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Who can help the Club on Good Friday?
Every year we have a pre-season work part to prepare everything ready for playing cricket. This year it looks like there will be a lot to do so more volunteers would be great. We usually start around 9.00 and finish early afternoon with refreshments provided. Ideally, let the Secretary know you will be there but it’s fine to just turn up on the day.
The start of the playing season is fast approaching; the first game is pencilled in for Sunday 1 April, Easter Sunday. As I write this, with images of snow on the ground fresh in the mind, it still seems a while off but it will soon come around. All of the fixtures can be viewed on the website.
One of the most important issues the Club has to deal with is that of teas! Julie Raven has started to organise a rota of tea providers and is in need of more volunteers. If you know you’re not on Julie’s list, please contact her on 07596073845.
It would be nice to see more of our players at the net sessions on Tuesday evenings at Ormiston Rivers; these run all the way up to the start of the season and start at 6.30.
Don’t miss the Club’s Quiz Night.
Its on Saturday 7 April in the pavilion. Please get there around 7.30 and the quiz will start at 8.00. It’s a fun and social event but we would also like to raise some funds for the Club at the same time.
We are still looking for a couple of volunteers to do the match reports that appear in the Maldon & Burnham Standard every week. The Second and Third Teams are covered but we will need reports for the Fist Team and the Sunday Team. Please let the Secretary know if you can take this on.
We are moving forward with our efforts to get a Colts team together again. We see the Colts as a vital element of the Club as it’s important that there is a flow of young players into the senior teams. Anyone interested in helping out in any way with this please let Dave Cummins know.
We have already started to see match day sponsorship coming in but there is always scope for more individuals and businesses to get involved. As revealed last month, G & B Finch have renewed their sponsorship of the Community Cricket Day and, as noted above we are now looking for a sponsor for the Colts Tournament. Additionally, anyone who wishes to sponsor the Club, by taking out an advert in the Club handbook, or knows a business that might be interested in doing this, please contact Dave Cummins. Sponsorship starts at £15 (match day sponsors) with a range of page sizes available for adverts in the Club handbook.
You should have seen Dave Cummins appeal for entries into our 100 Club. If you haven’t please contact Dave for full details.
The Club has a new Facebook page @TillinghamCC. Please share our posts, particulary those about the fund raising events. Please remember this page can be seen by anyone so please ensure any comments posted are “appropriate”.
The Secretary has started to issue emails about the end of season function. The Committee would like to get the views of as many players as possible so, when you receive the email, please do reply, even if it’s to say you’re completely happy with the arrangements as they are. If you haven’t received an email about this from the Secretary, please provide him with your details.
Work is progressing with the renovation of the electrics in the Pavilion and new heating and lighting is in place. There is still more to be done but it is nearing completion. Thoughts will then turn to the decoration of the building. The Clubroom ceiling is about to be replastered and the colour scheme for the walls has been agreed. It just needs a work party to get it completed.
Looking further ahead, Sue Cox has organised another ‘Music Night’ for Friday 20 July when the Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band will be playing at the Pavilion. This is one of our major fund raiser and the Committee would like to see it well supported by our playing members. Please see the advertising posters for full details.
Committee has been in discussion with Gerry about his ground at Bradwell and
it’s hoped that there will be improved facilities for the coming season. There will be more on this as things
2017 Season review
The first team finished third in Division One of the Mid-Essex league which was way above pre-season expectations. The first eleven had gained back-to-back promotion in the previous 2 seasons and were looking to consolidate their position.
Dave Cummins led the side and finished as leading run scorer with 492. Terry Stiffell recorded the highest innings with 99 not-out at Springfield.
Andy Mee topped the wicket takers list with 37 whilst Connor Hayman had the best figures of 5/30 against Writtle.
The second team were led to their third successive promotion as they won division 6. Andy Smith led the side and was indebted to the runs of Matt Snowdon (542) who regularly anchored the innings. Jon Butterwick recorded the highest score and in the process made his maiden league hundred against Great Baddow.
Joss Corby led the way with the ball setting a new record for 2nd team wickets in a season with 36. Dave Mason had the best figures of 6/11.
The newly formed third team played 12 friendly fixtures, winning twice. Vince Mears led the side and finished as leading run-scorer with 272, whilst Jacob Snowdon made the highest score with 55*.
Harry Hylton claimed the most wickets (13) and Tommy Brewster had the best figures (4/20) against Rayleigh.
The Sunday side fulfilled 25 fixtures with one being abandoned due to rain. Opportunities were given to all and all players made contributions.
1st Team: Terry Stiffell
2nd Team: Joss Corby
Sunday: Jack Taylor
3rd Team: Charlie Paris
Young Player: Louis Barrell
Tony Cowell: Jon Butterwick
Most Runs: Dave Cummins
Most Wickets: Jack Taylor
Supporters Player: Paul Potten
AGM 5th December 2017
The following officers were elected
Chairman: Graham Raven
President: Chris Mee
Vice-Chairman: Jon Butterwick
Hon Secretary: Richard Emerson
Hon Treasurer: Richard Emerson
Fixture Secretary: Dave Cummins
Child Welfare Officer: Mike Clay
1st Team Captain: Dave Cummins
2nd Team Captain: Glen Hylton
3rd Team Captain: Vince Mears
Sunday Team Captain: Dave Cummins
T20 Team Captain: Jack Taylor
Colts Organiser: Dave Cummins
Bar Manager: Glen Hylton
Tea Co-ordinator: Julie Raven
Groundsmen: Glen Hylton & Mick Emerson
Committee Members: Darren Shipton, Mick Taylor & Andy Smith
1st Team: Vacant
2nd Team: Dave Mason
3rd Team: Alfie Bailey
Sunday Team: Vacant
The club wishes to thank all of the individuals and businesses from both within and outside the club for their support in 2017. If anyone wishes to sponsor the club in 2018 please contact Dave Cummins. Sponsorships start from £15 (match day sponsors) with a range of page sizes available for adverts in the handbook.
Particular thanks to G & B Finch for their generous support of the Community Cricket Day