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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

2014 News

26th November 2014
A reminder that the AGM will be held on Tuesday 2nd December starting at 8pm. All are welcome.
24th November 2014
Events for November and December
15th October 2014
Post‑Season Tidy up
Saturday 25th October from 10am. We are just looking for an hour or so of your time on the morning to do one of many small but important jobs. More details here.
3rd October 2014
Dinner Dance on 17th October cancelled
reluctantly, due to a combination of circumstances.
However, as we all had the evening pencilled in for some food, drink, dancing and general merriment, we’ve arranged an alternative event at our club to achieve just that!
What would you do otherwise, sit home and watch TV?
No need, we’re bringing TV to you!
7:00pm Club Bar open
8:30pm TV Fish & Chip Supper
9:00pm TV COMPETITION HOUR featuring local variants of “Deal or No Deal”, “The Price is (W)Right”, “Pointless”, “Name that Tune”, “What was the Advert?” , “Play your cards Right” etc., with team prizes.
10:00pm Singer……………… A short song set by Francesca Priest to get you in the mood for dancing.
The bar will be open till late.
Tickets are just £10 per person (including supper) and “smart dress” the order of the day.
We hope you will not be too disappointed about the D&D and will book your table and seats for the alternative. Anyone wanting an alternative to fish & chips, please let us know when booking.
Contact Martin Ekers or Roachy to book.
29th September 2014
Stratford Olympic Park
Fancy free admittance to the recording of a brand new series of The Clare Balding Show? Given the nature of the show, the producers would very much like their audience to comprise of sporting enthusiasts and are inviting club members and friends and family (over 16s) along to the recordings on 1st, 8th and 15th October - the tickets are completely free of charge.
There are big name guests - plus it's also a chance to marvel at the stunning BT Sport studios, right in the heart of the Olympic Park.
Cricketers Kevin Pieterson and Jimmy Anderson will be joining Clare along with other great guests. For dates, times and other info, go to this direct booking link.
18th September 2014
Congratulations to and thanks from Shenfield High School
Garry Sapsford says Shenfield High School is very grateful to Shenfield CC for hosting 3 Essex Schools Cricket finals this September. Shenfield High made each of these finals, winning the U19 final on the last ball v Newham College. SCC youngsters Alex Rickenbach, George Pratt and Haris Mahmood were fundamental to the dramatic win with 5 SCC players in total representing the school.
The U13 girls finalwas a local derby between Shenfield and St Martins with SHS winning by 30 runs with SCC's Imogen Southcott awarded Player of the Match. These Shenfield girls were also crowned National Schools Champions at Wormsley CC this week in a remarkable few days for the school's cricket teams.
The last Essex Schools final will feature Shenfield's U15 girls against St Angela's on Monday,22nd. Good luck in completing a county treble girls!
15th September 2014
The Annual Dinner Dance At Warley Park Golf Club on 17th October is fast approaching
7.30pm for 8pm. £35 per head, includes 3 course meal and entertainment. Tables of 8 ideally, but other numbers of between 6-10 can be worked out. Dress: Smart.
Final numbers and payments need to be in no later than OCT 3RD!!! Please let us know any dietary requirements when booking your table; we cannot sort this out on the night!
Please contact either Martin Ekers or Steve Roach to book tables and arrange payment.
Martin Ekers -
Steve Roach - or text 07952 498009.
8th September 2014
Colts' Chariman, Stuart Barnes says "While it was sad to say goodbye to the four trophies Shenfield Colts won in 2013, we say hello to two new ones in 2014 at U9 and U11!Many congratulations to Garry Griffin and his U9 & U11 teams for doing so well this season."
7th September 2014
Congratulations to the Under 9s who won the play offs today beating Bentley and then Hutton in the final
The lads deserve to look so happy! Here's what spectator Allan Salisbury had to say about the final - "It was a joy to watch. The Shenfield team were a cut above the opposition and deservedly won the trophy. Hutton were outplayed with bat and ball. Whilst in the field our boys were thoroughly focused on the game, backed up each other, caught well, threw well and hit the stumps two or three times to run-out the opposition batsmen. Just to see boys of that age walking in whilst fielding, watching and concentrating on the game and being alert to every game situation is very pleasing. They looked a really good team.
Our bowlers and fielders took wickets at regular intervals, stifling any opportunity for Hutton to build a total. When batting, our upper order in particular hit some fine shots, including several to the boundary.
Gary Griffin and team have obviously got the players very well drilled: they are a credit to him and to the club. Also bearing in mind that several of the boys are only u8s the future looks rosy for Shenfield colts!
I thoroughly enjoyed my morning and was very proud to support our young players."
2nd September 2014
Super Colts
Delighted to report that the U11s won the League Div 2 West and the U9s are in the play off finals next Sunday (7th Sept) at Bentley Cricket Club, so we are in with a chance of a second trophy. The future looks good, with such strong youngsters coming through the ranks. Congratulations to Garry Griffin who manages both teams.
Your support at Bentley would be much welcomed. Here is the programme for the day.
2nd September 2014
SCC will once again be playing in the Graham Gooch Indoor League over the winter at Essex CC
6 a side teams have been entered at U15, U13 & U11 age groups. Stuart, Martin & Garry will be running the teams with games scheduled from early October through to March 2015.
1st September 2014
Bertie Joel Cup Final
Sadly, we lost by 25 runs in a match reduced to 35 overs. Hard luck lads and sounds like you had a long day with the rain-delayed start.
31st August 2014
1st September
Matt Simmons will be updating the twitter account throughout the game.
26th August 2014
A BIG thank you for a great night from Martin Ekers who organised the Race Night on 24th August
19th August 2014
Congratulations from all at SCC to Matt Keane who recently got married
18th August 2014
Race Night, Sunday 24th August
All Races sponsored, all Horses sold, but you can still back your winner!
“TOTE” tickets will be on sale at the club during the evenings this week, as well as on the night of course, in multiples of just 50p, so back your favourite name or owner, and let Martin E or Roachy know what you want to back, and for how much.
17th August 2014
Bertie Joel Cup — We won the Semi Final against Basingstoke and North Hants
We now face Waltham, winners the last two years, in the Final, to be played at Sutton CC on 1st September, 11am start.
15th August 2014
Attention All SCC Players
Please read this document from the Shepherd Neame Essex League which has further questions on structure and formats for SNEL clubs and make your views known to your Captains before the end of the season.
14th August 2014
Just 16 poor orphaned horses left for the 24th August Race Night and it will cost you just £10 to own one!
You even get it to name it yourself! This spreadsheet shows the 16 vacancies in the various races.
Contact Martin Ekers to choose your horse and arrange payment.
12th August 2014
Bertie Joel Cup
The Semi Final match v Basingstoke & North Hants which was rained off last Sunday has now been re-arranged for this Sunday, 17th August, 1pm start.
Do come along and support.
8th August 2014
Bertie Joel Cup
A semi final match v Basingstoke & North Hants has been hastily arranged for this Sunday, 10th August, 1pm start. The weather forecast does not look encouraging, but if the match does take place, do come along and support.
15th July 2014
Shenfield’s longest serving Tea Lady passes away
It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to Mary Hindley who passed away yesterday, age 70.
The funeral service has been arranged for 2.00pm on Wednesday 23rd July at St Mary’s Church, Shenfield.
Family flowers only. Donations welcomed to MacMillan Nurses, British Heart Foundation, or Cancer Research.
Mary will be greatly missed but happily remembered, for she was never seen without a smile on her face, just as in this photo. Our sincerest condolences to Bill, husband of 42 years, sons Michael & Richard and family.
Mary prepared and made teas from an early age. First helping her mum make teas for her husband Joe when he played for the 2nd XI. She then progressed to being in charge for her husband Bill’s time, also for the 2nd XI. It was only last year when she returned to being an assistant for Michelle to help out Michael.
Mary still visited the home games when her boys where playing.

There was very much more to Mary than SCC tea lady:
  • The Royal British Legion awarded the 45 year bar to her service medal for selling poppies and organising collectors in the Shenfield & Hutton area every year.
  • For 55 years she sang in the St Mary’s church choir.
  • She was a staunch member of Shenfield Green WI and took on the role of secretary in 2013 and ended up being treasurer as well.
  • In 2009 she was awarded the Silver Acorn for outstanding services to Scouting. She supported Bill for decades in his scouting ventures and at Thriftwood took on the roles of Booking Secretary, Catering Manager and Tuckshop Manager.
10th July 2014
Summer Camps for Colts and Foals, run by Head Coach, Thomas Fulk
These will be for Colts on Monday 18th August, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th. The Foals Camp will be on Thursday 21st August. Click here to download the Colts registration form and here for the Foals form.
7th July 2014
It's All Over Now!
Stuart Barnes wants to say a big "Thank You" to everyone involved at Shenfield Cricket Club this weekend. Riders, sponsors, friends and colleagues who supported us throughout the event - you know who you are!! We expect to raise in excess of £3,500. Brilliant!
Read Stuart's full report on the event and how to pay outstanding monies.
Here's a spreadsheet with all the riders' names and their times.
Also, details of the the winners of the sprint challenges.
5th July 2014
We could win 1 of 6 flat sheet covers up to the value of £350 from the ECB, with your help
For every 5 players at our club that fill in the National Cricket Playing Survey, the club will get one ticket in the prize draw. So 10 responses means 2 chances to win, 15 is 3 chances and so on!
The more players from SCC that fill in the survey the more chance we have. Simple!
Hurry though…there’s not long left!
Other prizes on offer too.
The national playing survey will not only will help in evidencing to the government around possible funding for the game, but also in providing us valuable information to clubs, leagues and districts around the current feeling amongst players in the game.
The ECCB are also keen for you to take part in this survey - See here how to claim discounted tickets for Essex v Hampshire on Tuesday 22 July in The NatWest T20 Blast.
2nd July 2014
Tour De Shenners Sprint Challenge
Are you up for the 2 minute sprint challenge? Go on - give it a go!
Full details here.
1st July 2014
Summer Camps for Colts and Foals, run by Head Coach, Thomas Fulk
These will be for Colts on Monday 18th August, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th. The Foals Camp will be on Thursday 21st August. Click here for full details of how to book.
30th June 2014
5 days to go!
27th June 2014
Bikeathon — just 7 days to go
Thanks to those who have already made pledges. We cannot personally get to you all, so please, please, come forward with your sponsorship pledges via email direct to Stuart Barnes, or update the sponsorship form available at the SCC Bar from today.
This is a Team event, so it doesn’t matter who you sponsor!!
We hope to see many of you on the Friday night/Saturday but do not wait until then before you pledge some £££. Remember all of the Riders are Parent Volunteers or Colts. We are putting life and limb on the line so appreciate your support!!
Our target is 750km over 24 hours – to help us you can sign up as a “Special guest” on the Riders Schedule on the wall to the right of the bar. See who has already agreed to keep us company and why not join in?
Remember we will be cycling ALL NIGHT and throughout Saturday to try and hit 750km.
STOP PRESS On Friday night (4th July) we also have a very talented singer coming along (Francesca Priest) to do a set from 8:45PM. All are welcome!!
19th June 2014
Bikeathon Sponsorship
Some of you have asked how you could sponsor us – well here is how!
Decide who you want to sponsor from the list of riders & contact them via email / text / in person with how much you wish to donate.
We hope to see many of you on the Friday night / Saturday but please do not wait until then before you pledge some £££.
Remember all of the Riders are Parent Volunteers or Colts. We are putting life and limb on the line so appreciate your £££ support!!
19th June 2014
Jack Newton, Rishi Mukherjee and Tom Ballington
Congratulations to these three U14 Colts representing Essex away to Kent this Sunday. Good luck - we are very proud of you!
14th June 2014
On Fri 4th July – Sat 5th July, we will be holding a 24-hour Bikeathon fundraising event at the Club
All are welcome! We need to raise £32,000 to replace our dilapidated Practice Nets in time for next season. Please see flyer with details of the Bikeathon and lots of things happening on the social front over those two days.
11th June 2014
FIFA World Cup
SCC will be showing all England (& other key) matches during the World Cup, starting this Saturday evening (14th) with England V Italy 11pm KO.
7th June 2014
Shenfield CC Player Pack
Special one-off offer on Teamwear prices on Shenfield CC Gray Nicolls Matrix Tee and Storm shorts @ £27.96 – RRP £41.50 (If ordered by 22nd June!)
You can order at Fenton Sports, 6 High Street, Brentwood or by phone –Fenton’s 01277 219438
Sample sizes available at Fenton Sports.
4th June 2014
Shenfield Cricket Club hosted the inaugural Brentwood 3 Tees cricket competition yesterday.
See details and photo here.
28th May 2014
Cooky's Big Bash on Thursday, 5th June
Cricket Club members can now get 8 tickets for the price of 6 for this very special T20 match at Chelmsford between Essex and Cooky’s All Stars featuring many international stars. If you can take advantage of this, please contact Neil Foster direct and mention Shenfield CC. Other details here.
26th May 2014
All Players
The Essex County Cricket Board are keen to have your views on just two topics via this link.
Just two questions so please go online and complete as it should only take half a minute unless you wish to add optional comments.
21st May 2014
Matt Salisbury
He's doing so well - what a star! Seen on TV and heard on radio during his recent Essex 1st XI debut.Read what he had to sayabout his recent matches for Essex, also what Head Coach, Paul Grayson, had to say about him. We are all very proud of you, Matt.
26th April 2014
The Essex Cricket League XI
will be playing Essex County Cricket Club 1st XI in a T20 Match at the County Ground, Chelmsford, under floodlights, on Thursday 15th May, 7pm start.
Tom Phillipe, one of our new players this season, will be keeping wicket for the League side.
21st April 2014
Crash, Bang, Wallop!
Look at this tree which crashed down on to SCC's ground just minutes before last Saturday's match started.
30th March 2014
All Day Coffee Morning on Friday 4th April
Please see details of this event, running from 8.30am until 4.30pm, which is a fundraiser for the desperately-needed new nets.
18th March 2014
Pre‑Season working Party
Saturday 29th is the date for the SCC spring clean - inside and out. It will start at 09:30 with tea and butties. Please can everyone give Shenfield Cricket Club an hour or two of their time at anytime on the day up until 17:00.
Please see Guy Rickenbach's flyer.
1st March 2014
Cooky's Big Bash!
Tickets go on sale on Monday, 3rd March, for this Benefit Year event which is a T20 match on June 5th between Essex CCC and Cooky's All Stars. More information and online booking here
25th February 2014
Please see the Pre-Season Newsletter from Colts Chairman, Stuart Barnes, for important and interesting information.
14th February 2014
Football Camp cancelled
Unfortunately the weather has meant the fields are completely out of bounds and obviously we would not want to compromise anyone's safety by playing on dangerous grounds.
10th February 2014
The League Fixtures were published today
They are now available on this website, as are the first round Twenty20 fixtures. Check out the Sunday and Midweek page too, for Matchplay, CCC and Bertie Joel matches.
8th February 2014
Only a week to go until the Half‑Term Football Camp at SCC. Discount prices now available
For ages 8-14, open to all, not just SCC members. All the details about signing up are available here.
17th January 2014
Senior nets
1st team skipper Jack Kliber has organized a net on Mondays at Writtle, 9 to 10pm, starting on Jan 20th. Likely to feature some of the clubs stronger cricketers. Text Jack on 07837 968326 if you are interested in attending.
If netting with 1st and 2nd teamers does not appeal then we also have a net at Writtle on Sundays from 5 to 6pm. This features some 3rd, 4th and 5th teamers as well as some U16s. Spaces are strictly limited so please email
And a 3rd option is a net on Fridays from 9 to 10pm, also at Writtle. This contains a mix of folks from Shenfield, Harold Wood, Brookweald and East Hanningfield. A rehydration in the pub after this one is not compulsory, but is strongly encouraged. Again, contact if you are interested in this.
17th January 2014
Colts/Foals winter training
Training for U6/U7s starts on Friday Feb 28th at the St Martins Sports Hall, 6 to 7pm. Only 2 places remain for this popular 5 week course. There was insufficient demand for a full course for U8/U9s but we are looking at options. Watch this space.
U10 to U13 nets are running on a Sunday from 4 to 5pm at Writtle. U14/15 nets follow from 5 to 6pm. A small number of spaces remain on a few dates.
See senior nets for U16s and above.
Contact if you are interested.
17th January 2014
Half‑Term Sports Camp at SCC for ages 8 – 14, open to all, not just SCC members
All the details about signing up are available here.
5th January 2014
Here's an interesting read for you
The Captains' Review of the 2013 season.
Happy New Year to you all.

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