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New season on the horizon

April 7, 2017 Leave a comment

In preparation for the new season, there will be a series of work parties to ensure the club is ‘match ready’. The first of these will be this Sunday (9th April) at 9am. It’s set to be a gloriously sunny day, so painting, cleaning and weeding will be all the more enjoyable 🙂

On the playing front, there will be a pre-season friendly at Coleshill against Great Kingshill on 29th April, starting at 2pm. This precedes the opening league fixture – a home tie versus Pinkneys Green on Saturday 6th May.

Please let Dominic Spencer know your availability for these fixtures as soon as possible.


Coleshill Cricket Club and Jordans Taverners

April 7, 2017 Leave a comment

The Coleshill Cricket Club Committee is very pleased to announce that the 2017 season will be played at the Jack Adams Field in partnership with Jordans Taverners.

As many of you will know, traditional village cricket is coming under increasing pressure both financially, and from a playing members perspective. Although the last few years have been relatively successful for Coleshill, in order to secure the long-term future of cricket in the Village, we have been looking for a suitable partner with whom we can share resources.

We have now found that partner in Jordans Taverners, a Club we know well, and who currently play friendly, primarily Sunday cricket, at the recreation ground in Seer Green.

The partnership will preserve the identity of both Clubs but we will share playing and ‘administrative resources’ as well as Jordans’ extensive range of ground equipment and coaching aids.

Therefore, throughout the 2017 season, Jordan’s Taverners will play their cricket at our beautiful ground in Coleshill where their players will have the opportunity to play in the Coleshill 1st XI Saturday league team, and Coleshill players will be able to play shorter format, friendly Saturday, Sunday and mid-week cricket with Jordans Taverners. In this way we maximise the use of the ground and the clubhouse, whilst players from both Clubs have far greater flexibility in the type of cricket – and how regularly – they want to play. It is our earnest hope that this partnership will develop into a long-term relationship.

The league season starts at the Jack Adams Field on Saturday 6th May, and we would very much like to welcome you to the Club then, or at some point during the summer. And if you, or anyone you know, would like to play the odd game or two, you would be very welcome indeed!

Stephen Inchbald
Chairman, Coleshill Cricket Club

Newsletter: January 2017

January 16, 2017 Leave a comment


Dear Friends,

December has been a busy month for Coleshill Cricket Club as we have been making plans for 2017, following the unfortunate collapse of the proposed merger with Amersham Hill C.C.

On 2nd December we held a players’ meeting at which there was lively discussion about the format of the cricket we should be playing next summer. It was clear that our playing strength would increase if our 2nd XI did not have to play the very demanding form of cricket required by the Chilterns League, and that quite a few fathers of our Colts would be prepared to play “friendly” cricket for Coleshill on an occasional basis.

Our Committee then met to formalise arrangements for the 2017 season. Our 1st XI will play in Division 2 of the League, whilst our 2nd XI will play social cricket, with the number of fixtures dependent on player availability.

The Committee also confirmed the following arrangements:

  • Winter nets will be held at the Amersham School on Sunday evenings between 7.30 and 9 pm, commencing on Sunday 5th March until Sunday 16th April. These nets not only provide important pre-season practice for our players, but are also an excellent way of introducing new members to the Club, so we shall be delighted to hear of any prospective new players.
  • We have booked the Village Hall for the evening of Friday, 17th March. After a short AGM, there will be a Pre-Season Party, open to everyone in the Village and other supporters. As last year, there will be a Sri Lankan meal and we shall run a bar. Further details will be circulated in due course, but please book the date.

In 2016, the Cricket Club made a small loss, but our focus in 2017 will be to raise funds to buy a new roller. Our existing roller has given us sterling service over many years, but has now reached the end of its working life.

After the uncertainties of recent months, we can now look forward to a successful 2017 season. We thank all our friends in Coleshill and beyond for their continued interest and support, and wish you all a very happy New Year.

Stephen Inchbald
Chairman – Coleshill Cricket Club

Update: Proposed Merger Amersham CC & Coleshill CC

September 26, 2016 Leave a comment

Dear Members & Supporters,

You will recall that in July I wrote to you with news that, following an unsolicited approach from Amersham Hill Cricket Club (AHCC), Heads of Agreement for a merger of our club with theirs had been signed.

The committees of both clubs had approved the terms and, subject to ratification by the members of the clubs at their respective AGMs, preparations were in hand to implement the merger in January 2017.

Since July the executive of AHCC have sought to gain the approval of their membership and sadly failed.

Accordingly the merger will not take place and Coleshill CC will continue as hitherto, and with your continued support, playing cricket in the village.

My committee has concluded that the AGM of this club, planned for October 14, will have to be postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.

Stephen Inchbald


Announcement: Coleshill CC and Amersham Hill CC

August 11, 2016 1 comment

Coleshill Cricket Club, 1956

Sixty years have passed since this photograph was taken. In this time club cricket has changed out of all recognition with the introduction of leagues and 100 over cricket.

Many of our younger colleagues do not have the time to commit to this format and, across the country, many clubs of our size struggle to put out two teams every Saturday.

As you know Coleshill had to withdraw our second XI from the league last month and as a direct result of this we have had approaches from other clubs that are also struggling.

Amersham Hill Cricket Club are unique in that they wish to vacate their ground in Amersham and are short of players to put out two sides. They are, therefore, an excellent fit with Coleshill Cricket Club.

Over the last ten days our respective committees have decided unanimously to approve a merger of our clubs and Heads of Agreement have been signed.

It is intended that the merger will take place on 1st January 2017 and the merged Amersham & Coleshill C. C. will play their cricket at our ground next season thus preserving the game in our village. I hope this new club can continue to enjoy your support.

Stephen Inchbald
Chairman Coleshill C. C.

Fighting for survival

August 2, 2016 Leave a comment

The Coleshill 1st XI have slipped to the bottom of Division 1, following defeat at Pinkneys Green at the weekend.

With 5 matches left to play, Coleshill are 5 points adrift of Denham, and 40 points behind Littlewick Green – but with a game in hand over both.

Another reason for optimism is that – owing to the quirks of the fixture list – Coleshill are at home for all their remaining matches.

Here’s hoping home comforts can spur the team onto the great escape. That starts this Saturday as they take on 4th-placed Chalfont St Giles.

League Knockout Final – this Friday

July 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Coleshill CC is proud to be hosting the League Knockout Final this year.

Harpsden and Taplow will do battle on Friday 22nd July, starting at 6pm.

Please come down to support what should be a thrilling evening of cricket!