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Shenfield Cricket Club

Established 1921

Members of the Hamro Foundation Essex League

(The ECB accredited Premier League of Essex)

Affiliated to the Club Cricket Conference

2008 News

10th December 2008
New President and New Chairman
Last night's AGM saw the election of Michael Wright as President and Paul Carter as Chairman - both very popular choices. There are some other changes to the list of officials, but the web page list will not be updated until all contact details are known.
5th December 2008
Annual General Meeting
Just a reminder that the AGM is to be held, at the pavilion, next Tuesday (9th Dec) starting at 8pm.
26th November 2008
New Photos
The 2008 Gallery now has photos of the presentations made at the Dinner Dance.
19th November 2008
2008 Season Review
The Captains' reports of the 2008 season, are now available. These will also appear in the 2009 Shepherd Neame League handbook.
27th September 2008
Under 13 Reviews
The Managers of the Under 13A and Under 13B teams have written reports and collated statistics for the 2008 Season.
20th September 2008
Working Party
Yes, your club needs you! The usual end of season clear up begins at 10am on Saturday 27th September. Many hands make light work, so come along and do your bit!
14th September 2008
Photos of President's Day are now on the website. Some action shots taken during the 1st XI's recent match against Fives & Heronians have also been added to the page containing the team photo.
7th September 2008
2nd XI are Champions!
Congratulations to the 2nd XI who are 2008 2nd XI Division One League Champions and will therefore play in the Premier Division next season. They finished 26 points ahead of Runners Up, Upminster.
2nd August 2008
Under 11s selected for District Match
Five Shenfield U11s were selected for the District match against the North Essex District on Wednesday July 30th. Unfortunately laryngitis prevented captain George Meaney from playing, but Ben Mann, Ben Loader, George Ballington and Oliver Castell all contributed to a thrilling 1 wicket victory. Ben Loader kept for 35 overs without conceding a bye and then scored the winning runs to maintain the District’s 2 year winning run. Enjoy the photos of our young superstars.
1st August 2008
Under 16s. Monday 4th August
Your support is needed here too! Our Under 16s are in the Matchplay Quarter-Final, playing against South Woodford on Monday 4th August, 1pm start, normal 40 over format. Two more wins would see them in the Final at the County Ground, Chelmsford, in September.

The venue is:
South Woodford CC
Highfield Road

The lads would be pleased to have the support of anyone who is free that day.
31st July 2008
Twenty20. Thursday, 7th August
Your support is needed! This year's competition is getting down to the business end and following success over the last couple of seasons, Shenfield are still involved this year at the quarter final stage. We play Hornchurch away next Thursday, 7th August, 5:30pm start, for a place in Finals Day.

The venue is:
Harrow Lodge Park
Hornchurch Road

Hornchurch have also previously had success in this competition and enter fully into Twenty20 spirit by laying on a DJ, BBQ and all the other razzmatazz that goes with Twenty20. They will have a big crowd, so we need to match them and give the Shenners boys plenty of support!
31st July 2008
President's Day Sunday 31st August
President's Day will take place as planned despite the sad loss of our President John Burrows. Roger and Nicola will be hosting the day and have extended an open invitation to all Club members and their families. Let's hope the weather is kind and the cricket is of a calibre appropriate to bring the curtain down on John's 30 years as President of the Club.
28th July 2008
St Helier's (Pear Cider)
Our generous sponsors assembled a team to play against a club side yesterday. Thanks to John Hibberd and his wife Sandra, it was a really super afternoon despite the blistering heat. The refreshing Pear Cider was indeed most welcome! As for the actual cricket, here is a report.
25th July 2008
Congratulations Tom Ballington
Tom is an U8 but has won a spot in the Essex U9 team. In his first outing he scored 10 not out to guide Essex to victory. See him receiving his Essex cap. We are all very proud of you, Tom.
19th July 2008
Young Tourists!
We wish Matthew Salisbury and Charlie Sutherland an enjoyable and successful time next week. They are off on tour to Yorkshire with Essex Under 15s. Matthew and Charlie have been playing for Essex Under 15s since May. See the team phototaken two days ago.
12th July 2008
George Pratt (12 years old!)
Greatly contributed to today's 4th XI win over Chelmsford by taking 5-23. Other stars were batsman E Joyner, 78, and L Neil, 36, who shared a 100 partnership. Wicketkeeper S Samarasekara took 4 stumpings and 2 catches. Result
3rd July 2008
Under 16 Matchplay
Congratulations to the U16s on another magnificent win last Sunday, against Springfield. Springfield 179 all out, Shenfield 180-1.
They are now second in Group 2 on run rate to Hadleigh and the next game is away against Hadleigh on Sunday 13th July, so all to play for. Andy Ross has now scored an amazing 325 runs in the competition, at an average of 108.3.
The top two in Group 2 go through to play the top two in Group 1 (looking like South Woodford and Wanstead) in the quarter finals.
30th June 2008
Our 4th is now up and running! Luke Neal is the Captain
Three friendly fixtures have been arranged, so far. The team will comprise a mixture of young and more mature players.
23rd June 2008
Super Vet!
Congratulations to Peter Rider, top scorer (58 runs), playing for Essex veterans, in their last ball thriller against National Champions Surrey. Surrey 240. Essex 241-8.
18th June 2008
Funeral arrangements for John Burrows
A private family cremation service on Wednesday, 25th June, will be followed by a 4pm memorial service at Christ Church, Warley Hill CM13 3AA.
Location and directions are here.
Family flowers only please. Alternatively, those wishing to make a commemorative donation should send a cheque in favour of Saint Francis Hospice to Bennetts Funeral Directors 120 High Street, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4AS. It is possible to increase the value of the donation for income tax payers by printing and completing a gift aid declaration form. This form is available at:
the Saint Francis Hospice website.
16th June 2008
Our President
It is with great sadness that we have to report that John Burrows passed away yesterday evening. He had been in ill-health for quite some time, not that you would have known it from his demeanour, as he always made light of his problems. Our hearts go out to his son, Roger, daughter, Nicola and their families. Details of the funeral arrangements will be published here when known.
On Saturday, as a mark of respect and affection, there will be a one minute silence prior to all three games and the players will wear black armbands.
Take a look at this page to share in happy memories of John.
11th June 2008
New 9th Wicket Partnership Record
The Bertie Joel Cup match today saw a 9th wicket partnership of 114 between Dave Griffith and Andy Hayes, soundly beating the previous record of 76 held by T Miles and P Price since 1991.
29th May 2008
Lucky Bear Visits Shenfield!
Revisiting Shenfield CC after a 30 year gap was top priority during a trip to the UK for former Shenfield player, Australian Ron Fleming.
19th May 2008
Two personal bests notched up in the U16 team
Shenfield beat Brentwood by 229 runs on 18th May with some outstanding performances, including 107 not out by Ollie Ekers and bowling figures of 8-0-30-6 for Joe Pratt. Read the full report.
12th May 2008
Super Sunday for Super Colts
The Colts racked up 6 wins yesterday! Brief details here.
29th April 2008
Calling all Volunteer Caterers
Free "How to Prepare Food Safely" training session to be held on Monday 12th May, starting at 8pm at the pavilion. This is to comply with Food Safety legislation, not to insult you or doubt your efficiency! Read more.
15th April 2008
Launch Event
On Friday, 18th April, from 6pm, there is an event to launch the 2008 season. Read about what you can look forward to if you attend.
19th March 2008
Crisis Containment!
There was a spot of bother getting the "new" container delivered. See what happened.
21st February 2008
Working Parties
Many willing hands are required on 29th March and 12th April for the necessary pre-season preparations, inside and out. From 10am on both Saturdays.
5th February 2008
Jack Petchey Awards
Nominations are invited for the February Award - please contact Richard Hindley as soon as possible.
Many congratulations to James Borman, winner of the 4th quarter 2007 award. Also to Joe Pratt, winner of the January 2008 award - the first of what are now monthly awards, rather than quarterly.
31st January 2008
Test Catch Cricket
If you fancy a little catching practise, try this! It's said to be a talent search being conducted on behalf of Cricket Australia to replace Adam Gilchrist! Many thanks to Adelaide resident Phil Robins (former Shenfield player) for the link.
30th January 2008
Cresta Run
We are pleased to report that Richard Hindley emerged relatively unscathed from the "Ultimate Thrill" of the Cresta Run and, together with mate, Sean Emmett, raised over £1,000 for Breast Cancer Research. Well done, lads! Here are a few photos
8th January 2008
Cresta Run
Richard Hindley will be doing it! Modest as ever, he has not sought this publicity, but his Mum has! Richard and Sean Emmett are heading to St. Moritz on the 23rd January for the ultimate ride on a 'tea tray' down a steep ice run known as The Cresta Run.
The Cresta Run was first built in 1887 and has been rebuilt from scratch every year since. From top to bottom, the drop is 514 feet and the gradient varies from 1 in 2.8 to 1 in 8.7 as the course winds its way through 10 named corners, including the famous Shuttlecock bend where, over the years, many riders have come off. The only way down is head-first on a skeleton toboggan - at top speeds of around 80 mph! Riders have completed the whole 1.2 kilometre course in less than 60 seconds.
Richard and Sean are funding the trip themselves, but thought it a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research.
Therefore, all donations would be gratefully received at the just giving web site or in the pink box on the bar at the Eagle and Child Public House, Tabors Corner, Shenfield.
Here's a link to You Tube which gives a pretty good overview of the Cresta Run.
Best of luck, guys!

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