Christmas Tree Collection

Dear Member,
Happy New Year and Good Health for 2015.
As we approach the end of the festive season, why not go for the hassle free way of getting rid of your tree and let the Just Helping Charity Xmas Tree Collection collect and recycle it. Just register  your tree online at and make your donation. The 2015 collection will take place on January 10th/11th and we can currently collect from are SK7 and SK8 postcodes.With proceeds going to St Anns Hospice and other local charities, a big thanks to club members who have been busy leafleting the Xmas Tree Collection initiative. Some more volunteers across the Jan 10th/11th collection weekend would be welcome, so if you can help, please register at

Best Wishes

Bramhall CC

Bramhall CC Charity Christmas Tree Collection‏

Dear Member,

Good Morning


As you may, or may not, be aware members of Bramhall Cricket Club will be supporting a charity Christmas tree collection in aid of St Ann’s Hospice and other local organisations.


Unfortunately St Ann’s Hospice are not running the collection this year, therefore we (along with “Just Helping” (registered charity: 1149068)) are running the collection ourselves.


The idea is that 80% of the profits from the collection shall go to St Ann’s Hospice and the remainder distributed to other local organisations.


As a supporter of the event, you are able to nominate local charities/groups/organisations that you think may benefit from our support. The trustees of the charity will then consider the nominations and agree where the remaining funds should be placed.


We are contacting all members and contacts for support, in addition to all of those who took place in such a successful and enjoyable event last year.


Your help and support is very much appreciated.


The process is very simple:


For Leaflet Drops:


·           You need to be available to deliver leaflets (at your leisure) between 27th December and 5th January in the SK7 or SK8 area (we aim to cover Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme, Hazel Grove and Woodford)

·           We need to know how many hours you can commit (a couple of hours should be more than enough to cover a few 100 houses)

·           All under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult (we suggest no more than 4 juniors for each adult.

·           We will arrange for leaflets to be delivered to you and we will allocate you an area to deliver (as close to your home postcode as possible).

·           We will collect all spare leaflets from you after you have delivered them.

·           If anyone can assist with handing out leaflets in Bramhall Village on Saturday 3rd January, then that would also be a big help.


For the Tree Collection:


  • You will need to be available on Saturday 10th January. Dependent on the success, we may need some further volunteers for Sunday 11th.
  • There will be 3 volunteers for each van. 1 driver and 2 “collectors”.
  • We will also need help at the cricket club (cooking breakfast, sorting out Pizza’s and loading trees etc).
  • Please advise as to whether you are able to supply a vehicle – this would be very much appreciated.  If so, we will require details of the make and model of the van, CC and registration number. 
  • We will need copies of the driving licence (photocard) for all drivers. Please email it to ( or text a picture to Mark or Clare.
  • There will be a full Health and Safety briefing on the morning of the event at Bramhall Cricket Club.
  • You will be given a map, showing the location of the trees that have been assigned to your van (within the SK7 & SK8 area). 
  • When trees are collected, they will be dropped off at Bramhall Cricket Club or another local collection point. Pizza’s and refreshments will be supplied to all volunteers.


How do you register:


The process is now much simpler, just click on the link below and follow the prompts to register your availability. Just Helping will then contact you to inform you of the next steps:


If you have any questions, or problems registering, then please call either Clare Hinton or Mark Heppell, who are co-ordinating the event on BCC’s behalf – they will also be in contact nearer the time to reconfirm arrangements:


Clare – 07403 112946

Mark – 07506 410948




If anyone can display posters or leaflets in their place of work, then please let us know.  Additionally, if anyone would like to offer sponsorship (the cost of a hire van or a banner for example) then all contributions are gratefully received.


Please also mention this to your friends, family or anyone else outside of the cricket club that may also want to get involved and follow us/share on Facebook and Twitter:

Please also share the link for the tree collection service itself:


Thanks again for your support – we look forward to making this a tremendous success, and know that it will be a lot of fun, not to mention being able to give something back to our local community.


We look forward to hearing from you.


Kind regards


Bramhall CC Xmas Tree Collection 

Bramhall Cricket Club – News and Diary Dates‏

Dear Member,
Baby Boy
Congratulations to 1st team vice captain Simon Wilkinson and partner Kelly O’Leary on the birth of Reggie early Sunday morning. With Nick Cantello’s wife Aymie due in February, prospects for the under 11’s team in 2025 season look promising!
Diary Dates
Pre Xmas Get Together
Everyone is welcome to a pre Xmas drink in Bramhall at the Vic on Sat, Dec 20th, 5.30 – 8.30. Hope you can join us sometime.
Xmas Trees Collection
Following last years successful and enjoyable campaign, Bramhall CC will be playing it’s part again this Xmas with funds going to St Ann’s Hospice.  Clare Hinton and Mark Heppell are kindly leading this initiative again on behalf of Bramhall CC and we will be teaming up with other local community groups and the Just Helping team. More details will follow shortly on how our adult and junior members can get involved in the leaflet drop and trees collection, the latter taking place Sat Jan 10th.
Winter Indoor Practice
Our senior squads begin their preparation for the 2015 season at Old Trafford Indoor Centre on Tues, Jan 6th, 8 – 9pm with sessions led by Rupes Kitzinger, our level 4 coach. These sessions run each Tues with the final one March 31st.
Our juniors begin their indoor programme a little later with the under 11s (7 – 8), u13s/u15s (8 – 9) at Wilmslow High School starting Fri, Jan 20th and our under 9s, 7 – 8 at Cheadle College starting Fri Jan 27th (tbc). The final indoor session for all juniors is March 27th.
Curry Nite
The first social of 2015 sees us get together Fri, Feb 6th for our popular Curry Nite at Church Lane, when we will be entertained by the opening 6 Nations Rugby Union Championship match between Wales and England.
Quiz Nite
Fri, Feb 20th is our annual Quiz Nite so keep it free and put a team together. Hot food will be available but talent is not a requirement for an enjoyable evening!
Pre Season Working Party Weekend 
With Easter very early in 2015, it’s vital that EVERYONE (seniors and juniors) in the club helps for a couple of hours to get the ground, clubhouse and other facilities ready for the 2015 season. This will be taking place Sat & Sun March 28th and 29th.
First Senior League Games
Not all fixtures are available yet but the 1sts start their Premiership campaign Sat, Apr 18th with a tough but exciting away game v Chester Boughton Hall, last years league runners up and national club T20 champions. The 2nds start their own Premiership campaign after promotion with a double header v Chester BH at home. Our over 40s start off with an away game at Cheadle on Wed, May 6th.
Overseas News
Having led SSGC to the Pakistan minor counties championship earlier this year Atiq-uz-Zaman, our 2015 player coach has recently been coaching them in the Pakistan 1st class cricket championship. Pipped to the final by 2 runs in the semis, they have done well and Atiq is looking forward to the one day tournament in the new year before starting Bramhall training mid Feb.
Just to show that the sun does not always shine in Australia, the Beavers 2015 recruit Dale McKay’s most recent game fell foul of the weather but Dale looks in good nick, standing top of his Hawkesbury club run charts in Sydney 1st Grade.
After a match winning century in last season’s Victoria Premier Final, Travis Dean our player coach from 2012 has continued his fine form into the new season. Currently 3rd highest run scorer across the league, he has 453 runs from 9 matches including four 50s, 125 not out last weekend and an average of 90.
2011 popular player coach Sean O’Neill has also been in the runs lately for East Belmont in the Geelong Cricket League. We look forward to catching up with Sean next summer when he is over for the Ashes series.
Rumour has it that Mat Begbie  was this week spotted at his home town club Wendouree having a gentle first hit! A fair way to go but great to hear Mat has picked up his bat again. Club Vice President Mike Bolger will be heading down under this week and and while meeting up with Mat will present him his Clubman and 1st team Batsman of the Year awards.
Best Wishes
Bramhall CC

Junior Winter Nets – January dates correction

Dear Member,
Correcting the last email with dates for the start of junior training, please note the following:

Junior Winter Indoor Practice
Our juniors begin their indoor programme a little later with the under 11s (7 – 8), u13s/u15s (8 – 9) at Wilmslow High School starting Fri, Jan 23rdand our under 9s, 7 – 8 at Cheadle College starting Fri Jan 30th (tbc). The final indoor session for all juniors is March 27th.
Kind Regards,
Bramhall C.C.

Bramhall CC News – New Signings

New signingsThe club are delighted to announce the following players will be joining Bramhall in 2015:


Atiq will be very familiar to most people at BCC having been our Winter coach over the last 4 years, but we are delighted that he will be joining the club as player coach in 2015. Atiq has represented Pakistan at Test Match level and enjoyed many years of First Class success in his home country. More recently Atiq has dominated bowling attacks in the Northern League with St Annes CC and in Bolton with Westhoughton CC. Not only will Atiq give us fantastic pedigree at the top of the order, but we will benefit even further from his great coaching throughout the Summer, and his top level wicket keeping experience will no doubt be a big help to our young keeper Joe Kershaw who had such a promising debut season.

Dale McKay

Following the remarkable success of Mat Begbie over the past 2 season, we have attracted another Australian of great quality in 22 year old Dale McKay. Dale has a fantastic record in grade cricket for Hawkesbury CC in Sydney, and has also represented New South Wales throughout the junior age groups and most recently the under 23 team. Dale is another top order, heavy scoring batsman, and he topped 1,000 runs for Formby in the Liverpool Competition in 2014. Dale will be taking on the coaching duties performed by Mat last season, and as such will be a big presence around the club and with the junior section as well as the seniors. He really enjoys coaching and developing junior cricketers and will also be available for 121s. He is travelling with his girlfriend Rebecca and we are sure everyone at the club will make them feel very welcome as we always do with our overseas players!

Danny and Emma Lamb

The club are thrilled to announce that Lancashire Academy siblings Danny and Emma Lamb will be staying at Bramhall in 2015. The pair joined halfway through 2015 and have already proved to be brilliant additions to the club. Danny added flair and creativity to the top order, and played some match winning innings in his short time in the side last season. He also took some vital wickets and bowled both hostile and controlled spells depending on the situation of the game. Danny played several games for Lancashire 2nd X1 in 2014, including a 5 wkt haul. He will be looking to dominate in the Premier League and continue his great progress next year. Emma slotted in at the top of the 2nd team batting order effortlessly, and looked at home against all types of bowling. With our second team back in the Prem, she will be looking forward to the opportunity of testing herself in a better standard this season and will hopefully be pushing for a 1st team spot. Emma plays a whole host of representative cricket for Lancashire and is also an England Academy player.

Mat Begbie continues to recover from his illness, and the club offer our full support to him and his family. He will be greatly missed not only off the field, but of course on it, where his batting carried the club to our highest ever Premier League finish.

Matt Jamieson has also called time on his days as a Beaver. Matt joined us in 2011, and had some real success, particularly as an opening batsman in 2012 and 2013. He will be fondly remembered for many reasons, not least his often bizarre behaviour! His 119 not out against Oxton last year in a double century partnership with Nick Cantello was a major highlight of the season.

Vishal Tripathi has also decided to return to his home club Burnley. Vishal joined us last year and had some success both with bat and ball, as well as giving us some invaluable experience. We wish him well in the future.

Senior indoor practice will again be at Old Trafford from Jan to March, with the first session 8 – 9pm on January 6th.
Meanwhile, we shall be meeting at the Vic in Bramhall for pre Xmas drinks on Sat December 20th between 5.30 – 8.30. Everyone welcome so hope you can drop in for an hour.
Kind Regards,
Bramhall C.C.

CRY screening Opportunity for Bramhall CC Members‏

Dear BCC Member,
Please find attached a Heart Screening opportunity next February for 14-35 year olds.
Fortunately, heart disease amongst this age group is fairly rare but as a result, screenings are not that prevalent. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please make direct contact with the organisers.
Best wishes
Bramhall C.C.

100 Club Results

Here are the 100 club results for October and November 2014.

If you would like to join the 100 Club and help bring much-needed funds into the club please contact Les Williams, It’s only £4 per month.


1st Prize – John Ormiston £46

2nd Prize – Brent Wilkinson £18.40

3rd Prize – Jenny Rickson  £9.20


November: Annual Accumulator

Terry Daniels £110.40

Iain Tittle £110.4



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