Boxmoor Cricket Club News pages




15 May 2017 : JSD IT Consultancy - 2017 Sponsorship
I'm pleased to announce that JSD IT consultancy has renewed its sponsorship of our cricket club. The company's owner is well known to most of us as it is Jim Down, ex Chairman of the club and long time player 

JSD IT Consultancy is a well established IT Services company specialising in Network Consultancy, Strategy and Design. Vendor agnostic, with many years experience, JSD IT Consultancy can assist your business with its communications requirements including Local and Wide Area Networking, Remote Access solutions, Unified Communications and Cloud based services.

Additionally JSD IT Consultancy specialises in Technical Authoring including Specification writing, Case Study creation, Reference documentation, Auditing and Management Solutions.

If you need to speak to Jim about JSD IT Consultancy outside of normal playing and socialising hours his number is 07935 836701


Peter Lockley

26 Apr 2017 : 29th of April club game

Morning All

 

The weather turns freezing, so it must be time to blow those cricketing cobwebs off.

 

Saturday is the first Home game, and a nice FRIENDLY club game to allow everyone to transfer all the winter netting, out onto the hallowed moor.

 

All players who have made themselves available will get an involvement in the game, and the teams have been selected and split evenly.

The teams will be shown as a one's and two's, due to the captains, and the way the website works. But, they are both just Boxmoor 11's plus a player (though they are likely to be changed before Saturday)

If you didn't update the website and want to play, please let us know  (either Richard, Jay, or myself) Or just be there by 12noon on Saturday.

 

It's a 1200hrs meet to allow the chores to be done, and a prompt start.

Richard's team won the home dressing room draw, sorry Jay.

 

Hope to see you all at the Race night on FRIDAY ( 1945 first race )

Otherwise at 1200 on Saturday

 

Regards

Andy D (team Sec)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


24 Apr 2017 : 100 Club - March Draw

Good Afternoon 

The 100 club draw for March has been made with the numbers being drawn by the Club Secretary Robert Booth

The winners are 

£50 - Doug Jotham

£40 - Martin McNulty

£25 - Stan Gillon

£20 - Alastair Cowe

£10 - Craig Lockley 

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all those who participated. Finally I'm very pleased to announce that Rachel Dickinson has agreed to take over the running and promotion of the 100 club which remains an important source of fund raising for the Cricket Club. Hopefully those members who have yet to become members of the 100 club will be encouraged by this announcement and join

Peter lockley

  

 


17 Apr 2017 : PRE SEASON UPDATE

Happy Easter Everyone, while you are all working your way through a mountain of Easter Eggs, please see a quick pre season update from Boxmoor HQ.
 
The season is now fast approaching with the first game starting on Saturday 22nd April. With 3 teams on a Saturday and 2 teams on a Sunday, there is plenty of opportunity to play cricket this season.

Availability
Please could everyone get their availability on the website asap. This will help Andy and the Captains see who is available rather than them chasing players up. Getting good availability at the start of the season will set us up nicely for the months ahead. If anyone doesn't have access to the availability on the website through the members area, please ask.

Adult Membership forms
Everyone needs to fill in an Adult membership form before the season starts. It is even more important now as it is mandatory to have everyone's data of birth on the Saracens League website.
Please can you return the forms over the next few days to Matt Larkins.

Senior Training
Senior Training will take place every Tuesday evening at the Moor starting on 25th April at 6:30pm. Adam Hills and Nick Cotterill have kindly agreed to oversee the sessions. This open to everyone so please come down and get some practice in.

Race Night - Friday 28th April

Boxmoor CC will be holding a night at the races on Friday 28th April. This is a night for all the family so please feel free to come down with partners,children and friends. This is always a fun night and it would be great to see the clubhouse full. If you would like to sponsor and name a race or own a  horse, please contact Shelly at lorelei44@msn.com

 


01 Apr 2017 : Under Starter's Order's

 

Cheltenham might be a distant memory and the Grand National just a week away but the biggest race meeting of them all is just 4 weeks away with the eagerly anticipated return of the Boxmoor CC Race Night. Everyone is welcome in fact the more the merrier and the first race will be at 7.45pm

 

A 9 race card with the added thrill of the lucky last auction race in which fortunes can be made and lost. 

 

The entries are open and for just £2 you can buy a horse which will run in one of the races during the evening, you even get the opportunity to name your horse although please keep them respectable and if having your own horse wasn't enough you can sponsor one of the races for £10

 

Shelley & Jay will be doing their very best "Honest John" impression as they run the tote and the evening will be hosted by Aidan, the Moor's very own Derek Thompson.

 

Anyone who is interested in buying a horse or sponsoring a race should email Shelley  lorelei44@msn.com who will be more then happy to take your money !!

 

 

 

 

 

 


25 Feb 2017 : Chairman's Update

 

 Good evening All !!

 

 The time seems right to send out an update to the membership of how things are going in preparation for the 2017 season, a season which will be slightly different from the previous seasons with the loss of the Saturday 4th XI but the exciting addition of the Sunday development team which will be a springboard for all of the club's aspiring juniors into the ranks of the senior teams.

 

Last night saw the 2016 senior awards night at the club, from my point of view it was especially pleasing to see the number of winners that are junior members of the club or those that have made their way through the junior ranks into senior cricket at Boxmoor CC. The long term future on the field is looking as strong as I have known in my time at the club and this is in no small part due to the number of promising young adults and junior cricketers we currently have within our ranks. A big thanks must go to our team of dedicated coaches who have devoted their time and passion for cricket in developing this talent from an early age.

 

Myself & Aidan in his role of Head of Cricket at Boxmoor have clear views as to the direction Boxmoor CC will be moving this season and beyond, we will be returning to our roots as a village cricket club which will offer a warm and hospitable welcome to all visiting teams and their guest's, during the game we will play hard but play fair and in a manner which respects cricket, the rules of the game, our opponents and the match officials. As members of the club we all have a role to play in looking after our pavilion and facilities but also the fantastic location in which we are privileged to play cricket, so please ensure that you offer you full support to Aidan and all the club captains. This season again brings a changed line-up of captains, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish Richard as club captain plus Jay, Dan, Phil & Stan all the best for the coming season ( No Pressure )

 

Senior nets which are held at Choice Willow are well underway, every Tuesday evening running from 8pm to 9pm @ £4 a head, and our juniors have been preparing for the coming season at Cavendish school's indoor facility with outdoor conditions !!

 

Off the field we continue to look to explore every opportunity to put Boxmoor CC in as strong a position as we can, the committee is working hard to deliver sustainable cricket for many years to come at Boxmoor. Ambitious plans for the pavilion have been submitted which will improve the cricket experience for all of our cricketer's at the Moor and I am pleased to announce that Peter Lockley has managed to obtain a grant of £1k towards this project, further news of this project will follow once plans have been confirmed and dates put in place.

 

The club is also in the process of tying up a deal with a potential new sponsor, who will be sponsoring the match balls for both Adult and Junior Team for the season. Considering we will be using close on 100 brand new balls this season this will be a welcome addition to the club's sponsors. On the theme of sponsorship, the club is always on the lookout for new sponsor's and if anyone knows of a business which is looking to get involved with a local community team then please pass their details on and leave the rest to us.

 

Shelley has been busy putting together a social events diary which will offer something to all of our members, news of this has been passed on via e-mails and social media but just to remind you all the Boxmoor CC website www.boxmoorcricketclub.co.uk has all the information on it that you will ever need, so please feel free to take a look and sign up as a member and keep an eye open for any announcements that will be following, as a bit of a sneak preview this year is the the 160th Anniversary of Boxmoor CC and in true Boxmoor style it wouldn't be right if we didn't have a decent party of some sort and this year the 2017 awards night will be a club event in which we will be celebrating the 2017 season as a whole #oneclub

 

Lastly the club has recently met with our landlords the Boxmoor Trust in which we spoke about many things in which the club was able to address the common issues which affect us all, as before once we have news to pass on then we will but one thing I can say for certain is that the Boxmoor Trust are fully supportive of the club and they will work with us to achieve our common goals. Our home ground at the Moor is very much the jewel in the crown of the Boxmoor Trust and it's important that both the Trust and ourselves play our part in ensuring that the Moor remains the envy of many clubs near and far.

 

Kind Regards

Matt


12 Feb 2017 : Social Events for your diary

Good Evening Everyone,

 

With the countdown on until the start of the cricket season, Social Secretary, Michelle Goodwin, has been busy arranging some exciting events for everyone. Please make a note in your diaries for the following:

Friday 24th February - 2016 Senior Awards
Join us at The Pavilion at 7:30pm to celebrate the 2016 season. There will be the Senior awards presented for all teams with a fully stocked bar, music and the opportunity to order food afterwards. Everyone is welcome at this informal celebration evening.

Friday 28th April - Race Night
The sport of kings returns to the Moor! All the thrills and spills of a day at the races at the club. The first race starts at 7.45, horses are available to buy and races available to sponsor, compered by Boxmoor's very own Aidan Pimm, don't forget to save your pennies for the Auction race!!

Friday 30th June - Quiz Night
Quiz Master Phil Lovell will be setting the questions. £1 per person, maximum of 6 per team. Who gets bragging rights as the brains of the club? Prize for the winning team.

Sunday 16th July - 160th Anniversary Fun Day
This will be a big family day celebrating the clubs 160th Anniversary. There will be a 10/10 Cricket tournament, stalls, bouncy castle, games and much much more! This will be a huge day for the club - any help that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated as Michelle can't do all of this on her own.

There will be more exciting events to be announced soon. If anyone has any questions or queries, please contact Michelle at lorelei44@msn.com.


12 Feb 2017 : 100 CLUB WINNERS - The first in 2017

Good Afternoon 

The first 100 club draw of the year took place earlier this week with the numbers being drawn by the Club's President, John Scott

The winners are

£50 - Alastair Cowe

£40 - David Coster

£25 - Kay Gobby

£20 - David Turner

£10 - Nick Harper

Many congratulations to all the winners 

Peter Lockley

 


12 Jan 2017 : January Update
Winter Training:
Thanks to all those who has turned up to Winter nets so far. We have been reminded by Choice Cricket Centre that everyone who trains needs to wear cricket shirts.

Training  takes place every Tuesday from 8:00pm-9:00pm and costs £4 each.


2016 Senior awards evening.
The awards night will now take place on Friday 24th February and not the 17th February as first advertised.


Kind Regards

Aidan

05 Jan 2017 : 100 Club Draw - the big one

Happy New Year to everyone at the club

The end of the year bumper 100 club draw took place earlier this week with the numbers being drawn by our new Chairman, Mr Matthew Larkins.

The total value of prizes amounts to £300 and the lucky winners are as follows :-

£100 - Lindsey Glover

£80 - Tony Freeman

£60 - Mrs C Feander

£40 - Robert Booth

£20 - Dave Bell

Congratulations to everyone above and many thanks to all those people who have supported the club via the 100 club

Peter Lockley