It is with great pleasure that for the coming 2022 season C.C.C have joint sponsors , the club welcomes Brioche Pasquire MK and The Barley Mow Cosgrove both working in partnership to endorse cricket in the local community.
So first net session was yesterday and I'm hoping those of us that turned up had that good ache the following morning. was a good turnout and great to get back into the swing of things. Even if some of us looked like they forgot which way to hold the bat, what to do with there feet, or what type of bowler am I again...
New year and hopefully an exciting year of Cricket is ahead for us all and can improve on the prevous season.
First action for cricket this year has been completed and the CCC AGM was carried out on the 13th January. All of the appointments from the previous year have been carried over, however to remind you all please see the list below:
Club President - Mr Stewart Tate
Chairman - Mr David Spinelli
Tresurer - Miss Heather Seale
Secretary: Miss Heather Seale
Saturday Captain - Russell Jones
Sunday Captain - Jack Johnson
Updates from the AGM and main points for all players to be aware of are as follows.
Again we will be competing in the SNCL Premier league on Saturdays and various friendles and club fundraising games will be held on Sundays throughout the season, both pages will be updated shorly with fixture lists.
For the club fundraising games there will be 3 main events, the Six-a-Side tournament, Presidents game, and a legends game. All dates agan to be fully confirmed shortly
Finally winter nets will be starting as of the 1st February at Leon School. Start time will be 1.00 finishing at 2.00. we will hope to see you all there and it will be £5.00 each for the session. Lets get our pre season started well and look to carry it into the season!
The annual Castlethorpe Cricket Club Awards dinner was held on Saturday 30 November 2019 and the winners were:
Chairman's Award: Heather Seale
Player's Player Award: Sam Brightwell
Captain's Award: Stuart Crow
Young Player's Award: William Ward
Saturday Batting Award:
1. Russell Jones 207 runs
2. Garry Singh Mann 144 runs
3. Stuart Walding 97 runs
Saturday Bowling Award:
1. Russell Jones 22 wickets
2. Garry Singh Mann 16 wickets
3. Sam Brightwell 13 wickets
Sunday Batting Award:
1. Russell Jones 134 runs
2. Jack Johnson 84 runs
3. Stuart Walding 64 runs
Sunday Bowling Award:
1. Dylan Ward 6 wickets
2. Sam Brightwell 5 wickets
3. Stuart Crow 4 wickets
The annual President's Day game was held on 22 September 2019 and the event raised more than £200 in revenue for the club.
Congratulations are in order for all those who won awards at the 2018 awards evening which was held at the end of 2018.
Clubman of the Year: Aaron Day
Captains' Player Award: Michael Morgan
Players' Player Award: Michael Morgan
League Players Awards
Played 18, won 8, lost 5, no result 3, abandoned 2
Top Three Batsmen:
1. Stuart Walding 312 runs; average 52
2. Gary Mann 459 runs; average 38
3. Russell Jones 340 runs; average 38
Top Three Bowlers
1. Gary Mann 27 wickets; average 15
2. Syed Naqvi 21 wickets; average 23
3. Atif Mushtaq 10 wickets; average 35
2018 Friendly Team Players Awards
Played 5, won 1, lost 4
Top Batsman: Russell Jones 275 runs; average 69
Top Bowler: Ben Nightingale 5 wickets; average 12
Only one win was secured in the mid-week league.
Congratulations are in order for all those who won awards at the awards evening last night at the Kingfisher Country Club. First of all, the most prestigious awards:
Clubman of the Year: Ian Easton
Captains' Player Award: Stuart Walding
Players' Player Award: Jamie Crawford
Next came the playing awards:
Saturday Batting Award: Atif Mushtaq (250 runs @ 22.73)
Saturday Bowling Award: Atif Mushtaq (19 wickets @ 10.05)
Sunday Batting Award: Jack Johnson (301 runs @ 37.63)
Sunday Bowling Award: James Chantry (14 wickets @ 17.29)
Fielding Award: Stuart Walding (13 catches, 2 stumpings, 3 run-outs)
And finally, the Fantasy League medals:
Fantasy League Winner's Medal: Sharron Jones (Sharron's 1st XI: 7,512 points)
Fantasy League Wooden Spoon: Sharron Jones (Woodentops: 907 points)
Most Valuable Player Medal: Atif Mushtaq (1,401 points)
Congratulations to all the winners.
After a Saturday of pouring rain and a heavy shower in the morning, the match went ahead as scheduled though the start was a little delayed. Castlethorpe, captained by Jack Johnson, won the toss and elected to bat.
Ben Nightingale and Jack opened and put on thirteen runs before Jamie Crawford had Ben run out by Matt Lewis in the sixth over. Aaron Day joined Jack to put together a partnership of forty with Aaron hitting five 4s before he was caught out by Jon Hill off Garry Singh Maan for 27. Germane Ebanks had a brief time at the crease, bowled out by Alex Sear off the third ball he faced. He made his way back to the pavilion to put his warm jacket back on (he had not removed his woolly hat to bat). Jack’s next partner was Tom Law who made thirty in their partnership of 38 before Garry bowled him. Basher (Stuart Walding) next joined Jack at the crease and supported Jack’s scoring efforts in their partnership of 37. It ended when James Chantry bowled Jack out. Three balls later, Basher was caught by Matt L off James’s bowling. With two new men at the crease, the President’s XI made short work of the remaining batsmen with Matt Townsend and Luke Jeffrey-Hammond each reaching four before being dismissed, leaving Stuart Crow and Ben (asked to bat a second time as Castlethorpe only had nine men to the ten men of the President’s XI) each not out on one run. There had been a half hour rain stoppage but all in all the accumulated total of 141 looked to be a good total to defend.
After a short tea where a splendid assortment of cakes were enjoyed, the President’s men, under the captaincy of Russell Jones, took to the field. Ian Easton opened with Alex but had to make his way back to the pavilion having been bowled by Stuart C with his second delivery. This brought Jon Hill to the crease. Jon and Alex put on a second wicket stand of 130 runs including nine 4s and two 6s to bring the President’s XI to the brink of victory. Their partnership ended when Alex was run out by Ben on 49. Jon and Garry saw the President’s men home in the 27th with Jon finishing on 81 not out and with Ollie Hughes, Jamie, Matt L, James, Michael Morgan and Russell not needing to bat.
Thanks must go to
Final thanks must go to all the players who participated and to the friends and family members who took time to come along and support the day. It was a pleasant end to the 2017 season.
Due to a couple of matches being forfeited in the Premier Division, the match was officiated by a league and home umpire. The visitors lost the toss and Russell determined to bat first.
Castlethorpe lost three wickets pretty early in their runs accumulation but a fourth wicket stand between Mark Currell and Atif Mushtaq of 98 runs in just fifteen overs gave a great platform for the remainder of the team, which they built on. Mark remained at the crease until the 28th over, grinding out 37 runs in support of Atif's 57 runs. Stuart Walding secured 23 not out and Aaron Day achieved 13 not out as Castlethorpe batted out the full 40 overs achieving a total of 186-8 which meant that James Chantry did not need to bat.
After tea, provided by Ollie Hughes (thank you), the visitors set about their run chase. They lost two early wickets, one to Atif and one to Russell, before the third wicket pair moved the score along from four to 67 in 15 overs - a steadying partnership. Runs were not easy to come by though, and nor were wickets. In the end Evenley also batted out their 40 overs though they finished 77 runs short of the Castlethorpe total.
Though the match did not affect the league position of either club, the match was full and enjoyable, taking us happily in to the end of the league season. (If anyone is wondering, Castlethorpe finished in sixth position out of ten - solidly mid-table - finishing with 193 points.)
In spite of weather forecasts to the contrary, we arrived as the heavens opened, resulting in a delayed start and a reduction in overs to 38 per side. Castlethorpe lost the toss and were put in to field.
The bowling was tight making scoring progress difficult for the home side but they stuck at it doggedly, with the opening stand putting on 38 and not being broken until the 16th having seen off the opening bowlers. Whilst Castlethorpe took wickets every few overs, Dunchurch & Bilton kept the strike rotating and taking opportunities to score runs when they could and ultimately scored 167-6 from their allocation of overs. It should be said that the damp conditions, as play continued through the intermittent showers, made keeping the ball dry and not losing footing whilst fielding pretty tricky.
After tea, Castlethorpe set out to bat, again with dampness in the air that became intermittent showers. The scoring rate was quicker for the visitors but too, sadly, was the rate at which Dunchurch took wickets. Russell was out in the first over for nought and Aaron for nought in the second, which was a hard position to come back from. Ollie Hughes was at the crease for all but ten balls of the innings, a valiant effort, but it was not Castlethorpe's day. It was only possible to accumulate 75 runs in total. Fortunately, our league position was not dependent on the result so though it was disappointing, there was ultimately no consequence to it.