Eversley Cricket Club

Eversley Cricket Club News pages

27 Jan 2016 : Adult winter training
Dear Members,
Just a reminder we have 2 nets available this coming Saturday 9 till 11 am and then we start our winter training on Wednesday 3rd Febuary with the 3's and 4's starting at 7.30 and the 1's and 2's at 8.45. Please can all Adult members both old and new endeavour to attend.
Scott Sharp
Chairman of Cricket

24 Jan 2016 : Use of the ESA facilities


Hello all Eversley CC members,

As the Secretary of the club it is my duty to inform you that the Eversley Sports Association, of which ECC is a member of, have been working hard to generate a code of conduct and amend the policies for the use of our facilities.

Attached is a PDF of an email from Alan Budge of both the ECC and the ESA. Also attached are the agreed to documents that I suggest you read through and bear in mind for future use of the facilities.

The policies and procedures described in the documentation are effective as of today and affect all users. If you have any questions please send them through to me at jonnylast1986@aol.com  and I can forward them to the appropriate ESA representative on your behalf.

Thanks all,

07 Dec 2015 : ECC AGM tonight + ESA Report
Hello everyone,

A final reminder that the ECC AGM is this evening in the Clubhouse beginning at 7:30 sharp. All members are welcome to attend.

Attached is a report from the Chariman of the ESA, Michael Slater. Mick would appreciate it if you would read this prior to the meeting and form any questions ready for his secton of the evening to allow the discussion to be as focussed as possible.

If you cannot attend but have yet to provide me with your apologies then please do so to jonnylast1986@aol.com

Many thanks, Jon Last
ECC Secretary

29 Nov 2015 : 2014 AGM draft minutes
Hello everyone,

Please see attached the draft minutes of the 2014 AGM that will be presented for approval at the 2015 AGM coming up on Monday the 7th of December.

If you were present and feel something has been missed or misrepresented in the minutes please feel free to contact me on jonnylast1986@aol.com

Thanks very much and hope to see you in just over a weeks time.

Jon Last
ECC Secretary 

11 Nov 2015 : ECC AGM 2015 Notification
Hello again,

This time with the attachment!

Jon Last
Eversley Cricket Club Secretary

11 Nov 2015 : ECC AGM 2015 Notification
Hello everyone,

I'm emailing today to provide notification of the Upcoming Annual General Meeting for Eversley Cricket Club. All members are welcome to attend on Monday the 7th of December at 1915 for a 1930 start in the clubhouse.

Attached is the Agenda that includes a list of the nominees for the club officers.

Please send any apologies to jonnylast1986@aol.com

Thanks, Jon
Eversley Cricket Club Secretary

25 Oct 2015 : Update from the Adults Section
Hello Everyone,
I hope you are having a great weekend!  I'm emailing today to update you all on the recent player's supper and the awards and elections that took place as part of the evening.

The evening was hosted by the Frog and Wicket further building our excellent club relationship with both the pub landlords and the brewer Fullers. Remember that the Frog donates money to the club for every Pie eaten so if you are peckish for some pastry remember to head over there. After some excellent food the 2015 season's captains gave a quick summary of their team's performance and then the awards were presented.

The 4 main prestigious club awards went to the following club members:

Player of the Year:  Ben Saville
- Ben's outstanding season with the bat, which included the highest individual total on our new Hundreds honour board in the clubhouse, was capped off with captaining the 2nd XI to promotion up to Thames Valley League Division 3. Ben has been a member of the club for many years and as an ex-first team captain and ex-Lashings organiser has dedicated a huge amount of time and effort to the club over that time. 

Young Player of the Year:  Lewis Sharp
- Despite being the young age of only 18 Lewis has been a member of the club for many years and progressed all the way through the colts set up to be an integral part of the clubs 1st and 2nd team bowling attacks. His consistency and dedication to improving his game is an inspiration to all young players and his efforts to help run and organise the inaugural and successful U19 team this season (playing exciting T20 matches in coloured kits with pink balls) shows a maturity beyond his years.

Performance of the year:  Max Hammond
- Not many people can ever claim to have single-handedly turned a game around but Max is one of those players. His performance for the 4th XI, at the young age of 16, taking 4 wickets in 4 balls stole victory from the jaws of defeat. Quite an effort Max!

Stalwart:  James (Jimmy) Forsythe
- Despite his knees ruling him out of playing for a lot of the summer Jimmy was integral to the running of the club this season. Jimmy helped with Sponsorship, recruitment and a host of other tasks that were not part of his job description. After the season has finished it has also been confirmed that Jimmy is taking over from Phil Wise as fixture secretary as well as learning the clubmark role from Terry Lynch. The definition of the Stalwart award is different depending on who you talk to but everyone knows that the club would be a lesser place without you Jimmy so well deserved.

Club colours:  Rob Saunders
- Rob's first stint with the club during the 2000's found him as a raw talent, full of energy and enthusiasm that occasionally boiled over... After a break from the club due to work, his return in the last few years has been a profitable one and Rob has been a consistent performer bowling a huge number of overs for the 3rd XI taking loads of wickets along the way. Club colours are rarely awarded and are reserved for those who have performed week in, week out for years showing pride in the Eversley badge. Individual awards are handed down from player to player every season but club colours are a permanent award that stand for dedication and excellence. Rob was nominated by a previous colours awardee and club legend Dave Howorth and was elated to receive his braided cap.

The captains for the 2016 season have been confirmed as the following:

1st XI:  Chris Last
- Chris has played in the Eversley 1st XI since he was 17 having come up from the colts so now at the age of 26, despite being fairly young, he has a wealth of experience to draw on as both an opening batsman and off-spinner. Chris is an assistant manager of the grounds section of Reading football club and is responsible for 20+ pitches at their training ground in Arborfield. We are lucky to have him therefore this year working on the Cross Green square as another club legend of 40+ years Derek Budd slowly moves into retirement...

2nd XI:  Ben Saville
- Having got his side promoted this year Ben is looking forward to a higher standard league next year and has challenged all players in his team and any younger players in the teams below to come through and show their talents in 2016. Ben is a senior manager at Microsoft in Reading and in his youth was a national level athlete competing in the Javelin event.

3rd XI:  Rob Saunders
- Rob continues as 3rd team captain for the 2016 season having narrowly missed out on gaining promotion for his team this season. Do not be mistaken into thinking it was due to lack of effort, Rob took a staggering number of wickets for the club this season and if you look at the wicket taking honours board this season you will see his name up there so many times that he himself has been heard describing it as the 'Saunders' board... Rob is a Corporal in the army and has completed several tours including Afghanistan.

4th XI:  Tony Critchley
- Despite an extremely challenging season where Tony spent most weeks calling round trying to recruit players for his side (capping 50+ players over the course of the season...) Tony has agreed again to shepherd the 4XI for the 2016 season. Tony has been a member of Eversley since TV's came in black and white and has a wicket haul that any bowler would be proud of. In 2016 Tony will continue to work with the colts coaches to identify and bring through the future adult players of the club so if you are a young player and want to experience adult cricket then Tony is the man to talk to. Tony works for a medical supplies company when he is not putting in the hours for ECC.

Overall a great evening was had by all those who went and it acted as a great finish to the 2015 season. On behalf of the main club committee I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the club in 2015 either in the colts or adults sections. As with any big club like ours there are still lots of things going on and as we approach the winter training in the next few months a lot of organising and tough work will be required, but I have personally seen some incredible efforts at this club and I have faith that we can be successful in 2016 if we support each other.

One final point to note is that the Eversley CC Annual General Meeting has been scheduled for Monday December the 7th at 1930 in the clubhouse. All club members are welcome so we hope to see you there.

Best regards,

Jon Last
Eversley Cricket Club Secretary
07881 682005

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19 Sep 2015 : Player's Supper & Awards - Friday 23rd October, 7.30 p.m.
Hi Everyone,

We are pleased to announce that the Player's Supper has been arranged for Friday 23rd October, 7.30 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Please put this date in your diary/phone/calendar!

Please join us for the evening to celebrate the successes and achievements of the 2015 season  There are lots of highlights to remember, not least as illustrated by the Honours Boards.

The intention is to have a Fish & Chip type supper - further details and cost will be circulated shortly.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Kind regards,

Scott Sharp
Chairman of Cricket.

06 Aug 2015 : Eversley Under 15s in Sunday morning thriller!
Eversley Under 15s in Sunday morning thriller!

For the second time in just a few weeks the U15s were involved yet another cracker of a game. You may recall a 1 run victory against Fleet in the development squad fixture back in June…read on.

9:30 is a very early start for all concerned but it was hard to see who was most put out, the U15s (not renowned for being early risers) or the parents, with one or two looking like they may have ‘enjoyed’ their Saturday evening a little too much!

Eversley lost the toss and were put in to bat. Ben Martin, who had scored 80 for the Saturday IV XI the day before, quickly got in to his stride. Ben was out with the score on 22, of which he had 21! Ru joined Jack Surrall at the crease and they moved the score on briskly to 49 at which stage Jack was out and Georgia joined Ru. Ru was out for a fluent 34 having dominated the partnership (hogged the strike some may say…) but Georgia then came in to her own. In a couple of excellent partnerships, firstly with Henry South (20) and then Jordan Spooner (12*) she helped put on 80 runs before retiring on 31. A final flourish, including a typically entertaining cameo from Paddy, saw the home team to 161 for 4 in their 20 overs.

In William Kerr Hartley Wintney possess one of the best batters in local Under 15 cricket and he didn’t disappoint in their reply. At the end of the 4th over HW had 52 on the board, he had scored an impressive 43 of just 21 balls, his opening partner at this stage had just 1! Eversley’s bowlers were in danger of getting very sore necks as the ball was despatched to all parts. One or two of the supporters were forced to actually watch the game for fear of being hit! As indeed was Paul, the umpire, when a huge appeal woke him from his slumbers. A disappointed Paddy denied a sure stumping!

Enter Henry South who bowled Kerr with his first ball and went on to take 2 more wickets in an impressive spell of 3 overs; 3 wickets for just 5 runs. Further bowling pressure and some keen fielding from Ollie, Alex Valentine, and somewhat unconventionally, Alex Dobbin, had slowed the scoring down. Eversley back in the game! However, spirited batting from the HW ‘engine room’ and some wayward Eversley bowling (27 runs from wides and no-balls alone) saw HW get ahead of the rate once again. Meakin’s 39 (retired) got them to the last over needing just 6 to win with 4 wickets left.

Ben Martin bowled it and Jack Surrall brought the field in. A hurried single off the first ball followed by a fantastic run out with a direct hit from Ben, then a no-ball which also saw HW scramble another single. Everyone was watching now! The balance had swung back to HW, requiring 2 to win from 4 balls. A single off the next and the scores were level. 3 balls left, swish and a miss, swish and a miss. Final ball, one to win. Swish and a miss, they go for the run but Paddy is quicker and runs out the no 8. Game over, scores level. ECC 161 – 4 HW 161 – 8.

Thanks go to the younger lads from the U13s who stepped up to ensure we had a full XI. Both Alex Valentine and Andrew Perkin played their parts, bowling and fielding particularly well.

A fantastic game and a great way to finish the season. Enjoy the rest of your summer.


01 Jul 2015 : President's Day and Lashings Squads Released
President's Day and Lashings Squads Released

We have entered an exciting July for the club, with several big events with the next few weeks. Please to release the squads for both the annual Presidents Day match along with the Clubs annual Lashing day fixture.

Sunday 5th July

Thursay 9th July

Eversley Cross Green

Eversley Cross Green

Start: 11:30

Start: 14:00

Sunday 1s

President's XI



Alex Davidson

Simon Bell

Alex Davidson

Tino Best

Scott Dyer

Patrick Castleden

Scott Dyer

Philip Defreitas

Jack Ford

Tom Cummings

Jack Ford

Mark Ealham

Sam Glaze

Greg Davis

Sam Glaze

Kirk Edwards

Shane Green

Tim Downes

Shane Green

Gordan Greenidge

Aftab Habib

Simon Edwards

Steve Jordan

Adam Hollioake

Tom Howorth

Gary Ford

Chris Last

Wasim Jaffer

Tino Mutombodzi

Andrew House

James Magowan

Devon Malcolm

Mesh Sayed

Patrick Parkin

Tino Mutombodzi

Tim Paine

Jack Sever

Antony Parson

Mesh Sayed

Chris Schofield

Lewis Sharp

Taipwa Mufudza

Jack Sever

Owais Shah

Lewis Sharp

Alex Tudor

Joe Tucker


The Presidents day fixture will be an all-day match starting at 11:30 with lunch and teas intervals at 13:45-14:30 and 16:30-17:00 respectively. All club members are welcome and the bar will be open.


The Lashing Fixture will be a 14:00 start with lots planned for the whole day please all are welcome. For more details or to book a table in the Marquee please contact: Tracy Reis on 07881 783200 / tracy.reis@ntlworld.com or Alan Budge on 07904 949798 / abudge@btinternet.com