WsMCC are pleased to announce a new range of playing and training wear, in partnership with Somerset County Sports and Gray-Nicolls.
The new agreement, which continues our great partnership with SCS following the supply of our 1st team coloured playing kit last season, gives all our members the chance to access quality playing and training kit for this season onwards from a local company who have a great track record in supplying team wear to clubs.
Chairman Jon Mayo is pleased with the new partnership: “Somerset County Sports did an excellent job supplying our coloured kit last season, and we are delighted to welcome them to the club as our kit partner. Having access to quality playing and training kit lets our members continue to take pride in representing the club on and off the pitch. It’s also important that we support a local business providing a great service, and we welcome Richard, James and the whole SCS team to Devonshire Road”.
The club would like to place on record our huge thanks and gratitude to all of our sponsors, including main club sponsor Forte Financial, club partners Howards Motor Group, City West Commercials and The Curry Garden, as well as all the businesses who support us through ad board purchase and beer barrel sponsorship. Their generosity allows us to keep providing opportunities for members young and old to enjoy their cricket, and also allows us to invest in the club and its facilities to ensure long term sustainability.
Snow and rain over the last few weeks have had a huge impact on pitch preparation for the upcoming season
Fixtures for this season were due to start this Thursday 12th with a under 15 game vs Bedminster CC, but the huge amount of rain recently means that no play was possible.
The home senior fixtures scheduled for April 21st against Congresbury CC and Bristol YMCA CC have already been cancelled, with no chance of a suitable wicket being prepared in time, and also to minimise the risk of further damage to the wickets ahead of the new season.
There are also fixtures scheduled for the following week, starting on 23rd April, for both youth and senior teams. Decisions about these games will be made closer to the time.
Games this Thursday 26th for under 13 teams are currently ON.
2/3/4th team friendly vs Taunton Deane for Saturday 28th is CANCELLED. This will be replaced by outdoor training at the club, midday meet.
Head Groundsman Sam Trego is always looking for extra help to get all the work done – get in touch to lend a hand.
We will updating this page and social media pages with all the latest information about fixtures as soon as any decisions are made.
The womens teams got their season started on Saturday with a fun day of hardball and softball action
The womens team got their season started on Saturday with a day long event at Somerset’s indoor
school, playing softball and hardball tournaments across the day. The 9 player squad travelled to Taunton in the morning and played the softball tournament first, beating 5 other teams along the way to a finals loss to Staplegrove CC. In the afternoon, the team also competed in a 3 team hardball tournament, coming out as winners, beating Staplegrove and Wembdon to cap off a great day.
Massive thanks to Somerset Cricket Board and the Western Storm, especially Sophie Luff and Steve Gass, for organising and running a fantastic day of cricketing fun.
The womens team train on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons, and have loads of softball and hardball fixtures across the season. We are always looking for new players to join our team – no experience of cricket is needed at all, just come along and give it a go!
Captaincy roles have been finalised for all our senior teams ahead of the start of the season
The 1st XI will again be led by ex Somerset keeper/batsman Rob Turner, who starts his second season in charge having achieved promotion in 2017. Turner will be supported once again by Weston stalwart Andy Fear.
The 2nd XI will be led by a new captaincy duo, with 3rd team skipper Dom Mayo moving up to the lead the team. Batsman Luke Morgan will be the vice captain as the team look to push on after a fourth place finish in 2017.
With Dom Mayo moving up to the 2nd XI, wicket keeper Josh Knight will be taking on the reigns of the 3rd team, who find themselves in Division 5 this season after promotion in 2017. He will be assisted by brother Matt.
After a solid 3rd place finish in 2017, the 4th XI will again be led by Dave Howes. They have moved up a division after the 5th XI entered the league system, so find themselves in Division 7N. Chris Pack will again act as vice captain.
The 5th XI start their inaugural season in league cricket under the captaincy of Paul Fleming, who will act as a guide for the young players in the squad as they experience their first taste of competitive league cricket.
This season also sees the reintroduction of a hardball women’s team to the club, with the aim of giving our talented female players the chance to play in their own team in addition to playing in the senior Saturday elevens. Fixtures have been organised for Sundays across the summer, and the team will be captained by Michelle Ho. There are also more women’s softball festivals organised this season after a successful time in 2017, with the first scheduled for Saturday, 24th March and continuing throughout the season. They will be captained by Julie Mayo.
Lots to look forward to at WSMCC as the season draws nearer!
Pre season fixtures have been finalised, with games for all 5 team across the last two weekends in April
Ahead of the start of the senior league season on May 6th, pre season fixtures have been organised for April 21st and 28th.
The 1st XI start preparations for life back in WEPL Two – Bristol/Somerset with a home game against recently promoted Congresbury CC, who play in the Bristol & District league structure. The following weekend they travel to old rivals Bridgwater CC, who currently play in WEPL Premier One, with both fixtures offering a good workout ahead of the new season. Both fixtures start at 1pm.
Other friendlies over the two weekend dates will see a combined 2nd, 3rd and 4th XI take on Bristol YMCA CC and Taunton Deane CC respectively, giving plenty of opportunities for all the players from all teams to have a good run out ahead of the start of the league season. Both fixtures will be at home, with the YMCA fixture starting at 1:30 pm, and the Deane fixture starting at 1pm.
The 5th XI will prepare for life back in league cricket with a trip to Allerton CC on the second weekend. Allerton will be hosting the 5th team home fixtures for this season at their picturesque ground, making the fixture ideal for preparation for our youngest team. Thats a 1pm start on April 28th.
Three of our youth players recently toured Sri Lanka with Somerset, and came back having had a great experience on and off the pitch
The ten day trip took the squad around Sri Lanka, playing games against domestic sides whilst also exploring the local culture and spending leisure time with friends in the squad.
Spin bowling allrounder Jodie said of the trip: “I really enjoyed playing in a country with completely different conditions to England, especially bowling on pitches that turned, which was ideal for my style of bowling”.
Fast bowler Lauren also had a great experience: “It was really hot and humid during the trip which made bowling hard work, but that made taking a wicket even more rewarding! We all got to sample the local culture and spend time with friends in the squad so it was a great trip all round”.
Hannah, who is a wicket keeper, said that the tour “helped me become a better player by experiencing keeping in different conditions; overall it was a really good trip!”.
The girls would like to express their huge thanks and gratitude for all the sponsors and volunteers who helped to organise events and raise funds for the trip – notably Bridgwater College and the volunteers at WsMCC.
WsMCC are proud to have a number of our youth players involved in the Somerset development set up, and this is down to the hard work of both the players and the volunteers that help to coach and lead the youth teams. We are always looking for members new and old to coach our young players – get in touch!
We are excited to running the All Stars programme again this year at WsMCC, and registration is open now!
We will be running the 8 week programme from Friday June 1st until Friday July 20th, 6-7pm.
The Activator (course leader) will be 3rd team captain Dominic Mayo, who will be uploading more information including the weekly session plans in March – email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on Facebook with any questions.
WsMCC are delighted to announce the signing of Somerset and Dutch international fast bowler Paul Van Meekeren for the 2018 season
Following promotion in 2017, preparations continue for our return to WEPL Bristol / Somerset this season and we are pleased to welcome Paul to our first team squad.
The Dutchman shot to prominence with some impressive performances during the World T20 tournament in 2016 with the national team, including a man of the match performance against Ireland. He has subsequently represented Somerset in all three formats, notably picking up 4-60 on his County Championship debut against Essex in August last year.
First team captain Rob Turner is excited to bring Paul to Devonshire Road this season: “It’s always a bonus when you can utilise the skills of a professional player, particularly someone who bowls this quickly and skilfully. He made a great impression at the club when playing for Somerset last season in the Hildreth testimonial game, and we look forward to seeing him don Weston colours in 2018”.
Chairman Jon Mayo is also pleased with the new signing: “Bringing Paul to the club continues the great partnership we have with Somerset, and gives him the chance to stay match sharp when not representing them or Holland. It’s testament to the hard work of our volunteers that the club is in a position to be able to attract quality players. We’re excited to see him in action”.
Asked about the signing Paul said “I’m looking forward to joining Weston and playing when I can, I had fun there last year when playing for Somerset!”.
Paul is currently representing the Kowloon Cantons in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, and we look forward to welcoming him to Devonshire Road soon!
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