Club News

Dennis Marsh Memorial Willow

We are grateful to Sheila Angeloff, brother of former prominent St.Georges and Shropshire cricketer Dennis Marsh, for sending us this item of news. Dennis recently died and several St.Georges members attended his funeral in Bristol in January this year, where he had lived for many years after leaving the area. His son Tom, also a cricketer said “We buried Dad’s ashes this morning. This is his cricket bat willow that the cricket club had donated. In years to come when the tree is big enough, it will be cut down to make cricket bats. Dad’s ashes are at the roots, so he will be part of the tree. We didn’t have many words to say whilst burying the ashes… Because at those kind of moments, only dad had enough words to describe any moment. We can visit the tree at any moment, especially when I get a duck whilst getting caught at cow corner.”

2018 senior awards

Awards Evening for senior players was held on Saturday 15th September at the club. Awards were presented as follows:
                   Batting                   Bowling             Captain’s Player           Players’ Player
1st XI:    Gareth Hughes        Neil Davies              Sam Morgan             Ben Byram

2nd XI:   Ross Wilmot           Curtis Dixon           Naz Akhtar                Simon Chesters

3rd XI:    Austin Rowley       Sam Chambers     Lewis Dickinson      Mohammed Hussain

4th XI:    Mike Ross                   Mike Ross              Jim Michaelson          Jake Harrison

Ladies:    Captain’s Player     Players’ Player    Most Improved            Spirit of Cricket
              Emma Parkes          Emma Parkes          Melissa Nock                Emma Parkes

Mike Brennan Spirit of the Team award – Chris Cousins

Malcolm Webster Rising Star trophy – Sam Chambers

Chris Cousins with the Mike Brennan “Spirit of the Team” award 2018

 

Success for St.Georges Girls again!


Congratulations to our Under 13 girls team who won the SCB U13 hardball tournament at Wrekin on 2 September, recording wins against Bridgnorth, Sentinel and Shifnal. This season the girls also won the Lady Taverners U13 softball comp and the U13 girls league.

Club AGM date now changed to Thur 18th October

There a lot of potential changes to league cricket next season so we felt it would be better to have our AGM a little earlier this year. The 2018 AGM will now take place on Thursday 18th October 8.00 pm. Please make a point of being there so that you can influence the way your club is run.

Raffle Draw results

The draw, which took place on Monday 27th August produced the following winners.

£100  – Mike Waldron
£50 – Alan Parham
Basket of Cosmetics – Brian Parkinson
Bottle of Whisky – Paul Smart
Bottle of Gin – Lexi
Bottle of Bacardi – Ashley Smith
Bottle of Red Wine – Anthony Gregory
Bottle of White Wine – Sean
Bottle of Red Wine – Judy Dawson
Bottle of Red wine – Sue Taylor

Many thanks to all those who supported the club by buying tickets. A special big thank you also goes to Monty Smith for selling so many tickets.

Brennan 6-a-side Cricket competition Sun 26th August – cancelled

Unfortunately, this year’s Brennan  6-a-side competition has been cancelled due to the terrible weather today. This is the first time the event has not taken place in 16 years.

The raffle draw will be held on Monday 27th at 6.00 pm

This year’s Brennan 6-a-side cricket day is on Sunday August 26th. If you would like to enter a team (cost £60 per team of 6), please contact Dave Cadman on 07583 520605.  ( Remember – you can’t bring your own alcohol ! )

Race Night at Club on Saturday 30th June 7:30 pm

All members are asked to come along and support this important club fund-raiser. Only £5 entrance (kids £2.50) which includes a basket meal. Bring your friends and family too.

Click HERE for more details

 

Ben Byram elected Club Vice Chairman

At the June general committee meeting Ben Byram was elected Vice-Chairman of the club. He succeeds the late Malcolm Webster. It was Malcolm who many years ago introduced Ben as a young boy to the game of cricket at St.Georges. Since then Ben progressed through the junior section and also the senior teams and this season has stepped as 1st team captain after a six year stint in the role.

Malcolm Webster – Funeral Arrangements

The funeral will take place at Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 5th June at 11:30 am. The family has requested that no black is to be worn. Donations will be for Macmillan Nurses.

Malcolm Webster – a St. Georges Hero

All those currently associated with the club will be aware that Malcolm has been unwell for the last couple of months. We were all shocked when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer only weeks ago, and despite his determination to fight it in any way possible, and to enjoy whatever time remained to him, the deterioration in his condition was extremely rapid and tragically he passed away today 14th May 2018 at 2:30 pm. He was 57 years old. We received the news just as we were about to begin our regular Monday evening Junior Practice session, which despite the tears in everyone’s eyes, proceeded as normal. It was what he would have wanted. Malcolm has been an important member of our club for over twenty years. He has been Vice-Chairman for several years. He has been a regular scorer on Saturdays for many years. But his greatest and most valuable contribution was as a junior coach and team manager, a role he has performed for all of his time with club. Many current and also former senior players were introduced to the game by Malcolm. Amongst these are some whose lives have been influenced by him in ways that go beyond the game of cricket. It was he who suggested and implemented an “entry level” coaching group for the youngest primary school children – “The Junior Dragons”. This, many years before the “AllStars” scheme was introduced by the national governing body ECB. There are many people who keep the club going by putting something back: players, ex-players, and parents. This a great thing which we always try to encourage. Malcolm was unique in this respect. He was neither a player nor a parent. He had taken nothing out of the club. All he did was contribute, and his contribution was huge. We have lost a very valuable member but more importantly a good friend. He was also heavily involved with the organisation of local schools football. In his working life he was a primary school teacher, and latterly was responsible for home-educated children. Many of his former pupils and their parents have posted messages during his illness. Too many to list here, but the phrase that cropped up time and time again was “the best teacher I ever had” . I know that these comments gave him great comfort during the last weeks of his life. We at St.Georges will miss Malcolm greatly and he will not be forgotten.

Funeral arrangements will be posted when they are known.

 

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