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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

2016 News

21st December 2016

Christmas Eve - 2pm - 8pm.
Traditionally we get families coming in before and after the services at St Mary's Church and it's always a really great atmosphere!
Late afternoon onwards we will be offering some festive drinks so come in and join us with family and friends welcome.
New Year's Eve - from 8pm till late.
All the family welcome including children. No door charge and we will have music playing through an iPod or something similar. Good fun, with the feel of a house party rather than a bar!
1st December 2016
A reminder about the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Tuesday 6th December at 8pm.
It is important for all members to make every effort to be there to express their views as to how the club is run. As well as the election of officers, there are some other important issues that we will be voting on.
19th November 2016
Live music at SCC!
On Saturday 26th November, the brilliant "For the Love of Bob" will be performing at the club. If you've not seen these girls before they are well worth coming to see! Suitable for everyone, they play covers from the 60s up to modern day in their own beautifully harmonic style!
Tickets £5. Doors open at 7.30pm. These nights are very important to keep cash coming in throughout the winter so please try to come if you can.
15th September 2016
We now have a new Twitter feed - @Shenfield_CC
If you would like any (mostly sensible please) team news please e-mail Mairéad with relevant photo if there is one.
12th September 2016
End of Season tidy‑up
Saturday 24th September 09:30 - 13:00. Please come along and do your bit, even if just for an hour. More details here.
7th September 2016
U16 Matchplay Final v Loughton
This will now take place on Saturday 17th September, 11am start at Billericay CC.
This is the match that should have been played at The Essex County Ground on 4th September, but due to an administrative error by the organisers had to be deferred and played at a different venue.
Naturally, the lads were very disappointed not to play at the ECG, so let's please cheer them up a bit by providing a large contingent of supporters at Billericay.
4th September 2016
Congratulations to our 2nd and 4th XIs
The 2nd XI ended top of Division One, a clear 30 points above their nearest rivals. Next season they will retake their place in the 2nd XI Premier Division.
The 4th XI retained their place in the 4th XI Premier West Division, a Division which was part of a re-arrangement this season and put them up against much stronger teams than previously.
The 2017 season will therefore see all four teams in Premier Divisions.
Photos of all four teams are available from the 2016 Gallery.
2nd September 2016
Unfortunately, the U16 Matchplay Shield Final will now NOT be played on Sunday, 4th, at the Essex County Ground.
Date and venue still to be decided.
31st August 2016
Very Upsetting News re the U16 Matchplay Final due to be played on Sunday at The County Ground
There has been an "administrative error" at the ECB which effectively means it is unlikely we will be playing this match on Sunday and not at the County Ground either.
Discussions / negotations are ongoing and as soon as they are complete a message will be posted here.
28th August 2016
Congratulations to our U16 team
They won the Semi Final against Oakfield Parkonians and will now meet Loughton in the Final, to be played at Essex County Cricket Ground on Sunday, 4th September, 12 noon start.
Harsh Kumar scored 106 and Dan Stone 56. Harsh has scored 229 runs in one weekend - brilliant! Charlie Haddon took 3 crucial wickets.
Here's a short report and photo of the team.
This is the first time we have reached the Matchplay final, so please go along to give your support to this talented team.
27th August 2016
New 3rd Wicket Stand of 228
Against South Woodford, 16 year old Harsh Kumar scored 123 and Haris Mahmood 131, which handsomely beats the 200 set by Danny Hazle and John Walter against Ilford in 2005. Well done!
26th August 2016
Colts Training and Presentations
The last training week is next week, Wednesday 31st August - Friday 2nd September.
There will then be two subsequent presentation evenings (NO TRAINING) as follows:
All Wednesday & Thursday Nighters - on Thursday 8th Sept from 6:30PM at SCC
All Friday Nighters - on Friday 9th Sept from 6:30PM at SCC
Trophies will be presented by team Managers on both nights.
In addition, all Friday Nighters will receive a medal from their respective Managers / Coaches
25th August 2016
Congratulations to the U16 Matchplay team who won their Quarter Final match
They beat Saffron Walden yesterday and will now play Oakfield Parkonians in a Semi Final, to be played at Billericay CC on Sunday 28th, 12:00 start.
Full scorecard here.
23rd August 2016
Plenty Happening This Week at SCC — here's a message from Roachy
With the sun out we have some great entertainment for you this week at the Shen! Cricket, BBQs, football and live music!!
Wed -Matchplay Quarter Final, come and support our under 16s in the last 8 of the flagship colts competition. 1pm start.
Fri -BBQ from 6pm and regular Friday night training.
Sat -1st and 3rd XIs at home.
Sun -Man City v West Ham United, followed by the brilliant Sean Dillon singing ska, two tone and a bit of Madness! If you've not been to one of our Sean Dillon nights get yourself along, always great fun! And it's Bank Holiday Monday the following day so you have plenty of time to recover for work!
If you could message me on to let me know if you're coming that would be a big help.
Cheers all, see you soon,
23rd August 2016
U16 Matchplay Quarter Final, tomorrow, 24th
The opposition for the match is Saffron Walden CC.
Do come along and support - 1pm start.
16th August 2016
More congratulations are in order!
The U16 Matchplay team have won their group stage, Group One, and will be hosting the runners up of Group Two in the Quarter Finals, at home on Wednesday 24th August, 1pm start.
Their opponents are likely to be Saffron Walden or Upminster, but this will not be known until after their matches are played on Sunday. Your support would be most welcome! See team photo taken at Woodford Wells.
11th August 2016
Congratulations to our Seniors who are through to the Semi Finals of the League Cup as well as the Semi Finals of the Bertie Joel Cup
both are Home matches - come along and support them! The League Cup match is this Sunday (14th) v Chelmsford, starting at 1pm, The Bertie Joel Cup match is on Friday 19th v West Indies United, starting at 11am.
8th August 2016
Congratulations to the U16 Matchplay team who won their match against Hutton yesterday
This match was also the annual match for the Amity trophy, so Shenfield retained it for the fifth year in a row. Here is a report of the match.
26th July 2016
Congratulations to our Under 11s
They are through to the Semi Finals of the CEDCB U11 CUP.
Here is a report of the exciting match that saw them go through.
18th July 2016
It's all happening at SCC
Yesterday, the U16 Matchplay team, in their first match of the season, beat South Woodford by 179 runs. Harsh Kumar contributed 132 towards our total of 287 and Tom Ballington 82.
See the match report here.
Our U12s have won 4 out of 5 of their Peter Coe Cup matches and our now through to the Quarter Finals.
Our Seniors have progressed well through major competitions -
They are through to the 3rd round of the League Cup and will play South Woodford, away, on 7th August.
They are through to the T20 Semi Finals and, hopefully, the Final, all to be played on Sunday 24th July at Billericay.
They are through to the 2nd round of the Bertie Joel Cup, to be played at Shenfield on Thursday, 21st July.
20th June 2016
THIEVES are still targeting players' possessions at cricket clubs, so be very careful
Two clubs were broken into yesterday, one of them being Billericay, for the second time this season. Previously, at least 6 clubs that we know of have suffered. Wallets, phones and house/car keys have been stolen. The League published a warning about this man, so keep an eye out for him, but, of course, he may not be the only miscreant. A couple with a young child were suspected after items went missing from one club.
31st May 2016
Peter Coe Cup Match on Monday 30th
With so many of the Under 12s away on holiday or school trips it was exceedingly difficult to get a team together, but with the help of the Under 10s age group we managed successully to field a competitive team.
We won! Alfie Griffin scored 75!
U12s Manager, Garry Griffin, would like to express his grateful thanks to the parents and children of the U10s for their support, also those who came from the usual age group, including a family who came home early from a holiday to participate. The boys from the U10s were Evan Ackerman, William Dunleavy, Max Toolan and Louie Griffin, all of whom fielded extremely well, bowled 1 over each giving away only 5 runs each and Louie took a wicket.
29th May 2016
New nets open for use, at last!
After a very long wait to get permission from Brentwood Council for our new nets, they were finally installed and were officially opened today by Club President, Michael Wright.
Here are some photos taken on the day.
28th May 2016
1st XI match against Buckhurst Hill
A visitor, Peter Leavis, took some photos at the match and kindly sent them to us.
He also took a video of the last over which shows just how happy Shenfield players were to win!
16th May 2016
Under 12s played at the County Ground!
As a side benefit of our Jack Potticary being chosen to play in the combined Essex Premier League and East Anglian Premier League team playing a T20 match v Essex Eagles, six of our Under 12s had the opportunity to play in a Kwick Cricket tournament beforehand. More detail and photos here.
6th May 2016
The New Nets have finally been installed
They cannot be used for another two to three weeks as the surface needs time to settle, but they will be worth the wait! Here are photos of the process.
25th April 2016
Shepherd Neame Essex League Handbook
Please note that the 2016 handbook is only available online.
It can be found here
3rd April 2016
NEW! SCC Fantasy Cricket League
This season Will Appleton will be running a Fantasy Cricket League covering all 1st to 4th XI league matches. The league will be running mainly to raise funds for the club which, of course, are always needed. As a club we have many fantastic team results and excellent individual performances week after week and this friendly and fun competition can really draw people's attention as to how teams and individuals are performing right across the club.
The Fantasy League is open to anyone and everyone so we encourage players right across the club to not only sign up but encourage family and friends to join in and follow the club as well. The more people who play, the more we raise (and the bigger the prize pool).
Here is a link to the website where you can register your team and make unlimited changes before the season gets under way on May 7th. Once you have registered, please pass monies to Steven Roach behind the bar.
The link on the main menu of this website to the Fantasy League will remain throughout the season.
In case of any queries please feel free to email Will Appleton at
Thank you for your support and best of luck!
31st March 2016
Ernie Barker
Sadly, we heard today he passed away on Monday 28th March, age 99. Ernie was the club's groundsman for more than 20 years and only retired when he was 85!
Previously he was full-time groundsman at Valentine's Park, Ilford, where Essex County matches were played on a regular basis for County week and during that period he twice won the Evening Standard Award for best cricket wicket outside of the main County Grounds.
After retiring from Ilford Cricket Club at 65 he worked for Brentwood Council looking after the Warley Park cricket pitch where he taught our present groundsman, Chris Boniface, how to maintain a cricket square, whilst also maintaining Shenfield's square and Brentwood's for a while.
Ernie also used to run the Knights Athletic Football Club in the Brentwood Sunday League during the 1960/70's.
His funeral will be held at Bentley Crematorium on Wednesday 13th April at 1pm.
23rd March 2016
A Message from our Chairman, Paul Carter, re the New Nets
After a number of years of protracted negotiations an agreement has been reached between Shenfield Cricket Club and Brentwood Borough Council. This agreement will enable the club to replace and improve the current nets to provide a high quality, safe environment for training/practice to happen.
The agreement means there has to be some regularisation of activities. SCC will control and manage the Car Park and will be responsible for the repairs and maintenance of this area. The storage containers needed remedial external works to keep them in reasonable decorative and structural condition. This has been done already thanks to those that helped out at the recent working party. The club also need to keep the pavilion in good order, which we already do, but is now part of the stipulations within the agreement.
A big thank you to all those that have been involved over this period, especially Stuart Barnes, David Carter and Greg Cooper who have given up considerable time and effort and produced plans and sought legal opinions at their own expense.
4th March 2016
This year's working party/spring-clean will be on 19th March from 09:30. Please see Guy's flyerfor useful equipment you might be able to bring and don't forget your gardening gloves! Also note that in addition to all the usual chores necessary to get our pavilion and ground fit for the season, we have a couple of big jobs to do - painting containers and clearing the undergrowth.
Even if you can only spare an hour or two that would help.
9th February 2016
To Tom Ballington and Harsh Kumar who have been selected for the Essex U17 squad this season and Luke Richards for the U11 squad.
In addition we have a number of colts who have been selected for District squads -
U9 - Teddy Desmond, William Dowlan, Daniel Green, George Sapsford
U10 - Evan Ackerman, William Dunleavy, Louis Griffin, Adam Pryor, Dillon Small, Max Toolan
U11 - Josh Kirby
U13 - Max Bear, Jasper Stuckey
What a lot of talented younsgters we have!
2nd February 2016
Here's an interesting read for you
28th January 2016
TF Cricket have a sale of cricket clothing until Monday 29th February
Here is a list of the items and prices.
The latest price list for equipment is here and prices are competetive with other online stores.
Ordering can be done online at by phoning Tom Fulk on 07738 264167 or by e-mail to
15th January 2016
ECB Club Support New Year Giveaway
A few minutes of your time entering this online draw could see the club win one of 48 prizes. The more entries the better chance of winning something! Prize draw will close midnight 10th February 2016.
3rd January 2016
Congratulations to Jack Petchey on his well‑deserved knighthood
The entrepreneur and philanthropist receives a knighthood for services to young people in East London and Essex in the New Year Honours.
He has contributed over £100m since he set up his foundation for young people aged 11-25 in 1999 and, since late 2004, worthy youngsters at Shenfield Cricket Club have been receiving grants which have greatly improved the equipment and facilities for our Colts section.
The Jack Petchey Foundation also contributed £5,211 towards the building of our new scorebox when the old one was destroyed by gale-force winds in 2007.

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