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