Excellent end of season Fish nChip Supper at Hymers College, courtesy of our Chairman David Elstone and many thanks to Thommo for supplying the fish and chips from his County Road Fish Shop. Awards were made to Matthew Bunn ( Firsts), Martin Russell ( Seconds) and Henry Marsden ( Thirds) and bottles of wine to our hard working Hon Sec Ron Biggs and to Steve Bunn and Roger Wilson for all their work with our junior section. The College rock band and a comedian entertained us and it was rewarding to see wives/girlfriends/partners, former players and parents as well as players supporting our Chairman's efforts which also raised around £500 for the club's coffers. By the way, who won the bat raffle ??
Junior presentation night in the club Friday 14 October from 7.30pm. John Batty Memorial Trophy, John Bowers Award, KS Lake Cup, Mike and Pat Johnson Trophy, Alan Obridge Memorial Shield, batting, bowling, fielding, player's player, manager's player and special awards for Under 9,11,13 and 15 age groups. All parents/grandparents/carers and club members very welcome.
Our 121st AGM will be held in the upstairs meeting room on Friday 27 October 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Nominations for next year's captains of the Firsts, Seconds and Thirds are invited to be sent to our Hon Sec Ron Biggs and should be signed by the Proposer, Seconder and the nominated person.
SENIOR TEAM AVERAGES
Firsts -- Batting : Jack Storey and Guy Martinson averaged 39, Matthew Bunn 37. Most wickets - Grant Van Es and Matthew Bunn, 27, Callum Hellwig 26, Matthew Wilkinson 25. Most catches -- Matthew Bunn and Matthew Wilkinson 9. Alex Dale was third in league list with 19 catches behind the stumps.
Seconds -- Batting : Alastair Markham 48, Martin Russell 45,Roger Burnham 35. Most wickets - Jon Hyde 29, Anthony Knowles 27, Simon Powdrell 23.Most catches -- Simon Powdrell 6.
Thirds -- Batting : Mark Thompson topped the league list with 75,Henry Marsden 31, Jason Kemp 25. Most wickets -- John Morton and Jason Kemp 19, Nathan Johnson 15, Joe Sharp 12.Most catches -- Jason Kemp 8. Rich Morton second in the league wicket keeping list with 6 catches.
September starts off our CROWDFUNDING appeal. ALL senior players and supporters should have received details by post or email with full details of a grand fundraising effort for 2017. It costs £20,000 a year to run our club with over 120 junior and senior fixtures organised each season plus coaching organisation and winter indoor nets for juniors and seniors. Volunteers to run ( and support) a race night, golf day or cricket festival are requested to contact Mike Ulyatt with their offers.£1700 promised so far ( boundary boards, junior fixture card sponsorship, match funding offer).
Early date for your 2017 diary -- annual NatWest CricketForce clean -up weekend April 1 and 2. Any ideas of what could be done to any committee member for discussion. New fencing shortly to be erected will need painting.
WHO'S FOR A GOLF DAY AT COTTINGHAM PARKS NEXT SUMMER ????TEAMS OF 4 AT £40 PER PLAYER. PROVISIONAL OFFERS OF TEAMS APPRECIATED
Sad to hear of the demise of Lord Brian Rix CBE DL. He played for us in the 1950s and sent a message of congratulations when we celebrated our centenary year in 1996. Brian was President of the Lords Taverners in 1970 and a Member of the MCC and Yorkshire CCC. RIP
FIRSTS UNFORTUNATELY RELEGATED FROM PREMIER DIVISION INTO DIVISION ONE -- BUT WE SHALL RETURN !
SECONDS FINISHED A CREDITABLE 4TH IN HOLDERNESS DIVISION TWO AND THIRDS WERE 7TH IN CONFERENCE DIVISION THREE.
Player recruitment for next season has already started in earnest and we look forward to welcoming more new faces to our winter indoor nets starting in February. Please contact Club Secretary Ron Biggs on Hull 571205 if you would like to join Hull's longest-established cricket club and we can offer excellent playing and social facilities with great club spirit.
Thanks to ECB/Gray-Nicholls for gift of Kwik Cricket set for early booking of our successful Open Day supported by Waitrose Willerby
Congrats to Matthew Bunn and Vikki on the birth of their daughter Emily Louise. Steve and Jill Bunn very happy grandparents !
John Fuller of Cricket Yorkshire has put some great pix of our home game against Easingwold @cricketyorkshire
Seems to have enjoyed Joy's steak pie and his visit to East Yorkshire despite the rain. Good to see you John, let us know when you are coming again and we will organise some sunshine !
Thanks to everyone who helped make the club Open Day such a success in glorious weather. Supported by the ECB and Waitrose, 282 people attended during the day including 60 youngsters from Hornsea CC, Patrington CC and Beverley CC in our Under 9 Kwik Cricket Festival and many former cricketers although it would have been nice to see more of our senior players down supporting the day which raised around £300 for our club and the East Yorkshire Junior Cricket League. Maurice Atkinson's team won the Veterans Comrades Cup beating Mike Ulyatt's ( older!) side by 4 wickets in an enjoyable game. Richard Ingram received the cup and umpires Ken Featherston and Keith Hulland judged Martin Watkin as Player of the Match.Thanks to Andy Dawson, Commercial Director of Yorkshire CCC, for arranging for the County Championship Trophy to be on view during the day.
Congrats to former player David Mitchell on becoming a grandad for the first time, Max William. Now domiciled on the west coast, David tells us that his grandson's mother was born just after David had played in a Zingari side which beat Hornsea at home in an East Yorkshire Cup league match back in 19 ??!!
Mindless vandalism of Cottingham CC score box. Very generous donation of £400 from our former star Jon Purr, now domiciled in Asia, towards repair bill. Good man JP. #cmonzingers.
The Cricket Committee have agreed that the following is the club policy for cricket kit :---
Playing members should continue to use their existing kit,other than the shirts with no sponsorship details which have been ordered from O'Neills.These will be sold to the players through the club for £10 each.When you wish to replace or add to other clothing , sweaters,hoodies,shorts etc, can you use Drury's as the club's official supplier. Any queries, please see your respective team captain.