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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

2019 News

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 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.
Scroll down to Page 32.
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.
See Flyer.
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.
15th October 2019
SCC Quiz Night, Friday 1st November 7.30 for 8 start.
£10 per person includes 2 games of higher or lower with prizes.
Max 8 tables of 6. Will accomodate anyone booking singles or couples not in a 6.
Bring your own food/nibbles.
Please contact Adam 07983 580221 to reserve places.
Pay on the night.
3rd October 2019
Ground Renovation
Our new grass is coming up!
Photo here.
1st October 2019
Here is an interesting read for you.
A review of the 2019 Season.
24th September 2019
Dean Ahmad
Dean played a handful of games for Shenfield in 2014 and 2015.
Will he now prove a handful for Lord Sugar in The Apprentice?
At Shenfield he frequently showed promise before being dismissed early. How will he perform against his competition in The Apprentice? Start watching from Wednesday October 2nd in case he gets a first baller.
21st September 2019
Ground Renovation
To protect the newly-sown grass seed the area has been enclosed and will need to remain so until the new grass is established. It is anticipated that this will take 3 to 4 months, depending on the weather.
The area was excessively worn in places and hadn’t had any serious attention in 4/5 decades.
We needed to improve the quality of the surface for safety reasons. The poor surface caused cricket balls to bounce erratically, risking injury to fielders by virtue of the ball rising suddenly or keeping unexpectedly low.
Additional photos here.
19th September 2019
Ground Renovation
Work started today on our much-needed ground renovation and is progressing quickly!
See photos here.
11th September 2019
We value your opinions and need your help in deciding how best to celebrate the Club’s Centenary in 2021.

Should we have a Cricket Week or maybe special weekends before and after the season and/or maybe events in the evenings? What do you think?
Please let us know by e-mailing Susan at

We would also like you to give thought to the following:-

Joining our small Sub-Committee.
Suggesting events we could hold.
Suggesting potential sponsors.
Lending, just for scanning, then to be returned, any significant photos.
Lending any memorabilia.
Letting us know of any memorable past events.
Suggesting anything useful not mentioned above!

If you are still in touch with former players please bring this article to their attention.
9th September 2019
Our new Shenfield ladies team have started training, ready for a winter of indoor cricket matches.
None had played before but all are learning rapidly.
Keeping wicket in the photo, below, is Ashima who is running the side. At first the team thought they’d been signed up for a softball league. When they learnt it was a hardball league they had some trepidation, but here they with their first hardball session, taking it in their stride.
Their first match is against Hutton on Tuesday September 17th.
Here's a photo of the ladies team training.
If you are interested in joining please contact Ashima Gupta at

The 5th team have also entered a side in the mens' over 40s league, with their first game on Thursday September 12th against Old Brentwoods.
9th September 2019
Congratulations to Joel Ackerman who was won a Jack Petchey Award.
Joel has been at SCC for nearly 10 years. He has always been a lively and enthusiastic team member who has improved every season and always gives 100% when playing. He also has thrown himself into Shenfield Club life. He coaches the younger children and is really good in this role, plays senior cricket for the 4s and enjoys the social side of the club. He has a wonderful sense of humour, is really helpful and great to have around the team.
His £250 award will be used to buy kit and equipment for the brand new ladies squad that is being set up at the Club.
Here's a photo of Joel receiving his award from Garry Griffin.
9th September 2019
With no Shenfield teams promoted or relegated in 2019 then, assuming no unusual changes, these are the ins and outs of our opposition:
1sts: Div 1 (3rd place)
In: Buckhurst Hill and Ilford relegated. Old Southendians and Horndon promoted.
Out: Colchester and Harold Wood promoted. Gidea Park and Southend relegated.
2nds: Prem (6th place)
In: Chingford and Buckhurst Hill promoted.
Out: Upminster and Wickford relegated.
3rds: Prem (3rd place)
In: Orsett and Hutton promoted.
Out: Loughton and Chelmsford relegated.
4ths: Prem West (7th place of 9)
In: Horndon 3s relegated. Epping 3s and Walthamstow 4s promoted.
Out: West Essex 3s promoted. South Woodford 4s relegated.
2nd September 2019
Some of our All Stars took part in the guard of honour for the Essex Cricket team at the County Ground on Friday, 30th August.
They had the privilege of watching Essex beat Kent in their T20 Vitality Blast game!
More detail and photos here.
27th August 2019
You might win a prize!
There's been a relatively poor response so far considering the number of clubs so chances of winning are reasonable!
You just need to complete the ECB's cricket playing survey which is here.
The deadline is this coming Friday.
27th August 2019
Congratulations to Garry Griffin on receiving a Jack Petchey Leader's Award.
Linked to the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme, the Leader Award enables clubs, such as Shenfield Cricket Club, to celebrate the commitment of its volunteers - particularly those who go 'the extra mile' to support young people.
Photo and more details here.
23rd August 2019
50/50 Club Winners
Congratulations to our recent winners. If you want the chance to win prize money, all you need to do is join the 50/Club.
See here for details.
August 2019 Draw
1st Prize S. Roach £102.00
2nd Prize P. Carter £68.00
3rd Prize S. Ackerman £34.00
21st August 2019
Our Under 11s
Our team really enjoyed their Mini Matchplay at the County Ground.
They played three matches and won all three!
Here's one team photo and here's another.
20th August 2019
Do you have any old scorebooks tucked away?
For the club centenary, with a view to displaying honours, we have been through 42 old scorebooks to find who got 100+ runs or took 5+ wickets.
However, a number of scorebooks are missing and we would really like to trace them as we don’t want any high achievers missed off the list!
If you can help please contact Susan at
15th August 2019
Essex CCC 50+
Essex CCC 50+ won their eight successive game with a 3 wicket win at New Milton, Hampshire on Sunday, 18th August.
They now have a Semi-final home draw versus Oxfordshire at Woodford Wells CC, 1:30pm start.
Bar open all day. All spectators welcomed.
6th August 2019
Another Great Achievement!
Congratulations to SCC under 12s who beat Harlow CC in the semi-final of the Brian Taylor Cup and now face South Loughton in the
Final on Friday August 23rd, 12:00 start, at Essex County Cricket Ground.
Supporters would be very welcome so save the date!
A great batting and bowling performance limited a strong Harlow side to 98-8 off 30 overs and SCC scored 99-1 in 15 overs. Well done to the team.
4th August 2019
Under 12s Success!
Today, after having won their group of the Brian Taylor Essex competition, SCC under 12s played their quarter final match against Loughton CC under 12s.
In an exciting game SCC came out as winners and now face Harlow CC on Tuesday in the semi-finals.
The scores -
Loughton 141-8 in 30 overs
Shenfield 142-5 in 17 overs [Sam Bear 78 off 40 balls, Daniel Green 28 Not Out ]
8th July 2019
Kit Supplier
Please note that we have removed the link to our kit supplier's website pending the completion of outstanding transactions.
4th July 2019
We are pleased to announce the return of the club's summer holiday cricket camps for 2019, which will provide our young cricketers the opportunity to continue to develop and enhance their game in a fun environment featuring a mix of drills, skills, games and challenges.
See the attached flyer and the application form for further details - Book early to secure your place!
24th June 2019
Our U9 softball team played their first league of the season, which saw Lucia Collins, William Mills and Jack Johnson make their debut for the club against a strong Great Baddow team.
See report and photos.
18th June 2019
Our U9 girls represented the club at the season's first Kwik Cricket Festival, winning 2 of their 4 games.
See report and photos.
5th June 2019
Can you help?
In 2021 the club will be 100 years old! It’s none too soon to start organising how we are going to celebrate.
We have a small sub-committee but would like additional members, any age from 18 to 90!
If you don’t want to join the sub-committee you can still help by –
Suggesting events we could hold.
Suggesting potential sponsors.
Lending, just for scanning, then to be returned, any significant photos.
Lending any memorabilia.
Letting us know of any memorable past events.
Suggesting anything useful not mentioned above!
If you can help with any of the above please e-mail Susan at
2nd June 2019
Remarkable batting by Sophie Willson - 130 not out!
In today's Under 12s Brian Taylor Trophy match v Ardleigh Green Sophie Willson and Jake Sedgley's 202 run opening partnership had Jake scoring 78 and Sophie finishing on 130 not out.
We scored 279-4 off 25 overs and bowled the opposition out for 102.
29th May 2019
50/50 Club Winners
Congratulations to our recent winners. If you want the chance to win prize money, all you need to do is join the 50/Club.
See here for details.
May 2019 Draw
1st Prize S. Wright £112.00
2nd Prize Mr & Mrs L. Read £75.00
3rd Prize N. Swan £37.00
28th May 2019
Please see flyer.
11th May 2019
Cockfosters conceded.
Tomorrow's Conference Cup/Bertie Joel match will not now take place as Cockfosters couldn't raise a team.
11th May 2019
The Shenfield Mole!
We’re pleased to announce that the mole that had been digging around the container is now employed digging up the inside info on the Fantasy League.
Read his latest scoops here.
The mole that provided this gem has gone underground!
10th May 2019
Monty Panesar
It is with great pleasure we announce that former England Ashes hero MONTY PANESAR has joined Shenfield Cricket Club for the 2019 season and will feature in all the first XI games this year.
The opening SNEL league fixture is at home against Harold Wood CC at 12:30 tomorrow.
The one-time Test spinner took 167 wickets in 50 Tests for England, including an impressive five-wicket haul 12 times.
Monty spent eight years between 2001 and 2009 at Northants, before joining Sussex in 2010 - where he stayed for a further three years.
The ex-England man then joined Essex before re-joining Northants. Keep checking the SCC website for further details.
Martin Ekers
Chairman Shenfield CC
26th April 2019
Shenfield Fantasy Cricket League.
This is the year to invest a meagre £5 in the Shenfield Fantasy Cricket league. For the first time the league is powered direct from the Play Cricket Stats. As soon as the match results are posted your team will earn its rightful place in the league.
Don’t keep this to yourself! Get the whole family signed up. OK … they’ll not pick you, but you’ll prove them wrong with your 10 points per catch. Yes it hit you in the midriff but you clung on manfully.
At the start of the season none of us are sure who to pick, but this year you can enter the transfer market as the season progresses.
Don’t be left out when the conversation turns to your fantasy team.
Sign up here now!
Your support will help the club raise much needed funds.
23rd April 2019
Message from our President, Peter Rider.
SCC looks forward to the coming 2019 Season with great optimism.
The return of former players Haris Mahmood, and new skipper Roy Smith will improve the 1st X1, and a further sprinkling of new experienced signings should strengthen the collective, enabling a strong showing from all four teams.
Roy’s first team squad picked up a winners medal at the weekend winning the six-a-side competition at Colchester, hopefully the first of many trophies this season! See photo.
We are indebted to Dave Castell co-ordinating the many coaches that give up so much of their time to the huge Junior section.
Our long-term “Academy” goal, should now be to develop even more cricketers to achieve Premier League standard.
Have a great Summer!
8th April 2019
Today marks 25 days until All Stars Cricket 2019 at Shenfield Cricket Club begins!
Please see flyer.
The All Stars 2019 kits have already begun to hit participant door steps!
1st April 2019
We’re pleased to advise that the SCC U11 Colts won the playoff yesterday vs Bentley by 14 runs.
Here is a photo of our winning team.
Batting first, Shenfield CC scored 131-2 from 12 overs.
George Sapsford (Wkt) 21
Johnny Pilgrim 27 retired not out
William Dowlen (Capt) 26 retired not out
George Morgan 24
Ollie Cockerell 15 not out
Harry McNeil DNB

In reply Bentley CC scored 117-5 from 12 overs

Our bowling
Harry McNeil 2-25 from 3 overs
Johnny Pilgrim 1-26 from 3 overs
Ollie Cockerell 1-29 from 2 overs
George Morgan 0-24 from 3 overs
William Dowlen 0-9 from 1 over
31st March 2019
Working Party 13th April — be there!
It may be an old saying but it's still true that many hands make light work so do please come along and do your bit.
See Guy's Flyer for details.
27th March 2019
Excellent achievement by our U11 Colts!
They secured 1st place in the 2018/2019 Winter Indoor league played at the Graham Gooch Cricket Centre, Chelmsford.
In addition to winning the league, the Colts have a playoff final this Sunday (31st March) vs Bentley. Watch this space!
27th March 2019
Sadly, due to a poor take up, it has been decided to cancel the Easter Camps.
11th March 2019
All Stars Cricket — Back at Shenfield Cricket Club 2019.
It is with great pleasure that we confirm the return of the All Stars Cricket Sessions. See this Flyer for full details.
8th March 2019
Easter Cricket Camps for School years: 6, 7, 8 and 9, boys and girls.
Dates: Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th April.
Timings: 10.00am -3.00pm.
Content: Pre Season Cricket Camp, to include nets, batting, bowling and wicket keeping, as well as fielding and coordination training.
Cost: £30 per day, or £75 for all 3 days.
For further details see this Flyer and the Registration Form.
28th February 2019
50/50 Club Winners
Congratulations to our recent winners. If you want the chance to win prize money, all you need to do is join the 50/Club.
See here for details.
February 2019 Draw
1st Prize A. Munday £129.00
2nd Prize M. Jarvis £86.00
3rd Prize P. Bird £43.00
14th January 2019
Message below to Colts parents from Matt Pryor, Colts Chairman .
As Christmas and the arrival of 2019 becomes a distant memory, thoughts turn to the coming cricket season.

2018 was the most successful season in Colts history at Shenfield Cricket Club, not only on the pitch but off it as well, with nearly 250 local children having registered at the club and that number is set to rise this year.

Volunteers are the life blood of any sports club and the Colts section at Shenfield Cricket Club is fortunate to have a number of talented and motivated people who wear many hats in ensuring the season is a success for the children.

With the season commencing in April and running for 16 weeks, the following roles are ideal for Mums, Dads, Guardians, grandparents and our older Colts to get involved and contribute in a variety of ways.

Coaching Support Assistants
Assist our qualified coaching staff in helping our younger players develop at coaching sessions on a Thursday and/or Friday.

Allstars Coaching Assistants
With a record of 65 children registering to take part in this 8-week course last season, help is always needed in running these fun sessions. The sessions are to start in May and will be held on a Friday evening.

Junior Team Managers
With the intention of entering 12 teams (U8-U16) including a girls’ team into various league and cup competitions this season, it is imperative we have enough age group managers for each team.

Junior Team Scorers
Each team will require scorers, helping the Junior Team Managers on match days.

Age Group Match Day Helpers
There are many tasks required of a team manager on match days, especially when playing at home and the more help available, the easier it is.
Tasks include:
Setting the pitch up (as well as tidying up afterwards)
Warm Up drills with the players
Organising Teas

Getting involved is a great way to support your child and the team.
Help and advice is available from myself or any of the Colts committee if you want to get involved in any of these roles.

Colts Event Organisers
From BBQs to a weekly raffle, it is events that galvanise the club and its members whilst raising valuable funds.

Volunteering to help the Colts in any way at Shenfield Cricket Club is a fun way of getting to know other parents and is about being part of a team – full help, support and any training for all the roles is always given and there are workshops planned prior to the start of the season, so you will never be left to work on your own.

If you – or anyone you know are interested in joining the Colts team at SCC or if you have any questions, please contact me via email ( as without you, the club cannot continue to improve the experiences of our young members.

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