Rolleston Cricket Club News 2008

Winter 2008 Newsletter

Award Winners for the 2008 season :

1st XI : Batting – Michael James
Bowling – Steve Scrimshaw

2nd XI : Batting – Nigel West
Bowling – John Thomson

3rd XI : Batting – Richard Wyatt
Bowling – Michael Acton

4th XI – Player of the Year – Darrell Ford

Junior Awards :

U-11s – Dan Featherstone, Liam Goode, Dan Wildman
U-13s – Niall Dawkins, Aaron Harper, Dan Dolby
U-15s – Sam Ford, Andrew Cooper, Harry Wood
U-17s – Alex Brown, Andrew Cooper, Mark Chalkley

Presidents Shield (Outstanding Young Player ) – Mark Chalkley

Anyone interested in joining the Cricket Club please contact the Secretary, Trevor Foster on 01283 812824 or e-mail:

Further information about the Cricket Club is also available on our website:

Autumn 2008 Newsletter

With the season about Ύ of the way through our first and second teams are doing well – with the 1st’s in 5th place in Division 1 and the 2nd’s in 3rd place in 4S respectively. The 3rd and 4th teams on the other hand are finding it difficult with only one win each. However, the enthusiasm remains high and thanks to the new 4th team lots of our younger players have been given an opportunity to play in senior league cricket, and many have performed commendably well - which has to be good for the future.

Our junior teams, although well supported, had a somewhat disappointing season as regards results, but once again enthusiasm remains high. U-11 Kwik-cricket was particularly well supported. We are hoping to start a girls team soon – if you are interested, of school age please contact the Club secretary. Our thanks go to all those who managed our junior sides for all the hard work they put in week by week.

This season sees the end of the Burton & District Cricket League and as a consequence a complete re-structuring of the Derbyshire County Cricket League to incorporate as many of the Burton League teams as possible.

Our thanks must also go to Dave Woodburn and John Hodson for preparing the grounds at Rolleston and Marchington week in, week out, whatever the weather. It has not been easy with so many matches now being played, particularly at The Willows.

The last home league games of the season are :

Sat August 30th – 1st XI v. Clifton
Sat Sept 6th – 2nd XI v. Melbourne
Sun Sept 7th – 1st XI v. Marehay
Sat Sept 13th – 4th XI v. Trentside

For further information about the Club check out our website at or contact the Club secretary, Trevor Foster on 01283 812824.

Summer 2008 Newsletter

The 2008 season has just commenced and early results have been quite good. We have several new players at the Club this season who will hopefully strengthen our 1st & 2nd teams – Rizwan Akbar an overseas player from Pakistan, Darren Yeomans back from Spondon CC, John Thomson from Sedgefield CC and Nigel West from Winshill CC.

We have also entered a 4th team in the Burton and District League. This team will share the facilities at Marchington with our 3rd team, and hopefully give an opportunity for some of our juniors to experience League cricket.

Home League and Cup fixtures for Rolleston Cricket Club for mid- to end of the 2008 season are:

Sat 7th June …... 1st XI v Shipley Hall
Sat 14th June …. 2nd XI v Lullington Park
Sat 21st June …. 1st XI v Swarkestone
Sat 28th June … 2nd XI v Dunstall
Sat 5th July ……2nd XI v Nutbrook
Sat 12th July ……1st XI v Rolls Royce
Sat 19th July ….. 2nd XI v Mickleover
Sat 26th July …...1st XI v Aston on Trent
Sat 2nd August …2nd XI v Sawley and L E P
Sat 9th August .…1st XI v Matlock
Sat 16th August… 2nd XI v Brailsford
Sat 23rd August.. 2nd XI v Rosehill Methodists
Sat 30th August… 1st XI v Clifton
Sat 6th Sept …….2nd XI v Melbourne Town
Sun 7th Sept ….. 1st XI v Marehay

1st XI start times : for June and July 1.30 pm ; August 1.00 pm ; September 12.30 pm
2nd XI start times : for June and July 2.00 pm ; August 1.30 pm ; September 1.00 pm

There may be other Cup matches on Sun 15th & 29th June and Sun 20th July – depending on earlier results.

Also this year we will be entertaining an MCC XI on Thursday 14th August from 11.00 am and we are pleased to have been able to offer our facilities for a Girls U-15 County match - Derbyshire vs Northants on Tuesday 22nd July, start 2.00 pm

Junior Cricket

The club has a vibrant junior section, running sides at a variety of age groups. Over the years many of these youngsters have progressed to represent district and county sides at youth level, or have graduated to the senior teams.

Children of primary school age start with “Kwik Cricket”, a short game played with a soft ball which involves all the participants, and then go on, through carefully planned stages, to hard ball cricket at Under 11 and older age groups.

All the coaches and team managers are experienced and have been vetted to work with children through the appropriate CRB checks. The club takes its duty of care and safeguarding of children seriously.

Boys and girls are warmly invited to come to the club. For ages 7 and above, Kwik cricket sessions are held on Fridays from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Under 11 hardball practice starts at 5.30 on the same evening. The Kwik Cricket practice sessions alternate with tournaments played amongst local clubs. We also run junior coaching (U-13 to U-17) on Tuesday evenings from 5.30 pm

Our U-17s play on Monday evenings, U-15s on Thursday evenings and U-13s on Sunday mornings.

If parents would like any further information, please contact the club secretary Trevor Foster on 812824 or Bob James, cricket committee chairman, on 569306, or come to the club at the above times.

When there are no League or Cup fixtures there are friendly matches every Sunday at The Willows from 2.00 pm.

Supporters and visitors are always welcome on match days.

Spring 2008 Newsletter

The 2008 cricket season will soon be with us and the groundsmen and members will soon be busy preparing the ground at The Willows for hopefully a drier summer than 2007. Good to report that we will be running a 4th team in the Burton & District League in the coming season, which should give an opportunity for more younger players ( plus a few older ones ) to get involved in League cricket.

We have a new first team captain – Michael James – and there is every possibility of an overseas player joining us this year in our attempts to gain promotion to the Derbyshire Premier League.

We shall once again be running junior teams at U-11( kwik cricket and hard ball ), U-13, U-15 and U-17 levels. If you are interested please contact the Club secretary – e-mail address below or telephone 01283 812824.

Below are the Home fixtures for our 1st and 2nd teams up until the end of June:

Sat 26 / 04 … 1st XI v Nutbrook
Sat 3rd May … 2nd XI v Rolls Royce
Sat 10th May … 1st XI v Stainsby Hall
Sun 11th May …. 2nd XI v Aston on Trent
Sat 17th May …. 1st XI v Denby
Sat 24th May ….. 2nd XI v Ockbrook & Borrowash
Sat 31st May ….. 1st XI v Staveley Welfare
Sun 1st June …. 2nd XI v Darley Abbey ( Cup )
Sat 7th June …. 1st XI v Shipley Hall
Sat 14th June …. 2nd XI v Lullington Park
Sat 21st June …. 1st Xi v Swarkestone
Sat 28thy June … 2nd XI v Dunstall

Visitors are always welcome on match days and the bar is open all day.

Our 3rd and 4th teams will play their home matches at Marchington, and our thanks go out to the trustees of this Club for letting use their facilities.

Should you require any further information about the Cricket Club please take a look at our web-site or e-mail

Trevor Foster

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