|1st XI||Marple (A)||18th May 2013||Lost by 86 rns||1XI League Table|
|Ladies||Oakmere (A)||13th May 2013||Lost by 8 wkts||Ladies League|
|2nd XI||Urmston (H)||18th May 2013||Draw||2XI League Table|
|3rd XI||Neston (H)||18th May 2013||Lost by 7 wkts||3XI League Table|
|4th XI||Upton (A)||11th May 2013||Lost||4XI League Table|
2013 Grand Summer Ball - Saturday 6th July
Our grand summer ball will be taking place on Saturday 6th July 2013 in the marquee at Boughton Hall.
The dress code is black tie, and carriages (or a taxi) should be booked for 1am.
Tickets cost £50 and include a champagne reception, four course meal and live music from local band Safe House. Tables of 10 are available, please contact Jim Gillson on 07852 303082 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an alternative summerball available, and this can be found by clicking here
1XI T20 v Warrington - Thursday 6th June
The 1XI entertain Warrington at Filkins lane on 6th June 2013 in the group stages of the Red Insure T20 competition that we won a few years ago. Lancashire batsman Jordan Clark who recently hit 6 sixes in an over is due to play and will be fascinating to watch, along with Cheshire batsman Lee Dixon and star man Warren Goodwin. Ex-Cheshire U15s Wicket Keeper, Matthew Griffiths, will also be appearing for Chester Boughton Hall.
In the clubhouse a huge buffet will be available with hot and cold food prepared by Phil Doherty and his team of helpers. The cost of this is £10 and will be available from 5.15pm before the game starts at 6pm.
Come along and enjoy a night at the T20 with some lovely food and a cold pint.
See you there.
Selection - Week 6
All selections can be found in the 'teams' section, under the 'selection' tab.
Sorry for the lateness Griff.
The pathway is clear for youth to prosper
In a county where Chester is probably known for its fantastic facilities and several high profile players past and present, there is an exciting change happening throughout the club at the moment. The system which Dave and Linda Killoran have provided the club is starting to provide more and more benefits in the senior sides. After reading the match reports from the weekend it appears that the blend between quality senior players and exciting young talent is starting to pay benefit.
And seeing Jack and Harry shine against Bowden at the weekend it does show there is now a pathway to the top if your good enough and have the correct attitude. And the captains have been fantastic in developing and giving opportunity to many already this year.
Itís been great to see Shane Patel and James Cottrell settle so well at Chester, both look to be real assets already to the club.
The man to watch this summer is Guy Dunbavend, with opportunities in the first team available, this exciting Kings batsman looks the real deal and I am excited to see him come into the side.
Lee Dixon - Club Coach
Full House of Results
A fantastic weekend at Filkin's Lane resulted in maximum points for Steve Ogilbys 1XI, Ali Cutlers LadiesXI, Dan Rileys 2XI and Phill Evans' 4XI. Peter Balac's 3XI were the only team not to win, and this was due to being rained off.
Highlight's from the weekend included 68 from Jordan Clark, 4-63 for Jack Williams, 3 wicket keeping snaffles from Griff, 3-16 for Dan Riley, Jamie Littler 3-10, a wicket for Oli Fleet and 35 off 10 balls for Jonty Hedgecoe who only returned on a flight from South African at 8am saturday morning.
Exciting times at the club and there's always lots going on, make sure you check out .Phil Thomas' blog for all details
See you soon.
7 Wickets for match winner Alex.
In a season so far dominated by fantastic batting performances, it would be a good time to highlight the achievement of one of our promising Juniors efforts so far this season. Alex Townsend, 3rd team swing bowler, managed to take 7 wickets against Oxton 4th team two weeks ago. And could have had a lot more if he did not have to take a spell due to the ECB fast bowling directives.
Many players from front and back pitch commented on the control and direction Townsend showed in a spell which will surely raise the youngsters confidence in this early part of the season. Captain Peter Ballac was delighted and hopes to keep hold of Alex as long as he can before surely a second team opportunity could come.
Well done Alex from everyone at CBH.
Everyone who was at the Cheshire Cup final last year would have seen a special character and performance from our very favourite dancer / air craft electrician Mark Rowlands.
This season the team has started solidly minus the loveable Moreton based all-rounder but after a plea from many Chester nightspots, who are showing a 42% dip in Saturday night bar takings, and several players personal pleas, he will return from working in Hamburg, Germany in time to take part in the second half of the season. The club is sending a language expert over to help understand his new dialect (German /Scouse) to ensure this fans favourite settles straight back in and hopefully gives the team a push towards the summit of the Vivio Premier League. Marks first game back will be on 29th June at home to ex-club Oxton.
We are currently working on a honours board for the website, which can be accessed by clicking 'Honours' on the grey bar at the top of the page. Please bear with us whilst this is compiled, and if you have any top scores/top bowling performances which need adding, please e-mail them in.
BH Live can now be accessed by clicking on the News section, then BH Live.
U13 Ben gets 5 for 0
Chester Boughton Hall under 13 bowler Ben Harvey recorded the fantastic figures of 2 overs, 2 maidens, 0 runs, 5 wickets at the weekend in an u13 Cheshire league game against Stretton. The game was won in the end by 161 runs, helped by retired 30s from Arsh Adapala, George Metcalf, Matthew Jones, Sam Munro and MOTM Ben. 4 of bens victims were bowled, and one caught by Arsh.
Well done Ben, and we hope to see you doing the same for the mens teams soon!
Junior nets has got off to a great start, with a huge amount of kids being coached on Fridays and Mondays at Filkins Lane. Led by Lee Dixon, the coaching team also includes 1XI and 2XI players who give up their time to help the future of CBHCC. Pictured right is ex-Ireland international, and now CBHCC 1XI skipper Steve Ogilby helping CBHCC u11's wicketkeeper Sheehan with his technique.
Days and times for nets are dependent on the childs age, and the full list can be found below. If your son/daughter is interested in joining, please come down to the cricket club at the correct time below and speak to Dave Killoran, Linda Killoran or Lee Dixon. Should you have any enquires, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Cricket training sessions: School Years 1 and 2 - Fridays 5pm till 6pm School Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 - Fridays 6.15pm till 7.30 p.m School Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 - Mondays 6pm till 7.15pm
Lee's Season Review so far.....
Two weeks into the Chester BH season, and already there is positives coming out of every part of the club. There have been several outstanding individual and team performances as well as some excellent banter in the club rooms. In particular I am delighted to see so many young players taking well to senior cricket this year with all the senior teams benefiting from the work which has gone on through the junior section past and currently.
We have also attracted several new members which continues to strengthen the teams and the atmosphere around the club environment. I am sure everyone would agree the work that went into the cricket force day from everyone (including the local NatWest staff) was truly fantastic and only went to help the work grounds man Loic Gresty has been doing in making sure the ground was ready. It is fair to say the ground looks superb atm and with some help from the weather I feel the outfield will be back to its immaculate self.
I have really enjoyed reading the website in the past few months the work that Bob and Tom Evans have done in getting it to its current level has been outstanding and is now an excellent point for all club members to enjoy and be proud of.
Congratulations to Leggers on club man of the year, I would like to thank him personally for his support in the last 12 months since arriving from Oxton, he and a special band of committee and club members have been invaluable in allowing me make some changes around the club and help improve the club environment know matter what level or age.
Congratulations to Alex Townsend on his first 5 wicket haul for the 3XI ending up with 7 wickets at the weekend, I know all the first team players looking over were delighted for him and impressed with his control of the swinging ball.
The hope is that the community spirit which is starting to grow continue and numbers at training for seniors and juniors continue.
Lee Dixon - The Chairman of Selectors / Club Coach / Celebrity Dinosaur / Crisp eater
Record Breaking Ladies
First game of the season for Chester ladies resulted in a 217 run win against Stalybridge St Pauls. Batting first Chester posted a mammouth 268 for 0 wickets in 40 overs. Lorna Thomas returned for her first game after giving birth to baby Oliver and scored a fantastic 125*. Ali Cutler was her opening partner who also got a ton with 107*. The opening partnership of 246 for a first wicket is a Chester ladies record.
Stalybridge reached 51-7 off 22 overs before the heavens opened, however Chester won on scoring rate.
Our very own Lee Dixon is currently writing for the League Cricketers Assosiation
Jordan Clark 6 Sixes in one over
1XI All Rounder Jordan Clark, has created history today scoring 36 runs off 6 balls in a 2XI championship game against Yorkshire. It's the first time a player on Lancashire's staff has performed this feat; the highest number of runs off one over previously was by Frank Hayes (who hit Glamorgan's Malcolm Nash for 34 off one over) and Andrew Flintoff (who hit 34 off one 8-ball over from Surrey's Alex Tudor).
West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers was the first to hit six sixes in an over for Nottinghamshire in 1968. Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh have repeated the feat.
Clark joined Lancashire's academy in 2008 and, after making his one-day debut for the first team in 2010, he was part of the Second XI Trophy-winning side last season.The Whitehaven-born youngster is yet to make his County Championship debut for the Red Rose county, but has featured in five one-day and nine Twenty20 matches.
He told BBC Sport: "I was batting against spin, the wicket wasn't a massive turner. I thought I needed to step it up a little bit. "I hit the first few pretty well, had a chat to my team-mate and I just carried on really." He added: "I put them all the same way, over leg. I thought he was going to try to mix it up, especially the last two balls but they just landed in the same spot. "I just remember feeling a bit of pressure on the last ball and thinking: 'I have got to have a crack'. "I just remember a lot of the lads were cheering and there was a lot of noise in the dressing room."
Clark, who finished the day 70 not out to help Lancashire to a lead of 64 with five first-innings wickets remaining, hopes his feat can help him to cement a first XI place. He said: "Hopefully, six sixes is a massive bonus, trying to produce a big score was my main aim, hopefully it will turn a few heads."
Sobers and Shastri's accomplishments came in domestic first-class cricket, the latter for Bombay.
Read the full story here.
Credit - BBC Sports News
The club has recently had the facility of a physio in Nicole Mittereger, who has managed to keep Alex Kegg going for another season, and helped Griff (jnr) with his recent back issues. Nicole is available to book for sessions at the cricket club. Please see the below flyers for information.
All previous news can be found in the Archive