THE SEASON SO FAR - 12th June 2017
A third of the way through the season, I thought it would be a great time for an update on the Club in its 2017 season.
A mixed year on the pitch has been offset by some great developments at the Club off the pitch. Nowhere is this more so than in the great works which have been undertaken by Danny Brooker since he took over the Bar and Kitchen franchise at Christmas.
Yes, it has only been six short months, the changes are stunning. Gone is the falling down clubhouse, now we have a new hall, a refurbished bar with new fittings, furniture, carpet and two big screen TV’s. The main hall has been completely refurbished and is now regularly sold out for functions, with first class food available on a Friday evening and for Sunday dinner. PS / Don’t forget that members can hire the function room 4 FREE.
Add to that the new showers, the new seating area outside the front of the clubhouse and the refurbished kitchen and it all goes to show how far we’ve come. In terms of membership, 2017 has seen the club welcome a large number of new players and members, and we hope that they will see that we are a great family club and that they are more than welcome. They are part of our wider family now too of course !
Mixed fortunes so far on the pitch, undoubtedly the highlight is the Club 1st XI, as at 12/6 they sit proudly at the top of the league under the guidance of Captain Sam Pope, and his assistant Chris Wood. The 2nd XI are having a slightly harder start under the experienced guidance of Mick Lear and Dave Heywood, but it is a real pleasure to report the growing strength of the 3rd XI and the gritty nature of their performances under skipper Arry Nelson and his trusty no#2, Liam Harrison.
So we push on for the middle of the season, and might I take the opportunity of thanking all those who have made themselves available for selection thus far, and also ask those who have missed a number of games to get back playing for the club – we will really need to big push coming up to remain as competitive as possible.
Come on you Shoots !! We’re getting stronger and bouncing back in 2017.
2017 SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW DUE - 7th April 2017
Thats right folks, this years annual subscriptions are now due. Just as a reminder, the following levels are applicable for the 2017 season ;
ADULT PLAYING MEMBER - £120 (£60 in the first season)
STUDENTS / PENSIONERS / UB40 - £50
SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP - £50 (£25 in the first season)
As many of you are aware who been up the club in the last couple of months, the clubhouse has been transformed from being a run-down hovel – to be honest – and now has a new bar, been completely redecorated with new furniture, redecorated toilets – new hall fittings and lighting a re-equipped kitchen which has just received its 5* certification from the Council. The latest development has been the building of an outside decked area in front of clubhouse which come the summer will be an absolutely fabulous vantage point. I’m sure that you will agree with me that Danny has done a wonderful job since taking over the clubhouse.
Further works are already underway to clear out all the junk from the back corridors, redecorate and retile the showers, repaint the corridors and changing rooms, re-introduce separate changing facilities for umpires / referees plus make better use of the medical room.
However, even with Danny’s support, the cost of doing all these works is substantial. On top of that keeping the grounds maintained by Sam to what can only be described as higher and higher standards plus clearing down our historical debts, which are steadily reducing means that we must all make sure that we are upto date with our subscriptions and that the Association has a steady income of monies to meet these costs.
Cheques should be made payable to “Shooters Hill Sports & Social Club” and sent to the clubhouse at Mayday Gardens for the attention Brian Newman, or handed to him asap. I’m also sure that Brian will support any efforts which you may want to enter into the pay this sum weekly on top of match fees if it helps.
IDENTITY PRINT SIGN AS NEW SHOOTS SPONSOR – 5th April 2017
Thats right folks- another new sponsor has joined the Shoots family. The club would like to officially welcome Mick Mallion and his team at Identity on board. Identity are a family run printer based in Paddock Wood, printing for amongst others UEFA. They print the UEFA annual official case bound limited edition books for both the Champions League and the Europa League.
This year they have kindly printed our 2017 Fixture Card & Club Handbook which is now available for all members. So if you need a job printing, give Mick and his team a call on 01892 837989.
Mick is himself a keen sportsman, having played quite a bit of Rugby in his day for Tunbridge Wells. Nowadays he prefers the more leisurely pursuits of the local curry house. BUT, serious negotiations are underway, and rumour has it that Mick may turn out and play a game of cricket for us on a Sunday afternoon this season.
In fact, given the number of sponsors which we have, there is some discussion which might see a Sponsors XI take the field in the 2018 season to play our Sunday side. (More to follow.)
Welcome and thanks to Mick and Identity.
NEW PLAYERS WANTED & WELCOME – 24th February 2017
Already a successful club, Shooters Hill Cricket Club is a leading community sports club covering the Royal Borough of Greenwich. First class facilities include outdoor nets, bowling machines, wicket covers and multiple sightscreens.
The club is always on the lookout for more players at all levels. We are an open family club, with 3 Saturday teams, which we hope in time can grow to 4 sides, playing Kent League Cricket, and a successful friendly Sunday cricket culture. I am glad to report that this pre-season has already yielded a number of new players, but as always we want more to come and join our family.
In the first instance please contact Andy Bruguier on 07850 204040 or Micky o’Callaghan on 07761 833701. We are currently holding pre-season net training at Corelli College in Kidbrooke every Wednesday from 7 to 9pm – come along and join us – you’re more than welcome.
JP AUTOS - NEW 2017/2018 SHIRT - KIT REVEALED - 13th February 2017 (updated 15th February 2017)
Here's it is - the new 2017 top, with the new kit sponsors JP Autos logo emblazoned across it.
Because the club recognizes that new kit is expensive, and thanks to Jamie Priestmann, our new sponsor, the new 2017 shirt is available to all players for an unbelievable price of £15 each.
We are looking to order 40 shirts in the pre-season, so that they will be available prior to the start of the season. In order to do so with some accuracy, we need to know from you what size shirt you would like. These shirts are from Cook & Matthews, and will be an updated version of an existing Surridge tops. (So great quality and generous sizing.)
Please respond back asap, the first 40 will get what they want. Beyond that number the price could rise up to the full price. So get in quick – don’t wait – ACT NOW !
PRE-SEASON TRAINING UNDERWAY - 10th February 2017
Nets are back and underway everyone. Get yourselves ready and raring to go for the new season. We are up at Corelli College every Wednesday from 7-8, perhaps 9pm.
LEADING DESIGNER PARKHOUSE EVANS SPONSORS SHOOTS! -22nd January2017
Another day – another new sponsor at the Shoots for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
We are delighted to announce that design company Parkhouse Evans, have come on board as part of our ever growing team of sponsors.
Owner and Managing Director Jon Evans, a keen rugby (Leicester Tigers) and cricket fan and skier himself is a keen supporter of local sport and wanted to be able to assist with its development in the community. Parkhouse Evans are a nationally recognised creative design company with a broad range of household names in their client list.
Shooters Hill Cricket Club are delighted to be able to welcome Jon and his company into our family and would like to take this opportunity of thanking him. We look forward to being able to see him at the club in the very near future. For further information on Parkhouse Evans, please call 01332 292141 to talk to one of the team, go to the website on this link; http://www.parkhouse-evans.co.uk/
2017 LEAGUE FIXTURES ANNOUNCED - 4th January 2017 (updated 13/2/17)
And were off, the new league season fixtures are out. They are draft fixtures subject to change, but all going well, all three of our league teams will start their 2017 campaigns on the 5th May, with the 1st XI being away to Horton Kirby, the 2nd XI at home to Ashford Town and the 3rd XI away to OD Cuaco.
The fixtures are available above. COYS !!!!!
NEW SPONSOR ASSL COMES ON BOARD - 14th December 2016
We are delighted to be able to announce that local company ASSL, which stands for 'Auto Sprinkler Solutions Limited' have come on board as part of team of sponsors.
Owner and Managing Director Mick Sheaf is a keen supporter of local community sports and wanted to be able to play a role in its development and support. As such, he has agreed to sponsor the club for the next two seasons.
ASSL are a well established company with more than 30 years experience specializing in the installation and repair work of sprinkler & fire protection services. Their clients include Marriot Hotels and Selfridges.
Shooters Hill Cricket Club are delighted to be able to welcome Mick and his company into our family and would like to take this opportunity of thanking him. We look forward to being able to see him at the club in the very near future. For further information on ASSL, please go to the website on this link; http://www.autosprinklersolutionsltd.co.uk/
BECOME A CLUB SPONSOR
Why not - this is a community club, and our objective is to provide sport for all in our local area for juniors and adults alike.
By supporting your local community sports club, you can gain kudos, but we can also help market your business. And don't forget - you can get a tax break by doing so as well.
For further information on how you can make a real difference in your local area, please contact Andy Bruguier on email@example.com in the first instance.
Remember - we are all part of the local community.