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Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Friday 8th November 2019 at 7.30pm to be held at the Clubhouse – The Bar will be open from 6pm as usual

On behalf of the Club Committee, I am pleased to invite you to attend the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

The AGM is an important constitutional gathering of Aston Rowant club members to hear about the progress of the Club, recent and on-going developments and the many achievements of the various sections and their members during the past year.  The meeting also provides a forum for members to put forward their thoughts and ideas for the future of the Club.

A minimum of 6 voting members and 4 officers are required to conduct the AGM.  Please note that all Vice Presidents and club members are able to vote.  Junior members are not eligible to vote.

Voting members may make nominations for the Committee to be elected at the AGM.  This must be done by sending the nominee’s name, the post for which they are nominated and the names of both proposer and seconder to the Club Secretary.  This should be received at least 14 days prior to the AGM.

The AGM will also consider a range of important club matters as determined by the Chairman.  In addition, if you have any motion that will require a vote to be taken at the AGM, then please note that this should be submitted to the Secretary, in writing, not less than 21 days prior to the meeting.

I hope you will be able to attend and support your club, and look forward to seeing you there.

Yours sincerely,

Clare White

By |2019-11-04T09:06:49+00:00November 4th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Notice of the Annual General Meeting

October 200 Club winners are…

Natalie, from Peppermint Lime in Watlington, who supported the End of Season Silent Auction drew the winning balls.

£50 – Gerry Jewell  (ball 97)

£25 – Shirley Little (ball 70)

By |2019-11-04T08:52:35+00:00November 4th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on October 200 Club winners are…

Sept 200 Club Winners Are….

At the Presidents Day, Lady President, Angie Murray, kindly selected the winning balls for the September draw.

£50 – Heather Holt (ball 19)
£25 – Susan Potter (ball 131)

Well done to you both.

By |2019-10-09T19:51:38+00:00October 9th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Sept 200 Club Winners Are….

Bar open each Friday until end of October

The Bar will be open from 5.30pm ish until 9pm ish until the end of October

By |2019-09-26T21:03:03+00:00September 26th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Bar open each Friday until end of October

Junior Award Winners 2019 – click here for details

Junior Award Winners 2019

Name of Cup Cup Award Cap Award
Girls Alice Draycott Shield Lottie Shaw
U9 Boys John Maskell Cup George Jacot de Boinod Seb Grocutt
U11 Boys Yvonne McQueen Cup Max Cowling Darsh Sreenivasan
U13 Boys David Donner Cup Conor Rogan Ryley king
U15 Boys Peter Lambourne Cup Carrick Dunbar Jacob Fendom
U17 Boys Gary Condon Cup Will Hammersley Harsh Parmar
Outstanding Contribution Nicholls of Chinnor Cup Jacob Fendom
Team of the Year Mike Eaton Shield U9’s
Most Improved Colt Jim Clark Cup Finley Little

By |2019-09-14T16:46:01+00:00September 14th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Junior Award Winners 2019 – click here for details

Under 17’s Crowned Oxfordshire Champions in Explosive Finish to Honey Bee Trophy Final

Under 17’s Crowned Oxfordshire Champions in Explosive Finish to Honey Bee Trophy Final

Aston Rowant U17’s progressed to Finals Day of the Honey Bee Trophy, held at Horspath CC, having won all the pool matches they played.

First up was a semi-final against Banbury U17’s, Aston Rowant winning the toss and deciding to bat. Both openers were dismissed in the third over, Eliot Hyman then scored a steady 23 before he was unlucky to be stumped off a wide. With runs still required, Rafe Mason gave the middle order stability with an undefeated 29, Aston Rowant finishing with 141 for 7 in their 20 overs.

In reply, Banbury were up with the required run rate by the 8th over, aided by a few dropped catches. Aston Rowant’s total now looked reachable, but with the fall of Banbury’s third wicket, the runs began to dry up, although Josh Taylor was always a threat until he was dismissed for 34.

Economic bowling from James Coles (4 overs, 1 for 13) and wickets for Carrick Dunbar (4 overs, 3 for 19) restricted Banbury to 100 for 7. Although Aston Rowant won by a good margin, at times the match looked in the balance.

Having easily won their semi-final against Hook Norton, last year’s winners Challow & Childrey were Aston Rowant’s opponents in the Final.

Winning the toss for a second time, Aston Rowant put Challow into bat. Helped by a second wicket partnership of 113 and 28 extras, Challow posted 147 for 6 off 20 overs. Despite what was a defendable total, only Robson, 40 and Dunn, 55 managed to get into double figures.

After the early loss of opener Will Hammersley, James Coles and Eliot Hyman scored quickly to keep Aston Rowant up with the run rate before Eliot was dismissed on 31, a partnership of 53. New batsman Oli Shaw together with James put on an explosive batting display to take firm control of the game. Balls started to go missing, two of them in the gardens of the houses on the other side of the road, having cleared not only the boundary for 6, but the car park as well!

Aston Rowant reached the target of 148 with 4 overs to spare, Oli finishing on 31 not out and James on 75 not out. Congratulations to James for his innings which earned him the player of the match award from the umpires.

Thanks must go to all the players who have appeared for the U17’s this season. The team have proved themselves to be a highly talented and powerful side. Once they get going, they are unstoppable.

Well done to all those who came to support the team at Horspath, especially to Ben Shaw for scoring.

Andy Francis
Manager, Aston Rowant U17’s

By |2019-09-14T16:48:15+00:00September 7th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Under 17’s Crowned Oxfordshire Champions in Explosive Finish to Honey Bee Trophy Final

August 200 Club Winners Are…..

The August draw took place at Wormsley on Sunday, where thanks to obviously Simon and his team, Chris Hutton and Wesley as part of the organisers, a unique cricket/fundraising day took place for Retraining of Racehorses (RoR).

Two great horse trainers, Nicky Henderson & Warren Greatrex kindly picked the winning balls.

£50 – Sue Blackwell (ball 72)

£25 – Jamie Andrews (ball 100)

By |2019-09-07T11:08:05+00:00September 7th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on August 200 Club Winners Are…..

July 200 club winners are……

200 Club winners for July are:

£50 – Bob Downing (ball 104)

£25 – Jane Reeve (ball 47)

The July draw was done by two of our faithful supporters.

The next draw will take place on 24th August  after the 1st XI at home vs Buckingham

By |2019-08-05T21:53:48+00:00August 5th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on July 200 club winners are……

Under 9’s retain Aylesbury and District Mid-Week league title!

Under 9’s retain Aylesbury and District Mid-Week league title!

It was deja vu for the Under 9’s as , almost exactly a year after winning the trophy at Chearsley, the team retained their Aylesbury and District league title on another sun kissed evening in-front of a large crowd with plenty of local support for the home team.

Seb won the toss and instantly put Chearsley into bat confident that we’d chase down any score.  George and Otto opened the bowling and immediately put the home team under pressure keeping the score down to 212 after the first four overs. Kaian and Bertie then ripped through the Chearsley batting line-up with 5 wickets falling. 2 for Kaian and 2 for Bertie – including a cracking caught and bowled. Kaian caused all sorts of trouble opting to bowl medium pace over the wicket, medium pace round the wicket and spin all in the space of 3 balls. Both the Umpires and batsmen had no idea what was coming next.  Austin then picked up a couple more wickets, pairing with Rocky to keep the score in the low 200’s. Rocky benefitted from some last minute training from Dad, Adam, having performed dismally in the nets before hand.  Not sure what Adam told Rocky – but it was coaching gold dust. Seb and Alfie then took one wicket each in the last four overs to keep the score down to 220, completing our best bowling performance of the season.

220 seemed a modest target but, much like with England the day before, the pressure of the occasion was weighing on our team. George and Otto were subject to some terrific accurate bowling in the first four overs , with the scoreboard struggling to get beyond 200, before Kaian and Bertie got the score board ticking over. Rocky and Austin kept us moving and then Alfie and Seb calmed the nerves across the last four overs without losing a wicket, batting beautifully. Final scores, 269 to Aston Rowant, 220 to Chearsley. The scoreboard shows a comfortable victory but the game was much tighter than the score reflected with both teams bowlers keeping the batters at bay.

All credit should go to this group of Under 9’s and all those who played throughout the season. They completed their second year on the trot unbeaten, with a last defeat way back in May 2017.  They really are a talented group.

Finally many many thanks to Nicola for scoring through the season and coping with the Aston Umpire’s lack of basic cricketing knowledge and inability to count to 6. ! and Charlie for providing some great match teas!

James Lee
U9’s Manager

By |2019-07-17T21:15:07+00:00July 17th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Under 9’s retain Aylesbury and District Mid-Week league title!

Under 17’s Run Fest at Didcot

Under 17’s Run Fest at Didcot!

Having narrowly won their previous match with just two balls to spare, Aston Rowant under 17’s travelled to Didcot on a sunny and warm Monday evening.

Aston Rowant won the toss and put themselves into bat with opening pair Will Hammersley and Ben Porter. From the start, the runs began to accumulate, particularly from Will. Not content with hitting sixes, he managed on a couple of occasions to get the ball over the very high safety netting supposedly protecting traffic on the adjoining road!

Ben was dismissed with the score on 46 and Eliot Hyman joined Will in a 57 run partnership. Skipper Caspar Mason was next at the crease which resulted in an 83 run partnership before Will was caught with the score on 186. He finished with 134 runs off 58 balls, including 14 fours and 8 sixes. Caspar kept the score moving, finishing with 37 runs, Aston Rowant ending up with 221 for 5 off their 20 overs.

We were lulled into thinking that the game was all but over (surely even Ben Stokes couldn’t cope with 11 runs an over?), but Didcot started their innings in a similar manner to Aston Rowant. Lucas Pugh scored freely in an opening partnership of 85 and despite being dropped a couple of times, eventually went on to score a very creditable 67. At times Didcot flirted with the required run rate, but Aston Rowant’s total began to look more distant as the match wore on and conditions got gloomier.

Aston Rowant eventually won with 46 runs to spare, Didcot finishing on 175 for 5 off 20 overs. All credit to Didcot for their innings and approach to the game. In total nearly 400 runs were scored off the 40 overs, not bad for a Monday evening!

Many thanks to Neil Hester for umpiring.

Andy Francis
Manager, Aston Rowant U17’s

By |2019-07-19T09:40:32+00:00July 15th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Under 17’s Run Fest at Didcot
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