The 2013 Inter Corps Twenty20 Festival for the Surridge Trophy will take place 08 - 10 May. The pool games for Day 1 will take place, this year, at the Sharp Ground, Larkhill as Deepcut is not available. All subsequent matches, on Days 2 and 3, will be played at ACA Aldershot.
The Admin letter and squad selection are attached to this posting. Members and players are reminded that they must log-in to view and download the documentation. Players are requested to confirm availability to the Secretary as soon as possible.
The opening 2013 Power Cup game is on Wednesday, 17 April at Larkhill.
Apologies for the late notice, however, Trials last week, Easter leave and a CDT have precluded an earlier notice although most players should already be aware. Thank you for your forbearance
The Club is still on the look-out for new players. We are the best side in the Army but are missing some of our senior players this season and need to regroup quickly; so please charge your cricket officers with uncovering some fresh talent and getting in touch!
Your attention is drawn to the Army Sport Travel DIN which is attached. It covers all transport issues (from the Rep Sport Travel Budget – not Units) and also includes use of personal vehicles, fuelling and JPA claims meaning any transport issues should be overcome, even at late notice.
The admin letter and a copy of the travel DIN are attached to this entry and may be viewed or downloaded by first logging into the site.
If you are a Retired Gunner, come back and play in the friendly fixtures Tim has arranged for the 2013 season. You can get in touch through this website, on the Facebook page or just give one of us a ring. There are several more this year than we have had for some time - hopefully the Gods will give us suitable conditions. While accommodation at Larkhill is still not easy, it is by no means impossible so please don't let that stop you if you are available but have distance to travel.
The Archives have been updated to include match summaries for 1899, 1900, 1901, 1943, 1976 and 2007-2012 Additional details have been added and corrections made to other years.
Most of the maintenance has been successfully completed. However, until further notice, new account creation will continue as an Admin staff action. Additionally, the Contacts page remains suspended. Further information will be available, shortly. RACC apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Site maintenance activities will be on-going over this weekend. Certain functionality, including Contact Forms, will be inoperative during this time. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
This website has suffered sustained attack by hackers and spammers. Consequently new member account applications can, for the present, only be processed by admin staff. This process will continue until additional security features are in place.
The new season is about to commence and preparations are underway at Larkhill. Pre-season trials and training will be held on Tuesday, 09 April, at The Sharp Ground, from 09:30 and the AGM will be held at Newcome Hall, commencing 10:00.
The aim of the AGM and Training Day is prepare for the coming season and identify new players for the Gunner and Gunner Development Teams. This will build upon the success of the past two seasons, which have seen the RACC crowned Army Inter-Corps Champions, and provide the opportunity for new players to showcase their skills and claim their place in the Squads for 2013.
Full documentation is attached in the Admin Letter and its Annexes. Members are reminded that they need to login to view and download this information.
The 2013 Fixtures List is now published. A full season of cricket now awaits.
In a remarkable match at ACA Aldershot, the RACC played REME in the final of The POWER Cup, the Army's Inter Corps, 50 over competition. Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Gunners scored 8-246 in an innings that was not without incident. With only 4 runs needed to score a century in his final game for the Club, Marinus Heyns and fellow batsman, Warner, collided as they crossed, going for a second run. Heyns failed to make his ground and off came the bails in a tragic and bizarre end to his innings.
In reply, the REME batsmen suffered a total collapse. It took only 20 overs to achieve the annihilation of their innings. 65 all out, with opening bowler, Steve Booth creating most of the carnage with 4 wickets.
An astonishingly successful and convincing defence of the title by Jimmy Cotterill's team which was not at full strength.
The Surridge Trophy Final was won by REME who managed to hold Royal Signals by a mere 5 runs. In the Surridge Plate Final, an even tighter margin of 3 runs separated the winners, Royal Engineers from the Royal Artillery in what was the most thrilling and closely contested match of the tournament.
Congratulations to be REME and the Sappers on winning and our thanks to the Army Cricket Association, the Officials and Colonel Peter Sharland for staging an outstanding tournament over the past 3 days.