Tag Archives: Gareth Townsend

2nd XI Draw at Old Emanuel

Saturday 6th July 2019
AJ Fordham Surrey Championship – 2nd XI competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 267 for 8 (55 overs)
Old Emanuel 2nd XI 223 for 8 (50 overs)
Match Drawn – ‘Winning Draw’ to Old Emanuel 2nd XI

Stoke’s 2nd XI were left to settle for a losing draw after posting a good total on a benign pitch at Blagdons. To have the opposition eight down after their fast start to the chase was a credit to their stickability. Read more

Gareth T and Sid in The Times

The Townsend brothers are doing great things at Stoke and getting good local media coverage; but, Dad and Sid appear to have upped the ante by recently getting a mention in The Times:

Townsend and Lahiri in The Times
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Alternatively the article is on line here : https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-surrey-talent-factory-is-rejuvenating-england-z5hmrwf8j

Well done to all!

Congrats to Gareth Townsend

Big congrats to Gareth Townsend as the Surrey CCC Academy was given a 100% mark in its annual ECB review.

Here are extracts from an article posted on the Surrey CCC web-site:

Conducted by former England Chairman of Selectors David Graveney, the review concluded that Academy Director Gareth Townsend “should be commended on running an Outstanding Academy programme, which delivers on its objectives of developing cricketers and people.”

13 of the current Surrey CCC squad of 23 players have graduated from the Surrey Academy over the last decade, including England white ball opener Jason Roy, recent Test debutant Zafar Ansari, vice-captain Rory Burns and Tom & Sam Curran, who have both spent the winter with the England Lions.

Click here for a video of Gareth reflecting on Ansari’s recent England call up. The video also mentions the growth in the women’s game, Nat getting a mention : https://youtu.be/UpCgZBo5w5U

On top of their success developing male cricketers, the Academy has also seen female cricketers such as England all-rounder and Surrey Stars captain Natalie Sciver and Surrey CCC Director of Women’s Cricket Ebony Rainford-Brent graduate from their tutelage to play International cricket.

The report graded the Academy on three main categories: ‘Leadership and Management’, ‘Quality of Coaching and Learning’ and ‘Player Progression and Outcome’, with each being judged to be outstanding.

In the summary of their findings, the ECB judges comment that “Surrey will continue to drive their own standards forward”, adding that they consider the Academy to have a clear and well managed pathway, a committed and passionate work force and good financial resourcing.

Click here for the full article, (https://www.kiaoval.com/surrey-academy-given-100-by-ecb/), and a follow up article : https://www.kiaoval.com/townsend-praises-academy-staff/

Other Links:
* http://www.stokecc.co.uk/tag/gareth-townsend/
* http://www.stokecc.co.uk/tag/jack-townsend/

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Article on Surrey CCC on CricInfo

An article, (lengthy but an excellent read), about Surrey CCC appeared this week on CricInfo.

A few people with connections to Stoke, (Gareth T, Jade Dernbach – who presented our colts’ awards a few years back; Arun Harinath – who visited the Stoke to watch our U19 T20 game hours after he made the first of his two tons at Guildford), are mentioned.

Click here : http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/938759/to-hell-and-back

Images from 2015 (2)

2015 was a breakthrough year for Jack Townsend; finishing the year as the second highest wicket-taker in the 2nd XI, and his overall contribution to the team saw him nominated by his fellow squad players as the recipient of the Australia Cup, the youngest ever to win the award.

Here he is pictured receiving the cup from The Chairman at the Awards Evening.

Awards Jack Townsend

In accordance with our ethos of developing younger players through senior cricket, Jack committed to the early season nets and friendly programmes and impressed; securing a place in the opening League matches. Performances such as 3 for 4 at Chertsey, and 3 for 36 at Alleyn, (both games won), put him in a position where he was hard to leave out of the side, and he was a model of consistency all year.

At one stage he topped the division for wickets taken until the series of ‘timed’ matches began where other bowlers in the League were able to go past him, in part due to being able to bowl unlimited overs as they were not capped by age.

When factoring in the age-group cricket; Under 19 T20 Blast and Trust League, (he joint topped the charts for wickets taken in our STL side as well), he contributed to the club at all levels; the best example of his commitment being one Sunday where he played an Under 15 match in the morning and jumped in the car straight after he was out to play a Trust League game in Croydon. (This was additional to the midweek games he played either side of that particular weekend!)

With the bat he helped save a game over at Sinjungrammarians in June, before going one better and steering us home to a one-wicket win against Kingstonian in August. He was always keen – and easy to manage – in the field.

Well done, Jack! Standards set. Now to kick on in 2016…

More Jack Links Here:

Not to be out-done Dad, (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/21567.html), also appeared in this article in The Cricket Paper recently:
Gareth Townsend in The Cricket Paper
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