Cricket
Instonians Club AGM

The Instonians Club AGM will now take place on Tuesday 13th October at 7.30PM in the main bar at Shaw's Bridge.

All club members are encouraged to attend.

 
New Membership Payment System

A number of members have been asking about an email that they have received from Instonians < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > regarding an invite for them to join a particular Instonians membership catagory.  If you recall in your annual membership letter sent out by David Rainey in July, the club is transitioning from a BACS payment system to a more modern electronic payment system.  This invite is just asking for you to click on a link in order to confirm your details on the gocardless payments platform.  IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.  Can you please do this at your earliest convenience.

If you are a member and you have not received your email, can you please check your junk mail folders as we have heard reports of some email clients rejecting the emails as junk.  It would also then be prudent for you to add the email address above or better still gocardless.com domain to your safe senders list.

Should you have any problems please contact the membership secretary Sharon Crossan

 
Instructions for using Team Fee Pay

If anyone is struggling with using the new Team Fee Pay website please click here for instructions.

 
Youth Cricket returns to Shaw's Bridge

Sunday 19th July saw the return of youth cricket matches to Shaw’s Bridge.
The 11s and 13s hosted Holywood on the top and bottom decks.

On the top deck, Holywood U11s batted first. A spritely start by Holywood was curtailed by some accurate Inst bowling. Holywood amassed a total of 76 in the pairs format. Pick of the bowlers were Anna Ellerby, David Agnew and Luke Crothers. Great to see debutants Vidhath Geddam and Nicholas Shaw bowling really well.  In reply, we ended up with 160 with Nicholas Doran top scoring.
Holywood 76 (A Ellerby 4-2, D Agnew 4-0, L Crothers 3-8)
Instonians 160

Meanwhile, on the bottom deck, a strong performance by the 13s led to a 100+ run winning margin.
Batting first, George Craigan and Max Willmott opened up aggressively, setting the tone for the day. Both were retired early, leaving Ben McCausland and debutant Annie Irvine in charge. Annie showed great potential while Ben batted with intent before he too retired. Daniel Henry seized the opportunity to show the progress he has made over the winter. Daniyal Bonass looked in good nick, as did second debutant Lucy Ly.
In reply, those who didn’t bat were first up with the ball. James Nelson and Harry Luke partnered well before handing over to Faris Wasif and Aaron Russell. Both found decent areas. Lucy claimed 2 wickets and the best bowling figures of the day. Holywood were bowled out for 72.

Instonians 183-2 (G Craigan 30*,  M Willmott 32*, B McCausland 30*, D Henry 30*, D Bonass 21*)
Holywood 73 (O Feely 19, J Nelson 2-13, L Ly 2-0)

The most pleasing thing across both matches was that all the kids had an opportunity after a long break due to Covid 19! Thanks to Holywood for the matches and great to see the boys and girls enjoying their cricket.

 
Post Primary Coaching Returns!
  • Under 13 starts Wednesday 8th July for 10 weeks – 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Under 15 starts Wednesday 8th July for 10 weeks - 7.45pm to 9.30pm
  • Cost £70. Please pay by cash or cheque to Steven Crothers, Erica Luke or Norman Shannon at start of session
  • Must email IN ADVANCE a willingness to return to cricket form and youth registration form available on Instonians Cricket Club website to Erica Luke  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • If your child has already been at cricket coaching this season, then you DO NOT need to book a place. Just ensure you have completed the youth registration form and pay the fee at your next session
 
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