Alan Partington's long-awaited history of the club has been published, celebrating 125 years of Rolleston cricket. It is the culmination of many years of hard work by our President, who is kindly donating all profits to the club as we begin the task of raising finance for the pavilion extension which will be needed when our second ground comes into use. Please support this venture and read the fascinating story of the club. Copies are available for £10 - an absolute...
On Saturday as guests of Yorkshire Bank five of our juniors were treated to see the YB40 final at Lords. Lucy Yates was lucky enough to be asked to be the mascot for Nottinghamshire and was seen on Sky TV as the captains tossed up before the game.
The invitation followed the very successful opportunity in July for 20 youngsters to spend an hour being coached by Alastair Cook at the Gateway Centre of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
The scheme is all part of Yorkshire Banks on-going...
Our Junior players have enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of meeting and being coached by England skipper Alastair Cook.
The event, part of the Yorkshire Bank’s sponsorship of cricket through their “Giving Bat to Cricket” project, took place at Derbyshire CCC on July 4th.
The youngsters were treated to expert batting coaching from the man who has already scored over 7,500 Test runs, becoming the youngest player to pass 7,000 runs in the process.
Cook, in his role as a Yorkshire...
Work on new drainage system completed
Members will need no reminding that the Willows is prone to water-logging.
As the ground is situated on a flood-plain, this is to some extent inevitable. However, the problem has worsened over the last three or four years, with many games being lost to the weather, causing frustration to players and supporters alike and resulting in loss of bar income.
It was clear that this problem could not be ascribed simply to climate change.
Following the site visit on June 23rd, I am pleased to inform members that ECB “Clubmark” status has been awarded to the club.
The Staffordshire Board Development Officer, who carried out the verification, said that we were doing a “great job” and was most impressed by what he saw, heard and read.
It is gratifying to know that our youth development programme and overall management have been formally acknowledged as first-rate and are helping to create a bench mark for high quality...
In 2008, for the first time in the club’s history, we fielded four Saturday XIs in addition to the five existing junior sides, continuing the expansion of the club’s activities and giving an opportunity for even more members to participate in the sport each weekend.
The First Team had a disappointing season, finishing in mid-table after being well in contention for promotion at the half-way stage of the season when the side was in third place. Indeed, after the victory at Nutbrook...
The 2007 season ended with a mid table finish for the 1st team in Div 1, relegation from Div 3S for the 2nds and a mid-table Div 5S finish for the 3rds. Averages and statistics for the 2007 season are available from the Play-Cricket web site. Two Rolleston players, Steve Scrimshaw (17.9) and Stephen Broderick (22.0), were in the League 1 top 20 bowling averages. Whilst Gareth Marshall (29.1) was the only player in the top 20 League 1 batting averages, although five more were in the top...