26th April 2019 Pre-season matches

Pre-season continues for two more weeks before the league campaigns get underway on the 11th May. Four matches this weekend with the 1st XI away to Enfield in the Conroy Cup on Saturday and a home friendly for the 2nd's against Enfield. Unfortunately the 3rd XI friendly v Chingford was cancelled due to a lack of players being available.

Out the front on Sunday we see the 1st XI at home in the Royal National Cup against Hoddesdon and round the back we have the inaugural fixture for the Winchmore Hill Tigers with a home friendly against Harrowdene.

Saturday 27th April
Enfield v 1st XI (Conroy Cup)
2nd XI v Enfield (Friendly)
3rd XI v Chingford (Friendly) Cancelled

Sunday 28th April
1st XI v Hoddesdon (Royal National Cup)
Tigers XI v Harrowdene

Saturday 4th May
Southgate v 1st XI (Conroy Cup)
2nd XI v Southgate (Friendly)

Sunday 5th May
Club XI v Harrow Weald (Friendly)
Tigers XI v Gubbays
U17 XI v German National Womens T20 team

Saturday 11th May- First League Fixtures
Brentham v 1st XI
2nd XI v SKLP
3rd XI v Ealing
Brondesbury v 4th XI
5th XI v Perivale Pheonicians

If you are available to play in any of these matches please email Tim Royall

WHCC v Cockfosters (Conroy Cup)

The 1st XI got their season off to a flyer with a convincing win in the Conroy Cup against Cockfosters. Great knocks from both Tim Royal (103no) and Jack Irwin (111no) saw us on their way to an impressive 298/4 in the 40 overs. Cockfosters could only muster 82 in response with Siran Seevaratnam bagging 5 for 16 in his 5 overs. Scorecard

WHCC v Welwyn Garden City (Friendly)

Tougher work for the 1st XI the following Saturday in a home friendly against Welwyn Garden City. We struggled to just 171 with the final wicket falling in the 39th over. Best effort with the bat was Tobias Claridge-Hoare with 44. The opposition took things steady and knocked off the runs with 174/4 in the 37th. Scorecard
Welwyn Garden City v WHCC

A 2nd XI team captained by Jim Clarke and containing a number of younger players ventured to Welwyn Garden City for a friendly last Saturday. The more experienced home side batted first and our lads struggled to keep a lid on the scoring and WGC rattled up a stonking 369/7 in 45 overs. Pick of the bowlers was Hari Singh Hender with 3-53. The Hill batted their 45 overs but were never in the game reaching just 171. The top scorers were Amjad Butt with 47 and a fine knock of 30 from 14 year David Marion. Scorecard

Friendly XI v Edgeware

Not too much detail on this Sunday friendly I'm afraid and I'm not surprised as we got a bit of a shellacking. Edgeware batted first and posted 272/9 and in response we stumbled to 89 all out in 30 overs with 50 of the runs coming from Tim Royal.
And here a few sage words from your devoted Events and Social Sec Dom Philp...

G’day champ,

Welcome back to another season of sacrificing sunny Saturdays at the beach and guilt free Friday night circuits in exchange for 10 hours of crippling humiliation and public failure in front of 50 other blokes every weekend.

The 11th of May begins a new opportunity to impress the selectors and maybe even win the approval of your dad with a good looking 24 off 40 balls. So to mark the new season, the social section invites you to celebrate our first league match of the year with our Grade Cricketer “Yuck Shirt” night at the WHCC.

Work on your rig, grow your salad and prepare your best chop story for a circuit to end all circuits at the home of Grade Cricket.

The Throwdowns:

When: 11th of May; first league game of the season.

Time: After stumps until 12:30am (late license secured to get around the boys)

Where: The home of Grade Cricket, WHCC

Dress Code: Yuck shirts

What to expect: Player of the day, clubman of the week and a free jug of snakebite for “yuckest shirt.”

Other dates for your calendar:

Date Event

11/05/19 The Grade Cricketer “Yuck Shirt” Night

29/06/19 3rd Annual WHCC Beer Pong Championships

14/07/19 ICC World Cup Final Day

27/07/19 Family Day/Cricket Week Party

07/09/19 End of Season Pro

This year's Ground Force Day is taking place this weekend on Sunday 28th April. Please come down and offer a few hours of your time to help the Club prepare for the new season.

8.45am Free Breakfast before a 9.30am start

Also if you have any garden chairs or benches unused at home we'd be most grateful if you could donate them to the club. With a busy summer ahead players and spectators could do with something comfortable to sit on.

The molded stackable ones are best but anything would be most appreciated.

After the Easter break the colts season has finally kicked off this week with a full schedule of training and number of matches.

At time of writing 11A had bagged their first points with an accomplished win away to Holtwhites scoring an impressive 154 in 20 overs and restricting the oppo to just 40 runs. Well batted Max Robinson (37no) and Samuel Giles (35no).

However there was early season disappointment for the U15's in their key clash with Totteridge at the Hill on Thursday evening. Historically a tightly fought match our boys have had the better of things over the last season or two. But not on this occasion. Outgunned with the bat and naive in the field we let this one slip. WHCC stumbled fitfully to 119/6 from the allotted 17 overs with Totteridge biffing their way to 120/3 and victory in the 14th over.

Disappointingly three matches have already been conceded or cancelled by opposition. Frustrating news for our many eager young players.
Colts matches over the coming week are...

Friday 26th
U13 v Holtwhites (A) Cup Match
15B v Edmonton (A)

Sun 28th
13A v Totteridge (H)
15B v Southgate Adelaide (H)

Mon 29th
11B v Holtwhites B (A)

Weds 1st May
13B v Holtwhites B (A)

Please come down and support the colts - the bar will be open for the evening home games.

Training & Registration this week

U13 / U15 Thursday evening 6-8pm
U9 / U11 Friday evening 6-8pm
U6 / U8 Saturday morning 9am and 9.45am.

Fees for the summer remain unchanged :

U8 - £95 (£75, £55 siblings)
U9 to U15 - £130 (£95, £75 siblings)

Payment details :

Account Name- Winchmore Hill Cricket Club Subs a/c

Sort Code- 40-07-32

Account Number- 31106120

In the payment reference section, type ‘CRICKET SUB’ then your ‘FULL NAME’ so we can track that you have paid.

Colts Fixtures 2019

U11 Fixtures
U13 Fixtures
U15 Fixtures
U17 Fixtures

Colts in Senior Cricket

This year the club is fielding 5 Saturday league teams and two Sunday sides so there will be plenty of opportunity for older colts to play the longer form of the game. Click here for all senior fixtures.

If you require any more information please contact or club CDO Jim Clarke on

A reminder to pay your membership.

As part of our continued drive to make playing Cricket at Winchmore Hill as affordable as we can, membership prices and Match Levies for 2019 remain as they were for 2018 - other than the Senior Playing sub which has been increased from £100 to £120.

However if paid in full by 14th May 2019 this is reduced to £100, which is what it was in 2018, for the full sub.

Please find full details about Winchmore Hill Cricket Club Membership and Match Fees here.

How can I pay my membership fee?

1. Bank Transfer- pay over the internet from the office or at home
Account Name - Winchmore Hill Cricket Club Subs a/c
Sort Code - 40-07-32
Account Number - 31106120

Seniors- £120 (This is reduced to £100 if paid in full by 14th May)
Intermediates (16-22yrs) £60

In the payment reference section, type ‘CRICKET SUB’ then your ‘FULL NAME’ so we can track that you have paid.

2. Cheque

Make cheques payable to WHSC and on the back of the cheque write ‘Cricket Subs Account’ and send to c/o Chris Haslam, WHCC Treasurer, The Paulin Ground, Ford’s Grove, Winchmore Hill, N21 3ER

3. Mates rates incentive

The section are continuing the incentive for the coming season for members who introduce new Senior and Intermediate members to the club. If you introduce a new member to the club you will be entitled to be reimbursed 25% of their Annual Subscription (£25 for Seniors and £15 for Intermediates). If you have introduced someone to the club and wish to be reimbursed please contact the sections treasurer, Chris Haslam. Please note that you will only receive the money once the new members Annual Subscription has been paid in full.

4. Match Levies

Please use the link here to see the details. You are expected to pay your match fee on the day of the match to your Captain in cash. If, for whatever reason, this is not possible, for this coming season you can pay on-line, using the bank details above type ‘M/L’ your ‘FULL NAME’ and the date of match. If you do pay your Match Levy over the bar by Card please ensure you get a receipt and the receipt is put in the envelope along with the other payments.