Shenley Village Cricket Club News pages




13 Dec 2017 : SVCC Dinner Dance, Fri 16th March 2018

 

Hello Clubmates

 

Just before you settle down for Christmas, here's a date for your new diary and wall calendar.

 

I am emailing with details of Shenley Village CC’s annual Dinner Dance and with the hope you will be able to come and support our Club.

 

We have a great night lined up with good food, dancing and friendly company.
No speeches or awards just loads of fun including quiz, raffle, heads and tails, big number draw, and dancefloor antics.

 

Here are the details…..

Date: Friday 16th March, 2018.

Time: Doors open at 7pm. Meal starts at 7.45pm. Finish at midnight

Venue: Shenley Cricket Centre

Food: 3 course dinner served to you at the table, coffee & chocolates, quarter bottle of wine.
You can choose from the following, please advise your choice when booking ticket;
Starter
1) Smoked Salmon & Crayfish cocktail Mousse, or
2) Mushroom bruschetta
Main
1) Daube of Beef, gratin dauphinois and vegetables
2) Roasted Sea Bass, soy & ginger sauce, gratin dauphinois, and vegetables
3) Nut roast, gratin dauphinois, vegetables, and vegetable gravy
Dessert
1) Chocolate fondant & cream
2) Winter berries & ice cream
3) Cheese & biscuits
Coffee/Tea and chocolates
Price: £40 per person

Dress code: It’s a chance for you to impress colleagues with how smart you can look. Suits and ties please but Dinner suits are very welcome, and as it is the day before St Patrick's Day a tinge of green will be admired.

Payment: Please pay by either bank transfer to Shenley Village CC account (Acc number 60390763, Sort code 204734 ) using your surname as reference. Or by cheque payable to SVCC and posted to me (20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH)

 

We are also running a ‘Big number board’ on the evening with 3 big cash prizes. £2.50 buys a number on the board. Just include in your overall payment and let me know the number(s) between 1 and 150 that you would like.

 

If you have a raffle prize you would like to donate it would be very welcome.

 

I really hope you can make it.

 

Best wishes…….Chris
Email:
chris.stanley04@gmail.com
Mobile: 07774 796037
Address: 20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH

 


12 Dec 2017 : SENIOR WINTER NETS

 

Good news for those of you missing your cricket and looking for ways to shed those extra pounds you will no doubt gain over Christmas! Senior winter nets start in less than a month and are available for all senior members and those junior members who are eligible to play senior league cricket next season (i.e. under 13 and above).

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE DETAILS BELOW REGARDING A CHANGE IN THE METHOD OF PAYMENT.

To replace the thankless task of trying to obtain cash payments on the night, this time the onus will be on the player to make payment direct to the club bank account (sort code 204734, account number 60390763). Kris will be keeping a record of attendees and it would be appreciated if you could make every effort to make timely payments so I don’t have to chase this up. Finances are extremely tight at the moment and we can’t afford to run the nets at a loss so I appreciate your cooperation with this.

The cost on the night is the same as last year. i.e. £10 or £5 for junior members. If you intend to attend regularly then you can pay in advance at a discounted rate of £85 to cover all 13 weeks. For fathers and sons both attending (where the son is a junior member) the cost is £125 for the 13 weeks if paid in advance.

If paying in advance please transfer the funds to the SVCC bank account 204734 60390763 by no later than Monday 8th of January and advise Geoff Evans by text to 07505 102152 or by email to geoffdevans@tesco.net

Summary of Winter Net details:

Start date:  Wednesday 10th January (nets will run in this regular slot for 13 weeks)

Time:  7pm to 9pm

Venue:  Herts Sports Village, Hatfield,  AL10  9EU (de Havilland campus, University of Hertfordshire...a few minutes from Galleria)

Cost:  £10 (£5 for juniors).

Contact/further info:  Geoff Evans 07505 102152 (geoffdevans@tesco.net) or Kris Nissen 07473 869500

I look forward to seeing you there and in the meantime I hope you have a great Christmas.

Geoff Evans 


07 Dec 2017 : Exciting News - Junior winter nets to be held at Aldenham School!!

SVCC Members,

Exciting News

We have successfully moved the Shenley junior nets from Hatfield to Aldenham School! The move is an enormous step forward for the club and its members. We now have the means to build an EXCELLENT winter program. One that is better than any other club or rep squad in Hertfordshire. 

We will have 5 individual training groups between 1.30-6.40pm on Saturday’s beginning the 13th of January and finishing the 17th March.

1.30-3.00 - U14a + Extended squad

2.20-3.50 - U14b + U13b 

3.50-5.10 - U12b + U11s

4.30-5.50 - U9a + U10a

5.50-6.40 – Minis (5-8 year olds)

Will Jones (Champions league 2017 + Division 1 2016 leading wicket taker, Herts county player and ex pro) and I will coach the first 2 hours and Graham Seymour and I will take the next 3 hours. We expect to have 10-14 cricketers in each group, a superb player to coach ratio.

The facilities at Aldenham are ideal. They have installed 750 lux lights, have new mats, the nets are long (no shortened runs), there are 5 lanes (or 4 lanes + space) and the hall has a high roof allowing for realistic fielding and match scenarios. The space and low numbers will allow for high volume and high quality training.

For the new program to be successful – we will need the support of ALL members. The winter program will expand or contract based on member buy in. Here is what you can do to support your club!

  1. Commit to and prioritise the Shenley winter program – it is worth it!
  2. Make payment early, well before the strict due date (31st December) 
  3. Encourage fellow members to see January as the beginning of the cricket season! Winter training is now a necessary part of making the most of membership, supporting your team and club and enjoying matches come summer. 
  4. Recruit new members – in particular U10s, U9s and Minis (5-8 year olds). We would appreciate assistance from parents of ALL age groups to promote membership of the younger years – think friends, schools, sporting teams, clubs etc. Signing up new members is GREATLY appreciated and one of the best contributions members can make. December and winter is the best time to do it.

The winter program costs £95 (£55 for Minis)

Make payment by either;

  • Bank transfer to SVCC's bank account (sort code 204734, Acc no. 60390763) using your surname and first initial as reference. Then write to svcc_jnrs@fastmail.co.uk to confirm your payment. (bank transfer is the PREFERRED payment method) 
  • Cheque payable to SVCC (write to svcc_jnrs@fastmail.co.uk BEFORE the due date and we will organise collection of cheque – please note that transfers are preferred)

We must be necessarily strict on payment for winter nets. The due date is the 31st December.

If you have any questions regarding the winter nets please write to svcc_jnrs@fastmail.co.uk. Your email will then be forwarded on to someone who can help you. Also use this address when referring new players.

2018 is an exciting time to be an SVCC member. I'll see you on the 13th of January!!

Kris Nissen

Head Coach

 

16 Nov 2017 : Please support our Club by coming to the Race night

 

Hello Clubmates

Another plea to support our Club by coming along to the Race night, details are below. Thank you to the many of you who have already bought tickets.

We also have just a few thoroughbred horses left in the SVCC stables for you to own. It costs £5 to own a horse, you have your name and your chosen name for the horse printed for the programme for the evening, and if it wins its race you get £15 prize money. But be quick!

The Race night is on Sat 25th Nov at The Chapel on Porters Park Drive in Shenley, doors open at 6.30pm and things get underway at 7pm.

There will be 8 horse races over the course of the evening. Your ticket includes a fish and chip supper, dessert, and coffee/tea. We will also be running our own, reasonably-priced bar.

Tickets are priced at £15 for an adult and £10 for under 16s. 

It will be a fun event so please bring along family and friends.

There is also be a chance for you to be a horse owner, to put on the fur collared coat, name your own nag, have your name and horse's name printed in the programme for the evening, and collect the owner's prize of £15 per race if you win. You can buy a horse for £5 each, and there are 8 horses in each of the 8 races.

So here's what you need to do....

1) Please let me know how many tickets you want, by emailing me on
chris.stanley04@gmail.com or calling/texting on 07774 796037.

2) When booking also let me know how many horses you would like to own (£5 each) and provide a name for your nag(s).

3) Make payment by either;
- cheque payable to 'SVCC' and posted to
20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH
- by bank transfer to SVCC's bank account (sort code 204734, Acc no. 60390763) using your surname as reference

4) Food: As a vegetarian alternative to the fish & chip supper you can have a vegetarian burger and chips. Please confirm your vegetarian choice when booking otherwise we will assume you want the fish & chips.

5) Raffle: please let me know if you wish to donate a prize for the raffle.

I do hope you make it.

Best wishes.......Chris Stanley


01 Nov 2017 : Please support SVCC by coming to the Race night

Hello Clubmates

Please come along to the Race night on Sat 25th Nov.

It’s a fun night and you will be supporting our Club.

It is on Sat 25th Nov at The Chapel on Porters Park Drive in Shenley, doors open at
6.30pm and things get underway at 7pm.

There will be 8 horse races over the course of the evening. Your ticket includes a fish and chip supper, dessert, and coffee/tea. We will also be running our own, reasonably-priced bar.

Tickets are priced at £15 for an adult and £10 for under 16s. 

It will be a fun event so please bring along family and friends.

There is also be a chance for you to be a horse owner, to put on the fur collared coat, name your own nag, have your name and horse's name printed in the programme for the evening, and collect the owner's prize of £15 per race if you win. You can buy a horse for £5 each, and there are 8 horses in each of the 8 races.

So here's what you need to do....

1) Please let me know how many tickets you want, by emailing me on
chris.stanley04@gmail.com or calling/texting on 07774 796037.

2) When booking also let me know how many horses you would like to own (£5 each) and provide a name for your nag(s).

3) Make payment by either;
- cheque payable to 'SVCC' and posted to
20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH
- by bank transfer to SVCC's bank account (sort code 204734, Acc no. 60390763) using your surname as reference

4) Food: As a vegetarian alternative to the fish & chip supper you can have a vegetarian burger and chips. Please confirm your vegetarian choice when booking otherwise we will assume you want the fish & chips.

5) Raffle: please let me know if you wish to donate a prize for the raffle.

I do hope you make it.

Best wishes.......Chris Stanley

02 Oct 2017 : SVCC Race night, Sat 25th Nov 2017

Hello Clubmates

We are under starter's orders for the Shenley Village CC Race night!

Come and have a great night and support the Club.

It is on Sat 25th Nov at The Chapel on Porters Park Drive in Shenley, doors open at 6.30pm and things get underway at 7pm.

There will be 8 horse races over the course of the evening. Your ticket includes a fish and chip supper, dessert, and coffee/tea. We will also be running our own, reasonably-priced bar.

Tickets are priced at £15 for an adult and £10 for under 16s. 

It will be a fun event so please bring along family and friends.

There will also be a chance for you to be a horse owner, to put on the fur collared coat, name your own nag, have your name and horse's name printed in the programme for the evening, and collect the owner's prize of £15 per race. You can buy a horse for £5 each, and there are 8 horses in each of the 8 races.

So here's what you need to do....

1) Please let me know how many tickets you want, by emailing me on chris.stanley04@gmail.com or calling/texting on 07774 796037.

2) When booking also let me know how many horses you would like to own (£5 each) and choose a name for your nag(s).

3) Make payment by either;
- cheque payable to 'SVCC' and posted to 20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH
- by bank transfer to SVCC's bank account (sort code 204734, Acc no. 60390763) using your surname as reference

4) Food: As a vegetarian alternative to the fish & chip supper you can have a vegetarian burger and chips. Please confirm your vegetarian choice when booking otherwise we will assume you want the fish & chips.

5) Raffle: please let me know if you wish to donate a prize for the raffle.

I do hope you make it.

Best wishes.......Chris Stanley

 

 






18 Aug 2017 : Shenley U13's crowned ECB U13 National Champions

Having won their own Hertfordshire Junior League County Championship, then going on to knock out the County Champions of Suffolk, (Mildenhall CC), Surrey, (Royal Ascot CC), and perennial Middlesex Champions, (Eastcote CC), in the London and South-East Regional Finals 10 days earlier, Hertfordshire’s Shenley Village CC headed to Rugby School Tuesday for the ECB’s U13 National Club Championship Finals day. The boys and four parents travelled up Monday night, were hosted by the ECB who laid on dinner and put the team up overnight. The semi-final draw was made over dinner pairing Shenley Village with Derbyshire and the North of England Regional Champions, Denby CC, whilst the Gloucestershire and South and West Regional Champions, Dumbleton CC drawn to play the Bedfordshire and Midlands Regional Champions, Bedford CC.

 

Denby, who boasted 6 County players in their ranks, won the toss and decided to bat first. They started well reaching 50 for 2 in 9 overs before being pegged back by Oliver White, (3 for 12 off 4), and Will Poynton, (3 for 15 off 3), to finish on 85 for 9 from their 20 overs. The champagne moment of the day came when Graydon Orchard took the most tremendous catch at “deep-cow-corner” well over and indeed behind his head to account for one of Derbyshire’s leading County batsman this year. Other notable performances in the Denby innings were Mitchell Wagstaff’s 33 retired off 34 balls and two very tight bowling spells from Toby Elliott and Zahid Nasser, both of whom ended with figures of 0 for 12 off their respective four overs.

 

Shenley’s reply got off to a disastrous start that saw them 0 for 2 off 1.3 overs! But a steady 18 from Max Delyfer, 21 not out from Oliver White and a blistering 29 off 14 balls from Toby Elliott saw Shenley safely home and into the final in 14 overs.

 

The other semi-final saw Gloucestershire’s Dumbleton CC bowled out by Bedford CC 74, only for Dumbleton to then bowl Bedford out for 58, thereby setting up an all-southern final.

 

Shenley won the toss and decided to bat. Statistically, Dumbleton have one of the best bowling attacks in the country, rarely having conceded more than 60 runs in the T20 format of the game all season. Both openers Ryan Kilimister and captain Will Guilderson were particularly impressive, the latter having England’s Jake Ball effusing over his, and indeed Shenley’s Toby Elliott’s, fast bowling potential. A well-crafted and doggedly determined 30 retired from Shenley’s Max Delyfer, supported by a crucial 14 runs towards the end from Ben Werter enabled Shenley, who kept losing wickets at vital stages, limp to 102 all-out.

 

A very fired up spell from Toby Elliott, who removed two of Dumbleton and Gloucestershire’s highest scoring County batsmen in two balls, seemed to set Shenley on their way as Dumbleton were reduced to 34 for 5 in 7.2 overs. Sam Baines and Archie Bailey looked like they were taking the game away from Shenley as they added 36 Dumbleton runs in the next 4 overs. But a maiden, followed by a double wicket maiden from Oliver White put the brakes on before Zahid Nasser, also with two wickets in 2 balls saw Dumbleton bowled out for 81, Shenley getting home by 21 runs.

 

England’s Jake Ball, (who doubled up as drinks carrier in the final), presented the medals to four very tired, but very proud teams who had beaten off more than 1,600 other teams.


12 Aug 2017 : ECB National Finals

Having survived the just over 1,600 teams that entered this competition, our U13's have made the ECB U13 National Club Championship Finals Day, which is being played at Rugby School on Tuesday, August 15th. The semi-final is at 10:30pm with a second match due to start at 2:15pm. I know it is a working day, but no club side from Hertfordshire has ever made the National Finals, so any and all support would be very welcome.

If you are coming, please let me know by return email and I will send you the map received from the ECB. Alternatively, head for Barby Road, Rugby CV22 5DR, entering via the School Shop Gates and then drive around the edge of The Close to the Pavilion. Cars can park around the edge of The Close next to the James Pavilion.


10 Aug 2017 : Clubmark Status achieved!

 

I'm pleased to announce that we have been successfully re-accredited for Clubmark status for a further 3 years following a long and onerous review process that we have been going through since March. ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and is licensed from Sport England as part of their wider Clubmark scheme. ECB Clubmark shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means our club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people.

Achieving Clubmark status is critical for our club so thank you all for your efforts in making Shenley the great club it is. I'd particularly like to thank my hard working committee and those of you that give up your time to assist in the running of the club. Without your efforts we would not be in this position. What was particularly nice was the positive comments we received from Ben Wallis (Head of Development, Herts Cricket) during the review. He was very complimentary about the leadership and governance in place at our club and said this was one of the best Clubmark reviews he has undertaken. It's nice to know the hard work we all put in is being recognised.

Finally, a message just received from the England and Wales Cricket Board: "Congratulations to all those involved at your club for this achievement and for all that they do to promote cricket locally. Having a network of sustainable clubs is vital for the future of the game and achieving Clubmark status shows that you and your volunteers are at the forefront of this".

 

Geoff Evans

 





04 Aug 2017 : Shenly's U13's make it to the ECB National Club Championship Finals

Having won our, (Hertfordshire), County Championship, then beating Suffolk's County Champions, (Mildenhall), Shenley U13's yesterday won the London and South East Regional Finals, beating Royal Ascot, (who represented Berkshire), and Eastcote, (Middlesex) along the way. Each of those sides had also beaten champions from other counties in the south-east of England.

We now head off to the National Finals, (first ever club side from Hertfordshire to get this far), which are being played at Rugby School in Warwickshire from 10:30am on Tuesday, August 15th, with the final is also being played that afternoon. We will be joined by the three other regional winners, who this year are from Gloucestershire, (Trimbledon CC),  Derbyshire, (Denby CC), and Bedfordshire, (Bedford CC). The draw will be made on the Monday evening at Rugby School. The ECB are putting us up on the Monday night, supplying coloured clothing, (which the boys get to keep), and we were advised this morning that Sky will be doing a piece on the National Club Championship which will be shown during the first England / West Indies test being played at Edgbaston from August 17th!!