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We’re all set for round one of CPL 2018

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The hottest competition in Chertsey is all set to return this Sunday 20th May, following an off-season of transfers and much goading and boasting.

Our April auction produced a few interesting roster moves from all four of our franchise captains but, as we know, matches are won on the field and not in the bidding circle!

With that in mind we are happy to reveal the first four XIs for round one of CPL 2018, which will get underway at 13:00 with the first match, followed by the evening fixture at 16:00.

Last year’s competition was such a fantastic success and was in large part thanks to the huge support it received. Let’s make this one even better!

GAME ONE – 13:00 START

GROVE ARMADA
An. Powlesland (c)
D. Sloan
L. Fisher
M. Sellars
Ad. Powlesland
D. Shepherd
Ja. Loveridge
J. Chapman
K. Menon
B. Erasmus (Lux)
J.Dodd (Lux)
GOGMORE KNIGHTS
J. Ogle (c)
J. Taylor
J. Richards
W. Smith
L. Robertson
J. Anthony
C. Wakefield
R. Redmond
M. Nuti
E. Miah (Lux)
A. Dillon (Lux)

GAME TWO – 16:00 START

MEADS ENFORCERS
B. Hanger (c)
L. Westcott
C. Skelton Jr
P. Boast
Troy Bolger
R. Patel
T. Drage
H. Nuti
E. Mitchell
A. Inwood (Lux)
P. Frost (Lux)
BOURNE STARS
G. Burton (c)
D. Risk
Z. Mehtab
W. Cooper
S. Eagles
J. Jackman
J. Bailey
Tom Bolger
J. Wooltorton
C. Dunne (Lux)
A. Smith (Lux)

Who Landed Where at the 2018 CPL Auction?

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The second annual CPL auction was well attended on Friday night, with a host of players eager to see whether they’d be retained by their franchises, or wearing new colours this summer.

Although the power was handed back to the players this year, none of the eight players that were picked for retention by their captains refused the invitation.

Those decisions helped set up an intriguing auction, with the Bourne Stars setting an early tone by splashing £7m on Dave Risk.

That wasn’t the biggest spend of the night, however, with the Gogmore Knights taking that honour with their £9m purchase of new overseas player Will Smith (more on him soon).

Here’s the full squad lists for all four sides. Who do you think did the best business ahead of the season opener on May 20th?

CPL Auction 2018: The Details

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On Friday April 6th, around 19:30 at the Home of Cricket, the second annual CPL Auction will get underway. And this year, the power is with the players.

That’s because our four franchise captains have the option of retaining up to two players from last year’s squad. But the final decision will be with the player, who can choose to accept his captain’s retention, or refuse it and enter the auction.

Any players retained will be at last year’s price, and will come out of the franchise’s renewed £20m budget and a captain who has a retention refused will not be permitted another choice.

In addition, any luxury players who played at least one senior Saturday fixture for the club last season will no longer qualify as luxury players in 2018, and will also enter the auction.

So there’s plenty of reason to come along and find out who lands where.

 

The Key Dates for the 2018 Season

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The Beast from the East has been defeated, the clocks will soon be going forward and, before you know it, the summer will be upon us.

We’re preparing for the new season by getting the website back into shape, which means the events calendar may be out of action for a little while. So in the meantime we thought we’d put a list of the key dates for the coming season in a news post:

Sunday’s until 22nd April – 9am – Matthew Arnold School – Senior and Ladies Indoor Nets

Friday 6th April – CPL Auction Night

Friday 13th April – Colts Signing on Night

Saturday 14th April – Pre-season Work Day

Saturday 5th May – First Senior League Games

Sunday 20th May – First CPL Games

Sunday 15th July – Colts’ Day

Sunday 22nd July – President’s Day

Sunday 12th August – Ladies’ Smash It Festival

Saturday 22nd September – Colts’ Dinner