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19 Jul 2014 : Eversley U7's stars of the future!
Eversley U7's stars of the future!18 July 2014 will go down in the records as the first ever U7's fixture played on the hallowed square at Eversley CC with many thanks to Derek Budd for preparing a perfect wicket.

Our visitors were Sonning CC, another club with a strong U7's squad, and the Eversley boys recorded a win!

Under Kevin Smith's terrific coaching and guidance the squad have developed their skills and will be a team to be reckoned with over the coming years. 

07 Jul 2014 : Great winning streak ends for under 13 Girls
We lost our first game of the season, last Sunday, July 13th, the Cup Final v Basingstoke. Louisa and Amy were unavailable, due to the finals being staged after the school broke up. We gave a debut to Georgia, our star u11, whose only hard ball experience was training last Friday - she fielded really well. And we did!! All the comments since have been about the positivity, performance and professionalism of all our players - a great effort and a performance of which all the players can be proud.
We lost the toss & batted. Nina topscored with an excellent 28 from 35 balls, supported by an innings of 19 from 50 balls from Jess, full of concentration;2 quick cameos from Zara 11 from 11 and Holly 8 from 9; we finished on 99 for 6, a respectable score in the circumstances, but we would have to get them out to win. We came close - a wicket each for Lulu, Emma, Sohini and Abi, who also got a run out, as did Zara.Jessica Head, the Basingstoke captain,  scored 33 not out, hitting the winning runs with 2 overs to spare.
I am proud of the effort and standards our players achieved.
Terry Lynch, Coach & Manager

02 Jul 2014 : U17s reach regional final of Hampshire Kerry Cup
Having beaten Kingsclere in the first round, Eversley U17s put Fleet to the sword amassing 200 without loss (Kieran Thomson 120 no & Jack Ford 61 no) from their 20 overs before restricting Fleet to 146 for 5 from their 20 overs. We believe this was the first ton in junior 20 over cricket for Eversley. We play either Yateley or Basingstoke in the regional final to be played in July. Just two games from the Hampshire final to be played at the Ageas bowl....

09 Jun 2014 : Eversley U9 Spitfires beat Hartley Wintney B by 128 runs

Match Report - U9 Spitfires v Hartley Wintney B

Always a tense ‘derby’ match against our local rivals (well for the adults anyway !), Sunday was a scorcher of a day and the Spitfires obviously aware that it was the anniversary of the D-Day landings and this needed to be celebrated turned in a scorcher of a performance (Spitfires - D–Day – World War 2 – tenuous link, no more I promise !).

Our Captain for the day, Eddie C lost the toss and we were sent into bat on the well known batting paradise that is the Pony Field.  After losing a quick wicket to the second ball of the game, the boys then went on a run of simply fantastic batting scoring a scarcely believable 80 runs of the bat with everybody contributing. Special mention has to go to Captain Eddie who scored 19 including a run of 4, 4, 6, but he was overshadowed by (proud parent moment here) Hugo who scored 32 which included two 6’s and four 4’s. We finished up with a score of 349 for 4 (net 329) which on the Pony Field is nothing short of remarkable.

After a quick drink and cake break (thanks to Cherie Denham for showing us her baking prowess) we started out in the field.  The intensity and momentum we built up in our batting continued and we were taking wickets at regular intervals with Dev A taking 3 wickets and everybody else chipping in with either wickets or run-outs.  At the end of the game Hartley Wintney limped to 251/10 (net 201) and Eversley ‘snuck’ a win by 128 runs.

In fairness to the opposition they were a young side who hadn’t played much cricket but the Spitfires were clinical both with the bat and ball and are turning into a really good side that would give many teams in Division 1 a good game.  All in all, a great team performance and an excellent way for the coach to start his birthday (singing of Happy Birthday by the boys needed a bit of work but hay-ho I don’t coach that).

Thanks for all who helped set-up and made refreshments, four wins out of four so far, let’s keep it going.

Andy South

05 May 2014 : Eversley Win Cove U11 Tournament
Eversley Win Cove U11 Tournament A super performance today by Eversley U11A team to win the Cove 6 aside tournament. The team beat Basingstoke A in a close final with both teams displaying great Cricket. The whole squad performed really well so congratulations to Mark Dickin, Elliot Oates, James Roberts, Jacob Scroby, Andrew Perkin, Jamie Tidbury and Alex Valentine.

23 Mar 2014 : Cricket coaching workshops a great success!
Cricket coaching workshops a great success!The second of this years cricket coaching workshops was held at the Eversley Indoor Cricket Centre on Friday 21 March 2014.

Those attending included Mums and Dads with no cricket experience all the way through to experienced cricketers including current Saturday League captains.

Over the two sessions a total of 17 enthusiastic particiapnts were given an introduction to cricket coaching with practical demonstrations and plenty fun! We were joined in the second workshop by some of the colts and girls who gave the participants the opportunity to practice their coaching skills.

During the workshops we also introduced the ECB coaching cards, an invaluable resource for all coaches, which set out the key coaching points for every batting shot and bowling action, how to keep wicket and fielding best practice including powerful and accuate throws and confident catching.

The sessions were run by a number of the club's experienced coaches and a huge thank you to Terry Lynch and Martin Perkin for giving up their time to plan, prepare and deliver the workshops.

We plan to run further courses in the Autumn and if you would like to find out more please contact Mike Tresise mtresise@lineone.net.

04 Feb 2014 : Eversley CC looking forward to the National Village Cup

Eversley CC is once again looking forward competing in the National Village Cup, the 42nd year the competition has been run.

This year is set to be bigger and better and n
o other amateur cricket competition possesses such heritage, with even the smallest of teams able to win their way to the Lord’s final.

In 2014, the competition is embracing the digital age and bringing this traditional annual event up-to-date, starting with the live draw this Friday (7th February) at 11am on the Twitter account @thecricketermag.

So make sure you follow @thecricketermag to catch all the action, and use the hashtag #NVC. You can then immediately access the full fixture list on the website www.thecricketer.com.

22 Jan 2014 : Charles Kingsley's School pupils celebrate year of cricket

The initiative started by Terry Lynch has flourished and is now making the news!

Since January 30 last year, pupils at Charles Kingsley’s Primary School have enjoyed regular cricket lessons at the centre in Fox Lane, Eversley Cross.See the article in

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The school started using the state-of-the-art facilities during term-time so the sport could be taught during the winter as well as the summer.

Last Thursday, girls and boys in Year 4 learnt basic bat and ball techniques as part of their six-week programme.

Steve Bucksey, one of the managers at the cricket centre, said: “The children come over to us every Thursday.

“It is a partnership we have at the school, it is going very well and it runs throughout the school year.

"The school blocks out the centre six weeks at a time so each year group has a turn.

“We have been running fun games for the Year 4 children, with catching and bowling skills to get them prepared to play a game.”

The custom-built indoor cricket centre was opened in January 2010. It is managed on behalf of Eversley Cricket Club by Supersportz Ltd.

Last week, the centre launched a new after-school development programme for girls and boys aged five to 10.

03 Oct 2013 : New Edition of the Laws of Cricket takes effect
New Edition of the Laws of Cricket takes effect New Laws of Cricket come into effect from Tuesday 1 October 2013, as MCC releases the 5th Edition of the 2000 Code - which features some siginificant changes.

The MCC has also launched a new set of animations narrated in English, Hindi and Urdu aimed at helping young players, novices and casual fans develop a greater understanding of the Laws of Cricket. MCC Laws animations

The most high profile change is a new No ball Law (Law 24.6) which makes it a No ball if the bowler breaks the wicket during his delivery stride.

The MCC Committee announced that the Law would be changed in February of this year and the ICC brought the ruling in as a playing regulation for the international summer.

Other changes to the Laws include limiting being out Handled ball to just the striker as he is playing the ball or immediately after; any other illegal handling of the ball by either batsman will be given out as Obstructing the field.

Noteworthy changes to the Laws:

  • A new No ball Law (24.6) making it a No ball if the bowler breaks the wicket during his delivery stride.
  • A batsman with a runner is now protected if he is ‘stumped’ off a No ball. Previously, he would have been out run out.
  • The moment at which a batsman can be out Handled the ball has been limited to when he is playing the ball or its immediate aftermath, i.e. when defending his wicket. Consequently, only the striker can be out this way. Any subsequent handling by either batsman will be subject to Obstructing the field.
  • Hit the ball twice – it is no longer possible to score any runs after making a lawful second strike (in defence of his wicket). Previously, runs could be taken after a lawful second strike only after an overthrow had occurred, but this option of run scoring has been removed completely.
  • Practice on the field – players are now allowed to bowl a ball to a fielder as a ‘loosener’, even if it bounces on the ground, as long as it does not waste time or is not being done to damage the ball.

In order to help fans, umpires and officials understand the reasoning behind the Law changes and how they will be implimented, MCC has put together an exhaustive document, which can be viewed on this site.

The previous (4th) Edition of the 2000 Code came into effect in October 2010 and has been in place up to today. The 5th Edition is now available to view on this website, and can be purchased in its traditional pocked-sized blue book format from the Lord's Online Shop.

One of MCC’s most important roles, which it has carried out since the Club’s formation in 1787, is its custodianship of the Laws of Cricket.

Although the International Cricket Council is the global Governing Body for cricket, it still relies on MCC to write and interpret the Laws of Cricket, which are applicable from the village green to the Test arena.

MCC's Laws sub-committee are responsible for the debating, decision making and drafting of the Laws, which are - in turn - passed by MCC's Main Committee, retaining a robust and measured decision-making process.

The U13 boys squads have had a fantastic season and are league winners in all three divisions of the North Hants Youth Cricket League. This is a first for Eversley and as far as I can see is a first in the  NHYCL's history.

All the boys who have played in the three teams this year have excelled and produced fantastic results, pulled games back when the coaches thought they were lost, and have posted some very high scores, winning by some considerable margins in some games. The spirit of cricket is flowing through this age group and games are played with passion and a "never give up" attitude. Well done to all the players.

U13A - Played 12, Won 11, Lost 1
U13B - Played 12, Won 11, Lost 1
U13C - Played 9, Won 7, Won conceded 1, Lost 1

We have had 42 boys play cricket this summer and many have gone on to represent county and district sides this summer.

Rahul Patel - Hampshire CC U13
James Stevens, Ed Martin, Harry Leach - Berkshire CC U13
Jack Surrall, Jordan Spooner, Joe Tucker, Ollie Blease, Ru Whelan - North Hants District U13
William Perkin - North Hants U12
Nathaniel Majakas - Bracknell and Wokingham District U13

A special mention to all the coaches who have helped run the sides this summer; Andrew Martin, Grant Whelan, Paul Martin (winning his first title), Steve Surrall and Richard Howard. Also thanks to Tracey Bone for managing the C side this summer.

I would also like to thank all those who have helped this summer, scoring, umpiring, making teas and generally helping the coaches and managers focus on getting the players prepared for games. We are very grateful for your support.

But the best accomplishment this season is that all the boys have developed as cricketers, and the future looks very promising. As many of the boys move to U15s next season, we will be looking to introduce the boys to adult cricket teams and to take their cricket development further. The season seems too short - roll on 2014!

Graham Spooner
U13 Head Coach