Monday even nets

Hi All,

Nets are back at Thorden School this coming Monday, usual time 9pm-10pm.

See you all there,



Net Attendance


Unfortunately, attendance at nets the last couple of weeks has been poor and it has cost the club £20 already. Not a large amount of cash but if the trend continues, it will sadly use up most, if not all of, our saved money and the Club will be forced to raise its subscription fee accordingly. Of course it’s not possible to make every net and there will be times of forced absence but can we all make a real effort to come along and if you can’t make it just let us know via text or Facebook so we can make the necessary arrangements. We do have the choice of cancelling a session 24hrs early and not being charged for it.

Cheers, KP

Yearly Subscription Fees


Just a note to say can we start paying up the yearly subscription fees please, we have the balls, handbooks and insurance to pay for soon. We will bring the payment receipt book along to nets.

Many thanks,


Nets Tuesday night


Indoor Nets this week are being held at River Park in Winchester on Tuesday evening, thats where lasts season nets were, from 9pm to 10pm.

I hope to see as many of you as possible.



Knights Valley Cricket Club Constitution

Knights Valley Cricket Club

1. Name

The club will be called Knights Valley Cricket Club and will be affiliated to the Hampshire Cricket League.

The clubs mid week team will be called Knights Valley Vipers and this team will be subject to all rules and regulations.

2. Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of the club will be:

  • To offer competitive opportunities in Cricket
  • To promote the sport of Cricket and it’s enjoyment
  • To ensure a duty of care to all members of the club
  • To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone
  • To ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment

3. Membership

Membership should consist of officers and members of the club.

All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of conduct that the club has adopted and the policies and rules of Cricket

Members will be enrolled in one of the following categories:

  • Full member
  • Mid-week member
  • Social member
  • Other category

4. Membership fees and match fees

Membership fees will be set annually and determined at the Annual General Meeting.

Fees will be paid by annual subscription.

Match fees for both Saturday and mid week games are to be paid on the day of the game and will be set at the Annual General Meeting.

The Management Committee will decide when subscription fees are applicable.

5. Officers of the club

The officers of the club will be;

  • Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Club Captain
  • Vice Club Captain
  • Any other relevant position

Officers will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

6. Committee

The club will be managed through the Management Committee consisting of:

Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Club Captain and Vice Captain. Only these posts will have the right to vote at meetings of the Management Committee.

The Management Committee will be convened by the Secretary of the club or Club Captain and held no less than 1 meeting per year.

The quorum required for business to be agreed at Management

Committee meetings will be 4.

The Management Committee will be responsible for adopting new policy, codes of conduct and rules that affect the organisation of the club.

The Management Committee will have powers to appoint sub-committees as necessary and appoint advisers to the Management Committee as necessary to fulfil its business.

The Management Committee will be responsible for disciplinary hearings of members who infringe the club rules/regulations/constitution.

The Management Committee will be responsible for taking any action of suspension or discipline following such hearings.

7. Finance

All club monies will be banked in an account held in the name of the club.

The Club Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of the club.

The financial year of the club will end on: 31st of December.

An audited statement of annual accounts will be presented by the Treasurer at the Annual General Meeting.

Any cheques drawn against club funds should hold the signature of the Treasurer.

8. Annual general meetings

Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be given by the Club Secretary or Club Captain. Not less than 21 clear days’ notice to be given to all members.

The AGM will receive a report from officers of the Management Committee and a statement of the audited accounts.

  • Nominations for officers of the Management Committee will be sent to the Secretary prior to the AGM.
  • Elections of officers are to take place at the AGM.
  • All full members have the right to vote at the AGM.
  • Only full members have the right to vote at the AGM.
  • The quorum for AGMs will be 6

The Management Committee has the right to call Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) outside the AGM. Procedures for EGMs will be the same as for the AGM.

The Management committee reserves the right to reject any request for choice of officers in what they consider to be in the best interest of the club.

9. Discipline and appeals

All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary or Club Captain.

The Management Committee will meet to hear complaints within 14 days of a complaint being lodged. The committee has the power to take appropriate disciplinary action including the termination of membership.

The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against whom the complaint was made within 7 days of the hearing.

There will be the right of appeal to the Management Committee following disciplinary action being announced. The committee should consider the appeal within 14 days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.

The Management Committee holds the right to cancel any subscription of any member in light of findings.

10. Dissolution

A resolution to dissolve the club can only be passed at an AGM or EGM through a majority vote of the membership.

In the event of dissolution, any assets of the club that remain will become the property of all club members.

11. Amendments to the constitution

The constitution will only be changed through agreement by majority vote at an AGM or EGM.

12. Declaration

Knights Valley Cricket Club hereby adopts and accepts this constitution as a current operating guide regulating the actions of members.

SIGNED: ​Lee Payne

DATE: April 3rd 2011

NAME:Lee Payne

POSITION: Club Captain

SIGNED:Denis Payne

​DATE: April 3rd 2011

NAME:Denis Payne

POSITION: Club Chair

The Knights welcome a newbie…

On behalf of Knights Valley C.C. I’d like to say a big welcome to our newest player, Dan Keyworth.

Welcome on board Dan, here’s to a successful time with us and many an enjoyable saturday afternoon in the sun. Carry on from last nights net session and you will be just fine.


Dates for the diary.


We have been lucky enough to secure two more games this season. VTCC have invited us to their ground for a pre-season friendly on May 4th and also a Sunday friendly on June 16th. You may recall we played them at our ground early last year. It will be a good test for both teams, the week before the season starts and should set us up nicely for the following weeks League opener.


Cameron Messenger



Cameron ‘ice man’ Messenger

Winning the coveted Knights Player of the Year award in his first season, Ice Man Cam is a top quality player and as cool as they come. A batsman of real class, it’s always a pleasure to watch him stroke the ball around with ease. What is not so nice to watch, is Cams batting partner. Now, cam is young and fit, we older chaps arent. So when you get called through to run 3 it’s not pleasant but when Cam does it all the time, it’s a killer! Cam is a useful bowler, who takes some vital wickets and is a good fielder too. Never one to take the limelight, i am sure he will just plug away like last season and we all hope with the same effect….

Alex Messenger



Alex ‘Alarm boy’ Messenger

Called Alarm boy on account of his punctuality (or lack of, what do you expect from a Uni student) Alex joined the club last season and has proved to be a great member the squad. Keen as mustard to play, he thinks nothing of playing only hours after coming back from a lads tour abroad (you should have seen him, ouch!). Alex is great fun to have around and he’s useful on the field too. He s one of our strongest fielders, a superb catcher and boundary stopper, he will always put his body on the line. Able to bat anywhere, Alex will be looking to hit a hatful of runs in the coming season and turn his arm over, provided of course, that he makes it to the game on time….

Adam Silence



Adam ‘Adzzy’ Silence

Adam is a youthful quicky, who can swing his balls well (or so we’ve heard) and has great wheels too. An important bowler, Adam doesn’t always get the wickets his bowling deserves and he will be looking to change that this coming season. Useful in the field, quick on his feet and a good arm, Adams youthful years gives the older guys in the team a chance to stand in close and just chat. As a batsman, Adam doesn’t understand the word defend and loves to go for his shots at any cost, if it pays off the red ball goes soaring to the boundary but if he gets it wrong…….

Not another injury……!

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Winter Nets


Winter nets begin Monday evening. Thornden School 9-10pm. We hope to see you all there and if any of you have any spring back stumps, please bring them along. Cheers and here’s to a good season.