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.
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!
Chairman, Coleshill Cricket Club
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.
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.
Chairman Coleshill C. C.
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.