100 Club Winners August 2019
Well done to this month’s 100 Club winners and thank you to everyone who takes part.
This weekend saw the end of the playing season for the 1XI and 2XI, with wins for both, and just one more weekend for the 3XIs to fit in two rearranged fixtures. So we had August’s draw at the senior end of season presentation night on Saturday. The 1XI secured 3rd place in their division and mid-table for the 2XI and the players celebrated players-player, top batsmen and top bowler in each team.
The Players-Players for 1XI, 2XI and 3XI drew the winning numbers from the bag – and some of the winnings was spent at the bar during the evening 😊
It is not just the club socials and presentation nights that go on at the club, we have been hired out for a range of events including birthday and Christening parties. With the playing season over, the club is available weekends and in the week – so if you need a venue please do get in touch.
If you know of a group that could use our fantastic facilities during the day in the week or over the winter period then please do let me know.
Jones O’Malley (1)
All the best
(Chair Stretford Cricket Club)
A result which may have slipped under your radar at the weekend was the 3rd XI’s impressive 34 run victory away at Deane & Derby.
Batting first Stretford posted 146 all out with a typically swashbuckling 58 by Usman Hassan providing the bulk of the runs. There were important contributions from Paddy Lampton 14, Arran Sen 17 and an obdurate 15 from Kenny Cotton who stitched the top order together.
Stretford’s failure to bat the alloted 40 overs was perhaps a source of regret with Deane & Derby reaching 55 for the loss of only two wickets. The floodgates were opened by Shoaib Sarwar 3 for 20 and an amazing spell of 5 for 12 from 13 year old lancs prodigy Arran Sen who ripped through the hosts order. Deane and Derby slumped to 112 all out. Sen’s arsenal of bamboozling legspin with variations was too much for the hosts and ensured the MVP award was only going one way.
The 34 run win made it a treble win weekend for Stretford. Keep it going!!
Stretford has always been a club with rich family links: from the Barlow bros and the School of Fishes to the Dutton dynasty to the Sharp Triplets. Well now we are pleased to welcome Miguel Stoman to the club. Just for the sake of clarity, he is the older brother of Francoise who currently bats four in the Stretford First XI (but that’s the final time we will mention the link)
Miguel,a genuine all rounder has played cricket previously in the UK for Didcot in Oxford and until recently, Southport & Birkdale and will add another layer of depth to our squads.
“I am delighted at having the chance to play at Stretford. The members and players have been very friendly and welcoming”
“I hope to play as much cricket as I can for Stretford and contribute to as many wins as possible.”
“I am looking forward to getting started and joining the team on Thursday. I have some catching up to do with runs and wickets but with hard work I’m confident. I’m also lagging behind with the number of rounds of beer I’ve bought. I hope to contribute off the pitch as well and also round the club!”
We hope you make Miguel feel at home and wish him look for the season!
On the 27th May Stretford Cricket Club will be holding a charity day in aid of Breast Cancer Care and McMillan Support.
This cause is close to our hearts and many others. Maggi Hassall, after being diagnosed with breast cancer early this year and receiving expert care, feels “it’s time to give something back”
So why not join us for a family fun day?
The BBQ will be sizzling
The bar will be buzzing
The music will be playing
and the sun will be shining (hopefully) ☀️
All we need is you!!
There will be a 20 20 Cricket game for couples which will be soft ball, if you would like to enter please let us know, this is £10 per head.
There will be a bouncy castle for the little ones, a raffle for which we are currently sourcing some fabulous prizes for!
AND if we get a lot of interest Gary Hassall will be doing a sponsored hair shave 🙄😂
The gates open at 12:00 and the cricket will start at 2:00.
All proceeds from the day will go to the chosen charities. If you would like more information about the day then please don’t hesitate to contact Maggi or the Cricket Club.
Look forward to seeing as many people as possible to join us on raising money for 2 very worthwhile causes.
We are holding a grand reopening of the pavilion on Bank Holiday Monday at 1pm. This will be performed by the Mayor of Trafford, Tom Ross. A match will follow at 2pm between a Stretford team and a team of ex Stretford players.
Food will be available and the bar will be open. There will be a raffle with several prizes.
On the day we will be giving playing members and social members the chance to pay their annual subscriptions.
As this is an occasion for all the community, we are presenting the club to new members, especially those with children, who may be seeing the ground for the first time. We offer a fantastic junior cricket experience with cricket for all ages.
We are proud of the advances which we have made to our facilities over the years and ask for your support, by way of subscriptions or donations, to continue to fund this work. Largely due to the generous donations over the years from our Life Members, the ground has seen major improvements. We trust that they will continue to donate generously.
Please make every effort to attend – to support your local club and to meet friends both old and new.
We look forward to seeing you.
The club is sad to report that stalwart Phil Laker has passed away.
The family have advised that the funeral service will take place on Thursday the 18th at Manchester crematorium at 11.00. After the service there will be a get together back at the club. Our deepest thoughts and condolences to the Laker family at time.
Dec 100 club winners:
M Foulkes £110
D Shannon £66
E Stanley £44
V Armstrong £110
MP Walmsley £66
S Jones £44
Well done to our winners and thanks to everyone for the continued support
Stretford’s Junior ranks are now two weeks into their winter training (at Lancashire Indoor Centre on Fridays at 8pm) and now the seniors are ready to begin preparing for a 2019 promotion push when indoor nets begin on February 7th at 8pm.
Start setting your targets for next season, keep your eye in, turn your arm over or show the selectors that you are up for it!
We would appreciate it if you all spread the word about joining thet club to friends, work colleagues or anyone new to the area because we are always looking to boost numbers.
On behalf of your hardworking and devoted management committee I would like to wish you all the best for this year as we push for a return to Division One at the first attempt. I know with maximum effort from everyone we can achieve our target.
Sorry for the delay with announcing the winners of the 100 Club for November. We are currently without a lead fundraiser and promoter for our draw so if you are able to help out please get in touch. In fact we also are short of a Secretary and Social Lead.
The results are as follows:
Winner : D Adamson £110
Second : M Coulson £66
Third : N Mitson £44
As we pass into the new year we will announce the December winners.
All that remains now is to wish you a lucky and healthy 2019! See you on the other side.