Sunday, 21 December 2014

Stuart Nelson NCU U17 Tour Captain

We are delighted to advise that Stuart Nelson has been confirmed as the captain of the 2015 NCU U17 tour to South Africa. This is another fitting recognition of both Stuart's cricketing and captaincy abilities. Congratulations Stuart from everyone in the club.

The NCU Under 17 development squad have started their winter training programme which you can view by following this link http://www.northerncricketunion.org/archive/2014/news/articles/article508.shtml

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Drinks

Hi folks, dont forget our annual Christmas Drinks at the club from 8pm tomorrow night, mince pies are optional but I know for a fact the chairman is really keen to buy us all a drink.

See you there.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

1st XI Skipper Charity Challenge!!!

In early 2015 our 1st XI Skipper will face his toughest challenge yet.  If he thought captaining Cregagh CC was tough he had decided to take on Everest!!!

I met with Graeme earlier in the month to get some further details from him and to see what we could do to support him.

"I am raising much needed funds for Marie curie cancer care, Beaconsfield, Belfast. It is a cause I feel strongly about as they have done a lot for my family and family of my close friends.

I am taking on the challenge of Everest base camp trek. In March 2015. Flying from London to Kathmandu and then a connecting flight on to Lukla the most dangerous runway in the world.

At Lukla I will begin my 16 day trek through the Himalayas. Naturally a lot of training is involved to cope with the demands of High altitude, with Base camp being over 17'500 ft above sea level.

So certainly the best pre-season I have ever had. "

www.justgiving.com/Graeme-Hassard


We have added the link should you wish to make a donation to support Graeme also keep an eye out for an interesting fund raising idea that he is looking to do in the new year.

Good luck skipper!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Drinks

Tis the season to be jolly and to get a drink off the chairman.

Folks as has become a custom over the last number of years we always like to meet up for a few Christmas drinks and this year will be no different with our Chairman absolutely busting a gut to buy us all a Christmas drink.

So why not join us at the club from 7.30 pm on Friday 19th December for a Christmas drink and maybe a Mince Pie or two.  Lets face it with 3 trophies in the cabinet, (we won the Graham Cup this year by the way) we still have plenty to celebrate as 2014 was quite a year for our club.

Hope to see you all there.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Cregagh Cricket Club Roll of Honour

Cregagh CC was formed in 1906, however, the club became members of the NCU in 1920 for the first time in our history.  Following the conclusion of the 1st World War the remaining members took it upon themselves to establish Cregagh CC within the NCU, to purchase the land that we played Cricket on and to erect a memorial to our fallen members.

On the 30th June 1923 a reception was held at the ground to acknowledge that the club had achieved its goals, the secretary at the time Mr. Mitchell made the following speech which was taken from the mintue book.

I dont think I need to add to this;


Ladies and Gentlemen, you are met here today to open and dedicate these gates and ground to those members who by their service and sacrifice have made the war records of this club one of which you may feel instantly proud.

It will not be necessary for me to recount in detail the engagement in which they took part nor the gallant manner in which they acquitted themselves but lest they and their deeds are allowed to pass into partial forgetfulness.  I will briefly recall the part in which they played during the strenuous years of the war.

Thirty members of the club joined the fighting forces.  This represented almost fifty percent of the total membership.  Seventy five percent of the available number for service.  In common with organisations whose numbers responded so nobly we lost some of our finest members.  Of the thirty, eight made the supreme sacrifice, their names are as follows;

C. Ervine, W. McKeown, J. Lowry, J. Mayberry, G. Whitely, E. Hamilton, J. C. Grant, R. McDowell.

Men of their type are not given to any club or community in profusion and it is because of this that the grounds where we knew them best and loved them most have been purchased as memorial to their memory.

They along with others served in the various theatres of war and in addition to the various decorations the following distinctions were awarded, two military cross, five military medals and two military honours.

It speaks volumes for the esteem in which they were held when I say that within nine months from the inception of the scheme to buy the ground the sum of £800 was raised by the voluntary subscriptions, the aid of a sale of work this made it possible to purchase the existing holding and an adjoining field for a sum of £500 to lay aside £120 for the memorial gates which are now completed.  Since then various improvement schemes have been affected.  It is hoped by the aid of increased membership to still further enhance the value of the memorial.  It is true that even when we have the grounds in keeping with the lush we know we will have discharged but a small portion of the debt under which they have paid to us, but in addition to this we can ensure that the activities that carried on in these fields of sport are of such a nature that our conduct in them be a reflection of their more noble deeds on a sterner field of service.

If we succeed in this and I believe we will, not so much because we can but because we must, then indeed will there be a memorial to their memory this ground will be worthy of the name which you have seen fit to give, the Cregagh Memorial Recreation Ground.

The Cregagh Cricket Club Roll of honour;

F Ballantine        

G Barr  

W Barr                 

W Carmichael

V Donaldson

E Ervine

A G Ervine

F Porter

John Gowdy

Joe Gowdy

A Gallagher

J C Grant

J Hamilton

E Hamilton

W Jeffrey

W Keown

J Lowry

G Mitchell

D Mitchell

R McClonnell

J Mayberry

R McDowell

J McDowell

H Noble

L Nichol

R Whitley

G Whitley

W McKeown

H Steenson

C Ervine
 
 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

AGM

On 28th October the Cricket section held its Annual General Meeting.

Once we had secured extra seating to meet the demands of the hoardes of members that turned up on the evening, Philip Thompson the current chairman got us underway.

The office bearers for the 2015 season are as follows;

Chairman           Philip Thompson
Vice Chairman   Thompson Dawson
Secretary            Philip Walker
Treasurer            Philip Walker
1st XI Captain    Graeme Hassard
2nd XI Captain   Sam Grant
3rd XI Captain    Neil Pinkerton

Ground Covenor  Stuart Catterson
Youth Chairman  Graham Watt
Director of Youth Academy  David McCormick
Youth Fixture Secretary  Bobby Fleetham
Youth Secretary   Laura Watt

Our Executive representatives for the year will be Stuart Catterson, Robert Moore and DAVID MCCORMICK!!! (I will now give you a few minutes to pick your jaw up off the floor)

A special note should be made in respect of Philip Walker.  Philip has been an executive rep for as long as I can remember and during that time has been the President of the Sports Club on 2 occasions.  Philip is now standing for election to be the Treasurer of the Sports Club as his Father and fellow Cricket Member Richard Walker is set to step down as club treasurer.

I will have a special article on Richard later but for now we would like to thank Philip for his work as the Executive Rep on behalf of the Cricket Section and wish him luck in his new role (subject to his nomination being accepted at the club AGM of course).

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

NCU Development Squads

The NCU development squad training sessions have begun and its great to see Matthew Fleetham and Sarthak Kareer taking part in the Under 15 sessions

http://www.northerncricketunion.org/database/2014/news/articles/article502.shtml

At Under 13 level our current under 13 captain and player of the year Andrew Nelson represents Cregagh CC

http://www.northerncricketunion.org/database/2014/news/articles/article501.shtml

Well done lads and keep up the good work

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

End of Season Awards Dinner

Sorry for the delay I have only stumbled home from one of the best nights EVER at Cregagh CC. 

To say that we had a good year would be an understatement, the 1st XI won the league and went through the season unbeaten, the 2nd XI survived a relegation battle, the 3rd XI won their league and of course the under 15s won the Graham Cup!!

From special spot prizes to a special guest appearance (the less said about that the better) it really was a special night that ended in our annual disco / shuffle into the wee small hours.  It should also be mentioned that the Chairman presented all the committee members with a nice gift as a small thank you for all the hard work that the committee undertakes, you see he really isn't that bad!!  Only joking mate and thank you for the gift mate.

In true Cregagh tradition we like to see everyone leave with a trophy and this year was no different, outlined below are this years individual winners;

1st XI Batsman of the year R.Moore
 
1st XI Bowler of the year G Hassard

 1st XI Captain G Hassard
 1st XI Captains pick G Watt

The 2nd XI prize winners were;

2nd XI Batsman of the year R Moore
 2nd XI Captains Pick C Copeland being collected by his Dad Bill
 2nd XI Bowler of the year Thompson Dawson

The 3rd XI Prize winners were;

3rd XI Captains pick M Fleetham

 3rd XI Bowler of the year P Thompson
3rd XI Batsman of the year D. Hand
 
We also have a few special awards on the night, Special Individual Performance of they year, this trophy is awarded to anyone within the club that has had a special performance and is voted on by the committee and the unanimous winner was Darryl Hand for his incredible 112 not out for the 2nd XI against Waringstown 3s.

 
The Pacemaker Press International sponsored Young Player of the Year award went to Adam McCormick for his excellent performances for the 1st XI this season.
 
The Harry Blair Memorial shield which is also voted by the committee was shared this year between R. Moore and G. Watt
 


Stuart Nelson had a great year, he captained Cregagh to Graham Cup success, he also captained the NCU team, he made his debut for Ireland at under 15 and managed to take 6 wickets against the PSNI for 2 runs. 

Stuart picking up the matchball celebrating his figures of 6 wickets for 2 runs

In addition to this, the club presented a photo of Stuart in his Ireland cap and sweater to this parents as a keepsake.  The family then presented to the club Stuart's Ireland shirt as a thank you to the club which now sits pride of place in our clubroom.


But of course this is the special trophy that Stuart really wanted, we have a lovely way at Cregagh CC of keeping your feet on the ground!!!  QUACK QUACK our Ireland representative also won the Le Canard d'or for the most ducks in the season.

 
Max Porter also received a special award for his 100 for the 3rds along with a framed scorecard to mark his first 100 for Cregagh CC

 
Our Scottish branch was also recognised for his outstanding contribution to umpiring!!!!!!
 

What other way could you end the night a CREGAGH CC SELFIE!!!!!!!!  We rock!!!!






Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Indoor Nets

Indoor nets have now been booked, finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The venue is the same place, Grosvenor Grammar School the dates and times are as follows;

Friday 17th October 7pm - 9pm
Friday 14th November 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 11th December 7pm - 9pm

Hope to see you all there, we are also planning to run some junior cricket at theses nets so keep an eye out on the website.





Sunday, 5 October 2014

Cricket Club AGM 2014

The 2014 AGM of the cricket club will be held on Tuesday 28/10/2014 starting at 7.30 pm. This is your opportunity to have your say on how the club is run and by whom.The Committee is always interested to hear a wide range of views so please make an effort to come along.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Leon Moore Section 3 Player of the year

Congratulations to Leon Moore who won the Section 3 player of the year award kindly sponsored by Cartwright Sports.

This award was voted by each team in the league and Leon will be presented with the trophy at the upcoming NCU Annual Dinner.

Well done Leon.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Stuart Nelson receives Ulster Bank award

During the 1st XI's last home game of the season against PSNI Stuart Nelson ripped through the middle order of the PSNI to produce the incredible figures of 6 wickets for 2 runs, just missing out on a hattrick in one over.

An incredible piece of bowling Stuart finally got that slower ball working ;-)  In taking 6 wickets Stuart was rewarded by winning one of the Ulster Bank monthly awards and was presented with his trophy along with his Father.


Well done Stuart another trophy to cap off an incredible season.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Under 13 & Under 15 Presentation Night

A. Nelson Batsman & Bowler of the year
On Friday 29th August we held our end of season awards night for our under 13s and under 15s season.  With the Graham Cup in attendance we had plenty to celebrate.

First up Graham Watt provided a brief review of the under 13 season, in total we played 6 games however it should be said a large number of under 13 players also played in a large number of under 15 games ensuring that we all got plenty of cricket during the season.

It was a tough season for the under 13s however we recorded a great win against Ards and managed to fight hard in our remaining games. Moving on to our award winners for the evening, skipper Andrew Nelson won both the batsman of the year and bowler of the year trophies to cap off a great season for the youngman.
Not an easy job Andrew is already showing signs of the makings a great captain, opening the batting and opening the bowling he never let his side down.  Finally, a popular winner of the Coach's pick award was Conor Irvine. Conor is always available for selection, he has contributed with taking wickets this year and his attitude at training is second to none. Conor has now worked hard on remodelling his action to become an off spin bowler and listens to all his coaches. Keep up the good work mate.

David Harris then reviewed the Under 15 season, which to be fair wasn't too bad!!!  Obviously a lot of the focus was on the amazing Graham Cup run.  Fair to say that emotions were still raw and a tear or two had been shed but eveyone will remember that day in August when we finally got our hands on the Graham Cup.  The team were incredible on the day and were led expertly by the captain Stuart Nelson.  Matthew Tumlinson was named as the man of the match and he received a special Ireland shirt from the NCU. 

David Harris provided a great review of the season in his own special style!!  offering a unique insight into our under 15s and what a coach goes through during the season.  The under 15s compete in the top league for their age group against much larger academies and against most of the Premier League Clubs but held their own and performed well in the league.

In terms of the prize winners, Stuart Nelson was named as the under 15 batsman of the year with over 400 runs a staggering return from Stuart in a season I am sure he wont forget.  The bowler of the year went to Daniel Martin our wicket keeper.  Yes in true Cregagh style our wicket keeper was also the leading wicket taker.  Daniel performed well with both ball and gloves, and bat for that matter and we had a number of bowlers in the hunt for the award however Daniel just nipped in.  Finally, the coach's pick went to James Hume for his all round display with bat and ball and easily now viewed as the best fielder in the club.  Not only that, but James opening spell of bowling in the Graham Cup final set the team up for a great win.


In addition to this, we had two special trophies to acknowledge two special performances.  Stuart Nelson's 100 not out against Lurgan was an incredible innings to watch. 
Lurgan had inflicted a heavy league defeat on us the week before, however, in the Graham Cup maybe the guys had a point to prove and put Lurgan to the sword with the skipper leading from the front with an explosive 100 not out.

In similar vein, the semi final against Carrick was arguably one of our toughest games of the season and although we had set a great total, Carrick were going to come close.  The stage was set for our wicket taker to throw the gloves aside and take the ball, and Daniel's hattrick in the semi final will live long in the memory.  Daniel recieved the ball mounted as a keepsake and Stuart received a special trophy marking his century.

Finally, we ended with the Stuart McCormick memorial Young Cricketer of the year award kindly sponsored by Kerr Consulting.  This year it was an easy vote for the committee, the young man in question had scored over 400 runs, he also chipped in with wickets, a regular in the 1st XI, he captained his team to the Graham Cup, he captained the NCU Under 15 team and to cap off his season he was selected to play for Ireland.  Not a bad season mate, young cricketer of the year was awarded to Stuart Nelson.

The night was capped off with everyone throwing ice buckets over the under 15 coach before retiring to the bar, and it was great to see so many people staying behind, thats what makes us special.

Well done everyone and we will see you next year, and just in case you have been living under a rock CREGAGH CC UNDER 15s ARE THE 2014 GRAHAM CUP WINNERS!!!!!

PS Stuart we managed to fix the trophy tell your Dad there is an invoice behind the bar!!

GRAHAM CUP CHAMPIONS 2014


 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Champions Dinner Saturday 27th

Just a few reminders about the forthcoming dinner: The start time is 7.00pm for 7.15pm. The starter WILL be served at 7.15 sharp as we have a considerable number of presentations to make due to the very successful 2014 season. There will be a seating plan this year which will be displayed on the way into the function room. Please check where you are sitting and be in your seat in good time for the start of the meal. If anyone is unable to attend please advise Phil Thompson on 07748354216 as early as possible as we still have a waiting list of people who wish to attend. Tickets will cost £20 (adults) and £15 (those in full time education) It would be appreciated if anyone attending could bring a prize for the raffle. many thanks The Commitee.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Champions Dinner SOLD OUT

Folks our end of season champions dinner is now SOLD OUT, you can contact Phil Thompson to be added to the reserve list should we have any cancellations.

Friday, 29 August 2014

End of Season Dinner Statement

With less than a month away, it's now time to get your special booking in place for Cregagh Cricket Club's End of the Year Champions Dinner which takes place at Cregagh Cricket Club on Saturday 27th September at 7pm sharp.

There's an emphasis on celebration at the event with particular consideration for the First XI's League success in Senior 3, and the Under 15's success in the glorious Graham Cup.

The committee have discussed at length the format of the evening and it promises to be one of the most exciting End of Season dinners of all time with several twists and surprises occurring along the way.

The typical award ceremony will follow the conclusion of the meal which of course includes the Harry Blair Memorial Clubman of the Year, The Performance of the Season, and the Stuart McCormick Young Player of the Year. The ceremony will conclude via a very special guest performance, not to be missed. After the ceremony the DJ will be rolling back the years starting the Disco in the 70's and moving on through the decades.

The committee have also upgraded the menu to an improved four course meal in light of the anticipated momentous occasion. The dining tables will be named after championship winning Cregagh teams from the 1970's onwards so make sure to get your booking early through Chairman Philip Thompson on 07748 354216 to guarantee your spot on the table plan. The ticket prices have remained the same as previous years despite an increase in quality catering and entertainment, £20 per adult and £15 per child, (under 18).

This is the event on the calendar that everybody looks forward to so with only limited space available, get your place booked now to avoid much disappointed. Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis. The committee are very much looking forward to seeing you all there.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Under 11 & Under 9 Presentations

Z. Toor Batsman of the year
Last Monday nigth we brought our Under 9s and Under 11s season to a close.  Both age groups played one last game of kwik cricket before going inside to receive the awards for their hard work this year.

Our under 9s all received a Cregagh Medal for taking part in a full summer programme of kwik cricket.  We use this section of the club to introduce people to cricket for the first time and once they get to a certain level we start to move them up into the under 11 section.

The under 11 section is different as they play competitive games, and this year with such a young team we were delighted to reach the semi final of the league following a 2nd place finish in the league.  On the night we were defeated by the eventual overall winners Dundrum who were a very strong side indeed.

J. Archer Bowler of the year


As always the under 11 section have 3 awards, batsman of the year, bowler of the year and Coach's pick.  This year, our batsman of the year was Zohaib Toor.  This will be Zohaib's last year with the 11s and he has consistently scored runs at the top of the order as well as take wickets, not to mention his stunning one hand catch against Templepatrick.

Joshua Archer received the Under 11 bowler of the year award taking 7 wickets in total.  Josh also opened the batting this year scoring some vital runs and always gives his all in the field.  Joshua will be able to play one more season with the Under 11s and surely the next captain!!!!

Finally, we came to the coach's award.  This year myself and Tony agreed it was so close between Daniel Henry and Noah Kelly that we decided to give them both an award.  Noah had scored slightly more runs than Daniel however, Daniel had taken a wicket.  Therefore we
N Kelly Coach's Pick
presented them both with an award, a very pleasing achievement for myself and Tony as both lads came through our under 9 programme from last year.
Finally I want to thank our coaches, Tony Henry, Bob Moore, Adam McCormick, James Hume, Mark Johnston, Matthew Fleetham and of course Dougie who took our Under 9s this year.  In addition to this I want to thank Laura Watt our registration secretary, Bobby Fleetham our Fixture Secretary and Lyndsey Hume who I am informed was Tony's match secretary as our Tony isn't great with technology lol!!!!  Also thanks to our 1st XI Skipper who came along on the night to make the presentations.
D. Henry Coach's pick
See you all next year lads and remember to keep practising like all the coaches said you can practice playing cricket anywhere!!!!  Roll on 2015.




Tuesday, 19 August 2014

All Ireland Semi Final

Graham Cup with 2 new friends
With the Graham Cup secured our Under 15s don't have much time to dwell on the win as they face Bready tomorrow afternoon in the semi-final of the all Ireland competition.

The game tomorrow is a 40 over match and will start at 1 pm as we once again go head to head with one of the major cricketing forces in North West Cricket.

Bready are based just south of Londonderry with 5 senior teams and junior teams from under 11s to under 19s and a ladies team.  They certainly have an extremely impressive set up not to mention their enviable facilities.

None the less the wee ducks will give of their best, our own boys are now viewed amongst one of the best teams in their age group in the NCU, and rightly so, you only needed to see the reaction of the Academy Colts team defeating our boys on Friday night to realise that Cregagh youth teams are a big scalp these days!!

Should we progress YMCA await the winners with the final to be played in Dublin.  Good luck lads, come on the wee Ducks!!!!  DONT GET BOGGED DOWN!!!!!!



Cregagh Under 15s Graham Cup Winners

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Under 9 and under 11 end of season

This Monday will be the last training night for the current season

We are planning to hold a Kwik cricket match followed by our presentations for the season. Hope to see you all there

Coach Tony and Graham

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Graham Cup Final

To say there is a buzz about Cregagh at the minute would be an understatement with the Graham Cup Final taking place at Holywood tomorrow where we will play against a strong CSNI team.

We all would like to wish the team and the coaches well for the big day, the club as a whole are very proud of you and no matter what the result to reach back to back finals has been a great effort.  Go and enjoy your day you all deserve it for the hard work you have all put in during the winter nets and of course during the current season.

Of course we won it for the first time in 1956 and again in 1970, however in a Question of Sport type mystery guest, can anyone spot a current player in the 1970 photo????

1956 Graham Cup Winners

1970 Graham Cup Winners


Friday, 8 August 2014

Under 9 & Under 11 end of season Awardn Night

ATTENTION TO OUR UNDER 9s and UNDER 11 PARENTS AND PLAYERS. 

We are planning for Monday 18th August to be our last session of the current season for this age group. 

This will also be our Award Presentation night, coaches have already had a meeting to discuss the winners and plans are underway for the night so please come along. See you all then.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Graham cup final arrangements

We are running a bus to the Graham cup final next Wednesday

The bus will leave Cregagh at 12.15 take you to Holywood and return to Cregagh after the game. This is free for the players and for everyone else the cost is £5

To book your seat call me on 07714 332516 or text me.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Cregagh CC remembers

Today marks the 100 anniversary of the commencement of the first world war.

At that time over 70% of our playing membership volunteered to fight for King and country with 9 members never to return home making the ultimate sacrifice.

At the end of the war the remaining players of Cregagh took it upon themselves to establish Cregagh within the NCU and to purchase the cricket ground in their honour.  The committee at the time included William McFadzean's father whose son had been awarded the Victoria Cross on the 1st July 1916 at the battle of the Somme.

We still play on that very ground in their honour and lest we forget their sacrifice.


Sunday, 3 August 2014

No under 13 and under 15 training this week

This week folks we are hosting the NCU midweek final on Wednesday hence we will have to cancel training this week

So you all next week

Saturday, 2 August 2014

under 9 & under 11 training

Guys under 9 and under 11 training takes place on Monday night at the same time as usual 6.30 pm

Friday, 11 July 2014

Stuart Nelson selected for the under 15 Ireland Squad!!

We are delighted to announce that Stuart Nelson has been selected for the under 15 Ireland squad who will be heading to England to contest the ICC European Division 1 Tournament, of which Ireland are the current holders!

The fixtures for the tournament are below along with a link to the Cricket Ireland website confirming the full Ireland squad

http://www.cricketireland.ie/news/article/ireland-under-15-squad-named-for-icc-european-division-one

The run machine in action again!!!

Fixtures (all matches 11am):
Sunday August 3rd v Guernsey - Ground 1
Monday August 4th v Netherlands - Ground 1
Tuesday August 5th v Jersey - Ground 2
Friday August 8th v Scotland - Ground

To say that we are all extremely proud of Stuart would be an understatement, he has been opening the bowling this year for our first XI and batting 3 and doing a sterling job at both.  He is also the current NCU Under 15 captain and is displaying true leadership qualities both on and off the field.  Stuart has now joined a very small band of Cregagh players who have attained International honours as a Cregagh player.  Stuart can now add his name to Frank Fee, Charlie Corry and Aaron Kerr.
We have all seen his development over the years under the watchful eye of his coach David McCormick who deserves acknowledgement in nurturing Stuart's undoubted talent.  As a coach David must be the best kept secret in the NCU you only need to ask his players what they think of him as a coach, and we are as equally delighted for David who will no doubt be ecstatic with the news, I'm sure it will reach him on the beach!

Good luck Stuart, I am sure you will do well, on behalf of the committee, members and all our supporters we wish you well in the tournament, no doubt you will give a good account of yourself.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Phil Thompson is awarded the Trevor Henry Bursary


Each year within Umpiring circles an award is made to an umpire called the Trevor Henry Bursary award.  This year Cregagh's own Philip Thompson is the winner of the award.
 
The prize itself involves Philip assisting the 3rd umpire during a County championship game, between Durham V Warwickshire, taking place between 13th July - 16th July.
 
During his visit he will get to experience how the professionals prepare and deal with all situations that may arise during a match, a great experience for Philip and a well deserved acknowledgement for Philip who has put a lot of time and effort into his umpiring and giving something back to the game.
 
Good luck Philip and enjoy your day.  As a footnote, Philip has also been named as the 3rd Umpire in this years Challenge Cup match, the biggest cricketing day of the year in the NCU.  Well done mate.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Cricket Quiz

Get the date in the diary folks, 16th August, we will be holding our annual cricket format quiz hosted by Mr. Robert Moore!!!!!!

The format will be along the same lines as last year, we will also hold a ballot and of course our now legendary light supper offering!!!  No night at Cregagh is complete without a sandwich and a sausage roll!  Of course you will then have the opportunity to dance off the supper with disco and a late bar.

The tickets cost £5 so come on down and see if you can answer Bob's questions!! 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Busy night!!

Last night we had our highest numbers yet with 28 under 9s and 15 under 11s attending training last night.

Great to see such a turnout and great to have our coaching numbers boosted with Adam McCormick, James Hume and Mark Johnston all coaching the next generation.  Not forgetting coach Dougie of course.  Cheers lads!!!