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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

2017 News

19th December 2017
When the bar will be open over the festive season.
On Christmas Eve it will be open from 1pm - 11.30pm.
On New Year's Eve it will be open from 7pm with food available to buy for £5 on the night.
Please e-mail Roachy if you are planning on coming on New Year's Eve.
24th November 2017
Save our Club Radio Interview
Our Chairman was on BBC Essex Radio this morning, as was Councillor Chris Hossack.
You can listen to the broadcast here. Slide along to the start at 1:17:18. It finishes at 1:34:24.
22nd November 2017
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
November 2017 Draw
1st Prize S. Borman £93.75
2nd Prize S. Matthew £62.50
3rd Prize T. Austin £31.25
22nd November 2017
More on the Protest Photo Shoot
We have made the front page of this week's Brentwood Gazette!
Also, the same article, with more photos, is online.
19th November 2017
Protest Photo Shoot
Many thanks to everyone who attended the club this afternoon to show their support against the current Council dispute.
The turnout of members, players [young and old], family, friends and supporters proves that the Club’s standing within the community is valued.
The efforts of all are appreciated and we must continue to lobby our local MP, Alex Burghart and the leader of Brentwood Borough Council, Louise MacKinlay.
For all updates follow @Shenfield_CC and our website
Here are some photos.
A representative of the Brentwood Gazette took photos and, hopefully, one will appear with an article in this Wednesday's paper.
16th November 2017
YOUR HELP IS BADLY NEEDED. The existence of Shenfield Cricket Club is once again under the spotlight as Brentwood Borough Council are making overtures to assume total control, management and retention of the income generated from our car park as well as threatening to evict us from the second pitch - we must stop this action or risk losing the Club.
Please follow the links below to see how you can help by signing the online petition and turning up for the Protest Photoshoot. Also read our Defence Dossier.
14th November 2017
Quiz Night last Friday
A very successful event - we made £445 profit from front of house (winners prizes donated back helped), plus bar takings, so a worthwhile fun night out.
Fundraising events are vital. If you have an idea for one, please contact Adam or Lisa Munday, our Social Secretaries.
30th October 2017
Another special match arranged for next season, on Wednesday 4th July, 13:30 start
We will be hosting one of the over 50s County games, Essex v. Kent..
All are welcome.
25th October 2017
Special match to be played next season, on Sunday, 8th July, 11:30 start
We will be hosting an all-day match between Shenfield High School and the MCC!!
The arrangement of this prestigious event is thanks to the tenacity and negotiating skills of Richard Abson-Bennett and will be a biennial event.
Everyone is welcome to come along and support this wonderful event.
16th October 2017
Our Magnificent Colts
The Colts section has had a highly successful season with six trophies won.
The U9s were East Division and West Division Champions and won the League Cup.
The U11s won Division Two West.
The U13s took the Midweek T20 League title, also the League Cup.
U9s Team Manager, James Dowlen commented: "Our U9 side have performed outstandingly this season and reaped the rewards for all their hard work."
This text was featured in last week's Essex Chronicle/Brentwood Gazette.
Here's a photo of the U13s team at Bentley on Finals Day and here's another with the many spectators. Captain Alfie Griffin is holding the Cup.
15th October 2017
Jack Plom
Many congratulations to Jack on being selected to be in the England U19 squad for next month’s tour to South Africa.
He was featured in the Essex Chronicle/Brentwood Gazette. Read all about it.
10th October 2017
Unfortunately this Friday's charity night for St Francis Hospice is having to be re‑arranged
So, we will be opening as normal from 6pm to members.
Food available for both adults and kids AND some drinks deals as follows...
Fosters £3
Southwold £3
Bottle of prosecco £15
Please come down for a drink or three, the club really needs out of season support to help cover the £1000 a month costs of running the club over the winter.
24th September 2017
End of Season Working Party, Saturday 30th September, from 9am
A reminder that we need as many volunteers as possible. "Many hands make light work" may be a very old saying, but it's still very true!
22nd September 2017
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 2017 Draw
1st Prize Mike Jarvis £88.50
2nd Prize Jack Kliber £59.00
3rd Prize Stuart Borman £29.50
21st September 2017
Get out your old photos
Our centenary may seem a long way off, but you know how the years just whizz by, so we thought we would make an early start.
We are researching the first 50 years of SCC history at the Courage Playing Fields and asking everyone for any old photos from the 1930s to the 1980s of the teams, the ground and the old and new pavilions, as we have very few photos from that era. Maybe you weren’t playing then, but your Dad was?
We would also like any anecdotes which might be suitable for a booklet that will be produced for our centenary year.
Please send any of the above to
9th September 2017
Volunteers needed for the end of season working party 30th September
We are meeting at the Club from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday 30th September to tidy up and store away the cricket equipment etc. for the winter. Bacon butties and hot drinks will be served.
If there is a good turnout, then we can accomplish many other little jobs in advance of next Spring. If the weather is threatening we can focus our efforts on the inside of the pavilion.
Hope to see you there.
6th September 2017
Please come along and support the Under 19s in their NatWest Under 19 T20 Semi Final match on Sunday 10th September at Billericay CC
They will be playing against Wanstead & Snaresbrook, on pitch one (to the left of the pavilion), the match starting at 10:30 am.
If they win this match they will face either Loughton or Oakfield Parkonians in the Final which starts at 2:30pm.
2nd September 2017
Chairmen's Day and Race Night (27th August) round‑up
What a wonderful day! We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those Club members, Players, Colts and Colt parents, SCC supporters and guests for a magnificent fundraising effort.
They may say the weather makes the occasion, it certainly helped but our fabulous and loyal club supporters made the day [and the evening] a huge success.
All this, underpinned by our strong club spirit and sense of community across every age group brought the club together in such a brilliant way!!
There were so many contributions from all quarters [and we apologise for not listing everyone]; the Scouts providing the marquee [thank you] and Martin Spicer and his band of helpers quickly setting it up in no time, Bill Hindley erecting a new flagpole complete with a golden cockerel and weathervane gives our club a wonderful uniqueness, and special thanks goes to the tea ladies under Jo Ballington's guidance - this was a centrepiece of excellence.
The cricket matches could not have been closer, played under a blazing sun in "Australian-like conditions" with both games ending in very tense finishes to the growing crowd's delight. Following a brief post-match presentation and thanks to the players and guest players, our supporters soon filled the pavilion for the much anticipated Race Night. This proved a real winner under the stewardship of Martin Ekers, ably supported by Stuart Borman and many volunteers on the night - we couldn't have done it without you and the race sponsors, owners, jockeys, staff and energetic participation from everyone!
We have winnings to distribute to the following lucky stakeholders:
  • Derek Willmott
  • Sam Wilson
  • Mike Jarvis
  • William Dowlen
  • Tom Kingsley
  • Susan Wright (x2)
We do not have a confirmed total fund raising amount just yet as monies are still to be aggregated from various other sources: the Colts BBQ £80 [Garry and Martin], raffle money from a kindly donated, autographed bat £292, Club cash gift on the night circa £60 and the Race Night - a staggering £5,500!! This has been the best fund raising effort to date; many thanks and well done. Please now take time out to relax before "Sal's Rock and Roll show" on the 9th September followed by the club's Annual Dinner and Dance on the 6th October - details on the website.
Look forward to seeing you there. Best regards,
Andrew, Matt and all the Committee members
Here are the details of the winners and runners-up.
1st September 2017
WE WANT YOU! Following last Sunday's great day of cricket and a great evening of entertainment with the Race Night, which brought together members of the club, both past and present, as well as their families, Shenfield Cricket Club are looking to recruit volunteers to join the Social Committee to further promote events at the club.
Full details here.
31st August 2017
Martin Ekers
At last night’s Main Committee Meeting, Martin was presented with the Jack Petchey Leader’s Award.
Martin has been a member of the club for many years and through his position of Colts Secretary has supported both Colts and senior players in their development as well being an active member of the clubs Colts and Main committees.
Here is the photo of his presentation, also his citation.
31st August 2017
Our Under 19s
Congratulations to them on getting through to the Semi Finals.
The Semi Finals and the Final will be played at Billericay CC on Sunday, 10th September. The start time is still TBC, but will be posted here when known.
28th August 2017
Inaugural Chairmen’s Day
This successful event, held yesterday, saw two T20 matches with mixed teams - 1sts & 2nd XIs in one match and and 3rds,4ths & 5ths in another. It brought all sections of the club together and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
After the matches there was a Race Night which generated great interest and participation from all age groups and a much needed boost to our bank balance.
Here are a few photos.
22nd August 2017
Our U19s are into the Quarter‑Finals
They will be playing at Home v Brentwood on Monday 28th August.
This T20 match starts at 2pm. Supporters welcome - there will be a BBQ!
18th August 2017
Race Night and Club Matches, 27th August
This is our biggest, and probably last opportunity before the season closes to bring the club together across all memberships and ages. There will be two T20 games. The first, starting at 14:00 will comprise players from the 5ths, 4ths, 3rds and older Colts. There will be a wonderful tea before the second match, starting at 16:30, with players from 1sts, 2nds and guest players.
There should be a wonderful atmosphere.
The cricket will be followed with a brilliant, fun evening of horse racing.
After a lot of hard work by very few people, all nine races are sold out, and races sponsored.
All we need now is a good turnout and for people to place their bets.
If horse racing isn't your thing, then no worries - we can all still contribute to the day/evening and the prosperity of the club by: making a donation, backing a horse or jockey or just come along on the day if only for a few hours.
We do want to see the Senior Members, i.e. VPs and Life VPs of the club more regularly than the luncheons. Our club can only prosper with active support across all memberships, and, as senior members, your visibility is important in consolidating our supportive culture and therefore welcome your participation and contribution.
12th August 2017
The Under 9s are amazing
They will play in the Cup Final at Bentley CC on 3rd September.
The Spitfires squad still have two league fixtures to play, but are unbeaten so far.
With the Hurricanes unbeaten and having already won their league, the treble of titles is still a possibility.
The Under 13s are also playing in a Final on the same day!
All supporters welcome.
7th August 2017
England manager at the double
Shenfield CC's Life VP & England Counties Manager, Peter Rider, completed a notable double on Friday, when England Counties beat Australia 50+ in the inaugural 50/50 over Veterans International, played at Welwyn Garden City.
The victorious England side recently won the Cape Town Tournament Final at Newlands by 6 wickets, and repeated the victory by the same margin on Friday.
England Counties 50+ now set their sights on the 2018 International 6 nation Competition in Sydney, and are looking for sponsors.
Australia's Scoresheet.
England's Scoresheet.
29th July 2017
New Honours Board
Bill Hindley has been busy making an Honours Board for players scoring centuries since 2012.
Here's a photo.
27th July 2017
Not long to go now until our Race Night on 27th August
This is a major, highly enjoyable fund-raising event.
We are looking for a sponsor for each of the 9 races, and although we have some commitments, we need a few more. If you, your company, or you know of someone who would be interested, please contact Stuart Borman or Steve Roach promptly so any advertisement can be included in the programme being printed very soon.
Equally importantly, we will need 8 Horse owners and 8 jockeys for each of the nine races.
Each winning owner will receive a bottle of bubbly along with his winnings, and a photo opportunity with the race sponsor beckons!
More details, including all the race times and the horses' names available here.
22nd July 2017
Shenfield Village Sign
Today saw the launch of the Shenfield Village Sign depicting 2000 years of Shenfield’s history ,from Roman times through to the Crossrail Elizabeth Line. It was commissioned by The Shenfield Environmental Partnership.
Pupils at Shenfield St Mary’s C of E School and Shenfield High School researched the history and were asked for their ideas on design and what should be depicted. Both schools wanted Shenfield Cricket Club to be part of the design, which is why you can see stumps, bat and ball! Our Chairman, Andrew Maxwell, and his wife Linda were at the launch, along with a number of local dignitaries.
You will see the sign on the grass verge between Oliver Road and Holmwood Avenue.
Here’s a photo.
5th July 2017
Jack Plom is in the news again and more congratulations in order Jack has been named in the England U19 squad for the summer series against India! Read all about it.
3rd July 2017
Jack Plom will now not be playing for the League at the Essex County Ground on Tuesday night
This is due to him being called up to play for the Essex 2nd XI. Congratulations, Jack.
28th June 2017
Two exciting matches coming up next week where your support would be very welcome
Jack Plom will be playing for the annual Essex Premier Leagues Team v Essex Eagles in a Floodlight T20 match at the County Ground on Tuesday 4th July, starting at 7pm. Playing against the likes of Mohammad Amir, Ryan ten Doeschate and Ravi Bopora promises to be quite an experience!
Entry is free and it would be great if a good number of people turned up to support Jack, who will be playing in his Shenfield CC T20 kit! Good luck, Jack.
Our T20 team are through to the Quarter Finals and will play v Hornchurch, Thursday 6th July away at Harrow Lodge Park. 6pm start.
Winners progress to the finals day at Billericay on Sunday 16th July!
23rd June 2017
Your own SCC Club Blazer for £100
Please complete the attached form and follow details as explained.
17th June 2017
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
Feb 2017 Draw
1st Prize Eileen Kan £44.25
2nd Prize Richard Hindley £29.50
3rd Prize Martin Ekers £14.75
May 2017 Draw
1st Prize Nigel Swan £70.50
2nd Prize Paul Carter £47.00
3rd Prize Linda Maxwell £23.50
4th June 2017
Much as we missed Matt Salisbury playing for us yesterday, we are delighted that he had a great day playing for Hampshire agains Warwickshire
He took two wickets in his first over, including that of Ian Bell. which goes down as a good start in anyone's books! He also took a big six and a four batting at number 11 to ease his side beyond 500 runs. With Warwickshire 49-6 overnight they have a long way to go.
Well done, Matt!
Videos and ongoing coverage.
29th May 2017
Congratulations to our Under 12 team
Today they played v Hutton a Peter Coe Cup match which also combined competing for the John Burrows Memorial Cup and they easily won! Hutton 78 all out, Shenfield 82-0.
Here's a photo of our talented team, with the John Burrows memorial Cup.
25th May 2017
Matt Salisbury has had a very good week and a tremendous start to the season
Take a look at this!
25th May 2017
Two Events to note
On Bank Holiday Monday - 29th May, 10:00 start, the Under 12s will be playing at and against Hutton in a Peter Coe Cup match, but they will also be playing for the John Burrows Memorial Cup. Do come along and cheer them on.
For the Seniors, the 3rd Round League Cup has been arranged for Sunday 18th June, 12:00 start at Shenfield. They would also welcome your support!
17th May 2017
Colts Training tonight - 17th May cancelled Due to the weather, both experienced and forecasted, training for tonight has been cancelled,
13th May 2017
A message from Susan Wright and family
We were touched by the number of people at Michael’s funeral, some of whom travelled a significant distance to be there. A great turnout for a great man.
Many thanks to all those who made donations to the club totalling £1,746 which will be a great help towards much needed improvements.
5th May 2017
Funeral Arrangements for Michael Wright
The funeral, a celebration of Michael’s life, will be held at 10am on Friday 12th May at
Bentley Crematorium
Ongar Road
Pilgrims Hatch
Brentwood CM15 9RZ
Family flowers only.
Donations to Shenfield Cricket Club for improving facilities.

After the service all are welcome at
Shenfield Cricket Club
22A Chelmsford Road
Shenfield CM15 8RQ
1st May 2017
It is with great sadness we inform you that Michael Wright, our President, passed away suddenly yesterday, age 76
Michael had been at the club since he was 8, as a spectator, then he became a scorer until he was old enough to play and went on to captain both the Saturday and Sunday 1st XIs. League Delegate and Ground Manager were other roles he took on many years ago and continued in those roles until he passed away. He returned to scoring when he gave up playing.
Funeral arrangements when known will be posted on this website.
27th April 2017
Please note that the dates of the two home T20 matches have been changed, therefore not as stated in the fixture card
The match v Brentwood has been moved from 6th June to Monday 12th June, Harold Wood moved from 23rd May to Tuesday 13th June.
Please also note that although it is not yet shown on the Fixtures web page, there will be 1st and 2nd XI matches on 6th May. The fixtures are fed through from Play-cricket which can’t cope with either/or and the opponents on 6th will depend on the result of the first round of the League Cup on April 29th.
15th April 2017
What a cracking start to the new season
Shenfield won the Friendly match v Harold Wood, with Shenfield scoring 293-9 in 50 overs and bowling Harold Wood out for 128 in 24 overs.
Our stars of the day -
Haris Mahmood 100, Tom Ballington 64, Harsh Kumar 44, Ollie Ekers 38
Matt Salisbury 4-16, Tom Austin 3-15.
13th April 2017
SHENFIELD Cricket Club will host a national youth initiative later this year

The club will be hosting an All Stars Cricket scheme, which has been organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in the sport.

It will run for a period of eight weeks and is a game based programme that is suitable for all skill levels.

The initiative has been designed to ensure that more youngsters get a solid cricketing foundation, in addition to encouraging physical activity in a “safe and enjoyable” environment.

The programme is built on solid foundations of social and physical development for children. Our club coaches and activators are trained to provide every child with a great first experience in cricket.

The eight weeks will be action packed, with fun games and the chance to learn new skills.

The first session will take place on Saturday 20th May and finish on 8th July, with each session running from 09.30-10.30am.

A personalised kit bag will also be given to each participant, with the programme costing £40.

Please see our All Stars Cricket Poster

Apply via simple registration by clicking

21st March 2017
Coaching for Coaches
There will be a session for new and existing Coaches, coaching assistants, plus any older Colts (15 or over), managers and parents who are interested in helping with coaching our Colts’ players in 2017.
Even if you have no prior experience and wish to help, this is a great introduction to the Colts section of the club.
Led by our Head Coach Tom Fulk, the session will be held on the 18th April 2017 at the clubhouse, commencing at 7pm.
Areas to be covered will include;
  • To understand club coaching activities
  • Motivate the SCC Coaching and managing staff to deliver the best cricketing experience available to the children
  • Develop and drive appropriate standards from the club staff through to those being coached
  • To encourage ALL parents to participate with active responsibilities on Colts match days including umpiring, pre-match warm ups and supporting roles
If you are able to attend, please notify Tom -
20th March 2017
A reminder that the pre‑season working party is this coming Saturday, 25th March from 9am
Vital work needs doing to get everything up to scratch for the new season.
Jobs include painting, jet spraying, sanding, digging and rubbish removal. Jet sprays, shovels, strimmers etc and wheelbarrows are needed and if anyone has a large open van to get rid of rubbish that will be a big help!
Please let Guy know if you are coming and if you can bring anything with you, so that he can plan the allocation of jobs.
20th March 2017
You are invited to the Grand re‑opening on April 1st of the refurbished Shenners Bar
Great night of music and drinks deals. Booking required - see the invitation.
14th March 2017
Have you got a large garden? You could use a ride‑on mower
Have a look at this bargain.
13th March 2017
Shenfield CC are partnering with TF Cricket for the 2017 season to provide you with all your cricket clothing — all ages
Please see this letter from Tom Fulk explaining the two ways of placing an order.
13th March 2017
More renovation has been going on — this time much‑needed work on the car park
A team of strong volunteers spent hours yesterday shovelling heavy tarmac chippings into the massive potholes. A roller was then used to smooth it over. A very productive day's work.
Here are some photos of the workers.
4th March 2017
There's a lot of renovation going at the club, in the bar, lounge and kitchen
Here are a few photos of the work in progress.
Still a lot of work to be done, but it should look great when finished!
24th February 2017
Winter Nets for most age groups
1st and 2nd XI: Tuesdays, 7pm, Writtle Cricket Centre
3rd, 4th, 5th XI and U16s: Fridays, 9pm, Shenfield High School
U10s to U15s : Sundays, 4pm, Writtle Cricket Centre
Contact Jack Kliber on 07837 968 326 or David Castell on 07921 941 197
27th January 2017
Here's an interesting read for you The 2016 Season's Review.
15th January 2017
SCC Feedback Survey We value your feedback and contribution to help us shape the Club's future. Please follow this link and complete our survey.
13th January 2017
Scorer Alert Wickford CC are hosting a Club Scorer course, starting in March. It will run for 6 weeks on Thursday nights, from 8pm until 10pm, 2nd March until 5th April. The cost is £40 per person.
To book your place, please contact William Morrison.
10th January 2017
Our grateful thanks to Ali Naqvi and Universal Property Management Ltd For being our main club sponsor for the next 3 years. We look forward to a successful partnership both on and off the field.
4th January 2017
Happy New Year to All Before we know it the new season will be upon us!
Some internal changes have been made to this website in order to better accommodate the various screen sizes of mobiles, tablets, etc.
The galleries have been re-arranged. You will still find photos by date, but generally, where there are multiple photos for single events, these are also in albums.
A change for the coming season is that fixtures and results will be fed on to the site direct from and results will appear next to fixtures. You will be able to view them by individual teams or by “All 2017 fixtures”.
SPONSORSHIP – we are looking to gain some income from advertising on the website, so please contact Steve Roach if you know of any organisation that might be interested.

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