Results from Charity Christmas Tree Collection

Members of Bramhall Cricket Club again played a pivotal role in the Christmas Tree collection embracing the community ethos of the Just Helping charity.

Christmas spirit was in abundance from the start to the celebratory supper provided by The Almond Family at the Hesketh Tavern. The club were overwhelmed by the passion of people to get involved with a provisional total so far raised of £8,100. £6,300 will be distributed to St Ann’s Hospice, £1000 to 1000 Hearts for Harry and £800 to Beechwood Cancer Care.

Just Helping also wished to extend huge gratitude to Woodford and Trinity Cricket Clubs, Manchester Harriers, 3rd Hazel Grove Scouts, Europcar, Minuteman Press, Pizza Express Bramhall, Fillins Catering, J Pimlott Butchers, Reuben & James Fielding, Spectrum plant hire and Rod Barnes tree surgeon.

Bramhall CC – First Fundraising Event of 2016‏

Dear Member,

As we look to improve the facilities that we offer and consider new additions, we need to find funding sources to assist us.

Having identified that our outdoor netting facilities need significant maintenance, we are committed to raising money to bring them up to scratch again.

We have persuaded Sainsbury’s at Cheadle Royal to allow members to help pack customers’ bags on Saturday February 6th. This kind of event has the potential to raise in excess of £1,000 for the club – with a full team of helpers for the day.

We will have three 2 hour shifts for the day: 10am-12pm; 12pm-2pm; 2pm-4pm.

We are looking for senior and junior members to volunteer to make up the packing teams and act as supervisors.

Please contact Danny Bridgeman on daniel@midshirenorth.co.uk or (07798 583605) with details of which shift(s) you can do, to help with this simple but effective fundraiser.

Thanks and Best Wishes,

Bramhall C.C.

 

Charity Christmas Tree Collection

Dear Member,

You will no doubt recall that for the past two years, Bramhall Cricket Club has supported the Just Helping charity with their Charity Xmas Tree Collection. Last year the team collected 511 trees and raised over £4,500 with monies going to St Ann’s Hospice and other local charities.

This year the team have set their sights higher and with support from Woodford and Trinity Cricket Clubs they will be targeting more Stockport postcodes. Many of you have already been contacted and have confirmed your support but as the proverb goes, ‘many hands make light work.’ They are still looking for additional volunteers who could leaflet drop to homes around where they live (ideally between 28 – 30 December) and/or who could help collect trees on the weekend of the 9th and 10th January or even just help with some administrative work.

Please click here to volunteer or get in touch with any of the following members to pledge your support – iain@65bls.commark.heppell@jmw.co.uk or clarehinton@hotmail.co.uk. A few hours here or there will make an incredible difference and I can certainly vouch that getting out of the house in between Christmas and New Year delivering leaflets actually makes a refreshing change from the tv programme repeats on the BBC!

Social Media is a great way for all of us to spread the word about helping with, and taking part in the scheme. Please keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter pages, and do please “share”, “like” and “retweet” wherever possible!

FB https://www.facebook.com/charityxmastree

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charityxmastree

This is a great fun event that is aimed at community engagement and at the same time you could help raise thousands of pounds in just a few hours.

Best Wishes,

Bramhall C.C.

 

Bramhall Cricket Club Player News‏

Dear Member,

After retaining our 1st X1 Premier League status with a strong end to an otherwise disappointing season, we are looking to recapture the form that saw us finish 4th in 2014.

The club are delighted to announce that Danny and Emma Lamb have committed to stay at Bramhall in 2016, and both will hope to build on their successes this year.

Danny has been rewarded for his great form with the bat (755 league runs @ 47) and some vital and often fiery spells with the ball (30 wickets @ 27), by being offered a scholarship contract with Lancashire for the 2015/16 season, meaning that he will now be training regularly with the 1st team squad. This is a fantastic achievement, and we hope to see Danny build on his strong performances for Bramhall and Lancashire 2nd X1 by taking the next step in his development.

Emma will continue in the Lancashire Academy, and has recently been named in the England Women’s academy pathway squad. Emma made several impressive contributions to the 1st team at Bramhall last season, including a maiden half century at Marple, and her progression in the Women’s game also continues to be very strong.

Australian Dale McKay has also committed to return to Bramhall in 2016 after his first season with the club was unfortunately cut short. Dale plays for Hawkesbury CC in the Sydney Grade competition, and is a stand out performer in arguably the strongest club league in the world. Dale previously played for Formby CC in the Liverpool Competition, and helped himself to 1,042 league runs @ 57.9 in the 2014 season. Dale will add much needed stability to the top order and some great experience to the dressing room, and will also provide top quality coaching, particularly to the junior players at the club.

Added to this, we have been very lucky to secure the services of two new players with big reputations in local cricket who we hope will give us the impetus to step up a level in the Premier League in 2016.

Adam Wilde will join the top order as a heavy scoring batsman from Cheadle Hulme. Adam will bring great experience with him, and has consistently been one of the top scorers in division one over the years. Adam will bring a competitive edge to the line-up, and will hope to replicate his form in the Premier League

Also joining from Cheadle Hulme is all-rounder Iftikhar Naseer. Iftikhar is an explosive top order batsman, who has taken many attacks apart in his time in the Cheshire County League with both Cheadle Hulme and Christleton. He is also a very reliable bowler, and will add an extra dimension to our bowling attack.

We wish both players well and we are sure all members will make them feel welcome at the club.

Best Wishes,
Bramhall C.C.

100 Club results June 2015 – October 2015

June 2015

1st Prize Iain Tittle £46

2nd Prize Mike Spencer £18.40

3rd Prize Rachel Willoughby £9.20

July 2015

1st Prize Paul Addy £46

2nd Prize Phil Duffy £18.40

3rd Prize Barry Evans £9.20

August 2015

1st Prize Barry Evans £46

2nd Prize Liz Daniels £18.40

3rd Prize Iain Tittle £9.20

September 2015

1st Prize Iain Tittle £46

2nd Prize Ian Bailey £18.40

3rd Prize Bryan Tittle £9.20

October 2015

1st Prize Helen Milligan £46

2nd Prize Caroline Loxley £18.40

3rd Prize James Williams £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. It’s only £4 for month!

Bramhall CC – 2015 AGM, Awards Night and Getting Involved‏

Dear Member,

Just to remind you that Friday 13th November sees the Bramhall Cricket Club AGM and Awards Night taking place in the clubhouse. The bar will be open from 7pm, with the main event starting at 7.30pm.

As ever, we encourage all members to attend, in order to have your say in how the club is run and to be kept up to date with what’s been happening over the last 12 months.

This year, the club is specifically looking to expand its volunteer base, to help improve the way in which the club operates. Attached is a list of the Committee and non-Committee roles which we are hoping to fill with a range of names from across the club. In addition, we have a real focus on the areas commercial, social and sponsorship. There are a number of non-Committee teams being established to look more carefully at these areas.

If you are interested in putting your name forward for any position on the attached list, or by assisting in any other way, please contact Chairman Ian Milligan on ianmilligan62@tiscali.co.uk or Secretary Andy Reynolds on AndrewWReynolds@hotmail.com as soon as possible.

We look forward to your support with the running of the club, and to our AGM & Awards Night on November 13th.

Best Wishes,

Bramhall C.C.

BCC Club Nominations 2015

Bramhall CC “old boy” makes his First Class Debut‏

Dear Member,

We thought you might like to know that Travis Dean, our overseas player from 2012, has made his First Class debut today for Victoria Bushrangers against Queensland in the Sheffield Shield fixture at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Travis, who scored 600+ runs and took 20 wickets for the Beavers 3 seasons ago, has scored heavily for his 1st grade side Footscray Edgewater near Melbourne over the past few seasons. He was taken on by Victoria, and scored an impressive 217* for their Futures League side last week, leading to his first team call up.

Queensland have batted first and are currently looking strong, so Travis will probably get to the crease on Thursday. The fixture started at 2pm local time, and uses a pink ball to encourage afternoon & evening crowd attendance.

Travis said yesterday that he appreciates all the support he has received form everyone at Bramhall, and that his time with the Beavers had no doubt helped to get his to his current position.

We wish him the best of luck, and you can keep an eye on www.bushrangers.com.au for further scores, match and team news.

Now, who’s going to be our next professional?!

Best Wishes,

Bramhall C.C.

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