Friday, 27 November 2015

AGM

We recently held our AGM and the office bearers for the 2016 season will be as follows;

Chairman:               Bobby Fleetham
Vice Chair:             Sam Grant
Secretary:               Philip Walker
Youth Convenor:    Graham Watt
Grounds Convenor Stuart Catterson
Treasurer                Philip Walker

1st XI Captain        Graeme Hassard
2nd XI Captain       Graham Watt
3rd XI Captain        Neil Pinkerton

Our 3 Executive representatives will be Stuart Catterson, Robert Moore and David McCormick

We would like to place on record our thanks to the outgoing Chairman Philip Thompson for his work in the role over the last 2 years and of course his time before that as Chairman.  We would also like to wish him well in his new role with NIACUS.

It should also be noted that we have a new Chairman in the shape of Bobby Fleetham.  Bobby has a wealth of experience in his role as Chairman with Ridgeway Rovers and the committee looks forward to working with him in the 2016 season and beyond.

The roles for the coming season for the youth section have also been put in place and are as follows;

Youth Convenor              Graham Watt
Membership Secretary      Laura Watt
Treasurer                         Philip Walker
Fixture Secretary             Bobby Fleetham

Under 11 coach               Tony Henry & Graham Watt
Under 13 coach               Matthew Simpson & Robert Moore
Under 15 coach               Ian Kerr & David Harris
Under 17 coach               David McCormick

We will have some exciting news coming from the youth section soon around Cregagh CC holding its first ever Summer Scheme, watch this space for further news!!!!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Christmas Drinks

Folks, as we have done in previous years, we will be having our Christmas drinks night at the club on Friday 18th December from 7.30pm.

Dig out the Christmas jumpers and don't be shy with the mince pies, see you all there, you never know the new Chairman might even buy his first ever round!!!!

Friday, 25 September 2015

End of Season Annual Awards Dinner Update!!

Folks for all of you coming along to our end of season dinner we have a special announcement!!
Imagine this could be you, walking hand in hand talking your beloved through your finest cricket moment of 2015

Thanks to David McCormick we have secured a wonderful prize of an overnight stay at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle with full use of the spa facilities worth over £200.

On the night you can buy a ticket for this prize by writing your mobile number on an envelope which will be positioned at your table. On the night we will then pull a number out of the hat at random and call that phone meaning the winner will be announced on the night in the room.

You can enter as many times as you like so don't forget to bring your mobile with you on the night I'm sure we will come up with a winning phrase for you all to say if you're the lucky winner.

Good luck!!

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Junior Presentation Night

On Friday past we held our Junior Presentation night for our under 11s and under 15 squads to bring the junior section to a close for the season.

It was great to see such a turnout from players, coaches and parents on the evening and for the first time we held a short 4 round quiz after the presentation a chance for Parents to socialise and get to see the other side of the club.  On this point I would like to thank Bob Moore on behalf of the Junior Cricket Committee for the sterling job he did on the night, especially the observation round.  The fact that everyone stayed behind to take part in the quiz was particularly pleasing for us all.

After a short welcome and review from the youth chairman it was over to Tony Henry our under 11 coach to review the under 11 season and hand out the prizes, the winners were as follows;
Joshua Archer bowler of the year Under 11
Jonathan Lawrie bowler of the year Under 11

Joshua was also the Under 11 Batsman of the year
Daniel Henry received the Coach's Pick for his all round performances
After the Under 11s it was over to David Harris to offer a review of the Under 15 season, the winners were as follows;
Under 15 Batsman of the year Matthew Fleetham
Under 15 bowler of the year Andrew Nelson

Under 15 Coach's pick Sarthak Kareer
Following this we had some special awards to present on the evening.  The 2nd XI captain Sam Grant was in attendance and he made a special senior presentation to Sarthak Kareer.  Sam had decided that his Captain's pick would Sarthak and offered to come to our Junior Presentation night to make the award in front of all his peers as a thank you to Sarthak for his level of commitment and performances for the 2nd XI this year.

In addition to this we also made a special presentation to Stuart Nelson to mark his ton against Academy in the Under 17 Colts Cup when he made 130 not out in a 20 over match.  Andrew Nelson pictured accepting the trophy on his behalf.

The final Trophy of the evening is the Stewart McCormick Memorial Cup which is sponsored by Ian Kerr and is presented to the overall young player of the year in the junior section.  This year it was a unanimous decision for a young fast bowler who in one season went from opening the bowling for the 3s to opening the bowling for the 1s and bowling with some great pace, this years winner and deserved winner was Matthew Fleetham.

All that's left to say is I want to thank everyone who helps out and takes part in the Junior Section, our Under 9 coach Peter Kerr, Under 11 coach Tony Henry, Under 15 coaches Ian Kerr and David Harris, our 'floating coaches Bob Moore and Matthew Simpson and our Under 17 coach David McCormick.  Lads the roles you all play are vital to maintain our club without your commitment we wouldn't survive, we are blessed as club to have so many coaches.

I also want to thank our honorary secretary Laura Watt, our fixture secretary Bobby Fleetham, our Cricket Section Treasurer and Secretary Philip Walker and our Grounds Convenor Stuart Catterson.  As you can see it takes a lot of people to run the section and it makes my job a lot easier with so many people to spread the burden.

Finally I want to thank the parent club Cregagh Sports Club.

Keep an eye out on the website and social media outlets for events during the winter and keep practising.

PS  Don't forget, if any of your mates play cricket, get them down to the best kept secret in the NCU ;-)  (Cregagh Cricket Club just in case you didn't work that one out!!)

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Annual Dinner Ticket Prices

The ticket prices for the 2015 dinner will be the same as last year: adults £20 and U18s £15. Please let Phil Thompson know on 07748354216 if you planning to attend as numbers are filling fast.

End of season night out

The annual end of season night out is scheduled for Saturday 19th September. The venue as usual is the Archana Indian restaurant on the Dublin Road starting at 7.30. Please let Stuart Catterson know if you are planning to attend so that numbers can be confirmed with the Archana.

Dads & Mums V Lads (Finally)

Finally, (I can almost hear the sighs) I have finally got round to completing the most keenly awaited match report of the Under 11 season.  Never mind all the local derby matches we have played this year, the battle of the roses match and you can forget about the Ashes, this is the biggy, Mum and Dads V Lads, where reputations are never gained but can be lost in an instant!!!!

As you can see from the photo below these lads were taking it serious  (of course the Dads and Mums had a few taking it serious too) but as we waited on Tony turning up the lads formed a huddle to discuss tactics!!  Comments like, "I don't care about pocket money anymore I just want to bowl him out" along with other comments such as "My Mum told me she would give me a tenner if I bowl him out".  Clearly the boys were pumped.
Lets get WIRED INTO THEM!!!
The same couldn't be said about our bunch!!!
Much more relaxed atmosphere!!!
The toss took place and thankfully the Parents called correctly and decided to make use of the facilities first.  With attack and defence on my mind we opened with Tim (the Wall) Archer and Andrew (Competitive Dad) Cross.  What a combination this was, Tim was studious in defense of his wicket whilst Andrew took no prisoners sending the ball to the boundary on numerous occasions!!
Tim settles down into his natural game

Andrew on the DRIVE!!!!
Unfortunately we lost Andrew which seemed to push Tim further into his batting shell!!!  We then threatened Tim with retiring him on 10, this seemed to be the rocket he needed, Tim awoke from his slumber to send the ball to all corners and retire not out on 20!

This sparked a mini collapse of sorts with the lads taking regular wickets, John Kelly was the next victim to fall to the pace of Rory who had him pinned LBW.

Noah looks on wondering why cant I bowl at that eejit??
However, June, Neil and Dave rescued the innings following a mini collapse, we knew that we had the under 11 coaches to go in at the end, I mean these lads talk a good game they are bound to score runs.....right??? Remember what I said about reputations, we lost one on this night, when young Alastair Watt bowled his Dad neck and crop, leaving coach Tony to bat with the tail and take us to a respectable 72 runs from our 15 overs.  Needless to say pocket money has been suspended and he can now walk to school in the mornings!!

Over to the lads then for their reply, needing 73 runs from 15 overs they needed to maintain a run rate of 4.86 runs per over.  No easy task and again it was Joshua and Daniel opening the batting, meaning we had Tim and Tony (sounds like a lovely wee couple) opening our bowling.

We managed to get one wicket but of course Joshua went on to get his customary 20 runs (scoring a lot of runs from Tim might I add) and retired, this brought Jonathan Lawrie and Noah Kelly to the crease and then the game got really nasty.  Someone bowled out their son!!!!!! (and she has hardly mentioned it since).  To be fair she did well to bowl after backing up one of Andrew Cross's overthrows and nearly losing a shin in the process.

Then of course we had another Father Son battle and again it didn't end well for the Father, we had Noah at the crease and John at Mid Off, John offered Noah a bit of advice, something along the lines of "right son come on then, warm my hands here mate, right to me".  Noah being a very obedient and respectful young man did exactly what his Dad asked of him only for Daddy to drop it!!!!!

Kelly to Kelly!!!
We had a couple more Dad v Lad battles that didn't end too well, try as he might and nudging around 65 mph Andrew could not get Finn out!!!  In fact Finn loved extra pace on the ball playing shots through backward point on a couple of occasions!!  Matt Rae definitely won his personal battle, he managed to see his Dad's bowling off and to rub his nose in it when fielding a ball I thought Neil's back had popped!!!

Scott and Dave Mackey was a close contest with Dave bowling a very tight first over, however his 2nd over not so much, it was becoming clear to the Captain Tony that the Dads should only bowl one over spells. The captain knew this himself when Daniel took Tony to the cleaners in one over, it was fair to say we were losing the personal battles.  Not only did Daniel smack Tony round the ground, Tony struggled with his son's leg spin.

The bowling is Watt???
And as if my reputation wasn't already in tatters the winning runs were hit from my own bowling from that nemesis of mine.  Rory Jansenn had already pumped us round the ground to steady the run chase and the Dads had no answer, we even had June 'Golden Arm' Turkington take an extra over but Rory had all the answers.  There you have it, with 3 balls spare the lads got over the finishing line and the Dads and Mums trudged off the pitch, safe in the knowledge that it will be another 12 months before revenge could be sought, and reputations once again placed on the line.

As I mentioned on the night, I have now submitted my full report on all the players to the 3rd XI captain, I have done my best for you all, if you get a call during the winter about indoor nets and playing 3rd XI cricket then well done.  If you don't get a call I'm sorry but your performance wasn't what we are looking for, however I am considering starting a 4th XI next year!!!!!

Once again on a serious note myself and Tony would like to thank all the parents and of course the kids for taking part in the game, it was a great evening and we were both delighted to see the boys having such a laugh and the Parents.  In true Cregagh tradition the best innings was played in the bar afterwards!!!

Report on the Presentation night to follow shortly!!!

Monday, 24 August 2015

2015 Annual Dinner

The 2015 Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday 10th October in the club with a start time of 6.30 for 7.00pm. Ticket prices will be confirmed shortly and anyone wishing to attend should let Phil Thompson know as soon as possible on 07748354216.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Playsmart Scheme 3-5th August

The club, in conjunction with Belfast City Council and the Northern Cricket Union, is hosting a cricket Playsmart Scheme. It will take place from Monday 3rd-Wednesday 5th August from 11.00am-2.00pm and is for aged 8-15.The scheme is free of charge. Coaching and other cricket activities will be provided by fully qualified Cricket Ireland coaches. Why not come along and take part.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Well done to Matthew and Stuart

Well done to both Matthew Fleetham and Stuart Nelson who will be representing the NCU at under 15 and under 17 games this week.

Keep up the good work lads and enjoy your experience both well deserved.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Under 17s thrash Academy

The Under 17 Colts Cup team got their season off to a fairly emphatic winning start by beating Academy by 204 runs in a T/20 game last night.

Skipper Mark Johnston won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first on a beautiful wicket. Mark and James Hume got the innings off to a flying start, with the latter smashing a couple of 4’s in the opening over to set the tone for the innings. James then ‘holed out’ to mid wicket bringing Stuart Nelson to the crease.
Stuart Nelson gets a standing ovation for his brilliant 130 not out last night
There then came 15 overs of carnage where Mark and Stuart plundered 182 runs. Mark was eventually out for a brilliant 63 of 36 balls, but that didn’t halt the run rate, Ollie Fleetham came in and cracked 15 of 5 balls late on. But it was that man Nelson who stole the show finishing on an incredible 130 not out off just 67 balls. The innings closed on 251 for 2 in 20 overs.

The Academy lads were always going to be up against it looking for 12.5 an over from the off, and wickets fell straight away. Opening bowlers James Hume and Adam McCormick claimed 2 a piece (all bowled), Matty Fleetham chipped in with one and Ross McKnight mopped up the tail with two also. But it was the self confessed ‘King of Spin’ Adam Skelton who was most successful with 3 for 6 in 3 overs. Academy were bowled out for 47 inside 10 overs and that was it. A win by 204 runs

Next Up is Ards Colts Fixture to be arranged (mid July)

Under 11s continue good form

The under 11s undertook their 2nd game in 3 days and produced a 49 run win over Cliftonville Under 11s.

Losing the toss again!! We were asked to bat and Joshua continued his fine form with the bat scoring another 30 retired which now takes him to an incredible total of 101 runs for the season.

After Joshua a number of batsmen got starts but managed to get themselves out combined with sharp fielding from Cliftonville, definitely our running between the wickets needs to be improved upon.  We finished the innings on 89 for 8 setting Cliftonville 90 to win the game.

Joshua and Alastair opened the bowling with both bowlers taking wickets in their 2nd over Alastair taking a caught and bowled to remove Cliftonville’s danger man.  Wickets continued to fall with our pair of Leg Spinners Noah Kelly and Daniel Henry, with Daniel getting in on the act and taking a wicket.  Jonathan Lawrie also claimed his first wicket of the match.

The Cregagh boys remained sharp in the field with Joshua and Patrick getting run outs however the run out of the night goes to James Kerr throwing down the stumps with a direct hit from square leg, well done wee man.

Patrick was involved again taking two more wickets and Daniel Murphy took his first ever wickets for Cregagh.  Finally it was left to James and Coady to bowl the death overs, bowl bowled well with Coady taking the last wicket to fall.

Cregagh secured a 49 run win but more importantly all the players for both teams got a bat and a bowl as we continue our development.

Man of the match; again I am going to split this between Joshua for his continued good form with the bat, taking a wicket and a run out and Daniel Murphy for his first wickets for Cregagh and all round good fielding.

Well done boys keep up the good work and I will see you all on Monday at training, as long as Bobby Fleetham hasn’t organised another match that is!!!!!!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Under 11s bounce back with a win!

The Under 11s continued their season on Monday night past with an excellent 14 run win against CIYMS b.

Losing the toss Cregagh were asked to bat on a beautiful summer evening at the home of cricket in East Belfast.  The skipper Joshua Archer was leading the way with the bat and continuing his fine form as we lost three early wickets.
Daniel Henry MOM

Joshua was eventually retired on 31 and the baton was then taken up by one of our younger players Daniel Henry.  Daniel steadied the good ship Cregagh with a great knock of 33 retired to see us reach a total of 101 for 7.  Special mention also must go to our youngest player in the team Coady Sloan who hit his first ever boundary.

CIYMS b had been set a target of 102 to win the game and although Joshua had taken care of one of the openers, it was Eagleson who was hitting the ball to all parts of the ground.  However, on 26 he took the Cregagh fielder on and was run out by none other than the skipper.  This would be a feature in our innings with all the players fielding extremely well as we build our reputation on fielding.  In total there was 3 run outs in the CIYMS innings.  Great work lads.

Cregagh continued to take wickets with Daniel Henry our left arm leggie getting a breakthrough followed up by Alastair Watt claiming his first wicket of the season with his new found pace.  A special mention also to Finn Cross who bowled for the first time in a game and after a nervous start took his first ever wicket and produced the biggest smile of the night, maybe only bettered by Daddy!!!

CIYMS innings came to a close on 87 to secure our 2nd win of the season. 

Special mention to Joshua Archer for his continued fine form with the bat surely 100 + runs must be on the cards for the season and our wicket keeper Scott Mackey who kept a great wicket with only 1 bye all night, very impressive.

However man of the match goes to Daniel Henry for his great knock of 33 runs when the backs were to the wall and his wicket.  Well done wee man definitely the best cricketer in that household!!!! (at that age!)

Monday, 22 June 2015

Max Porter blasts 178 runs

With both the 1st XI and 2nd XI playing both days at the weekend and both teams recording a win and a loss the main news at the weekend was the incredible innings by Max Porter for the 2nd XI against Laurelvale 2nd XI.
Max on the right receiving his award for his 100 last year
Our 2nd XI set Laurelvale a total of 289 from 35 overs to win the game with Max scoring an incredible 178 runs, peppering the houses at the bottom end of the ground he will not be welcome down there anytime soon.

We haven't had a chance to crunch all the facts yet but we believe he hit his 100 in 50 balls!!!!  A mention also for Trim hitting 61.  The 2nds wrapped up the match winning by 141 runs.  On the sunday they lost to Holywood by 5 wickets.

The 1st XI chased down a total of 167 against Larne with Stuart Nelson ending on 54 not out and David McCormick on 40 not out at the end with Leon also hitting 47 from 54 balls.  However on the Sunday the 1st XI never really got going and were defeated by 10 wickets against Holywood.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Under 11s suffer first defeat

Last night the Under 11s took to the field against a strong Instonians side in their 2nd game of the season.

After losing the toss we were put into bat and after the initial loss of Matthew Rae, Joshua Archer and Noah Kelly got the innings back on track.  Joshua inparticular batted extremely well against a good attack and retired on 30.

Noah continued to attack and was finally out for a well made 19.  At this point the runs dried up as we ended up on 64 runs from our 20 overs, a special mention to Finn Cross who scored his first ever boundary.

In reply, Instonians reached the target of 65 in the 13th over losing 3 wickets in the process with our 8 year old Leg Spinner Daniel Henry taking two great wickets and Noah Kelly also chipping in with a wicket.

However, the young team never lost heart in the field and with some of our batsman receiving a few body blows all the boys took to the field and continued to support and encourage each other.  Again I thought the fielding was excellent and is becoming a great feature of our play.  However, we could learn from the excellent running between the wickets demonstrated by our visitors.

This time I have a joint man of the match between Joshua Archer and Noah Kelly.

Against a strong bowling unit Joshua never looked in any danger, taking singles and hitting the bad ball for 4 he made it look easy.

Noah scored a great 19 runs and was unlucky not to reach 30, in addition to this his wicket and he then took the gloves and kept wicket, it really was an all round performance.

Well done to both the lads.

Next game is on Monday night at home to CIYMS b starting at 6.30pm

Friday, 12 June 2015

Under 11s Season is up and running

Finally the summer has arrived and on a beautiful summer evening the Under 11 season got underway away to Cooke Collegians.

Losing the toss Cooke Collegians put us into bat so an early test for our new opening partnership of Joshua Archer and new signing on debut Matthew Rae.

They love posing for photos, looking good lads!
Joshua started the quicker of the two but was out bowled in the 3rd over for a brisk 10 runs, just as he was looking dangerous, which brought Noah Kelly to the crease, who got up and running very quickly with the bat.  At the other end Matthew was beginning to find his feet and finding boundaries.

Runs were flowing but wickets had also tumbled until Scott Mackey and Matthew Rae put on a solid partnership with Scott finally falling for 16 runs.  Matthew continued to bat well, hitting powerful shots all round the ground and finally retired on 33 runs.  A great knock.

The tail wagged with Jonathan Lawrie adding useful runs in the end whilst we finished the innings on 106 from our 20 overs.

The same opening partnership that opened the batting also opened the bowling and Joshua struck in the first over, with Matthew Rae also taking a wicket thanks to a great catch from Rory Janseen at gulley.

Tight bowling and giving away very few extras we restricted the Cooke Collegians reply to just 69 runs.  Our fielding also took a big stride forward with another excellent catch from Rory, what also pleased the coaches was the general throwing and backing up by this young team.  Not to mention the constant encouragement from each other which was excellent.

A great game played in the right spirit, good luck to Cooke Collegians who certainly have some great kids and talent coming through under the stewardship of Bumper Dale.

Man of the match was Matthew Rae for his batting performance and all round fielding.

Next game is against Instonians C at Cregagh starting at 6.15 on Monday 15th June.

#theweeducks

Thursday, 14 May 2015

We're back!!!

Website had been down for a while but we are up and running again.  Below is a short (ish) report from our new 2nd XI Skipper Mr. Sam Grant.


Cranmore

9th May

The 2nd XI finally dodged enough rain clouds to get their season underway as they visited Instonians for a 35 over game. After winning the toss and batting on a ground with school boy boundaries, the top 3 of Bob Moore, Ollie Fleetham and Alex O’Brien had to negotiate some tricky conditions first up, with a damp mat offering variable bounce. They grafted well to carry us to 71 for 1 at drinks, building a platform that would allow for more expansive stroke play in the latter stages of the innings.
 

Bob Moore and Matthew Fleetham the stars from Saturday
Alex was dismissed for 16 shortly after looking to raise the tempo, which brought our explosive middle order into play.  With Bob playing the anchor role at the other end, Max Porter and Ahsan Khan were allowed to play with the freedom they thrive in. Instonians needed no further clues to their batting styles after both men nonchalantly dismissed their first balls for six over long off. Max hit three sixes and a four in a 10 ball 23 before Ahsan stole the limelight and undoubtedly provided the moment of the match.
 
With the opposition searching for change bowlers, Ahsan sent seven consecutive deliveries sailing back over the bowler’s heads for six. It was nothing more than sweet timing and great viewing for those on the boundary’s edge, that is until Bob decided he was the man in charge and ran the majestic Khan out for 48 off just 16 balls. Those with decent memories may remember him doing the same at Waringstown last season when a young D. Hand was threatening his batting trophy. Conspiracy theories aside, as the innings drew to a close, wickets fell quickly as the tempo of the scoring increased. All credit to Bob, falling only 3 balls short of carrying his bat with a composed 83 from 87 balls (8 fours, 2 sixes) and delivering us a total of 199 all out. 

Spirits were high at the break, knowing we had scoreboard pressure on our side. The buoyancy of the fielders only grew as Bob and Matty Fleetham delivered excellent new ball spells to leave Instonians 33 for 3 after 11 overs. Unfortunately, as conditions dried the bounce of the mat became truer, and the miniscule boundaries allowed for mis-hits to carry the full distance. Although the opposition were reduced to 58 for 5 and 116 for 6, their momentum continued to build and with little variation to be had from the ball, their number 7 was allowed to wait for any slight error in line or length.
 
TD and Max gave everything to take the decisive wickets, but their 8th wicket parternship saw them home with almost two overs to spare, the number 7 scoring 80 not out. It was a deflating result, though there were many positives to take from our first game of the season. Bob provided a great all-round performance, complementing his batting with a frugal 7 over spell of 1 for 19 and captaining admirably. The cavalier nature of the middle order will come in handy for the season to come if they can keep finding the middle of their bats with such regularity and mention should also be made of Matty’s bowling, hitting good areas with impressive pace to take 2 for 25. He will have many an opening batsman desperate to seek the refuge of the non-strikers end this season. In the end, a 3 wicket loss was surprising, but the side showed their worth and will not have long to wait for their first victory.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Family Fun day (of fun)

After such a successful event last year the Family Fun Day of Fun is returning again on Sunday 3rd May.  The start time will be 1 pm but similar to last year we ask that if you can come a bit earlier and we can arrange the teams.  (Basically if the Thompsons could leave Carrick before 12.55 that would be great!!!)

Similar to last year we will have the DJ and commentary box in operation offering genuine insight into the game in true Cregagh CC style, along with some tunes to celebrate boundaries wickets amongst other things!!!  However this year we are adopting a 3 over game series which should appeal to those big hitters!!!
Fingers crossed it will look something like this!!!
Of course the Bobby Fleetham Memorial BBQ (Sorry Bobby) will be up and running along with the usual bouncey castle for all the big kids.  More importantly the BAR WILL BE OPEN!!!!!  Why not come along and taster our now extensive ranges of beers!!!  and ciders for the alcos!

Look forward to seeing you all there and  hopefully the weather will be a bit kinder this year, so don't forget WAGS, MAGS and whoever else, this should be viewed as a trial for starting a Womens Cricket Team!!!

See you all there

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Richard Walker

On behalf of the committee and playing members we would all like to extend our get well soon wishes to Richard following his recent illness.

Many of you will know that Richard has been a member since the early 80s and only recently stepped down from the position of Club Treasurer, a position he held for 20 plus years.  In addition to this, Richard was an active playing member until the mid 90s and has been an active umpire until recently.

Here's to a speedy recovery, get well soon Richard

Monday, 13 April 2015

Junior Practice 2015 season to start

Junior practice will return  next week with the under 9s and 11s starting on 20th April at 6.30 pm and the 13s and 15s age group starting on Wednesday 22nd April at 6.30 pm

See you all there

Monday, 30 March 2015

Italian night postponed

Folks due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone the Italian night until a date later in the season

Keep an eye out for a new date

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Italian night at Cregagh Bello !!!!

Yes ladies and gentlemen on 18th April we will hold our first ever Italian night at Cregagh

Full details are on the poster below call Phil to reserve your seat for some home made Italian food along with the usual surprises

Altogether now...........

WHEN THE MOON HITS YOUR EYES

Friday, 13 March 2015

Indoor Nets CHANGE TO THE START TIME

Dont forget guys the time for indoor nets changes this week and for the rest of our time at Grosvenor the new start time is 10am until 12 pm

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME FOR THE REMAINING SESSIONS

15th March 2015 10 am to 12pm
22 March 2015 10 am to 12 pm
29 March 2015 10 am to 12 pm

EASTER - OFF

12 April 2015 10 am to 12 pm
 
The April net will be the last net with the aim of moving outdoor after this. Hope to see you all there!!

Friday, 13 February 2015

Quiz night

Cregagh CC Quiz Night

The cricket season will soon be upon us folks and as with recent years, to get us up an running we are holding our annual quiz night on Saturday 28th February 2015 starting at 7.30pm. A great way to start the social cricketing calendar and catch up with everyone.

As with previous events our quiz will be like no other, often with a cricketing slant and always a good nights craic guaranteed. Of course we will have our now world famous buffet worth the entrance fee alone!
 
Tickets can be purchased from Phil Thompson by contacting him on 07748 354216 and cost £5 each

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

NCU Under 9 Winter Nets

Good article and photos on the link below with the NCU holding its first ever under 9 NCU Winter Net Session which was attended by our own Daniel Henry and Alastair Watt.

http://www.northerncricketunion.org/database/2015/news/articles/article525.shtml

Thursday, 15 January 2015

NCU Under 9 Winter Training Sessions, Cregagh represented again!!

This year as a first for the NCU they are also holding under 9 winter training sessions similar to the Under 11, 13, 15 and 17 age groups.
We are delighted to announce that Cregagh will also be represented at this level with Alastair Watt and Daniel Henry both being invited along to these sessions.

Well done lads all that hard work in the cage has paid off during the summer, not to mention making a mess of the container looking for cricket gear that fits. 

Keep up the good work lads!!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Cregagh CC Quiz Night

The cricket season will soon be upon us folks and as with recent years, to get us up an running we are holding our annual quiz night on Saturday 28th February 2015 starting at 7.30pm.  A great way to start the social cricketing calendar and catch up with everyone.

As with previous events our quiz will be like no other, often with a cricketing slant and always a good nights craic guaranteed.  Of course we will have our now world famous buffet worth the entrance fee alone!

So put the date in the diary and keep an eye out on all the usual social outlets for specific details relating to the event closer to the time.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Indoor Nets

We have booked the pre-season indoor nets sessions which will be held at Grosvenor Grammar School.

However, we were unable to book our usual day and time therefore please note we have moved the nets to a Sunday and the dates and times are below;

1st March 2015 4pm to 6pm
8th March 2015 4pm to 6pm

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME FOR THE REMAINING SESSIONS

15th March 2015 10 am to 12pm
22 March 2015 10 am to 12 pm
29 March 2015 10 am to 12 pm

EASTER

12 April 2015 10 am to 12 pm

The April net will be the last net with the aim of moving outdoor after this.  Hope to see you all there!!

Friday, 9 January 2015

NCU South Africa Tour Update

The NCU Under 17 will embark upon a tour to South Africa and as you all know the team will be captained by our very own Stuart Nelson.
The NCU will be holding a night at the races at the Beechlawn Hotel in Dunmurry on Friday 23rd January 2015 the aim of the evening is to help the players with the cost of the tour.

For further information please click the link below and hopefully you can come along on the night.

http://www.northerncricketunion.org/database/2015/news/articles/article518.shtml

Friday, 2 January 2015

NCU 2015 Squad Announcement

Matthew Fleetham receiving the
Captains Pick Award
The NCU have announced their squads for 2015 and we are delighted to see that Matthew Fleetham has made the NCU Under 15 Team for the upcoming season.

In addition to this, Stuart Nelson, James Hume and Mark Johnston have made the NCU Under 17 team whilst Andrew Nelson has been included in the NCU Under 13 Development Squad.

Well done to all the Cregagh lads!!

For further info on the squads click on this link http://www.northerncricketunion.org/database/2015/news/articles/article520.shtml