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News 2018

Stirling County Cricket Club Announce New Partnership with SM Cricket UK

It is with great pleasure that Stirling County Cricket Club can announce that we have recently formed a new partnership with SM Cricket UK. SM Cricket UK is the UK's official and exclusive supplier and distributor of SM Cricket equipment. The partner company, SM Cricket, has been a leading international established manufacturer for decades, and Stirling County Cricket Club has signed up to the popular Cash Builder program. This is the first part of a phased approach to developing a lasting relationship that will reap benefits for all our playing members, including opportunities for further sponsorship, discounted product offerings and further revenue generation for Stirling County Cricket Club. This new partnership aligns terrifically with the SCCC Development Plan and supports a number of our key strategic themes that we are currently progressing (for ALL senior/ junior players, genders and abilities).

Jason Jones, Club Chairman commented:

“Stirling County Cricket Club was very excited about partnering with SM Cricket UK when the opportunity arose recently. The club is committed to the development of all of our senior and junior players (hardball or softball levels), and by developing a strong, lasting relationship with a premier, quality brand such as SM Cricket UK is beneficial to all. The fact that SM Cricket UK is also a lead supporter in female cricket aligns with our key strategic themes and enables us to continue to encourage the development of our female cricketers.”

Ian Anderson, Managing Director of SM Cricket UK also commented:

“We are thrilled to enter into a strategic partnership with Stirling County Cricket Club. We have discussed the potential for this arrangement over many months and we are very looking forward to adding real value to the club. In addition we will be offering a range of sponsorships to players from different age groups, including women’s cricket. To welcome the club to the SM brand we will be offering a number of special deals aimed at Junior players over the coming weeks. We shall be working with the club management to agree a joint program which will start in the new year.”

Further details will be published shortly. Please keep an eye on the Stirling County Cricket Club website!

Club celebrates 2018 Season at Awards Night

Joan Anderson receives Willie Little Trophy from past winner Cath Morton

At the club’s senior wards night last Saturday (6/10/2018), Stirling County players and members gathered at New Williamfield to celebrate what was, by most accounts, a hugely successful 2018. Not only did the First XI produce their finest season for decades in finishing 3rd in the league and winning the Rowan Cup, but the Sunday XI also showed some great form to finish 2nd in their league and the Wednesday XI continued to give opportunities to young and novice cricketers alike while finishing the season with an impressive winning record. And even though the 2nd XI suffered a somewhat chastening season, the team still managed to produce some fantastic individual and team performances with county players occupying the top two places on the league’s highest individual score table.

The Winners

Some notable winners on the night included the Alexander Taylor Memorial Trophy (for the year’s highest batting score) recipient Akash Rawal, who scored a fantastic 187 for the 2nd XI against Anniesland, and Rukman Hewage, who captured the 1st XI bowling trophy as well as winning the award for the club’s best bowling figures with his 6 for 21 against West of Scotland.  A complete list of all the winners from the night can be found in the table below.

Willie Little Trophy

As ever, the highlight of the evening was the awarding of the Willie Little Trophy, an award given every year to the Club Member of the year. This award is given to the person who, throughout the year, has made the greatest contribution to the club and one struggles to think of a more deserving recipient than this year’s winner Joan Anderson (pictured above). Not only has Joan contributed greatly to ensuring that Stirling County teas are rightfully regarded as some of the best in the country and organised and managed the club’s recycling programme, but she has also approached the management and maintenance of the club’s flower displays and bedding around the clubhouse with an inexhaustible energy and commitment that. As if this all wasn’t enough, Joan has taken on the herculean task of taming the club’s wild and overgrown hawthorn hedge, approaching the job with her typical iron will and steely resolve. Such is Joan’s total contribution to the club that it is hard for one to imagine the club running without her efforts!

 

TROPHY NAME

AWARDED FOR

2018 Winner

WILLIAM LITTLE TROPHY

CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Joan Anderson

SANDY BRYCE TROPHY

1st XI BATTING

Matt Tweedie

BOB MARSHALL TROPHY

1st XI BOWLING

Ruckman Hewage

GATEWAY JOINERS TROPHY

1st XI FIELDING

Akram Shakoor

WILLIAM GRAY TROPHY

2nd XI BATTING

Ian Wilkinson

FORBES TROPHY

2nd XI BOWLING

Vamsie Machana

QUAICH

2nd XI FIELDING

Michael John Phillip

BATTING

Wednesday Team

Ali Morton

BOWLING

Wednesday Team

Ali Morton

FIELDING

Wednesday Team

Hamish Paterson

JIM CUNNINGHAM TROPHY (Torbrex Scotts Wha Hae)

Sunday XI Batting

Jawahar Dhamodaran

BOB OLIVER TROPHY

Sunday XI Bowling

Andy Weir

FIELDER OF THE YEAR

Sunday XI Fielding

Stephen Nolan

ALEXANDER TAYLOR MEMORIAL TROPHY

BEST BATTING SCORE OF THE YEAR

Akash Rawal

KEN CRICHTON TROPHY

BEST BOWLING PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Ruckman Hewage

DOUGLAS SIEVEWRIGHT QUAICH

BEST CATCH OF THE SEASON

Akram Shakoor

NEW WILLIAMFIELD QUAICH

BEST MATCH CHANGING PERFORMANCE

Tom Jones

McDONALD NEWCOMER TROPHY (Shield)

BEST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Louis Ware

Stirling County Cricket Club – Important Club Development Update

Over the past 12 months, SCCC has been working hard to explore a variety of improvement opportunities. As part of a previous exercise undertaken by Ian Shaw and a smaller working team, a comprehensive report was developed in order to: 

  1. Provide a high-level assessment of the current status of the club
  2. Review the club vision
  3. Record the strategic aims/outcomes for the club
  4. Document development plans as a series of objectives to achieve the outcomes 

The intent was that the document will be used to investigate opportunities to increase interest, enthusiasm and focus to ensure that Stirling County Cricket Club continues to be visible, viable and a vibrant community club. The report outlined 4 main strategic themes upon which SCCC should focus; 

  1. Participation
  2. Engagement
  3. Achievement
  4. Governance 

During the past month, SCCC has been identifying and prioritising the initiatives associated with each of the strategic themes (with the assistance of a team of extended club members) in order to implement. Below shows the top 5 initiatives that SCCC is actively investigating: 

  1. Provide opportunities for competitive, recreational and developmental games for all ages, abilities and gender
  2. Transition juniors into senior cricket
  3. Investigate opportunities to improve sustainable, income generation
  4. Review current membership, IT and communication systems – explore opportunities for improvement
  5. Improve membership communication and media outlets

These 5 initiatives are not the only ones that are being worked upon, as there are another 15 in addition!

We will continue to provide regular updates to our club members upon how these initiatives are moving forward. If in the meantime, you feel that you would like to assist in any of the improvement ideas or would like to understand more about what SCCC are undertaking – please feel free to contact any member of the board or contact us on contactus@stirlingcountycc.co.uk

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Stirling County Cricket Club

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