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St Aulaye Cricket Newsletter 2010


No 2 July


Alyzée Bodet

Alyzée won two prizes at the women’s cricket weekend in Thoiry on 3-4 July – batting gloves for best fielder and a cricket bag for player of the weekend. Félicitations!


Jonathan Houghton

Jonathan starred in France’s T20 tournament win in the Netherlands last month and was scoring runs for France in the European championships when he dislocated his knee. He’s expected to be out for a month.


For more details on the above go to:


Payment of home match fees

Please pay your match fee (10€ for seniors, 5€ for juniors) before the game – ie arrive with the money ready. If for any reason you can’t pay on the day, I will send out a monthly circular showing who owes what.


NB: these match fees apply only to senior home matches (whether league, cup or friendly). For away matches fees are replaced by informal car-sharing arrangements.


Two wins in a week!

Scores for the last two matches are as follows:

13 July: Casuals v Dorking at Chenaud (friendly, 12-a-side, 35 overs) – won by 1 wicket

Dorking 170-8; Casuals 171-10 (A Raynor 43 ret, C Williams 24)

18 July: SAC v Eymet at Eymet (league, 40 overs) – won by 58 runs

SAC 224-9 (A Raynor 108*, I Sheikh 40); Eymet 166-5 (S Singh 3-24)


Extra fixtures

25 July: SAC v Mansle at Chenaud (cup quarter-final), 13h start*

31 July: Casuals v Silly Mid Offers at Chenaud (friendly), 14h start


*although our team of 10 men lost to Damazan on 11 July in the preliminary round they were disqualified for fielding ineligible (ie unlicensed) players.


Junior cricket week

The week starts on Sunday 1 August at 18h and ends with a match on Sunday 8 August – helpers and spectators welcome.



24 July 2010



No 1 April


Medical certificates

Reminder: the final deadline for your medical certificate (essential for league matches starting on Sunday 2 May) is 25 April. Please bring it to the trial match (see below).


Home match fees

The senior (home) match fee has not been changed (from 5€) for more than 10 years and juniors (under 18) have never been asked to pay it. Meanwhile the costs of maintaining the ground, buying equipment, providing refreshments etc have continued to rise. Also, we are now selecting juniors – on merit – for important matches in order to field the strongest team available. The club AGM has therefore decided to increase the senior match fee to 10€ and introduce a junior match fee of 5€. It is expected that there will be no further increase for several years.


NB: these match fees apply only to senior home matches (whether league, cup or friendly). For away matches fees are replaced by informal car-sharing arrangements.



Senior net practice at the ground starts this Thursday (22 April) at 18h. Junior practice continues in the salle des sports (18h) for the next two Wednesdays, 21 and 28 April, then moves to the ground.


Work at the ground

If you’re available on Thursday afternoon (from 15h until net practice) there’s a bit more raking to be done before the ground is rolled on Friday (thanks to all who helped last Sunday).


Trial match

Start time for the trial match (open to all possible players including juniors and seniors who only want to play friendlies) on Sunday 25 April will be 13h – please come early. NB: self-catering, no match fees.


Informal dinner

There will be an informal dinner in Chenaud (restaurant now called Le Carré Blanc) on Saturday 24 April, 20h – please let me know if you can make it.


Casuals v Mansle

Yesterday’s match (10-a-side with C Williams playing for the opposition) was won by Mansle, 137 all out (C Williams 15, O Mawdsley 4-30, C Greenwood 2-15); Casuals 112 all out (A Raynor 27, T Williams 29).


Cricket in May

There are home matches on 2 and 9 May (league) and 30 and 31 May (friendly), away matches on 16 and 23 May; also the first junior match of the season at Eymet on 8 May. Details – and any changes – on the website


Publicity, membership etc

Please use the website, which includes a full fixture list. And, as last season, this newsletter will be available there if you happen to delete this email. We are trying to recruit more members (eg by writing to selected people) but nothing beats personal contact…



19 April 2010



St Aulaye Cricket Newsletter No 5


29 September 2009


Clive Greenwood

Clive has had a successful triple bypass op to replace damaged arteries. He’s now out of intensive care and is in a general ward in Limoges hospital (direct line 05 55 08 72 59), until tomorrow, Wednesday 30 September, when he will transfer to a rehab centre.


Cambridge Methodists cancel

Unfortunately the Cambridge cricketers due to play us on Saturday 10 October have been unable to raise a team…


End-of-season clear-up: 3 October

Volunteers needed to help sort out cricket gear, dispose of rubbish etc on Saturday 3 October from 14h. Please let me know if you can make it.


September matches

12 September Casuals v Shapwick Occasionals (friendly, 35 overs): Shapwick 177-7  (R Cox 2-13, J Mawdsley 2-17); Casuals 178-3 (A Raynor 104*, T Williams 30, J Harding 26, O Mawdsley 11*; won by 7 wickets

19 September St Aulaye Juniors v Toulouse (friendly, 10-a-side, 25 overs): St Aulaye (including 4 Toulouse players): 160-6 (O Mawdsley 63*, K Harding 13, A Patel 12); Toulouse 64 all out (R Mason 2-11, A Nash 2-6); won by 96 runs


Diary dates

Friday 9 October: end-of-season drinks for juniors and parents, Place Pasteur, 18h

Tuesday 3 November: club members’ meeting, Place Pasteur, 18h

Sunday 8 November: junior exhibition match, Bordeaux, 15h

Saturday 14 November: ACCSO agm, Damazan, 14h






St Aulaye Cricket Newsletter No 4


September 2009


Hardings star in Dordogne victory

Fifteen-year-old John Harding scored his first century and his brother Kit took four wickets as the Dordogne XI won the AngloINFO shield for the second time last Sunday (6 September), beating the Charente XI by 34 runs at Chenaud.


On a hot day the Dordogne got off to a good start reaching 50 in the 11th over before Wynford Hicks was bowled by Richard Cox for 18. Irfan Sheikh joined John Harding and scored a bright 16 before being caught on the square-leg boundary by Cox. Adrian Raynor and Harding then put on 56 in 7 overs before Raynor was run out but Harding continued to score freely and reached his maiden century before being caught – again by Cox – off Chris Smith. An unbroken partnership of 37 between Daniel Nott and Richard Evans brought the total to 236 for 5 off 35 overs.


In reply the Charente opening pair of Cox and Smith made an even better start, scoring 101 for the first wicket, but both fell to the tantalising slows of Peter Birch. Cox was brilliantly caught by Raynor for 44 and Smith was LBW for the same score. Oliver Mawdsley (18), Jerry Mawdsley (23) and skipper Tim Williams (21) batted aggressively but all three were dismissed by Kit Harding, bowling chinamen (left-arm off-breaks); he took 4-25 in his 7 overs. The Charente finished on 202 for 8.


Dordogne XI: 236-5 in 35 overs (J Harding 100, A Raynor 33, R Evans 22*, W Hicks 18, D Nott 18*, I Sheikh 16)

Charente XI: 202-8 in 35 overs (R Cox 44, C Smith 44, J Mawdsley 23, T Williams 21, O Mawdsley 18, A Vye 14*; K Harding 4-25, P Birch 2-40)


Aquitaine retain ACCSO junior cup

Aquitaine repeated last year’s victory over Midi-Pyrénées, winning a 25-over match by 79 runs at Damazan on 16 August.


Aquitaine: 210-6 (S Holderness 48*, B Lyster-Binns 40, D Nott 21, J Leaphard 15, J Sutherland 10*; L McCaffrey 3-24, M Warner 2-48).

Midi-P: 131 all out (D Ratchford 23, S Johnson 20, R Johnson 17; B Lyster-Binns 4-27, S Holderness 2-20).


ICC Under 15s in Italy

John and Kit Harding and Oliver Mawdsley played for France in the ICC European Under 15 championship in Bologna, Italy (15-23 August). In the group matches France beat Gibraltar by 7 wickets but lost to the two finalists, Isle of Man by 64 runs and Italy by 108 runs. In the play-offs France beat Switzerland by 18 runs and Israel by 9 wickets to come fifth of the eight teams. John Harding scored a total of 146 runs at an average of 36.50.



*John Harding won the Siddalls/ACCSO trophy for best young player 2009.

Other matches in August

19 August Casuals v Beckenham Lads (friendly): Beckenham 143-8 (B Lyster-Binns 3-15,  W Smith 2-22, J Sutherland 2-27); Casuals 82 all out (W Hicks 15, P Pearce 15*); lost by 61 runs

20 August Casuals v Beckenham Dads and Lads (friendly): Beckenham 165-7 (A Yates 2-16); Casuals 165-7 (A Yates 57, C Smith 48, A Raynor 17, B Wedgwood 17*); match tied

23 August Casuals v A Raynor’s XI (friendly): AR’s XI 178-7; Casuals 179-5; won by 4 wickets (10-a-side)

29 August Casuals v N Atkinson’s XI (friendly): Casuals 272-6; NA’s XI 37 all out; won by 235 runs


Matches in September

Saturday 12 September: Casuals v Shapwick Occasionals

Saturday 19 September: St Aulaye Juniors v Toulouse at Damazan


Practice in September

Practice for juniors: Wednesday 9 and 16 September, 18h-19h30

Practice for seniors: last organised practice 10 September, 18h-19h30; then by arrangement.



8 September 2009  




St Aulaye Cricket Newsletter No 3

August 2009


Junior match at Damazan

Next Sunday (16 August) Aquitaine (mostly St Aulaye) will play Midi-P (mostly Toulouse) in an under 15 match for the third time this summer.


France under 15s

Best of luck to John and Kit Harding and Oliver Mawdsley, off to Italy to represent France in Bologna (15-23 August).


Junior cricket week

Once again the week was very successful – thanks to the weather, the junior cricketers themselves (more than 20 took part), the coaches and Stephen and Keith who umpired on the last day (not forgetting the parents who provided refreshments).


Dordogne v Charente (U15, 8-a-side): Charente 29-7 (B Lyster-Binns 12*; J Sutherland 3-2, J Harding 3-8, D Nott 4 stumpings and 1 catch); Dordogne 30-0 (J Harding 19*). A much more competitive second match was won by the Charente.  


Details of matches played in July

5 July SAC v Bordeaux at Chenaud (league): Bordeaux 223-9 (P Pearce 2-15, P Birch 2-19, J Houghton 2-25); SAC 168-8 (A Raynor 66, B Wedgwood 24, J Houghton 21); lost by 55 runs

13 July Casuals v Dorking Dads at Chenaud (friendly): Dorking 244-7 (A Raynor 2 wickets, J Harding 2 wickets); Casuals 163-6 (A Raynor 47, O Mawdsley 21*, D Nott 20, J Harding 19, M Gant 15); lost by 81 runs

21 July Casuals v Dubai at Chenaud (friendly): Dubai 132 all out (C Greenwood 3-13, J Bedford 2-19); Casuals 133-6 (A Raynor 49 ret, O Mawdsley 47*); won by 4 wickets

26 July SAC v Eymet at Eymet (cup): Eymet 187-4; SAC 187-7 (J Houghton 65, A Raynor 64, T Williams 21); match tied; Eymet qualified for semi-final by losing fewer wickets  


Fixtures in August

Wednesday 19 August: Casuals v Beckenham Lads (with dinner after the match – let me know if you’re interested)

Thursday 20 August: Casuals v Beckenham Dads and Lads

Sunday 23 August: Casuals v Adrian Raynor’s XI

Saturday 29 August: Casuals v Norman Atkinson’s XI (11h start with lunch break – bring your own picnic, drinks provided)

REMINDER: please let me know soonest if you’re available for these games.


Dordogne v Charente (AngloINFO)

Was to be played on 9 August but rained off – will now be played on Sunday 6 September.


Practice in August

Practice (for juniors Wednesday 17h-20h, for seniors Thursday 18h-19h30) continues except on 19-20 August (see above).



11 August 2009



St Aulaye Cricket Newsletter No 2

July 2009



The moleman (John Hall) came to Chenaud and accounted for 9 moles in a week. The only snag is that he lives miles away and we have to pay his travel costs. So we’re interested in finding other people locally who may need his services. Know anyone who might need him?



Unfortunately Peterhouse had to call off this year’s tour because they were unable to find enough players. Let’s hope they have better luck next time.


Details of matches played in June

7 June v Eymet at Chenaud (league): Eymet 279-4 (J Harding 2-42); SAC (9 players) 92-6 (B Wedgwood 27, T Williams 18, W Hicks 14); lost by 187 runs 

14 June v Catus at Catus (league): SAC 176-9 (A Raynor 114, B Wedgwood 11); Catus 178-8 (C Greenwood 3 wickets, J Harding 2 wickets, B Wedgwood 2 wickets); lost by 2 wickets

21 June v Angoulême at Chenaud (league): Angoulême 196 all out (R Cox 3-29, B Wedgwood 2-41, P Pearce 2-9); SAC (10 players) 79 all out (A Raynor 22, R Cox 21); lost by 117 runs


Junior match (under 15), 12-a-side, 30 overs: St Aulaye v Toulouse (20 June)

Toulouse Juniors: 134-7; St Aulaye Juniors 109 (O Mawdsley 31, D Nott 18); lost by 25 runs


Senior fixtures in July

5 July v Bordeaux at Chenaud (league)

Monday 13 July Casuals v Dorking Dads at Chenaud (friendly)

Tuesday 21 July Casuals v Dubai XI at Chenaud (friendly)

26 July v Eymet at Eymet (cup quarter-final)

REMINDER: please let me know SOONEST if you’re available for these games.


Practice in July

Senior practice continues on Thursdays at 18h.

From 1 July junior practice on Wednesdays will start at 17h and will carry on until 20h (weather permitting).


Junior cricket in June

Apart from the match v Toulouse at Damazan (see above) and regular practice, we hosted 40 or so college students from St Aulaye, Tocane and Neuvic on Monday 8 June for an introduction to cricket. Because of bad weather it took place in the salle des sports.


The juniors also provided a cricket demonstration on one of the riverside tennis courts as part of the St Aulaye forum des associations on Saturday 13 June. A similar event planned for Sunday 28 June (organised by Gymnastique Volontaire) was called off – but the juniors practised on the cricket field instead.



1 July 2009



Latest News from Stephen Harrison


The World 20/20 will be on Eurosport 2 and for those who do not subscribe to this channel it is possible to receive it via your computer for € 4.90.The link is and I have tried it and it works although I had to download a piece of Mozilla software to run the video.



St Aulaye Cricket Newsletter No 1

June 2009


Welcome to the Newsletter, which will be emailed to all members and then posted on the website by Charlie Nott – comments welcome.


New junior member arrives…Rosie Raynor was born by caesarean section on Friday 29 May and weighs 7lb. We send our congratulations and very best wishes to Karen, Adrian and Bethany and hope to see them soon.


Congratulations also to John and Kit Harding and Oliver Mawdsley, selected after trials in Paris for the national Under 15 squad for European competition in August (Bologna, Italy).


Details of matches played in May

3 May v Catus at Chenaud (league match changed to friendly): Catus 82 all out (P Birch 2 wickets, K Harding 2 wickets); SAC 84-2 (B Wedgwood 24, J Harding 32*); won by 8 wickets

17 May v Angoulême at Mansle (league): Angoulême 81 all out (J Harding 4-9, C Greenwood 3-22); SAC 48 (M Thompson 17); lost by 33 runs

31 May v Bordeaux at Château Giscours (league): SAC 164-6 (J Harding 78, I Sheikh 26, T Williams 25*); Bordeaux 165-8 ( M Thompson 2-26); lost by 2 wickets      


Aquitaine v Midi-Pyrénées (under 15), 12-a-side, 30-over match (9 May)

Midi-P: 202-10 (C Thom 61*, L McCaffrey 17; J Sutherland 3-4); Aquitaine 185-10 (J Harding 37, S Holderness 12, A Weaver 13*; J Evely 2-25); lost by 17 runs


Senior fixtures in June

7 June v Eymet at Chenaud (league)

14 June v Catus at Catus (league)

21 June v Angoulême at Chenaud (league)




TUESDAY 30 June v Peterhouse at Chenaud (friendly)


Also: THURSDAY 2 July v Peterhouse at Chenaud (friendly)


Junior cricket (so far) in 2009

This is already our busiest year yet. As well as regular weekly practice we have organised the Aquitaine v Midi-P practice and match at Damazan in May; taken part in the under 15 trials in Paris and made the following visits to introduce cricket: 3 February (St Aulaye college); 10 February (Libourne college); 26 March (Neuvic college); 7 April (La Roche-Chalais college); 20 May (Mareuil, weekly sports morning). Also the Châtelaillon-Plage primary school have made their annual visit to us (27 May).


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Junior cricket in June


There are three special events in June:


*We’re expecting 42 juniors from the three colleges of St Aulaye, Tocane and Neuvic at Chenaud on Monday 8 June, 9h30-12 noon, for a (further) introduction to cricket.


*On Saturday 13 June the St Aulaye forum des associations takes place at the plage from 14h. It will include a cricket demonstration by juniors (on one of the tennis courts) from 14h30 onwards.


*And on Sunday 28 June, when there’s a fête at the plage, organised by Gymnastique Volontaire (from 10h), there’ll also be a cricket demonstration, from 10h30. (This event was originally planned for 17 May and had to be cancelled because of bad weather.)


Please come and support these events if you can.


Possible repeat of Aquitaine v Midi-Pyrénées at Damazan on 20 June?

I’m afraid I have no more information on this – waiting for reply.


Best wishes to all