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We are Clubmark Accredited,an ECB Focus Club & participants in the MCC Cricket Foundation & Chance2Shine schemes-bringing cricket back into state schools.We are a Company Limited by Guarantee.
Message for all juniors The sun has started to shine and the new season is nearly here thankfully.Signing on for juniors will be on Sat April the 12th and training in earnest starts w/c 14th April-full details in the next week or two.In the meantime we have organised some pre-season training to be held at Potterne CC during the 1st week of the school holidays-see below for details.This will be run by Level 2 Coach and 1st X1 skipper Neil Clark who will be assisted by Dan Rose and Cameron Garbutt.The sessions only cost £5 each for three hours and there are two sessions allocated to each age group.I very much hope your child is able to attend as they should be great fun and also invaluable practice for the upcoming season.We would be very grateful if you could confirm your childs attendance as soon as you are able so we can plan the sessions.
U9's Tues 8th April 9-12 and Thurs 10th April 9-12
U11's Tues 8th April 1-4 and Thurs 10th April 9-12
U13's Weds 9th April 9-12 and Fri 11th April 9-12
U15's and 18's Weds 9th April 1-4 and Fri 11th April 1-4
200 Club-winners for the Feb draw are available to view on the 200 Club section of this site
2014 Season-it has been a really busy winter for the club-not only have we undertaken a small refurb at the pavilion and built a new scorebox,but we have also signed up as the Hub Club for Central Wiltshire for Disability Cricket-details to follow.On the field of play we have had a number of players join the club,namely-
Ed Young-released by Glos last year Ed will be an excellent acquisition for the 1st X1 and offer his experience to our juniors in a coahcing capacity too.
James Hendrickson-James is the current Cardiff UCCE keeper and will be the 1st X1 keeper this year following Tom Cullens enforced departure.
Jamie Hayes-on a gap year from New Zealand, Jamie will be the 2nd X1 Overseas player this year as well as helping with the juniors
Pete Mathias-Pete joins us after a very long and distinguished career at Marlborough and will offer his experience to the 2nd X1
Sam Gaiger-after a 5 year break from cricket Sam will return to regular cricket this year
Phil Alsop-Phil will also be playing on a regular basis having not played for a while for us,probably in the same side as his son Stan
We are delighted to have signed all of the above and trust all current members will make them very welcome.
25th Feb-U9 Festival details now available to view on the U9 section of the site.
30th Jan-a busy set of meetings at the club was had tonight with the following main outcomes-
1-At the EGM it was voted unanimously to alter the status of the club to a Private Company Limited by Guarantee-watch this space
2-We have been selected by Wiltshire Cricket to be a Disability Hub Club for the Centre of the County-many thanks to all the volunteers who attended the briefing meeting to offer their services-more info to follow very soon
3-Andy Morgan is intending to start a Ladies Cricket Team-a very social side playing friendlies only initially-all expressions of interest to Andy via firstname.lastname@example.org
4-Winners of the 200 Club January Draw are available to view on the 200 Club section of this site.
5-The Social Calendar for the year has been set-see below and Social Events section for more info
Social Calendar 2014-The Committee have a full programme of events for 2014 planned-
1-Shopping packing in Morrisons-Sat 22nd March-pls contact Graham Gaiger- email@example.com to let him know what hours you can help between 0900 and 1500
2-Spring Quiz-Fri 4th April 730pm Potterne Village Hall-entry £12 per team of up to 4-call Graham Gaiger on 07860 955756 to enter
3-Junior Signing on morning-Sat 12th April 930pm at Potterne CC
4-Club 6-a-side-Mon 26th May-details to follow
5-An evening with Matthew Hoggard-Fri 13th June-more info to follow
6-Club Summer Social-Sat 19th July-details to follow
7-Beer Festival-Sun 24th Aug-details to follow
8-Annual Dinner-Fri 26th Sept -info to follow
9-Club Golf Day-Fri 17th October-details to follow
10-Autumn Quiz-Fri 21st November-details to follow
8th Jan-all 3rd and 4th X1 Fixtures now available to view on the Fixtures section of this site.Also the Social Calendar for the year is available to view in the Social Events section of this site-dates and details to be added in the next couple of weeks.
2nd Jan-all Wilts Youth League boys fixtures are now on the relevant pages of the Fixtures section except the U18s,which will follow.
England cricket star Lydia Greenway visited Bishops Cannings school to promote Chance to Shine in schools. Lydia has just returned from Australia where England won the Ashes. She also ran a coaching session and encouraged girls to join their local club. Chairman Fred Kerley joined Lydia as Georgia Colyer was presented with her county shirt.
3rd December-Potterne Cricket Club's junior members Rosie & Will Cook and Alice Eaves meet England batting star Lydia Greenway during her Chance to Shine visit to Devizes School
Fri 6th Sept Wiltshire OSCA's - Congratulations to the winners of the Wiltshire OSCA's awards. Well done to Johnathan Rose for winning 'Behind the Scenes' Award and Fred Kerley for winning 'Life Time Achievement' award both will now go to Lords at the end of the month for the national awards.Well done to the other nominees for the club and congratulations to all junior members of the club that received awards. We were also awarded our new Clubmark award until 2016. Well done to all.Well done also to Tom Cullen who was awarded Wiltshire Academy Player of the Year.
Good News!-Sahan Wijerathne,our overseas player for this year,has already signed to return in 2014.This is excellent news for the club as a whole as all who know Wiji will,we are sure,agree
Sat 31st August-CONGRATULATIONS to our 1st X1 who beat Lechlade to gain promotion to Premier 2.Well done also to the 3rds who won to gain promotion from Wilts Div 3.The 2nds and 4ths lost
Sun 25th August-over 700 people attended at various times of the day our inaugural Beer Festival-a great time was had by all and a substantial sum raised for club funds.Many thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen.