Rolleston Cricket Club News 2001

End of Season Report 2001

The 2001 season closed with the following statistics :

First XI :

Captained by Sean Green the 1st Team retained the Brewery Cup, winning a keenly fought match against Alrewas CC, and finished 4th in the 2nd Division of The Derbyshire County Cricket League, narrowly missing promotion.

Paul Allen won the Club’s batting award scoring 741 runs at an average of 37.05.

Paul’s highest score was 105 and he finished 6th in the League Division 2 averages.

Alan Mellor won the bowling taking 36 wickets at an average of 14.92. This was good enough to put Alan in 3rd place in the League averages.

Under 17 bowler Graham Dent had a very promising first full season in the 1st’s.

Second XI :

Captained by Ian Wakefield the 2nd Team finished half-way in Division 4A of the DCCL.

There were many encouraging performances from Under 15 junior players in the 2nd’s notably from Dan Robotham, Michael James and Simon Bria

The batting averages were won by Keith Widdows with 413 runs at an average of 34.42. This was just enough to pip Dan Robotham with 33.54.

The bowling award went to Trevor Foster who captured 29 wickets at an average of 17.31, narrowly defeating Michael Acton at 17.40.

Third XI :

Captained by Mick Clay the 3rd’s finished half-way in Division 4 of the Burton & District League, finishing the season on a strong note, which looks promising for the future.

The batting averages were won for the second year running by Shaun Sweet with an impressive 69.5, which was enough to secure him the League averages as well. Skipper Mick Clay also fared well with the bat, averaging 44.5 and finishing 3rd in the League averages.

The 2001 bowling award was won by John Hodson whose 21 wickets were achieved at 14.33.

Under 17's :

Awards went to Dan Robotham (batting), Graham Dent (bowling) and Ben Stockley (all-rounder)

Under15's : 

Awards were won by Ben Stockley and Matthew Belmore (batting), Michael James (bowling) and Simon Bria (all-rounder).

Under 13's :

Awards went to Alex Britton (batting), Gareth Marshall (bowling) and Dennis Widdows (all-rounder)

Other News :

The Club was recently contacted from Hawaii by a former player – Richard ‘Dickie’ Bell. If you would like to contact Richard please contact the Club Secretary Trevor Foster on 01283 812824.

Autumn 2001 Newsletter

At the time of writing we still have a quarter of the season left and are enjoying a successful first season in the Derbyshire County League. Both the first and second teams have acquitted themselves well with the first team still retaining slight hopes of promotion to Division 1.

The Burton Breweries Cup was retained after a well deserved win in the Final over old rivals Alrewas before a large crowd at Belvedere Park. Congratulations also go to the U-13s and U-15s who both won their respective league cups as well as finishing high in the league. Although the U-17s were not quite so successful the next two seasons should be more productive as the side was mainly composed of players from the younger age group.

The weather played a large part earlier in the season as several matches were lost to the rain. This also affected the installation of practice net facilities, but these are now in place having been funded by a loan from the Staffordshire Playing Fields Association. Hopefully, these will prove a boost to performances in the future.

The club is looking for additional sponsors from within the local community who may be able to assist us in enhancing our facilities still further for the benefit of young cricketers in the area. Anybody interested in acting as a sponsor should contact John Shakespear at 73, Station Road, Rolleston. (Tel: 812558)

Latest Cricket Report (by Trevor Foster - 13 July 2001)

The Cricket Club are currently running three Saturday sides, a Sunday team and junior teams at U-13, U-15 and U-17. We also cater for the U-11's with Kwik-Cricket events.

The 2001 local cricket season is now just past the half-way stage and it is pleasing to report the Club's 1st XI are playing well and are currently near the top of Division 2 of The Derbyshire County Cricket League. They have also reached the semi-finals of the Burton Breweries Cup Competition where they will visit Lullington on Sunday 15th July start 11.00 am.

The 2nd XI are fairing reasonably well in Division 4A where the standard is perhaps better than the 4A suggests. Several junior players including some U-13's have represented the Club in the Team and have performed really well.

Our 3rd Team are enjoying themselves in Division 4 of the Burton & District League and are also about mid-table. Home matches are played at the Pirelli Sports Ground. 

All of the Club's junior sides are also doing well this season. We have recently acquired some outdoor nets at our ground in Dovecliff Road which will undoubtedly help with practicing and coaching. 

Visitors are always welcome at The Willows, especially on match days.

If you would like to become a member, require any further information about Rolleston Cricket Club and/or fixtures for the remainder of the season please contact Trevor Foster (Club Secretary) by phone 812824.

Spring 2001 Newsletter

The forthcoming summer promises to be a very interesting one as the club begins its first season in the Derbyshire county league at first and second team level. Indoor nets have been taking place at Repton School since early January in readiness for the first round of fixtures starting at the end of April. Contact is maintained with Burton and District cricket through the third team who play at Pirelli’s ground and the three junior sides at under 13, 15 and 17 years age groups.

Following the disappointment at being refused a Lottery Grant towards major ground improvements we are determined to press ahead ourselves with the provision of practise net facilities prior to the start of the season, followed by ground levelling in early September.

Visitors are always welcome at “The Willows” throughout the year and not only during the summer months. The following is a list of home fixtures for the first half of the season for first and second teams.

28 April - Ockbrook & Borrowash*
5 May - Codnor M.W.
6 May - Rosehill Methodists
12 May - Swarkestone*
19 May - Muggington
26 May - Alavaston & Boulton*
27 May - Brailsford* (cup)
2 June - Rolls Royce
9 June - Nutbrook*
16 June - Mickleover
23 June - Duffield*
30 June - Duffield

* denotes first team fixtures

John Shakespear, Chairman Tel 812558

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