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Old Owens Junior Cricket 2019


In 2019 we are starting to build our junior section, taking children as young as four, we will be running coaching every single Monday night from the start of May!

The Mini O’s will run from 5.30-6.15 pm this will be a fun high impact introduction to cricket. (4-6 year olds)

The Young O’s will run from 5.30-6.30 pm and this will be working on the basics of batting, bowling and fielding and an introduction to playing some fun softball matches at the end of the lessons (6-8 year olds).

The Middle O’s will run from 6.15-7.45 pm for the 9-11 age group where we will be working on match play, batting and bowling and fielding with it leading to playing both soft and hard ball matches dependent on the child’s confidence.

The Giant O’s (Aged 12-15) will run from 6:30-8 pm and this will be a combination of both Nets Game Scenarios, Batting Bowling and Fielding Drills and wicket keeping drills for would be keepers. With ‘Hard Ball’ matches against teams in the area also played during this time when available.

All sessions will be run by our dedicated team of Level 2 coaches assisted by Level 1 “Parent” Coaches.

We will be building sessions up so that we are ready to play in the junior leagues in the season of 2020, but for 2019 there will be plenty of opportunities to play friendly cricket against many teams within the local area.

Junior Contacts: 

Fiona Lane

Debbie Palmer


The Cricket Club is pleased to welcome our new Development Officer Jim Clarke who will be administering the Junior Section. Please see his Newsletters listed below:

The Only Way is Essex (TOWIO) Newsletter Issue 1
The Only Way is Essex (TOWIO) Newsletter Issue 2
The Only Way is Essex (TOWIO)’ Newsletter Issue 3


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Old Owens Cricket Club Winter Nets 2019




Starts Thursday 31st January 2019
from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm

New members are most welcome and for further information please contact Bradley Lane (1st Team Captain) on 07738 005332.

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Edward “Ted” Cook Deceased

EJCookIt is with deep regret and sadness we announce the death of  Old Owenian (1953-60) and Old Owens Cricket Club stalwart Edward James “Ted” Cook.

Ted passed away on Monday 25th December 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Those who knew him will not be surprised to learn that he never let it get him down, and fought tooth and nail to retain his faculties and dignity until the very end. Those in the care home where he died remember him as a kind, generous and funny man, who rarely complained. Doubtless countless others will agree.

Ted left Owen’s in 1960, joining the North Thames Gas Board, and worked all his life in gas engineering, finally retiring in 2007. After leaving school, Ted was for many years involved with the Old Owen’s 2nd XI cricket team, and was team secretary for a prolonged spell (always of course ensuring the team bag was up to scratch). He was primarily an off-spin bowler, though general consensus was that this was not the case. Wicketkeeper Dennis Elston for one, suggested he had “never turned a ball”. Add to this an unparalleled prowess as a no. 10 or 11 batsman (6 and out being the usual story) and Sam Kershen regularly instructing him to “stop dancing about at the wicket”, you have all the ingredients for a long-serving stalwart of the team. His wife Sue spent some years as scorer and often organised the teas. Post-match, Ted frequently joined other members of the team in a game or two of poker and of course, the obligatory beverages.

During Ted’s time, regular players included Sam Kershen, Roger McHugh, Ian Dowty, Ken Rowswell, Roy Vandermeer, Bo Shepherd and Keith Freeman.

He leaves his wife Sue, son George, daughter-in-law Felicity and grandchildren Tobias and Elizabeth.

A memorial service will be held at Worcester Crematorium at 12.15pm on Friday 18th January. Please raise a glass for Ted on that date, preferably of whisky, though he wouldn’t be too picky!

Donations, if desired, can be made by cheque and sent to E.J. Gumery and Son, 68-70 Ombersley Rd, Worcester, WR3 7EU, or can be made directly to: Thames Valley Air Ambulance or the Salvation Army.

Old Owens Association and Old Owens Cricket Club sends sincere condolences to all the family for their sad loss. 

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Old Owens Cricket Club Dinner – 23rd November 2018

Old Owens Cricket Club Annual Dinner 
Presentation of Trophies

Friday 23rd November 2018 
7.00 pm for 7.30 pm

(Cost £30 per person)

If interested please reply to Richard Baker asap at with a list of numbers, menu choice and where you would prefer to be seated (Tables 8-10 persons).

Payments can be made by cheque payable to Old Owens Cricket Club and sent to Richard Baker
at 87A Bushey Grove Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 2GJ
(or payment on the night)

Also on the night will be raffle prizes (so can all members bring something for the raffle, if possible) and if anyone has anything for an auction please bring along!


1. Homemade Minestrone Soup (V)
(Served with Fresh Crusty Bread)

2. Pate served with Chutney and Granary Toast

3. Avocado Tomato and Mozzarella in a Basil Dressing

4. Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail


1.Traditional Roast Turkey
(Served with a Sage Stuffing, Roasted Potatoes and Pigs in Blankets)

2. Beef Stroganoff

3. Mediterranean Sea Bass with Bell Pepper Medley

4. Vegetarian Lasagne (V)

(All Main Courses are served with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, New or Roast potatoes)


1. Traditional Christmas Pudding
(Served with Brandy Sauce)

2. Billionaires Shortbread Cheesecake
(Served with Cream)

3. Apple Pie
(Served with Custard)

4. Fresh Fruit Salad


Filtered Coffee and Mince Pies

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Keith Freeman Deceased

Keith FreemanIt is with deep regret and sadness we announce the death of Old Owens Association member, Old Owenian (1960-66) and Old Owens Cricket Club legend & stalwart Keith Freeman who passed away in Barnet Hospital on Saturday 20th October 2018 after a bout of illness.

Keith captained the 1st XI from 1980-1990 and was an opening bowler who took many wickets with his ‘slingy’ action especially on bouncy wickets. He was also an aggresive batsman batting from any number between 1-5 whose favourite shot was the cover drive. His favourite fielding position was in the Slips where he made catches look easy.

During his time with the Cricket Club, Keith held many other roles i.e. Club Captain, Secretary, Treasurer &  Vice President.

Keith was a jovial character, very witty, generous, a good raconteur & quite easy going unless you upset him. His favourite drink at the Bar was a ‘Double Gin & Tonic’.

After his playing days finished Keith was an avid supporter of the Cricket Club and would come every week when available and watch all the Owens teams playing at Coopers Lane.

Keith will be missed by everyone at the Cricket Club & condolences go out to his wife Nobuko, children Lisa & Neil, grandchildren & other family members.

The Funeral details are as follows:

The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday 1st November 2018 at 3.30 pm at Islington Crematorium Chapel, 278 High Rd, East Finchley, London N2 9AG 

followed by a Wake at ‘The Kinks RoomThe Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, N2 9HR.

For Memorial Contributions to the British Heart Foundation in memory of Keith visit 

RIP Keith

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Old Owens C.C. Fixtures – Season 2018 Finished

Old Owen’s Cricket Club Saracens Herts League games (All games for season 2018 has now finished):

Old Owens 1st XI v. Knebworth 1st XI (Home –  start 12.30 pm).

Knebworth won the toss and chose to field first.
Old Owens scored 136 all out (42.4 overs) – (C.Whitworth 68). 
Knebworth replied with 137-8 (34.1 overs) – (A.Sutton 3-25, B.Lane 3-34). 

Old Owens 1st XI lost by 2 wkts (10 pts) – Old Owens 1st XI finished 1st in the League with 476 pts and were crowned as **CHAMPIONS** and are promoted to the Championship for next season (Well done boys!!!).  

The Final Table for the 1st XI is P18 W14 D0 T0 L3 NR1 Bat16 Bwl25 (Position 1st)

1st XI Team v Knebworth Park 1st XI (1st September 2018)
Old Owens 1st XI v Knebworth Park Ist XI





Old Owens 2nd XI v. Knebworth Park 2nd XI (Away – start 12.30 pm).

Old Owens won the toss and chose to bat first.
Old Owens scored 149 all out (49 overs) – (O.Gaeton 43, L.Hollett 35). 
Knebworth replied with 150-4 (30.4 overs) – (R.Thiruchelvam 3-42).

Old Owens 2nd XI lost by 6 wkts (17 pts) – Old Owens 2nd XI finished 7th in the League with 341 pts.

The Final Table for the 2nd XI is P18 W7 D0 T1 L9 NR1 Bat34 Bwl62 (Position 7th)

Old Owens 3rd XI v. Knebworth Park 3rd XI (Home – start 12.30 pm).

Old Owens won the toss and chose to field first.
Knebworth scored 76 all out (35.3 overs). 
Old Owens replied with 80-5 (23.2 overs).

Old Owens 3rd XI won by 5 wkts (30 pts) – Old Owens 3rd XI finished 2nd in the League with an average of 25.0714 pts (Total 351 pts after 14 matches) and are ** PROMOTED** as Runners Up to Division 10B.

The Final Table for the 3rd XI is P14 W10 D0 T0 L3 NR1 Bat15 Bwl21 (Position 2nd)

3rd XI Team v Knebworth Park 3rd XI (1st September 2018)

Old Owens 3rd team v Knebworth Park III


To see all the results, fixtures and tables click  

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Ken Southgate Deceased

It is with deep regret and sadness we announce the passing of Ken Southgate on 2nd July 2018.

Ken was a stalwart of Old Owens Cricket Club playing for the 1st XI and then captaining the 2nd XI for a number of years and was a very capable swing bowler who took many wickets for the Club . 

The Old Owens Association would like to send sincere condolences to Jodie, Jamie, David and the rest of the family for their sad loss. 

The family would like to invite everyone who knew Ken to give him a well deserved send off and to celebrate the life of a’lovely’ man (The family have also asked that attendees to the Funeral should wear Casual or Smart Dress but preferably not Black).

The details are as follows:

Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday 31st July 2018 at 11 am (
please ensure that you arrive at least 15 mins before the service)

at Woodland Hall, Green Acres Epping Forest, Kiln Road, North Weald, Epping, Essex, CM16 6AD ( 

to be followed by the Wake Reception at Welwyn Garden City Cricket Club, 288 Knightsfield, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7NQ from 1.30 pm onwards.

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Tony Lane Deceased

It is with deep regret and sadness we announce the passing of Tony Lane on 28th May 2018.

Tony is the father of Tim Lane (Chairman of the Old Owens Association) and his siblings Danny and Sarah.

Tony would often be seen at the Old Owens Sports Ground over many years watching the Cricket, especially when both his sons Tim and Danny was playing together for Old Owens 1st XI and he would entertain everyone with his charm, wit & knowledge of the game. He also umpired many matches at Old Owens. 

The Old Owens Association would like to send sincere condolences to Tim, Danny, Sarah and the rest of the family for their sad loss. 

The family would like to invite everyone who knew Tony to give him a well deserved send off and to celebrate the life of a’lovely’ man.

The details are as follows:

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday 7th June 2018 at 3pm
at St. Thomas a Becket Church, Vineyards Road, Northaw, Herts. EN6 4NW

to be followed by the Wake at Old Owens Sports Ground, Coopers Lane, Potters Bar, Northaw, EN6 4NF.