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2010 Fixtures Announced

The 1st XI start their divison 2 campaign with a home game against Marchmont CC.  Pre-season friendlies this year will be against Carlton 2s, Loretto School 1st XI and Peebles CC.

The 2nd XI face a trip across the bridge first up where they will take on Falkland 3s.  Pre-season friendlies will be against Edinburgh South and Boroughmuir 2s.

The newly entered 3rd XI start their campaign a week early than the rest of the league with a long away day to face Largo 4s.  We are still awaiting Mr. Angry to arrage a pre-season game to get rid of some of the cobwebs!

Full 2010 fixtures for all 3 league teams can be found under the Season Tab on the website.

[Tuesday 02/03/2010]  (Back To Top)

2010 Positions Announced

The club is happy to announce the appointments of the 2010 team positions.

1st XI Captain: Kevin "Lasagne" Dilly

1st XI Vice Captain: Nikhil Bhatkar

2nd XI Captain: Eddie Gatner

2nd XI Vice Captain: Asim Ahmed

3rd XI Captain: Colin "Mr. Angry" Miller

Club Legend: James "The JQ/Mr. 50" Allen

[Saturday 14/11/2009]  (Back To Top)

Winter Nets Starting

As the winter starts to take ahold club members have decided enough time has been spent in the house and have decided it is time to start winter nets for the 2010 season!

Sessions will take place at Loretto School Sports Hall in Musselburgh on a Monday night between 7:30pm-9pm.

Pre-Christmas session will run from 23rd November until 14th December.  The dates after new year still to be confirmed but will most likely be 11th January.

The cost for each session is £2 (£1 for U-16).

If you are interested in playing for Musselburgh CC please contact us via the Contact Us tab and we will pass on details about the sessions.

[Saturday 14/11/2009]  (Back To Top)

New Pavillion Approved

This week the club received the fantastic news that all plans for the new pavillion have been approved.

As Lewisvale Park is an ancient monumented site, permission was required from Historic Scotland to undertake the works at the park.  This was formally received this week.

Funding for the build is being provided by East Lothian Council, who in turn received a £500000 grant from SportsScotland as part of 6 pavillion development/upgrade for the local area.

The plan is for the new pavillion to be open in the Spring/Summer of 2010 meaning the new facility will be in use for the 2010 season.  This will be very much appreciated by both club members and opposition teams.

Musselburgh Cricket Club would like to thank East Lothian Council, in particular Eamon John, for their support and efforts to get this project approved.

[Saturday 14/11/2009]  (Back To Top)

Musselburgh Win League Awards

A fine season has been capped off wonderfully with the news that the club has picked up 2 awards for the 2009 season.

Rene Collins, our big West Indian paceman, has won the bowling trophy for ESCA division 3, picking up the most wickets of all bowlers.  In his first season at the club Rene snared 27 victims, including a seasons best effort, 6-7 against local rivals, Preston Village CC.

The 1st XI has won the ESCA Fair Play Award for division 3.  The award is voted upon by the teams who make up each division.  To win the award is a fantastic honour and shows the club endeavour not only to win but to do so with good sportsmanship, both on & off the pitch.  The club is very happy to receive this award and thank our opponents for their votes.

Internally, the 2009 honours are as follows:

1st XI Batting Trophy - Mark Tucker

1st XI Bowling Trophy - Hemant Verma

1st XI Captain's Trophy - Hemant Verma

2nd XI Batting Trophy - Eddie Gatner

2nd XI Bowling Trophy - James "The Club Legend" Allen

2nd XI Captain's Trophy - Huw Martin orologi falsi italia svizzeri

Catching Trophy - Ashi Tufail (u16)

[Sunday 11/10/2009]  (Back To Top)

Both League Teams Promoted

2009 has turned out to be another successful season for Musselburgh Cricket Club.

Both the first and second XI gained promotion from their respective divisions and both, therefore, will move up one division each for the 2010 season.

The 1st XI secured promotion with a convincing win over local rivals, Preston Village CC, on the second last match day of the season while the 2nd XI won their final game of the season against Dunfermline Wanderers, to ensure promotion was theirs.

In 2010 the 1st XI will compete in ESCA Division 2 while the 2nd XI will now ply their trade in Division 5.

This year's results continue the recent trend of promotions for the club.  The 1st XI has now been promoted 5 out of the last 6 seasons and the 2nd XI 3 out of 4 seasons.

On a slight downside, Musselburgh CC lost the final of the President's Trophy Cup competition to Holy Cross.  But the club can be very happy with it's achievements just to get to the final, where the team knocked out three Division 1 teams along the way, including eventual 2009 ESCA division 1 winners, Fauldhouse CC.

The strength of the club now means discussions about entering a 3rd XI into the league for 2010 has begun.  In order for this to occur the club will need to embark on a recruitment drive over the winter.  Plans to target more Queen Margaret University students, Jewel & Esk College students and local East Lothian residents are being arranged.

Musselburgh CC will once again be holding indoor winter nets sessions at Loretto Sports Hall, in Musselburgh, for those with nothing to do in the cold and wet winter nights.

If you are interested to start playing again, have recently moved to the Musselburgh area, want a change of playing scenery or wish to take up the game of cricket  for the first time please contact the club via the Contact Us tab on the website and we will get back to you with details of the indoor sessions.

We are looking for players of all ages, sex & ability.

[Monday 07/09/2009]  (Back To Top)

Both teams on target

Musselburgh 1st XI has had couple of good wins against some very good teams which means that they are still on course for the promotion to division 2. They beat Drummond Trinity and another promotion contender West Lothian 2s. With only 3 league games left in the season, burgh would like to confirm the promotion before the last game of the season. Check out the division 3 table here:

Division 3 Table

2nd XI are also on track for the promotion to division 5. They beat Livingston 2s and Old Contemptibles. Check out the division 6 table here:

Division 6 Table

Club XI made it trhough to the Terry Newcombe trophy final after beating Scottish Widows in a close game. But lost by 12 in the final to Marchmont. Good effort guys. But they reached in the Presidents' Trophy final after beating Watsonians. Final is scheduled for 16th August against Holy Cross.

[Sunday 09/08/2009]  (Back To Top)

Good Position at Half Way Stage

The 2009 season has reached it's half way stage and both leagues teams sit in a very good position.  Both teams sit in 3rd place in their respective divisions and easily in striking distance of the top two teams.

The 1st XI are only 2% behind current league leaders, West Lothian II, although they can be satisfied knowing they have won the most games out of all in the division.

Both the batting & bowling areas are doing their job very well.  Hemant Verma & Rizwan Super Ullah have stiffled oppostion batsmen wonderfully while Bhatkar, the teenage brothers Tufail and Co continue to score runs at a healthy rate.  Recent highlight was Rodney Mehadevan score a fantastic 148. 

The 2nd XI are 1 game behind second placed Boroughmuir II.  They still have the top two teams to play again and after both of these games earlier in the season were washed out, the team is looking forward to getting these games on.

The 2s have seen some fantastic performances recently with the captain, Eddie Gatner, leading from the front.  A fantastic 144 not out was Eddie's highest score in cricket.  Huw Martin has achieved his highest score also, a 78 not out helping the 2s to a 4 run win against Penicuik III.  Coupled with Asim Ahmed's consistency, and occasional flair, Stephen Howarth's determination and Jonno's "it's all about partnerships" mentaility the 2nd XI go ino the second round of matches in a positive frame of mind and a great chance to obtain promotion.  Good luck.

Musselburgh CC has recently increased squad numbers to choose from with several new players joining the club during the season.   The club welcome Scott, Marco, Gavin & Rory (I hope that's everyone?!) to Musselburgh CC.  Along with start of season recruits the club is now in a strong position to develop and, hopefully, improve.

In Cup competitions, MCC has advanced to the semi-final of the Terrence Newcombe Cup and the quarter final of the President's Cup competition.  After defeating Fauldhouse & Drummond Trinity in earlier rounds Musselburgh is rewarded home a home game against Carlton for the Sunday based competition.

After an arson attack, plans for a replacement clubhouse & changing facility continue to move forward.  Plans have been drawn and planning permissions applied for.  The crucial element to the build being completed is the capital being available to complete the works.  The target is for the new facility to be in place for the start of the 2010 season.  The club hope to report back some positive news in the not too distant future.

So, overall, the summer has been good so far, everyone at the club is enjoying their cricket and we look forward to bringing some further good news towards the end of the 2009 season.

[Sunday 05/07/2009]  (Back To Top)


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