Last chance for entries into the Big ECB Club Support New Year Giveaway!‏

Dear Member,

Please try to help Bramhall CC increase its number of entries into the ECB’s big competition by entering your club into the draw using this link, ahead of the close at midnight on Friday.

Thanks very much in advance!

Kind Regards,

Bramhall CC.

Bramhall CC Newsletter‏

Bramhall Cricket Club Dinner Dance

With a month to go to one of the highlights of the year, 75% of tickets have been sold and so we are encouraging all club members to secure their places across the next 7 days. This will be a fun and relaxed evening to celebrate with friends, family and clubmates what has been a super season and a chance to look forward to 2014. So whether you are a new, playing or older member, you will be very welcome.

Details are attached but it’s a 7 till late evening with champers on arrival accompanied by the classical Duas. An excellent 3 course meal + coffee follows accompanied by wine on the table for adults. Heads n Tails ahead of a lively new band for Bramhall CC called Defunked with a great female lead singer. If you can pull a table together that’s great but if you are a single, couple we will look after you with your family and friends on what we can promise will be a great night out.

Tickets can be reserved via Ian Milligan at or 07946 110953 but please move quickly over the next few days.

Kind Regards,


2013 Dinner Dance Poster

Bramhall Cricket Club Newsletter‏

Dear Member,

Welcome to another update from Church Lane. A packed newsletter today, and don’t forget the club’s AGM on Friday November 22nd at 7.30pm… the day before our Dinner Dance.

Under 9s and Under 11s 2013 Awards Presentation Evening

U9s Winners

Player of Year = Jack Bridgeman

Bowler Award = Daniel Walters

Batting Award = Charlie Bird

Most Improved = Joe Sealey

Richard Cragg Spirit of Cricket Award = Ibrahim Latif

U11s Winners

Cheshire County League

Player of Year = Archie Tittle

Bowler Award = Mike Greenwood

Batting Award = Matt Madeira

Most Improved = Reece Linney

High Peak League

Player of Year = Tom Rowson

Bowler Award = Sully Shah

Batter Award = Tom Cusworth

Most Improved = Akhil Kochhar

Richard Cragg Spirit of Cricket Award = James Nicholls

Congratulations to all the winners, with a great turnout from juniors and parents and thanks to Louise Houghton for the excellent catering.


Over 50 people enjoyed the Curry Nite at Church Lane last Friday, with England getting the right result. Thanks to Iain Tittle for organising the curry.

This Saturday, the West Ham v Man City Premiership will be shown on Sky TV at the club, 5.30 kick off, so come down with some friends and family if you would like to watch the match.

Tickets are selling well for our Club Dinner Dance on Sat Nov 23rd, 7pm till 1am at Bramhall Golf Club but tickets are still available so please contact Ian Milligan at or 07946 110953 with your reservations. Either come along yourselves or invite some friends and family inside or outside the club to make up a table. Tickets are £35 for adults and £25 for students/unemployed with anyone welcome aged 16 or over. We will enjoy a 3 course meal + coffee including a pre dinner drink Bucks Fizz and some wine on the table for adults. Entertainment will include a pre dinner classical duet followed by a band to dance to after dinner.

AGM & Club Roles

A reminder that the 2013 AGM will be at Church Lane, 7.30 Friday Nov 22nd, with all members welcome. Please find enclosed key roles which are essential to Bramhall CC’s smooth running and to which we invite nominations. All nominees require a proposer and seconder and it is important that you speak to the nominee before putting their name forward to Club Secretary Andrew Reynolds at or If any individual is interested but would like to understand better what is involved, please contact Andy, Ian or Junior Chair David Shoesmith at or any other committee member or junior manager. The club is happy to receive more than one nomination for any individual role and for that to be voted on at the AGM.

There is another, lower level but important level of involvement whereby you may wish to take the lead in a particular role but would like to help within the Social, Grounds, Fundraising, House, Junior areas of the club. That’s great and again, just speak to one of the individuals mentioned above.

100 Club results Aug-Oct 13


1st Prize – Iain (E) Tittle £45

2nd Prize – Andy Barratt £18

3rd Prize – Luke Littlewood £9

Sep 13

1st Prize – Rob Oliver £46

2nd Prize – James Williams £18.40

3rd Prize – Bryan Tittle £9.20


1st Prize – Paul Addy £46

2nd Prize – Barry Rickson £18.40

3rd Prize – Caroline Loxley £9.20

Next draw will be at the AGM on 22nd November when the Accumulator will be drawn. If you would like to join the 100 Club and help bring much-needed funds into the club please contact Les Williams, Details are also on the club website at . It’s only £4 per month.

Heart Scans at Burnage rugby Club Heaton Mersey for those aged 14 to 35. 25th March 2014

I am the chairman of Burnage RFC based in Heaton Mersey Stockport. In January this year one of our young members, Josh Merrick 19yrs, passed away in his sleep from an undiagnosed cardiac condition. Josh was a fit young man who had just passed his medical for the Royal Navy. In response to this tragic event we are working with the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young to arrange heart screening for those aged between 14 and 35 who are involved in sport.

Each week 12 young people die from undiagnosed cardiac conditions. The purpose of this e mail is to offer screening to young people outside the rugby club. The cost is £35. All this money goes to CRY. Each candidate will get an ECG, usual cost £100. If required a candidate will get an ECHO scan at that time with no extra cost. Usual cost £400.

What happens to the results?

ECG printouts, together with Client information, are returned to the CRY Screening Manager to be reviewed by CRY’s Consultant Cardiologist. Results are sent out to Clients within four weeks of the ECG Testing date. GPs will be copied into all abnormal results. Anyone requiring further investigation is invited to attend one of CRYs supporting hospitals via referral from their GP, or be referred locally.

The charity CRY was founded by families who have suffered a bereavement. Their aim is to raise the profile of CRY and to screen as many young people as possible to reduce the risk of further fatalities. More details can be found on the CRY web page.

If an abnormality is found this may not mean you have to stop playing sport. The abnormality may be present in one person but have no effect on that person. It may however affect their children or other relatives.

If you are interested please e mail Julian Ross at who will reserve you a place. Then once he has the target of 100 names, he will ask for money and make the appointments.

Kind Regards,


BCC Club Nominations 2013

Bramhall Cricket Club Newsletter‏

Dear Member,

County League Dinner

Vice captain Simon Wilkinson was presented with the Division 1 championship last Friday as Bramhall were welcomed back into the Premiership on the back of a divisional record points score. It was also pleasing to see Bramhall achieve 8th position (from 36 clubs) in the Fair Play table, our best position for a number of years and testament to the ‘hard but fair’ cricket the 1st team have played this summer. Six of the top eight Fair Play teams actually came from Division 1.

Individual recognition for Bramhall players was also in evidence with Rupert Kitzinger, Mat Begbie and Simon Wilkinson being voted 4th, 7th and 8th respectively by their fellow players for Division 1 Player of the Year which was deservedly won by Arron Ayre of Heaton Mersey. No surprise that these 3 players figured high in the league averages with Rupert 2nd (avg 14.78 for his 51 wkts at an economy rate of 2.9 per over), Simon 3rd (15.25 average for 67 wickets at 3.0) and Mat 4th in the batting (avg 46.0 for his 690 runs at a 75 strike rate) and also 2nd in the wicketkeeping table with 30 dismissals. Captain Nick Cantello also led the way with 19 outfield catches, the highest in the division.

Well done to the 1st team and the individuals concerned as we now prepare for next season. Mat Begbie got off to a good start for Melbourne CC on Sat in their first match of the season when he top scored with 63 in a comfortable win.

Club Curry Nite, Fri Oct 11th 7.15 onwards.

It’s national curry week and nearly 40 people have signed up so far for an evening of food and footie this Friday. Price is £8 a head with a platter of starters including chicken tikka, lamb kebabs, veg & meat samosas followed by a mains choice of chicken, lamb, veg and daal + rice and naans. Food is coming from Iain Tittle’s favourite curry restaurant in Manchester and the England v Montanegro world cup qualifier will be on the big screen, 8pm kick off. Indian nibbles will be served 1st half, starters 2nd half and main course at full time.

So if you haven’t decided where to watch the match yet, come down to the club with a mate and families welcome, with plenty of youngsters coming. No problem if not everyone is eating but please confirm any final numbers to Ian Milligan on 07946 110953 or by This Thursday am.

Club Dinner Dance, Sat Nov 23rd, 7pm till 1am at Bramhall Golf Club

Response has been good so far with 50 tickets already sold for a venue that holds 110. So, we suggest signing up quickly with Ian Milligan for your tickets and why not get together with some friends and family inside or outside the club to make up a table. Tickets are £35 for adults and £25 for students/unemployed with anyone welcome aged 16 or over. We will enjoy a 3 course meal + coffee including a pre dinner drink and some wine on the table for adults. Entertainment will include a pre dinner classical duet followed by a band to dance to after dinner.

AGM and Awards Evening

This will take place at 7.30pm on Fri, Nov 22nd. In recent years, we have seen increasing numbers of members attending this night and it’s a good way to find out what’s going on across the whole club as well as recognising and supporting club people who have achieved and contributed a lot this year. Shortly, we will be circulating the various club roles which people can be nominated for over the next 12 months.

Best wishes,

Bramhall CC

Cheshire County Cricket League

Dear Member,

Please find attached below the Cheshire County Cricket League October 2013 Newsletter.

Kind Regards,


Cheshire County Cricket League Newsletter October 2013

Bramhall Cricket Club Newsletter‏

Plenty to catch up on this week with Bramhall CC!

Working Party

Firstly Craggie and the rest of the Club Committee would like to thank the group of players, parents and supporters who completed the major task of putting the club ‘to bed’ for the autumn over the last two Saturdays. While we understand that a number of people had prior commitments on those two days, the turnout especially from players was disappointing with too much left to too few. Support at these working parties has grown over the last few years and so hopefully this was a blip. Just a reminder that our club survives on volunteers who contribute gladly but as players especially, we all need to do our bit.

Stockport Sports Awards Evening

On a much brighter note, Bramhall CC were out in force last Friday when we were shortlisted in 3 of 7 categories. Dan Bridgeman narrowly missed out on Volunteer of the Year (we all think you are great Dan!), Richard Cragg accepted the trophy for Bramhall for Club of the Year and then the evening’s highlight was 13 year old Ellie Mason being awarded Young Sportsperson of the Year. Ellie was up against Olympic medallists but there was an audible gasp around the room as her 2013 cricketing exploits were described. Well done to Ellie, Dan and the whole club who have contributed to this successful season.

Ellie and Bramhall CC now represent Stockport in the Greater Manchester Sports Awards at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club on Nov 8th and if anyone would like to attend, please contact Ian Milligan at or 07946 110953.

Unfortunately, Ellie will not be able to attend on Nov 8th but for good reason. She has been selected for the England u15s Girls Performance squad and will be attending the first of a number of winter weekend training sessions at the National Cricket Centre in Loughborough. Ellie is grateful for all the support she gets at Bramhall but congratulations from everyone at the club on this achievement and we look forward to seeing you progress from here. Go girl!

Winter Sunshine

We wish 1st X1 opening batsman Matt Jameson all the best as he spends the next 6 months playing and developing his cricket in Melbourne for Mazenod Old Collegians. No doubt Matt will be catching up with our recent Melbourne friends Mat Begbie, Travis Dean and Sean O’Neill and we look forward to seeing him back for the new Premiership season in 2014. You can keep up with Matt’s progress at

1st XI opening bowler Rupes Kitzinger is also on his travels for the next few weeks, touring with the MCC to Uganda with Andrew Strauss as the tour ambassador. We have tasked Rupes with signing up Strauss for Bramhall’s Premiership push next season on the promise that all mobile phones are confiscated from the dressing room!

Indoor Practice

While some of our players head for sunny climes, plans are well underway for 2014 season indoor preparations. The juniors are moving from Stockport Grammar on a Sunday afternoon to Fridays 7 – 9pm at Wilmslow High School with the likely split U9s and 11s 7 – 9 and U13s and 15s 8 – 9. We are in the Olympic Hall which is a fairly new facility and alongside Old Trafford is the best facility in the area and the programme runs late Jan to end March. Our seniors will retain their 8 – 9pm Thursday night slot but make the move to Old Trafford starting Jan 9th until end March.

We know a few players have already started their winter coaching programme and if anyone wants to discuss the opportunities which exist within the Cheshire, Lancs and the club speak to your age group manager, Richard Cragg on 01625 576092 or Ian Milligan. When the weather allows, feel free to make use of our own outdoor, 4 lane facility. Meanwhile, enjoy your winter sports and fitness plans.

Club Curry Nite

The U18s, 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and Over40s will be getting together for an end of season evening at Church Lane on Friday Oct 11th but everyone across the club is welcome. Price is £8 a head with a platter of starters including chicken tikka, lamb kebabs, veg & meat samosas followed by a choice of mains of chicken, lamb, veg and daal + rice and naans. Iain Tittle will be sourcing from the best tasting curry restaurant in Manchester and we will also be able to enjoy (hopefully!) England’s crucial qualifier v Montanegro on the big screen. Indian nibbles will be available 1st half, starters will be served 2nd half and main course at full time, segmented by a few prizes for respective team members.

This is always a really good night and with Oct 11th not far away, it’s important we nail down numbers quickly so please confirm to or 07946110953 quickly.

Dinner Dance

Final details will be finalised over the next 10 days but please make a note in your diaries of Saturday, November 23rd. It’s 2 years since we had the 125th anniversary at The Deanwater and 4 years since we were at Bramhall Golf Club which will be the venue for this years event. As well as good company and a great night, we have a lot to celebrate in what has been an enjoyable and successful season. Timings are likely to be 7pm – 1am with a 3 course dinner and excellent entertainment, so we look forward to sharing the fun with lots of club members but it’s worth starting to plan a table of club and non club friends and family.

Cheshire County Cricket League Dinner

Finally, this Friday sees the club well represented at the senior league dinner where Mark Ramprakash is a late replacement for Alec Stewart as guest speaker and Simon Wilkinson will receive the Division One league trophy on behalf of Bramhall CC, with a divisional record points tally (captain Nick Cantello is also abroad but they don’t play cricket in Las Vegas!).

Best Wishes,


Bramhall Cricket Club News Update‏

Last Sun saw the final cricket match of the season in glorious sunshine at Church Lane with the eagerly anticipated Man City v Man Utd 2020. Unfortunately, for United fans the match went the same way as the football with City coming out convincing winners by 100 runs. There were plenty of well contested individual battles between messrs Hughes and Begbie; Ellie and Tom Mason, Archie and Iain Tittle, Jack and Ben Harris and Nick and Adam Siddall. In most cases, honours remained even and United fan Tom Mason took the man of the match award with 4 for 6 off 2 overs! Other highlights included Mark Heppell’s straight drive boundary (not a shot associated with his brother Chris), Stuart Stoneman’s boundary catch off Matt Hughes and Angus Patel’s acting abilities while fielding for the opposition! Thanks to umpires Wyn Harris and Les Williams for keeping some semblance of order.

Photos are on the BCC Facebook page here:!/BramhallCricketClub/photos_stream

Mat Begbie

Sun was also an opportunity to say goodbye to Mat after his successful and enjoyable summer in Bramhall and a number of european cities! Mat and Bramhall are hoping to see him back with us next summer and he is straight back into his cricket with Melbourne’s first game October 5th. You can follow his season at with results in the My Cricket section. Massive thanks to Louise Houghton and her family for looking after Mat this summer.


Two of our best young cricketers have received individual awards from Cheshire. Matt Hughes won the junior county performance of the season with his 128 v Yorkshire u17s. Matt has also played for Cheshire Development X1, attended a national training camp and performed well in those matches and has finished as Bramhall’s 1st X1 leading aggregate run scorer with over 900 runs. Not bad for a 17 year old! 13 year old Ellie Mason was awarded the Junior County Cricketer of the Year (across girls and boys) with a magnificent 868 runs at a 58 average and a debut century of 165 not out in an u17s game. Ellie also found time to score 156 runs and take 10 wickets in Bramhall’s u13s cup winning side and has benefitted from Rupert Kitzinger’s coaching this year. Congratulations to both Ellie and Matt from everyone at Bramhall CC.

This Friday, Bramhall CC will be well represented at the Stockport Sports Awards. Ellie (busy girl!)has been shortlisted for Young Sportsperson of the Year, Dan Bridgeman as Volunteer of the Year and Bramhall CC as Club of the Year. Irrespective of whether we win any top prizes, it’s well deserved recognition for the achievements of Ellie and Dan and the club as a whole in what has been a great season.

Diary Dates

More details to follow but a few dates for the diary include:

Fri, Oct 11th: a curry nite at Church Lane with the England v Montenegro important World Cup qualifier on the big screen (this will encompass the u18s, 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and over 40s curry nite but is open to everyone)

Fri, Nov 22nd: AGM and Awards evening

Sat, Nov 23rd: Black Tie Dinner Dance at Bramhall Golf Club (block out the date and start thinking about getting a table together of friends and family)

Working Party

A final reminder to join your club colleagues this Saturday, Sept 28th for an hour or two between 9 – 4 to put the club to bed for the autumn. Th emore that come, the quicker we get it done so please don’t leave it to someone else.

Blossoms Dog Show

For those dog owners looking for something to do this Sunday, Blossoms Kennels are holding their annual charity dog show at Church Lane, starting late morning. Lots of stalls and the show is not taken too seriously with everyone welcome.

Kind Regards,



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