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2017 Overseas Player
Isham CC are pleased to announce the signing of Australian Ben Atkinson as our overseas player for 2017.
Ben is a tall opening bowler, hard-hitting lower order batsman and fine slip fielder who will undoubtedly be a big asset to the club.
The 22-year-old plays for the same Tee Tree Gully District Cricket Club as self-confessed Isham legend Adam Somerfield and comes highly recommended.
Through Adam we hope to get a line of 'Bulls' players coming to play for Isham over the coming years with the opportunity also there for our young players to make the return trip.
We look forward to welcoming Ben to Orlingbury Road this summer.
2017 Season Fixtures Released
Isham begin their 2017 Northamptonshire Cricket League campaign with a visit to Weekley & Warkton. The Division One season starts on the April 22 and is followed up the week after with a home game against Wellingborough Town.
The seconds are also under way on the opening weekend when they host East Haddon 2nd but then have a week off before resuming on May 6 against Irthlingborough 2nd - again at home.
The Zingari start by going to Barton Seagrave 2nd on the first weekend before entertaining Rushden & Dean Academy the week after.
Meanwhile, the Sunday side have been drawn against Werrington in the first round of the Rutland League's John Wilcox Trophy. The match will be played on May 14.
To see all 2017 fixtures for any of our sides use the tab on the left of the page to got to playcricket. From here you need to select 2017 season and filter which team you want to view.
Future of Orlingbury Road needs your support
The recent AGM included an update on the lease discussions that have been ongoing for almost three years with our Landlord, the Isham Playing Fields Association (IPFA), which is now a sub-committee of the Isham Parish Council (IPC).
Despite an independent market valuation carried out by the IPFA/IPC’s appointed chartered surveyors stating that the annual rent should increase by 11%, from £464pa to £515pa our landlords are demanding an increase of 124%, to £1,040 totalling an extra £13,125 plus inflation payable over the life-time of the 25 year lease which puts the club into an almost untenable position.
Unfortunately, ICC cannot pay over market rates for anything and in an increasingly difficult economic environment the club's resources cannot stretch to such an extent.
Members and supporters attended the AGM to participate in the difficult decision-making the club now faces regarding its venue options. Also, members and supporters are encouraged to lobby their support for remaining in situ with our landlord firstname.lastname@example.org who the ICC committee believes is acting in a manner that seriously threatens the club's continued existence.
There are 2 significant matters to take into account:-
1. ICC charges to users -
The IPFA/IPC recommendation to ICC is to simply charge the users more.
This is unacceptable for ICC, which is proud to serve the community on a non-profit
For example, ICC does not want to risk putting Isham Playgroup out of business.
2. ICC maintenance of site at no cost to the community -
Since 1979 ICC has paid all upkeep costs of the Orlingbury Road site.
The IPC pays for 100% of the grass-cutting costs at the Glebe Field site in Isham.
Whereas, the IPC pays 0% of the grass-cutting costs at the Orlingbury Road site despite both sites
being open to the public.
The rent that ICC pays to IPFA/IPC funds the Glebe Field site.
Perversely, IPFA/IPC want to charge ICC rent for the field and keep it available to all whilst ICC incurs thousands of pounds maintaining it.
Passing of Club Life Vice-President
The club are sad to inform our members of the death of Philip Henson.
Philip was a life vice-president, our first main sponsor and long-time supporter of Isham and he will be sadly missed at Orlingbury Road.We send our condolences to his family.
There will be a thanksgiving service in Philip's memory at Maidwell Church on Wednesday, December 21st at 1pm.
2016 A.G.M. Update
The recent annual meeting saw Bill Chudley hand over the reins as chairman after 14 years in the position. The club owes a huge amount to Bill - and his wife Sarah - for the immense contribution they have made over that period. His dedication to the cause has ensured Isham is in a healthy position thanks to the endless work he has put in.
Bill will continue to serve on the committee and will now be followed as chairman by Jim Lyon. We all thank Bill and Sarah for their work over many years.
Another change sees Elliott Forde take over as first-team captain. He replaces George Chudley - who stepped down at the end of last season - and will be supported by Olly Brown as vice-captain.Ben Reid will continue as second-team skipper while Kishor Parmar will be a non-playing captain of the Zingari side. Tom Bendall has been named as captain of the Sunday XI.
The remaining positions on committee all remain the same although the role of cricket chairman is still to be filled.
Bill Chudley steps down as Isham Cricket Club Chairman after 14 successful years.
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