Seaham Harbour Cricket Club

This blog is a free service that provides up to date cricket scores, and news about Seaham Harbour Cricket Club. Using the latest communication methods members can post live info using their mobile phone. Also includes the latest info on England and Durham County Cricket Club as well as links to other cricket sites.


Saturday, August 26, 2006

Cricket Players needed for 2007 now!

Seaham Harbour Cricket Club are already looking for new players for the 2007 season. The last few games this season have shown that despite improving the 1st XI sqaud by adding some good players to last years side in Paras Dogra, Simon Brown and Gavin Keen the club are still short of 1st XI players when work commitments, holidays and injuries kick in.

The 2nd XI have had a difficult season and had to play too many juniors too early and although the club are thankful for their support we need to recruit more senior or older junior players to play 2nd team cricket. This will hopefully make the 2nd XI more competitive and help younger juniors with their cricket development by playing them at an appropriate level for their ability.

While captains have not been selected for the next season (will be selected after clubs AGM) many in the club hope that current captains Martin Gill and Ian Dawson will be in charge of the 1st XI and 2nd XI respectively.

There have been discussions in committee about whether or not the club should have a 3rd XI next season due to a number of reasons and the committee would like to hear from those players who would be interested in playing 3rd XI cricket next year to help with the decision. Although no decision will be made befoere the clubs AGM (or after if it is not tabled as a item on the agenda).

The club would also be interested in junior players joining the club at U9, U11, U13, U15 and U18 level.

Any players who would like to play cricket at Seaham Harbour Cricket Club in 2007 are urged to contact secretary Ray Armbrister on 0191 5346492 for details of Winter coaching for senior and junior players.

The club intends to enter a junior and senior side in this years Winter Tournament to be held at Durham CCC

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Charity match a big success

A recent charity cricket match between Oakfield Cricket Club and Seaham Harbour Cricket Club in aid on the Dickie Bird Foundation was a huge success for cricket. For further details about the event and other cricket news please check the club play cricket website

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

C-2-C Sponsored Bike Ride : El-Shaddai Street Child Rescue

Would you please read this email below from David JB Thompson. The Club feel this is a worthwhile charity and interesting location because our club professional Paras Dogra got his maiden 1st class century in Goa. Should you wish to sponsor David you can either speak to him directly or perhaps leave your details behind the bar with a member of the committee. Any donation will be appreciated.

"A holiday abroad is sometimes a way of realising how fortunate we are. Although some may complain about our lot in life, we are quite well off when compared with others.

"On a recent holiday to Goa, India, the contrasts between the standards of living were starkly demonstrated. The gulf between the rich and poor is immense. Multi-millionaires living in close proximity to families who reside in tents beside the road-side, with their worldly possessions kept in bags.

"Before we left Goa, Regan and I donated some clothing and toiletries and medication for the benefit of a childrens' charity called El-Shaddai Street Child Rescue. The purpose of El-Shaddai includes the following, :- The provision of safe night shelters and day care units for "street children", ie. homeless children; To provide the best possible medical facilities to those in need, together with providing health and hygiene education and information about family planning; To provide education in basic reading and writing; and To work towards the ending child labour.

"You may want to have a look at their web-site, although obviously not on your work computer! Their e-mail address is :

"In order to raise some money for El-Shaddai, I thought it would be a good idea to do this by doing the "coast to coast" bike ride from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Hartlepool in the Tees Valley : start next to the Irish Sea and end next to the North Sea. A distance of just under 150 miles in three days!

"I am going to do the bike ride on Saturday, 16th September, 2006 to the 18th September, 2006, with overnight stays at Keswick and Alston. I dare say there may be one, or two beers en route!

"Joining me on the ride will be, :- Regan's Dad; Steven "Barry" Forster - Farringdon Comprehensive School's very own "School Sportsperson of the Year 1991"; and Bob Rayner - Bob will be using a bicycle to complete the ride, as opposed to his faithful childhood tricycle which was recently revealed for the purposes of Comic Relief.

"I will be circulating a Sponsorship Form to colleagues in City Solicitor, plus colleagues in Support Services and the General Office. I would be grateful if you could please sponsor me to do the C-2-C bike ride. Any amount, however small, would be very much appreciated.

"Donations will be collected upon successful completion of the bike ride."

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Access information online using your mobile phone

Using your mobile phone enter the following URL: - Note: You may need to add http:// if this doesn't work.

Once you arrive at the WINKsite, scroll to Direct Access and select this option.

Use your device (mobile phone) to enter the WINKsite ID number, which is: 15809. Scroll to Jump link and select this option.

You should then see the homepage of the clubs website (blogger site only) - Click on this link

You should now see various menu options available from the clubs website (blogger site only).

Scroll to the Blog channel you wish to view and select that option.

The Blog page will tell you the name of your blog and the number of entries. Select the entry to read it.

Feel free to explore other menus using your mobile phone.

Tommy Hadden XI V Rugby Club Boys 2006

The annual game between Tommy's boys against the Rugby Club takes place Sunday 23rd July (1.00pm?). The current score is 3-3 in the series and the winner of this game will have the 'pride' of leading the series for the forthcoming year.

The weather is expected to be glorious and the club hope there will be a good turnout of players, umpires, scores, bar staff etc.

For further informaiton about the day please contact Adam Young.


Charity Cricket Match - Tuesday 15th August

Seaham Harbour CC are holding a charity cricket match on Tuesday 15th August in support of The Dickie Bird Foundation. The game will commence at 1.30pm but more detailed information will be available soon.

The days events will include two bouncy castles (one for under 5's), bowling speed machine, catching net, raffles, quiz and an opportunity to meet and talk to Dickie Bird M.B.E.

Please watch this space and the local press for further details.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Message for junior cricket players

There is an important message about cricket coaching for junior players on

Click on the above link to find out what it is

Friday, May 12, 2006

Cricket Clothing

Just a quick message to let everyone know that their order for cricket shirts will be arriving Saturday 20th May.

Would everyone please ensure they make payments for items ordered to John Blackford (Juniors), Adam Young (3rd Team), Tom Lumsdon (2nd Team) and Martin Gill (1st Team) if they have not already done so.

Thank you.

BBQ - Saturday 27th May, 7.00pm

Tickets are now on sale for the BBQ to be held at the Club on Saturday 27th May, 7.00pm (Tickets £6.00).

This event is for all members of the club, senior players, junior players and their parents. Tickets are available from Ray Armbrister, John Blackford, Martin Gill, Tom Lumsdon, Graeme Thorpe or Adam Young.

Should you wish to order tickets online please email - Tickets needed to be ordered on or before Saturday 13 May and payment for tickets should be made no later than Saturday 20 May.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Senior and Junior Practice

Details of practice sessions are available on

EDIT: There have been some recent changes to junior practice days/times so please check above link for details.

The above site also includes details about senior nets for all players.