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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.
Weds 23rd April U9 training is OFF-too wet!!
New Players-further to our recent communication we are pleased to welcome 2 more new players to the club
Richard Atkinson-a leg spiner who has moved to the area from Marlborough-7 stag dos and weddings restrict his availability but a really good signing nevertheless
Gedeon Charles-Gedz is soldier based at Tidworth and bowls fast medium-he has played two games so far and fitted in very well
A warm welcome to both players.
Sat 19th April-we beat Lechlade by 9 wickets in a friendly at their ground
Fri 4th April-another successful quiz night was staged,raising over £500 for club funds.Thanks to all those who attended and to all those who helped.
200 Club-March winners are available to view on the 200 Club section of this site
Sat 22nd March-thanks to all who helped with out shopping packing day in Morissons-we raised around £800 to be split equally between the club and Devizes Opportunity Centre-as always the efforts of those that helped are much appreciated
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 welcome.
Social Calendar 2014-The Committee have a full programme of events for 2014 planned-
1-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
2-Junior Signing on morning-Sat 12th April 930pm at Potterne CC
3-Club 6-a-side-Mon 26th May-details to follow
4-An evening with Matthew Hoggard-Fri 13th June-more info to follow
5-Club Summer Social-Sat 19th July-details to follow
6-Beer Festival-Sun 24th Aug-details to follow
7-Annual Dinner-Fri 26th Sept -info to follow
8-Club Golf Day-Fri 17th October-details to follow
9-Autumn Quiz-Fri 21st November-details to follow
10-Darts Exhibition Night-Pro Darts is coming to PCC! Details to 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.