Club News

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.


Doug Parry

Word reached us today from Audrey Parry in Australia, that her husband Doug Parry passed away on 28th April, aged 90, after a short illness. Doug was a leading player for the club in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. He was an allrounder who represented Shropshire many times. At the time of his emigration to Australia in the 1960s he was county vice-captain. He never returned to this country, but followed the club’s progress regularly via this website. Stan Higgins, club president, remembers him as a fine player and a good friend. Click on pictures to enlarge.

Doug Parry is pictured here on his wedding day at St.Georges with Stan as best man. Older members might spot one or two other St.Georges oldtimers in the picture.

St.Georges Cricket & Bowls Club members with trophies 1960s. Back: Ron Davy, ?, Bob Tranter, ?, ?, Peter Bradley, Stan Higgins, ?, ?. Front: ?,?, Lou Edwards, Doug Parry, Cliff Cadman, ?, Cliff Smithies

Online Fixture Book now available

We no longer produce a printed fixture book. All the usual information including fixtures can now be viewed or downloaded by following this link

New Clubmark Certification issued

St.Georges CC has again had its “Clubmark” accreditation renewed. This accreditation confirms that the club meets all the requirements of providing a safe environment for all members. St. Georges was one of the first cricket clubs in the country to achieve this accreditation after its introduction in 2002. The latest certificate can be viewed here.

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