Monday, 15 April 2019

Squirrel News - Spring Edition

The 21st issue of our Club newsletter 'Squirrel News' is now available. Please click here for the document. It is packed full of news and updates from in and around the club. Thank you to everyone who has contributed an article, and also a special thank you to Neil Francis our editor, for compiling a very interesting and informative read.

Nick Allcoat

Friday, 12 April 2019

Attenborough Junior Cricket - 2019

Dear all,


We hope you are all well and eager for the start of summer training. The winter training has gone well with a good attendance and a great deal of enthusiasm shown which hopefully will set us up for a successful season.

Registration Evening

Registration evening will be on Friday 26th April commencing at 6.30pm at the Strand. A registration form can be found here but it will help us enormously if you could register using the online Google form available online here is the link, and pay via PayPal on the Payments link on the home page of the Attenborough CC website Kwik equipment will be out on the field but responsibility for safety on that night will be purely parental.

Our Youth Section Guidelines Safe Hands Policy and Club Codes of Conduct can be seen here.

The junior membership fee for 2019 is £50 (which is the same as last couple of years) to cover the 16 weeks of training. We continue to offer a discount for any siblings so a 2nd child's junior membership is £35 and £25 for any further children registered e.g. if you register two players then the total fee is £85. There is no extra charge for junior matches in any age group. These options are all available on the website under the 'payments' link, the 3 options being (Junior Playing, Two Juniors & Three Juniors).

Parents who receive income support, income-based jobseekers allowance, working tax credit (but not child tax credit) or disabled persons tax credit may contact Carl Knight in confidence to discuss financial assistance. 

Spring/Summer Outdoor Training

Outdoor sessions will be held at The Strand from Friday 3rd May through to the final session on Friday 16th August for all age groups U13s and below (Rich Henson has contacted parents re the U15's who will train on a Tuesday night with the adults from 16th April). Sessions are from 6.30pm until 8.00pm.

In the event of adverse weather, we will post a message on the junior club website ( by 5.30pm on training night. Please check the website before setting off if in any doubt.

2019 Junior Teams

This year we will be fielding the following teams (plus coaches):

Under 15s (Year 9 & 10) - Rich Henson
Under 13s (Year 8) – Mike Dickinson
Under 12s (Year 7) – Mark Robinson & Brendan Ryan
Under 11s (Year 6) – Gary Bacon & Andy Crofts
Under 10s (Year 5 ) - Carl Knight & Andy Waddle        

Kwik Cricket (years 3 to 5) – Carl Knight, Barrie Humphriss & Andy Waddle

All Stars Cricket - Kate Robinson, Barrie Humphriss, Carl Knight & Sam Randall

Hardball league and Cup fixtures will be posted on both the Calendar page of our main website ( and on the Club's Play Cricket website ( as soon as they are released. Players selected for matches will be contacted by the relevant team coaches

Three Kwik teams have been entered into the Sunday morning league. Times/dates are; all on Sunday mornings 10.00am until 12.00pm midday on May 19th (home), June 2nd, June 9th (home), June 16th, June 23rd (home), June 30th and July 7th. Arrive 9.30am for all. A further email will be sent to all Kwiks after registration asking for availability for the first few Sundays as in previous seasons.

Please note that we are running an All Stars group again this year (school years 1 to 3) starting from 17th May registration is via the ECB website,, you will need to choose Attenborough as the club. Details will also be in the junior section on the clubs website, please contact Carl Knight if you have any queries regarding which group to sign up for i.e. All Stars or Kwik Cricket groups.

Presentation Evening

Our presentation evening will be held early September date tbc at The Strand.

We hope this will be a great opportunity to get together and reflect on a successful season. Further details to follow.

And finally...

Attenborough Youth Section pride themselves on their junior members and the way they behave, both at training and during matches against other clubs. We strongly encourage our junior members to wear white cricket clothing whilst training and representing Attenborough CC and we hope parents will support us on this. 

It must also be noted that youth players must wear a protective guard (box) whilst playing hardball in both the nets and in matches. We do have spares if anyone ever forgets their own.  

Please feel free to forward this message to family and friends as new players are always welcome.

Yours sincerely,

Carl Knight
Youth Cricket Manager
M: 07428 222130

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Cricket Force

A big thank you to everyone who came to help out on Cricket Force day. It was great to see helpers come along from all parts of the club to get the ground ready for the new season.


Tuesday, 2 April 2019

New Club Shop & Online ordering

As another new season approaches, I am pleased to be able to advise you that our friends, sponsors and kit suppliers at Owzat Cricket have now developed our very own online ordering service for those wanting bespoke Attenborough CC kit. This is available for both Senior and Junior players & supporters. Please click here or check out our Useful links which is located on the right-hand side of this website. Have a look, while you are on the website you can also order a new bat, gloves, boots, kit bag etc etc!


Thursday, 28 March 2019

Girls & Womens Softball cricket

Hi all,

Calling all mums, sisters, aunties & friends to come and have a go at Attenborough Girls & Womens softball cricket.  The intention is to hold 4 training sessions during May on a Tuesday night as a trial and if we have sufficient interest, we will continue throughout the summer. The first session is scheduled for 7th of May at the Strand from 6.30 - 7.30pm and the bar will be open afterwards. 

At this stage I am looking for an idea of who is interested in playing, if anyone would like to get involved in the coaching and anyone who wants to be involved in the administration and running of the softball cricket. Please email back your preferences.

If you have any queries please let me know and feel free to pass onto family and friends as all is welcome (i.e. all abilities, although girls under 10 years old must be playing at Kwik Cricket level).


07428 222130

Congratulations to our very own Morgan Jones!

Last Monday, Morgan found out that he's been selected for the Derbyshire U14 county squad for the new season! There was an initial trial in December and he got selected for the winter training squad which was 9 weeks of training at the county's indoor facility plus some S&C. At the end of the 9 weeks, Morgan got selected for the full county squad! On top of this, Morgan qualified as a level 2 umpire a couple of weeks ago!!

A massive well done from Attenborough Cricket Club!

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Cricket Force

This year's Club Cricket Force event is to take place on Saturday 6th April.

Tea/Coffee & Bacon cobs will be served at 9.15am, with the work being done from 9.30am until lunch time. The good news is that our 'Saga group plus' have already done lots of jobs on the ground and pavilion over the last few weeks (thank you). The not so good news is that there are still several jobs that need doing! - particularly relating to the playing side of things, - net refurb, covers, rope etc etc. 

These jobs must be done before we can play or train for the cricket! So, I'm asking everyone to get down to The Strand, Seniors & Juniors, players & supporters on the 6th April, to spare a couple of hours to get the ground set up for what promises to be an exciting 2019 season.

See you there.....

Thank you in anticipation of your help.

Nick Allcoat