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CPL Round Three: It’s all to play for

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If this were Premier League football, Sky Sports would have spent a lot of money on a fancy advert to scream about just how important this latest round of fixtures are.

As it is, this is the EweMove-sponsored Chertsey Premier League and we’ll have to make do with this post for now.

Nevertheless, the final round of league matches takes place this Sunday with everything to play for.

The honour of finishing top of the league will be decided by the outcome of Gogmore Knights vs Meads Enforcers in the first match, starting at 1pm. The winner will qualify directly for the EweMove CPL Final next month.

Then, in the second match, Grove Armada and Bourne Stars will battle it out to avoid elimination from the tournament, with the victor progressing to take on whichever team finishes second in the league in a semi-final on Finals Day.

Here are the teams for CPL Round Three: The Deciders

GAME ONE – 13:00 START

GOGMORE KNIGHTS
J. Ogle (c)
Ja. Loveridge
J. Anthony
R. Ley
K. O'Flynn
T. Duffy
N. Latham
L. Robertson
E. Miah (Lux)
G. Porter (Lux
TBC
MEADS ENFORCERS
B. Hanger (c)
L. Westcott
J. Tindall (Lux)
S. White (Lux)
J. Taylor
R. Patel
C. Wakefield
P. Boast
T. Drage
J. Baldwin
H. Aish-Lyons

GAME TWO – 16:00 START

GROVE ARMADA
An. Powlesland (c)
B. Erasmus (Lux)
M. Wiggins
D. Sloan
L. Fisher
H. Nuti
J. Chapman
D. Shepherd
C. Skelton Jr
J. Dodd (Lux)
A. Robertson
BOURNE STARS
G. Burton (c)
Z. Mehtab
W. Cupido
D. Risk (Lux)
S. Eagles
S. Margetts (Lux)
J. Harris
J. Lloyd
J. Bailey
C. Skelton Sr
R. Boast

Teams and details for President’s Day 2017

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Here we go again. President’s Day. Cricket. Music. Fairground rides. And much, much more.

Our club President John Russell hosts his second President’s Day on Sunday 23rd July. And, if last year is anything to go by, it will be a raucous event that carries on long into the night.

The two teams (listed below) will take the field at 11am, so make sure your marquees are all set up in time. It’s first-come-first-served for the best spots.

Play will break at 1pm for lunch and 4pm for tea, with the action wrapping up by 6pm in time for the Fat Cat Soul Band to kick off the live music.

In between, there will be free fairground rides, our now famous burger van and an open bar. So there’s no excuse not to come down.

CHERTSEY 1st XI

G. Burton (capt)

J. Ogle

W. Cupido

D. Risk

Z. Mehtab

J. Taylor

B. Hanger

Ja. Loveridge

C. Skelton Jr

W. Cooper

M. Wiggins

 

PRESIDENT’S XI

M. Allen (capt, CCC)

R. Redmond (CCC)

S. Turner (EGHAM)

M. Main (EGHAM)

P. Frost (ASHFORD)

B. Erasmus (GUILDFORD)

A. Blanchard (MCC)

S. Margetts (CCC)

J. Chapman (CCC)

M. Sellars (CCC)

P. Boast (CCC)

 

CPL Round Two Roundup and Photos

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Well, it was another fantastic day down at Chertsey Cricket Club on June 25th for the second round of the CPL.

There was another huge turnout of support and the weather was kind once again for what is proving to be a huge hit of an event at the club. And the cricket was pretty good too

The results?

The Meads Enforcers held on against Grove Armada, who needed three fours from the last three balls of the innings to win in the first match.

Then, Gogmore Knights stormed to victory against Bourne Stars later on, led by an explosive display of hitting from skipper Jack Ogle.

The avid followers among you will know that, with one game remaining in the league phase, there are two undefeated teams and two winless ones.

And, thanks to the genius of the fixture computer, those sides play each other in round three.

The Enforcers and Knights do battle first, with the winner taking top spot and a direct route to the final.

Later on, the winless Stars and Armada fight it out. The winner qualifies for the semi-final in third place. The loser is out, clutching a wooden spoon.

Before then, you can whet the whistle with some more superb camera work from official CCC pap Honey Redmond:

Team news and match details for CPL round two

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The CPL returns for round two on Sunday 25th June with the promise of more good weather, another swell of spectators and a new sponsor.

As we announced earlier in the week, the competition is now being sponsored by EweMove. There will be a formal presentation in between matches on Sunday to make the partnership official.

On the field, the Meads Enforcers are looking to maintain their winning start against Grove Armada in the first match at 1pm. Gogmore Knights will be looking to keep pace when they take on Bourne Stars at 4pm. The teams for both games are below.

Remember you can win a £10 bar tab for the day by taking a catch in the crowd, and we’ll have food and music throughout.

GAME ONE - 13:00 Start

MEADS ENFORCERS
B. Hanger (c)
L. Westcott
J. Tindall (Lux)
S. White (Lux)
J. Taylor
R. Patel
C. Wakefield
P. Boast
T. Drage
J. Baldwin
H. Aish-Lyons
GROVE ARMADA
An. Powlesland (c)
B. Erasmus (Lux)
M. Wiggins
D. Sloan
L. Fisher
H. Nuti
J. Chapman
D. Shepherd
C. Skelton Jr
J. Dodd (Lux)
A. Robertson

GAME TWO - 16:00 Start

BOURNE STARS
G. Burton (c)
Z. Mehtab
W. Cupido
D. Risk (Lux)
S. Eagles
S. Margetts (Lux)
J. Harris
J. Lloyd
J. Bailey
C. Skelton Sr
R. Boast
GOGMORE KNIGHTS
J. Ogle (c)
Ja. Loveridge
J. Anthony
R. Ley
K. O'Flynn
T. Duffy
N. Latham
L. Robertson
E. Miah (Lux)
G. Porter (Lux
TBC

Photos from a fantastic CPL opening

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The Chertsey Premier League launched last week under basking sunshine, swarmed by spectators (including the odd celebrity), and with some fantastic cricket played.

We’d like to thank everyone that came along to help make the occasion such a success, from the dedicated bar staff and volunteer umpires to the highly technical sound department and picnic fans. It’s days like these that make you realise what a truly spectacular club we have.

On the field there were wins for the Gogmore Knights, led by a scarcely believable knock of 43* from Richard Ley, and Meads Enforcers, for whom Luke Westcott did a lot of damage to our specially-decorated CPL stumps with the ball.

If you missed out on the entertainment we’ve got a few pictures of the day below (thanks Honey Redmond) and three more of these wonderful events to come!

Come and see the Strollers in action

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The weather is set fair and there is no work on Monday, so there’s really no excuse not to pay the club a visit this Sunday, especially as our much-loved veteran team the Strollers are in action.

Stuart Chenery’s troops, which contain some current players and those from yesteryear, are taking on Sunbury at Grove Road from 2pm looking to avenge the defeat they suffered to those rivals in the same fixture last year.

You can find out exactly who is taking the field here. It promises to be a really special day.

CPL Round One – Sunday 21st May

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The wait for fast-paced, frenetic, six-hitting CPL action, complete with coloured kit and walk out songs, is over.

The first round of matches takes place this Sunday 21st May, kicking off at 1pm with Gogmore Knights against Grove Armada. Then, at 4pm Meads Enforcers do battle against Bourne Stars.

There will be plenty to keep the crowd entertained. Our bar will open at 12:30pm, the extremely popular burger van will be pitching up at 3:30pm and for every catch taken in the crowd (excluding players in the current match) there will be a £10 bar voucher to use that day.

The teams for both games are below so make sure your in place for the start at 1pm and the first crowd catch!

GAME ONE - 13:00 Start

GOGMORE KNIGHTS
J. Ogle (c)
Ja. Loveridge
J. Anthony
R. Ley
K. O'Flynn
T. Duffy
N. Latham
L. Robertson
E. Miah (Lux)
G. Porter (Lux
TBC
GROVE ARMADA
An. Powlesland (c)
B. Erasmus (Lux)
M. Wiggins
D. Sloan
L. Fisher
H. Nuti
J. Chapman
D. Shepherd
C. Skelton Jr
J. Dodd (Lux)
A. Robertson

GAME TWO - 16:00 Start

MEADS ENFORCERS
B. Hanger (c)
L. Westcott
J. Tindall (Lux)
S. White (Lux)
J. Taylor
R. Patel
C. Wakefield
P. Boast
T. Drage
J. Baldwin
H. Aish-Lyons
BOURNE STARS
G. Burton (c)
Z. Mehtab
W. Cupido
D. Risk (Lux)
S. Eagles
S. Margetts (Lux)
J. Harris
J. Lloyd
J. Bailey
C. Skelton Sr
R. Boast

CPL Squads Set

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It was a lively and eventful inaugural CPL draft on Friday night, as the four franchises spent their (fictional) cash and filled their playing rosters for the season.

As you’ll see from the below list of squads, Meads Enforcers were the big spenders on the night, landing 1st XI players Jake Taylor and Luke Westcott for a combined £15m (three quarters of their entire budget).

Grove Armada chose to spend little and often and picked up the most players through the auction section, with nine purchases.

Bourne Stars made new overseas player Wade Cupido their big buy, while adding last year’s Batting Award winner Zeeshan Mehtab for £5m.

Meanwhile, Gogmore Knights put their faith in youth. Five of the seven players bought by the franchise are aged under 30.

The Genet Social League sides were also allocated to each franchise, the result of which can be seen below. All that’s left now is to get underway and the competition’s fixtures can be found here.

Result Of Players Meeting Vote

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As you’ll all know, the club has been considering the future of the Saturday senior sides and investigating a switch from the Surrey Championship to the Thames Valley Cricket League.

A very well attended and discussed players meeting culminated with a secret ballot on Friday 31st March with the following three options:

1) Remain in Surrey Championship

2) Leave for Thames Valley League

3) I Don’t Mind

The results showed a clear majority view, with 30 votes registered for remain, three for leave and three for I don’t mind.

At their monthly meeting on Wednesday 5th April, the committee took the results of this vote as an overwhelming show of support for keeping our Surrey Championship status and will not pursue a switch to the Thames Valley Cricket League, at this moment in time.

However, to preserve the wider best interests of the club, it is necessary to safeguard against decisions in the Surrey Championship, such as moving match start times. The club must therefore start to take a more active involvement in league meetings and AGMs.

The club also failed to register a view on whether we would support a proposal for an increase in limited over cricket. Club captains will be encouraged to attend these meetings or, in their absence, nominate a replacement.

CPL Draft Night: How Will It Work?

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It’s almost time to divide the club into quarters in preparation for the inaugural CPL season. If you have no idea what CPL stands for, or what this new Sunday-based competition is, click here to brush up.

In the meantime, as we’re starting to get a few enquiries as to how draft night will work, here’s a guide:

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• The purpose of the draft is to fill each CPL roster with 16 CCC players.

• CCC players who made more than one senior Saturday appearance last season are automatically eligible to be drafted. Click here to view the full list.

• The night will be split into two parts:
o A live auction
o A behind-closed-doors draft

The Auction

• Each franchise has a fictional £20m to spend

• There are no limits to the amount of players a franchise can buy

• The auction ends when each franchise runs out of cash

The Behind-Closed-Doors Draft

• The players that have not been bought at auction will then be drafted

• These players are available at no cost to the franchise

• Franchises will pick round-robin until each squad has 16 players

• The franchise who bought the most players in the auction gets first choice in the draft

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We have split the night like this to add a strategy and excitement. Rather than blindly picking the best player available, captains will now have to think more about squad balance and budget, which should make for a much more interesting event.

Social league teams (minus the academy) will also be assigned to each franchise on draft night. This will be done at random. Each social league team’s entire squad (minus any players that have been bought or drafted) are added to the CPL Franchise roster. It is down to the CPL captain to co-ordinate with his social league teams to gauge interest and availability to play.