So no freedom just yet then. In terms of CCC-land that means plans made post June 21st may alter a bit, and some of the events that are coming up may need to be tweaked slightly (none are being cancelled btw - Colts Day, President's Day, CPL for example all going ahead), so all is not lost, we've done so well so far so lets keep on keeping on and being careful. We've got some absolutely cracking things to look forward to starting with CPL next weekend.
With a few events starting to come along in the next month or so we will need your help - we need volunteers for both Colts and President's Day in particular, also if you know a good company you think we should be using for our bouncy castle or you think you can help us out personally on the days get in touch, all help appreciated.
Opening the Batting
We're halfway through Women's Big Cricket Month and its been a bright week for the ladies and girls as our Mary O'Farrell has picked up an award from the Surrey Cricket Foundation no less for her work supporting the Women & Girl's game!
Colts Day is rapidly approaching (on June 11th) and we are busy bees behind the scenes getting everything ready to make it a jewel in the CCC calendar crown. One thing we have ticked off is the team Captains - and we let them chose their own team names (below)... We are chuffed to see so many female captains too - including our first winning Captain Rosie Barnes - can she do the double?
Rosie Barnes (reigning champion Captain) - Rosie’s Raiders
James Barnes - James’s Jammy-Dodgers
Lilly Rowe - Lilly’s Legends
Ciara Cassin - Ciara’s Crew
Henry Edwards - Henry’s Hurricanes
Mae Pender-Grieb - Mae’s Mayhem
Connaill Keating - Connaill’s Conquerors
Olivia Henton - Olivia’s Olympians
Now, you would have seen last night we sent you an email about tomorrow night's England v Scotland game, so if you want to support your country dear member don't delay, follow the email instructions & pop Chairman Nuti a message before 12pm tomorrow if you want to book a table. Football in general's had a yellow card from us this week sadly - we won't be showing the England game on Tuesday evening due to a long standing booking, and we're asking that you refrain from football kickabouts during Colts training please.
Our first trip of the day was to Valley End to a. see the refurbished ground (v smart btw) and b. watch the 2s' restoration following a turbulent match the week before. Full of fight, Hugh Aish-Lyons bagged the first wicket of the day early on, but the bowlers toiled in general to get that elusive 2nd wicket. The bowling was tight overall though, VECC weren't given many chances (the first six of the day came in the 28th over), and the gutsy spirit was infectious. In reply the middle order performed very well, but around the 110 mark things started to crumble and Valley End won by just 11 runs, the 2s unlucky to come away with the win and definitely something to build on this week.
Over at the Rec v the 3s local rivals Egham racked up 203 and as is the 3s' way, they never like to make it easy for themselves. You can never write them off though, and that's why we like them. Elliott Bloomfield continued the form he produced in previous games, and along with Harry Nuti built a solid partnership chipping away at the colossal total. Once Elliott was out it was Boasty time, and we were hoping and praying it wouldn't be a repeat of the Ashford game. It looked like it was going that way though, and as Phil carried his bat and partners through the innings the game went down to the last over (again) but this time the 3s prevailed and secured a solid win against the Auld enemy cementing their place at the top of the Div 2 West table.
The 4s had an opener they just couldn't get rid of over at Old Ruts who cost them dearly, and a gargantuan 232 runs to chase in the process. Captain Sam Toone started well with 28, but it was the electric partnership of Liam Fisher and Sam Woolford that brought between them 117 runs, Liam in particular with some epic sixes along the way. Ultimately though the total was just too great and despite some great performances the win was elusive.
The 1s hosted Maori Oxshott at home and elected to bat, some good runs from Karthik Menon (45), Dave Risk (45), and Jamie Anthony (34) gave the visitors 189 to chase. In reply Maori Oxshott started positively, the first wicket falling for 65, and strong performances thereafter meant they went away with the win.
The Ladies bowled first last Thursday night at Ashford in the Slam and reduced Ashford to 80-6, Mae and Bronwyn with the wickets. Mae excelled with the bat also, top scoring with 32, but requiring 24 from the final over, the Ladies didn't quite get over the line. They faced an established Sutton side at the Club on Sunday afternoon in the league, and toiling in the searing late twenties heat, they just couldn't seem to remove the Sutton batsmen. Molly Sellars impressed with her last performance for the side for a while, and was unlucky not to get 50, just four shy. A measured performance by the top order ate into the total, Beth Norman-Walker (17, 0-20) impressing on debut, finding her feet quickly. We had a Blueberries debut too in Edith Schofield, it was the first time she played alongside mother Alex also who did a good job of pinning the innings near the end, but ultimately the Ladies fell just short of the total.
Joining the 3s after a productive week Colts-side (Luke Russell's top bat and 2-2 v Weybridge Vandals notable) we have a number of teams gracing the top of their tables - U10s, U12s, U14s, and U11 dev - who's proud as punch Coach Matt Henton says: "They've just come together brilliantly as a team and have got in the habit of winning. Three of their victories - against Leatherhead, Ashstead and East Molesey - went down to the final couple of balls. Consistently loud support from parents has been a big motivation for the team!" Good work all round chaps & chapesses!
Thursday 10th June
Slam - Ladies 80 v Ashford 98
Mae Pender-Grieb 32, 1-15, Bronwyn Mayne 1-19
Friday 11th June
U11 124-5 dev v Maori Oxshott 84-8
Saturday 12th June
Surrey Championship - 1st XI 188-9 v Maori Oxshott 189-3
Karthik Menon 45, Josh Jackman 1-29, Luke Westcott 1-30, Jamie Anthony 1-34
Surrey Championship - 2nd XI 139 a/o v Valley End 150 a/o
Troy Bolger 29, 2-16, Ravi Patel 2-19, Hugh Aish-Lyons 2-28, John Bailey 2-32
Surrey Championship - 3rd XI 207-7 v Egham 203-6
Phil Boast 80, Joe Clarke 2-24, Tom Bolger 2-30
Surrey Championship - 4th XI 188 a/o v Old Rutlishians 232-7
Liam Fisher 56, Sam Woolford 51, Sam Toone 3-16
Sunday 13th June
U9s 307 v Valley End 318
U10s 74 v Camberley 28
U13s 88-2 v Merrow 87-7
U14s v Merrow - Conceded
League - Ladies 118 a/o v Sutton 157-1
Molly Sellars 46, Lorna Bailey 1-16
Monday 14th June
U11 dev 150 a/o v East Molesey 129 a/o
U12s 129-4 v Weybridge Vandals 108-8
Luke Russell 23, 2-2
Tuesday 15th June
U11 dev 156 a/o v Staines & Laleham 123-7
Max Toogood 30
U15s 95-8 v Normandy 96-0
Josh Fyfe 21, Henry Edwards 0-5
Super Sunday (if the weather holds off) sees the Sunday side in a tasty match taking on The Buccaneers, and the Ladies heading over to South Nutfield in the league.
Thursday 17th June
Social League - Salesians v Chertsey Ladies
Social League - Pirates v Football Club
Social League - Marist v Academy
U14 dev v Horsley & Send
Friday 18th June
U14 dev v Thames Ditton
Saturday 19th June
Surrey Championship - 1st XI v Old Emanuel (A) 12pm
Surrey Championship - 2nd XI v Farnham (H) 12pm
Surrey Championship - 3rd XI v Esher (A) 1pm
Surrey Championship - 4th XI v East Molesey (HRec) 1pm
Sunday 20th June
U9s v Englefield Green
U10s v Royal Ascot
U12s v West End (Esher)
U13s v Camberley
U15s v Ewell
Sunday XI v The Buccaneers (H) 2pm
League - Ladies v South Nutfield (A) 2pm
Monday 21st June
U10 dev v Horsley & Send
Wednesday 23rd June
U9 dev v Maori Oxshott
U11 dev v Maori Oxshott
U13 dev v Ashstead
U14 dev v Old Rutlishians
You may have noticed the sponsor's signs have started going up at the Club, and they look fabulous don't they (big love to the Austin's for getting those up) - we've got a few more to go up shortly and we currently have a space on the back of the scorebox and three signs available on the side of the nets so lets get a full house and get a logo on everything - if you are interested in booking a slot or know someone who would be visit www.chertseycc.org.uk/pages/sponsors
Talking of which we have our second match sponsorship of the season coming up on Saturday - Mr Martin Bloomfield will be sponsoring the 2nd XI game v Farnham - many thanks Sir!