Posts By: Russell Jones

Fordhouses CC gripped by pantomime fever

Fordhouses pantomime

This week has seen Fordhouses locals gripped with pantomime fever. 12 months ago the annual pantomime at FCC had to be cancelled due to lack of demand. No such repeat this year as hundreds of hopefuls visited the club on Friday to secure a ticket for the hottest event of the year. The initial 120…
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On the Square with Phil Parkes

Phil Parkes

One of our most popular and loyal members is the focus of this week’s ‘on the square with’ feature. Phil Parkes, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday has lead a remarkable life as a professional football club goalkeeper with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Although Phil was born in West Bromwich, he opted straight from school to join…
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Zimbabwe test debut for TC


Everyone at the club will be delighted to hear that club pro, Tendai Chisoro made his international test debut for Zimbabwe last week against the West Indies. The match ended in a draw with TC finishing the match with very impressive bowling figures. From his 41 overs, TC finished with 3 wickets for 113 runs,…
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A full round up of the 2017 Adult Cricket Awards

Roy Salter Shield

Following our Junior Awards, we welcomed our senior teams to the stage. There were some fantastic performances all round, kicked off by this years centurions. 2017 centurions are: Jainesh Patel 129, Danny Williams 125, Niall Copper 107, Jinda Cheema 106, Mike Ballamy 100, Alex Christie 126, Jem Stack 100   We also had some outstanding…
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A full round up of the 2017 Junior Cricket Awards

Adults awards FCC

Welcome to the 2017 Junior Cricket Awards! It was fantastic to see so many young players and their families at the club on Friday evening. We’d like to extend our congratulations to all of our players for a fantastic season. We’d also like to thank the many volunteers who give up their time to support…
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2017 Cricket Season Review

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First XI – by Chris Guest After last season’s promotion we were confident of challenging again in Division 2 for back to back promotions. New signings Powles, Shah, Stack and the returning Chisoro looked to add depth and challenge to current 1st team players. A strong start to the season with wins vs Penkridge, Wombourne,…
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On the Square with Shaun Guest

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Next up in the ‘On the Square with’ feature, is former 1st XI captain, Shaun Guest. Alongside ‘Brewer’ and ‘Threlfall’, the surname ‘Guest’ is synonymous with Fordhouses CC. If you head up to the Brewer Room, you’ll see Shaun’s name on the 1st XI club captain boards 7 times between 1986 and 1995. His son,…
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On the Square with Dave ‘Rambo’ Ramsbottom

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Next up in ‘On the Square with’, is former 2nd XI captain, Dave ‘Rambo’ Ramsbottom. Rambo is another familiar face around the club, having been a member for 35 years. Those of us fortunate enough to have played cricket under Rambo will be familiar with his aggressive batting style and passionate captaincy. To many of…
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A Summary of President’s Day 2017

Fordhouses CC cake

What a fantastic President’s Day and fitting tribute to 90 years of Fordhouses Cricket Club. A lovely day of wall-to-wall sunshine was kicked off by our youngsters who competed for the junior tournament. It was very exciting to see so many talented kids playing the game with such grace and such big smiles. The eventual…
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President’s Day on Sunday 9 July

President's Day

President’s Day, the biggest day in the club’s calendar, is nearly upon us!   Come down to the club on Sunday 9 July to see friends old and new and join in with a selection of fun packed activities, buy a ticket or two in the raffle or treat yourself at the cake stall. The…
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