Society XI

 

The Society XI is open to all members and plays around 30 fixtures a season in the South East, mainly on Sundays on attractive village grounds. Our aim is to play good, traditional cricket in a convivial spirit.

The 2017 season is approaching. If you are interested in playing for the Cricket Society XI  please email Tom Carmichael

Current and new players can indicate their availability for individual matches by downloading this form.

THE CRICKET SOCIETY XI FIXTURES 2017

DAY DATE OPPONENTS TIME
       
Sun 30-Apr Ockley. Surrey 1.30pm
Sun 07-May Princes Risborough, Bucks 2.00pm
Sun 14-May Old Leightonians . Berks 2.00pm
Sun 21-May Tilford . Surrey 2.00pm
Sun 28-May Forest Green,. Surrey 2.00pm
Mon 29-May Bryan Fenn Select XI at Hayes CC , Middlesex 2.00pm
Sun 04-Jun Coldharbour, Surrey 2.00pm
Sun 11-Jun Oakwood Hill, Surrey 2.00pm
Sun 18-Jun Kew, Middlesex 1.30pm
Sun 25-Jun Southwater, Sussex 2.00pm
Sun 02-Jul West Meon and Warnford, Hampshire 2.00pm
Sun 09-Jul Fleet Street Strollers at Pinkney’s Green, Berks 1.00pm
Sun 16-Jul Britwell Salome, Oxon 2.00pm
Sun 23-Jul Middleton Stoney, Oxon 2.00pm
Sun 30-Jul Sparsholt, Hampshire 2.00pm
Sun 06-Aug St James’s Montefiore, Sussex 2.00pm
Mon 07 Aug     Blackheath , Surrey 2.00pm
Sun 13-Aug Odiham & Greywell , Hants 1.00pm
Wed 16-Aug Lingfield at Newchapel, Surrey 2.00pm
Sun 20-Aug Newdigate, Surrey 1.30pm
    Hampshire Tour               
Sun 27-Aug Broadhalfpenny Brigands , Hants 1.30pm
Mon 28-Aug Petersfield, Hants 1.00pm
Sun 03-Sep Crown Taverners, Hampshire 1.00pm
       
Sun 10-Sep Sanderstead , Surrey 1.00pm
Sun 17-Sep Rudgwick , West Sussex 1.00pm
Sun 24-Sep Reigate Pilgrims , Surrey 1.00pm

 

Captain's Report 2016 by Tom Carmichael

In the days after the last game of the season a series of e-mails flowed between many of our players. These e-mails spoke of the feeling of real satisfaction after an excellent season and the desire to do it all again next year. No doubt a super Angus Graham-inspired win at Reigate Pilgrims helped fuel this feeling but it did reflect another hugely enjoyable year for the Society XI.

7 wins to set against only 2 defeats creates an impressive win/loss ratio. We were victorious at Forest Green, West Meon, Abinger, Newdigate, Broadhalfpenny Brigands, Petersfield and Reigate Pilgrims. We lost in the rain at Sparsholt and in a tight game at the Royal Household. Unfortunately, we couldn’t raise a team for Ventor, so our days of touring the Isle of Wight appear over. However, the Hampshire tour was a great success. We’re not sure when we last won 2 games on tour.

We were seldom short of runs and runs scored with class and power. Jason Fenn and Rob Humphreys maintained their quality contributions whilst Paul Spencer and Peter Hardy both scored consistently well. Few who witnessed Angus Graham’s maiden century at Rudgwick will forget it and he followed it up with a match winning display of batting, bowling and catching the following week. Opportunities were often limited for many of our batsmen, but several others contributed well when called upon.

On the bowling front, Harry Fenn continued to be hugely unlucky, bowling with real pace and venom. The old stagers Andy Sheldon, Paul Fielding and John Symons would readily admit that much of their success was due to Harry’s bowling at the other end. However, it would be wrong to take anything away from the remarkable bowling of these three.

The days when the team couldn’t catch a cold are in the past. We lost count of the number of outstanding catches over the course of the season. Peter Hardy took 8 catches with Angus Graham and Rob Humphreys 6 each. Tom Carmichael pouched 25 wicket keeping victims.

As ever we were well served by our umpires and Brenda Symons, Robin Burns and Denise Fielding were excellent scorers. Many thanks again from me to Rob Humphreys for his total support as Vice-Captain and to the match managers. We were supported wherever we went by our travelling band of wives, partners, children and others. Many of our opponents regard their game with us as one of the highlights of their season and our supporters are an undoubted factor in this.

Roll on 2017.

Click here to see the Cricket Society XI 2016 Averages

 

Cricket Society XI Records

Click here to see the Society XI records
from 1949 - 2016

as compiled by Peter Hartland.

 

 

 Society XI pictured at Hambledon during their fixture with Broadhalfpenny Brigands.

 

 

 

 

Cricket Society XI Fixtures and Results

See the Cricket Society XI website