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WEPL PREMIER 2,WILTSHIRE WALLOP AND WILTS LEAGUE DIV 6 CHAMPIONS 2015
Sat 30 April: a good start to the season for the 2nd XI as they win by 8 wickets in a rain affected game at The Grove.
200 Club - April winners are available to view on the 200 Club section of the site
Junior Training Monday 2nd May -is NOT on as its the Bank Holiday and there are also U13 and U15 District tournaments
Congratulations go to Rosie Pembroke, who has been selected for the Wiltshire Ladies squad for the upcoming County Championship game away to Shropshire. All at the club wish Rosie well, in what will be her debut for the County 1st XI.
Between 7.30pm and 8.00pm this Thursday evening (28 April), Pete Sykes from Wiltshire Cricket Limited will be coming to The Grove to talk to the club about the format of league cricket played, as well as any other issues that the club has. This is part of a drive by the ECB to address the results from the previous three years of players surveys, summarised in the ECB League Blueprint (available here). Whilst this will be of most relevance to senior members playing league cricket, all members are welcome to attend and have their say.
Sat 23/Sun 24 April: this weekend saw two games played at The Grove. Yesterday, the 2nd XI were victorious in a pre-season friendly against Swindon 2nd XI. Today saw Potterne lose to Bournemouth in the National Knockout Cup; good luck to Bournemouth in the next round. The Under 15s got their Wiltshire Youth League season underway with victory at Purton; congratulations to Harry Clarke for his century.
Fri 22nd April-U19s training is OFF tonight but fitness is still on from 6pm
Sun 17th April-after three false starts with the weather we finally got the season underway with a defeat at Westbury-well done to Jack Hurley and Josh de Souza who were in the runs
Sat 16th April-a lovely morning as the Pavilion was officially opened-there was an excellent turnout despite the Wintry weather.
Good News-of a squad of 13 Boys U13s named for the Summer,5 of them were from PCC-well done to Sean Montgomery,Will Pembroke,Josh Kelly,Ethan Hutchins and Bryce Furlong!!
Two Toms- many congratulations to Tom Alsop who was selected for Hampshire for their first 4 day Championship game vs Warwickshire-good luck Tom. Tom Cullen,however,has been very unwell in hospital but we are pleased to say is now on the mend and back home-get well soon Tom.
Sat 9th April-an excellent turn out for junior signing on-many thanks to all who came,baked cakes,helped with refreshments and everything else.We also due to have a friendly Vs Purton but this was a victim of the weather sadly
Fantasy League 2016-Fantasy League entries now open. Please see Fantasy League section of this site for more info including 2016 Players List and entry form. Contact Ed Fruen for further info.
Spring Quiz-many thanks to all who supported the quiz last week-it was very well attended and we raised around £700 for The Nestling Trust. Particular thanks to Kevin Gover our Quizmaster.
ECB Helmet Guidance 2016: the ECB has recently announced new helmet safety measures, which are being introduced with a view to reducing the risk of head and facial injuries within the game. Further information can be found at www.ecb.co.uk/helmets, with posters and a guidance note to be placed in the pavilion. Please could all playing members familiarise themselves with this guidance.
2016 Season - as you would expect things are well underway in preparation for the new season - it promises to be a very exciting one
- the fantastic pavilion refurb and extension is nearly done - please pop to the club and take a look if you can; it looks superb
- Pavilion opening is at 10am on Saturday 16th April - please come along if at all possible - we are delighted to confirm that Pam Gaiger and Stella Genever will be opening the fantastic new facility. This will be followed by a friendly vs Chippenham
- Pre-season fixtures commence from Saturday 9th April - details on Friendlies section of the site - please look to make yourself available for as many games as you can.
Lions Club Lions Den- many thanks to the Lions Club who have donated £350 towards our womens ,girls and disability cricket programme.Well done to Fred Kerley who braved the Lions Den to pitch for the money!
Five Lanes Fest 2016 Arrangements are well under way for this year’s main fund raising event. If you enjoyed the Wurzels, we think you will love this year’s event even more! On Friday 22nd July from 2pm we are holding a music festival at Five Lanes Farm that celebrates the very best of British tribute bands. Top of the bill are the Illegal Eagles, the ultimate tribute band to the Eagles, one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s.
Add to this Abba, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Madness, Rod Stewart and the Stone Roses and “the Fest” covers musical tastes from the early 60’s right through to the 90’s. FREE CAR PARKING AVAILABLE. Tickets are not available at the gate!
Visit the 5 Lanes Fest tag or go on line at www.eventbrite.com/e/five-lanes-fest-potterne-cc-beer-fest-tickets-19859998791. Alternatively tickets can be booked via Graham Gaiger- firstname.lastname@example.org –this will save on booking fees. Ticket outlets are sited at Five Lanes Farm, Devizes Books, Original Glory and Jewsons at London Road
Also back by popular demand is the Potterne CC Beer Festival which will also take place at Five Lanes Farm on Sunday 24th July from Midday. A fun-packed day with live music and entertainment for the whole family; why not make a weekend of it and with friends and family support the club in its primary fund raising event? FREE CAR PARKING AVAILABLE AND SHUTTLE BUS RUNNING FROM DEVIZES
Ed Young well done to Ed who was named the WEPL Premier 2 Player of the Year at the Annual Dinner last Friday
Tom Spencer-well done to Tom who was named the leading scorer in the Wilts Youth League Div U11 League for 2015-an awesome achievement bearing in mind the quality of the sides and players playing in this league.
2015/16 EPP-many congratulations to Rosie Pembroke and Harry Clarke who have been invited onto Wiltshire Crickets Emerging Player Programme for the coming year. Only 4 players receive such an honour each year so for two to come from our club is quite amazing-well done!
Social Calendar 2016-The Committee have a full programme of events for 2016 planned
1-Pavilion Opening Ceremony -Sat April 16th -10am
2-Five Lanes Fest-Fri 22nd July-details on special event page on LH bar of this screen
3-Beer festival- Sun 24th July- details on special event page on LH bar of this page
4-PCC vs Sri Lankan X1 -Sun 28th Aug-details to follow
5-Annual Dinner- Fri 30th Sept-details to follow-guest speaker Paul Nixon
6-Golf Day -details to follow
7-Charity Autumn Quiz -details to follow