This Sunday (4th March) the Men’s First Team go up to sunny Wisbech Town, Cambridgeshire for the Quarter final tie of the HA trophy. Its a 2pm push back, if anyone would like a day out!!
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Posted by: Lynne Morgan in Ashford Antiques (AA's), Club Info, Club News, Colts, Ladies, Mens
Along with Ashford Cricket Club, we are again registered for the collection of the Sainsbury’s ‘Active Kid’s’ vouchers scheme for free sports equipment and a collection box is now in place in the Members Bar to deposit your vouchers in – so please start collecting the vouchers if you can.
The astro draw winners for February 2012 are:
£100 Robert Evans
£50 Alison & Jesse Donelan
£50 Val Hardman
Congratulations to all the winners and your cheques should be with you soon. It is only £12 per year for a ticket and a draw is made every month throughout the season, with the extra big money prizes being drawn at the AHC Annual Dinner in April. Application forms are available on the website (see link on side bar) and on the Club Notice Board. Help support the club and give yourself a chance of winning some money at the same time.
Posted by: Lynne Morgan in Club News, Ladies, Ladies 1st XI, Match Reports
Eastcote 2′s 1 v Ashford Ladies 1′s 2
18.2.2012, Middlesex Premier League.
Ashford returned to hockey with a couple of weeks off due to snow/frozen pitches with a tough league game against Eastcote who were lying just above them in the table.
Although Ashford were missing three regular players from the 1s squad, retired GK Alison Boxell and 2s players Wendy Baker and Kath Evans all stepped in to complete the team. Wendy Baker joined the defence as Sweeper alongside Tracey Holland, Kim Fry and Elize Brown. Eastcote used to the bouncy pitch quickly moved into attacking formation and Ashford’s defence were tested within 5 mins from the start. GK Alison Boxell made the initial save only for the ball to fall to an Eastcote attacker, Kim Fry and Wendy Baker immediately forced the attacker to lose possession of the ball but unfortunately it fell only for it to fall loose and be slammed into the back of the net.
Ashford soon settled down and got into their stride with some great runs down the left hand side from Claire Emmerton feeding Maria Cavilla, Lucy Uttley and Kim Downs the chance for a couple of shots on goal which were kept at bay the Eastcote Keeper. Ashford’s first short corner saw Jacqui Bashford inject the ball for a straight strike from Cavilla, the rebound from the keeper fell to Emma Hynes who smashed the ball far left corner for Bashford to make sure it went over the goal line.
Eastcote fought back and were rewarded with a short corner just before half time. Numerous fouls by Ashford led to the corner being taken three times and the last time saw Keeper Boxell beaten by a strike to the right hand corner only for Holland to deflect the ball away to safety.
So with the second half starting off 1-1, Ashford piled on the pressure and started switching the ball down the right with Kath Evans feeding Rasna Sandhu to drive down the line and put some fantastic crosses in. Ashford defenders man marked superbly frustrating the Eastcote forwards, allowing Ashford’s midfielders Emmerton, Hynes, Bashford and Evans to intercept and lay off to Ashford’ forwards; Downs, Cavilla and Uttley to put the Eastcote Keeper under great pressure.
Ashford’s second goal came from a free hit taken quickly by Bashford who slipped the ball through to the speedy Lucy Uttley who sprinted down the left, beat two defenders and took a shot from a very narrow angle which clipped the inside of the right post and into the goal.
A great win moves Ashford up to 5th place, and with 6 more games to go, Ashford hope to pick up at least 9 points out of a possible 18 to hopefully keep them midtable.
Team: Alison Boxell, Wendy Baker, Kim Fry, Tracey Holland, Elize Brown, Cath Evans, Claire Emmerton, Emma Hynes, Jacqui Bashford, Rasna Sandhu, Lucy Uttley, Kim Downs, Maria Cavilla.
Ashford Cricket Club are pleased to announce that on the 28 February 2012 Sports Minister Hugh Robertson MP has agreed to do a question and answer session.
Everyone is welcome to attend and if you have a question for the Minister that you would like answered please e-mail myself in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward them to the session organiser Robert Evans or come along on the night and ask a question.
The event will start at 19.15 and be held in the Clubhouse.
Posted by: Lynne Morgan in Club News, Colts, Ladies, Ladies 1st XI, Ladies 2nd XI, Ladies 3rd XI, Mens, Mens 1st XI, Mens 2nd XI, Mens 3rd XI, Mens 4th XI, Vets
In case you haven’t been contacted, all three home games at AHC today (11/2/12) have been cancelled due to a frozen pitch. We don’t know as yet if colts training or the Men’s HA Trophy cup game away tomorrow will go ahead. The Clubhouse will of course be open for business as normal from noon today and tomorrow and live sport will be on the TV, all welcome.