Great Chart Cricket Club

 
 
 

Welcome to Great Chart Cricket Club

We are a family orientated village cricket club, based in Ashford, Kent.

The club currently runs 3 senior teams and 3 Colts teams for Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s.

We welcome new playing members of all abilities.

Social members are also very welcome.

Please see our membership section for further details.

 
   
 
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Boot Fair Dates
Monday 31st August
Sunday 4th October
Help always needed, please see list on noticeboard at club.
Diary Dates
Saturday 1st August Summer Ball 7.30pm.Tickets available now, see committee member or email gcccsocial@gmail.com.
Saturday 7th November Bonfire celebrations. Best guy competition.




 
   
 
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Latest Chairman's Blog  - Nigel Champion

 

Hello everyone,

The U15’s have won a couple games quite convincingly recently with a maiden 50 for Matt Ball (congratulations Matt) and a 50 for Jack Hardy (well done Jack). Unfortunately the U13’s weren't able to secure a win despite a greatly improved performance against a very strong team. As we are now towards the end of the Colts season I hope the kids continue to play cricket as often as they can, particularly those junior members who are able to play in the adult teams.

 Unfortunately all three adult teams lost the weekend before last. The Saturday side played Bilsington , who were looking for revenge following their defeat at Great Chart a few weeks ago. Batting first we really didn't get going and lost wickets on a regular basis with several, including me, contributing to our own downfall. The upshot was that we didn't get nearly enough runs. That said, the way one of their openers batted I don't think it would have mattered if we'd got another 100. It is rarely pleasurable to be the fielding side when someone is smashing the ball to all parts of the ground but I have to say that on this occasion it was slightly different because the quality of the hitting was something else. It was proper batting, not slogging. Both of the Sunday league sides were also on the wrong end of the result. I saw the tail end of the first team game which by that time the required run rate was a bit too high, despite a good start which put us on track at that stage. Despite some good all-round performances, the second team were not able to dominate the game with either bat or ball.

Last weekend saw a complete reversal with us beating the touring side Leavenheath on Friday, which is a notable performance as they are a very good side. It is always an enjoyable fixture against a great bunch enhanced as always by the magnificent catering by the Davis family. The same notable performances were carried on in the two league games with the first team beating close rivals Detling in quite a close low scoring game to consolidate their good position in the league. It was then extremely pleasing that the second team secured their first league win of the season and a convincing one as well, with them winning by nine wickets in a game that was comprehensive victory for our team. I would like to congratulate all teams on what was a fine weekend.

As most of you are aware it's cricket week next week and I look forward to seeing a good number of you and I hope it's a very successful week for the club. I also look forward to seeing you at the summer ball.


Kind regards,

Nigel


 

 

 

 

 






 




 

 
   
 
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