Vacancy – Club Coach

Southgate Cricket Club, is looking to appoint a Club Coach who will be responsible for the day to day delivery of junior cricket coaching at the Club.

The successful candidate will need to build upon the foundations that are in place and continue to grow and improve junior cricket coaching at the Club.

A critical element of the job will be to maintain the link between the Junior and Senior sections of the Club, ensuring juniors are being developed and integrated into Senior cricket.

As a focal point of the Club, applicants need to have good social, organisational, man management, administrative and above all coaching skills.

In addition, it is preferable that the successful candidate be available to play senior cricket on Saturdays and work closely with the 1st XI Captain to develop senior cricketers.

About the Cricket Club

Southgate Cricket Club is a club based in North London whose teams play in the Middlesex County League.

Located at the stunning Walker Ground in N14, our club has existed for over 160 years and today is proud to remain one of the best venues for club cricket in the South of England.

We field four senior teams on a Saturday and 2018 we will run Under 11s, 13s and 15s as well as an U21 Development XI which plays on Sundays.

Role and Responsibilities

Junior Cricket

  • Devise and deliver the Southgate CC junior coaching programme.
  • Attend and lead all Monday night coaching sessions.
  • Attend / manage junior matches.
  • Develop, in conjunction with junior managers and other coaches, a training programme for each age group.

Coaching Camps

  • Deliver six coaching camps in school holidays. Each camp runs from 10am to 3.30pm with a range of ages and abilities. The Club Coach will devise and lead the camps in conjunction with along with assistant coaches who are recruited subject to numbers and an administrator who will manage the bookings. 

Senior Cricket

  • Work closely with 1st XI captain and senior players to devise effective training
  • Ideally the candidate will be available to play 1st XI Cricket for Southgate CC on Saturdays throughout the summer.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience of working in a similar role
  • ECB coaching L2 or ideally L3
  • Full DBS check
  • First Aid qualified
  • Eligible to work in UK

Hours

  • Approximately 10 hours a week during school term time (exclusively evening based work). Approximately 30 hours a week during school holidays.

Terms

  • Competitive rates, subject to experience.

Expressions of interest to be made in writing to the Club Chairman and emailed to: cricket@southgatecc.com by January 31st.

AGM Update

Afternoon all,
 
A gentle reminder to everyone that the 2018 Club AGM will be held at the club on the 19th of February at 7.30pm. We encourage all members to be present so please make every effort to be there.
 
In addition, if you have any desire to be Captain or Vice Captain of any of the 4 teams then please let myself or Rob Johnson as soon as possible. The club is not a closed shop and openly encourages people to put themselves forward for any role they wish.
 
Finally, The club committee is after some fresh impetus and is actively looking for some new members, we meet once a month/6 weeks to discuss all things for the benefit of the club and would encourage any fresh ideas from any current members. Again if you would be interested please let myself or Rob know!
Many Thanks,
Phil Dunnett

Winter Nets

Happy New Year All!

Now that we are well into 2018 and with the cricket season just over 4 months away it’s time to fetch your dusty Cricket bag from the loft and get yourself to winter nets.

Starting on Tuesday 6th February at 9pm running for 8 straight weeks at Finchley Indoor School.

We also have 3 academy net sessions at 8pm for three weeks starting on the 6th of February. This will be attended by our most promising 15/16/17 yr olds, if you can, please come down pre 9pm to offer a helping hand to some of our young and brightest stars.

Everyone welcome, please make every effort to be there… If you are interested please contact Club Captain Phil Dunnett on 07500 003076 or phil_dunnett4@hotmail.co.uk

See you all very soon!

Christmas Awards Lunch

The 2017 Southgate Cricket Club Awards lunch took place on Sunday 3rd of December at the Walker Ground.

In the now traditional football grudge match between the Over 30s and Under 30s a penalty shoot out was necessary after a very entertining game finished 2-2 with goals for Marcello De Crescenzo, Phil Dunnett, Roy Marrett and Michael Stevens.

The U30s won the shoot-out to secure the 2017 bragging rights.

Huge thanks are due to Peter Jouning for his efforts in organising the lunch and presentation of awards.

The winners were as follows:

Sir Cyril Hawker Player of the Year Trophy :  Tom Edrich

Martin Fletcher Clubman of the Year : Geoff Burton

Colin Done Young Player of the Year : James Dangerfield

Chris ‘Rocket’ Stephenson Award for most league runs : Tom Edrich

Derek Honnor award for most league wickets  : Marcello De Crescenzo

Steve Rowe Dunkirk Award : David Woffinden

Geoff Slipper Award for ‘The Spirit of Cricket : Roy Marett

PIANO award; Marcello passed it on to Luke Hutton

Mike Dunn Cap: Rob Johnson

The Xmas draw of the 200 club also took place with the following winners.

200 Club Winners

£50.00 Anne Scrimshaw (mother of former colt)

£100 Karl Jankowicz – Player

£300 Cliff Waller (former player and a  Vice President)

AGM Confirmed

The Southgate Cricket Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday the 19th of February.

Agenda to follow.

Rob

Xmas Lunch/Footie/End of Season Awards!

Hi all,

Our annual Christmas Lunch will be taking place on the Sunday 3rd December this year.

As in past years the lunch will be preceded by the traditional Under 30’s v Over 30’s Football game, usually a competitive but light hearted affair with all club members welcome to get involved. If you would like to play please get in touch with Phil Dunnett (Under 30’s) or Ollie Bellwood (Over 30’s).

The Lunch will follow the Football where we will of course be handing out our 2017 season awards. If you are looking to attend please let Peter Jouning (peterjouning@sky.com) know and please transfer the sum of £22.00 into the club account.

Football to start – 12.00pm
Lunch to start – 1.45pm

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Football to start – 12.00pm
Lunch to start – 1.45pm

Cheers,
Dunnett

End of Season Do – Saturday 2nd September!

Gentlemen,

As per last year we will be having an end of year social in 2 weeks time on the Saturday 2nd of September after the last league game for all sides.  Hopefully like last year we will be able to celebrate again for all 4 sides, the 1s surviving the drop, 2s gaining a second promotion, 3s winning back to back titles and the 4s maintaining their league position.

It should be a good occasion like last year where we will also have the chance to send off and thank our resident overseas player for the year Keaton Critchell.  Please ensure you all make the effort to get there and enjoy a drink and some food, as you know boys it will be a long winter.

 

Look forward to seeing you all there and to keep up the Southgate CC comradery!!

See you all there boys….

Phil Dunnett

1st XI v Teddington match report

SOUTHGATE  117 All Out (38.3 overs)         Teddington 118-4 (30.4 overs)

Teddington , the home team, won the toss and elected to field and Southgate were inserted on what proved to be a ‘result’ wicket. The Teddington seamers are their strength and they took advantage of the pitch, not at all dangerous but certainly seaming around.

 Southgate never really recovered from the early loss of openers Edrich and Hutton, although Mike Stevens (15) and Fred Wilson, for a while showed some urgency with some excellent running between the wickets, but it was all to no avail as batsman after batsman mainly succumbed to edges outside the off stump snapped up by eager fielders.

Forty six year old Jamie Jouning arrived at the crease at 56-5 displaying some of his trademark extra and square cover drives, but wickets continued to fall around him. Keaton concentrated hard for 21 balls without scoring until he was bowled, Rob Johnson was bowled by an unplayable delivery and last man Fawad, as ever, made contact with about 50% of his maniacal slogs, but included one magnificent six in his quickfire 15.

 Jamie was left 30 not out with ‘Extras’ second highest scorer with 20!

An interesting fact on Jamie’s longevity as a player. He made his 1st XI league debut at Teddington, aged 16 in 1987. The Southgate opening pair of the day, Steve Lordan and Terry Harris, did not arrive in time and captain, Micky Dunn, always keen to give youth its chance, asked Jamie to open the batting against one of the most notorious pair of fast bowlers ever to play in the Middlesex League, Gordon ‘Flash’ Harris (ex Leicestershire) and Kevin Mackintosh (ex –Surrey).

Thanks, Dunny !

Thirty years later Jamie walked to the wicket at the same ground to face a tall blond  fast bowler with a very long run who turns out to be Harris’s son, Sam, playing only his second league game for Teddington.

Southgate made a tremendous start in their almost impossible quest to snatch ten unlikely points. Some inspired seam and pace bowling by Rashid Mullazadah and Keaton Critchell saw Teddington collapse to 28-3. Brother Fawad was playing but was, sadly, unfit to bowl, as it was his type of quicker style which was needed to back up the openers.

Teddington batsmen played and missed on numerous occasions and when they did offer catching chances unfortunately Southgate failed to accept the offerings and dropped four catches out of four !

 A fourth wicket did fall, at 89, but it was all too late.

Rashid (2-31 in 10 overs ) and Keaton (2-38 in 10) were both outstanding and deserved better.

The last two league fixtures are Richmond at home and Hampstead away, both definitely beatable , but only if the batsmen can give the bowlers something to work on. They are good enough and now is the time to prove it.

With both Finchley and Brondesbury on losing runs one win could still do it for Southgate. Two would definitely do it !

Peter Jouning

1st grab important win vs Finchley

Scorecard

A second consecutive victory gave Southgate hope of retaining their Premier League status as they easily beat visitors Finchley on Saturday by six wickets.

With 39 points they are now within 1 point of Brondesbury and 2 points of Finchley themselves and need to win at least one of their three remaining fixtures against Teddington (unlikely but still possible!), Richmond (possible ) and Hampstead (possible).

Finchley won the toss and their innings was unique in the most literal meaning of the word because opening bat Joe Barratt scored 115 out of an all out total of 152 with the next highest scorer making just 6 !

In fact, he too, gave a difficult chance to mid on when he was on 8 but went on to play flawlessly. A measure of his quality at this level is the fact that by the end of his innings (he was last out) he had increased his season’s batting average from 71 to 78 !

The Southgate bowling and fielding was high class as Rashid (1-26 in 8 overs), Ashley Sivarajah (3-25 in 6) and Mukesh Bhatt (2-40 in 10) set the scene for fifth bowler, Mikey Stevens to take the main honours with 4-32 in 8 overs.

Southgate’s fragile batting (in terms of season’s results so far rather than actual ability) needed to come to the party and indeed they did. Last week’s Superman, Tom Edrich , failed on this occasion but captain Dunnett(66) was in excellent form and Mike Stevens (23) was his usual confident self. Unfortunately, they both succumbed to something in their head which suggested they should run down the wicket and smash the ball into the nettles at the bottom of the ground. They both succumbed and were both stumped, but they had laid a solid foundation for victory.

Luke Hutton (21) and Keaton Critchell (21 *) ensured the victory was achieved.

Another good all-round team effort.

Peter Jouning