5th October, 2009
Youth Training Notice
There will be no youth training at All Saints School this week (Tuesday 6th October), but training will resume next week (13th October) as usual.
26th September, 2009
Presentation night 2009
Yes it's that time of year again, this year's night of celebration will take place on Friday 23rd October beginning at 7.00pm. Once again the evening will be hosted by our good friends at Portland United F.C. in the ever popular Blues Club.
This is the chance for all involved with the club to come together and enjoy the fun and laughter that is the annual awards night. Tickets are on sale and available from club Secretary Grant (Stumpy) Neven, the night will include a buffet, the awards and the chance to celebrate all the club's achievements made in the 2009 season.
Ticket prices are £10 Seniors, £5 Juniors or £20 Family Ticket(2 Adults and 2 Children). Come along and support the club, you never know it could be you in line for an award.
After a sucessful summer programme of league games in which the clubs under 11's finished runners up in their league, remaining undefeated in 8 games. Portland Red Triangle Youth section return to training next week. Two weekly sessions will be provided by the club, which are open to all children aged between 8 and 16.
Tuesday night sessions will take place at All Saints School from 6-8 pm cost £2 per session.
Thursday night sessions will take place at The Osprey Leisure Centre Portland again between 6-8 pm, cost £2 per session with a £5 enrolment fee for the whole term.
Club Head Coach Gary Randell added, "Last winter's sessions were well attended and the club's youth section went from strength to strength. All our teams performed well throughout the summer season and brought nothing but credit to the club. The sessions are open to all, not just members of the club, so whether you have played before or want to take up the game come along and join in the fun." For further details contact club secretary Grant Neven 07887943621
Treats for Troops
Despite the Treats for Troops fund raising match having to relocate to the Osprey Leisure Centre, a large crowd witnessed a great game between the Rev. W. Gates Military XI and a Portland Red Triangle XI.
Having been asked to bat first, Portland lost two early wickets to a very sporting and energetic Military team who produced some excellent fielding against some aggressive and powerful batting. Portland lost wickets at regular intervals, but amassed 243 all out from their 20 overs, with "Alky" Dave Adkins leading the way with a hard hitting 92 runs.
The Military side struggled against a sublime fielding and bowling display from Portland, honour was maintain as Gates and Tony Quayle ground out the final few overs in a controlled batting display as the Military team closed on 141 for 9.
Portland may have won the match, but the real winners were all who took part, players, spectators and all who made donations to the Treats for Troops campaign. The match was followed by more fundraising and awareness making at the George Inn, where players and supporters enjoyed an indoor BBQ thanks to Geoff Daniels and his staff.
PRT Cabin Boys
Sixpenny Handley 2009 Winners
2nd September, 2009
Sixpenny Handley 6-a-side
The PRT Pirates entered three teams in this year's event and it was the Cabin Boys, led by Chris Leake who triumphed in the final against Milton Abbas. For a full report on the day's events click here...
25th August, 2009
Portland cricketers back Treats for Troops - From Dorset Echo
Troops in Afghanistan will be bowled over by the support of cricketers on Portland. On Wednesday August 26 a team from the Red Triangle Cricket club will go head to head with a military team in order to raise funds and awareness for the Echo's Treats for Troops campaign. The Portland cricket club has organised a 20-20 match and a family fun evening at their grounds near Weston.
The whole community has pitched in with the George pub putting on a barbecue afterwards with AA Eyecare sponsoring a barrel of beer. Club secretary Grant Neven said he wanted to organise the event to show their support for the troops on the frontline.
He said: "We just wanted to do something because we realise the hardship some of the troops are experiencing and that they’re fighting in pretty grim conditions. They need all the support and help they can get from the public. We're hoping the event will be a fun night for everyone and a good game to watch."
The George landlord Geoff Daniels added: "I think the guys in Afghanistan have a hard time living off of rations. I think the campaign is a wonderful idea to spice their life up a little bit and hopefully receiving the items in the shoebox will just help to take their stress away for a while. I hope it will make them feel that the public are supporting them and make what hey are doing more worthwhile and that they are not fighting for politicians but for the public."
Military chaplain of 45 Commando the Rev Bill Gates, of Portland, will be putting together a military team to play the Portland cricketers. He returned from a tour in Afghanistan in April and said he wanted to play in the match to back the campaign. He added: "It was a real lift when we were sent out anything and it’s important for the people out there to know they are not forgotten. It's quite an isolated place to be so to get things from home is invaluable."
Everyone is welcome to the cricket match that will start at 5pm and finish around 8pm and there will be a barbecue. The Echo team and councillor Molly Rennie will be there to collect shoeboxes and gift items. If you can get involved with the Treats for Troops cricket match please contact Grant on 07887 943621.
If the weather does go against us, the Osprey Leisure Centre in Castletown will host the match.
11th August, 2009
Evening League Averages
Now that the season is almost complete with the George playing their last fixture today, the evening league averages for Triangle's Division 1 side are now online. Click here for more...
4th August, 2009
Girls' Cricket Coaching Update
Unfortunately Rosalie Birch is no longer able to attend the session, but do not worry as fellow England Women's star Lydia Greenway will be taking her place. For more information, check out her player profile at the ECB site
28th July, 2009
Girls' Cricket Coaching Summer School
Portland Red Triangle will be running a girls' summer school on Wednesday 26th August from 10am-4pm. We are honoured to have a member of England Women's World Cup and World Twenty20 winning side, Rosalie Birch, who will be attending the session.
The cost of the summer school is £5, for more information contact Grant Neven via email: email@example.com. You can also fill in the entry form, available as a pdf and mail it to the printed address. Click here to download
3rd July, 2009
Saturday 1st XI vs Christchurch (Home): M. Gomm (cpt, wkt), D. Adkins, C. Leake, S. Proffitt, C. Laws, E. Sawyer, S. Barrett, D. Strong, O. Whisker, W. Gates, D. Malpas. Umpire: P. Stevenson.
Meet at ground 1pm
Saturday 2nd XI vs Witchampton 2nd XI (Away): P. Tombs (cpt), G. Neven (wkt), D. Males, M. Males, P. Laming, K. Farley, J. Locke, M. Randell, D. Clifford, G. Redfern, A. Morris.
Sunday 5th July: Portland Pirates v MV Freedom XI
Portland Red Triangle will host the second annual charity match in aid of the MV Freedom. Triangle are once again showing its community awareness and the club's efforts to help and support local charities and organisations. The match is part of a fun day organised by the club, which will include: Chairman Glyn's Famous BBQ, raffles, tombola and much more. The event will start at 1pm and all are welcome to attend.
Club Secretary Grant Neven is hopeful that the event will continue beyond this year and for many years to come, he added "The MV Freedom work closely with children and adults with physical and learning difficulties, and over the years have provided hours of quality time to 1000's of worthy people. We at the club have members that either work with these people or have family who have first-hand experience of disabilities and are happy to provide
support to all associated with the MV Freedom. The club are hoping that a large crowd will come along, not just to watch the cricket, but to help raise awareness of disabilities and support a worthy local organisation."
12th June, 2009
Saturday 1st XI vs Cranborne 1st XI (Home): D. Adkins, W. Gates, C. Leake, S. Proffitt, S. Barrett, M. Gomm (cpt), A. West, D. Strong, C. Laws, E. Sawyer, G. Neven (wkt).
Matchball Sponsors BOHO
Saturday 2nd XI vs Ferndown 3rd XI (Away): P. Tombs (cpt), D. Males, M. Males, K. Farley, J. Locke, M. Randell, A. Morris, O. Whisker, G. Redfern, J. Wilson, R. Samuel.
Sunday 1st XI vs Weymouth (Away): L. West, A. Warner (cpt), C. Laws, S. Proffitt, W. Gates, O. Whisker, G. Redfern, C. Leake, C. Skinner, R. Samuel, D. Gay.
Sunday 2nd XI vs Wayfarers 2nd XI (Away): J. Locke (cpt), K. Farley (wkt), D. Malpass, M. Randell, G. Randell, P. Tombs, A. Morris, M. Males, P. Cook, G. Straker, D. Barrow.
Matchball Sponsors Molyneux Guest House
4th June, 2009
Saturday 1st XI vs Poole Town 2nd XI (Home): L. West, A. West, S. Proffitt, S. Barrett (cpt), D. Strong, G. Neven(wkt), C. Leake, W. Gates, D. Adkins, C. Laws, E. Sawyer.
Matchball Sponsors BOHO
Saturday 2nd XI vs Winton Sports 3rd XI (Away): P. Tombs (cpt), A. Quayle (wkt), D. Males, M. Males, P. Laming, K. Farley, M. Randell, J. Locke, A. Morris, D. Clifford, O. Whisker.
Sunday 1st XI vs Lytchett Minster (Home): A. Warner (cpt), S. Proffitt, C. Laws, C. Skinner, L. West, G. Redfern, G. Neven (wkt), O. Whisker, D. Clifford, D. Adkins, D. Gay.
Matchball Sponsors Albion Stone
Sunday 2nd XI vs Wayfarers 2nd XI (Away): K. Farley, R. Samuel, A. Quayle, S. Sugg, J. Maisey (wkt), R. Stewkesbury (cpt), D. Barrow, J. Locke, M. Randell, A. Morris, M. Males.
27th May, 2009
Saturday 1st XI vs Suttoners (Away): M. Gomm (cpt), S. Barrett, S. Proffitt, L. West, A. West, D. Strong, O. Whisker, C. Laws, G. Neven (cpt), C. Lewis, A. Morris
Saturday 2nd XI vs Lytchett Manor (Home): P. Tombs (cpt), D. Males, M. Males, K. Farley (wkt), J. Locke, M. Randell, R. Samuel, S. Polley, T. Cole, P. Laming, G. Redfern.
Matchball Sponsors Portland Stone
Sunday 1st XI vs Dewlish (Away): A. Warner (cpt), D. Gay, G. Neven (wkt), S. Proffitt, C. Skinner, C. Laws, G. Redfern, A. Riley, O. Whisker, L. West, M. Gomm
25th May, 2009
The Saturday 1st XI continued their dreadful start with a huge 212 run loss to Pavilion Sports at Reforne. Both teams went into the game searching for their first win of the season, but it was the visitors who left with the points after a devastating display. Despite good spells from opening bowlers Andy West (4/35) and Dan Strong (1/30) Pavilion Sports made 250/7 on a good batting track. Triangle responded with the mother of all collapses as only Callan
Laws (12) reached double figures and the side were skittled for just 38. If you can bear to look, you can view the scorecard here...
Meanwhile, the Saturday 2nds maintained their 100% record, the difference being this is a winning one, with a good victory away to Wimborne & Colehill 4ths. Batting first the Pete Tombs' side made 225/8, with evergreen Tony Quayle top-scoring with 45 (though only because he ran out Khylo Farley on 39 when he was out-scoring him). A fine bowling and fielding display saw the hosts bowled out for 120.
Alex Warner led his Sunday 1st XI to their maiden win by 5 wickets away to Shillingstone. Callan Laws (71) finally hit his first half-century for the club, with good support from Warner (28), Chris Skinner (26*) and Dwayne Gay (23) as they chased down 178 with 13 overs to spare. View the scorecard here...
Back at Reforne at Richard Stewkesbury also notched up his side's first win following two defeats. It was a run-fest on the island as Triangle scored freely to post 313/9, with Richie Samuel (59), scoring his first 50, and Khylo Farley (37) setting an electric pace, adding 71 for the first wicket in just 8 overs. Stuart Sugg scored his maiden century with a fine 108 not out, and set a 2nd XI record partnership of 67 for the 8th wicket with veteran Jodie Locke
(37). Unfortunately Triangle were unable to
pick up maximum bowling points, even with the Duke (4/42) spinning his web, and Ferndown made good use of the batting track to post 253/5 at the close. View the scorecard here...
21st May, 2009
Saturday 1st XI vs Pavilion Sports (Home): M. Gomm (cpt), S. Proffitt, D. Adkins, S. Barrett, C. Laws, D. Price, O. Whisker, A. West, E. Sawyer, G. Neven (wkt), D. Strong.
Match Ball Sponsors BOHO.
Saturday 2nd XI vs Wimborne & Colehill 4th XI (Away): P. Tombs (cpt), D. Males, T. Quayle (wkt), J. Locke, M. Males, A. Morris, M. Gibbs, P. Laming, M. Nott, D. Clifford, R. Stewkesbury
Sunday 1st XI vs Shillingstone (Away): A. Warner (cpt), C. Skinner, S. Proffitt, C. Laws, O. Whisker, G. Redfern, A. Riley, D. Clifford, G.Neven (wkt), D. Gay, R. Gay
Sunday 2nd XI v Ferndown 2nd XI (Home): R. Stewkesbury (cpt), P. Tombs, K. Farley (wkt), J. Locke, L. Spencer, S. Sugg, A. Lucas, A. Smart, A. Morris, M.Randell, R.Samuel.
Match Ball Sponsors Albion Stone
15th May, 2009
Portland Red Triangle welcome back skipper Matt Gomm as they aim to kick-start their season with a victory at Parley. Portland also welcome back big hitting all-rounder Dave Price who missed last weeks defeat at the hands of Bere Regis, due to work commitments and new signing, opening bat Dave Atkins who missed all of last season with a long term knee injury. Missing from the team will be bowler Sam Polley who will be attending a wedding, his place being taken by youth
section product Oliver Whisker, who has put in some excellent all round displays this season.
Skipper Gomm stays positive despite opening the season with two defeats, he said: "I missed last week's game, but have had a full report and whilst losing is not what I would have wanted a lot of positives came out of the game. The Rev batted well and the bowling and batting of 15 year old Simon Proffitt has been a sensation, Simon has made the step up from youth cricket this season and looks like he will be a 1st team player for many years to come."
Matt Gomm added, "With the two Daves back the batting looks a lot stronger and this has been our weakness so far this season, everyone in the team is capable of getting runs and I feel confident that a big win is just around the corner. Our bowling and fielding have been of a high standard, but there is always room for improvement, all I ask is that everyone gives 100%."
Saturday 1st XI vs Parley (Away): M. Gomm (cpt), D. Atkins, S. Barrett, A. West, S. Proffitt, D. Price, C. Laws, W. Gates, O. Whisker, D.Strong, G. Neven (wkt)
Saturday 2nd XI vs Bradford Abbas (Home): P. Tombs (cpt), A. Morris, D. Males, S. Males, D. Males, P. Laming, Dr. J. Walker, M. Randell, R. Samuel, M. Gibbs, J. Locke.
Matchball Sponsors: Molyneux Guest House.
8th May, 2009
Saturday 1sts V Bere Regis (Home) Match Ball Sponsors BOHO: S. Barrett (cpt), C. Laws, G. Neven (wkt), S. Proffitt, D. Strong, A. Riley, S. Polley, L. West, A. West, W. Gates, G. Redfern. 12th Man: M.Nott.
Sunday 1sts V Pokesdown Willows 1sts (Away): A. Warner (cpt), G. Neven (wkt), S. Proffitt, L. West, C. Laws, D. Gay, D. Clifford, C. Skinner, D. Mallison, D. Males, S. Sugg.
Sunday 2nds V Pokesdown Willows 2nds (Home) Match Ball Sponsors Albion Stone: R. Stewkesbury (cpt), J. Locke, L. Spencer, M. Randell, A. Lucas, A. Qualye (wkt), R. Samuel, Dr. J. Walker, K. Farley, P. Tombs, B. Taylor.
1st May, 2009
1st XI vs Christchurch (Away): S. Barrett (cpt), C. Laws, S. Proffitt, S. Polley, G. Neven (wkt), A. Riley, D. Strong, A. West, L. West, O. Whisker, Males
2nd XI vs Witchampton 2nd XI (Home): P. Tombs (cpt), A. Quayle (wkt), A. Morris, Males, P. Laming, J. Locke, M. Randell, R. Samuel, G. Redfern, M. Nott, G. Bartholomew.
Matchball Sponsored by: BOHO
27th April, 2009
It appears there has been confusion among some of last year's managers attempting to enter a team in this year's competition (the guilty 2 will remain anonymous to protect their shame) so please note this message...
ATTENTION RETURNING MANAGERS:
- After you have logged in at www.fantastar.com with your details from last year, click on the home link at the top of the page, then select the Join a League option and enter the password 000423Portlad920dd
Please make sure you have joined the 2009 league, and not last year's competition!
Portland Red Triangle will be moving its youth training night to Wednesday as from the 6th May. Training will take place from 6pm to 8pm and cost £2 per session and will take place at the clubs ground at Reforne, Portland. All children aged from 8-16 will be made welcome regardless of ability or previous experience, the sessions will be taken by the Club's fully qualified E.C.B Coaches and are aimed at giving every child an opportunity to learn about the game and hopefully
progress into one of the clubs three junior teams.
Thursday 7th May marks a new chapter in Triangles efforts to bring cricket to as many children as possible, as the club will be running girls only sessions at the Osprey Centre, Castletown from 6-8pm, these sessions will cost £1 and will run for 10weeks.
Club Secretary Grant Neven added, "2009 is going to be a huge year for cricket. We are locking horns with the Aussies for the Ashes, have a series against the West Indies and the World 20/20. The England ladies are the World Champions and are hosting the Women's World Cup, so the profile of cricket should be raised a few notches. We at Triangle strive hard to promote cricket at all levels within a friendly and community-minded club. The girls sessions will primarily
be aimed at the 8-11 age group, but no one will be turned away. The long term aim is to establish a girls team to compete in the Dorset girls league planned for 2010."
For further information contact Grant 07887943621.
22 April, 2009
Evening League Fixtures
The fixtures for this season's evening league are now online, click the links below, or access via the menu on the left:
PRT Evening League
For those who missed it, the 5th Annual St George's Beer Festival was held last weekend and was a great success, raising money for both the club and the George Inn's chosen charity.
Chairman Glyn Bartholomew commented: "Thank you to everyone for their help during the Beer Festival. I would especially like to thank the George Inn for hosting it, Richard and Dave for organising it, Rupert for his work with barrels and marquee, Richie for the music, Prof for his hard work, our lovely bar staff and everyone else who helped to make it a success."
Pre Season Nets
This Sunday is the last indoor net session at Osprey Leisure centre before the start of the season. To mark this occasion the coaches will be holding an inter-club indoor game to heighten those competitive instincts and of course, to settle some old scores. All players are welcome to attend, and who know's you may catch the odd selector's eye?
Have you always felt you could pick a better team than the captain? Well, here's your chance as the fantasy cricket is running again this season, managed by the good people at Fantastar. Check out the fantasy cricket page for more details and all the information you need to register your team in time for the new season. Good luck!
31 March, 2009
Natwest CricketForce 2009
Portland Red Triangle will once again be taking part in the Nat-West Cricket Force Weekend. This is the 5th year that Triangle have taken part it what is now one of the biggest cricket events on the sporting calendar. Each year hundreds of clubs throughout the country bring together club members and supporters to renovate grounds, paint clubhouses and many, many more projects.
The event at Triangle will run on Saturday 4th April Starting at 10.30am. In a first the Junior section will be holding a car-wash, whilst the Seniors will be carrying out a multitude of tasks in preparation for the coming season. All members, supporters and friends are asked to attend. If you are interested in learning more about the club then why not pop along and lend a hand?
On the Sunday, in another first, the club will be holding an Introduction to Cricket Workshop at The Osprey Leisure Centre starting at 11.00am. The workshop is aimed at friends, supporters and parents of Junior players and any member of the public who are interested in becoming involved, not just with Triangle, but local cricket. The event is free, so come along and find out how you can become involved.
Triangle Secretary Grant Neven added, "Once again we at Triangle are putting cricket in the front line, I am sure that there are many people out there who would love to become more involved with a local club, help it achieve its goals and to learn what a valuable contribution to the local community a club can make with their support."
Tuesday night sessions have now finished until the Autumn, Thursday night sessions will continue until Thursday 30th April. Outdoor Sessions open to all 8-16 year olds and will begin on Wednesday 6th May £1 PER SESSION.
As part of the clubs continued development and in line with the E&WCB's Policy on promoting cricket to all, Portland Red Triangle will be holding girls only sessions on Thursdays at the Osprey Leisure Centre between 6-8 pm, whilst primarily aimed at girls between 8-11 no one will be turned away, cost will be £1 per session. The long term aim is to form a girls team to compete in a Dorset Girls league. The 1st session will be on Thursday 7th May. All members are
asked to promote this and offers
of help will be gratefully received. More details from Stumpy on 07887943621.
Chance to Shine
For the second year Portland Red Triangle will be participating in the Government and E&WCB-promoted Chance to Shine scheme. Under the management of Club Development officer Grant Neven, Triangle will be attending St. Georges, Underhill, Southwell and Wyke Junior schools, coaching and promoting both cricket and the club.
Grant said, "Last year was a great success for the club. Our efforts in the schools has led to a big increase in Junior membership and helped to further increase the clubs standing in
the local community."
8 March, 2009
Youth Teams - Indoor League Update
Reports for the U12's and U14's latest games have been submitted for your viewing pleasure by Glyn Bartholomew and are now online...
Sportsgear have donated 6 youth matchballs for the coming season. All club members are reminded that they can get 10% discount at Sportsgear (located in Westham Road, Weymouth) on production of their membership card,so get your membership application for this season completed ASAP.
Sportsgear currently have a 20% discount on all cricket equipment and clothing at the moment, hurry along and get what you need for the new season, this discount is for a limited period only!
17 February, 2009
Youth Section Update
Training will continue after Easter on Thursdays 6pm - 8pm at The Osprey Leisure Centre until 30th April.
There was a victory for the U12 side against Weymouth in the indoor league, read Glyn's match report...
The club are happy to have Threadworks on board as Shirt Sponsors and feel honoured that Threadworks have chosen us. We have been associated with the wonderful people at Threadworks for a number of years now, as they have sponsored matchballs for the past 5 years. "It is nice to know that the hard work put in by the club at local schools and at the club with youngsters is recognised by a local business."
Triangle continue to build for the coming season and their indoor training will continue every Sunday 11am-1pm at The Osprey Leisure Centre until Sunday 26th April. The club have two pre-season friendlies booked: on Saturday 18th April they will entertain Broadstone and the following Saturday, Abbotsbury at home.
The club are also hosting District games on Monday 4th May when West Dorset under 10 will take on the counterparts from the North and Wednesday 27th May when the West under 11 take on their counterparts from the South.
The club are still looking for matchball sponsors, if you or your business are interested please contact Club Secretary Grant Neven on 07887943621
4 February, 2009
We regretfully report the death of one of the Club's stalwarts, John Baxter on 29th January and pass on our sympathy to his family. The funeral will take place at Easton Methodist Church on Monday 9th February, at 2pm.
3 February, 2009
There will be no Sunday nets this weekend (8th February) at the Osprey Leisure Centre, normal service will resume on Sunday 15th February.
19 January, 2009
The first management committee meeting of 2009 will take place on Monday 2nd Feb. The committee will then meet on the first Monday of the month throughout the year, any changes will be notified by the club secretary with a minimum of 7 days notice. Any member wishing to raise a matter or make suggestions for fund raising, ground improvements etc. should contact a committee member with their proposal or hand the proposal to Club Secretary Grant (Stumpy) Neven in
a least 7 days before the next due meeting. The management committee is your voice within the club, don't be shy in coming forward and use them.
Over the next few weeks applications for club membership for the 2009 year will be available at all training sessions adult and junior. Membership of the club includes comprehensive insurance cover whilst involved in any club activity, at and travailing to away games and much more.
Under the club constitution all players are reminded that failure to pay membership by the 31st May will bar you from playing in any game for Portland Red Triangle C.C until membership is paid in full.
Membership is £30 for adults, £15 for Students/unemployed, £10 for Juniors and Pirate members. You can also help to support the club by becoming a Vice President for £25 per year.
4 January, 2009
Happy New Year to all club members!
Portland Red Triangle begin the countdown to the 2009 Season when Training/Nets begin at The Osprey Leisure Centre on Sunday 11th Jan.
The Session will run from 11am to 1pm and are open to all existing members and any players wishing to join the Club.
1st Team Captain Matt Gomm says, "I for one am looking forward to the sessions, all players must make an effort to attend. We at the club wish to build on the consistency of last year and develop all sides at the club into sides that can challenge for honours in their respective leagues. All the club coaches, under the leadership of Gary Randell, will be putting us all through some tough sessions and this is what the Club needs to once again establish Triangle
as a leading light in Dorset Cricket."
He further added, "We are hoping to announce some new signings in the near future and the plan is to for the Club's up and coming stars such as Dan Strong to establish themselves as true quality players."
Club Secretary Grant Neven reminded all that as well as Senior Training, Junior training will continue at All Saints School on Tuesdays 6-8pm starting on 13th January and Thursdays at The Osprey Centre 6-8pm starting 15th January. All players between 8-16 are welcome and more details can be obtained from Grant on any of the sessions on 07887943621
10th December, 2008
Portland Red Triangle in Partnership with the West Dorset Schools Sports Partnership and The Osprey Leisure Centre held an indoor cricket Tournament for the Four Schools who took part in the Summer Chance to Shine Programme.
Southwell Primary, Underhill Primary, St.Georges Primary and Wyke Regis Juniors played each other in a round robin league during the morning session and all teams displayed excellent skills, fine teamwork and superb sportsmanship with Wyke emerging top of the league undefeated in all their games.
The afternoon session began with an exciting see saw battle for third place between Southwell and Underhill, with Underhill winning by the slim margin of 4 runs. The Final pitched Wyke against St Georges, Wyke racked up an impressive 81-2 in a fine batting dislpay which contained some textbook shots and brilliant running between the Wickets. St. Georges reply began slowly against some fine bowling and fielding, three absolute supreme catches sealed St. Georges' fate
as the innings finished on 36 all out with another
Portland Secretary Grant Neven added, "All the children were a credit to their respective schools, the level of skill and sportsmanship was brilliant. It is hoped that this will be the first of many tournaments to be played at The Osprey Leisure Centre which is an ideal centre for indoor cricket. The Club and all the schools would like to thank the Centre for allowing us to hold the Tournament there. At the end of the day all the children were presented with medals
and the winners a cup kindly donated by the Centre and they all
along with their teachers expressed a wish to do it all again.
PRT CC's AGM was opened by Club President Mr. Brian Riley who praised the Club's efforts in local schools, its management committee for their continued efforts behind the scenes and the Club's coaching staff under Gary Randell for their efforts throughout the year. He added that whilst results on the field could have been better, the club has a sound future with several of the Club's youth section emerging into the senior teams and displaying the product of some excellent
Club Chairman Glyn Bartholomew added his thanks to the clubs wonderful Tea Ladies, Rupert Waight for his outstanding efforts with the grounds, Club Secretary Grant Neven for his continued efforts behind the scenes and all the Club's members for their efforts both on and off the field. He further commented on the Club's progress in forming partnerships with local schools and its efforts to make cricket accessible to as many as possible.
Matt Gomm was elected as 1st Team Captain for the coming 2009 season and reported that he was looking forward to taking the helm of what he believes is a team and a Club with a bright future both on and off the pitch.
Alex Warner takes over as Sunday 1st Team Skipper and is looking forward to playing local rivals Weymouth in 2009.
Pete Tombs and Richard Stewkesbury (aka Jodie Locke) will continue in their roles as captains of the Saturday and Sunday 2nd teams.
1st December, 2008
2009 Weekend Fixtures
What better way to start the countdown to Christmas than gazing longingly over next year's fixture lists? Dreams of (hopefully) sunny afternoons playing on the green swarf of Dorset's cricket grounds are just a click away...
For the rest of 2008's news click here