Archive for November, 2012

League Fixtures 2013 published

The fixtures for next season have now been set by the SCCL and can be viewed on this site on a weekly basis in the right sidebar under “Senior Fixtures and Results”.  Or you can look at all fixtures for a team by linking to the team page via the side bar or via “Teams” in the menu bar above. The good news (I think) is that the 3rd XI has only one Sunday fixture and the 4th XI only two. The teams selected each week will, as last season, be posted directly after the weekly selection meeting and can be viewed by clicking the “Weekend Teams” graphic on the top right of the page.

Peter Dawson – Funeral Details

The funeral takes place on Tuesday December 4th:

13:30 Service at: St John’s Church,  Church Road, Ashley. Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4JY

15:15 Cremation at Emstrey Crematorium, London Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PS

The services will be followed by refreshments taken at Shrewsbury Cricket Club

Work on nets progresses

Nets20.JPG Here are a couple more pics showing the current state of construction.Nets23.JPG
Weather permitting, the job should be finished next week.

You can follow progress pictorially here.

Avi voted Shropshire League Player of the Year

Avi Mathur Player of Year.jpg

Avi receives his trophy at the SCCL AGM

Avi Mathur scored scoring 599 runs, including five fifties and one century, in the 2012 season – not a bad effort considering how many many matches were curtailed or wiped out by the weather. He was voted Divisional Player of the Year by the SCCL committee, and is seen here receiving his trophy from league sponsor FBC Manby Bowdler at the very first SCCL AGM at Reman Services club this week. Avi has now been with us for three seasons and has in that time been a prolific run-getter –  once emulating Gary Sobers’ feat of hitting six sixes in an over. Click pic to enlarge.

Coach Education in the 1970’s

We are indebted to Tom Savage, long time playing member and coach at St.Georges, who submits this recollection from the 1970’s

Before ECB took over cricket coaching nationally, cricket coaching was done by the Association of Cricket Coaches, a voluntary organisation which had by the 70’s thousands of members. Brian Foulkes who played for Shifnal and then later Newport was the treasurer and also arranged an annual cricket coaching weekend conference at Lilleshall National Recreation Centre. It consisted of talks by cricket coaches, often professional cricketers, practice sessions and a few 8 aside cricket games on the astra turf area. On the Saturday night there was a splendid dinner in Lilleshall Hall itself, which usually had two guest speakers, a professional cricketer and a comedian. I remember a rather amusing story told by the original president of the Cricket Coaches Association, Sutcliffe by name. He had been amateur captain of Yorkshire in his playing days, at the time most of the counties were captained by amateur players (unwaged). When he retired from county cricket he was asked to take over the recently formed Cricket Coaches Association and set up ‘group coaching’ nationally. He was a well educated and connected young man from a wealthy family and with a degree from either Oxford or Cambridge University. The MCC gave him a secretary, free of charge, to help him in the task. He and his secretary set up a presentation; his secretary would show slides of cricket being played in all parts of the world, Australia, South Africa, India, Canada Denmark etc. Sutcliffe would then give a talk on ‘group cricket coaching’, where a coach takes a group of players rather than working on a one to one basis. On one occasion they were travelling by train to a village or small town somewhere out in the countryside, it was raining heavily that evening. When they arrived at the station the club president was there to meet them and he took them by car to the village hall. The hall was set up with a slide projector on the stage and all the chairs laid out. It was then about 6.30pm. The president explained that there would be a large audience, but he could not stay because he had to visit his wife who was in hospital.

It got to 6.50pm with no audience, still no one at 6.55pm, at 7pm a fellow wearing a flat cap came through the door, looked around, then moved along and sat in the middle of the back row. 7.10pm still no more arrivals likewise at 7.20pm. At this point Sutcliffe said to his secretary ‘’The bad weather’s put everyone off. I think we may as well go’’. ‘’Wait a minute, there has one man come and he has made his way here through this filthy weather, he must be very keen to learn about group cricket coaching. I think we owe it to him to deliver the talk’’. ‘’ Since you put it that way I suppose we ought to do it’’ said Sutcliffe. So the secretary showed his slides of cricket being played all over the world. Then Sutcliffe got up and gave his talk on ‘group cricket coaching’, the reason for it, the personalities involved, how to do it etc and at the end more out of force of habit he said ‘’Are there any questions’’?

It was then that the flat capped fellow in the middle of the back row got up and said ‘’I have a question. ‘’What time are you leaving? I’ve got to lock this place up when you leave’’.

Chairman’s Report 2012

Chairman’s Report 2012

Another quiz question

St.Georges U16 1995 2.jpg Here is picture of St.Georges U16 side from, we think, about 1995. It seems to have been taken at Bridgnorth. Ron Davy is the manager but can anyone name all the players? Click pic to enlarge

Peter Dawson

Friday 23rd November 2012: We have received the sad news that Peter “Snicker” Dawson passed away this morning after a long fight against cancer. He was well known, liked and respected by many at St.Georges C.C. for his activities over many years as a player, coach and administrator on the Shropshire cricket scene. Our thoughts and  sympathies are with his family.

SCCL League Structure 2013

At the Management Committee meeting on 5th November 2012, the FBC Manby Bowdler Shropshire County Cricket League approved the following divisional structure for the 2013 season. This takes account of Quatt CC’s promotion to the Birmingham League (1st & 2nd XI), the withdrawals of Much Wenlock 3rd XI and Shifnal 5th XI and Cound 3rd XI joining the League from the start of next season.

Premier Division – Albrighton I, Allscott I, Bomere Heath I, Cound I, Frankton I, Ludlow I, Newport I, Reman Services I, St. Georges I, Wem I, Worfield I, Wroxeter I.

Division 1 – Alberbury I, Broseley I, Condover I, Forton I, Lilleshall I, Madeley I, Montgomery I, Much Wenlock I, Newtown I, Pontesbury I, Shelton I, Welshpool I.

Division 2 – Beacon I, Bishops Castle I, Corvedale I, Ellesmere I, Grove I, Iscoyd & Fenns Bank I, Knockin & Kinnerley I, Llanidloes I, Market Drayton I, Tibberton I, Wellington III, Whittington I.

Division 3 – Acton Reynald I, Cae Glas I, Calverhall I, Chelmarsh, Church Aston I, Harcourt, Oswestry III, Shifnal III, Shrewsbury III, St. Georges III, Wheaton Aston, Willey I.

Division 4 – Bomere Heath III, Church Stretton, Guilsfield, Hinstock, Hodnet, Ludlow III, Newport III, Overton-on-Dee, Prees, Trysull & Seisdon, Wem III, Whitchurch III.

Division 5 – Bridgnorth III, Coton Hall, Frankton III, Hales, Harpers, Knockin & Kinnerley III, Lilleshall III, Madeley III, Quayside, Reman Services III, Wellington V, Worfield III.

Division 6 – Alberbury III, Allscott III, Broseley II, Calverhall II, Corvedale II, Cound III, Ellesmere II, Grove II, Llanidloes II, Pontesbury III, Quatt III, St. Georges IV, Welshpool III, Whitchurch IV, Whittington II.

Reserve Division 1 – Alberbury II, Cound II, Lilleshall II, Ludlow II, Newport II, Reman Services II, St. Georges II, Wellington IV, Welshpool II, Wem II, Worfield II, Wroxeter II.

Reserve Division 2 – Albrighton II, Allscott II, Beacon II, Condover II, Frankton II, Knockin & Kinnerley II, Madeley II, Montgomery II, Newtown II, Pontesbury II, Shelton II, Willey II.

Reserve Division 3 – Acton Reynald II, Bishops Castle II, Bomere Heath II, Cae Glas II, Forton II, Iscoyd & Fenns Bank II, Ludlow IV, Market Drayton II, Much Wenlock II, Oswestry IV, Shifnal IV, Tibberton II.

AGM Reminder – Wed 21st November 8:00pm

The club’s Annual General Meeting takes place at 8:00 pm on Wednesday 21st November at the club. All members are encouraged  to attend to have their say in how the club will be run in 2013.

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