Bramhall CC Fantasy Cricket‏

Dear Member,
It’s not too late to join Bramhall’s Fantasy League just one week into the new season.
 
Many of you will remember last season’s successful Fantasy Cricket League, where you could devise your team of BCC senior squad players and hope that they would accumulate points through their performances. You pick a 6 player team, which can be updated each week and performances across 1sts, 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and over 40s all count.
The competition is back, and offers cash prize to the best 3 team managers at the end of the season. For more details, to pick and register your side, go to http://bramhall.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk/ . The £10 entry to take part should be paid in person before the end of April to Ruaridh Patel or Ian Milligan so please give to them at this weekend’s games.
To help you on your way, here are the teams selected for this weekend:
1sts Lge home v Marple
Nick Cantello capt
Sam Johnson wkt
Simon Wilkinson
Atiq-uz-Zaman
Danny Lamb
Dale McKay
Jack Harris
Ashley West
Andy Reynolds
Lewis Clarke
Tom Isherwood
2nds Lge away v Marple
Tim Wood capt & wkt
Ed Daber
Ellie Mason
James Day
Tom Drury
Ian Milligan
Paul Addy
Rohit Bedi
Mark Isherwood
Nick Siddall
+1
1sts National Cup home v Maghull
Nick Cantello capt
Sam Johnson wkt
Atiq-uz-Zaman
Danny Lamb
Jack Harris
Andy Reynolds
Lewis Clarke
Ellie Mason
Daniel Woodside
Harry Yarwood
Ian Milligan
3rds 2020 Cup away v Prestbury
Dan Bridgeman capt
Ellie Mason
Kieran Scammell
Phil Duffy
Iain Tittle
Ruaridh Patel
Cameron Yarwood
Archie Tittle
Steve Driscoll
Preyesh Patel
+1
Good luck with your Fantasy Team and start picking!

Best Wishes,
Bramhall C.C.

Fundraising

Dear Member,

The club is planning on holding 2/3 fundraising events this year, with proceeds going to key areas such as junior development and clubhouse improvements. To achieve this the club needs prizes donated for our planned raffles and events. In the past, a good offering of prizes has been shown to raise a lot more money for club funds at our events.

As you can understand it is difficult for just a couple of individuals to go out and try and find prizes so the club would really appreciate your help.

– You may have personal contacts, links to beauty salons, hairdressers, local pubs or restaurants. Maybe you could ask them to donate a voucher?

– Are you a football season ticketholder, or a member of another sports club/gym – could they offer tickets, a voucher or free passes?

– Do you have friends or family that own their own business – maybe they could donate something?

Hampers, vouchers, tickets, bottles of something……. and signed sports memorabilia are always popular prizes but any suitable product you can donate would be much appreciated.

If you can help please get in touch, or drop your prize in at the club (there is always a committee member around). Chris Heppell is planning the events, and you can contact him on 07717363354 or by email heppsy@hotmail.com.

Alternatively if you don’t know Chris feel free to get in contact with Ian Milligan (079461 10953) or Dan Bridgeman (07798 583605).

Best Wishes,

Bramhall C.C.

Bramhall Cricket Club Weekly Newsletter‏

Dear Member,

 

Welcome to the first regular weekly Bramhall CC newsletter of the 2015 season.

 

Results

 

The 1st XI lost a close game at Chester Boughton Hall on Saturday, by 3 wickets with 7 balls remaining. After winning the toss, skipper Nick Cantello chose to bat on a dry surface surrounded by a quick outfield. Debutant Atiq Uz-Zaman helped to make an unusually quick start for the Beavers, rattling up 40 from 34 balls before falling with the score at 49-2. Daniel Lamb, at 3, contributed a solid 56, and new Aussie Dale McKay got 36. With Cantello watching helplessly at the other end, however, the Beavers lost 3 wickets in 3 balls to leave them struggling at 160-6, and then 179-7. However, Rupes Kitzinger (35) provided excellent support to his patient captain as the pair added 55 for the 8th wicket and to bring an end of innings score of 243-9 from the 55 overs.

The hosts did have things all their own way with the bat, however. In between the boundaries of a stand of 71, the openers survived chances and close calls whilst Bramhall felt the cricketing gods were conspiring against them. However, the famous Beaver spirit was in evidence as the bowlers started to slow the scoring rate, and wickets began to fall – aided by a stunning catch at mid-off from Uz-Zaman. At 206-7, and still requiring a run a ball, Bramhall sensed that victory was a distinct possibility, but a strong 8th wicket stand saw Chester home in the 54th over.

An 11 point haul was a decent return from a good performance against one of the league’s strongest sides, but the Beavers might feel that they were very close to taking 25 points back to Church Lane.

 

With a 2nd XI unrecognisable from last year’s promotion-winning side, Bramhall were in for a tough start to life in the Prem against Chester BH, who finished in the top 4 last year.

On a glorious opening day at Church Lane, and with the track looking as good as it ever has for April, Chester won the toss and put Bramhall in to bat. Early shortcomings left Bramhall struggling at 25-3 but the ship was steadied by diligent innings from Dan Woodside and Ellie Mason (making her 2nd XI debut). Despite getting set, both eventually fell – Ellie to an LBW and Dan to a fantastic catch highlighting the leap in standard this year.

Regular wickets fell from there despite resistance from Ruaridh Patel, who was supported by the likes of Dan Rothel and and Ross Pedder (another debutant). As the overs ticked by, Ruaridh closed in on a maiden 50 and completed it with the final ball of the innings, leaving Bramhall with a defendable 145-8.

Chester’s innings got off to a slow start before a dropped catch in the slips allowed their opener to accelerate the score with a rapid 41. From there on it looked like Chester’s day until Danny Woodside picked up an LBW and Martin Souter took the ball. Chester began to lose quick wickets and, with Tom Drury tying up an end, lost regular wickets to find themselves 7 down and still needing 30 runs. 

Unfortunately the Beavers didn’t have the fire power to blast through the tail end and Chester eventually crawled over the line. Martin Souter was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 6-23 off 14 overs.

 

The 3rd XI won fairly comfortably in their first of three group T20 cup games, against Urmston 4ths. Choosing to bat, Danny Woodside and Ellie Mason set about the bowling to put on 65 at 9 an over both finishing on 38 in just 23 and 25 balls respectively. Craig Johnson and Paul Addy kept up the momentum with Bramhall finishing on a healthy 155 for 6 off their 20 overs. In reply Declan Scammell bowled a tight 4 over spell for 16 runs, Sam Baker picked up 2 wickets followed by 2 more each from Daniel, Ellie and Tom Mason who was probably the pick of the bowlers and also claimed a run out. Rohit Bedi also picked up a wicket on debut and helped Urmston to finish on 125 all out in the 19th over.

 

 

This week’s Performance of the Week is awarded to Martin Souter for his excellent spell defending a modest total. A special mention goes to Ruaridh Patel for an excellent innings in adversity and completing his maiden senior 50.  

 

 

Fixtures

 

On Saturday, we see have another double header with the 1st and 2nd teams both up against Marple. This week, the 1sts are the home side, starting at 12.30pm, and the 2nds play at Bowden Lane for their 1pm start.

Sunday sees the 1st XI again take the field at Church Lane, as they host Merseyside’s Maghull in the first round of the 2015 ECB National Club Championship, starting at 1pm.

The 3rd XI play at Prestbury on Sunday, in the second of their cup group games, at 2pm.

Junior fixtures begin to pick up from this weekend, with the U11s potentially with 2 games on Sunday morning – one home to Woodford, and one away to Stockport Trinity – and the U15s host Stockport Georgians.

The U11s also have a fixture against Heaton Mersey next Tuesday.

 

 

Other News

 

– Matt Hughes made his 1st class debut for Oxford MCCU against Surreylast week, gained widespread news coverage by being the bowler(!) whose first delivery Kevin Pietersen went to his hundred off, before then opening his shoulders a little more in Matt’s next few overs!

 Congratulations to:

– Matt Madeira for getting into the Cheshire u12s squad

– Lewis Clarke completing the first of two trial days for the North of England u15s squad

– Emma Lamb touring Sri Lanka with England u19s Ladies

 

Match Sponsorship Opportunity this weekend

This Saturday’s home 1st team league game v Marple is available for match sponsorship which for £80 provides special sponsor cricket teas for 4 people, unlimited refreshments and awarding the player of the match. Please contact Ian asap atianmilligan62@tiscali.co.uk or 07946 110953

 

 

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Best Wishes,
 
Bramhall C.C.

BCC Fantasy Cricket‏‏

Many of you will remember last season’s successful Fantasy Cricket League, where you could devise your team of BCC senior squad players and hope that they would accumulate points through their performances. You pick a 6 player team, which can be updated each week and performances across 1sts, 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and over 40s all count.

The competition is back, and offers cash prize to the best 3 team managers at the end of the season. For more details, to pick and register your side, go to http://bramhall.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk . The £10 entry to take part should be paid in person before the end of April to Ruaridh Patel or Ian Milligan.

First matches and points available start this weekend and to help you on your way, so don’t miss out and here are the teams selected:

1sts Lge v Chester BH
Nick Cantello capt
Sam Johnson wkt
Simon Wilkinson
Atiq-uz-Zaman
Danny Lamb
Dale McKay
Jack Harris
Ashley West
Andy Reynolds
Lewis Clarke
Rupes Kitzinger

2nds Lge v Chester BH
Tim Wood capt & wkt
Ed Daber
Martin Souter
Daniel Woodside
Ellie Mason
Ross Pedder
Ruaridh Patel
Phil Duffy
Dan Rothel
James Day
Tom Drury

3rds 2020 v Urmston
Ian Milligan capt
Craig Johnson
Ellie Mason
Mark Isherwood
Paul Addy
Tom Mason
Kieran Scammell
Rohit Bedi
Declan Scammell
Sam Baker
+1

Good luck with your Fantasy Team and start picking!


Best Wishes,

Bramhall C.C.

First Weekend of the 2015 Season & BCC Fantasy Cricket‏

Dear Member,

Ahead of the regular start of season email that will be sent out shortly, we just wanted to let you know what is happening in the next few days.

Thursday evening sees senior outdoor training, which usually gets going shortly after 5pm. The dry weather means that players should be able to get out on the square, and with important opening weekend fixtures on Saturday & Sunday, it’s possibly your last opportunity to get in some crucial batting, bowling and fielding training. After training, there will be a pre-season chat in the clubhouse with team captains.

Friday sees junior training continue after last week’s popular registration evening, and includes a BBQ with the bar also open/

Saturday sees the 1st XI travel to Chester Boughton Hall in a tricky opening fixture, whilst the 2nd XI also play CBH, hosting them at Church Lane. With both of our Saturday sides now in their respective Premier Divisions, your support is appreciated more than ever. The 1st XI game starts at 12.30pm, and the 2nd XI game at 1pm.

Sunday sees the 3rd XI host an Urmston 4th XI at Church Lane, with the game starting at 2pm.
The Juniors also start their season on Sunday, with the Under 11s away at Prestbury at 10am, and the Under 13s hosting Hyde at Church Lane at 09.30am.

BCC Fantasy Cricket

Many of you will remember last season’s successful Fantasy Cricket League, where you could devise your team of BCC senior squad players and hope that they would accumulate points through their performances. The competition is back, and offers another cash prize to the best team managers at the end of the season. For more details, to pick and register your side, go to http://bramhall.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk . The £10 entry to take part should be paid in person asap to Ruaridh Patel or Ian Milligan.

Good luck with your Fantasy Team, and we look forward to seeing you at Church Lane over the weekend – either playing or enjoying the cricket!


Best Wishes

Bramhall C.C.

Bramhall CC – Match Sponsorship 2015‏

Dear Member,

Across the last couple of seasons, match sponsorship has become an increasingly popular way of supporting the club across our 5 senior teams. As well as making a useful contribution towards match day costs (balls, umpires, etc), it provides a welcome boost for the players knowing that they have an extra level of support and interest from our club members.

For sponsors, it’s an enjoyable experience both watching some good cricket at Church Lane and enjoying some quality food and drink hospitality for themselves and guests then presenting the Player of the Match award.

It would be brilliant if we could provide sponsorship across all senior home fixtures. With the 1sts, 2nds and 3rds all in their respective top Premier divisions, there is some high quality cricket on offer along with the relaxed environment of 4ths and over 40s. Please contact Ian at ianmilligan62@tiscali.co.uk or 07946 110953 asap if you would like to sponsor a match or two. The home fixtures are attached and below (along with all current senior fixtures – to be added to based on cups progress). Sponsor packages are also set out below.

Sponsor Rates

League
1sts (Sat) £80 Match day ‘sponsor’ teas for 4 people, unlimited refreshments from bar and teas/coffees, player of match presentation
2nds (Sat) £60 Match day ‘sponsor’ teas for 4 people, unlimited refreshments from bar and teas/coffees, player of match presentation
3rds (Sun) £40 Match day ‘sponsor’ teas for 3 people, unlimited refreshments from bar and teas/coffees, player of match presentation
4th (Sun) £30 Match day ‘sponsor’ teas for 3 people, unlimited refreshments from bar and teas/coffees, player of match presentation

Cups
1sts National & Cheshire (Sun) £70 Match day ‘sponsor’ teas for 4 people, unlimited refreshments from bar and teas/coffees, player of match presentation
1sts T20 (Thurs evening) £50 Unlimited refreshments for 3 people from bar and teas/coffees, player of match presentation
2nds T20 (Tues evening) £40 Unlimited refreshments for 3 people from bar and teas/coffees, player of match presentation
3rds T20 (Sun, B Hol Mon) £30 Unlimited refreshments for 3 people from bar and teas/coffees, player of match presentation
O40s T20 (Wed) £30 Supper and unlimited refreshments for 3 people from bar and teas/coffees, player of match presentation

There will be a reduction of £10 on the second fixture for anyone sponsoring two Sat league and / or 1st team Sun cup fixtures and £5 for anyone sponsoring two Sun league and / or any T20 cup fixtures.

From the club and all players, thank you for your support and the first two fixtures available are this Saturday’s 2nds home league game v Chester Boughton Hall (1pm start) and Sunday’s 3rds home T20 cup game v Urmston (2pm start).


Best Wishes,

Bramhall C.C.

Bramhall CC 2015 Season Home Senior Fixtures for Sponsorship Latest

BCC 2015 Senior Fixtures Latest

A busy Sunday at Bramhall Cricket Club‏

Dear Member,

This Sunday sees the vital Manchester derby being played, kicking off at 4pm.
We welcome members, family and friends to the clubhouse to watch the big match on our big screen. The bar will be open, and there should be a great family atmosphere.
There should also be a chance to watch some of the final round of The Masters golf after the footy.
Speaking of golf, the club’s Golf Day is taking place on Sunday morning at Shrigley Hall (with the golfers heading back to Church Lane after their round).
Anyone tempted to join the Golf Day at the last minute can still do so by contacting Dan Bridgeman at daniel@midshirenorth.co.uk or 07798 583605. It’s an early start at Shrigley Hall, £35 inc. bacon sandwiches and prizes).
Look forward to seeing you on Sunday, either at Shrigley Hall, Church Lane, or both.

Kind Regards,
Bramhall C.C.
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