Well we hope you and yours survived storms Dudley - the prelude, Eunice (she was a one wasn't she) and Franklin, who came in Monday to have a go at everything Eunice didn't quite get. The Club came out fairly unscathed from the trinity of the apocalyptic over the course of the week, a tree on the boundary fell into Gogmore Park which was quite quickly upended (luckily we are a club of tree cullers) and The Neighbours luckily experienced minimal damage.
Reasons to be Cheerful - We're in a Final! In February!
We know things overall may be slightly alarming at the moment so to distract you we have some good news... Some of you may have been following the Seniors Indoor Surrey Slam tournament, and we are proud to announce we made it past Godalming last Sunday night in the semi final leaving Wimbledon, Walton, the Gordon Camels, and Cobham Avorian Cowboys (no that's not us being rude) so far in our wake.
So to the match. Godalming had a steady exit out the blocks but were helped along the way with some pesky extras, bowler Ed Marsh making the breakthrough in the third over, a very dusty over in terms of runs overall while Godalming regrouped. Godalming then started to find their feet a little and took risks, and came out of their innings 125-4, a steady par score for their 12 overs.
Ed was our pick of the bowlers, with superb figures of 3-0-20-1 but as is the team-orientated indoor cricket way everyone gets a go, and it was Mr Karthik Menon who also piqued our interest with a run out from his over, going for 5 runs in total.
Chertsey began their innings greedily, Jake Taylor starting where he left off the last round and bagging 10 organic runs in his first over, 22 earnt in total in the over. Things stayed steady from there on in with Jake Taylor, Ben Hanger, and Jack Ogle all retiring with top scores, Luke Westcott the only wicket. So with the toilage effectively done, it was down to Ed and Karthik to complete the job and book our place in the final in just over 10 overs.
The final will be played at Downsend School (1 Leatherhead Rd, Leatherhead KT22 8TJ) on Sunday night from 8.30pm (get in early though) against Bushey Park residents Old Hamptonians (those of the rampant deer), and if you can't make the trek down to Leatherhead a YouTube live feed will be available via the T20 Cricket Co's Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/t20cricketco. Everything crossed for you.
Ladies Announce 2022 Captains...
We are super pleased to confirm that after a successful meeting in January of the Ladies and Girls section at the club the following nominations are agreed and supported for our Captains and Vice Captains over the coming season.
Blueberries - Freya Edwards & Edie Schofield
Bluebirds - Bronwyn Mayne & Rosie Barnes
Surrey Slam - Carli Weston & Sonia Appleby-Smith
League - Lucy Weber
Social League - Katie Weston & Mary O’Farrell
Congratulations to all. We would like though to take this opportunity to thank Lorna Bailey for her dedication last year, also coaches Stuart Bailey, Stuart Chenery, Dickie Lee, Phil Boast, and Nick Barnes. Also not forgetting the extended support across the Colts and Club more widely. We are looking forward to a busy season for the Ladies & Girls as teams and membership grow and plenty of victories are accumulated along the way.
Level Up Opportunity for the Youth of CCC...
On the 11th April Chertsey CC will be hosting a Young Cricket Officials course at the club in partnership with the Surrey Cricket Foundation.
This programme is completely free for 13-18 year olds (they get a bit of free kit too!) and involves face to face training where they will learn how to umpire and score and then put it into practice by playing matches. They’ll then be ready to go back to their club/school to put these new skills into practice and then be offered chances at festivals and tournaments where they will be mentored and supported - win win we say.
The course runs from 1.00-4.00pm and you can book your place via this link: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/p8q4hk
Get Your Kit On...
Now's the time to start getting ahead and get your kit together, so visit our Surridge kit provider Tylers x Chertsey CC shop for all you playing (and social) needs - get in early to be prepared for the new season is our advice, trousers are getting low in stock at the moment (will be replenished) but all other areas good so get your order in soon as you can to get everything in time. Visit the shop here or via our CCC Own Brand section on the website (click on Shop) for your headwear needs.
Dates for Your Diary
25th March - Centenary Celebrations Kick Off Party - bar open from 6pm
7th May - First weekend of League cricket
29th May - CPL Round 1
12th June - 19th June - 100 Cricket Week
26th June - CPL Round 2
10th July - Colts Day
17th July - President's Day
24th July - CPL Round 3
28th August - CPL Round 4
We're off to do some Friday afternoon online kit shopping - we've got our eye on a CCC hoody.