Eversley Cricket Club

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24 Mar 2017 : 2017 Benefit Match

Hello Eversley Cricket Club members,

I'm messaging you today regarding the summer's showpiece benefit match. In previous seasons ECC has welcomed legends of the game and up-and-coming superstars through our guests both the Lashings World XI and Hampshire County CC. The matches we have hosted have increased our standing within the community and provided a great spectacle enjoyed by thousands of on-lookers but they also served the purpose of raising money for the club. Unfortunately in recent years the amount of time and effort put in to hold these matches has not been justified by the funds generated and so the committee took the decision to seek out event sponsors for 2017. 

We have not yet been able to secure the sufficient sponsorship support needed, so the club has decided not to hold a benefit match this summer.

The efforts we have already put in to this years' event have not been in vein as they will now serve as an excellent spring board for a refreshed event next year. With plenty of time to secure the required sponsorship and organise the days events we are confident that the 2018 benefit match will be one of the greatest we have ever done.

Thank you for your time today, if you would like to get involved in the 2018 benefit match either as a volunteer, sponsor or participant then please get in contact with the club committee via the details on the website.

Jon Last

Vice Chairman, Eversley CC


21 Jan 2017 : Can you contribute to your club?

Living in today's society is dominated by paying for services. Your house, your car, your bills and amenities, your cleaning, your schooling, your internet connection, your music, your TV and movies, your food, your phone, your clothing, your news and even your employment. Everything you can think of is delivered, ordered or provided by someone else for a monthly fee. This can lead to some wonderful opportunities but... what if there was more to life than what you can afford?

If you are reading this then you have chosen to spend some of your spare time involved in the greatest sport on the planet, but unfortunately that sport cannot be treated like Netflix... Cricket at its grass roots level is much more than entertainment, it is a community and a way of life. Without dedication and time of generous and talented individuals cricket and other such sports will be turned into a forgotten pass times that you can only experience an hour at a time at expensive gyms where Joe Wicks wannabe's will shout at you to "Hit dat bawl Fasta!!"

At Eversley we are very lucky to have an excellent community spirit and some wonderful individuals who not only keep the club operational but also look to the future and plan for the next generation. These individuals however need your help as some of the important roles that the club needs to continue are currently sitting vacant. For an opportunity not only to contribute to the club's function but also help plan for its future please read the following roles and have a long think about whether you might be right for the job, either right now, or in the near future with some support.


  • The Club Secretary is the communications and record keeping nexus of the club. They are friendly and helpful people who act like old fashioned phone operators connecting members both within the club and organisations who we are associated with.
  • The Club Secretary sits on the main committee and takes minutes of the committee meetings one evening a month.

Fixture Secretary

  • A club person who is excellent at networking and organising, particularly with other cricket clubs. 
  • The fixture secretary is welcome to club committee meetings but is not required to attend. For the colts this role is busy for a few weeks a year but then quiet for the remainder.

Colts Coordinator

  • The team leader of the colts committee. A club member who can help direct and support the volunteers who run the colts section.
  • The colts coordinator attends both the colts committee meetings and the main club committee meetings (once per month each) as a liason between both parts of the club.

Clubmark Officer

  • A club person who is passionate about colts cricket and their influence on the club as a whole. Attentive at paperwork and knowledgeable with policies to help the club adhere with the ECB guidelines.
  • The Clubmark officer is part of the colts committee.

Grounds volunteer(s)

  • Volunteers to assist our head groundsman Chris Last prepare wickets and maintain the upkeep of our beautiful 230 year old home ground.
  • Available weekly throughout the season. No experience or equipment needed.


If you like the sound of any of these roles, regardless of experience or expertise, we would like to hear from you. Please come and find either myself or any other member of the club committee and we will be delighted to talk to you. 

This club is not a service provider where you pay a monthly fee for a convenience, this is something far greater. This club is an opportunity to make your own impact on the world and see genuine efforts rewarded with results. Make a change for the better and get involved with your community,

Jon Last

Vice Chairman of Eversley Cricket Club

jonnylast1986@aol.com; 07881 682005


11 Jan 2017 : A message from the Vice Chairman

Good morning everyone,

I am emailing today for two reasons. The first is as an additional reminder that adult winter training begins this Sunday and the second is regarding club-player communications.


Adult Winter Training

In order to make it easy to track, the costs of winter training this year have been simplified. Rather than £50 up front, with retrospective negotiations if you were not able to attend many, the committee have decided that it will be pay-as-you-play at £5 per training session, regardless of whether you attend 1 session for 10 minutes or all of them for 3 hours. A register will be taken and those who can't pay on the day will be hounded by our very own club bailiff's, you have been warned!!

Similarly to the main club subscriptions, if you have difficulty finding these funds then please contact Scott Sharp discretely who will work with you.

Those who came to the AGM or connect with us on social media will be aware that the club is in need of new players for the adult teams of any and all ability. If you are new to the game, haven't played in some time and are considering a comeback or simply need to try and burn off some Christmas pudding, then please contact Scott Sharp and come along any Sunday for a no-pressure introduction with some of our social cricketers.

Club Communications

We on the committee are aware that, as a club, we can improve our level of interaction with the members. Thanks to the efforts of our Publicity Officer Matt Spooner we now have an excellent regular newsletter that covers many functions and big news items but this is not the end of our ambitions. We are particularly keen to increase the member feedback loop that currently is limited to chit chat over a beer or extended email conversations.

To that end every Sunday after training has finished at 4pm I will be hosting an open forum for all club members, playing or otherwise, to come and discuss the pressing issues or find out about the difficulties and successes going in at the administration level. This will be held in the clubhouse committee room (or the main clubhouse if it is not booked out) and will be an opportunity to raise topics or ask questions not only to inform anyone who comes along but also to allow individuals to bring ideas to me. For any questions or comments I don't have an answer for I will take them away with me and try to bring the responses to the next weeks meeting.

Please note that we have been and will continue to be happy to listen to any ideas or concerns of the members outside of this forum should anyone wish to contact us in private.


Thanks very much for your time today, I hope to see you around Eversley soon!

Jon Last

Vice Chairman, Eversley CC

jonnylast1986@aol.com, 07881 682005

(Scott's details along with those of all other committee members are available on the 'Club Officials' section of the website)

14 Dec 2016 : winter nets

Dear Members,

With Christmas fast approaching , we have winter nets starting on  Sunday the 15th January 1pm till 4pm . please try and attend as many as possible, You can work off some of the xmas pudding.

Merry Christmas

Scott Sharp

Eversley CC

Chairman of cricket

20 Nov 2016 : Eversley CC AGM 5th December 1930

Hello everyone,

I'm emailing today to remind everyone that the Eversley Cricket Club Annual General meeting will be held on Monday the 5th of December starting promptly at 1930 in the club house.

Attached are the draft minutes of the 2015 AGM to be ratified at this meeting and also the Agenda for this years meeting.

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend although I warn you that you might find it a little dull if under the age of 12...

If you will not be attending then you are welcome to send apologies to me, Jon Last, at jonnylast1986@aol.com

Thanks, Jon

Club Secretary

05 Sep 2016 : Eversley Colts Annual Awards evening 2016 - Friday 9th September

Dear all,


Awards evening is fast approaching...look forward to seeing you there!

09 Aug 2016 : *** Cup Final - Eversley U11A's v Farnham - tonight at 6pm ***

Hi all,


Hope holidays are going well


Unfortunately the A's lost our last league match against Farnham on Sunday and now we find ourselves playing them again tonight in the cup final. If you do happen to be around the area and wish to support the boys, I'm sure they could do with as much help as possible. Shall we say that Farnham are a force to be reckoned with!


Farnham Castle Ground, Folly Hill, Farnham GU9 0AU





24 Jul 2016 : Eversley U9s seal 2016 Zooters Cup Champions Title
Eversley U9s seal 2016 Zooters Cup Champions TitleEversley Under9s (Eversley Eagles) won the annual Zooters cup played at Ageas Bowl Stadium, Southampton on 24th July 2016! 

32 clubs from all over Hampshire county took part in this prestigious event.
Our boys won all the three Group matches and the four knockout matches convincingly. 
They defeated last year champions St. Cross Sharks in the finals by 10 runs to lift the Zooters Cup.

Boys totally rocked the ground with excellent display of batting, bowling and fielding.  
All coaches, parents and supporters there felt the thunderous excitement of the whole time. 
Final match was a big battle but our boys mastered the art of keeping composure under pressure and won the match by 10 runs. 

What a display of team work!!! The happiness and pride we feel right now is beyond words. 
Congratulations for the winning Eversley U9 team! 


Krishn Anup
George Bryson
Jonty Denham
Reuben Kirby
Aayan Malik
Isaac Thomas
Henry Vine
Sam White


08 Jun 2016 : Hampshire announce team for Friday 10 June
Hampshire announce team for Friday 10 June

Hampshire announce a terrific lineup for the match against Eversley CC on Friday 10 June

The team to play in the Sean Ervine benefit match is:

Jimmy Adams
Sean Ervine
Shahid Afridi
Tom Alsop
Ryan Stevenson
Liam Dawson
Brad Wheal
Lewis McManus
Joe Weatherley
Mason Crane
Nick Karamouzis

Match starts at 2:30pm 

Meet the players and have some amazing food in the Marquee or come sit on the grass and enjoy the spectacle with your friends and family.

For details on being part of the event as a guest in the Marquee please contact abudge@btinternet.com.


01 Jun 2016 : Eversley V Hampshire



The Eversley squad has been selected for the next Friday's game against Hampshire CCC!

The following members are proud to represent "The Mighty Boars!"

  • Chris Last (Cpt)
  • James Magowan
  • Tom Wright
  • Jack Ford
  • Shane Green
  • Tom Howorth (Wkt)
  • Peter Healy
  • John Turner
  • Matt Salter
  • Lewis Sharp
  • Joe Howorth

Please come down and support your team!!  Looking forward to a great day - as always.