2020 nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the following roles for the 2020 season

1st XI captain

1st XI Vice captain

2nd XI captain

2nd XI vice captain

Secretary

Treasurer

Club Welfare Officer

All nominations must have a proposer and a seconder.

Nominations received up to know are

Secretary Samantha Rossiter nominated by Phil Griffiths seconded by Andrew Thomas

Treasurer Jayne Thomas nominated by Phil Griffiths seconded by Keith James

Club Welfare Officer David Petrie nominated by Phil Griffiths seconded by Andrew Thomas

Nominations can be sent to club secretary Sam Rossiter or can be submitted on the nominations sheet which is on display next to the bar in the club

AGM Reminder

Just a quick reminder that Hook Cricket Club AGM is just a few days away now. Could all members make every effort to attend please.

Our AGM is the most important meeting of the year, with a lot of crucial decisions being made for the season ahead so your attendance and your vote really do matter.

We hope to see you all at the club Thursday 20th February at 7.00 pm

Players votes

Hi all. We have had very little response from players for their votes for player and clubman of the year votes.

Can you all please send your votes to Joy James ASAP either by text message or Facebook message.

We want your votes for the following awards

Players Club person of the year

1st team player of the year

2nd team player of the year

All votes must be in before Friday noon at the latest as cups need to be sent for engraving

We have a winner

Tonight’s bonus ball was ball 42 and we have a winner. Congratulations to Jacob Lay who will wake up tomorrow £810 richer. New game will start on Saturday so if any of you want to change your numbers please let me know by midday Saturday at the latest.

Also a mention for Jon Willington who also had 42 to get his first number at the 53rd attempt ?

Cleddau Crusaders claim title

Congratulations to the Cleddau Crusaders who beat Maesteg Celtic to be crowned Welsh U19T20 champions 2017.

After bowling Maesteg out for 76 the Crusaders battled to pass the target with 4 balls to spare.

A fantastic achievement from the whole team.

Full match report to follow

U19’sT20 final

Today sees Cleddau Crusaders head to Pontardullais to play Maesteg Celtic in the rearranged Welsh U19T20 final which was rained off last year. A bus full of players and supports leaves from Llangwm at 10:45 and Hook at 11:00. Good luck to all the lads on what should be a fantastic day

Mixed Fortunes this weekend

Cleddau Crusaders

Cleddau Crusaders  128-4 lost to Haverfordwest Blue Lightning 168-4 by 40 runs

Friday night saw our U19’s team The Cleddau Crusaders lose in their first game of the season. Haverfordwest batted first and scored at a steady rate throughout the innings to finish on 168-4 with both Jake Merry and Keiron O Conner retiring having reached 50. Noah Davies being the pick of the bowlers with 3-31 off his 4 overs. The Crusaders fielding and bowling was well below par on the night, but to be fair the Haverfordwest batsmen struck the ball well and boundaries were a regular occurrence. 

Jack Nicholas top scored for the Crusaders with 40 off 53 balls. Phil Llewellyn (30) and Aled Phelps (21) tried upping the strike rate late on but Crusaders never really looked like reaching their target ending up 40 runs short. The next Crusaders match is home to Carew Rooks on Friday 13th July with a 6pm start

Thanks to all who helped out on the night with a special thanks to the nights 2 umpires Simon Richards and Gareth Brace.

1st XI

Stackpole 167-4 beat Hook 163-7 by 6 wickets

The first XI travelled to Stackpole looking to return to winning ways after last week’s defeat to Narberth. With a couple of batsmen missing the GOAT made his debut as an opening bat and quickly realised why he’s usually at the bottom end of the batting order as he was caught behind of his first ball. And when Craig Nutty, Jamie and Aled Phelps followed shortly afterwards we were reduced to 35-4. Fortunately Dai Hopkins kept his head and played a great innings of 34 not out to steady the ship. Brennan Martin top scored with a quick fire 41 including 5 big 6’s and youngster William Goronwy chipped in with 25 late on to get to a total of 163-7 off the 45 overs.

It was then a case of 2 dropped catches early on, with both openers dropped on 0, costing us dearly. With Rob Mathias going on to score 23 and Josh Davies going on to make 68. Opening bowler Jon Willington had to leave the field having pulled a hamstring in his 5th over having gone for just 6 runs. Stackpole were always well ahead of the run rate and despite some good spells of bowling from the Hook bowlers who all beat the bat on regular occasions it seemed to be 1 of those days were nothing went to plan. Hopefully all is forgotten next week when we host Llechryd.

2nd XI

Hook II 156-5 Beat Burton II 155-10 by 5 wickets

Hook II got back to winning ways against near neighbours Burton II. Putting Burton in to bat Hook bowled out the visitors in the 37th over with a great bowling display. Daf Bowen the pick of the bowlers with 4-52 and youngster Harry Makepeace with 2-10.

The Hook reply got off to a great start with openers Sam Rossiter (70n.o.) and Martyn Rees 57 putting on over 100 for the first wicket. Some good bowling from Burton saw things get very tight towards the end with Hook passing the target with just 10 balls to spare for the loss of 5 wickets.

2 more fixtures confirmed for the Cleddau Crusaders

The following 2 fixtures have now be confirmed for the Cleddau Crisaders in this seasons U19T20 competition

Friday 13th July will see Carew Rooks travel to Hook for a 6pm start

The following week on Friday 20th July the Crusaders will travel to Herbrandston to play the newcomers to the league again with a 6pm start

The boys are also hoping to fit 1 more game in leading up to the delayed 2017 final which will see The Cleddau Crusaders and Maesteg Celtics meet at Pontardullais on Sunday 15th July