Ewell Cricket Club News...
Please check the Club History page as some new articles have been added this winter. The latest is:
Thanks to Sibi Sheikh and Stonehill Sports, there are new cricket shirts and trousers available to Senior players in Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes for a cost of just £10. There are also long sleeve jumpers at £28 each and sleeveless jumpers at £22 each; and just announced track suit tops for £20 each (see picture below). For details contact Paul at email@example.com .
StoneHill Sports also has senior and junior bats, pads, batting gloves and kit bags available at very reasonable prices (bats from £70, gloves from £23.50, pads from £30 and kit bag £32). For more details contact Sibi Sheikh at firstname.lastname@example.org (see also our Partners page).
The new season is underway. The first senior matches have taken place with all three Saturday teams and the Sunday team turning out over the last weekend of April. The first Junior training sessions have also taken place.
We have received confirmation that all three Saturday teams will be playing in new divisions/leagues in 2019.
Despite finishing 3rd, due to Frimley leaving the league, the 1st XI will play in Division 2 of the Surrey County League.
The 2nd XI won Division 4, so are promoted to Division 3 of the Surrey Championship 2nd XI league.
The 3rd XI has been accepted into Division 3 East of the jointly run Surrey Championship / Surrey County League 3rd & 4th XI league.
The AGM was held on 29th November. The committee welcomed the formal addition of Ahsan Saleem and Mart Stewart after two years as coopted members. The captains remained the same as last year, as do most subscriptions and fees.
We will enter the Fullers’ League mid-week Twenty20 competition and want to know if members would play in a Sunday Twenty20 competition.
Sibi Sheikh was awarded the Clubman Award.
Mahmood collected the 2nd XI’s award for winning the league at the Surrey Championship’s annual dinner.
The juniors held their awards evening at the clubhouse. Congratulations to all of the winners.
The Club’s ClubMark Accreditation has been re-awarded for another 3 years. Well done to Frank Ford for many hours of effort to push this through.
Congratulations to Bahzad Mahmood and the Saturday 2nd XI who have won Division 4 of the Surrey Championship
Cricket at Ruxley Lane is now under way - and finally the sun has arrived at Ruxley Lane, so please come to the ground, support your clubmates, have a pic-nic and enjoy a drink in the sunshine!
Please keep an eye on the Matches page on the website, for details of forthcoming fixtures. Please speak to the captains to confirm availability or email to email@example.com
It is with sadness that we have to report that John Stow, one of our Vice Presidents, passed away on 7th March, aged 89.
John joined Wimbledon Park Athletic Club (see the History page for relationship with Ewell CC) in the early 1950’s. He continued to play for the club until 1993. In his last season he played in 5 matches, bowling 20 overs for only 57 runs and taking 4 wickets. His best performance that year was 2 for 7; not bad for someone at 65.
In the years after he stopped playing, he would regularly visit the Saturday league games, to watch some of the game and chat to the players; this was whether the game was at home or away. We last saw John last summer when his son, Paul, brought him down to the Chairman’s day.
Our sympathies go to Paul, Ian (Animal) and Jane.
Thanks and appreciation go to new sponsors for Ewell CC for 2018 - Buildbase Chessington and Reads Property Consultancy.