As we enter the second month of the season (where’s THAT gone by the way), its clear things are well underway down at the Edward Stern Ground.
We have a bit to get through but just one piece of housekeeping before we start – the club’s new Code of Behaviour is now up on the noticeboard near the bar, please can you take time to have a read when you’re passing.
In case you missed it…
We start with a proud well done to our very own Molly Sellars, who played yesterday for Surrey Women against an Aboriginal XI touring side. Hopefully the start of things to come.
Our other lady cricketers the Bluebelles faced their first test of the season, playing two Smash It festivals in a week, firstly at Walton on Thames on Bank Holiday Monday and Egham last Sunday, entering two teams in each and finishing with a second and third place at Walton and a third and first place at Egham!
Finally a well done to four colts coaches (John, Jack, Mark, & Matt H), who all recently obtained their ECB Level 2 Certificates in Coaching Children’s Cricket (Jamie will achieve his next month), ensuring the colts receive the best training for seasons to come.
In the runs/jug purchasers this week were Dave Sloane for the 3s in a win against Ripley, scoring an enormous 142 at the Rec, and the runfest continued into the Sunday team with Luke Robertson scoring 110 and Josh Jackman unluckily missing out on his first ton with 99.
Our overseas player Will Smith also secured 6 tidy wickets against Old Emmanuel on Saturday for the 1s.
Dates for your diary…
On the weekend’s card for Saturday are the 1s who take on Horsley & Send away, the 2s are the main event at the club playing Chipstead, the 3s are away at Cobham Avorians, and the 4s take on Walton at the Rec. This Sunday sees the Sunday team take on Reigate Priory Cavaliers at 2pm at the club for what is looking like a Sunday scorcher.
The CPL returns! Join us for the second round of lairy kit, dodgy walk on music and fun in the sun when Chertsey’s answer to the IPL returns on 17th June, when Gogmore Knights take on Meads Enforcers at 1pm and Bourne Stars take on Grove Armada at 4pm. Secure your spectating spot early to avoid disappointment!
And finally… elsewhere in the sporting world there is apparently another tournament around the corner deemed more important than the Ashes, the Cricket World Cup, and the Vitality Blast (no I can’t believe it either)… the football World Cup. The club will be showing all England games where they can, more info next week.