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The TRCC 2017 Season Highlights

posted 20 Nov 2017, 01:42 by Simon Burr   [ updated 20 Nov 2017, 01:43 ]

On a cold wet Saturday afternoon, an opportunity to reflect on the Twyford & Ruscombe CC 2017 season when our Saturday afternoons were filled with cricket and terrific face tans.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy three minutes of jaaaaaaz. Nice.



So you think you have had some poor bowling spells ...

posted 14 Aug 2017, 02:23 by Paul Hackett

Spare a thought for the bowler who managed to conceded 40 runs of the last over of a game to hand victory to the opposition.


Hey kids, it's competition time...

posted 5 Jul 2017, 05:18 by Simon Burr   [ updated 5 Jul 2017, 06:03 ]



Paul Hackett is a Twyford CC institution.

The long-haired science whiz has been opening the bowling for Twyford's Sunday XI since before most of his team-mates were born (sorry Paul) and is as committed to the club as he is to not having to bat.

And he's inspired us.

As holiday season approaches, this photo of Paul proudly sporting his TRCC Golden Cross sponsored shirt during his rather surprising (and impressive) trip to Everest basecamp has provided the inspiration.

We want to see if anyone can beat him on their trips this summer.

The rules are simple:

Take your Mullie or Golden Cross shirt with you on your holidays.

Take a snap of you wearing it what you consider the most unlikely/quirky/bizarre/awesome locations.

Email them to Chairman Burr. 

There are two sections, one is for the colts and one for the adults.

There are prizes to be won. 

So get your thinking caps on, make sure you pack your shirts and get snapping.

Entries will be posted on the club's Facebook and Twitter accounts and the final decision will be made at the end of the season by the committee.

Please email your pictures to Simon Burr at chairman@twyfordcc.org.uk

The 2017 season is finally here!

posted 24 May 2017, 14:36 by Simon Burr   [ updated 24 May 2017, 14:40 ]

After what seemed to be a never ending winter, the season for Twyford & Ruscombe CC has started with a bang!  Each of the Saturday, Sunday and every colt side has started with a win, coaching for colts is at record numbers and even the adults are starting to realise training actually makes you play better!  Here are the stars of the Saturday side before setting their opening innings league highest score of 320/7!

Long may it continue!  Good luck to all TRCC players (very) old and young!



Colts Outdoor Coaching Has Finally Arrived!

posted 27 Apr 2017, 02:42 by Simon Burr   [ updated 27 Apr 2017, 22:53 ]

It was great to see so many Colts out last Thursday, despite a bit of light drizzle.  It’s a reminder that outdoor coaching has now started and goes right through until late July!

Outdoor coaching is now every Thursday evening.  For the U7, U9 and U11 the start time is 6pm. U7 finish at 7:15 and the U9 and U11 at 7:30pm.

The U13 start at 7:30pm and while we are waiting for more light will conclude at 8:30pm.

There is no weekly cost for the outdoor sessions as this is included in the annual subscription.

Any questions or newcomers, please contact Nic Downes at juniors@twyfordcc.org.uk

TRCC Golf Society - Sunday 19th March

posted 20 Feb 2017, 01:11 by Simon Burr

While we wait for the cricket season to start, TRCC are hosting an informal get together of another casually-paced ball and bat game - golf.

We have a number of tee-times booked at Birds Hill Golf Club for Sunday 19th March, starting from 10.00.

Format is 18 holes of full handicap stableford scoring, with a number of prizes available.

Cost for the round is £35 per player and includes breakfast at the golf club. Open to all adult members and colt parents.

If you are interested then please make yourself known to chairman@twyfordcc.org.uk

Colts Indoor Coaching

posted 1 Feb 2017, 09:06 by Simon Burr

Dear Parents and Colts,

 

The TRCC indoor coaching begins again – starting Saturday 4th March.

 

The coaching session timings are as follows:

 

15:00 - 15:45     U7's

15:55 - 16:50     U9's

17:00 - 18:15     U11 & U13's

 

Day:                       Every Saturday

From:                    4th March 2017

Where:                 Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning Lane, Sonning, Reading RG4 6SU

Cost:                      £5 per child per session

 

As a reminder, For the U9, U11 and U13 all boys need to have an ‘abdominal guard’ (box) and an ‘athletic supporter’ (jock strap) that holds the abdo guard in the correct place.  There is currently no ECB requirement for girls to wear any abdominal protection.

 

We look forward to seeing lots of you there in March!

 

Nic & Team.

Time to dust off the cobwebs… it's nets time again!

posted 1 Feb 2017, 08:48 by Simon Burr

Dear adult members, good news!  It’s time for us to remember how unfit we all are, but that we still have awesome (hidden) cricket talent!

So get your cricket bags out of hibernation, throw away the stale old garments from last summer and join the rest of your fellow cricketers for winter nets;

Day:                       Every Tuesday

From:                    7th March 2017

Time:                     20:00 – 21:30

Where:                 Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning Lane, Sonning, Reading RG4 6SU

Cost:                      £5 per session


Look forward to seeing lots of you there.

TRCC fail to make beautiful game beautiful

posted 14 Dec 2016, 02:25 by Simon Burr   [ updated 14 Dec 2016, 02:27 ]

Football – it's a funny old game, although some of Twyford CC's XI weren't smiling too much when they woke up the day after the big match against the Twyford Comets.

Life is about learning, and we learned a lot about ourselves after the 7-2 hammering.

We learned that men who play football are generally fitter than men who play cricket, that trying to form some kind of cohesive unit for a one off match is near-on impossible, and that football, actually, is really hard.

As many English coaches have failed to realise, playing one striker and aimlessly booting it somewhere in their direction, doesn't really work, unless you have Kevin Davies in your team, which we didn't.

Time and again the Comets defenders effortlessly picked the ball from where the TRCC striker (Oscar, who put in a manful effort in a hopeless cause) wasn't.

Then it was a surge of attackers, like a plague of locusts annihilating a farmer's field.

At times poor Ian Rogers goal was set upon like the carcass of a freshly killed zebra by starving hyenas, such were the rampant numbers of attackers.

The Comets took the lead with that Sunday league classic move, a mishit pass arriving to the striker who mishit his shot, thus fooling the keeper.

The lead was then doubled before Twyford hit back, with Ken Cochrane, a man you'd really love to have in your unit if you were an army commander, sweeping the ball home.

Cochrane's efforts in defence alongside the heroic Jim Quartermain were at moments magnificent, making up for the efforts of their right-back, who having announced he wasn't doing any heading before the game, quickly realised he didn't really like tackling either.

Or running, or football.

The score at half-time was 3-1, which prompted the arrival of the former chairman whose motivating words were “Look at you, you're all so fat, no wonder you're losing, even the young ones are fat”.

How awfully charming, he's such a delight.

The second half featured a number of injustices.

The main one was the Comets having a number of players in their late teens/20s who they were able to bring on as subs.

TRCC had one extra player, which led to rolling subs and players who had come of for a rest having to return minutes later.

The second injustice was the fact that ref Steve Green failed to give the Comets the most blatant of penalties after Mark “Bobby” Teal blatantly tripped their man over in the area.

It was about 6-1 at the time.

The man in black then evened up that decision by awarding Twyford a penalty of their own after an excellent piece of simulation by Oscar, who dispatched the spot kick with ease.

It finished 7-2, whatever chance Twyford may have had was ended by the introduction of some players who were young, fit and good at football.

Green ended the game with about 10 minutes to spare, a mercy killing if you will, and, in true football fashion, the defenders blamed the midfielders for not coming back to help.

Ian Rogers' efforts in goal were rewarded with the Man of the Match award.

Jim Quartermain was herculean in defence and was his efforts who probably saved us from a double figure drubbing.

Despite the various problems we faced, the game was good fun and played in a good spirit and we look forward to meeting them on the cricket pitch.

The match also raised £100 for the Twyford Together project, so maybe the resulting pain was worth it.

"Who's got the ball?" Why Alistair Cook has it easy

posted 1 Dec 2016, 01:15 by Simon Burr

It's a time for change at TRCC.

Sunday captain Hugh Fort has decided to stand down after eight years to let someone younger, more enthusiastic, better at cricket and certainly more ginger have a go.

Marc Teal is that man.

And the originally nicknamed “Tealo” is stepping into a somewhat bizarre world.

If you imagine the super-organised world of England captain Alistair Cook, a world where he knows each and every field to set to every batsman, how to bowl at every batsman and can rely on his fielders totally, and then consider the exact opposite, that's probably what Marc is stepping into. 

Cook definitely has more  pressure on him to do well, with an army of players willing to step up if he's not up to it. 

He very much doesn't have the scenario most village clubs have with only one person who is semi-willing to do it.

So while Cook has to ensure he scores enough runs not to be dropped and mastermind beating the world's best sides he does not endure the following problems: 

  • Being ready to start and finding his opening bowler is still in the pub
  • Spending all week on the phone trying to get 11 together.
  • Players pulling out on the morning of the game with a hangover (and if they do, he's got an instant pool of ready-made replacements)
  • Setting a field and suddenly realising he's got two men in their sixties next to each other in the field and a very long boundary behind them.
  • His slip fielders aren't in the slips because they can't throw.
  • He doesn't have to find someone to do the score.
  • At no point, do Alistair Cook's fielders shout to him across the field that they are leaving to go to put out the tea.
  • Alistair Cook's fielders probably don't have to put the sightscreens away after the match.
  • International scorers have not been known to shout to the umpire asking how many balls are left in the over.
  • And if they did, the umpire would probably know the answer.
  • International square leg fielders have probably not dropped catches due to the fact they've been chatting to the umpire.
  • Alistair Cook also doesn't have 10 other players who march up to him with absolutely indisputable tactical "advice" (orders)– which totally contradicts advice given by another player a ball earlier.
  • Alistair Cook is unlikely to have ever heard “square leg? Where's that?” in response to putting a fielder in position.
  • Cook is also unlikely to have played in a team with three bowlers, one opener and 10 number seven in it.
Tealo is a man of limitless enthusiasm, but faces numerous other problems the pros would never dream of.  Good Luck

By Hugh Fort

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