Next League Fixtures: Saturday 26 July

1st XI v Devizes Away — 1:00
2nd XI v Biddestone Home — 1:30
A XI v Spye Park 2 Away — 2:00

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Latest Results

Sat 19 July

1st XI v Winsley
Cancelled
2nd XI v Rockhampton
Cancelled
A XI v Chippenham 3
Cancelled

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1st XI League Summary
Team P W Pts
Burbage & ER 12 8 166
Marshfield 12 7 160
Purton 12 5 152
Great Bedwyn 12 6 150
Marlborough 12 6 148
Calne 12 5 131
Winsley 12 4 121
Trowbridge 12 3 107
Nationwide House 12 1 74
Devizes 12 1 72

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2nd XI League Summary
Team P W Pts
Potterne 12 9 197
Chipping Sodbury 12 8 182
Marlborough 12 7 166
Dumbleton 12 4 117
Biddestone 12 4 116
Rockhampton 12 3 116
Stroud 12 3 105
Hatherley & Reddings 12 2 100
Chippenham 12 2 89
Trowbridge 12 0 60

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A XI League Summary
Team P W Pts
Goatacre 3 12 7 204
White Horse 13 6 199
Beckington 2 12 7 184
Chippenham 3 12 5 169
Bradford-on-Avon 2 12 5 161
Hinton Charterhouse 2 12 4 158
Spye Park 2 12 2 113
Warminster 3 13 1 94
Trowbridge A 12 1 83
Cherhill 12 0 81

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Wiltshire Seniors

Here’s an opportunity for some of the club’s more “experienced” players…

The Wiltshire Seniors are looking to run the 45+ team in the 2014 season, and have a total of 5 fixtures for the season (including one at Trowbridge):

Thu 5 June Dorset 45+ A Wimbourne CC
Wed 9 July Hampshire 45+ A Paultons CC
Thu 17 July Dorset 45+ H Goatacre CC
Wed 6 August Biddestone CC A Biddestone CC
Wed 3 September Hampshire 45+ H Trowbridge CC

If any Trowbridge members fit the criteria and would be interested in playing, please contact the Wiltshire Seniors Secretary Geoff Halls by email as soon as possible.

B XI withdraws from league

Regrettably, we have had to take the decision to withdraw the B XI from the Wiltshire Cricket League.

It has not been a decision taken lightly – we have run 4 teams since 2005, and it has previously proved a good way to introduce younger players to adult cricket – but we simply do not have the numbers this year to field 4 teams on a Saturday.

Looking on the positive side, we can now concentrate on putting out the best A XI we can without the necessity of balancing and scraping together another team. And let’s hope that we can bounce back and once again run 4 teams next season…

Fantasy Cricket 2014

By popular demand, and after a two-year absence, the Trowbridge Fantasy Cricket competition is back for the 2014 season!

Rules are the same as in previous years – go along to the Fantasy Cricket page to read the rules and pick your team. Entries are still £5, transfers £1, and you’ll also find details of the prizes.

You’ll need to register an account on the site to pick a team. You’ll need to create a new account even if you previously registered last time the competition was running.

I’ve tried to include everyone I think is likely to be playing regularly this season, but if you think your name should be on the list and isn’t, please email me and I’ll add you in.

Finally, the process of assigning values to players is a tricky one. If you’re not happy with your valuation, please don’t complain – just go out there this season and try to prove me wrong!

Good luck, and try to get your teams in before the first league match next Saturday...

2014 Playing Kit

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.

Pat Andrews

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of lifelong Trowbridge Cricket Club member Pat Andrews. Pat played for the club for many many years and also served much of his time at the club as a committee member. Pat's funereal service is at the West Wilts Crematorium, Semington on Tuesday 15th April starting at 12.15pm. Our thoughts are with Anne and family at this sad time.

Dates for the Diary

Here are a few dates for your Trowbridge Cricket Club 2014 diary:

6-a-side Football – 20 April
Sponsored Walk – 11 May
250 Club – 30 May
Local Business 6-a-side Cricket Tournament – 20 July
Club 6-a-side Cricket Tournament – 3 August
250 Club – 28 November

2014 AGM: Monday 10 February

The 2014 AGM was held on Monday 10 February.

Elected positions

1st XI captain Alex Hart
2nd XI captain Ali Goddard
3rd XI captain Dave Reynolds
4th XI captain Ben Howe
Midweek captain Danny Clarkson
Sunday captain John Carroll
Club captain Scott Mitchell
Training coach Ali Goddard

Subscriptions

It was decided that the subs and match fees would remain the same as last year; however, the lower amount would now be payable by U18s and those in full-time education.

There will be a signing-on event on 28 March, at which time all players will be expected to pay their membership fees. This year, there will be a strict no pay, no play policy enforced, due to the requirements of the club’s insurance.