northants side.
All except Jack Potticary are currently featuring in three-day Second XI Championship matches at the same venues.
18th May 2018
70s Disco on 27th May, 7.30pm
See Flyer.
16th May 2018
Casino Night on 23rd June
Las Vegas comes to Shenfield Cricket Club for one night only!!!
Professional croupiers will be in attendance with Blackjack and Roulette tables available throughout the night to play for fun money, with the highest chip count at the end of the evening winning a prize.
Doors open at 7.00pm with gaming commencing from 8pm.
Entry is £15 and includes betting chips (additional chips can be purchased).
Come and join the fun on the 23rd June.
See Flyer.
16th May 2018
History was made last night when our first ever U9 Girls Softball team made their debut for Shenfield Cricket Club in their first ever league game of the season.
Captained by Una Falco, all the girls worked well as a team and though defeated by the boys from Springfield CC, all the team had a great time and showed that there is a future for girls cricket at Shenfield Cricket Club.
Here's a photo of the team.
15th May 2018
U9 SPITFIRES IN HARD BALL DEBUT SUCCESS!
See Paul Judd's report of the match.
11th May 2018
SCC Kit Supplier
Please note our official SCC kit supplier is now Nale Cricket.
Although it is not shown on the website, all clothing will have the official SCC logo on.
10th May 2018
World Cup!
The club is running a World Cup Predictions Game to help raise much needed funds for our continuing battle with the council and to help provide future coaching and equipment for Colts and Seniors.
It is a great way to enjoy the World Cup even when your own team isn't playing and you don't need to know anything about football to take part it's simple and easy to do.
It's only £10 per entry (emailed entries only).
Updates on the leader board will be sent out by email as regularly as possible.
Here’s the Entry Form - note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet.
and
Here are the predictions Instructions.
Enter as many times as you like, invite other family, friends and work colleagues to play as well (you could even have some side bets)
Entries in by 3pm on 14th June 2018.
Thank you and good luck.
SCC Committee
7th May 2018
Dads and Sons!
See this great picture of the Hindleys and the Dawsons.
4th May 2018
Please note that fees are due NOW and remember it's NO PAY, NO PLAY!
See this reminder of the payment details.
20th April 2018
Colts Fixtures
Please note that the Colts fixtures shown are fed through to this website automatically from Play-cricket.com and are not necessarily actual arranged fixtures - they are "Play - by" dates.
Please therefore only rely on fixtures the Colts Managers advise you of.
13th April 2018
Club Newsletter
Please see our Chairman's Pre-Season newsletter.
6th April 2018
Colts Coaching Co‑Ordinator
It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Matthew Simmons to the position of Colts Coaching Co-Ordinator for the 2018 season.
Matt will be responsible for co-ordinating coaches and coaching sessions, ensuring the continuity of training for the Colts throughout the summer.
Matt is an established figure at the club, both on and off the pitch and is relishing his new role alongside that as captain of the 2nd team this season.
21st March 2018
Working Party, 7th April 09:30 start
This is our annual pre-season Spring Clean and working party day.
If you or your children play or you just enjoy the facilities of the club come along and help us make the season get off to a good start.
All we are looking for is an hour or so of your time on the day to do one of many small but important jobs. No skill is required just enthusiasm and the desire to help your club.
Dress code: Old clothes, gloves.
Equipment: Please bring an old paint brush and some sandpaper. Other items if you have them, strimmers or power washers, forks and spades would be great! Tea and coffee on the day with a Sausage or Bacon butty on hand. We do need as many people as possible to help out so please do all you can to drop in for a couple of hours.
If you need any further information or have any particular skill you want to use just talk to Guy on 07770 435760 or via e-mail at guy.rickenbach@btinternet.com
5th March 2018
2018 Colts Coaches & Volunteers
To participate in coaching our Colts, whether you are an old hand or new to the club, it is essential that you read this document.
20th February 2018
Colts Newsletter
Here's an interesting and informative read - Matt Pryor's Pre-Season Colts Newsletter.
20th February 2018
ALL STARS CRICKET IS COMING TO SHENFIELD CRICKET CLUB!
Exciting news - if you haven’t heard already, this summer we are delivering All Stars Cricket at Shenfield Cricket Club!
Full details on this flyer.
18th February 2018
Scorer needed for 1st XI.
This is a vital job and for any match where we don't have a scorer we will lose a point.
Training can be provided.
Pease contact Andrew Maxwell if interested.
14th February 2018
Spring Working Party, Saturday 17th March, from 09:30.
Yes, it's that time of year again, when, hopefully, a lot of volunteers will turn up and each not have to do to much to get our pavilion and surroundings clean and tidy for the new season. Refreshments and bacon butties available.
All the work should be finished well before the England v Ireland Six Nations Rugby Match. Two free drinks at the start of the rugby match for everyone who arrives before 10:00!
8th January 2018
A reminder about the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Thursday 11th January at 8pm. It is important for all members to make every effort to be there to express their views as to how the club is run, as well as the election of officers.
8th January 2018
Well done to our brilliant U11s who have won the U12 Indoor League!
They played 6 games, won 6 games, finishing streaks ahead of the 2nd placed club.
This is the third year running we have won it and more pleasing this year as we played up a year - under 11s in the under 12s league.
6th January 2018
Support TWO great causes at our Falling Off the Wagon Party on Saturday 3rd February!
It's an Evening with Keeley Smith, raising money for St Francis Hospice and supporting the cricket club too!
Rainer Hughes have sponsored a night at the cricket club in aid of St Francis Hospice (who support SCC in our fight against the council!)
When Dry January is over what better way to start enjoying yourself again than a night at the club with the brilliant Keeley Smith providing live entertainment!!
THIS IS A TICKET ONLY AFFAIR AND MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID FOR BEFORE THE NIGHT AS ST FRANCIS HOSPICE ARE SELLING TICKETS TOO!
Tickets are £10 which includes curry and rice (vegetarian option available if pre booked!)
Doors 7.30pm
Food between 8pm - 9pm
Keeley Smith 9pm - 9.45pm
Raffle 9.45pm
Auction 10pm
Keeley Smith 10.15pm - 11pm
Music til 11.45pm
Close at midnight!
Please E-mail Steve Roach at poacher97@hotmail.com or text him on 07952 498009 to book tickets.

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