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A Message from El Pres

Welcome to the beginning of a new and exciting season in the history of the club! During the close season there has been a lot of work done already to prepare for the summer, least of all those who have turned out for pre-season fitness on Sundays and who will be toned and ready for the first game on Sunday 29th April (the Nick Clough Tri-series).

As you will recall, 2017 proved to be a difficult season for Sunday cricket in general, and Mount CC and other clubs in the district struggled to fulfil their fixtures due to reduced player availability. This is a trend that echoes the wider decline in participation that has been seen across cricket.

During the off season, Mount CC has been working together with Westcliff-on-sea CC (WOSCC) to address this issue with the joint aims of preserving Sunday cricket and offering players of both clubs a wider range of playing options. For the 2018 season, the clubs have entered into a reciprocal arrangement which will see Mount CC players being able to turn out for WOSCC on Saturdays and WOSCC players looking to play Sunday cricket appearing for Mount. The clubs have agreed that any player from either club will pay a match fee only and have waived the need for subscription/membership fees for any “guest” players.

Given that both clubs enjoy a long and close history it's the best partner for Mount to have, with many players over the years having played for both sides. I believe that this initiative will benefit both clubs, enhance this relationship and support cricket in the area. I think it's an exciting opportunity both for us and WOSCC.

To make this work it will take effort by both clubs to embrace it and make the most of the facilities of both clubs.

Fixture lists will be circulated shortly, and player availabilities will be sought well in advance of fixtures. For Mount CC players wishing to find out more, please contact Bill or me. Let's hope this initiative is the start of more cricket and more players for both clubs.

Let's start the season with a positive show of intent by giving Bill your availabilities for the first 3 games, having a great tournament against Old Westcliffians and WOSCC and showing them what a great place the ACG is to play at!!

Simon Jackson; Wednesday 18th April 2018 @ 2043

Next Fixture

Opposition:
Old Westcliffians
Date:
Where:
Alleyn Court School

Last Fixture

Result:
No Result
Opposition:
versus Brentwood Victorians
Date:
Location:
Brentwood
Notes:
The Mount were unable to raise a side

Leading Season Averages (2017)

Batting

PlayerRunsAve
Qualification: at least 4 completed innings
Ilan Frankel30543.57
Alex Hatton12330.75
Toby Duffin10921.80

Bowling

PlayerWktsAve
Qualification: at least 4 wickets
Charlie Lockhart104.70
Simon Jackson613.17
Ged Williams620.83

Approaching Milestones

Batting

PlayerRuns
Each 500 run increment is considered to be a milestone
Andrew Hair488
Toby Duffin483
Findlay Mackay472

Bowling

PlayerWkts
Each 50 wicket increment is considered to be a milestone
Ged Williams46

Appearances

PlayerTotal
Each 50 appearances increment is considered to be a milestone
Andrew Hair49
Jamie Lambert46

Home Ground

A game of cricket in progress
The Mount bat against the backdrop of the pavilion

The Mount currently play their home fixtures at:
Alleyn Court Prep School,
Wakering Road,
Southend-on-Sea,
Essex SS3 0PW

Please be aware that the school insist on the following restrictions:

  • No smoking is allowed within the school grounds
  • No pets are allowed on the grounds
  • Spikes should not be worn in the pavilion or the nets

Officials

President
Simon Jackson
Captain
Bill Foley
Vice Captain
Dave Summers
Team Secretary
Richard Hair
Fixtures Secretary
Toby Duffin
Tour Manager
David Thomas
Hon. Secretary
Stewart Orrock
Hon. Treasurer
Clive Lambert
Social Secretary