Historical 2009 News Articles

December Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

Image: Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image: Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

December The 2009 GCC Awards

As accounced at the Annual Dinner on Friday 13th November by Vivian Beresford and Mark Webb!

Best Batsman Mark Webb
Best Bowler Curtis Welsby
Most Improved Player David Jones
Clubman of the Year Richard Saull
Best Tea Trudy & Anthony Josey

A full list of honours can be found by clicking here.

December Thanks Grittleton Cricket Club would like to thank all those that attended the Annual Dinner to make it a great success. Our special thanks go to:
Adrian Shipp For his continuing work cutting the outfield.
John Wilding For this excellent, witty and amuzing speech which kept us laughing.
Charlie West For managing to keep his speech down to the alloted 3 mins and for ensuring we had so many attendees.
All the Vice Presidents For there continuing and ongoing support of Grittleton Cricket Club.
December 2009 Match Result Summary

Matches 21 (100%)

Played 15 ( 71%)

Won 3 ( 14%)

Lost 12 ( 57%)

Drawn 0 ( 0%)

Abandoned 1 ( 5%)

Cancelled 5 ( 24%)

November Christmas Cheer

We are having a Christmas Drink in the Neeld Arms on the 8th December 2009 from 9pm...

All Welcome....

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 8th December 2009 at 8pm in the Neeld Arms.

November Annual Dinner

Date: Friday 13th November 2009

Time: 7:15pm for 7:45pm

Venue: Grittleton House School

Cost: Tickets cost £20 per person and can be ordered from the Club Chairman (Vivian Beresford, Tel 01249 782587) .

Please make every effort to attend as your club needs your support.

October Annual General Meeting

The AGM is to be held on 20th October 2009 at 7:30pm in the Library at Grittleton House School. Meeting in the Neeld Arms at 7:00pm.

Please make every effort to attend as your club needs your support.

September Work Evening This Tuesday 15th September 2009 We need to carryout some work on the square and pavillion this tuesday night, so if you are around please turn up to help fro 6:30pm. All help is much appreciated and needed!
September Game on Sunday 13th September 2009 vs Marshfield

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Richard Saull, Anthony Josey, Rob Ward, Curtis Welsby, Leyton Lark, Giles Tupper, Andy Day, Paul Matthews, Mitchal Foard, David Jones and Andrew Carrington.

Be at Marshfield CC no later than 13:00 as the match starts at 13:30.

September Grittleton Chairman Update

Our injured chairman, Viv Beresford, turned up briefly on Sunday during our batting. He confirmed that he wished to continue playing for Grittleton Cricket Club next year, and that he was now a little more mobile!

He requested a Committee Meeting be held upon is return from a 2 week holiday, he suggested the 2nd Tuesday in September (8th at 8pm in the Neeld Arms) for the next meeting.

Viv Beresford injured achilles tendon

September Game on Sunday 6th September 2009 vs Christian Malford

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Mark Webb, Richard Saull, Gavin Smith, Leyton Lark, David Jones, Curtis Welsby, Anthony Josey, Andy Day, Rob Ward, Paul Matthews and Mitch Foard.

Meet at the ground on or before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and we wish to get the ground ready before the match starts.

August Game on Sunday 30th August 2009 vs Kingston St. Michael

Unfortunately Kington St. Michael are unable to raise a team for the game on the 30th of August, therefore this match has been cancelled.

August Game on Sunday 23rd August 2009 vs Compton Bassett CC

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Huw Williams (captain), Leyton Lark, Tristan Lark, Andy Day, Anthony Josey, Paul Matthews Stacey Davis, Tom Stratton, Graham Perkins, Curtis Wellsby and Gavin Smith.

Meet outside the Angel Hotel in the middle of Chippenham at 13:30 hrs as the match starts at 14:30 hrs and we wish to get to Compton Bassett at a reasonable time. If you want to go straight there please text Huw and tell him so that he's not waiting for you.

For Directions please click here. The ground is opposite the big manor house in the middle of Compton Bassett which is just out beyond Calne - follow the A4 and then turn left.

For Map please click here (approximate location).

August Game on Sunday 16th August 2009 vs Swindon Civil Service CC

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Mark Webb, Tom Stratton, Nigel Payne, Rob Ward, Andy Day, Scot , Paul Matthews, Brian Bottomley, Anthony Josey. Which still leaves 2 places, so if you know anyone who fancies a game get in contact with the Mark Webb asap.

Meet at the ground on or before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and we wish to get the ground ready before the match starts.

August Game on Sunday 9th August 2009 vs Corsham CC

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Mark Webb, Richard Saull, Gavin Smith, Brian Bottomley, Paul Matthews, Anthony Josey and Tom Stratton. Which leaves 4 places yet to be filled, so if you fancy a game contact the captain, asap.

Meet outside the Neeld Arms before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and they wish to leave the pub at tbc hrs. If you are going straight to the ground, please let the Captain know, asap.

For Directions click here.

For Map click here.

August Game on Sunday 2nd August 2009 vs Spye Park CC

This game is at Home, despite the fixture cards, indicating that it's an away game.

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Mark Webb, Andrew Carrington, Quentin Grandison, Curtis Welsby, Gavin Smith, Richard Saull, Leyton Lark, Rob Ward, Ian Shanaham, Anthony Josey and Graham Perkins, with a twelfth man Charles Carrington!

Meet at the ground on or before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and we wish to get the ground ready before the match starts.

July Game on Sunday 19th July 2009 vs Bradley Stoke CC

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game. Grittleton CC lost to Bradley Stoke earlier in the season, so we need to win this one to make sure honours are even!

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Leyton Lark, Anthony Josey, Rob Ward, Huw Williams, Richard Saull, Paul Matthews, Tom Stratton, Gavin Smith, Mark Webb and Brian Bottomley. There is still one place available, so if you fancy a game contact Mark Webb.

Meet at the ground on or before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and we wish to get the ground ready before the match starts.

July Grittleton Chairman Suffers Injury playing against Presidents Eleven (aka Neeld Arms CC)

For those that weren't there on Sunday against Golden Fleece, Viv played his first ball into the covers and took one stride on his first run before going down like a horse that had been shot! He did walk off using his bat as a zimmer frame(!) and didn't field.

Just to let you know that Viv Beresford had an operation to repair his snapped achilles tendon yesterday. He is in plaster for at least 8 Weeks - Quote "You better pray this sort of injury never happens to you!"

I'm sure you will join me in wishing him a complete and swift recovery.

July Game on Sunday 12th July 2009 vs Presidents Eleven (aka Neeld Arms CC)

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Mickey Stanford, Mark Webb, Paul Matthews, Rob Ward, Anthony Josey, Curtis Wellsby, Huw Williams, Richard Saull, Leyton Lark and Tristain Lark. With one place still available, so if anyone else can play please contact Richard Saull on 07715 159515 as soon as possible.

Meet at the ground on or before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:30 hrs and we wish to get the ground ready before the match starts.

July Game on Sunday 5th July 2009 vs Golden Fleece CC

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Mark Webb (Captain), Brian Bottomley, David Jones, Huw Williams, Viv Beresford, Paul Matthews, Anthony Josey, Rob Ward, Tom Stratton, Leyton Lark and Mitchell Foard. 12th Man is Andrew Carrington.

Meet at the ground on or before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and we wish to get the ground ready before the match starts.

June Game on Sunday 28th June 2009 vs Compton Bassett CC

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Brian Bottomley, Paul Matthews, Scott, Leyton Lark, Anthony Josey, Richard Saull, Tom Stratton, Stacy, David Jones, Curtis Welsby, with one place up from grabs... So if your desperate for a game, get in contact with our Captain.

Meet at the ground on or before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and we wish to get the ground ready before the match starts.

June Game on Sunday 21st June 2009 vs South Wraxall CC

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Richard Saull, Leyton Lark, Bradley Foard, Brian Bottomley, Huw Williams, Viv Beresford (Wk), Anthony Josey, Paul Williams, Tom Stratton, Robert Ward and Andrew Carringtong.

Meet outside the Neeld Arms before 13:30 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and they wish to leave the pub at 13:30 hrs. If you are going straight to the ground, please let the Captain know, asap.

For Directions please click here.

For Map please click here.

June Game on Sunday 7th June 2009 vs Swindon Civil Service

Unfortunately Swindon Civil Service CC have called the Match-off due to a water logged pitch.

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Leyton Lark, Tristan Lark, Mark Webb, Paul Matthews, David Jones, Curtis Welsby, Brian Bottomley, Viv Beresford, Richard Saull, Nigel Payne and Anthony Josey.

Meet outside the Neeld Arms before 12:45 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and they wish to leave the pub at 12:45 hrs. If you are going straight to the ground, please let the Captain know, asap.

For Directions please click here.

For Map please click here.

May Game on Sunday 31st May 2009 vs Combe Bisset

As the Web Master isn't able to play this week, can some please make sure the photograph the score book or make sure our score is full of entries...

For Batsman we need to know: Runs, No of 4's and No of 6's scored and of course whether they lost thier wicket or not.

For Bowlers we need to know: Overs, Maidens, Runs and Wickets.

If any one catches, stumps or runs out an opponent can they please make sure they record who did it!!! - Many thanks.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Mickey Standford, Richard Saull, Andrew, Paul Matthews, Brian Bottomley, Huw Williams, Rob Ward, Mark Webb, Gavin Smith, Nigel and Viv Beresford.

Meet outside the Neeld Arms before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and they wish to leave the pub at 13:00 hrs. If you are going straight to the ground, please let the Captain know, asap.

For Directions please click here (to be completed)

For Map please click here (to be completed)

May Game on Sunday 24th May 2009 vs Bradley Stoke

As the Web Master isn't able to play this week, can some please make sure the photograph the score book or make sure our score is full of entries...

For Batsman we need to know: Runs, No of 4's and No of 6's scored and of course whether they lost thier wicket or not.

For Bowlers we need to know: Overs, Maidens, Runs and Wickets.

If any one catches, stumps or runs out an opponent can they please make sure they record who did it!!! - Many thanks.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Paul Matthews, Viv Beresford, David Jones, Brian Bottomley, Leyton Lark, Bradley Foard, Curtis Welsby, Rob Ward, Andrew Carrington, Charles and Andrew Inchley.

Meet outside the Neeld Arms before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and they wish to leave the pub at tbc hrs. If you are going straight to the ground, please let the Captain know, asap.

For Directions click here. Please Note: This the ground according to their website.

For Map click here. Please Note: These are the directions to the ground according to their website.

May Game on Sunday 17th May 2009 vs Corsham

Unfortunately the Match has been cancelled due to a water logged pitch. With the prospect of more rain today.

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Richard Saull (Captain), Anthony Josey, Viv Beresford, Huw Williams, Paul Matthews, Andy Perham, Bardley Foard, Curtis Welsby, Gavin Smith, Rob Ward, Tristan Lark and Jameel (Gav's Mate).

Meet at our ground before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and we need to finalise the ground ready for the game.

May Game on Sunday 10th May 2009 vs Westerleigh

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Viv Beresford, Anthony Josey, Graham Perkins, Leyton Lark, Bradley, Martyn, Huw Williams and Brian Bottomley. There are still spaces available so please get in contact Captain if you would like a game, asap.

Meet outside the Neeld Arms before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and they wish to leave the pub at tbc hrs. If you are going straight to the ground, please let the Captain know, asap.

For Directions click here.

For Map click here.

May Game on Sunday 3rd May 2009 vs Bradford Town

Please contact our Captain via phone or e-mail to let him know your availability for this game.

Team selected for Sunday's Game is: Richard Saull, Paul Matthews, Leyton Lark, Anthony Josey, Brain Bottomley, Graham Perkins, Gavin Smith, Huw Williams and David Jones. There are still spaces available so if you fancy a game get in contact asap...

Meet outside the Neeld Arms before 13:00 hrs as the match starts at 14:00 hrs and they wish to leave the pub at 13:00 hrs. If you are going straight to the ground, please let the Captain know, asap.

For Directions click here.

For Map click here.

April Game on Sunday 26th April 2009 vs Westinghouse

Meet at Grittleton Cricket Club at 12:45pm as the match starts at 13:30. If you are going straight to the ground, please let the Captain know, asap. Team Selection for the match was: Mark Webb, Leyton Lark, Richard Saull, Graham Perkins, Huw Williams, Gavin Smith, Anthony Josey, Andrew Inchley, Ed Blight, Brian Bottomley and Paul Matthews.

Directions: If you come into Chippeham on the bristol road from Bumper's farm it is down a long track between the houses on the right hand side, about 200 yds before the chippenhman football club parking area (which os on the left), just after the turning for Park Avenue.

For Map click here.

April Game vs Burbage & ER Cancelled due to Grittleton Cricket Club being unable to field a full team!
April Fixture Card You can now download the 2009 fixture card by clicking here.
April Moles Please keep clear of the areas of the pitch that have been undermined by the moles. As there are traps set in these areas and vehicles and humans in the area will not help catch the little pests!
April Indoor Nets The indoor nets held on the 10th, 17th and 31st where a great success and everyone enjoyed all three two hour sessions. They were such a great success, both in learning how to field, bat and bowl!
April Work Days

Thanks to Andrew, Viv, Lurch, Huw, Mark and AJ for meeting at the grounds on Sunday 15th March we had to clean up the pavilion after it had been broken into. Unfortunately they spray painted some of the interior and managed to smash a number of plastic items to bits. Andrew and AJ tidied the pavilion whilst Viv, Lurch and Huw started to prepare the square for the forthcoming season.

Thanks to Andrew, Viv, Lurch who turned out to prepare the pavilion and grounds on Saturday 21st March @ 10am.