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The Leylines – Live @ WSMCC

We’re delighted to announce that WSMCC is hosting popular local band The Leylines on May 26th, as part of our annual bank holiday Beer and Cider Festival.

 

 

The band are bringing their high energy, rollicking live show to WSMCC, as part of a great bank holiday event at WSMCC. Formed in 2013 in Weston-super-Mare, the collective has taken their unique mix of folk and punk across the country, performing at Glastonbury Festival, Oceanfest and Big Festival. They are scheduled to release their second studio album, ‘Recover Reveal‘ on March 1st, and we are delighted to welcome the band to the club on May bank holiday weekend.

The show will be the climax to a great weekend, with the annual Beer and Cider festival also taking place across Saturday and Sunday. With over 40 beers and ciders available to try, ranging from favourites such Thatchers, all the way to some unique local offerings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The weekend also sees our 1st XI take on Bishopston CC on Saturday. With big names such as Peter Trego and Rob Turner set to represent WSMCC, it should be a great game to help kick off the weekend in style.

Tickets for the weekend are available now, priced just £7.50. This gives access to The Leylines, Beer and Cider Festival and 1st XI fixture, representing great value for a fun bank holiday. 

To get your ticket, click here

Check out The Leylines’ latest single, ‘Broken and Alone‘, below!

 

 

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Christmas Quiz – Friday 21st December

Come along to our annual Christmas Quiz – 7pm start on Friday 21st December!

Our annual Christmas Quiz is a great way to start your Christmas celebrations, with a fun quiz planned by committee members Jon Humphrey and Steve Thorne. 

We are holding a raffle on the night, so bring a prize along! All monies raised goes straight back into the club.

Dress code: Christmas Jumpers!

 

 

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Winter Events

The presentation evenings and fireworks night may have been and gone, but there’s still plenty going on over the winter months!

 

On Saturday December 8th, we have our annual Sponsors day at Weston Rugby Club. Organised by Sam Trego, it’s a chance to spend the day supporting our affiliate club in the town, following a two course meal and drinks. We receive great support from the rugby club during the summer, and it’s always a good day out. All members welcome.  www.facebook.com/events/2749512875062739/

 

 

 

Friday 21st December sees the return of our annual Christmas Quiz, hosted by committee members John Humphrey and Steve Thorne. A fun family event for the Christmas time, all welcome!  www.facebook.com/events/1907147792686826/

 

New Years Eve party, with The Proof playing live. Welcome in 2019 with a party at the cricket club, with live music from local band ‘The Proof’. Tickets coming soon, all welcome!  www.facebook.com/events/1907147792686826/

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Youth Presentation Evening

This years Youth Presentation evening takes place on 28th October, at 6pm in the Sports Hall

It’s been another great year for our youth teams, with a cup win for the U13 Wizards and runners up awards for the U15’s. Join us on Sunday, 28th October at 6pm to hear all about their great seasons, and celebrate the award winners and their achievements.

 

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Club gears up for annual Bonfire and Fireworks Night!

Weston Cricket Club is again hosting its popular Bonfire and Fireworks night, on Saturday 3rd November!

This years event will bigger and better than ever, with lots of things to do and see for all the family, such as:

  • A wide array of food and drink outlets, including Barefoot Pizza, Charcoal BBQ and Hills Bakery, as well as a fully licensed bar.
  • Outdoor fun fair area, with plenty of fun games to play and prizes to be won for the whole family.
  • A fun, safe and family friendly atmosphere, with both indoor and outdoor areas to view the fireworks display and relax.

It’s the best value display in town, with tickets priced just £15 for a family of 4, £7 for an adult and £3 for children, with under 5’s going completely free! All tickets will be available to purchase on the gate.

The event supports Weston-super-Mare Cricket Club, which is a volunteer run, not-for-profit CASC registered amateur sports club. We use all funds raised to support the development of youth and senior sport in the town, through investment in facilities, equipment and coaching for our young players.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Club receives renewed Clubmark accreditation

We are delighted to announce we have received our Clubmark status renewal from the ECB. All WEPL clubs are going through the process this season, it’s a large amount of work and validates our commitment is to being a safe, welcoming well run club.

‘I’m sure all members would like to join me in thanking Youth Chairman Darren Smith who has headed up the project and Club Welfare Officer Julie Mayo for the huge amount of volunteer time dedicated to getting Clubmark renewed ’  Jon – Chairman

This accreditation means that the club:

  • Ensures that all members of the club involved in youth coaching, senior team captaincy, match scoring and other senior positions hold appropriate qualifications and certifications, such as DBS checks and coaching qualifications.
  • Ensures that a robust system is in place to deal with complaints and to protect all playing members of the club, especially youth players, through our Club Welfare Officer.
  • Is sustainable on and off the pitch, with plans for long term security both financially and on the pitch.
  • Continues to qualify for potential funding of new projects through grants and other means, such as the new scoreboard and lighting in the indoor hall.
  • Is marked out as somewhere where people young and old can safely enjoy their cricket, where people can improve themselves and their sport, and somewhere where parents can feel safe and confident in bringing their child to improve themselves and achieve.

It’s vital that we maintain our high standards to continue to meet the Clubmark guidelines in all areas now and in the future. Failure to meet Clubmark standards would mean that very little cricket would be allowed to take place at the club, especially womens and girls cricket, and at 1st team level through loss of WEPL status.

Without the hard work of our volunteers, the club simply would not exist, so please make time to consider if you would like to become more involved with the club. We always need volunteers for admin duties, ground work and in the youth section, so please get in touch.

 

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First wins of the season for 3rd and 5th XI’s – Match reports 2/6/18

Saturday saw the 2nd’s achieve their third win of the season, whilst there were first wins of the season for the third and fifth teams

 

1st XI

Weston First XI suffered their first defeat in almost a year away at Lansdown in a top of the table clash at the weekend.
Weston won the toss and elected to bowl first. Lansdown got off to a slow start with Pete Trego and Tom Chambers bowling very economically. The first wicket fell for 30 in the 11th over, courtesy of an amazing run out from Trego, who hit the stumps from square leg with a diving throw. A second wicket soon followed off the first ball of Ash Allen’s first over and with Chris Davidson bowling economically from the other end, Weston looked to be in a good position. A stand of 60 then followed between Josh Smith and R Thorpe, before Tahmid Ahmed had Thorpe caught behind for 26. Ahmed (9-0-45-2) soon took a second, but it was Ash Allen who finally removed Smith for 66 in the 38th over. Wickets then fell regularly to Allen (8-1-25-4) and Tom Chambers (8.5-0-29-2) and, despite a stand of 31 for the eighth wicket, Lansdown were all out for 187 in the 47th over. Some questionable decisions from the umpires aided Lansdown in achieving this score, something Weston could do little about.
The Weston innings did not get off to a great start with Fear falling for 2 in the third over. Wickets fell at regular intervals with some outstanding fielding moments from Lansdown, including a sharp caught and bowled from captain Price to remove Trego for 7 and two runs outs to see off Davidson and no. 11 Tom Court. Weston were all out for 91, defeated by 96 runs and taking only 5 points from the match.
Weston will hope for a return to winning ways at home to Bishopston next weekend.
The Forte Financial Man of the Match was Ash Allen for the fourth time in five league matches.

 

2nd XI

Weston 2nd XI got back to winning ways with a convincing victory over Butleigh 1st XI on Saturday. Weston once again won the toss and batted first, but lost a wicket in the 2nd over, with the Butleigh keeper showing great skill to run out Matt Huxtable when the batsman attempted a quick single. The innings then settled down, as brothers Dom (40) and Fin Mayo (20) put on 67 for the 2nd wicket. It was slow going on a pitch that was underwater two days previously, but the Weston batsman kept battling hard. There was a mini collapse in the middle innings, as Weston slipped to 100-4, but Harry Wiseman (56) batted excellently to register his maiden 2nd team 50, dragging the home team up to 168-9.

Weston came out firing in the 2nd innings, with young U13 Will Crane (2-24) bowling a superb spell to dismiss the two openers. Matt Knight (3-21) also showed great control and skill with the ball in taking his wickets. There were also wickets for Paul Stringer (2-18) and George Bemand (2-28), and Jodie Filer grabbed a wicket at the end to go with a superb catch taken earlier in the innings.

A good victory for the 2nd’s, with 6 players under the age of 19 in the team. Massive thanks to the grounds team who worked tirelessly to get the game on. Forte Financial Man of the Match goes to Harry Wiseman.

3rd XI

WSMCC 3rds got their first win of the season on Saturday taking full points at home to Staplegroves 2s. After shocking weather in the week, groundsmen Sam and Ben did a brilliant job to get the game on.
Weston won the toss and elected to bat on a good wicket. The start couldn’t have been better with a fantastic half century from Max Brown (66) at better than a run a ball, and mature support from U15 Eoin Austen (36). Weston surpassed 100 before Brown fell. The good batting continued with all the middle order contributing, J Knight (26), J Mayo (18), R Green (5), J Fleming (7) and another crucial innings from another youngster, J Massey (36*). Weston finished their 45 overs on 252-7.
The Staplegrove innings got off to a slow start with some excellent bowling from I Smith, 6-3-13-1, with his wicket comig from a worldie catch from Eoin Austen. R Crocker, 7-1-22-1, bowled well but it was the inspirational change of B Frise who took a wicket with his very first ball. Another young player stepping into the team, Bayley finished with figures of 9-0-49-4, a beautifully bowled spell. The visitors fell to 79-7 but a late resurgence meant J Massey (6-0-38-1), J Mayo (6-1-31-1) another stunning catch from Eoin and B Kingston (2-023-0) had to slow the run rate. However it was again Eoin Austen (2.2-0-9-2) who finished the innings off taking the final 2 wickets in the first 2 balls of his second over. Staplegrove all out for 194.
There were stand out performances from Max Brown and Bayley Frise with special mention going to Bobby-Lee Kingston for stepping in 45 minutes before the start.
However Forte Financials man of the match goes to Eoin Austen for his controlled batting (36), outstanding 2 catches and 2 wickets in 2 balls to finish the innings.
4th XI

Weston 4ths succumbed once again to stronger opposition,  this time away to Harptree Villages.

Inserting the home team  the Weston bowling was steady rather than threatening and the first wicket didn’t fall until 97 was on the board.

There did follow a furry of wickets and with Harptree 145 for 5 there was the prospect of a contest but an unbroken stand of 81 took Harptree to 226.

There was economical bowling from Jamie Dance, a wicket each for Spike Hawkins and promising debutant George Nuttycombe but the pick was Holly McKLaughlin with three wickets – all bowled.

In reply Weston lost a wicket in the first over and things barely improved. The top scorer was Georgina Goodwin with 20 and a total of 74 was no more than Weston deserved.

The Forte Player of the Match was Holly McLaughlin.

5th XI

The Weston 5th Academy side (put together to bring through teenagers into adult cricket) performed very well in their first game of their adopted home of Allerton CC with a convincing win over Peasedown-St-John 2nds.

Opening the batting, Luke Richards scored a powerful 112 to help Weston set a challenging 226 off their 40 overs. 14 year old Ollie Thompson and 15 year old Adam Smith both making valuable contributions.

In reply, Lewis Richards (13) took a wicket with his first ball to see off the PSJ dangerman Vowles. PSJ stayed in touch for the next 25 overs until Adam Smith changed the game with 2 wickets in an over to soothe Weston nerves.

 

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New club position available: Club Photographer

We are on the lookout for a keen amateur photographer to take photos of our games and events in and around the club.

The club has 5 senior teams playing on a Saturday, youth teams playing across the week and also host numerous other games and events throughout the year. The 1st team compete in the West of England Premier League system, and have a mix of professional, ex professional and top amateur players in their squad. The other 4 teams compete in the Somerset Cricket League.

Our youth teams play in the North Somerset Youth Cricket League, and last season won leagues and cups in their respective leagues.

In recent years we have hosted  local professional teams and players in marquee games, and have one of the most popular annual firework and bonfire events in the town.

With our ever growing amount of teams and players, we are on the lookout for a photographer to assist us in documenting the games and events around the club.

The ideal person will be someone who:

  • Is based locally and can get themselves to and from the club.
  • Available on Saturdays.
  • Flexible with availability on different dates and days, a good communicator, and friendly and easy to work with.
  • Interest in cricket and general sports.
  • Some experience with photography and sports photography, as well as access to good quality photography kit (desired but not essential).

In return for your time, you will receive:

  • A free social membership at the club, which entitles you to a range of benefits.
  • Free club kit such as polo shirt and cap.
  • Free refreshments every Saturday including a cricket tea and drinks.
  • Free entry to all our events and end of season dinner.
  • A mention every time your photos are used in our social media and website areas. We have over 3,000 followers across our social media profiles, as well as a huge reach in the local town through published photos in the local newspaper and paid promotions on social media that have been seen by thousands of people.
  • Chance to build your skills in photography and web development – the successful person will have the chance to work with the club to ensure maximum exposure for their work on our website and social media profiles, and have the chance to control their own area of the website subject to approval from the club committee.
  • Assistance with building up their own social media profiles if required.
  • Chance to be part of a great sports club that is growing and improving year upon year.

We believe that this position will be best suited to a keen local amateur photographer, or someone thinking of a future career in photography and media production, and wants to gain experience in the field. We have a committed group of volunteers that work hard to run the club and its events, and we would love to have someone who shares those levels of commitment join the club in this new position.

For more information or to chat to someone at the club please contact us at cricket@wsmcc.co.uk, message us on Facebook or Twitter, or alternatively give Digital Content manager Dominic Mayo a call on 07502285660.

To apply for the post, please email dom.mayo@gmail.com with some information about yourself and your interest in the role, and we can go from there.