Bramhall CC – The Manchester Derby, live this Sunday‏

Dear Member,

Bramhall Cricket Club are pleased to be able to bring you live coverage of Sunday’s hotly anticipated derby fixture between Manchester City and Manchester United.

Kick off is at 1.30pm, and the bar will be open to enable anyone unable to get a ticket at the Etihad Stadium to watch the game with refreshment on tap.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.


Kind Regards,

Bramhall C.C.

Bramhall CC News Update: Mat Begbie‏

Dear Member,
Mat Begbie wanted to relay his thanks to everyone for all the good wishes and fantastic cards he has received over the last few weeks. It’s still early in his recovery and it’s likely to be months rather than weeks before he hopefully gets back to 100%.
Take up across the membership to the fundraising initiatives has been terrific. 14 of our young and old(er) members will be swimming 850 lengths at Cheadle Hulme School this Friday evening and if you would like to sponsor them online via the Bramhall CC Nat West Acct 53540093 Sort 010541 Ref Beggers and your name. Alternatively, if you prefer a cheque, please make out to Bramhall CC and post to Ian Milligan, 58 St Michaels Avenue, Bramhall, Cheshire, SK7 2PG or hand a cheque or cash to Ian.

An amazing 50 adults and 40 juniors have signed up for the golf and footgolf on Nov 16th at Styal GC. If you want one of the remaining 12 golf day places at £30, these are going fast so please let Dan Bridgeman daniel@midshirenorth.co.uk 07798 583605 or Ian Milligan ianmilligan62@tiscali.co.uk 07946 110953 know quickly. We are still looking for some more golf hole sponsors at £30 and adult/junior prizes for both the golf day and footgolf. Thank you for those who have contributed to date but if you can help, please contact Dan or Ian.
If you would simply like to make a donation please use the online details above or post / hand to Ian.
Thank you to everyone for maintaining a low profile on these fundraising initiatives, with no references on any social media including facebook, twitter, etc. Mat and his family are unaware of them and we would like to keep it low key.
Finally, a pat on the back to us as a club. How we respond, care and look after one of our own in a difficult situation says a lot about what we are and want to be about as a club. Mat is clearly a special individual to a lot of people even though 10,000 miles away and your support continues to be fantastic.
Best wishes,
Bramhall C.C.

Forthcoming Bramhall Cricket Club AGM and Awards Night‏

Dear Member,
Just a reminder that the 2014 Bramhall CC Annual General Meeting, and Awards Evening, will take place in the clubhouse on Friday November 14th.
This is your chance to get up to speed with the club’s progress over the last year, and for you to influence the club over the next.
The senior awards will also be distributed to players and members during the evening.
Please assemble from 7pm, to get your drinks from the bar, ahead of a prompt 7.30pm start.
Kind Regards,
Bramhall C.C.

Bramhall CC Update: Mat Begbie‏

Dear Member,

We wanted to update you on Mat Begbie’s situation following the worrying news of a couple of weeks ago. The good news is that after a downturn where he was heavily sedated with no visitors, Mat has improved enough to be allowed home. He is a long way from being 100% and has a big recovery road ahead but it’s great news and a big relief for Mat and his family that he is home and can hopefully now make further progress.

Mat and his family are enormously appreciative of the goodwill and support for him from this part of the world and this has helped them all get through what has been a very difficult period. They can now look forward to supporting him from home in the challenges that Mat and they now face over the coming months.

We mentioned in the last newsletter that we were planning a few fundraisers to help Mat through his recovery period. It’s not 100% clear what additional help he will need but we want to be ready to help him and any funds that may be raised surplus to his requirements will go to a charity or initiative of Mat’s choice. From the support expressed on this so far by club members, we are anticipating wide support but would like to avoid any wider publicity re these initiatives, with no references on any social media including facebook, twitter, etc. Mat and his family are unaware of these initiatives and we would like to keep it low key.

There are 3 ways to get involved:
1. Sponsored Swim, Friday Oct 24th
2. Golf Day, Sunday Nov 16th
3. General Donation

In more detail:
Bramhall CC Sponsored Swim
Mat scored 850 league runs this summer which made him the 2nd highest run scorer across the Premier League. 13 club members representing all 5 junior age group teams and 5 senior teams will swim just over a mile each which in aggregate equates to 850 lengths. This will take place at Cheadle Hulme School pool 7.45 on October 24th and if anyone wants to cheer us on, please come along. We will complete the 13 swimmers line up shortly but to date the ‘ace’ team includes Jack Bridgeman, Tom Rowson, Jamie Foster Grime, Angus Patel, Cameron Yarwood, Patrick Duffy, Rupert Kitzinger, Stuart Stoneman and Ian Milligan.

If anyone wants more information, or any adults want to join the swim team (players or parents), please contact Ian Milligan at ianmilligan62@tiscali.co.uk or 07946 110953. Also if you are a qualified lifeguard or know a qualified lifeguard who could help cover the event, please let Ian know.

If you would like to support this initiative, please do so online to the Bramhall CC Nat West Acct 53540093 Sort 010541 Ref Beggers and your name. Alternatively, if you prefer a cheque, please make out to Bramhall CC and post to Ian Milligan, 58 St Michaels Avenue, Bramhall, Cheshire, SK7 2PG or hand to Ian or one of the other swimmers or their parents. If it’s cash, please hand to one of the same individuals.

Bramhall CC Golf Day
Following the success of the end of season golf day, Dan Bridgeman is kindly arranging a follow up for Sunday, November 16th at Styal GC. It’s teams of 4, Texas Scramble format which makes it easier for many of us not very good golfers with great prizes to be won. Tee times are from 10.40 am to 12.32pm with coffee and bacon sandwich on arrival and a cost of £30 per golfer or £120 per 4 person team. We are aiming for 60 golfers and 15 teams and we would welcome support for prizes, 18 hole sponsors (£30 a hole) and longest drive and nearest the tee.

Typical Danny doesn’t want to leave the kids out and while organising a golf day would be enough for most of us, he is going one better. He has put together a Footgolf tournament the same day on the Par 3 course at Styal for our younger players which as the name suggests is where football meets golf and looks great fun. The plan is for a shotgun start at 2pm with teams trying to kick a football into an ‘oil drum hole’ in the minimum number of shots. We need 36 youngsters to make up the teams and the cost is just £10 for 18 holes and loads of fun. You can take a look at Footgolf here http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/golf/sporting-craze-video-of-new-sport-called-footgolf-which-is-set-to-invade-australian-golf-courses-with-soccer-balls-and-boots/story-fnii0h47-1227088925384

Please contact Dan directly in relation to either playing golf or footgolf and also in relation to any help on prizes or hole sponsorship. Thats daniel@midshirenorth.co.uk or 07798 583605.

Bramhall CC Donations
If you would like to simply donate directly, you can do this online via the Bramhall CC Nat West Acct 53540093 Sort 010541 Ref Beggers and your name. Alternatively, if you prefer a cheque, please make out to Bramhall CC and post to Ian Milligan, 58 St Michaels Avenue, Bramhall, Cheshire, SK7 2PG or hand a cheque or cash to Ian.

We will keep you updated on Mat’s situation and appreciate any support.


Kind Regards,

Bramhall C.C.

News from Church Lane‏

Dear Member,

Thanks very much to those of you who helped with the Winter Working Party at the clubhouse over the weekend to put the ground “to bed”.

Secondly, thank you to Dan Bridgeman and his “team” for putting together a very successful golf day yesterday at Mottram, followed by top class food & prizes at Church Lane.

A couple of other items of news for you:

Cheshire County League Dinner – final reminder

Just a reminder that the CCCL annual dinner takes place at Mere on Friday 3rd October from 7pm with guest speaker ex New Zealand test player and Sky Sports pundit Jeremy Coney.

With our 1st XI securing fourth, and our 2nd XI finishing top of their division, it will be a good evening to celebrate with team mates and opposition club members – as well as hopefully collecting a trophy or two.

Bramhall CC are likely to have at least one table on the night, and tickets are £30 (£28 for under 18s) which is payable on the evening.

Please confirm your attendance to our League Rep, Luke Littlewood, by Thursday 25th September by phone 07850 079348or  email – lukelittlewood@hotmail.com . If you request a ticket, then you will be asked to pay for it even if you don’t attend.

Clubhouse for hire

Don’t forget that the Bramhall CC clubhouse is available all year round for hire by members and non-members for all types of functions – with or without the bar.
Contact Luke Littlewood with any enquiries lukelittlewood@hotmail.com or 07850 079348

100 Club Results May-September 2014

May14

1st Prize – Barry Rickson £46

2nd Prize – Iain Tittle £18.40

3rd Prize – Julie Williams £9.20

Jun14

1st Prize – Ian Tittle£46

2nd Prize – Liz Daniels £18.40

3rd Prize – Terry Daniels £9.20

Jul14

1st Prize – Patrick Burling £46

2nd Prize – Dave Duke £18.40

3rd Prize – Ben Milligan £9.20

Aug14

1st Prize – Margaret Evans £46

2nd Prize – Roger Brice £18.40

3rd Prize – Ben Milligan £9.20

Sep14

1st Prize – Peter Lawson £46

2nd Prize – Terry Daniels £18.40

3rd Prize – Nick Daber £9.20

If you would like to join the 100 Club and help bring much-needed funds into the club please contact Les Williams, leswilliams@mail.com. Details are also on the club website at http://www.bramhallcc.com . It’s only £4 per month.

Kind Regards,

Bramhall C.C.

Bramhall Cricket Club Newsletter‏

Dear Member,

Welcome to this week’s roundup from Church Lane, the last regular weekly roundup for the 2014 season.

Results

The 1st XI finished a more than creditable fourth in the Premier Division of the Cheshire County League, after a narrow home loss to Neston on Saturday. Matthew Hughes’ 73 underpinned a total of 223-8 from 55 overs, after Bramhall decided to bat first having won the toss.
In response, Neston managed to string enough moderate partnerships together to squeeze a 2 wicket win in the 52nd over, despite a typical late Beaver rally.

The 2nd XI took enough points from their fixture at Tattenhall to be named as champions of Division One, but were also unable to add to their recent winning run. After batting first upon winning the toss, an early loss of wickets made the innings more of a struggle than expected, and the Beavers ended up posting 177-9 from their 50 overs. This gave them 6 of the 7 points required to win the league, but it needed skipper Chris Heppell’s intervention with the ball to take the remaining point – before reducing the home side to 9 wickets down before ending up on the losing side. Bramhall will look back at some wayward bowling, poor fielding and nerves as the reason why they didn’t pick up all 25 points. Heppell was pick of the bowlers, with 5-50 of 17 overs.

The 3rds travelled to Didsbury knowing a win was essential to have any remaining slight chance of avoiding relegation. With Didsbury winning the toss and batting, Jack Willoughby and Adam Siddall set about the batsman picking up 2 and 1 wicket respectively. The pressure was maintained by Tom Drury (3 wkts) and Chris McGahan (2) and Raughrie Patel sweeping up the tail with the final 2 wkts and the Didsbury innings closed on just 80 in 27 overs. Jack Willoughby being the pick of the Bramhall bowlers, with good pace and accuracy. The Bramhall batsman were in no mood to hang around and scored 62 of the 71 runs off the bat in boundaries. George Willoughby 16 ( four 4s), Ellie Mason 12 ( three 4s) a more sedate 21 not out in 26 balls from Viv Vaish and a punchy 22 not out in 7 balls from Tom Duffy to overtake Didsbury in 9 overs. Unfortunately, with Grappenhall securing winning draw points, Bramhall are still relegated to Division One East and look forward to regrouping and pushing for a return to the Premiership next season.

Fantasy Cricket League Results

Thanks to those members who entered the inaugural BCC Fantasy League this season, and to Adam Siddall and Sam Drury for managing it.
The lucky winners were:

1st Chris Heppell, winning  £180
2nd Ian Milligan, winning      £90
3rd Luke Littlewood, winning £55

You may have noticed that at least 2 of the 3 winners were team captains and heavily involved in team selection and last minute changes. However, there are changes being brought in for 2015 that will make it an even tougher contest for all entrants.

Cheshire County League Dinner

Just a reminder that the CCCL annual dinner takes place at Mere on Friday 3rd October from 7pm with guest speaker ex New Zealand test player and Sky Sports pundit Jeremy Coney.

With our 1st XI securing a top four league spot, and our 2nd XI currently top of their division, it will be a good evening to celebrate with team mates and opposition club members – as well as hopefully collecting a trophy or two.

Bramhall CC are likely to have at least one table on the night, and tickets are £30 (£28 for under 18s) which is payable on the evening.

Please confirm your attendance to our League Rep, Luke Littlewood, by this weekend by email – lukelittlewood@hotmail.com . If you request a ticket, then you will be asked to pay for it even if you don’t attend.

That’s all from this newsletter –  see you at the clubhouse this weekend for the Winter Working Party.


Kind Regards,

Bramhall C.C.

Reminder for Bramhall Cricket Club Members‏

Dear Member,
We politely remind you that this weekend, 20th & 21st September, sees the Winter Working Party taking place at Church Lane from 9am-4pm on Saturday and 9am-1pm Sunday.
All junior and senior members are asked to come to the club to help prepare the clubhouse, grounds and equipment for the winter. This ensure that everything is fit for purpose at the start of the 2015 season, and reduces the work required then.
In previous years, too many members have left this key weekend to the same small number of volunteers – which is not fair. If all members are able to give even an hour of time, all the tasks will be completed efficiently.
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday and Sunday.
Kind Regards,
The Bramhall C.C. Committee
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