A lot has happened at Heyford CC since our last Prattler update in August 2019. The cricket season ended on a high with both the 1st and 2nd XI gaining promotion from Division 3 and 8 respectively. The 2nd XI cruised to promotion as league winners for the second successive season, while the 1st XI crept into second place on the last weekend with a convincing win and results elsewhere in the county going in our favour.
The Club continues to go from strength to strength; so much so that the Committee have decided to enter a 3rd XI into the Northamptonshire Cricket League in 2020. We hope this will enable us to provide cricket to even more local people and provide an excellent steppingstone into adult cricket for the juniors in our flourishing youth teams. We are excited to have arranged for our 3rd XI to play their home games at Everdon CC and would like to thank John Thorpe for allowing us to use his picturesque ground. So, if you would like to dust off your whites and sign up for a few games, or even help with scoring and umpiring then please get in touch!
Fixtures for the new season haven’t been released yet, but keep an eye on next months Prattler or our website for updates.
Junior Cricket in 2020
This summer we will be offering cricket for children aged 5 to 11 at the Playing Fields.
For 5-8 year olds we will be running the successful 8 week ECB ‘All Stars Cricket’ programme for the third time, starting on Friday 15th May at 6pm. Registration opens in February at www.allstarscricket.co.uk
This year there are two choices for 8-11 year olds. Dynamos Cricket is a new ECB initiative, ideal for beginners or children who have just ’graduated’ from All Stars Cricket. The first session will be on Friday 15th May at 6pm. Alternatively our U11
Junior Cricket will continue in the same format as 2019, with fun coaching sessions on a Friday afternoon and matches played against other local teams on Sunday mornings. Winter ‘Nets’ (indoor practice) starts on Tuesday 4th February at Quinton House School, from 6:30-7:30pm for U11s. Boys and girls of all abilities are welcome, and all equipment is provided.
Please get in touch if you would like some more information or to register your interest!
A full list of Bonus Ball winners can be found on the ‘News’ pages of our website.
The December 2019 winners were as follows:
07/12/19 39 Annie John
14/12/19 56 NO WINNER
21/12/19 26 Rob Pardon
28/12/19 9 Colin Gillespie
Thank you to everyone who supports the Club by playing the Bonus Ball game. It
costs just £1 per week to play and you have a chance to win £25, so if you would like to take part then please get in touch for more information.
More details about Heyford Cricket Club can be found on our website or via social media where we can be found on both Facebook and Twitter. If you would like to get in touch you can also email us.
At Heyford we try to mix good cricket with good fun. We play to win but we always try to play fair and we hope that all our guests will feel welcome.
The Playing Fields, Middle Street, Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire NN7 3NL
If you are approaching Heyford from the M1 (Junction 16), on the roundabout take the 1st local exit towards Upper Heyford. After about 600 metres as you enter Upper Heyford turn left (signposted Nether Heyford and Bugbrooke) Follow this narrow country lane for about 0.5 miles, until you cross a small bridge over the river. The entrance track to the Playing Fields is on your left about 30 yards past this bridge, just before you enter the village.