Welcome to the Seaxe Club

ABOUT SEAXE

Formed in 1968, the Seaxe Club supports Middlesex Cricket at all levels (see Support for Middlesex CCC).  The Seaxe Club raises money and awareness of cricket through membership subscriptions, a lottery scheme, a Box at Middlesex 1st team County Championship matches and a programme of social events for members. 

 

OUR COMMENTS ON THE ECB 100 BALL FORMAT FOR 2020

 

First of all may I thank all those who took the trouble to reply both by letter and email, to my question about the ECB's proposed new format for 2020. I also received a number of verbal comments whilst in the Seaxe Box, and those views are also included herein.

 

The general consensus is:

a) The ECB have not thought this through

b) The ECB has little interest in supporting County cricket

c) How are they going to fit this new tournament in to what is already a busy schedule and a short playing season?

d) The actual format of 100 balls is ludicrous

e) The ECB has lost touch with the games core supporters, leaving them disillusioned and fearful for the future of real cricket

f) It appears to be an unfortunate necessity in order to encourage a new young audience with short attention spans.

g) A number of members are now doubting the wisdom of continuing their membership of Middlesex CCC because they did not join MCCC to watch short form white ball cricket. They joined to watch County cricket which has now been elbowed to each end of the season, and receives very little promotion outside of the ground.

 

Before we jump to the conclusion that these are simply the views of the older cricketing follower, I should point out that some of these views were put forward by younger members. Who despite the ECB's assumption that the young don't like the longer format, see the importance of County cricket and thereby Test cricket, both of which they obviously enjoy. I am quoting verbatim below some of the comments from Tyler, one of our younger Middlesex and Seaxe members.

 

"The decision by the ECB to seriously consider, and possibly fund the new 100 ball competition is depressing news to the fans of the classic Test.

This last ditch move at attempting to reignite the passion for cricket in the UK is frankly a desperate vision to replicate the cricketing franchises of countries such as India.

And yet I, like many others, including much of the ECB, have started to believe that the drastic actions being considered might be necessary "to attract todays kids" "

He then goes on to say that the loss of cricket coverage on the BBC has had a detrimental effect on its popularity. He closes with - "This is why I believe that however drastic, the 100 ball game will most likely give cricket the boost in viewers it so dearly needs"

 

Once again my thanks to all who responded to the question.

Glen Birkwood

Editor Seaxe News

 


 

Fantasy League Table

PLAYER NAME

TEAM NAME

TOTAL

22/7

TOTAL

29/8

TOTAL

18/9

TOTAL

TOTAL

END OF SEASON

POSITION

F. BELSHAM

RAVENOR ROVERS

9341

11103

13905

15895 

3rd 

T. ALLEN

BATH BEES

9401

11033

13251

14633

7th

K. WOODRUFF

THE XXXX

7993

8955

10324

11375

16th

D. WILSON

MIDDLE IN EXILE

7605

9401

11603

13623

9th

D. REYNOLDS

OAK RANGERS

9273

10615

12114

12993

10th

R. HUNT

XI ALL OUT

7307

9190

11655

13624

8th

B. WHITE

RUISLIPSHIREN

10897 

13397 

16454 

18290 

1st 

T. LANGER

TIMMY’S TONKERS

9653 

11553 

14085 

15573

5th

N. STORER

GUSS RAIDERS

7207

8281

9843

11363

17th

M. STORER

NOZERO

9152

10560

12763

14822

6th

M. BROOKS

THE PILGRIMS

7187

8913

11612

12713

11th

V. DUTT

KEEP TRYING BATSMAN

9135

10075

11750

12686

12th

V. DUTT

THREE PLUS

5013

5934

7025

7751

20th

A. SIMONS

AGAINST THE GRAIN

11584 

13333 

16532

18191

2nd 

K. MEIN

THE ALIENS XI

5363

8977

11221

12644

13th

K. MEIN

I WAS GOOD ONCE XI

7491

8650

11163

11842

15th

K. MEIN

NEVER DROP AN ”AITCH” BOMB

8543

11377

13273

15783

4th

K.MEIN

THE “M” MEN

6477

8621

9553

10412

19th

H. NATHAN

DORSET SEAXE 

6673

7975

8751

10594

18th

B. PRINCE

BRENTFORD

8157

8961

11234

12120

14th

 


 

 

 

To commemorate its Golden Anniversary, the Seaxe Club will be backing the ECB All Stars Cricket initiative in Middlesex, specifically with an aim to financially support the project within inner City areas. There is no ECB funding for these, as the centres are outside the traditional club and coaching network. Money raised during 2018 will assist the Seaxe Club in helping to fund these centres and enable children from low income families to participate".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our latest lottery winners

PLease ensure you renew for lottery subscriptions to be in with a chance of winning.  The latest draw took place at the Seaxe Golden Anniversary event on 10th September.  Final draw of this year will be at the Christmas Lunch. 

Mark Parker £100
Grant Halstead £75
David Uttings £50
Tom Slack  £25

 

 

 

The Lottery is the bedrock of our funding and helps us support cricket at all levels in the County. For more details and to join click here

 

SEAXE RACE NIGHT

It is with great regret due to very poor support your committee has been forced to cancel the race night scheduled for Wednesday 24th October.

 

All those who had supported the event by either purchasing tickets, or purchasing trainers, owners etc. will receive a refund unless of course you wish to donate the money to the club.

  

 

Les Rowland

On behalf of the committee

 

 

 

 

NEXT SEAXE EVENT

First Winter Social

Sunday 18th. November 2018 Lunch

at  “The Crown” Brewer Street

(Five Minutes walk north of Piccadilly Circus Tube Station)

Drinks from mid - day

Lunch at your Leisure

Booking not essential but would be helpful Contact:  Steve Baldwin 07956 439807