Club News

St.Georges Ladies finish on a high

Our ladies team won their last match at Shifnal and secured the league title. Well done Libby and the team!

Disability teams honour Stan

On Sunday St.Georges Disability team hosted Colwyn Bay Macs. Before the game both teams held a minutes applause in honour of our late President Stan Higgins. Stan, along with Eric Lomas , was instrumental in bringing disability cricket to St.Georges CC back in 1993.

CHAMPIONS !

Congratulations to Sam Morgan and his 1st team squad on becoming SCCL Div 1 winners! Promotion back to the SCCL Premier Division was secured last week and the league title was clinched yesterday at home with a winning draw over Wellington. After relegation from the premier in 2019 and the player exodus that followed, the squad had to be almost entirely rebuilt. It was pleasing that this was done largely with players who learned the game at St.Georges as youngsters. It has been a great season and let’s try and win the last two games as well! Incidentally, yesterday’s match sponsor was our recently departed club president Stan Higgins, whose funeral many of us attended on Friday. We’d like to think that he enjoyed the day!

A great performance too by the 2nd XI in chasing down a challenging target of 265 at Chelmarsh keeps them firmly in contention for promotion as well. Free week for the 3rd team and the 4th XI play Pontesbury today.  Click here for all the scores.

Stan Higgins 1930 – 2021

Stan Higgins in 1949

With great sadness we learned today that our club President, Stan Higgins passed away on Monday 9th August, aged 91. His health had been failing for some time and because of that he has been unable to visit the club since well before the start of the pandemic. It is difficult to think of anyone who has been more influential during the club’s history than he has been. His efforts over many, many years have contributed hugely to the growth and development of St.Georges Cricket Club. Stan made his first appearance as a player for the Dragons in 1943, and continued to be a regular in the side until 1981.His involvement then spread to off-the-field activities as he spent 25 years as vice-chairman before replacing Eric Lomas as chairman in 2002. He stepped down as chairman when Paul Taylor took over in 2009 and since then has been club president.

Stan with his MCCC award in 2010

In  2010 Stan was presented with Midlands Club Cricket Conference  Tiny Wildsmith Club Person of the Year award in recognition of his (then) 63 years constant service to St.Georges Cricket Club. As well as his invaluable involvement with St.Georges CC, Stan also served for many years as a Social Club and Management committee member. Our condolences go to Janet and all his family. The funeral is at Telford Crematorium on Friday 3rd September at 11.30 am and afterwards at St.Georges Sports & Social Club

Goodbye Stan – a true St.Georges legend

Stan , back left, in 1981

Mon 9th Aug – Junior Practice cancelled.

Unfortunately the ground is too wet for practice tonight, and it has just started raining again here. Just two more Monday sessions when hopefully the rain will stay away.

Race Night Saturday 21st August 7.30 pm

We are holding a RACE NIGHT  in the function room on Saturday 21st August. This is a club fundraiser so please get your tickets at the club bar. All are welcome, not just members, so please encourage your family and friends to come along.

Three St.Georges Centurions

Three St. Georges batsmen made an hundred on Saturday 25th July. Mat Batkin made 127 for the 1st XI to set up an emphatic win against Bridgnorth. Matt Chesters made 103 not out for the 2nd XI at Oswestry to make light of the target of 209, and Awais Arif scored an unbeaten 115 to enable the 3rd XI to successfully chase down a total of 256 set by Shrewsbury

Junior Practice tonight (28 June) is cancelled.

We have just discovered that some coaches are required to isolate , so as a precaution, we are cancelling tonight’s junior practice session until we can establish people’s movements more exactly.

Week 10

All our teams are are in the upper regions of their respective leagues as we near the halfway point of the season, with the 1sts flying high undefeated in Div 1. See this week’s scores in the right sidebar.

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