During the past few years many local cricket clubs have experienced great difficulty in retaining and attracting players; many cricket clubs have folded; times are bleak.
This is true of both Minety and Northleach, we have both struggled to put out teams into the league in recent years and both clubs have had to withdraw from and reenter the league several times. In the 2015 season, Minety had withdrawn from the CDCA league and so the several of their players came and played for Northleach. In 2016 Minety reentered the league, Northleach withdrew through lack of players; the five or six players from Northleach played for Minety. Due to difficulties with Minety’s home ground they choose to play in the Northleach Arena and gained promotion to division two of the CDCA. I bet you can guess what happened next…
At an EGM of Minety CC, it was agreed that the two clubs would combine to form Northleach Town and Minety Cricket Club or Minety and Northleach Town CC (we are still arguing about the name!) and we will be playing at the Northleach Arena!
This is very good news for both cricket clubs – we both have a long history and together perhaps we can make history as a club spanning Gloucestershire and Wiltshire separated by 19 miles.
We will be playing in the Cotswold and District Cricket Association in Division two – Bring on May 2017!
At the end
Unfortunately Northleach Town Cricket Club has had to once again withdraw from the CDCA league due to lack of available players.
NTCC needs a fresh group of players to move the club forward – We have very good facilities, excellent wicket, we just need somebody to use it!
There would be no problem in bringing your own ideas, club structure, committee members, etc – please get in touch so that cricket can once again be played in Northleach.
Please use the contact form on this website to make contact.
Northleach Town CC are pleased to announce that we have team up with SeriousCricket.co.uk to provide an online club shop selling all of our club kit embroidered with our club logo. You even have the option to add your initials and name to the garments you order. The actual logo on the item will not have the white border around it incidently!
Select the NTCC Kit Store from the menu or just click here!
Now get ordering!
Northleach Town Cricket Club v North Cerney Cricket Club
Northleach, bowling first on slow track, were put to the sword by James Buse, who, in typical style belted the ball to every corner of the ground. By the 13 over, when he was bowled by Glen Crompton, the score had amassed to 113 runs.
From that point forward the Northleach bowlers took control; Jake Whitworth, making his league debut, turned in fine figures of 2-27 with Crompton 2-34 and Stuart Hobbs 3-23 being the other notable wicket takers.
The Northleach innings started steadily with Giles Wellman, another debutant, making a fine 23 before the arrival of Glen Crompton. Crompton’s early form, after nearly two years away from the game, was shaky, dropped three times, once from a no-ball. However his timing eventually returned and he treated the crowd to some fine, powerfully hitting which threatened the allotment holders on several occasions. He was eventually out for 95 being with a diving catch by Saunders at mid-wicket.
The rest was left to Tony Gardner and John Robson to steer Northleach through to a hard won, first league victory on our return to the CDCA.
Well done boys!
Full score card will be posted later.
The team will be:
- Tony Gardner
- Glen Crompton
- Flam Wellman
- Giles Wellman
- Gordon Harris
- John Robson
- Jake Whitworth
- James Mulholland
- Stuart Hobbs
- Chris Hanks
Good luck and lets record a win to start the season!
Today we have learnt that Minety CC have withdrawn from the CDCA league.
A sad day as Minety have been in the league for many years; we hope that they will be able to return in the near future.
As a result of their withdrawal, we no longer have fixtures on 20th June or 22 August.
We have had a request from Ashton Keynes CC that our fixtures be reversed so we are now away on Saturday 16th May and at home on 18th July.
The fixture lists and calendar have all been updated to reflect this.
Pre-season nets will be held at Cirencester Leisure Centre on:
- 22nd March @ 5 – 6pm
- 29th March@ 5 – 6pm
- 12 April @ 5 – 6pm
- 19th April @ 5 – 6pm
Costs – Adult £4 and juniors £2
Minety Cricket Club have very kindly agreed to share their net sessions with us so lets all attempt to attend so the costs can met. Payment MUST be made before the net session commences to Minety’s organiser, Malcolm.
No pay, no play!
We now have received the league fixtures for the Cotswold and District Cricket Association, League Division Two.
These can be viewed on the Fixtures page, have been added to the calendar and can also be downloaded.
We kick-off our league season at home to North Cerney Cricket Club on May 2nd. Welcome back league cricket!
For those of your with a smartphone, tablet, etc., did you know that you are able to subscribe to our calendar ensuring that you are always up to date with fixtures and other events? Just hit the subscribe icon on the Calendar page or refer to our friend Google if in doubt.
To ease the burden of collecting match fees and annual subscriptions we are now offering the ability to take payments using PayPal. You do not even need a PayPal account, just a credit or debit card. There is now no excuse for saying, “sorry I am out of cash, I will pay you next week”, just get out your smartphone and pay-up!