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Youth winter training information

We’ve released all the information for winter youth training at WSMCC

Our youth winter training programme is here again, with sessions for all our youth teams starting this week and next, as we head towards the season starting in May.

The Under 11’s are training on Friday nights, from 6:45 – 8 pm.

The Under 13’s are training on Wednesday nights from 5:30 – 6:45 pm, with additional sessions on Mondays from 6-7 pm.

The Under 15’s are training on Thursday nights, from 7 –¬†8:30 pm.

The U13 and U11 sessions start this week, on the 30th January and 1st February respectively, with the U15 session starting a week after, on 7th February.

Please email dommayo@westoncricketclub.co.uk, or send us a message on Facebook, for further information. 

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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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Under 15’s – End of season round up

The U15’s finished off another excellent season with a victory on Monday night

Despite finishing second in both the league and the club to Claverham CC, they can feel proud in their achievements, only losing two games during the entire season. Highlights included a nervy 2 wicket win against Barrow Gurney after getting reduced to 22-8, thanks to a excellent 20 not out from Jake Richards, which highlighted the strength in depth of the team.

Top run scorers were Eoin Austen with 270 runs including two 50’s, Jakob Massey with 269 runs, also with two 50’s and John Fleming with 212 runs, also with two 50’s.

What really underlines the depth of the team was the 13 different bowlers who took at least 3 wickets across the season, with Adam Whittock leading the way with 9.

The team say goodbye to Jakob, the two Adams, Jodie and Hannah from this years squad, and coaches Paul, James and Dom would like to congratulate them on an excellent youth career. Some of the players represented the U19’s this season, and will become key players for the team over the next few years.

Every single one of the team have represented the club in adult cricket, from the 5th XI up to the 2nd XI, and there is high hopes for them that they will one day go on to become 1st team players in the future.

We restart U15 training in the New Year, and are always on the look out for new players. We provide year round coaching and the chance to play games on a weekly basis as part of a successful youth set up.

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Under 15’s in Cup Final action on Thursday

After¬†the U13 Wizards¬†cup final¬†success last week, can our U15’s make it two out of two on Thursday?

Our 15 team take on Claverham CC on Thursday in the final of the U15 Cup, hoping to make it two out of two in cup finals for our youth teams this season after the U13 Wizards success last week.

The teams success this season has been a team effort, built on the runs scored by captain John Fleming, Adam Whittock, Eoin Austen and Jakob Massey, the all round contributions of Sid Rai and Adam Smith, great wicket keeping from Hannah Capes and Charlie Biggs, and consistent new ball bowling from Georgina Goodwin, Holly McLaughlin and Jake Richards.

The game starts at 6pm on the Main Ground, and all club members are encouraged to come and cheer the team on!

 

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Under 13 Wizards win Cup final!

The Under 13 Wizards won the North Somerset Youth Cricket League cup with a win on Thursday night against Chew Magna CC

The team have been dominant in both league and cup this season, winning all 7 of their games so far, and they showed their quality throughout the final.

Captain Davis Trego lost the toss and Weston fielded first, and they started well, with opening bowlers Will Crane and Dexter Trego both bowling good spells. They were rewarded for their accuracy with 2 wickets for Dexter. Each bowler kept us the pressure, with further wickets for Charlie Cunningham, Jack Trego and Harry Collard. The fielding from the whole team was excellent throughout, especially from George Nuttycombe on the boundary. For Chew Magna, Harry Charlesworth top scored with 34, as they reached 75-5 from their 20 overs.

In response, openers Davis and George batted confidently throughout, hitting some strong shots all round the ground. Davis reached his 50 in the 8th over, eventually finishing on on 52, with Charlie providing good support, finishing on 20, which included the shot of the innings – a glorious slog sweep for 6!

The 10 wicket win underlined the quality performance from the whole team, as they reached the target in just the 9th over. There was some excellent cricket on show from both teams, showing some great signs for the future.

The whole team thanked coach Sam Trego for his efforts over the last few seasons, and there is a real chance for the team to do the league and cup double!

A number of the players in the team have already represented Weston in senior league cricket, and there is a real hope that the whole team can go and have long and successful careers for the club.

The Under 15’s will hope to back up this cup win with their own success, when they take on Claverham CC on Tuesday 26th, at home on the main ground.

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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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5th Academy XI prepare for debut league season with Allerton friendly

The 5th Academy XI begin life in the Somerset Cricket League this weekend, and warmed up on Saturday with a friendly vs Allerton CC

   5th XI fielding at Allerton CC

The team travelled to their new home from home at Allerton CC for a friendly game on the Saturday, using the game as a good practise at their new home ground ahead of their debut season in league cricket.

Fielding first, the team bowled well throughout, with Charlie Biggs, Lewis Richards and John Fleming all producing good spells against an experienced Allerton XI. Hannah Capes produced an excellent display with the keeping gloves on, with the positive energy from the whole team showing through from first ball to last. They were well marshalled by Aaron Stone on captaincy debut, with Allerton finishing on 218-5 from their 40 overs.

In response, the Academy battled well, with good contributions from the whole team. Jakob Massey and Davis Trego took on some good home team bowling and applied themselves well, playing some lovely shots in the process. John Fleming and Sid Rai put on 50 together, playing some big shots including a huge six from Sid that many said was the highlight of the day. They eventually finished 65 short on 153-7.

WSMCC would like to express its huge gratitude to Allerton CC for agreeing to host our 5th XI home games at their picturesque ground this season, and also for playing Saturday’s friendly in great spirits. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership between the two clubs!

 

 

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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

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