Sat, Nov 10th 2012, 14:11
Next seasons WEPL fixtures are now on our Play Cricket website, go to www.chewmagna.play-cricket.com/home to see who we are playing and when.
I will update this site as soon as the calendar for 2013 has been updated.
Sat, Oct 27th 2012, 21:40
The scorecards and results for the whole of 1987 are now on line. Check the stats for seasons past to get all the info. Look out for R. J. Gibbons 121 not out against Watchet, 7 for 69 by Duncan Read versus Purnells, and 7 for 38 by Tom Gibbons against Wellington.
Thu, Oct 18th 2012, 21:43
The 1982 season First Eleven results have been updated. Have a look and check out the golden oldies. Spike Watkins in the Ones? it's true! Paddy Broderick aged 16 opens the batting !!! True.
Also worth noting the number of games played in those days...ART
Sun, Oct 14th 2012, 09:44
ART will make a big effort over the coming months to complete the archiving of old score books. Currently i have another 14 books to update on to the website. i hope to have this completed by next season.
Mon, Sep 24th 2012, 21:23
This seasons averages are now fully up to date. Have a look at the averages page to see how you did.
Sat, Sep 15th 2012, 18:03
All the averages are now up to date with just 2 games to go.ART
Mon, Aug 27th 2012, 09:39
The Sunday team played Twyford CC from Worcestershire yesterday in a Sunday friendly. The Chew team featuring two U13 players, Fraser Thomas and John Thursby-Pelham, beat the tourists by 63 runs, Ken Mondair top scoring with 62.
Thu, Aug 16th 2012, 19:58
There is a possible Youth Team game at Banwell & Churchill this Sunday, 10am start. At the moment I only have 5 players. If I do not hear from those players I have texted by tomorrow evening (Friday) then I will cancel the game and we will have a practice at Chew Court 10am start on the Sunday morning.
Mon, Aug 13th 2012, 18:25
The club has been offered 2 free tickets to the end of season League dinner which is held at the BAWA Sports Ground Filton. Robert Croft is the guest speaker. The dinner is held every year to present prizes and give the players and officials of all league clubs the chance to meet up at the end of the season.
If you would like to be considered for the free tickets please contact your respective captain.
Mon, Aug 13th 2012, 16:32
The second team lost for the second time in three weeks and with it went any realistic chance of winning the league title. Chasing 154 at Pak Bristolians, Chew came up just three short in the run chase. The game was marred by several on the field incidents involving the two sides.
The Two's would have to win their last two games and hope other results go their way if they are to have any chance of lifting the cup this year.
scores on line soon.
Sun, Jul 1st 2012, 20:11
Chew Magna will play North Petherton in the Semi Final of the Somerset Cup. The date for this game is likely to be the 15th July. More news on this later in the week.
Fri, Jun 29th 2012, 21:08
Chew will face either Temple Cloud or North Petherton in their cup semi final. News on our opponents and the date of the match will be confirmed shortly.
Semi Finals are usually held on a Sunday morning, so July 15th looks a likely date.
Thu, Jun 21st 2012, 20:50
The Under 12 Team practice session is scheduled for this coming Sunday at 10am weather permitting. If the ground is unfit, a cancellation notice will eppear on the website on Sunday morning at 9am.
Mon, Jun 4th 2012, 14:55
There is no Youth Team practice next Sunday 10th as Rhys Thomas is away. There may well be a game v Winford on the 17th, details on this later in the week.
Sun, Jun 3rd 2012, 07:35
Youth team practise is on today, but we aren't able to use the saquare because of last nights rain.
start time 10am as usual
Sun, May 27th 2012, 20:56
The First Eleven won for the third time in a row this week as they crushed Hambrook by 9 wickets on the Common. Chasing just 140, Chew won by nine wickets, Nick Beedell top scoring with 67 no. score on line soon.
Tue, May 15th 2012, 20:09
The new sightscreen has arrived and been assembled. It now has pride of place at the drive end of the ground. Its not as big as the old one, but does the job well, and we hope to get many years service from it.
Tue, May 15th 2012, 20:07
The first youth team training session was well attended this Sunday with 10 players turning up for foirst practise.
The practise sessions will continue each Sunday morning, weather permitting, starting at 10am and finishing at 12 noon. I am hoping to arrange some friendly games towards the end of June and into early July.
Tue, May 15th 2012, 20:05
Can all club members please remember that their subs for this season are now due. The captains of the First & Second XI's will be asking for payment as soon as possible. Rates are printed at the back of the fixture card.
Any players who have not paid by the end of May risk not being selected if suitable replacements are available. ie, you are not guaranteed a game if you do not pay by the end of this month. So please can you give your cheque or cash to your captain this weekend.
Mon, May 7th 2012, 12:52
Todays 2nd team fixture away at Bristol Pakistanis has been cancelled due to this mornings rain.ART
Sun, May 6th 2012, 08:30
The Second team game V Bristol University Staff was cancelled yesterday due to an unfit pitch.ART
Tue, May 1st 2012, 20:21
Chew have been drawn against Dyrham & Hinton in the Preliminary round of the B&D Cup. The fixture is away with a start time of 6pm.
Wed, Apr 25th 2012, 20:00
The club commttee has decided to replace the broken sight screen in the next two weeks. The old one was blown over again at the end of last year, and sustain terminal damage. The new screen will be arriving in a couple of weeks.ART
Sun, Apr 15th 2012, 20:15
The first game of the year was played yesterday with Keynsham hosting a joint first and second team combination at Keynsham CC.
The game was a low scoring affair with Chew bowling out Keynsham for 127, but then slipping to defeat after they were bowled out for 97.
Scores and details on line soon.ART
Sat, Mar 24th 2012, 14:07
We had an impressive 16 players at nets this week.The preseason sessions that are taking place at Chew Valley School Sports Hall from 5:45 until 7pm on Thursdays are the chance to get ready for the coming season. So come along and join the fun.ART
Sun, Mar 11th 2012, 18:27
Sunday fixtures are now on the site. These include 2 pre season friendlies against Keynsham and Stapleton.ART
Sun, Jan 29th 2012, 09:06
One of the rule changes for the coming season will be the reduction in overs allowed per bowler during league games. This will drop from 15 to 12. This and other minor rule changes were voted on at the recent League AGM attended by Rhys and Warren.
Another rule change will be the deduction of points for non attendance at pre, post and mid season meetings...
Thu, Jan 26th 2012, 17:29
The B&D League fixtures have now been added to the web site.
Go to fixtures 2012 and see who we will be playing in the first few games.
The Two'#s have a game on the May Day bank holiday which means they will finish a week earlier than the Ones.
Otherwise everything is pretty much as per normal.ART
Sat, Jan 21st 2012, 23:39
The League fixtures will soon be on line, so check out who where and when you are playingWebmaster
As more old score books get copied onto the site, the stats and averages continue to be updated.
Here is a sort of top ten of all time batsmen and bowlers
First the batsmen who have batted over 300 innings for the club.
Iain Locke; 488 innings, 7,809 runs at 20.13.
Andy Witcombe; 473 innings, 11,621 runs at 27.28
Richard Gatton; 345 innings, 7,609 runs at 24.87
Paul King; 320 innings, 5,302 runs at 19.21
Now the bowlers who have bowled over 1,000 overs
Rhys Thomas; 3,696 overs, 604 wickets at 19.42
Alan Locke; 2,032 overs, 386 wickets at 19.19
Iain Locke; 1,939 overs, 381 wickets at 21.32
Duncan Read; 1,626 overs, 274 wickets at 20.53
Andy Witcombe; 1,713 overs, 339 wickets at 20.79
Dave Filer, 1,238 overs, 254 wickets at 18.62
Ken Mondair 1,162 overs, 284 wickets at 17.05
Gary Filer 1,038 overs, 166 wickets at 22.63
1981 has just been updated from the old score book. Our first season in the second tier of Somerset League cricket did not go well. Even with a decent team, and some good performances, we failed to win a single game. We did manage a couple of winning draws, but we lost most of the other games, including all out for 35 against Ruishton, and all out for 57 versus Kilve.
Not a great season individually, despite 486 runs at 30.38 from Bob Gibbons, and 41 wickets between Rhys Thomas and Alan Locke our opening bowlers.
However, we would be back to the second tier, and it did not take very long.
More results coming soon.
Another year has been added to the archived results. This time it's 1980.
A long time ago now, but a season to remember, while you still can!
Anyone remember our embarassing exit from the village knock out at Tormarton? Johnny Wilkinson's migraine and all? How about Bob Gibbons' 94 not out against Evercreech? More jug avoidance from the silver haired veteren. Or maybe the now infamous Somerset Cup match at Cleeve which ended in a tie after the last Cleeve batsman was given out for obstructing the field while taking what would have been the winning run off the last ball of the game?
All these results and many more are now recorded for posterity. Enjoy.
A club tour to Devon has been proposed for 2013. Nick Beedell is the main contact for this, so if you are interested please contact Nick.
The dates will be the 22nd to the 26th July. We hope to play 3 games within that 5 day window against Bovey Tracey, Seaton and Ivybridge.
More details to follow.
The year long sports prediction quiz has come to and end and we have a winner.
Congratulations go to Peter Harding who topped the table with an impressive 170 points.
Well done Pete, the £100 cheque is in the post...
In second place with 160 points is Andy White. Andy will receive £50 for his efforts.
Close on his heels was Bruce Palmer with 155 points. Bruce receives £20 for third place.
The club would like to thank everyone who entered and we hope to repeat the quiz starting early in the New Year.
The Golf Day photos have now finally been uploaded to the gallery. Sorry for the delay but I thought I had done this ages ago. Apologies all round.
They are located in the gallery under other pictures.
here are a sample:
Left to right, Tom Harding, Tim Sage and Pat Jones brave the early drizzle
on the first tee at Wells.
Relaxing in the club house after a rather damp round.
The sun came out just as the last teams came up the 18th...
Once more the club would like to thank Roadstone Tire for sponsoring the event.
CMCC attended the end of season B&D Dinner last night at the BAWA club Southmead. Fourteen players and supporters all decked out in collar and tie ate, drank and had a great time. The evening was MC'd by League Chairman Trevor Crouch, with Tony Hitch handing out the awards.
Robert Croft did the after dinner speaking, but we were all there to see Solly pick up the cup. This confirms our place on the WEPL next season. Silverware for the first time in years.
We even won something in the raffle as Adam Blower picked up a prize from the draw.
The first team on stage at the BAWA with the cup
The Chew players relax with a few lager shandies before the off.
The Pelican hosted the end of season dinner with about 50 players, wives and children attending. Andy and the team put on a three course meal with wine which was fantastic fare. We then had a short comedy interlude from the sage of Knowle, followed by the presentation of the cups for averages and performance.
Everyone agreed it was the perfect way to bring a close to the 2012 season. If anyone has any pictures of the evening please can they e mail them to me as I forgot my camera !
The league dinner and presentation evening is coming up this Friday 19th at the BAWA Club Southmead. Please ensure you have contacted either Warren or Solly re your tickets.
We have booked 14 seats.
The AGM has been moved to a new date. It was initially planned for the 11th October but this date has now been moved to the Monday 29th October, 7:30pm in the club room at the Pelican.
Would all players who intend going to the Bristol & District League dinner on Friday 19th October at the BAWA Club Filton please contact either Pete Solomon or Warren Smith. A deposit of £5 per head is required to secure your place. The speaker at this end of season event is Robert Croft.
We have reserved 14 seats, but need to get our deposits in by the end of September.
With just five events to go the race to win the prediction quiz is as close as ever.
Here are the leading contenders;
Andy White, 140. Pete Harding, 140. Bruce Palmer, 135. Stephen Witcombe, 132. Hannah & Billy, 131. Nigel Brimble, 130. Jonney Allen, 127. Stu Watson, 125. Mike Denning, 125. Andy Bundy, 125. Andy Marshall, 125. Ben Bagnall, 125. Mat Bedford, 122. John Rapps, 121. Neil Ogborne, 121. Marcus Bryan, 121. Andy Childs, 120. Ben White, 120. Andre Allen, 120. David Parsons, 120. Greg Dando, 120. Steve Price, 120.
Last but not least is Pat Hodge with a massive 43 points.
Good luck to all in the last few weeks.
Over 20 photos of the Dyrham & Hinton game have now been uploaded to the site. Here are just a couple. Enjoy.
Pete Solomon in action v Dyrham & Hinton
Dave Blower on his way to 23 not out v Dyrham & Hinton
in our final league game of the season
Stu Watson produced a knock of quality and fire power as Chew defeated Midsomer Norton at Chew Court in this end of season Sunday fixture. Stu blasted a quickfire 70 as Chew chased down 256 to win with 2 balls to spare. scores on line soon.
Stu Watson launching the pig v Midsomer Norton
at Chew Court yesterday
The first team wrapped up the Division One title with another emphatic win at Chew Court this weekend. Not only did they win a low scoring game with Dyrham & Hinton by 4 wickets, but they remained the only team in the league with a 100% record. Played 10 won 10. The first time any Chew side has ever done this. albeit in a very truncated season.
Congratulations go to Pete Solomon and his team on this well deserved achievement. Bristol & North somerset here we come!
scorecard and match report on line now. Pics following shortly.
Sabet Chowdry from the BBC news team bowling at Chew Court last weekend
Another day of rain and storms washed out the First XI at Bristol YMCA yesterday with just 13 overs possible at Golden Hill. A heavy rainstorm ended any hopes of further play leaving Chew on 41 for no wicket.
This latest washout deprived second placed Almondsbury of any chance of catching Chew who will be confirmed as League Champions irrespective of what happens in their last game against Dyrham & Hinton at Chew Court next Saturday.
The Second XI ended the season with an easy win over title chasing Bristol YMCA yesterday at Chew Court. Put in to bat Chew scored 144 for 8 in a rain reduced innings of 40 overs.
YMCA were up against it from the off as the Chew bowlers restricted their scoring opportunities. Williams and Thomas sharing 6 wickets for just 35 runs.
YMCA eventually slumped to 44 all out to all but end their title aspirations.
report and scorecard on line now.
Here are a few dates of upcoming functions for your diary;
The club dinner is confirmed as Sunday 7th October with a 5pm start at the Pelican. Please contact Warren Smith or Pete Solomon for details.
The club AGM is planned for Friday 12th October 7:30 at the Pelican.
The League Dinner is on Friday 19th October at the BAWA club Filton 7:00 start. The club has pre booked 14 places at this event. If you are going you need to pay your £20 to Warren Smith asap.
Mike Denning in action against North Petherton
The halfway winners of the Sports Prediction Competition are as follows
First on a tie braker Bruce Palmer 75 points, Second on a tie braker Dave Hill 75 points and Third David Parsons 70 points also on a tie braker.
Well done to those three players and good luck to the rest of the chasing pack. There are 32 players within 15 points of the leaders, so there is still plenty to play for in the next few months.
Second XI v Chipping Sodbury, Home. Meet at ground 1pm.
I, Locke, P, Jones, T Sage, A, Banks, S, White, J, Williams, B read, R, Thomas, S, Satterswaite, S, Scragg, S, Dustmason.
First XI away to Hanham. 12:45 meet at Hanham.
M Denning, L Bryant, N Beedell, S Watson, C Thompson, A Witcombe, S Locke, R Coombs, K Mondair, R Gatton, D Chasimba.
Second XI to follow
The first team continued their unbeaten run as they won at home against Pak Bristolians. Chasing just 153 to win, Chew looked set for an easy win despite losing Adam Blower with the score on 0. Mike Denning 35 and Stu Watson 60 looked to have set up the win, but a flurry of wickets saw Chew collapse to 130 for 6 before Ken Mondair 15 no. and Rowan Coombs 5 no. steered Chew to victory.
The race to the title isn't over yet though as Almondsbury won again, and will keep pushing us all the way. There are three games left, so two wins from those three should see us up.
Sat 15th, First XI Home to Bristol Asians; Denning, Blower A, Beedell, Watson, Solomon, Blower D, Coombs, Mondair, Hosier, Chasimba, plus 1.
Second XI Away to Bristol Asians; Meet at Pelican 12:30, Witcombe, Gatton, Jones, Locke I, Locke S, Harding, Thomas R, Dawson, Banks, White. plus 1
Sunday, First XI Away to North Petherton, Somerset Cup Semi Final, Denning, Blower, Watson, Dawson, Chasimba, Bryant, Hosier, Thompson, Beedell, Coombs, Mondair.
Sunday U12 V Whitchurch. This game is at present in doubt. The Whitchurch pitch is unfit at the moment, and getting two teams out is becoming a struggle for both sides. Please watch this space for news. The game may have to be moved to Chew Court, or cancelled due to lack of numbers. I will text news as soon as I have more information.
Finally, the club wants to wish Fraser thomas good luck on Sunday when he attends a Somerset CCC Under 12 trial at Brislington. 10:30 start. 2 games finishing at 6pm.
Yesterdays rain washed out both First and Second XI games for 3rd week in a row. Todays Sunday game against Priston will be dependant on the ground drying up a lot in the next few hours. At present the outfield and square are unfit for play, so the U12 practice will have to be cancelled for this week.
There is a game scheduled for next Sunday for the U12's. Away to Whitchurch, 10am start. if you are available for that game please contact Rhys by text. As is usual with away games, please arrange your own transportation.
Whitchurch CC is on Norton Lane just before the
garden centreas you turn off the Wells Rd. For Sat Nav users the post code is BS14 0BT
Todays U12 game V Whitchurch has been cancelled due to the weather. The game on Sunday V Banwell is still on at the moment but the forecast is not good, so check this web site for any further news. I will text the team to confirm whether its on or off as soon as I know on Sunday morning.
First XI V Almondsbury (away) From; M Denning, A Blower, N Beedell, S Watson, P Solomon, D Blower, T Sage, R Coombes, K Mondair, S Hosier, D Chasimba.
Second XI V University Staff (home) A Witcombe, R Gatton, R Thomas, I Locke, S Locke, P Jones, S White, A Banks, A Cutler, B Read, A N Other.
There are two scheduled games this week for the Under 12's.
The first game is on Wednesday 4th at Chew Court, 6pm start V Whitchurch.
The team is as follows: Josh Pitts, Fraser Thomas, Louis Bocock-Grace, Max Heron, John Thursby-Pelham, Elliot Mathews, Ed Harris, James Pyke, James Vipond, Charlie Parry, Lousi Torrible, Harry Mollingham.
Then on Sunday 8th we will be away to Banwell & Churchill 10am start in an attempt to get the game that was scheduled for today played.
The team is as follows: Josh Pitts, Fraser Thomas, Louis Bocock-Grace, Max Heron, John Thursby-Pelham, Elliot Mathews, Ed Harris, James Pyke, Finn Smith, Will Tonkin, Harry Mondair.
I know some of the team are away on a school trip on Wednesday, so if you are down to play in either of the games, and can't make it please contact me by text or e mail (via the contact page on this website)
Hopefully the sun will shine this week...
The rain has beaten us again this week with both first and second team games being rained off at the tea interval this weekend.
The first team were on top at Dyrham & Hinton and the Seconds in charge at home against Bristol Pakistanis when the rain arrived.
The First team have now had 4 matches cancelled due to rain, and the seconds five. This makes it the worst season in living memory. Can someone please make it stop?
Hector Cornelius our loan supporter leaves Chew Court as the rain falls again.
Rare footage of an ageing Pie Thrower at Chew Court this weekend
in the match against bristol Pakistanis.
Mike "Dasher" Denning helped himself to another half century as Chew swept into the semi final of the Somerset Cup at Castle Cary.
After restricting the home side to just 117 for 6 on a good wicket, Mike and opening partner Pete Solomon put on 67 for the first wicket with Mike racing to 58 before being adjudged LBW.
Stuart Watson then compiled a rapid 22 not out as Chew ran out easy winners with 2 overs to spare.
scores on line now.
The U 12 team for this coming Sunday 1st July is as follows;
Elliot Mathews, Ed Harries, Finn Smith, James Pyke, John Thursby-Pelham, Jon Gregory, Josh Pitts, Alex Minter, Fraser Thomas, Louis Bocock-Grace, Max Heron, Will tonkin.
This game is away at Banwell & Churchill. The post code for the ground is BS25 5 NH. (it is close to Churchill lights on the A38)
The start time is 10am, so could everyone please make sure they are at the ground by 09:45 at the latest please. Parents please can you arrange transport for your son. Car sharing could be a possibility if you can arrange it amongst yourselves.
If the weather is bad, I will text everyone I have numbers for, but if in doubt please look at this website prior to leaving. I will put a message on this news page if it is off.
The more parents we have supporting the better! Come on Chew lets get revenge for last weeks defeat!
I am also hopeful of a game on the 4th of July at Chew Magna V Whitchurch. This will be a 6pm meet with a start as soon as possible after that. I will confirm this game with you all this Sunday.
Youth Team practice will be delayed today after last nights rain.
Practice will start at 11 o clock, and finish at 12 noon. Brighter weather is coming in the next hour, but the outfield needs some time to dry. The wicket will be out of bounds today.
Rain washed out both league games yesterday as June continues with its wet and windy theme.
The first team had bowled out YMCA for just 88, and would surely have gome on to victory as they were 29 for 1 when the rain arrived.
The seconds started badly, and at one stage were 15 for 5, but recovered to 170 for 9 before rain arrived.
Both games were abandoned so its as you were for the points average.
Eddie Stowell in action against Nailsea last Sunday
Lee Bryant smashed a quickfire 64 as Chew beat local rivals Purnells in their Somerset cup match yesterday. Chew got off to a great start as Bryant and Denning put on 91 in just 12 overs. The home sides total of 151 for 6 was a little lower than their opening burst suggested, but it proved too much for Purnells who ran out of wickets and time in the gathering gloom as the rain began to fall.
Davis Chasimba picked up 3 for 31 and Nick Beedell 3 for 38 as the visitors crashed out of the cup losing their last 5 wickets for just 27 runs after the two Redwoods had given them a great start.
scorecard on line now.
The U12 team will play Banwell & Chruchill in its first fixture of the season. The game starts at 10am so please can parents ensure their son is at the ground by 9:30am to get ready. There is a £2 match fee for this game. If the weather is bad, I will text all those I have contacts for, and put a notice on the site by 9am Sunday morning.
The latest sports prediction points are as follows:
Bruce Palmer 65, Dave Hill 65, Keith & Joe 60, Neil Ogborne 60, Andy Bundy 60, David Parsons 60, Jennifer Cutler 56, Derek Silkman 56, Andy White 55, Neil Bramall 55, Rob Broady 55, Tim Dando 55, Hannah & Billy 55, Mike Denning 55, Andrew Marshall 55, Richard Berkley 55, Stephen Witcombe 51, John Rapps 51, Taris Gosz 51, Chris Dando 51,
This is just the top 20 , with a further 15 on 50 points and 19 more on 46 and 45 points. So its close at the top with several players in the running for the half way prize with 6 more events to go.
Good luck to everyone!
Yesterdays village cup game versus Wembdon was washed out by the rain and will have to be replayed.
the visitors were struggling at 92 for 6 when after several delays for showers, it was decided to abandon the game.
The replay will be next Sunday at Wembdon.
Ken Mondair bowling during yesterdays village cup match
against Wembdon at Chew Court.
Mike Denning smashed a chanceless maiden century for Chew as the first team crushed Portishead yesterday. Chasing 200 to win, Mike, supported by Adam Blower, Nick Beedell and Stu Watson passed the target with 15 overs to spare. Earlier wickets had been shared around as the visitors totalled a decent 200. But with our batsmen in this form 200 was never enough.
The Seconds also recorded an easy away win at the Lakegrounds. Batting first we scored 223 all out ( Pat Jones 60, Simon White 45). Portishead never really went for the target, hoping the rain would save them. Sadly for them it didn't and after a supurb opening spell by Sam Locke and Joe Williams the game was effectively over. Andy Witcombe picked up 4 for 50 with his reliable offspin.
scores will be on line soon for these games.
Tom Harding hit a maiden century as the Two's racked up a massive 292 for 3 at Chew Court yesterday. Tom scored exactly 100 not out in the final over of the Chew innings.
Hambrook replied with 187 all out.
Scores, pics and report on line now.
Tom Harding in action yesterday at Chew Court
Sam Locke launches the "pig" in his quickfire 43 at Chew Court yesterday.
Chew Magna will play Bristol Asians in the first round of the B&D cup after their win at Dyrham & Hinton in the preliminary round. This game is to be played on Wednesday 30th May at Chew Court.
In the Somerset Minor Cup Chew have been paired with either Bear Flat or Purnells in their second round tie, also at home.
Seven games, seven wins, we are in dreamland here at Chew Court today. Both teams top their respective divisions, and today we have beaten Stapleton in the Village Cup.
match reports and pictures on line now.
Action from yesterdays league match with Failand & Portbury
Chew Magna took advantage of the mass cancellations this weekend, and now top the table having beaten Almondsbury by 2 wickets. Picking up a maximum 26 points from our win puts us 2 points ahead of second place Pak Bristolians who were the other side to win on Saturday. All the other games were cancelled.
Both second XI games were victims of the "drought" so they remain on zero points along with all the other teams as the Monday fixture list was another total washout.
Weather looking poor for the next few days, but better at the weekend (we hope).
The Youth Team training sessions will be starting again this coming Sunday 13th May. 10am until 12 noon at Chew Magna CC, Chew Court.
I have had 3 kind volunteers come forward from the club who have said they will help me out for which I am very grateful.
There will be 3 or 4 sessions over the next month or so leading up to some games against local teams from around the Valley. The age group is U12/13 but anyone under the age of 14 is quite welcome to come along and join the fun.
for more information call Rhys Thomas on 01275 332929 or contact him via this link. firstname.lastname@example.org
Training session at Chew Court last season
Chew Magna CC has been granted Community Sports Club (CASC) status by HMRC. This will make grant applications for ground improvements much easier, and enable to club to claim Gift Aid against any donations we receive.
The First team got the season off to a winning start with a two wicket win over Almondsbury in their opening League fixture of the season. Chasing 98 to win, Chew sneaked over the line with 8 wickets down in a nervy finish.
Shaun Hosier 5 for 19 and Ken Mondair 4 for 30 picked up the wickets while Stu Watson 31 runs and 3 catches added some class to the freezing conditions.
scorecard on line now.
Action from Chew Court as Chew battle the cold and Almondsbury in this seasons opener.
The club is hoping to start the U12 Youth team training mornings again, starting on Sunday May 13th. It is hoped that we will be able to hold 3 or 4 training sessions in May and early June followed by 2 or 3 games against local village sides.
All the training sessions and games will be on Sunday mornings from 10am until about 12 noon.
If you would like to join us and improve your cricket please can you either call Rhys Thomas on 01275 332929 or e mail him via this link. email@example.com
These sessions are dependent on the club finding a couple of younger volunteers to help with the coaching and general organising of the morning. I am hoping to sort this out in the next week. More news will appear here as soon as I have some.
Due to the heavy rain over the last couple days this weekends fixture has been cancelled. To get some last minute practice in, Pete Solomon has booked the Merchant's Academy at Withwood between 4pm and 6pm. Everyone is invited to come along to this last session for some extra practice before the league season starts in two weeks time.
I am hoping that the selection committee will forward the team news for the first league games against Almondsbury (Ones) and University Staff (Two's) next Monday so everyone knows where they are playing.
I will also be bringing the fixture cards for the season to the nets on Saturday, so please come along, get some net time and pick up your fixture cards.
The leaders on 40 points are as follows;
Robert Thompson, Jamie Dawson, Suzi Dixon, Dan Gatton, Andy Bundy, Paul Vowles, Chris Ostler, Neil Ogborne, Andy White, Ed Stowell and David Seymanski.
Close on their heels with 35 points are;
Richard Berkley, Nigel Wedlake, Chris Edwards, Mark Edwards, Pam King and Bob Croker.
Well done to you all, and come on the rest of us who are lagging behind.
Next update will be in May.
The club is looking for some volunteers to come down to the ground this coming Sunday (15th April) to do some ground work to tidy up the pavilion and outfield areas of the ground. So if you can spare 2 or 3 hours from 10am onwards this Sunday, please come along and lend a hand.
Thank you, The Management.
As the season approaches our thoughts turn to new kit. For this season CMCC have teamed up with Globe Sports who are providing our new team shirts.
The club are subsidising these shirts so you get the best deal possible.
So drop in and see Stu Watson in the store or visit the Globe Sports web site and click on the link to Chew Magna which is in a list of clubs on the right hand side of the page. Then click on the club badge to see what is available.
After the first month of competition, the Prediction Quiz has an outright leader.
Bob Croker with 30 points heads the field.
The full list of top 11 places are as follows.
Bob Croker 30, Andy Bundy 25, Paul Vowles, Andy Marshall, Steve Sage, Chris Ostler, Neil Ogborne, Reece Carter, Rachael Hunt, Gerry Oakley and Andy White, all have 20 points.
There is a host of others chasing on 15 points with the rest of the field trailing back to me who has zero! (I'm not alone though)
So keep up to date as we head into February and then March.
Updates will appear at the end of each month as to who is in front.
For those who haven't paid their money yet... we know where you live!
Globe Sports, the sponsors of the B&D CL have announced a discount card scheme for this coming season.
Cards will be available for all members allowing them to receive a 20% discount off their purchases from Globe.
The discount cards will be available at the upcoming net sessions and during the first few friendly games pre season.
There are limited numbers available, so they will be distributed on a first come first served basis, one card per person.
The dates for the pre season nets have been booked at Chew Valley School.
Dates are March 15th, 22nd, 29th. and April 5th. These are all Thursdays.
The start time is 5:45pm to 7:00pm.
The first pre season friendly is on April 14th
The sports prediction quiz is now live as the Aussie Open Tennis and race to the Superbowl are well under way.
If you have not sent your forms in yet, you must do so right now otherwise your January predictions will not be counted.
As each month passes there will be updates on the results of the competitions, and the scores from the top 20 entrants. So keep up to date to see where you are in the table, and whether that half way prize is cominmg your way.
Rumours are rife of a King Ali of Buckingham return to CMCC in 2012
Yes, I believe it
No, it's a load of old tosh
Poll supplied by Cleopatra
“He just didn't quite get his leg over”
Jonathan Agnew (after Botham had spun around - off balance and tried to step over the wicket unsuccessfully)