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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

2010 News

7th December 2010
A reminder that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th December, in the pavilion, starting at 7.30pm.
15th November 2010
Under 11B team still playing!
They have made a great start in the indoor league. See the results and fixtures.
15th October 2010
Webs is finally leaving!
3rd October 2010
Do you have any photos of the End of Season Fancy Dress Party?
If so, please let your webmaster have them as only one received so far!
29th September 2010
Working Party this Saturday, 2nd October. All willing hands welcome for the variety of jobs needed to prepare the pavilion and ground for the winter.
29th September 2010
The 2010 Awards Presentation evening, for senior players, will be held on 13th November
17th September 2010
League Dinner on Friday 22nd October
There still might be a place or two left, so if you are interested please contact Peter Rider as soon as possible as numbers have to be confirmed very soon. Cost is approx £35 per head.
14th September 2010
Colts End of Season Presentations Evening
This took place on 3rd September, with Essex cricketer, Graham Napier, kindly presenting the awards. Some great photos were taken and there is a report by Martin Ekers.
12th September 2010
Jack Petchey Awards
We were pleased to welcome Mayor David Tee who presented the Jack Petchey Awards at a special presentation evening on 10th September.The Mayor was accompanied by the Mayoress - his wife, Pamela. The individual presentations are here, except for Allan Salisbury whose award was for 2009.
10th September 2010
Bertie Joel Cup Final
10th September 2010
Grant Flower
Peter Rider has just written to Grant Flower thanking him for taking the men's coaching on Tuesday evenings this year. Training was well attended, very enjoyable, and our performances were significantly improved, which is reflected in the club's results this Season.
We take this opportunity to wish Grant well in his new capacity as Zimbabwe's batting coach.
8th September 2010
Club Captain, Peter Rider, sums up Shenfield's great season
8th September 2010
U15B Champions
Congratulations to Dannie Bamrah's 15B team who won the Division 2 West league. Played 6, won 6! Couldn't do better than that!
6th September 2010
We are the Champions!
We won the Bertie Joel Cup Final today. Shenfield 221-7 in 45 overs, Waltham 203 all out (41.1 overs). At the time this great news is being written, the coachload of players and supporters who travelled to Ealing are still celebrating! They were very lucky with the weather, there being no loss of play for rain, despite it raining in Essex for most of the afternoon, heavy at times.
5th September 2010
The Saturday League Season is over
What a successful season it was for Shenfield!
The 1st XI, in Division One, finished in a comfortable midway position, after being promoted from Division Two last season.
The 2nd XI came top of the 2nd XI Premier Division – a staggering 77 points ahead of nearest rivals Woodford Wells.
The 3rd XI tied with Chelmsford on points at the top of the 3rd XI Premier Division, although Chelmsford go top because of one more win.
Our brand new 4th XI, in Division Three East, finished 2nd, just 3 points behind leaders Belhus.
Congratulations to all the Captains.
5th September 2010
The Annual John Burrows Memorial Match
This was played at Shenfield on August Bank Holiday Monday and Hutton won again!
5th September 2010
Lady Umpire comes to Shenfield!
2nd September 2010
Bertie Joel Cup
There are still a few places left for the coach going to the final on Monday, 6th Sept, leaving at 7am. If anyone is interested, please contact David Wright (Groggy).
22nd August 2010
2nd XI Champions!
Congratulations to the 2nd XI whose position at the top of the table is now unassailable, being 66 points ahead of their nearest rival, with just two games to play.
20th August 2010
Bertie Joel Cup Semi Final
We won! Well done, lads! In a 45 over match, Wycombe House were 146 all out in 37.4 overs and we got 147-6 in 36 overs. J Salisbury 3-16 off 9; J Walter top scorer with 43 not out. The final will be at Ealing Cricket Club on Monday 6th September at 11am, against either Cambridge Granta or Waltham (their Semi Final is on Thursday 26th).
12th August 2010
Bertie Joel Cup
The Semi Final is to be an away match vs Wycombe House (Middlesex) 1.30pm start on Friday 20th August. A long way to go, but supporters would be very welcome.
8th August 2010
Shenfield put 5 teams out yesterday!
An historic day, albeit the 5th XI match was a friendly, which Shenfield lost. See the report skipper Stuart Borman has written and a photo of the five skippers.
4th August 2010
Under 16 Matchplay Semi Final
This will be against Brentwood, but played at Billericay, on Monday 16th August, 1pm start. All support welcome.
2nd August 2010
Under 16 Matchplay Competition
Congratulations to our U16s who easily beat Horndon-on-the Hill in their Quarter Final match today. The Semi Final (opponents not yet known) will take place at Billericay on 16th August.
1st August 2010
Bertie Joel Cup
Shenfield beat Woodford Wells and will meet Isleworth based Wycombe House CC in the semi-finals, date to be arranged. Congratulations to the whole team, but particularly to opening bat Elliot Richtor who scored 175 not out.
29th July 2010
End of Season Fancy Dress Party - 4th September
There is a £5 entry fee this year, to be paid to Captains during the day. The money will go towards the prizes for best Fancy Dress outfits. Last year’s winner, Gumbo, who was a very convincing Mike Jarvis lookalike, is returning from Korea to defend his title!
Have a look at last year's costumes, so you know what not to wear!
29th July 2010
Luke Jarvis
Please see his message about the Steve Waugh Foundation.
27th July 2010
Matchplay Quarter‑Finals
Congratulations to the Under 16s on reaching the quarter-finals. They will be playing Horndon-onthe-Hill on Monday 2nd August, 1pm start at home. All support very welcome.
24th July 2010
Bertie Joel Cup
Shenfield will play Woodford Wells in the third round on Sunday, 1st August. Away match, 1.30pm start. All supporters welcome.
14th July 2010
The Ballingtons had net practice with Ricky Ponting!
12th July 2010
Bertie Joel Cup Match
This match, against South Woodford, has been re-arranged for Tuesday 20th July, 2pm start, at Shenfield. All support very welcome.
9th July 2010
Bertie Joel Cup Match
South Woodford have postponed the match that was due to take place on Tuesday 13th. Watch this space for the new date.
3rd July 2010
The Lads are in Barbados!
Eleven of our young players are in the Shenfield High School squad invited to the renowned Sir Garfield Sobers Cricket Festival. We hope to be getting regular updates from Mike Naylor, which will be put on the website on a page called Barbados Tour, on the Articles sub-menu. This is a direct link. The great man visited Shenfield High School last year - you might like to revisit that page.
1st July 2010
The Dukes Essex Twenty20
The second match has been re-arranged for Monday, 5th July - away at Upminster, starting at 6pm. All support very welcome.
27th June 2010
The Dukes Essex Twenty20 and Bertie Joel Cup
Please note the Twenty20 game scheduled for 6th July needs to be re-arranged as Upminster's ground is not available that day. Watch this space....
On Tuesday, July 13th, your support would be very welcome at Shenfield for a Bertie Joel Cup match vs South Woodford. 1pm start. We had a bye in the first round, so this is a second round match.
24th June 2010
The Dukes Essex Twenty20
The second match has been arranged for Tuesday, 6th July - away to Upminster, starting at 6pm. All support very welcome.
16th June 2010
CCC Cup 3rd Round
Unfortunately, Shenfield suffered a narrow 12 run defeat in the CCC Cup 3rd round match at the picturesque ground at Tunbridge Wells. Here are some pictures taken at the match.
3rd June 2010
The Dukes Essex Twenty20
starts with a home tie against Old Brentwoods, next Tuesday 8th June. The game starts at 5.30pm. All support will be welcome as will your custom at the bar. Its much cheaper than forking out to see the Essex Eagles and there's a wider range of beverages on offer. You may, however, be forced into viewing one or two players in tight fitting coloured outfits as a result of laundry/dieting issues!
3rd June 2010
CCC Cup 3rd Round
we have been drawn away to Tunbridge Wells on Sunday 13th June. Their ground is arguably one of the most picturesque in the country and indeed Kent are playing a County Championship and a Twenty20 game there the week before we pitch up. Again, all support welcome.
23rd May 2010
Stop Press
We are through to the 3rd round of the CCC Cup. It was pleasing to note the significant contributions made by some of our youngsters - M Simmons, O Bailey and J Kavanagh. Not forgetting the oldies, D Wright took 5 wickets for 41 runs.
23rd May 2010
Doing Well!
In the Shepherd Neame League, the 1st XI is joint top with Ardleigh Green, the 2nd XI is top, four points clear of Chelmsford and the 3rd XI is in third place. Our new 4th XI is in fourth place, having been unlucky in having their first match washed out. It's early in the season, but it is a very long time since things looked so good! Next week sees the first three teams face South Woodford, strong contenders currently placed third in the 1st table XI table. We've done well in the Cup matches too, having got through to the third round of the League Cup and the second round of the CCC Cup.
12th May 2010
Child Welfare — TTL Course
Congratulations to Julia Stuckey, Alison Garrett, Matt Barrett and Sarah Slennett who have now all obtained this certification.
They will be taking the two other parts of the course prior to next season, giving us the opportunity then of forming a Club Welfare committee.
17th April 2010
SCC Member Registration Forms for 2010 are now available
Click here to download. Playing members are asked to complete and return their forms and cheques, as detailed on the form, before the League season starts.
Please also see the Club Captain's pre-season newsletter.
17th March 2010
Working Parties
All hands needed on deck! As usual there are some preparations to be made to the cricket pavilion and its surroundings, and the club committee would appreciate your support at the pre-season working parties on Saturdays 27th March and 3rd April from 10am.
There will be plenty of indoor and outdoor jobs to be done in order to prepare the clubhouse and grounds, so please bring your toolbox, gardening shears, paint brushes, dress up in your Saturday Worst and help us get the season off to a flying start.
It would be helpful if you could let Allan Salisbury know if you are coming and if you have any particular DIY skills.
13th March 2010
Photos for your mantelpiece perhaps?
Gavin Ellis of TGS Photos has, over the last 4 seasons, taken 183 pictures at Shenfield matches and they are available for purchase online. Some are really stunning action shots. Others are amusing! Go to, type Shenfield cricket into the search box and have an enjoyable browse.
7th March 2010
Sad News
We have recently learned that Bill Dixon passed away shortly before Christmas. The President has sent condolences to his family, on behalf of the club. Before retiring to Suffolk, Bill was a long-standing, valuable member of the club and was voted in as a Life Vice-President in 1986. He was 1st XI umpire (1980s, pre Panel Umpires) and an outstanding, irrepressible fundraiser. It was hard to resist his cheerful smile as he lightened your wallet! Twice, in the 1980s, he even got members to provide spare beds for an entire Welsh male voice choir who came to put on concerts to raise funds for the club!
3rd March 2010
Try something different! A Casino Night
to be held on Saturday 10th April. Please see flyer for full details of this fundraiser. Strictly over 16s only.
27th February 2010
Awards Presentation Evening
This successful event was held last weekend and photos of most of the award winners are now in the 2010 Gallery. Arshad Ali could not be present on the evening, but was chosen as 1st XI Player of the Season.
19th February 2010
Shenfield Old Boys — where are you?
WE NEED YOU! We are putting together a contact list of former Shenfield players. Please email with your details to be added to the list.
Would you like the opportunity to play the occasional game?
In July this year a dozen of our players will be off to Barbados on tour with Shenfield High School. In their absence we’re looking to former players and colts’ parents to play the odd game to fill the breach. And if you fancy an indoor net before the season then David can arrange that and maybe buy the odd beer to help you rehydrate. If you just want to join the email list so you can be informed of social gatherings then that’s fine too.
25th January 2010
Congratulations, richly‑deserved
to Allan Salisbury, Facilities Manager, for attaining a Jack Petchey Leader's Award. The nomination details are at the bottom of the 2009 Petchey page. Allan will receive the award at a prestigious Jack Petchey event, date yet to be decided.
16th January 2010
Players and Officials (over 16s only)
please see details of the Awards Presentation Evening to be held on 20th February.
3rd January 2010
Happy New Year!
Try to forget about the cold weather by looking forward to the forthcoming cricket season! The Shepherd Neame League fixtures (including the new 4th XI) are all now available on our website's Fixtures menu, also the Sunday League and Matchplay fixtures.

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