The Cricket Archive from the 2018 Season...
Up to date Cricket results, along with statistics and leage tables are available though the Play Cricket web site at http://oldparkonians.play-cricket.com
Cricket 1st Team, 2017
Information on Cricket
Welcome to the Cricket Club section of the web site.
Probe Investigations UK Ltd now sponsor the Cricket Club - look for their details on the Sponsors' Page.
Old Parkonians CC currently field two league teams.
The 1st and 2nd teams play in the Cheshire Cricket Alliance,
with home games at the Club in Holm Lane.
Match starting time this year is 1:00pm for April's matches and 1.30pm until the final 4 weeks
The Sunday and Mid-week teams play friendly games throughout the season, with home games at the club's ground in Holm Lane.
The Under 9 and Under 13 teams play in the Wirral Junior League, on Sunday mornings at the club.
Practice Sessions take place on at the Club, run by our ECB qualified coaches.
Juniors on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm / Seniors on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm.
For details of the location of Old Parkonians ground at Holm Lane, click here.
Cricket Courses for Juniors
Cheshire County run junior cricket courses between mid-September and mid-November at various locations - the nearest to us being at Birkenhead School.
If anyone is interested then please visit the website http://www.cheshire-cricket-development.org.uk and click on Courses For Children on the left-hand side and at the bottom of that page click on Download Application 2 pages.
(If anyone has any problems with this then give me a call).
These courses are very good and provide great Autumn coaching before our indoor nets start at the beginning of February. I would encourage any Junior to attend.
2018 Season Awards
Congratulations to our award winners for the 2018 Season, as announced at the end of season dinner...
- Chairman's Award – John Orr
- Club Captain's Award (Bob Bell Memorial Shield) - Ben Rees
- 1st XI Batting – David Nedugodan
- 1st XI Bowling - Chris Beckett
- 2nd XI Captain's Award – Alexa Harrison
- 2nd XI Batting – Saad Saeed
- 2nd XI Bowling – Mark Rayner
- Young Player of the Year (Stan Hitchell Memorial Shield) – Nathan Bradshaw
- Duck Bat Award – Greg Lindop/Adam Winstanley
14th July ~ 1st Team vs Heaton Mersey CC
Some pictures from the match against Heaton Mersey - click on an image to see a larger version...
Welcome to the 2018 Cricket Season
From Stew McEwen, Chairman of Cricket
I said something almost the same at this time last year and I’m very pleased to say it again: “New Season, New Division”, well for the First XI that is. Back to Back promotions now see us in the UKFast Cheshire Cricket League Division 3. We can safely say it was a good result following the merger of the Leagues for the 2017 season. Unfortunately the Second XI fell just short of a promotion but all players continued to play with heart and commitment.
I am very pleased that competitive, open age Saturday cricket continues to thrive at Old Parkonians Cricket Club in 2018. Unfortunately the horrendous weather we experienced throughout the Winter, continuing into Spring, has meant a slow start to the season, with the first First XI game postponed, together with many others, until later in the season. However, the Second XI were able to play away at Chester Boughton Hall and came away with a 10 wicket victory with outstanding performances from three players. The postponement of the First XI first game could not be avoided as the preparation of the ground was impossible, with our inability to get the necessary machinery onto the waterlogged ground. Hopefully things will improve but it will many weeks before the water table drops and conditions become ideal for top class cricket to be played. There is an urgent need for players and others to make themselves available when asked to assist with the essential work – please look out for appeals from the Captains and our ever hardworking volunteer grounds people.
For various reasons junior cricket players, coaches and organisers/managers are in short supply. I urge all players and other to think about how they could help revive the interest in our junior cricket efforts. If anyone can make themselves available to contribute please let me or any other member of Committee. Junior cricket is the life blood of the Club and we should do all we can to ensure it continues.
The pre-season social was a resounding success again – many thanks to all the organisers, participants and those who donated prizes, sponsored races and bought horses. It does provide essential funds for the continued running of the Club and improvements to it.
One important development coming soon is the total refurbishment of the road planned for later in May. There will be more news on this provided elsewhere on the website together with the restrictions in place during the work which has been arranged in such a way so that playing will not be affected, other than some changes to access to the Club via the road on just one weekend.
We have continued to recruit new players. Again for 2018, the Sunday Development XI has a full and competitive fixture list and as we have so many players available for selection it is important for those players not selected for a Saturday to make themselves available on Sundays. That said, it remains important for all players to let the Captains know of their availability.
After last season’s success I hope everyone will do their bit to make this season just as successful.
All the best for the new season.
The 2018 Cricket Season fixtures are as shown below. Match starting time this year is 1:00pm until September when we start at 12.30pm.
For results, visit the Play Cricket web site at http://oldparkonians.play-cricket.com
1st XI - UKFast Cheshire Cricket League
|21st April||Appleton CC, Cheshire - 1st XI
Rearranged to 10th June
|28th April||Heaton Mersey CC - 1st XI||Away|
|5th May||Bunbury CC - 1st XI||Home|
|12th May||Wilmslow Wayfarers CC - 1st XI||Away|
|19th May||Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge CC - 1st XI||Home|
|24th May||Wirral CC - 1st XI||Home|
|26th May||Chester County Officers CC - 1st XI||Away|
|9th June||Holmes Chapel CC - 1st XI||Away|
|10th June||Appleton CC, Cheshire - 1st XI||Home|
|16th June||Cholmondeley CC - 1st XI||Home|
|23rd June||Aston CC, Cheshire - 1st XI||Away|
|30th June||Wirral CC - 1st XI||Away|
|7th July||Appleton CC, Cheshire - 1st XI||Away|
|14th July||Heaton Mersey CC - 1st XI||Home|
|21st July||Bunbury CC - 1st XI||Away|
|28th July||Wilmslow Wayfarers CC - 1st XI||Home|
|4th August||Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge CC - 1st XI||Away|
|11th August||Chester County Officers CC - 1st XI||Home|
|18th August||Langley CC, Cheshire - 1st XI||Away|
|25th August||Holmes Chapel CC - 1st XI||Home|
|1st Sept||Cholmondeley CC - 1st XI||Away|
|8th Sept||Aston CC, Cheshire - 1st XI||Home|
|15th Sept||Wirral CC - 1st XI||Home|
2nd XI - UKFast Cheshire Cricket League
|21st April||Chester Boughton Hall CC - 3B XI||Away|
|28th April||Port Sunlight CC - 3rd XI||Home|
|5th May||Irby CC - 3rd XI||Away|
|12th May||Maritime CC - 2nd XI||Home|
|19th May||Saughall CC - 1st XI||Away|
|22nd May||Oxton CC, Cheshire - 3rd XI Academy||Home|
|26th May||Chester County Officers CC - 2nd XI||Home|
|2nd June||Tranmere Victoria CC - 2nd XI||Away|
|9th June||Bromborough CC - 1st XI||Home|
|16th June||Upton CC, Cheshire - 4th XI||Away|
|23th June||Wirral CC - 3rd XI||Home|
|30th June||Wirral CC - 2nd XI||Home|
|7th July||Chester Boughton Hall CC - 3B XI||Home|
|14th July||Port Sunlight CC - 3rd XI||Away|
|21st July||Irby CC - 3rd XI||Home|
|28th July||Maritime CC - 2nd XI||Away|
|4th August||Saughall CC - 1st XI||Home|
|11th August||Chester County Officers CC - 2nd XI||Away|
|18th August||Tranmere Victoria CC - 2nd XI||Home|
|25th August||Bromborough CC - 1st XI||Away|
|1st Sept||Upton CC, Cheshire - 4th XI||Home|
|8th Sept||Wirral CC - 3rd XI||Away|
|15th Sept||Wirral CC - 2nd XI||Away|
Sunday Development Fixtures - All 2:00pm Starts
|13th May||Upton CC, Cheshire - Sunday 1sts||Away|
|20th May||Newsham Park CC - Friendly XI||Home|
|3rd Jun||Upton CC, Cheshire - Sunday 1sts||Home|
|10th Jun||Tranmere Victoria CC - Friendly XI||Home|
|17th Jun||Rainhill CC - Sunday XI||Away|
|1st Jul||Barnton CC - Sunday XI||Away|
|5th Aug||Rainhill CC - Sunday XI||Home|
|19th Aug||Newsham Park CC - Friendly XI||Home|
|2nd Sep||Tranmere Victoria CC - Friendly XI||Away|
- All fixtures may be subject to change nearer the dates by arrangments
|Fixture Secretary||Richie Beckett|
|Club Captain||Chris Beckett|
|2nd XI Captain||David Buey|
|Club Coach Co-ordinator||Stewart Mcewen|
|Child Welfare Officer||Terry Marnick|
|Asst Child Welfare Officer||Mark Colebourne|
|Junior Secretary||Peter Bradshaw|
|Clubmark Co-ordinator||Mark Colebourn|
|Ground Manager||Dave Westwater|
|Association Rep||Terry Marnick|
|Chairman of selectors &