England Ladies Captain Heather Knight to Attend STCC Open Day (28th August)!

We are pleased to announce that our annual Presidents day will be attended by England star Heather Knight (pictured below after being announced as England captain in June).HeatherKnight

Aged just 25, she has been a regular in the England Ladies team for a number of years. In her first One Day International as England captain she scored 50 not out and took 5/26 – a format in which she has excelled, averaging 33 with the bat, and a miserly 21 with the ball! On 28th August, she will be doing a ‘masterclass’ training session with the STCC Ladies team.

Also on the 28th, we will have multiple matches, kids entertainment, and coaching sessions. Throughout the day we will have food and beverage facilities open for players and supporters alike.

On the day, the 200 Club Prize Draw will take place – so please let us know if you require any tickets. We will also have a raffle with some fantastic prizes – from holiday break to signed memorabilia.

The day will culminate with the Academy awards presentation.

Rough Timings:

  • 10-30 – 12.00 – Under 9 matches and training sessions ( maybe even “mums & dads” )
  • 12.00 – 14.00 – Under 11 and Under 13 hard ball matches
  • 14.30  onwards  – Senior 30 over match
  • 15.00 – 17.00 – Ladies net coaching ‘masterclass’ with Heather Knight
  • 17.00 – Academy Awards

If you have any questions / queries or would like to get involved in the day, please get in touch with Andrew Cook or Mark Laud.

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200 Club

We have launched a 200 club to raise further funds for the club, and are offering some great cash prizes to the winners (please see photo below).

Should you be in a position to purchase any, please contact myself, Martyn Green, Mark Laud or indeed any of the coaching staff or committee members.

Once again thank you for your support.

Kind regards

Andrew Cook (Chairman)

200 Club Ticket

Racenight (Friday 24th June – 7pm)

STCC Racenight! All welcome! Event to be held in the school hall at Spalding Grammar School.

Please find attached a printable copy of our race night ticket. Please could you complete and return with money to either Andrew Cook or Mark Laud on or before Thursday 16th June.

There will be 8 sponsored races and a 9th auction race on the night.

Please get your friends and family together and come along and join us for some fun and help raise some money for the club.

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Race Night Ticket

Newsletter (08/03/16)

I thought that it was about time I updated you as to what has been happening since the end of last season.

Preparations for the new season are now well under way, both senior and junior nets/training sessions have been under way since late January, and it is pleasing to see some new faces at all sessions. I have been pleased to note the attendance of all three senior club captains at Friday night sessions, when their time permits, and to note the enthusiasm from those that are joining them. Competition for places in the Saturday sides this season looks to be strong, especially with some of the junior players coming to the fore.

I have had the pleasure of attending most if not all of the junior training sessions, and as ever special mention must go to our great set of coaches. Each week our coaches give their time voluntarily to teach the great game of cricket, to an ever increasing number of children that come and join us, keep up the good work. May I wish all of our juniors that are involved with County or Regional coaching sessions the very best of luck for the 2016 season, your club and its coaches are proud of you all for promoting Spalding Town Cricket Club.

The ladies squad have been in training for a couple of weeks now under the guidance of their new coach Rob Simpson, his input has already been noted as very positive by the ladies. Here too we have had the attendance of some new faces that are already, at this early stage showing some talent for the game, we wish you luck for the season ahead!

Off the field the committee has been hard at work behind the scenes ensuring the smooth running of the club. I am pleased to announce that we have a new principal sponsor for the senior sides for 2016, Consilium Wealth; we thank you for your support along with that of all our sponsors. The support from our club sponsors is invaluable to us, so please support them and their businesses wherever possible. We must also pay special thanks to our landlords, Spalding Grammar School, for continuing to allow us the use of the schools facilities.

On the social front we recently held a quiz night at the clubhouse, I can honestly say that the turnout pleasantly surprised us! The evening was a great success in integrating the club, we had representation from all teams and junior age groups, thank you to all those that attended. For me this was particularly pleasing to see, as when elected as Chairman I said “I would like to have a united and family orientated club”, we certainly got this. A special mention must go to Mark Laud who as ever took on ‘fire fighting’ duties helping Chrissie behind the bar, whom must also be complimented for coping so well with the numbers that attended, and also to Rhianna for collecting in the funds. Further events will be organised so please keep any eye on the website and social media for information.

After Easter we will be looking to move to outdoor net/training sessions, Friday nights are planned to be a night for all to gather and enjoy a social evening together. Once we have dates and timings confirmed we will post on here and social media.

Lastly may I thank everyone for their continued support, from the committee, players, and coaches and of course parents, I appreciate it very much.

– Andrew Cook (Chairman)

2016 STCC Clothing and Cricket Equipment

The 2016 Online Club Shops are now up and running!

For STCC clothing, please visit Total Clothing Solutions and for playing equipment, visit Cricket Deal Direct.

Cricket Deal Direct also has a range of cricket equipment specifically designed for female cricketers called the Heather Knight Collection.

Ordering from the Cricket Deal Direct / Heather Knight Cricket Collection web site:

To ensure that Cricket Deal Direct can identify any orders placed by parents, friends and players of Spalding CC when completing the on-line order form can you please ensure that you add the following. After the individual name put

‘………… (Spalding CC)’.

The completed order gets e-mailed to Cricket Deal Direct and when printed off they can identify the originating Club.

Thanks for your support!

Basic First Aid Certificates Awarded

Congratulations to the following club members on recently completing their Basic First Aid courses:

Carl Andrews, Andrew Cook, Chris Dring, Richard Gilbert, Rhianna Juckes, Simon Juckes, Jonny Manton, Rob Manton, Mike Kearns (snr), Karen Smith.

The club is grateful for your efforts!

Lincolnshire Regional and County Junior Presentation Evening

Well done to all those who represented Spalding Town Cricket Club at Lincolnshire’s Regional and County Junior Presentation Evening on Friday 16th October! You have done yourselves and the club proud! Award winners were as follows;

  • Jimmy Hook – U16 batsman (County)
  • Amelia Gardner – U15 batsman (County Girls)
  • Paddy Harrington – U14 fielder (County)
  • Peter Cook – U11 batsman (Regional)
  • Peter Cook, Kavin Babu, Jo Maltby – (members of U11 South Lincs Regional winning team)
  • Harry Biehler-Birch – U10 bowler (Regional)

“You are all winners along with all the other members of our junior section that have played at either county or regional level this season, the future is bright at STCC.

Thank you to all the coaches and more importantly to all the parents/ guardians that have helped you get to coaching and matches throughout the season, we wouldn’t be a club without all your efforts… THANK YOU” – Andrew Cook, Chairman

Scorers Courses 2015/16

Before any definite arrangements are made for scorers courses before April 2016, an indication of who wants to take one and if they require a Beginners course or a Level 1 course is needed. Costs will depend on which course is undertaken, venue, etc. but to give a guideline, the beginners will be in the region of £20 – 25 and the Level 1 about £60.

The beginner’s course can be carried out in one day showing the candidates the basic of scoring including the umpire’s signals.

The Level 1 course may need to run over 3 part days. It is more in depth showing you how to complete a full scorebook by ball to ball recording and understanding and learning some of the rules relating to scoring. There will be an exam at the end of this course with an accreditation.

For more details either ring Anne Sutton on 01522 791030 or e-mail her at anne.sutton46@ntlworld.com  BUT applications of interest must reach her BY 1ST DECEMBER 2015.