After a dismal run of results our first team desperately wanted a win on Saturday. Chasing 191 at Shelton, our innings did not begin well, with openers Gareth Hughes and Matt Chesters soon back in the pavilion. However Chris Miller (122) dug in and turned the innings around. He was well supported by Jack Heath (28) in what was a match-winning partnership. The 2nd and 3rd teams continue to dominate their respective divisions, with wins against Beacon and Hinstock. Sam Morgan (112), Ross Wilmot (65) and Matt Conniffe (59no) set up a declaration on 280/2, before the St.Georges bowlers finished the job, bowling out Beacon for 158. Ryan Forrester (4/33) and Assan Hussain (3/31) did most of the damage as the 3rd XI bowled out Hinstock for 122. Youngsters Awais Arif (33) and Alex Johnson (28no) then ensured that St.Georges had no trouble reaching their target. The 4th XI nearly snatched a win at the end of their match against Allscott II. In a total of 208/6 several batsmen made useful contributions: Ash Kumar(39), Amar Jassal(38), Mike Ross (26), Ryan Ball (39), Haider Raza (38). After a good start by Allscott’s opening pair they seemed to be cruising towards the total, but good bowling by Haider Raza (5/35) and Austin Rowley (4-32), turned it into a close match with St.Georges finally losing by a single wicket.
Please make sure that you are there to support our Race Night on Saturday 2nd July at the club,starting at 7:30 pm. We are trying to boost the fund to pay for an electronic scoreboard for the ground, so please come along and help us achieve our target. Entry is only £5 per head which includes refreshments. There are still races available to sponsor if you would like to raise your company’s profile. Tote betting, tri-star competition and other prizes. Please come along and bring your family and friends. Click here for more info
Shropshire’s largest and most progressive Housing Association, The Wrekin Housing Trust, has chosen to sponsor St. Georges CC junior section with 20 playing shirts and a range of coaching equipment. A big thanks to The Wrekin Housing Trust from the club. Seen here are Nathan Kelly and Mike Waldron taking a look at the new match day shirts.
Due to a scheduled match, there will be no U13 practice session on Tuesday 7 June
Due to very wet weather there will be no practice tonight Tuesday 10th May
Unfortunately the ground has not yet recovered from the onslaught of rain hail and snow that we had at the weekend. It’s still very sodden, so we will have to cancel this evenings practice session.
Dave Hassall celebrated his 60th birthday on Thursday – Congratulations Dave !
Thursday evening practice for seniors has now started, so please come along (weather permitting)
Thanks to those who registered their 2016 membership on 4th March. If you didn’t make it, you can still take advantage of the prompt payment discount of £10 if you are quick. Download Code of Conduct and registration form here.
We will be collecting memberships again this Sunday 17th April from 1:00 pm in the club so please come along and get it done.
We heard the sad news today that Robert Bates, known to most members as “Boots”, died suddenly last night 13th Feb, whilst having a pint in the Albion Inn. Boots was was a follower and supporter of St.Georges Cricket Club for many years. We will all miss him.