Winter Nets

Winter nets have been arranged as follows.

Sawston Village College

Every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm for 10 weeks starting on January 22nd

Cost : £3 per session

 

Club Re-enters Midweek League

At the AGM it was decided to re-enter the Adams Harrison Midweek League.  It is important to have a pathway for players to progress in the game and to ensure our juniors progress to adult cricket it was felt that the 20 over midweek league was a good stepping stone to the 40 over weekend matches.  The club had withdrawn from the league a few seasons ago mainly because finding someone to organise and captain the team has proved difficult.  Hopefully now the availability and commitment will be there to ensure we keep our place in the league.  Reference to our return was made in the local press (click the link below for the article).

 

Cricket Laws Updated

A new Code of the Laws of Cricket has been issued by the MCC Committee.  It came into force on October 1st 2017 and is the first update since 2000. The ECB have written a summary document showing which laws have been changed.  One point of interest (quiz compilers please note) is that there are now only 9 ways to be dismissed.  This is because Handled the Ball is now merged into Obstructing the Field.

Click on the link below for the summary document.


Social Media

With social media being the communication method of choice for many the club has set up Facebook, Instagram & Twitter sites.

So for the latest information on the clubs activities get yourself connected to the following.

 

www.twitter.com/colvillecc/

 

www.facebook.com/westoncricket/

 

 

www.instagram.com/weston_colville_cc/

 

 

 

Living Sport Awards 2017

Living Sport is a local charity dedicated to improving the health and well being of the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through participation in sport and physical activity.  It is part of the County Sports Partnerships Network, one of 44 County Sports Partnerships (CSP’s) across England, formed in 2006 to raise the profile, and engagement, of sport with local strategic partnerships, and to increase community participation in sport. County Sports Partnerships are supported by Sport England with substantial funds from the Sport Lottery.

The annual Living Sport Awards recognise sporting performance in a number of categories with nominations received from the local community.

This year Weston Colville CC have nominated Tom Westley for the Sports Performer of the Year award in recognition of his selection for England at Test level.  We are delighted to report that he has made the shortlist of three for this award and we hope that he will be selected as the winner at the awards ceremony on November 23rd at the Burgess Hall in St.Ives.

 

Clubmark Reaccreditation

We are pleased to report that the club has completed the necessary paperwork and has been reaccredited to Clubmark for the next  three years.  The process starts with a visit from Cambridgeshire Cricket to a training session where the procedures for safety and welfare are reviewed.  Forms are then completed on-line to confirm the policies that have been adopted and the way the club communicates with members.  All of this is designed to create an environment where the club demonstrates its duty of care to young players.

Copies of the policies can be found in the pavilion and also on the website on the Adopted Polices page.

Thanks to Richard Golding and Steve Potter for their efforts to secure reaccreditation.

Coach Awards

As well as being coach, welfare officer and committee member for our club Richard Golding is also heavily involved in the Cambridgeshire branch of the ECB Coaches Association.  His current roles are Secretary and Welfare Officer. In the past he organised the ‘Coach in the Community’ programme that saw ex professional cricketers including Derek Randall and Ian Pont deliver coaching sessions for coaches.  These sessions provide valuable information for coaches to take away and use at their clubs. To recognise Richard’s contribution to Cambridgeshire coaches, the county nominated him for the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ category in this years Coach Awards.  We are pleased to report that he won and was treated to a day out at the Oval when England played South Africa.  Winners were presented with their awards on the Oval pitch by England bowling coach Ottis Gibson (who has now left the post to coach South Africa).

The Kia Oval on July 28, 2017 in London, England.

Junior Cricket 2017

At the start of the season the Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association announced that they were no longer running leagues at U12 and U14 level.  This gave us a big problem because we had planned to enter teams in both. So to ensure our juniors got a game we had to push the Under 15 team up to the Premier League, enter our U14’s in the Under 15 Regional League and enter the U12’s in the Under 13 Regional League. Therefore all of our league teams were playing below their age group which resulted in a challenging season.

Full details of each match can be found on the Matches page but in summary the U15P and U15R teams were unable to record any victories although they came close on a number of occasions.  The U13’s fared better winning three games and in a tight league finished runners up to Haverhill.  It may have been a tough season but it is all about learning the ups and downs of the game and the experiences will benefit the players next season.  The one exception this year has been the outstanding form of the U11’s.  They won the league for the first time without losing a game.  The only defeat all season was the cup final where they lost narrowly to Linton.  This is all very positive for the future as we see more young players taking up the game.

In addition to the junior programme the club also joined forces with Burrough Green to deliver the first All Stars Cricket (ASC) sessions.  ASC is a new scheme launched by the ECB to get children in the 5-8 age range playing the game. A total of twenty five children signed up to eight sessions which gave an introduction to the game.

The club would like to thank all parents and family members who have supported the junior section at Friday coaching and at matches

Difficult Season for 2nd XI

It has been a difficult season for the 2nd XI with several conceded games.  But they have soldiered on recognising the importance of a 2nd XI to allow juniors to get into adult cricket, and to develop the next generation of 1st XI players.

Their final match was at home to Thriplow IV where a low scoring game saw the hosts dismissed for 44 but a good display in the field made the visitors work hard for their victory, losing six wickets in reaching their target.

 

 

Mowers stolen

A note for all cricket clubs.  There are thieves in the area and mowers are their target.

Between the end of our home game last Saturday (July 29th) and the following Monday our groundsmans shed was broken into and three mowers stolen plus quantities of petrol and diesel.

We have lost a Ransomes 213d sit on mower that was used for the outfield, a Ransomes GS50 pitch mower and a Stiga rotary.  The chances of these being offered to other clubs is small but please note the models just in case.