Rolleston Cricket Club News 2009

Winter 2009 Newsletter

Rolleston Cricket Club is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Clubmark” accreditation.
“Clubmark” is a national benchmark for high quality community club cricket, and to achieve the award, clubs have to go through a rigorous quality assurance process and be thoroughly vetted by their County Cricket Board.

Whilst all areas of a club’s activity are inspected, there is special emphasis on the youth development programme and the welfare of junior members.

Rolleston Chairman Bob James said:

“We are delighted that we have not only been accredited, but have come through the process with flying colours.
“The assessor who carried out the verification said that we were “doing a great job” and was most impressed by what he saw.
“It is gratifying to know that not only our youth development programme but also our overall management and organisation have been closely scrutinised and been formally acknowledged to be first-rate.”

Rolleston run four senior Saturday sides in the Derbyshire County Cricket League and a Sunday XI as well as junior teams, with a structured coaching and match programme run by qualified personnel at the Under 10, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups. New members, both senior and junior (boys and girls), are always welcome.

More information can be found on the club’s website:

or from the Chairman on 07525 186979
or the Hon Dec, Trevor Foster, on 812824.

Summer 2009 Newsletter

The 2009 season is now under way and so far the weather has been very good – let’s hope it lasts and is better than last summer.

The Club welcomes a couple of new players this year – Aafan Janjua, a batsman transferred from Derby Congs CC ( Aafan scored over 1000 runs in the League last season ) and Alex Showell – a very promising youngster from Hilton CC.

There is normally a match at Rolleston’s ground every Saturday and Sunday from now until the end of August and visitors are always welcome.

We have a few interesting matches that might appeal to you including a Derbyshire Over 60s game against Worcestershire Over 60s on June 2nd ( start 1.30 pm ) and a friendly against a team from Holland on July 14th ( start 2.00 pm ).

If you would like a full fixture card please contact myself ( details below ) or Michael Acton at the Club.

As well as four senior League teams, we run Sunday and friendly teams and junior teams at U-11, U-13, U-15 and U-17 levels, and coaching is usually available on Tuesday evenings from 6.00 pm.

If you are interested in becoming a member – social or as a player – please contact me.

Trevor Foster – Secretary ( 01283 812824 ).

Web-site :

Spring 2009 Newsletter

The 2009 cricket season will soon be with us and the groundsmen and members will soon be busy preparing the grounds at The Willows and Marchington hoping for a drier summer than the previous two. We will be running four teams in the Derbyshire County Cricket League in the coming season and we could do with a few more players to help us to achieve this successfully. Please contact us if you are interested.

We are delighted to announce that three long-serving members have accepted Honorary Life Membership of the Club – Mr Ivor Bailey, Mr Ken Bush and Mr Keith Phillips. We also have a new Club Chairman, Mr Bob James, and two new team captains– Graham Dent (1st team) and Anton Williams (2nd team).

Once again we will be running junior teams at U-11(kwik cricket and hard ball), U-13, U-15 and U-17 levels. If you, your son or daughter is interested please contact the Club secretary – e-mail address below or telephone 01283 812824. We are also looking at the possibility of forming a girls team – more info from the Secretary.

Below are the Home fixtures (at Rolleston) for our 1st and 2nd teams up until the end of June (start times vary) :

Sat 25th April 1st XI v Elvaston
Sat 2nd May … 2nd XI v Ockb’k & B’wash
Sat 9th May … . 1st XI v Tutbury
Sun 10th May …. 1st XI v Sawley & LE Park (Cup)
Sat 16th May …. 2nd XI v Dunstall
Sat 23rd May …..1st XI v Stainsby Hall
Sat 30th May …..2nd XI v Winshill
Sat 6th June …. ..2nd XI v Clifton
Sat 13th June …. 1st XI v Clay Cross
Sat 20th June ….2nd XI v Aston on Trent
Sat 27th June … 1st XI v Staveley Welfare

Our 4th team also have re-arranged fixtures at Rolleston on Sunday 26th April (vs Mickleover) and Sunday 31st May (vs Clifton). 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 once again go out to the trustees of this Club for letting us use their facilities.

Membership and further fixture details are available from the secretary or at the Club, and should you require any further information about Rolleston Cricket Club why not take a look at our web-site

Trevor Foster

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