Actonians Cricket Club

Actonians Cricket Club News pages

13 Jan 2018 : Junior Coaching - Sunday 14th January - CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances at St Benedict's School - the training session has been cancelled. If you have pre-booked please email to acknowledge that you have received this notification.


06 Jan 2018 : Free Womens Stage 1 Umpiring Course

Please find attached information about an upcoming Female Umpiring Course open to women in the Middlesex area (min. age 18).


FREE Womens Umpiring Course - Feb-March 2018.pdf


The course is a designed to be flexible with a mixture of distance learning and evenings of applied learning, alongside food and drinks with other cricket loving females! The course is bespoke and covers the most important aspects for women and girls cricket.


Upon course completion mentoring and employment opportunities are available.


Please register directly and copy me in so that we can co-ordinate our response





03 Jan 2018 : Senior Indoor Training at Lord's

Indoor training - we will be holding senior nets at Lord's during the winter.

The cost for one session is £8

Below are the dates and times for the sessions:-

Monday 15th January - 8-9pm

Thursday 25th January - 8-9pm

Wednesday 31st January - 8-9pm

Wednesday 7th February - 9-10pm

Thursday 15th February - 8-9pm

Thursday 22nd February - 8-9pm

Wednesday 28th February - 9-10pm

Friday 9th March - 9-10pm

Thursday 15th March - 9-10pm

Thursday 22nd March - 9-10pm

Thursday 29th March - 8-9pm

Please indicate your availability using the web link below:-

We will send out an email to confirm who is attending the week before each net. If you confirm yes and do not turn up you will still be required to pay.

31 Dec 2017 : Indoor League success

Any form of cricket that has Marcus Maben bowling and Asad Hussein getting a run out must be fun to watch.....the boys won their local league against Brunel University, Stanmore and London Macabi Vale and now await the next round in the Middlesex competition. This is a national competition with the final at Lord's.....Marcus Maben bowling at the home of cricket now that really will make the headlines!!!



27 Dec 2017 : Tesco "Bags of Help Grant Scheme"

Earlier this year, the Ladies' section were successful in our application to Tesco's 'Bags of Help Grant Scheme' which provides funding to support community based projects, from proceeds of the 5p bag charge. The funding will be used to support the Thursday night ladies' development training sessions (as this project fitted the funding criteria) and to buy any additional equipment required, thereby supporting the wider club too.  

What happens next?
Our project, titled '
Old Actonians Ladies CC; Outdoor Cricket Coaching', along with two other successful projects in the region, will be put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores between Monday 8th January and Wednesday 28th February 2018. 

What do I have to do?
Every time you shop in Tesco (up to any value) - please ask for a token and place it in our voting box.  I'm unsure of the layout in each store, but from my experience it is a small stand of clear plastic boxes, usually on the way out. Please ask a member of staff if you can't find it. Please note you do not have to purchase a carrier bag to get a token! 


Where can I vote?
The following stores will all have our project listed, so please support these stores as much as possible!
              Store:                                            Postcode:    Store Type:

2012    ACTON EXPRESS                       W3 9RH         Express
5780    ACTON METRO                         W3 7RR          Metro
5439    EALING BROADWAY METRO    W5 5JY           Metro
2579    GREENFORD METRO                UB6 8QY        Metro
2632    GREENFORD OLDFLD EXP        UB6 8PP         Express
2708    HAVEN GRN EALING EXP         W5 2PB          Express
2586    HOOVER BUILDING                  UB6 8DW      Superstore
2443    NORTHFIELDS ELING EXP         W13 9QR      Express
3312    NORTHOLT EXPRESS                UB5 5AU        Express
6836    SOUTHALL KING ST EXP           UB2 4DB       Express
5388    UXBRIDGE RD W EAL EXP         W13 8SB       Express


To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the tesco website here:


Why is it important? 
If we get the highest number of votes, we will receive £2000 which will be vital in supporting the club this year. 


These funding opportunities don't come round too often, so please get shopping, voting and spread the word to all your family and friends to do the same! Every little (vote) helps! And please let me know if you experience any difficulties casting your vote, and I will chase it up with the people at the scheme. 

Thank you for your support as always.

Katy O (Ladies' Treasurer)

23 Dec 2017 : Cricket Club AGM - 11.00am, 14th January 2018

The cricket club will be holding its AGM at 11.00am, Sunday 14th January 2018. The meeting will elect the officers for the coming year and appoint captains for the coming season.

Actonians AGM Agenda 2018.docx

08 Dec 2017 : Junior Indoor Training dates for 2018 announced
Sunday 14th January 3pm to 5pm
Saturday 20th January 3pm to 5pm
Saturday 27th January 3pm to 5pm

Venue: St Benedict’s School, Eaton Rise, Ealing W5 2ES (entrance in Marchwood Crescent)

The February, March and April dates will be confirmed as soon as possible.

To register please email Clifford Pile - 

23 Nov 2017 : Helpers Course - Sunday 28th January 2018

The Middlesex Colts Association, Central Area will be offering another helpers course this winter – it’s a great way of getting extra resources into our club to support our coaches with the work they undertake with our juniors.

The course is specifically designed to encourage more active participation from parents, older brothers and sisters etc. It is free of charge and requires no technical knowledge of the game. It is suitable for anyone who might not feel confident enough to undertake a formal coaching course/qualification.

Sunday 28th January 2018 at Brentside High School from 10.15am to 2.00pm.

Address: Brentside High School, Greenford Avenue, Hanwell, London, W7 1JJ

Ideally participants should bring along a cricket bat and be prepared for various cricketing activities so tracksuit/training clothes and indoor trainers would be advisable.

Please let me know if you are interested or have any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Clifford Pile

07999 929 834


We have 2 parents lined up to undertake their Level 2 course this winter and 3 parents who are going along to the Coach Support Worker

19 Apr 2017 : Membership and Subs for 2017


All members must be fully paid up by 31st May of each season. All players must be registered with the Middlesex Championship.


Annual subscription

Adults - £170.00* (includes Actonians Sports Club Social membership, £5.00 credit on your membership card to be used at the bar, Cricket Club membership, clothing – one of the following:- shirt or training top or cap or £20 cash back on GN clothing purchased on line via club website – purchase made between 1st May and 31st May 2017)

FT Students - £85.00* (includes Actonians Sports Club Social membership, £5.00 credit on your membership card to be used at the bar , Cricket Club membership, clothing - one of the following:- shirt or training top or cap or £20 cash back on GN clothing purchased on line via club website – purchase made between 1st May and 31st May 2017)

Colts – please see John Walker

Ladies – please see Carlene, Maz or Katy

*Existing members who do not renew by 31st May will need to pay an additional £20.00.

*New members have an additional £20.00 joining fee which will also include a club shirt or training top or cap.

Annual Subscription Payment Methods:-

1.      Cheques - payable to Old Actonians Cricket Club

2.      Hand your cash/cheque in to one of the following: - Sandip Patel, a team captain or Ernie Charles

3.      Bank Transfer: Bank Name - Barclays; Account Name - OAACC; Account Number – 93949680; Sort Code - 206790

Match fees

All match fees must be paid for on the day of the game.

1st XI £15.00 for adults; £10.00 for students/colts

2nd XI £12.00 for adults; £8.00 for students/colts

3rd & 4th XI £8.00 for adults; £6.00 for students/colts

Development League XI £12.00 for adults; £6.00 for students/colts

Ladies - please speak to Carlene, Maz or Katy

Membership Cards

All members will receive Actonians club membership cards which will entitle them to 10% off bar prices (Cards need to be pre-charged) plus access to other club facilities including multi gym and tennis courts (courts need to be booked in advance; preference will be given to tennis section members).

Where do your membership and match fees go?

The cricket club cannot survive without your annual membership which it uses, along with match fees to pay for such things as: - your annual social membership – so you can use the club 365 days of the year; Pitch hire for all home games including Boddington Gardens; League fees; match balls; umpire fees; cricket teas; facility improvements; jugs (drinks) for after the game.

04 Jul 2015 : Club Clothing now online
You can now order club match wear and leisurewear online. We have set up a facility with Gray Nicholls where we can order direct with them - this will speed up the ordering process considerably.

The link is on the right hand side of the screen at the top of the sponsors menu - it's the Old Actonians logo - just click on that and it will take you to the website.

The new club caps (included in your 2015 adult male subs) and the white training tops will still need to be ordered via Clifford - we are holding a small stock of both. We also have a small stock of cricket shirts (short sleeve) if they are of interest.