Next League Fixtures: Saturday 4 June
Top Performers of the week!
There were no star performances this week as all three games were called off due to the weather! It was, however, good to see a few of the guys from each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI's come up the club, have a couple of drinks and watch England run through Sri Lanka with ease.
With quite a few of us up the club, during the rain delay in the test match we decided to have a little skittles competition. Team selection was done in what can only be described as the quickest team selection in Trowbridge Cricket Club history and we were under way. The Cowboys got us underway with captain Sam Julyan starting well, knocking down 5 with his first ball, that was however all he got! Captain of the opposition, the 'Ere Luv's, Luke Seymour, did not fare so well, failing to knock hit the front pin meaning he scored 0! This trend continued with the Cowboys 19 pins ahead after 4 rounds before Mikey Reynolds stepped up for the 'Ere Luv's smashing a huge 17 pins to put his team right back in the game. The first leg continued to be tight until the last round where Corey Tallentire showed his skittles prowess by knocking down 8 pins to put the Cowboys 9 pins ahead. Harry Robbins replied with 5 pins for the 'Ere Luv's leaving the Cowboys 4 pins up after the first leg.
The second leg was a different affair to the first, with the Cowboys top order posting very low scores after some inaccuracy with the ball early on. The 'Ere Luv's top order erased their earlier mistakes and were putting some good scores on the board, not only catching the Cowboys but leading by 5 pins at one stage. This was until Rob Edginton posted a decent score of 8 for the Cowboys and his opposite number Tom Weaver couldnt hit the front pin at all. Going in to the last round of the second leg the Cowboys led by one before Corey Tallentire again showed his skills knocking 7 down with Harry Robbins replying with a lowly 2.
The Cowboys led by 6 going in to the final leg and never looked like surrendering the lead. All of the Cowboys posted reasonable scores with Scott Mitchell hitting a career high 8 and Tom Oakley a very good 7. With the Cowboys leading by 3 with one leg left, it was once again left to Corey Tallentire to bring up the rear and he used all his experience and tactical nouse to knock down 6 leaving Harry Robbins needing to knock down all 9 to take us to sudden death. The pressure told and Harry missed the front pin knocking over 3 pins. Needing to clear the floor with his next ball Harry could only knock over 4 meaning the Cowboys won by 5 pins.
Some good performances from Sam Julyan, Scott Mitchell, Rob Edginton and Corey Tallentire helping the Cowboys with a convincing win in the end. A big performance from Mikey Reynolds for the 'Ere Luv's knocking down an impressive 28 pins which was the standout score for the day.
Hopefully we will be back to playing cricket again next weekend!
12th June - Memorial Game - Patrick Padfield Shield
The Patrick Padfield Shield will be taking place on the 12th June this season! Bring the family along to the Trowbridge Cricket Club Memorial Game, lots of fun for everyone with music, BBQ and the bar will be open all day!
Overseas Signing - Brendon Louw
We are proud to announce that we have signed Brendon Louw as our overseas player for the 2016 season.
A keeper - batsman from the Western Cape, Brendon is 24 years old and has firmly established himself in the South Western Districts first class set up and he already has 2 centuries and 15 fifties to his name and an average just under 30. He has played for South Africa U17s and U19s and has a bright future ahead of him and is extremely highly rated at South West Districts. Brendon is a top class prospect, who comes to us with a multitude of excellent recommendations. Brendon possesses a wide range of shots and we are confident that at this early stage of his career there is still lots of improvement to come which we hope we can add too. It goes without saying that his wicket keeping is of the very highest class and allied to his abundance of talent with the blade we have no doubt he will be a very good signing for us as a club.
New Electronic Scoreboard and Covers
We are extremely excited to announce that we have had a new electronic scoreboard installed at Trowbridge Cricket Club! A massive thanks to all that helped get the scorebox ready for the installation, those involved in the admin and also a huge thank you to Durant Cricket for their expert installation of the scoreboard.
We are also very happy to say that we have had our new covers delivered and installed (picture to follow!) by the wonderful people from Stuart Canvas Cricket. A big thanks to Wiltshire Cricket for the grant for these covers and to Stuart Canvas once again!
Hospital Field Update
It is with our utmost contempt we must announce that we cannot use the Hospital Field any longer. Between the NHS, the Wiltshire County Council and the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group they have confirmed that we cannot have access to the pitch for the 2016 season. This is obviously a massive setback for the club in a time where we are trying to improve all facets of the club, both on and off the pitch. The worst part of this news is that is has not even been decided what the Hospital Field will be used for. So during the many months it will take all the various people to agree on what to build there, get the money and then actually start building it will probably be 2017 anyway.
On a lighter note we are happy to say that we do have alternate locations available for both our 3rd XI games and also all the youth fixtures that will have to be moved. Thanks to 3rd team captain Simon Chown we have been able to move all our 3rd XI fixtures to be played at Bratton Recreational Ground on the outskirts of Bratton. Our youth section fixtures have two locations where they can be moved too, we will confirm as soon as we can where that location will be.
If you have any questions on this matter please do not hesitate to contact Christine Davies (01225 752538) or John Carroll (07545228047) from the club.
It has been noted over the years that there is nobody at the club for people to talk to about any concerns or problems they have. Players discuss a wide range of issues amongst themselves. Without a formal method of airing and resolving these issues it can become a problem.
We're excited to announce that we have introduced a new position at the club. Phillip Rutland has been appointed as the Players Representative for the club. He is there for all players to note any feedback or concerns. The Players Rep is a completely independent position, separate from the Committee and the Clubhouse. Phil is contactable via Facebook, email (TCCrep@talktalk.net) or phone so if you have any feedback about anything, please let Phil know.
Thermaglaze - Club Sponsor
We are delighted to announce that Thermaglaze will be sponsoring the club for the next few seasons. We are very excited to work with Thermaglaze over the coming seasons and hope the partnership can be very successful.
Established in 1988, Thermaglaze has now arguably become the South West's leading home improvement company. They’ve achieved this through sticking to their ethos of offering good old-fashioned value for money, the very latest energy efficient, high security products and a customer service that’s second to none.
The playing kit for Trowbridge senior members is now available to order online.
The link above will take you directly to the site with the Trowbridge kit on it. Please pass this on to all your fellow club members and team mates, as we would really like to start looking like a club again.
All first team players will require a playing shirt and a cap to start the league season, which will be discussed during pre-season. Players for other teams – please consult your skippers.