Chelmsford Cricket Club - Jack Petchey

Jack Petchey Introduction:

Chelmsford Cricket Club is proud to announce an exciting opportunity offered to the Club by the Jack Petchey Foundation; an Essex based Charity that provides funding to organisations with young members aged between 11 and 25.

The Foundation has accepted the Club into its Silver Achievement Award Scheme. This means that there will be 6 awards to nominated winners in a year with each award amounting to £200. However, before you get the wrong idea this award is to be spent on the Club rather than the winner.

With this Achievement Award Scheme, it is the young members who vote and tell us who they think should be a winner. This does not have to be just for outstanding performances on the field but could be for a member who does good work off it.

In addition to nominating the winner, it is the members who decide how the cash award will be spent. There are guidelines to how the award can be spent and I attach further information regarding this.

For your information, the Foundations website is which gives further advice and guidance on the Scheme.

This is an exciting opportunity offered to the Club which will be of great assistance in these cash strapped times. The support from Jack Petchey will help the Club in its day to day running and we welcome all members support.

Bernice McGowan is the Coordinator for this Scheme and she will welcome any questions and hopefully, nominations. Nominations can also be placed into the box in the clubhouse. 

Jack Petchey Winners:

Miles Clark


Miles receiving the first Jack Petchey Award from Jenny Pacey (aka Gladiators’ Enigma) and Eddie Lawrence                           

Eddie Lawrence, Chairman of Chelmsford Cricket Club, was delighted to make the first Jack Petchey Foundation Scheme Award to Miles Clark on 3 May 2013. This was followed by a presentation at a ‘sell out’ celebration event at the Chelmsford Civic Theatre where Miles received a winner’s medal from the Gladiators star, Enigma.

Miles was nominated for his enthusiasm, commitment and support for the colts section over the past two seasons. Miles supported all of the junior age groups during the winter indoor training sessions and actively volunteers with the Friday evening coaching during the summer season.  Miles generously gives his time to help younger colts whilst balancing his own sixth form commitments studying ‘A’ levels.

Miles has chosen to use the £200 that comes with the award to fund a level 1 coaching course for Bradley Green. This will benefit other colts that Bradley helps and supports during training sessions.


Craig Thompson

Craig was a clear winner of the second Jack Petchey Foundation Scheme Award from all the nominations received.

Last year, Craig volunteered to manage the U15 colts team and has continued to manage them for this season. At the age of 23, Craig is one of the youngest coach/managers in the club and sets an example of commitment and dedication to older, more established club members! Craig’s selfless commitment to the U15s has resulted in his side being crowned County Champions in 2012.

In addition to his hard work with the juniors, Craig has worked hard at his own game and is a regular performer in the Club’s Saturday 2nd XI.

Craig has chosen to use the £200 that comes with the award to fund a level 1 coaching course for Stephen Drain. This will benefit other colts that Stephen helps and supports during training sessions.