Fixtures this weekend: Sat 1st XI @ Plumtree, 2nd XI home to Plumtree, 3rd XI @ Gedling & Sherwood, 4th XI home to Oxton, Sun T20 Finals Day @ Caythorpe, 2nd XI home to Wanderers.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

T20 Finals Day this Sunday!

Hello all,

This Sunday (21/7) we have the T20 Finals Day at Caythorpe!

There are 2 Semifinals which start at 11am prompt. The Squirrels face Cavaliers & Carrington on the back pitch and Keyworth play Trent Valley Knightriders on the front pitch. The Final and 3rd place games are to start 2pm, or sooner if possible.

The organiser has confirmed that there will be a BBQ on all day but also mentioned that if you are vegetarian then it is probably best to bring your own food!

Please come down and support the Squirrels in this event!


Neil Thurlow
Twenty20 Captain

Monday, 15 July 2019

150 Club Winners - May, June & July 2019

Here are the 150 Club winners for May, June & July 2019.

The winners are:


Winner - £40.00 Brian Westerman (53)
Runner Up - £20.00 Tom Buckell (70)


Winner - £40.00 Rich Henson (57)
Runner Up - £20.00 Liam Doherty (72)


Winner - £40.00 Phaedra Stentiford (19)
Runner Up - £20.00 Charlie Simkiss (6)

Both winners will be contacted directly via email and then will need to be in contact with Mike for payment.

Kind Regards,

Neil & Phaedra x
(On Behalf of Attenborough CC)

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Chairman's message

Having been in the role of Club Chairman for the last 10 years, (and served the club in other coaching and administrative roles for 14 years prior) I have decided that this year is to be my last as Chairman. I will be stepping down at our AGM, in November 2019.

I have worked with many Attenborough CC committee members during what has probably been the most challenging and successful period in the club's history both on and off the pitch. They should be extremely proud of their achievements. Ten years ago our 1st team were at a low ebb, having just been relegated to Division B of the SNCL. Our senior and junior membership was falling and at that time we could not play any games at The Strand due to the flood defence wall being installed. Not ideal!

Fast forward 10 years and we have our 1st team playing in the Notts Premier League, record senior & junior membership, a thriving social scene, and facilities that are the envy of other clubs - being a real benefit to the local community. Having experienced substantial 'one off' costs over the last 10 years in rebuilding our Pavilion and installing a new scorebox, it is also pleasing to report that an appropriate level of reserves are held by the club to ensure that it can continue to develop into the future.

So, a great time and opportunity for someone to come forward and take on the prestigious role of Chairman of Attenborough CC, leading the club into its next era.

Please contact me for a discussion if you are interested. This is your opportunity to help your club and to shape its future.

Nick Allcoat

Monday, 8 July 2019

Attenborough v Farnsfield - 13th July

A critical game at The Strand saw relegation threatened Farnsfield taking on a 1st XI searching for their first win in quite a while.  The visitors ran out very comfortable winners in the end by 63 runs.

Farnsfield decided to bat first on a day interspersed with a few light showers and multiple sets of ringing from the church.  Accordingly they set off like the clappers before a couple of wickets for Ben Kitt brought the rate down somewhat.  Batting looked difficult with many plays and misses as the ball moved around off the wicket.  After some improvement in the run rate the introduction of Arjun Sandhu, playing his first game for the 1s in year, and Angad Singh brought the rate back under 4 at a time when Farnsfield would have been looking to push on rapidly. Arjun finished with 3 for 25 from 7 overs as the innings closed at 211 for 7.

The Squirrels response started badly with a wicket going down in the second over.  However, Savin Perara (51) and a resolute Ben Kitt (38) put on 74 for the second wicket and we were well in the game at 99 for 2 with less than half of the overs gone.  From there on in it became a bit of a procession as wickets fell rapidly to the Farnsfield spinners.  Only an excellent unbeaten 39 from 44 balls from Ben Shaw provided some brightness as the innings disintegrated to 148 all out.

We now sit just one place above the relegation zone.  I just hope that by questioning why there was so much bellringing, I'm not been given the stock answer either for myself or for the Club's future Premier League status.


Paldip's catch off Savin

Paldip almost runs out Mitchell on 18

Farnsfield's Wickets

Attenborough's Wickets

Summer Raffle Prize Winners

1st Prize - Stephen Jones - DAB HiFi
2nd Prize - Sarah Lee - 2 Theatre Tickets
3rd Prize - Mark Jarman - Deluxe Food Hammper


Chas Simkiss - 2 Tickets to Nottinghamshire Cricket
Judi Noble - World Cup T Shirt
Ben Black - 2 Tickets to Derbyshire Cricket
Emma Briggs - World Cup polo shirt
Mrs A J Lawrence - 4 Ball Golf at Radcliffe On Trent Golf Club
Rob Howarth - Youth Cricket Pads  
A.N Other (mobile number held) - £10 Waitrose Voucher

Unclaimed prizes are currently held at our pavilion awaiting the winners collection.

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets. If you were not successful there is always next year!


Cricket World Cup Club Day

The sun shone and everyone had a great time. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make the day a great success, on and off the field. Seeing the Seniors, Juniors, All Stars and our Womens & girls group all having a great time on the pitch, watched by friends and family, showed the true Attenborough Cricket Club spirit...


Sunday, 7 July 2019

Hucknall v Attenborough - July 6th

In a game reduced to 38 overs due to rain the Squirrels were battered to an 8 wicket defeat at the New Gatehouse Ground.  

After winning the toss and electing to bat Buffy Landa (22) and Paldip Sidhu (46) put on 65 for the first wicket before runs seemed to become harder to come by despite decent contributions from Savin Perera (48) and Steve Allcoat (23).  It was left to the returning Ben Shaw to boost the run rate to just over 5 with an excellent cameo 25 runs from 17 balls leaving a final score of 198 for 6 wickets.

Hucknall's reply started quite brutally as Joshua Downie raced to 76 and the game then became a simple procession to victory for the home side  The target was reached with almost 4 overs to spare and 8 wickets in hand.

Cricket is often a game of small margins -  if Downie's first ball edge had been 1mm thinner, it may have been gloved by the keeper rather than disappearing to the boundary a few feet above his head, and the game may then have taken an entirely different course.  However, whilst the good folk of Attenborough enjoyed their fete, the cricketers just have to accept theirs and move on.

The Squirrels next game sees them take on relegation threatened Farnsfield at The Strand.



Wednesday, 3 July 2019

U15s Mini Match Report

In the gorgeous sun, the U15s made the short trip to Wollaton for their league game this evening. Wollaton won the toss and elected to bat on an artificial grass wicket. The Squirrels led by Jude Noble started off really well as opening bowlers Lewis Caine (4-1-8-2) and George Pursglove (4-2-17-0) were on the money with some skilful and disciplined bowling. Jago Barham-Morris (3-0-3-2) was first change making more inroads and he was well supported by Dillan Gill (2-0-6-0) as the opposition halted to 30 for 4 from 11 overs. However, a lot of praise should go to Matthew Gent (4-1-23-1) and Oliver Mee (3-1-11-2) who bowled the last 7 overs of the innings picking up 3 wickets in the process and could have easily been more if chances were taken. Gent and Mee both bowled to their fields and attacked the stumps making it difficult for the opposition to get it away. Wollaton ended up on 71 for 7 off their 20 overs which was an awesome effort. There was a lot of encouragement, positivity and self-confidence. It was pleasing to see and overall, the game was played in the right spirit. Well done to Oliver Kneller who only conceded 1 bye on a difficult wicket to keep on. 

With 72 to win, Henry Geutjens and Ben Goodlass opened up and were magnificent. The Squirrels chased Wollaton's score down inside 10 overs without losing a wicket. The batting was controlled, chanceless and pleasing to the eye. Geutjens (44*, 8 fours) who was making his debut for the mighty Squirrels punished the home side's bowling with some beautiful strokes. He was very well backed up by Ben Goodlass (20*, 4 fours) who was simply awesome and hit shot of the day... Goodlass danced down the wicket, opened up his body and stroked the ball along the ground through the covers for 4. It was a very sweet hit and it proved that if you put the work in at the nets, you will be rewarded. 

On a final note, it was a pleasure to watch and well done to you all! :)

Front row: Ben Goodlass, Matthew Gent, Oliver Mee, Jago Barham-Morris
Back row: George Pursglove, Lewis Caine, Oliver Kneller (wk), Jude Noble (c), Henry Geutjens, Dillan Gill

Photography by Karen Barker 
PS The lads are in trainers as they weren't allowed spikes on the artificial grass wicket!