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The Dexter
The newsletter of Saffron Walden Cricket Club
Club Open Day
18 April 2015
For seniors, juniors, VPs,
friends. Sign on, buy
new kit, taster sessions
for new members,
coaching for existing
member sell on old kit,
meet friends ,old and
Cricket Week
Thursday 23 July—
Sunday 2 August
Fixtures against MCC,
Gents of Essex, Forty
Club, an Italian touring
side and Sewards
End—plus our Rainbow
Cricket Tournament .
Academy Awards
Friday 4 September
Mark the achievements
of our young stars!
Presentation Evening
Saturday 19 Sept
Bowls Club—7.30
Mark the achievements of our old
ICC World Cup
Qualifying matches
Tues 8 and Wed 16
Who knows we might
have to host England!
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A new era .....?
As we embark on our
156th year as a club
something seems to be
changing. After 10 years
of our Academy we have
appointed our first Academy product, Joe Barrs,
as 1st XI skipper. This
has drawn a number of
new young players to the
club to play alongside our
own youngsters, many of
whom had the opportunity to step up to the higher
teams last year. The average age of the 1st XI will
be about 22. This emphasis on youth will build on
the achievement
the first time in our history
there is a real sense of excitement around the club
with much talk of pride and
commitment and the importance of training.
Matt Gouldstone moves to
Saffron Walden with his
wife, Gemma, having spent
some months coaching in
Tasmania. We also welcome Alex Beadle, Jon
Buck, Tom Bonham, Tom
Goodwin, Jack Heald, Aaron Pledger, Ali Russell,
Matt Sherry, Mark ThompAlong with the appoint- son, Josh Beaumont and
ment of a club coach for .
Andy Wright . Our friend,
Niraj Odedra returns for
of our u16s in winning, for
the first time in our history,
the Essex Matchplay competition. Nearly all of those
players will continue playing at a senior level for
SWCC or other local
teams, having graduated
from the Academy in such
a glorious manner! Another
great achievement was the
promotion of the 2nd XI to
the league next down from
the EAPL—again with a
very young side.
Fridays 4.30-5.30pm
Sundays 10-11.30am
Sundays 10-11.30am
Sundays 10-11.30am
Fridays 5-6.30pm
Wednesdays 6.30-8.00pm
Fridays 5.30-7.00pm
Mondays 7-8.30pm
Fridays 6-7.30pm
Fridays 7-8.30pm
Mondays 6.30-8.00pm
Tuesdays 6.30-8.00pm
3rds, 4ths, 5ths
Additional sessions on Fridays
Thursdays 6.30-8.00pm
1sts, 2nds
Additional sessions on Fridays
programme 2015
The Academy training programmes
begins the week commencing Monday 20 April 2015.ice, Senior training is open to all players –Tuesdays
for 1st and 2nd XI players wanting
extra practice, Thursdays for 3rd,
4th and 5th XI players who aspire
to play in the 1st and 2nd XI. All
coaches are appropriately qualified
with First Aid qualifications and
also cleared to work with young
For matches and training please be
‘sun safe’ - cap, water and appropriate protection against sun.
Attendance at training is important
and is a factor in all selection decisions.
Where are
they now?
Our very successful Presentation Evening in September allowed us to reinstate
some awards , all in the
name of former players,
that had fallen into abeyance over the years. We
will feature them here in
the coming months; E..J.
Land, H.J. Cheffins, H.M
Housden, Ron Muggeridge
and Alan Leason. We
would be pleased to hear
from readers about these
Club Kit
Our relationship with Gray Palmers has
proved highly successful. The service
and stock management is far more efficient and professional than when we
managed it!
Following a Survey Monkey poll of members we have extended our kit range
this year to include a club polo shirt (for
training or social wear) and a hoody.
We have also placed an order for new
club helmets.
Don’t forget that Mr Cricket (Burwell)
are the nearest specialist cricket suppliers and the club benefits from a loyalty
scheme every time you shop there.
Close season
For those who run the
club, January to March is
probably the busiest part
of the ‘cricket season’!
Fixtures, coaching, kit,
clubhouse, ground, catering, fund-raising, recruitment of players and volunteers—all need attention.
A great weekend at the
end of March saw almost
100 members—players,
parents, volunteers,
VPs—attend what will be
an annual club pre-season
dinner. The following day
almost 50 players attended a special training session at Fenners.
A volunteer day saw the
clubhouse tidied up with
‘new’ furniture from the
Golf Club installed.
Thank you to the Golf
Club for this and other
support they give us, including a venue for committee meetings in the
newly refurbished clubhouse.
If we get the close season
right the summer will be
a breeze!
Pelly’s Solicitors, LPA and HCL continue to support the club on an ongoing basis.
We are indebted for the support they give
We welcome Arkwrights, Hot Pink Web Design, KMD Wealth Management, and Saffron Insurance
to our growing portfolio of
We also acknowledge the
support of; Adnams Brewery, Bentens, Burtons, Complete Imaging, Cheffins, Creativity
Works, Goddards Electrical, Goddards
Stoves, Gray Palmer, Jack and Jills, Kevin
Henry, LPA, Peter Gale, Molecular Products, Mr Cricket, Paxtons, The Old English
Gentleman, Rajdhani Restaurant, Saffron
Snooker Club, Saffron Sport, Saffron Walden PAT Testing, Tony Dorren, United
Sports, Wilbey and Burnett and Wilburs.
We thank Trident plc for their sponsorship
of polo shirts for club staff. The Friends of
Bridge End Gardens work closely with us.
Field in Trust
Net Appeal
We have raised £13,000 towards
our revised target of £28,000 in order to extend our net cage. This is
so important if we are to continue
to meet the demand placed on our
facilities and to do so in a way that is
The project will provide two additional nets and a small outdoor storage area.
Thank you to those of you who
have contributed in ways large or
small. We also acknowledge the
support of Saffron Walden Round
Table who gave us £500 from the
Carnival Proceeds and also the Essex Big Society Fund that has already
provided a grant to enable us to buy
the ‘carpet’.
Please consider whether or not you
can donate. Remember, it is possible for individual UK tax payers to
donate and enable us to claim back
tax paid via the Gift Aid scheme.
Further details from the chairman—
David Barrs ([email protected])
With the support of our landlords, the
Town Council, we have secured ‘Field
in Trust’ status for the Anglo American
Playing Fields. One of Saffron Walden’s
hidden gems and one much envied in
the cricketing circles of East Anglia, this
status gives the club and the town some
reassurance that the ground will be
protected for recreational use in the
future. The FiT scheme was promoted
as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Under the guidance of our groundsman,
Graham Sneath, the AAPF has again
been awarded best ground in the East
Anglian Premier league, and a similar
award by the Essex Playing Fields Association—clearly worth protecting!
SWCC Committee
Hugh Wiseman
David Barrs
Vice Chairman:
Tony Wiseman
Hon. Secretary:
Alison Mable
Hon. Treasurer
Peter Hill
Club Captain:
Giles Ecclestone
David Hancock
Academy Secretary: Michelle Thomas
Fixtures Secretary: Chris Larlham
Clubhouse manager: Linda Hancock
Social Secretary
Sharon Willis