Thursday, 10 January 2019

The Chairman’s 2019 message

As we go into the 2019 season, it is worth taking time to reflect on some of the significant achievements that our club has evidenced over the last 10 years........

·         A third consecutive season in the Notts Premier League this year means that Attenborough CC will have played over half of the recent 10 year period at the highest level of cricket in Nottinghamshire.

·         A raising of standards of our 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams as evidenced by higher league standings.

·         Growing Senior & Junior playing membership to enable the club to field 7 Senior teams and an increasing number & variety of junior teams.

·         A thriving off field social scene, which benefits the club and wider local community, fuelling a year on year increase in bar takings to help contribute to further investment into the development of the club and its facilities.

·         Significant improvements to the Pavilion and surrounds, the biggest in the clubs history during this 10 year period, and to the playing facilities including a new scorebox, makes Attenborough CC the envy of visiting clubs, with the improved facilities benefiting members, supporters and the local community. Pavilion asset now worth £250k.

·         Replacement machinery (roller, mowers etc) purchased costing in excess of £12k to enable grounds be kept in good condition to benefit the users and the local community.

Added to the above, this year will see our club (4th s) playing home matches at Chilwell Barracks for the first time. This will become a quality, sustainable home venue for the 3rd and 4th teams for years to come.

Your cricket club needs to generate income of approximately £50,000 per year to break-even and to provide the provision that we do - on and off the field. As such players and supporters are asked to support the fundraising and social activities held throughout the year. If you or your contacts are able to support our club through a financial donation please advise me or one of the committee. Sponsorship packages are also available.

Finally, all of the above just would not have happened without the generous, tangible input of our ‘volunteer workforce’. This includes covering the cricket activities, coaching, administration, maintenance & development, work on the ground, fund raising, catering & bar.

A big ‘thank you’ to all of those who get involved. If you can contribute in any way to help the club continue to develop, just ask.

Wishing all of our teams - senior & junior, good luck for 2019. I wonder what the next 10 years will bring?

Nick Allcoat

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Junior winter training

Dear parents and guardians,

We are delighted to share details of our winter training sessions. We have made a few changes, due in part to the facilities at Bramcote; the number of players in the kwik group and also to try and ensure players have a session every week. These sessions are booked at the Barn, Bramcote College on Moor Lane (same as last year) from 10th January to 5th April (missing out half term 21st/22nd Feb).

On Thursday night (Kwik cricket):

Starting 10 Jan - between 5.30pm - 6.30pm will be Kwik Cricket group 1 (age 8-10/school year 3-5)
between 6.30pm - 7.30pm will be Kwik Cricket group 2 (age 8-10/school year 3-5)

Please note that both Kwik groups 1 & 2 will receive the same training and is not based on age or ability, so you can choose which time best suits you. If you could send me an email before the first session with your preferred time that would be great i.e.:

1. group 1 - 5.30 start
2. group 2 - 6.30 start 
3. no preference

If you choose no preference I will let you know before the first session which group you have been allocated to as I would like to keep the groups fairly similar in size if possible.

On Friday night (hardball cricket):

Starting 11 Jan - between 6.00pm - 7pm will be u10/u11/u12's groups (age 9-12/school year 4-7)
between 7.00pm - 8pm will be u12/u13 groups (age 12-13/school year 7-8)

As last year u11's were our biggest group, we may need to split them up between the 6pm & 7pm groups. Although this is not ideal its important players get time to practice. At this stage I am looking for u12 volunteers to join the 6pm hardball group, if you could send me an email confirmation that would be great.

The u14 & u15s (school years 9 & 10) will train on a Sunday at Trent College from 13 January 7.30pm - 8.30pm. Please contact Rich Henson/Neil Stentiford for more details.

Players who moved groups either all stars to kwik or from kwik to the hardball transition group before the end of the summer programme will start winter training in the group which they finished in i.e the new group. If you have any queries please let me know.

Some players may be asked to move between sessions as training progresses and as players improve and require greater challenge. In the past, some parents have chosen for their children to continue with a 'lower challenge' session even when they 'move up' – this is an option to be discussed on an individual basis.

The (price per session) fees will be £35 for all the sessions which is for the full 12 week course.

Payment can be made either by cheque (Attenborough Cricket Club) or cash at your first session.  Alternatively, you can pay through a PayPal link on our website under Payments on the right hand side of the Home page - just select junior winter nets (hardball) or Winter Training (Kwiks) and be sure to enter your child's name in the box provided.  You can also choose whether to pay by PayPal or a debit card. A membership form is also required to be completed online here is the link, or handed in on the first night.

Notification of cancellation of training sessions due to inclement weather will be made via our junior website no later than 30 minutes prior to the start time.

To book your child's place you can either do this in advance by paying through the website and completing a membership form or, alternatively, pay and hand in the form on the first night. Please ensure your child attends the correct age group session.

If you have any questions then please come back to me. Everyone is welcome including new players.


Carl & the coaching team
T:07428 222130 (new phone number)

Monday, 3 December 2018

Christmas Social

We are having our 'Christmas Social' on Tuesday 18th December, 7.30pm at the Pavilion. This is a 'whole of club' event for players, supporters, seniors, juniors, friends and families. A chance to have a pre-Christmas drink & food with club friends and to witness our 150 club grand annual draw.

Looking forward to seeing you there, everyone welcome.


Sunday, 25 November 2018

Chairman's AGM Report 2018 and plans for 2019

The club held its AGM recently. Thank you to those who attended. For those unable to get along please click here to read my report for 2018 and to be updated on the club's plans for 2019.

I would also like to take this opportunity of thanking the members of the Committee on your behalf, and also from me personally, for the time and volunteer effort they commit to ensuring our club continues to develop, and in so doing to enjoy the successes and achievements we see both on and off the field. It is my view and that of others, that there is not a better run club in the county, carried out through a 'collective responsibility'.

The Committee and I would like to thank you all, players and supporters - for your support both from within the club and from the local community, as we all continue to enjoy the cricket and social provision on offer within excellent, well maintained facilities.

Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Nick Allcoat

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

New club kit order form!

Hi all,

We now have an updated club kit order form from our friends at Owzat Cricket! Initials are now free!! I will put a few hard copies of the form in the Pavilion but if you would like to process an order online then please visit the Kit & Club Shop page on our website. We are getting some requests for Santa to buy new kit for our players!

Kind Regards,


Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Tesco Tokens!

Just to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who has supported the cricket club in shopping at Tesco's in recent weeks and put the 'blue tokens' in our section of the 'perspex collector' on leaving the shop.

The competition ends on 31st October, so we just need one last big effort to get over the line as winners! It is currently extremely close with the two other organisations we are competing against. We will get a significant amount of money if we are successful, so your help is appreciated in supporting your cricket club. Ask your friends and family to help too!



Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Attenborough CC Junior Cricket Awards 2018

Kwik Cricket:

Batting award – Steve Shibu
Bowling award – Ewan Crofts
Fielding Award – Dan Roberts
Most improved Player – Harry Cater
Managers player awards – Sanjay Anand, Edward Jones, Lucy Wignell & William Green
Best All-rounder award – James Bacon

Kwiks Richard Henson Trophy winner:

Theo Barton


Fielding award - Charlie Allen
Managers player award - Patrick Ryan
Player of the year award - Raphael Barak


Player of the year - Finn Rodgers
Managers Player award - Harjit Singh

U13's - 8 a side:

Bowling award - Jago Barham Morris
Batting award – Ollie Kneller
Sportsmanship award - Owen Crofts

U13's - 11 a side:

Bowling award - Theo Robinson
Batting award - Zain Ali
Most improved player - Ben Goodlass


Bowling award - Josh Kneller
Batting award - Morgan Jones
Managers Player - Tauseef Kataria

Special awards:

Hat-trick - Harjit Singh
Junior Bowling Award ( best figures ) Raphael Barek 5 for 10
Junior Batting Award  ( Most runs ) Morgan Jones - 290 runs
Best All Rounder Performance - Theo Robinson 38 not out & 4 for 9

Represented the county:

Olivia Macey
Theo Robinson
Mason Tolley
Zain Ali
Morgan Jones
Lucas Stentiford
Tauseef Kataria

Caps for senior league debuts:

Ollie Mee
Oliver Kneller
Brad Greatorex
Tauseef Kataria
Theo Robinson
Jago Barham Morris

Hardball Richard Henson Shield Winner:

Morgan Jones