Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Played 9 won 9, CHCC U11 Kent Border league South WINNERS

Played 9 won 9, CHCC U11 Kent Border league South WINNERS, 

From what seemed a daunting prospect at the start of the 2016 season with a relatively small and young squad,  the CHCC U11 team have won the Kent border league south.  

A determined and fine performance from all the bowlers and batsmen secured victory last night over T.Wells. 

The team won all their 9 matches. Under the guidance of William Howgill as captain they truly flourished and have played all their games in the spirit of cricket. Many many congratulations to all.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Castle Hill U9 Festival June 2016

Red is the colour!
A remarkable display of skill and technical wizardry saw Paul Bromley use his personal weather radar service to accurately predict an unlikely afternoon of colourful cricket at our very own CHCC. The annual CHCC U9 festival took place between black clouds, short showers and then golden sunshine. The event was well supported with no less than four teams from CHCC and guests from Capel (A and B), Robertsbridge and Cranbrook.
The grey skies and early showers failed to dampen the collective mood no doubt partly due to a splendid feast of cake and sandwiches which made for a rainbow colourful spread.
Our teams and players all played well.
The Blues coach marvelled at his players fabulous team spirit and bonding. Edward said he used all his wily coaching tricks to help the team, but in truth they were very self motivated. 
He reflected that the team played with bright spirit. Alex, Bo, James, Theo, Robert and William were top team players. Whilst Alec excelled with both ball and bat - bashing flamboyant boundaries with the bat in all directions. Austin bowled with great consistency and accuracy. Ben also bowled well with some good hitting off the front foot.
For the Yellow team Duncan the coach said it was a story of what might have been. 
Despite a comfortable victory over the ultimate winners in the pool stage, a low scoring loss to Robertsbridge in the first game cost the Yellows an appearance in the Final. Everyone had some great performances. Charlotte and Callum bowled well throughout, while Ben Anderson bowled one of the sparkling overs of the season taking two wickets in three balls. Felix showed how much his bowling has improved while Jack and Sam played some lovely leg side shots. A real highlight was the final game partnership between the Campbells - elegant John and fierce hitting Ewan - with sunny cheers roaring the boys on from the boundary!
The Yellow's coach was left to muse on the somewhat mellow Yellow team running that led to the loss of wickets and defeat to Robertsbridge .
Meantime the Green team fought hard - joint top in their group they missed out on a place in the final by a few runs difference.
Bear was the team star turn - batting with ferocity and bowling fast and tightly. Oscar kept a mean line and length taking several wickets. Our two boys carrying injuries, Henry and Ryan also bowled really well.
Charlie, Hugo and JJ batted with energy and enthusiasm; whilst William took a sensational catch which brought the crowd to their feet.
In a tense play off game the Greens came close ultimately coming up short but doing themselves proud.
Castle Hill Reds had an excellent afternoon with bat, ball and crucially in the field. There was passion and fire with some great catches, noticeably by Cameron. Proof again that catches win matches! 
The team bowled with accuracy: Joe, Finn and Will M doing excellently with both line and length. The big hitting was done by Cameron, Elliot and Hugo who found boundaries a plenty to keep the scoreboard ticking over.
The final was an emotionally intense affair, Lucas saved his best bowling for this match and Will C did a fine job of fending off some fierce bowling at the death.
Jim, the Reds highly motivated coach said it lovely to see the more experienced boys partnering the younger ones and really supporting them throughout the whole tournament, never a crossed word said between team members.
Well done the Reds!

Friday, 6 May 2016

Pitch dried out - ready to go

See you at the Hill this weekend - remember our bar is open Fri eves from 6pm till after 8pm

Friday, 29 April 2016

CHCC Under9's feature in Kent County's Super 8's promo video!

Yes - our county champions are TV stars

Follow the Link below to have a look - they are in the blue shirts and their winning photo is right at the end!


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Car Parking

Whilst we don't have full use of the car park, if you need to park on the broad, please ensure you don't block driveways or damage verges outside our neighbours houses.

We hope things will dry out a little this week so we can get more cars in and so we can get the overhanging tree taken down

Thank you

The Chairman

Friday, 8 April 2016

Clean up day postponed by a week

Due to the very waterlogged pitch & car park, we have postponed the clean up & sign up day by a week - it will now be the Saturday the 16th of April at 930am - see you there

Friday, 1 April 2016

Senior Match Managers rota published

If you want to see/contact a match manager about an upcoming match, visit the senior squad page to see the list.

Youth Section Newsletter

The 2016 Spring publication can be downloaded here

Monday, 28 March 2016

Monday, 14 March 2016

2016 Fixtures - Provision Outline available

Yes, always a good sign the summer is on its way -  please visit our fixtures page for details.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Its 2016 - date for Clean Up & Sign up day set

Hello Cricket Fans

Yes the 2016 season is just around the corner - so at the AGM, the day of the clean up has been set for:- 

Saturday 9th April

10am start - usual ground clean up of cutting brambles, clearing fences, cutting grass, weeding etc etc - more hands will make the work lighter!

And of course you can sign up for this season's coaching and youth teams.

See you there!