AGM Agenda – 25th October 2018

Good Morning Chaps

The AGM is now confirmed for 7pm on 25th October and will be held at North Baddesley Village Hall in the Cowin Room. Ahead of the meeting please find the Agenda attached below:

AGM Agenda 25.10.2018

As usual should you wish to run for a committee position then please let me know so anyone unable to attend can have the opportunity to proxy vote.

Thanks

CB

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Knights Valley 2018 League Stats Report

Good Evening Chaps

Following a well fought season we yet again have survived to continue competing in Regional 1 and with a more respectable mid-table finish. Although this standard is challenging, we had 10 all time records broken this year showing how strongly the club performed this year amid the numbers shortage.

To reveal all please find below the 2018 Knights Valley League Stats Report:

Knights-Valley-2018-Stats-Report

All the averages for this season have been submitted to the league and the best performers in the division will be featured in the back of the Handbook next year.

Also should you wish to look at more detailed stats including personal stat pages, friendly cricket and indoor/midweek games then please feel to free to visit our Play-Cricket website:

http://knightsvalley.play-cricket.com/

Thanks

CB

2018 Nets

Good Morning Chaps

Further to our discussions at the AGM, our indoor Nets have been booked at Thornden school with a new start time of 20:00 and 90 minute sessions from mid-March through to the beginning of the outdoor season.

The times and dates for the Nets can be found below:

5th February – 20:00 – 21:00

12th February – 20:00-21:00

19th February – 20:00 – 21:00

 

5th March – 20:00 – 21:00

12th March – 20:00 – 21:00

19th March – 20:00 – 21:30

26th March – 20:00 – 21:30

 

9th April – 20:00 – 21:30

16th April – 20:00 – 21:30

23rd April – 20:00 – 21:30

30th April – 20:00 – 21:30

I wish you all a very merry Xmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Thanks

CB

Knights Valley 2017 AGM Minutes

Afternoon Chaps

Further to our meeting on Tuesday, please find below link to the 2017 AGM minutes:

Knights Valley 2017 AGM Minutes

Thanks

CB

Knights Valley 2017 League Stats Report

Good Afternoon Chaps

Following a very challenging season we have survived to compete again in Regional 1  in the 2018 season; however through some great performances at this higher standard more all-time records have been broken and some of our newest members have catapulted themselves into the all-time honors list.

To reveal all please find below the 2017 Knights Valley League Stats Report:

knights-valley-2017-stats-report

All the averages for this season have been submitted to the league and the best performers in the division will be featured in the back of the Handbook next year.

Also should you wish to look at more detailed stats including personal stat pages, friendly cricket and indoor/midweek games then please feel to free to visit our Play-Cricket website:

http://knightsvalley.play-cricket.com/

Thanks

CB

Knightwood Ground Refurbishment

Afternoon Chaps

As you may have noticed from our fixture list, this year we have had to relocate away from our usual home ground of Knightwood Leisure Centre. Test Valley Borough Council have been awarded a grant from the ECB allowing them to refurbish the ground and install better drainage under the pitch.

We all feel this work will be positive as it will allow us to host matches at Knightwood after adverse weather and should also make the pitch play more consistently between games.  This work has already begun but will mean that the ground will be unavailable for the duration of the 2017 season; as such we have relocated our home fixtures as follows:

06th May – Southampton Sports Centre

20th May – Hunts Farm

03rd June – Hunts Farm

24th June – Southampton Sports Centre

29th July – Hunts Farm

12th August – Hunts Farm

19th August – Southampton Sports Centre

In other news Knightwood is also changing management from Valley Leisure to a new company called Places for People in April. When this transition has happened, we will enter discussions with them and the Council pertaining to the installation of additional training facilities (outdoor nets) as well as our usage of the ground/facilities for the 2018 season.

As always I’ll upload more information as this situation involves and should you have any questions then feel free to contact me.

Thanks

CB

Knights Valley 2017 Nets

Morning Chaps

The cricket for 2017 begins and our first net session is at 9pm this Monday at the usual location of Thornden School. For your awareness please see the below dates for all net sessions from now to the beginning of the season:

February: 13th, 20th, 27th

March: 6th, 13th, 27th

April: 3rd, 10th, 24th

Look forward to seeing you there.

CB

 

Knights Valley 2016 AGM Minutes

knights-valley-2016-minutes

Knights Valley 2016 League Stats Report

Good Morning Chaps

Following our magnificent league victory and perhaps the best and most exciting season in the clubs history; more records have been broken and some of our newest members have catapulted themselves into the all-time honors list.

To reveal all please find below the 2016 Knights Valley League Stats Report:

knights-valley-2016-stats-report

All the averages for this season have been submitted to the league and the best performers in the decision will be featured in the back of the Handbook next year.

Also should you wish to look at more detailed stats including personal stat pages, friendly cricket and indoor/midweek games then please feel to free to visit our Play-Cricket website:

http://knightsvalley.play-cricket.com/

Thanks

CB

Champions! 

After a long season, we are delight and proud to have won the league! With only losing 1 match from the 10 played, we have gained promotion to Regional Divison 1. 

A big thank you to Pops and Mandy for the home teas and to Knightwood for a fantastic home ground.

Well played to all playing members of the club, everyone played a role this season:

Pete Finlay, Lee Payne, Chris Barber, Iain Messenger, Sam Fielder, Kev Houston, Dave Wright, Aaron Williams, Jason Maker, Nathan Small, Denis Payne, Steve Reese, Matt Payne, Steve Bowers, Jon Paige, Ron Clarke, Jon Cook, Ajit, Josh Buckley, Dave McAdam, Gerry Small and Chaz Whiting.

Well Done! 

Ventnor – away

Chaps!

Excellent effort by everyone who played yesterday! A good team result and we got 24 points for the third week in a row! Everyone played their part with 7 people batting and 6 people bowling. Also a very good catch by Denis and some umpiring from Sammy, who turned up even though he wasn’t playing. Top effort.

The team for next weeks match against Ventnor is as follows:

Pete F (Cpt)

Lee P (VC)

Chris B (WK)

Sam F

Jason M

Steve B

Kev H

Josh

Ron C

Steve R

Nathan S

Messenger (umpire) 

I will confirm a rendezvous time as soon as our ferry time is sorted.

Pete

Riverside – home

Gentlemen,

Good stuff by those who netted or made it to fielding practice this week. We have been showing improvements every week this year so let’s keep it up.

The team for this week is as follows:

Pete F (Cpt)

John C

Jason M 

Lee P (Vice Cpt)

Jon P

Steve B

Ron C

Dave W

Aaron W

Nathan S (Wk)

Dennis P
Please be at Knightwood for 12:45 to get set up and have a little light fielding practice. 

Remember, if we win every remaining game we win the league and get promoted 2 divisions.

Pete

Curdridge – home

Evening fellow Knights,

This week we are at home to Curdridge.

The team is as follows:

Pete F (C)

Lee P (VC)

Chris B (WK)
Dave W

Aaron W

Sam F

Jon P

Kev H

Jason M

Denis P

Steve R 

Please can we rendezvous at Knightwood at 12:45 so we can get the pitch set up and then get out and warm up.

We are having an excellent season with our winning ways and we are playing good cricket!

Aaron, Dave and Lee are making runs and every bowler is chipping in with wickets. Barber has stumpings and catches…..all is well!

Let’s keep going with this momentum and win against a team that are next to us in the table.

Pete

Sarisbury Athletic – away

Evening gentlemen,

This Saturday we are away to Sarisbury athletic.

The team is as follows:

Pete Finlay (C)

Lee Payne (VC)

Dave Wright

Aaron Williams

Dennis Payne 

Jon page 

Jason Maker

Dave McAdam 

Chris barber (WK)

Chaz Whiting

Nathan Small

We shall rendezvous at the usual place at St Francis at 12:45 to depart at 13:00.

If you intend to travel direct please let me know in advance.

We are top of the league so let’s go to this game aiming to consolidate our position and rack up over 20 points for a third game in a row!!!

Pete

Locks Heath – home

Result:

Knights win toss and elected to bat.

Knights Valley – 193-8

Locks Heath III – 154-10

Knights Valley win by 39 runs.
Finally, we were back to playing cricket!

The home pitch was a road for our first home game of the season. Aaron and Dave got off to a decent start, putting on 50 for the first wicket, before Aaron fell for 33. Stand in skipper Lee (Pete away on a field trip) and Dave had another useful partnership of 50 before Dave fell for 29. Lee went to an outrageous one handed, flying catch for 34. 

The middle order then contributed to the score, barbs, John, Sam and Kev hitting handy runs. Ajit came and went without troubling the score, this brought Jason in with Nathan. Jason impressively helping Nathan with some quick running and Nathan hitting a ballistic 41no.

After teas, Sam and Aaron got us off to a great start, reducing Locks Heath to 50-5. Ajit being the pick of the fielders with 2 run outs and a good catch.

After consolidating, Locks Heath managed to get to around the 150 mark for the loss of 7 wickets. Jon, Ajit, Jason and Nathan all bowled well but struggled to take the final wickets. 

After Aaron had finished his allotted overs, the stand in skipper brought Sam back on at the road end and himself on the opposite end, in a desperate move to try and dislodge the last 3 Locks Heath bats.

In the 40th over Sam got a caught and bowled, reducing the opposition to 8 down and then finally, in the 41st over, after being spanked for consecutive boundaries Lee managed to get one to nip away for the 9th wicket and with the very next ball, he finished off Locks Heath with a ball that nipped back (possibly the batsman missed a straight one but I prefer ‘nipped back!’) and after some exuberant celebrations from the home team, the two sides exchanged hand shakes. 

All in all, a good win but one that could have been over quicker if catches had been taken. 

Kudos to Locks Heath for digging in and in the end, making a much closer game than the Knights would have liked. 

As they say, a win is a win and we march onwards!! 

Back over to you Pete….! 

Locks Heath III – home

Morning Knights,

I can finally announce the team for Saturday. Apologies it’s taken so long this week but despite 90% of you replying within 24 hours of my initial text we still have a few slow responders.

Also congratulations to those of you at training Tuesday. Some of you have attended every outside session for the past 3 weeks and we are seeing some really noticeable improvements. Keep up the hard work and it will pay off.

The team for Saturday is as follows:

Lee

Sam

John C

Jon P

Nathan 

Aaron

Dave w

Jason

Barber

Ajit

Kev H

Lee is captain for the game and is running the show.

Please arrive at Knightwood for 12:45 so there is time to set up and carry out a warm up like we did at Trojans before we fielded.

Good luck in the game. I know you’ll be fantastic. Do the basics well and you will win. If I wasn’t on a trip I would have come to watch/score.

See you at training next week,

Pete

Railway Triangle – away

Result:

Rained off. Again. 

Railway Triangle – away

Morning chaps.

The team for Saturday is as below:

Pete

Lee

Barber

Rob

Nathan

Dave

Jon p

Chaz

Maker

Sam

Ajit

There are several of you who did not respond at all to my text asking for availability. Can you please ensure you do. It only takes a few seconds. If you don’t respond by Wednesday’s deadline I will have to assume you are unavailable.

Massive well done to those who trained again on Tuesday. Regular training will make a massive difference by the end of the year.

On Saturday we are against railway triangle at Langstone harbour.

Can we meet at the usual place at 12:45 if you wish to car share or travel together. We will be leaving at 1.

If you go direct please let me know so we aren’t waiting for you.

Pete