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Womens indoor softball team win cup

The women’s indoor softball team won the Somerset Cricket Board cup on Sunday, defeating Portishead at Gordano school.

Senior bowler Georgia Tulip led the way with 4 wickets, and youngsters Bobbi-Lee Kingston and Aimee Davidson led the way with 49 runs from their 4 overs, but the whole team played their part in the win. Our women’s teams train on Friday nights, from 7-8pm. We have both hardball and softball teams, who play fixtures across the season, and we are always looking for new players to come and join in. Contact the club send us a message on Facebook, or call us on 01934 623101.

A great start to 2019 for WSMCC, well done to the team for their success.

The team with their trophy
Top (L-R) Nikki, Georgia, Diane, Alice
Bottom (L-R) Aimee, Michelle (cpt), Bobbi

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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.

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Womens softball team take part in first Smash It tournament

The womens softball team started their season of Smash It cricket with a tournament at Claverham CC on Sunday 

On a lovely summers day, teams from Weston, Lodway, Brislington and Claverham played each other, with Weston finishing with 1 win and 2 close losses. There was some great batting from the whole team throughout the day, including some good shots from Esther Smith and Michelle Ho, and the bowling was excellent as well, with wickets for Bobbi-Lee Kingston amongst others. The highlight of the day was three excellent catches from the fielders in the win over Lodway that swung the game Weston’s way in the second innings.

The 8 player squad was: Julie, Michelle, Esther, Bobbi-Lee, Diane, Lucy, Libby and Nicky.

We are always looking for new players for both our softball and hardball women’s teams, get it touch with us!

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Senior pre season starts tomorrow

After a long wait, made longer by the poor weather in March and early April, senior teams get their season going this weekend with three friendly fixtures

 

The 5th XI are preparing form their first season is competitive league cricket by travelling to Allerton CC
on Saturday. Allerton have agreed to host 5th XI home fixtures this season, so its an ideal chance for our newest team to get some good experience playing at the picturesque ground ahead of the new season. That’s a 1pm start on Saturday. Spectators are welcome at the ground, the postcode is BS26 2PA.

 

 

 

 

 

The 1st XI also have a fixture on Saturday, as they travel to Bridgwater CC, looking to get some good practise in ahead of the teams return to WEPL Prem 2 next weekend. That’s also a 1pm start.

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday a combined 2/3/4th team host Wedmore CC on the East Ground. The fixture is a good chance to build up some match fitness ahead of the start of the league season the following weekend. That’s again a 1pm start, the club bar will be open and any support is appreciated.

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New club shop available now

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.

The new shop is available at https://www.somersetcountysports.com/department/club-shops/?filter_team=weston-super-mare-cc

Follow us on social media and online for all the latest news from WsMCC.

 

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Womens teams season up and running

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.

The squad consisted of: Julie Mayo, Esther Smith, Michelle Ho, Jodie Filer, Elaine Filer, Diane Davidson, Aimee Davidson, Georgia Tulip, Bobbie-Lee Kingston and Liberte Rosser.

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!

 

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Captains announced for new season

Captaincy roles have been finalised for all our senior teams ahead of the start of the season

    1st XI captain Rob Turner

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!

Women’s softball XI

 

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Hannah, Jodie and Lauren talk about their Sri Lankan trip

Three of our youth players recently toured Sri Lanka with Somerset, and came back having had a great experience on and off the pitch

(L-R) Lauren Filer, Hannah Capes and Jodie Filer of WsMCC & SCB

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!