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Until I can work out how to get this onto facebook - Here are details of last nights indoor cricket finals night.Semi Final -v- LittlehamptonAs stand in captain I lost the toss and we were asked to bat. We scored 95 in our ten overs with contributions from all and "Skip" seeing EP to a slightly below par score. But as is usual, the bowlers (Mark, Dan & J-Haz) kept us in the game backed with top class fielding from Tom & Gaz (deputising for the holidaying Andy).LA continued to maintain the required rate and in a tight finish saw them wanting 11 from 5 balls with 1 wicket remaining until Tom produced an excellent run out.Final - v- Findon (who received a walk over from a no show by Sussex Uni).Again I lost the toss and we were inserted. A quick start from Tom & I got us to 30 from 2 until Tom unluckily run out from a deflection at bowlers end. Skip, Dan (42) & Gary (42) continued to milk the bowlers and a score of 138 after 10 was achieved.It is fair to say that as the runs piled up Findon became less than interested, even more so when Mark & Dan reduced them to 20/4 after 3 overs. The Findon batters seemed to forget they were indoors and tried to launch everything out of the ground.A somewhat one-sided final finished when Findon closed on 80 all out.To Tom, Dan, Gary, J-Haz and Mark - well played lads!Title retained.Well done to all in what has been another successful and enjoyable indoor season which has seen contributions from all.
The league has imposed new bureaucratic requirements this year and needs the club to register all players before they can play in league games, and their details needs to be uploaded to the Play Cricket site.
Could all players please let me have up to date contact information (address; home and mobile numbers; e-mails) and also date of birth?
You can text me on the usual number.
Four 100 club draws done this week. Winners were:
1st prize (£40): Pete Dallimore (No. 9)2nd prize (£25): Julian Fitter (No. 15)3rd prize (£15): Ian McKelvie (No. 19)
1st prize (£40): Andy Reeves (No. 37)2nd prize (£25): Mark Ralfe (No. 27)3rd prize (£15): Colin Smith (No. 43)
1st prize (£40): David Williams (No.63)2nd prize (£25): Dick Minton (No. 21)3rd prize (£15): Dan Williams (No. 62)
1st prize (£40): Simon Wagstaff (No. 54)2nd prize (£25): Malcolm Reene (No. 33)3rd prize (£15): Pete Dallimore (No. 9)
The cheques are in the post!
NEWS FROM LAST NIGHT'S AGM The following posts were filled: President: Keith Chamberlain Chairman: John Tanner Secretary: Colin Smith Treasurer: Andy Reeves Wine secretary: Andy (with a sub-committee/rota to be agreed - see below) Membership secretary: Andy Fixture secretary: Andy Colts manager: Jane Macdonald 1st XI captain: Richard Laker 1st XI vice-captain: Chris Williams 2nd XI captain: Jon Harris 2nd XI vice-captain: Andy Sunday/midweek captain: Andy Team secretary: to be operated by the captains, i.e. Richard, Jon and Andy Other non-elected posts continue as before: Groundsman: Colin Smith Welfare officers: Colin & Andy Premises officer: Andy Indoor nets: Start on Sunday 12 February for eight weeks (i.e. to 1 April), at Arundel Castle indoor cricket school, as before. 10am to 11am, but if people could get there earlier to set up it would be helpful. The cost has increased from £30 to £40 per session but the fee per person will probably remain at £3 per session. Outdoor nets will remain on Tuesdays, start date and times to be agreed later. Bar rota: Due to lack of control last year, we will be operating a strict policy for who can be behind the bar. If anyone would like to help, please let me know. Trophies: Batting cup: Andy Bowling cup: Joe Carter Catching cup: Tim Miles and Tom Reeves 1stXI player of the year: Tom Chamberlain 2ndXI player of the year: Joe Colt of the year: Tom Wareham-Grinstead Champagne moment: Run out fiasco (with runner) at Southwick Fixtures:
First match is Sunday 15 April at Chipps. League starts 28 April v Southwick 1 away and Serendip 2 at home. Match fees: To try to encourage better participation in friendly matches, the match fees will be reduced to £6 for adults and £3 for concessions (colts; unemployed; students). League games remain at £8/£4/£3. Annual subscriptions: Remain at £25 per person and are due by 1 April. I will be chasing players at nets, indoor cricket etc. Please don't pay late. Accounts: If any member not present at the AGM would like a copy, please let me know and I will e-mail them to you. Colts: Help is needed on coaching nights and at games. Let me know if you can help out and I will let Jane have your details. We also need more qualified coaches and the club will pay for the course as long as you commit to helping with the colts. It will help improve and understand your own game, so it is worth doing.
Colin, please accept my apologies for not attending the AGM on Wednesday evening, I am working in the US and won't be able to get there. I have cleaned all of the trophies that I was fortunate to have won, and Matt will be bringing them to the meeting; thanks Matt. Matt also knows which posts I am willing to stand for! Hope you have a good and successful meeting
Oh, and by the way, don't you mean 'trophies you won last year'!!!
The post below should say Trophy Winners - can't believe Andy hadn't spotted my mistake.
To last year's trophy the trophy you won last year to the AGM or if you cannot attend, please contact me to arrange collection.Oh - and bythe way the trophy had better be clean!!
The EPCC AGM will be in the pavilion at 8pm on Wednesday 18 January. Please try to attend as we will be voting on officers for the 2012 season. The bar is fully stocked!